Lisa Papineau and I have a band callled Big Sir that we started in the late 90’s. Tim Commerford, Bruce Bouillet and I put down the early recordings and then we asked Lisa to put vocals on what we had come up with. Our project (without Tim and Bruce) turned into Big Sir and still continues because Lisa and I love how we sound together.
After making three studio records, Big Sir/Big Sir, Und Die Scheiße Ändert Sich Immer, Before Gardens After Gardens and one remix disc, Now That’s What I Call Big Sir, we decided to jump a little out of our style and make a unique remix record. Basically we took cuts from Before Gardens After Gardens and flipped them into a Digital Hardcore kind of format and called it DIGITAL GARDENS. Three tracks were cut live with Dave Elitch on the drums, one features Deantoni Parks on drums and the rest of the music was mashed up at 5starr Sound Labs where I threw on some pretty heavy bass.
In the future, I will post about what I used on this record but as a teaser, I will reveal what I used here on our remake of The Kindest Hour. I had built the drum tracks for Lisa and I to use when we peform live but I noticed it worked really well with my distorted bass. To get this bass sound, I started with my Boss CS-2 into my Sovtek Big Muff. As you can hear in the breaks, I jump on my A/DA Flanger for the jet-taking-off sound.
Later in this track, as well as the studio version, is a bass solo of some sort. On the DIGITAL GARDENS solo, I get to premier my use of Red Panda Labs Particle. It makes the solo section take on a whole new dimension. I have never heard anything so crushing and mind bending. Unfortunately, you will have to buy DIGITAL GARDENS on May 1st to hear what I am talking about.
DIGITAL GARDENS will be released by us on our Bandcamp and will be avaible digitally elsehwere on May 1st. We are also doing a cassette and vinyl release but more news on that to come as we sort it out. To hear snips of all songs, please visit our Amazon page or to hear a complete version of Infidels.
I hope you all can feel the new record. I put so much work into it, as did Lisa.