The title track from the brand new subscriber album, Towards A Better Question. This is a meandering, questioning, searching musical journey that echoes the journey implied in the title.. less about answers, more about refining what on earth we're looking for.
"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes."While I don't think the mess we're in can be solved in 5 minutes, I do think we need to be looking for bigger and better questions. The music itself reflects that searching, starting sparse and tentative, building in clarity and purpose, and then heading into a searching, meandering, exploratory phase towards the end...
This is the title track, it's another reflection on the mess we find ourselves in. My various social media feeds are full of people earnestly tackling really bad questions. We're responding to whatever nonsense the news cycle throws up, and as such being distracted from trying to refine the question before coming up with an answer... As the famous Einstein quote says,
It's a LONG piece, and doesn't really make that much sense in bits. So set aside 12 minutes, grab headphones and see where it takes you.
Elrick 6 String Gold Series SLC bass
Smooth Hound Wireless
Dunlop Volume (X) pedal
MXR Bass Preamp
Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah
TC Electonic Flashback Delay
TC Electronic HOF Mini Reverb
MXR Bass Envelope Filter
Korg Mini Kaoss Pad (x2)
Keith McMillen Quneo and Softstep 2
Evidence Audio cables
MOTU Ultralite Mk 3
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