Another Suicide With 3 Bullets To The Head

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The malice is subtle, but it's there. It's hiding in the piano waiting to jump you. It's waiting in an instrument called "Instant Stravinsky" in a blind alley with a butcher knife that's got your name on it. When creating this song the guiding image that came to me was a dirty city at night, fat cop eating a sandwich (mayo dripping down his dirty shirt), looking down upon a corpse with three bullet holes to the back of the head and saying, "Oh geez, another suicide with 3 bullets to the back of the head. Chief's gonna want to hear about this loser. chomp, chomp, chomp..."

I don't know what city. You tell me. Which city does this song feel like? Which city has an unusually large number of "Suicides by Assassination?"

As usual, I program and play all the instruments. I am NOT a pianist. I am also not that great a guitarist, but... the INSTRUMENT I am really playing is Ableton Live and I think that I am developing a knack for it. Cutting, pasting, reversing audio, stretching notes, warping selections, chopping, and going note for note through the entire process as I search for ways to come up with, not just any note, but the RIGHT NOTE for the song with just the correct amount of effects on it. There was originally a pretty cool guitar solo but I dumped it because it didn't have the mood of the song, the feel of the song, at its heart. I went with a simpler piece because it bounced more with the Stravinsky and the piano.

The best way to hear the song is definitely in headphones as there is some pretty awesome interplay in the head space of the listener and a bit of noise candy going on.

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from Paranormal Strangeness, releases October 1, 2017
by Ken D. Webber

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