Before and after shot! Same corner, Same two guys,
15 years later! Had a blast today with my great friend and ‘brother-in-rhythm’ Simon Edward infinitybass.com
In the year 2000, Stuart Martin Studrums.com and I found ourselves in the corner of a rehearsal space at our local church. We were rehearsing songs for the ‘THEOS’ millennium celebration. We also played on a track last year called “Merry Go Crazy”, which we constructed by recording on our own, then uploading and downloading files via the Internet. This time it was much easier working on an idea in the same space, and to see it take shape on the video afterwards was a real eye opener!
It’s almost exactly the same, but a different corner. Today, the same two musicians, with no less heart or soul than all those years’ ago. It was good to be playing in the same space again. The time and place were not that important. Three hours went by in what seemed like 5 minutes. Some things never change.
We didn’t plan to cover old ground. I wanted to see what would happen when we played. What can you do with just Drums and a Bass guitar? Not very much, you would think.
I have been writing some music for a new song I plan to record, but as yet untitled. It’s based (no pun intended) on a riff I often play on the open strings; ‘E’, ‘A’, ‘D’ and ‘G’ when tuning. Stuart was practicing something he had been working on during his studies at BIMM called “4 way co-ordination’, and when we played the riff and drum pattern together, it sounded like something we could work on.
Stuart managed to capture a recording of the 2nd time we played it through on his tablet. This is what we call, “Old school Drum and Bass” in about three minutes, and we hope you enjoy it: –
Simon Edward | InfinityBass.com 2015 | First published: April 26th