TOKiMONSTA - Almost Free

Brainfeeder's own TOKiMONSTA posted this free track on her blog last night. Just in time to remind you of her Cosmic Intoxication EP out now on RAMP Recordings.

The story for the track goes like this:

I get home after an awesome night at Low End Theory, then I see my rhodes still hanging in the living room because the 300 lb beast requires more than what is within my own abilities to carry up a flight of stairs to my studio. I felt the urge to make an all rhodes song, so I pseudo jammed on the rhodes and recorded directly into the mobile audio interface I use for my live performances. I didn’t even grab a proper mic to record the percussion–I recorded directly from the shitteous mic on my mac. In which, the percussion consists of me banging and tapping the top of the rhodes body, my car keys, and my snaps. The overall process was just me recording and looping bits into Ableton, then recording more layers, etc. So in total: 1 rhodes (for music and percussion), a pair of car keys, 1 mobile audio interface, 1 mac, 1 drunk girl. So yea, just layers and no edits, but minor EQing to cancel out the hiss from the unbalanced cables I was using. See? Doesn’t take much to make a song.

Feel free to download this tune, if you're a producer or a vocalist play around with it and send it back to TOKiMONSTA.

Published on April 16, 2010

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