|Julie And Candy|
In the past, we've taken a much more minimal approach to the texture, like single melody lines where you could clearly hear the instrument. I guess we're heading back toward that empty sound now after Geogaddi, but sometimes it's nice to make a track that just sounds like a weird cacophony of undefined instruments. Most of "Julie And Candy" was actually made up of recorders and flutes.
We don't like using digital things or computer effects so we get sounds by doing things like running whole parts through a really bad tape recorder or something like that. Like the intro on "Julie And Candy" for example, we just played the melody on a couple of whistles and then we bounced it back and forward between the internal mics of two tape-decks until the sound started disappearing into hell. Like when you look at an image reflected within two mirrors forever, in the distance it gets darker and greener and murkier.
Shirley: "You're putting me on!" Gregg: "We're going to try it, you ever try it?" Shirley: "You're putting me on!" Gregg: "I'm TURNING you on." Shirley: "You're putting me on! Where did you get that stuff?" Gregg: "Oh, Nikki's growing a patch out in the backyard". Shirley: "Come on, you're putting me on." Nikki: "Yeah, he's putting you on, he's a brat!" Shirley: "Uh-huh. Sure, sure!"
The original audio sampled from "Season of the Witch". MP3 sample