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Recording Info Sheet:

Last Chance Album Cover


Title: Last Chance Deconstruction Blues

Style/Series: Longform - Hardcore Studies

Format: EPS (Extended Play Single)

Recording Date: 2015

Release Date: Various

Track Notes (Bandcamp):

LATE NIGHTS IN THE LAB:
These were experimental recordings. For generating ideas. Not for release. After rent increases abruptly ended the Lab, I decided some of the exploratory tracks were interesting enough to share. For full effect, TURN IT UP. Don't forget to turn it back down.

EPS NOTES:
The title says it all. Last chance to record some of my most radical deconstructed acoustic blues ideas. How far out there could I get? How rough and tough could it get?

I was exhausted from moving out of the Acoustic Blues Lab studio. In a state of impaired judgment. All that was left was mismatched gear. And a Sony handheld recorder.

Right away, crazy unadvisable stuff started to happen. Short-circuited leads. Roller coaster drop-outs. Pushing into lower registers. Lots of fret rattle. And meandering cadences. Every taboo idea I'd been intending to explore. All at once. Which resulted in a nearly complete breakdown of structure. To the point of sonic deconstruction.

The only way I can describe this is, the music started playing me. And then proceeded to empty me out.

I'm not saying this is a good thing. But that's what the lab was for. Going too far. So I expect most people will hate this track. Except for a few other fractious blues phreaks.

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Instrument Tech:
Guitar: 1974 Martin D-18
Mods: Carbon fiber saddle, fat frets, ebony bridge pins
Tuning: C#G#C#F#G#C# (DADGAD a half-step down)

Player Tech:
Style: Bare-handed, no picks
Slide: Craftsman 11/16ths thick wall deep socket

Credits:
Spontaneously
composed by PwM
Audio production by PwM
(Mea culpa)
Version: 160821
Acoustic Blues Lab Release: 7/8
Music 2015 Paul Warren Miller
Art 2023 Paul Warren Miller
License: All rights reserved

The Hardcore Studies:
This project was intended to push further into hardcore blues than
common sense would advise.

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