Another combined-effort rock instrumental (I’m now working on a music video using this track):
NEW BEGINNING (2009)
NEW BEGINNING (2009) by Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at StarfishStories [at] gmail.com.
Composed, recorded, arranged, mixed/ sound engineered by Ivan Chew. Rhythm and lead guitars by Ivan Chew. Additional guitar by Adrian Loo. Feel free to use/ distribute/ re-post/ modify/ sell this track, as per the conditions stated in this Creative Commons BY-3.0. Singapore license. All we required is that you give clear and proper attribution to our band. Like this: “Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew – StarfishStories.wordpress.com“. This track can be downloaded at www.archive.org.
Adrian came over to my apartment on a Friday evening ‘cos I wanted to show off my KB37 (i.e. the gadget on the floor, in the image below). I fired up GarageBand on my Macbook Pro. It opened up a recent composition (i.e. New Beginning). I asked Adrian to jam to the pre-recorded tracks. He got into the groove after about five takes, doing his jangly guitar bits.
The next day, I reviewed what Adrian had recorded. Moved some of his tracks around. In the end, I used his jangly echo-y clean guitar portions for the starting riff, at the break, and the end of the track.
That evening was one of the super-rare occasions that the two of us could meet. We’ll still be creating our music via the usual email-comment-post-to-blog way.
I enjoyed creating this track.
Here’s the version without the main guitar parts. Feel free to create your own lead; chop it up etc (CC license applies):