Label: RKM Music/Kindred
Artist: Graham Haynes
Featuring: Graham Haynes (Cornet/Sounds), Chris Buono (Guitar/Sounds), Leon Gruenbaum (Keys/Sounds/Samchillian), Adam Klipple (Keys), James Hurt (Keys/Sounds), Shahzad Ismaily (Bass/Sounds), Marcus Gilmore (Drums), Guy Licata (Drums)
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Based upon “compositional germs” many of the pieces from this two-day session were played live. Like many sessions that find me throwing down the sounds in real-time, it’s nearly impossible to document everything that I use because it’s, well, happening in real time. What I have here is Lovetone Meatball processed chords and laser gun sounds, Frostwave Resonator screams, Love Tone Ring Stinger shrieks, among other outcries. Of course underneath any and all of this type of sonic deviance is some sort of delay courtesy of my collection of vintage Boss delays and a Line 6 DL-4. Check out the sick Samchillian solo at 4:24 from Leon Gruenbaum. Ridiculous stuff.
In the Cage of Grouis Banks
In-between takes throughout the two-day session I would run over to the Death Rig and set up for the next piece – read over charts, tweak new sounds, swap out pedals, tune up, etc. At one point I patched in my trusty Mu-Tron Bi-Phase in the delay pad chain and set up a deep phase that utilized both phasers so I can get the same texture Tony Banks threw down during “In the Cage” on Three Sides Live. As I was doing this a few of the guys on the session came in to add. Unbeknownst to me our engineer James Dellatacoma hit record at the onset and we got it all on tape so to speak. If you’re still trying to figure out the “Grouis” part of the title, that’s a combination of my two older brother’s names, Greg and Louis. They turned me onto Genesis when I was kid and took me to see them in 1983 during the Mama tour. That was my first concert and contact high all in the same night. I was never the same.