I dunno about you lot but I'm starting to feel pretty fawm-frazzled. I've been in front of my comp for about 8 straight hours working on this. However, I also feel like I've hit a groove and if I just continue to churn out whatever comes to my mind/fingers then it seems to be turning out pretty well. So I'm gonna keep pushing as far as I can and burnout be damned. Unfortunately, my commenting has suffered as I take any opportunity to step away from FAWM at the moment, but I will be around in March to check out everybody's tunes.
I didn't have a clue what to do when I started this, but I realised that I've yet to bust out the trusty Microkorg, so today seemed like the right time. After some false starts I got a groove worth stealing and just built it up from there. My guitar was in almost standard tuning for the first time this Feb, except the high E is tuned down to a D. This is a result of a recent conversation with the honourable @vomvorton about R.E.M which got me listening to a lot of them. While I rediscovered that trying to write and R.E.M. style song is a waste of time (the music is easy though somehow not interesting to write, but the lyrics and little details are very difficult to emulate) I did learn how to play Gardening at Night, from where I got the dropped high D trick. I also remember why I've been making so much rock type stuff this Feb. It's way easier to mix than this synth fest. Anyway, it turned out sounding a bit Daft Punk, which is appropriate since it turns out they weren't just sleeping, and were in fact dead. Dunno why now should be the time I choose to do my first ever guitar harmonies, but why the hell not, eh.
Edit: I feel like I should mention that although I acknowledge that this sounds like Daft Punk/Nile Rogers, this wasn't what I was aiming for or an inspiration point, merely a happy coincidence of trying to make something a bit dancey with a telecaster and a touch of delay.