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The ghost in the machine

from FAWM 2022 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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This song was inspired by @quru's "Konsepti" (fawm.org/songs/126593/). I wanted to extract the sounds that already exist inside musical equipment. What's inside of them?

For this song I created a feedback loop in my mixer, by simply plugging the right output into the main input. The left output then goes to a spring reverb.

There's also physical feedback: the sound is fed to a speaker which sits on top of the spring reverb, introducing more noise and feedback into the system.

I also had a coil input connected to one of the power supplies. This was a nice way to introduce more hum into the arrangement.

Once I had everything setup I recorded a live set, playing with the different knobs. I loaded the recording into my DAW, added some compression (the noise levels would suddenly jump when the feedback engaged!), EQ to remove some high end noise, and more reverb.




from FAWM 2022, track released February 3, 2022
Photo by z yu on Unsplash




The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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