Losing Touch

November 25, 2006



Broken-GlassesIt’s been a long, long time since I posted my last recording. Too long. The only times I used Pro Tools in the last two-and-a-half years was for slapping together rough, rough cuts of the songs I wrote for church, to give the band an idea of what I wanted.

My guitar calluses have became soft since our last church closed its doors four months ago. Mike A. challenged me to get off my butt this week. So here you go: Losing Touch. (And in case you weren’t here two-and-a-half years ago, the last one was Focused.)



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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

7 responses to Losing Touch

  1. I like it! This one’s going on the ‘pod. 🙂

  2. sounds really good. how much of that is live and how much is programmed? the bass has a very interesting sound, kinda fretlessy.

  3. Kevin,
    Really? I honestly don’t expect anyone to listen to it more than once. You flatterer! 😉

  4. Nathan,
    I’m not a drummer, so I just arranged drum loops. But everything else is me playing it. I ran my (fretted) bass through a Boss BR-8 recorder, not to record it, but because it has a really nice “fretless” effect that gives it that warm buzz. I’ve looked around for a bass pedal that will do the same thing, but the only thing I’ve found online is the Zoom B2. I went around to local merchants in order to hear it, but none of them had one.
    You’re a bass guy, ain’tcha? Have you ever used effects?

  5. somehow when i’ve played in “church worship bands” [for lack of a better term], i’ve always played bass, but i’m primarily a guitarist. i also am relearning to play piano and am a casual drummer. because i’m mostly a rock ‘n’ roller, i tend to steer clear of effects other than overdriving the amp and nice, thick reverb. 🙂

  6. Ironically, an opportunity to “get off your butt” and do it live has arisen. 🙂 December 10th… need a guitar. You interested?

  7. Sorry I can’t play the 10th! And that was the main reason I dropped in last night, to get a feel for how practices work. Ah well. I had fun!
    The upcoming manifesto series made me think of this:
    http://www.rejesus.co.uk/christmas/hero_zero/poster_large.html