GAJOOB Interviews Rotcod Zzaj re: Whistlepoot Junction
Cool... I had done a composition on an earlier tape that was more along the lines of "orchestral", and when I sat down at the keyboard, just decided that I wanted to do another one with that idea in mind. I didn't have my Kurzweil PC 88 at that time, & so was working with a little Kawai board, which had some great string effects. I did (only) the synth/string sounds when I initially laid the track down, & then added those little flute-like sounds after I listened to the first track... as per usuua, Jeff grabbed onto the piece and put all the other instruments on top of it (beautiful bass, guitar (which might have been from Stacey Gravatt, who played on our first outing). I was very pleased with the overall tune, as it seemed to me that it expressed high emotion (I was going through some personal "situations" at the time I recorded that, and I think some of that came through). I never give the pieces titles until the final mix is ready... then I listen through the entire tape/CD and use that listening to get a "feel" for what I think the overall musical experience was really all about... if there's a "theme", then the tunes will usually be named with the theme in mind... in this case, there wasn't really a "theme" established, so the tunes were named individually, just based on my feeling about what mood the track evoked for me.