Sometimes all you need is a grooving bass line and everything falls into place. There's just something about the constant motion, the repetition, the familiarity of tracks like this that just make them easy to write to.
You should know in advance that this is not the typical soft piano instrumental that often appears on the list - no - this week we're going for psychedelic rock from Japan - and yes - the intro and the out are pretty noisy and interesting and might be a little disconcerting to a few of you - but - trust me - stick this on repeat a few times and it's like opening a fire hydrant.
I love tracks that sneak up on me - that have me in a flow and then gradually increase the energy level - I feel myself typing faster and ideas slotting into place - while the gnarly ass guitar solo at the end of the track is gently faded out - half of me wishes they would bring it back in louder and just let me go with it - of course - if you have the track on repeat you're rewarded with the opening cacophonous cymbal / guitar smash / bass pumping one note introduction that lasts almost a full minute before you're back into the groove again - fortunately you have a good 7+ minutes of it so - you can def get that next idea out.
And while the track has lyrics and the singers definitely singing - I can't make out what he's saying - I'm guessing it's in Japanese which is perfect for my purposes as I don't want words in my ears when I'm writing - at least - not words that I can understand.
Like last week's outstanding track submission from Elskavon, this was another track I knew I would like before I heard it. That's because it was curated by Shannon from A Song A Day - if you're a music fan I highly recommend you check them out and subscribe - the selections are top notch and they're a great org to support!
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.