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Harmonics
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NEMO 035
year: 2011

project coordinator:Nick Robinson
mastering: Nick Robinson
artwork:Nick Robinson


A harmonic is "an overtone accompanying a fundamental tone at a fixed interval, produced by vibration of a string, column of air, etc. in an exact fraction of its length". My first encounter with them was as a teenager, watching mystified as Rory Gallagher moved his hands down the neck but the notes played got higher! I eventually learned what they are and to this day, remain fascinated by the bell-like purity of guitar harmonics. For this project, harmonics of any kind were deemed acceptable, even "comb filter resonance" which Michael Peters assures me are harmonics.

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6 Rick Walker
stream trackload mp3   Beautiful Christine on the Occasion of Her Birthday
Four string American made Fender Stratocaster (tuned E B E F# - for Lydian Barre Harmonics) (I just left two strings off of it, because I'm a dweeb who is only posing as a guitarist) Prototype LP-2 Mini Looper with a couple of brand new looping options I added: 1/4 speed and Random Retrigger Electro Harmonix Freeze pedal (very hip pedal that my lovely wife just gifted me on HER birthday - that's how cool she is). VOX DA-5 5 watt, battery powered practice amp. Two separate improvisations (unsynced) recorded in Mono with no effects (ATM 4033) into Audacity on a MacBook
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comment 09.05.2011: Michael Peters (www.michaelpeters.de)
  wonderful. Where is the Like button on this website?
   
comment 10.05.2011: Jim Goodin (woodandwiremusic.wordpress.com)
  wow Rick pleased to see you in CT... maybe you have been on other projects but nice to see you here, lovely piece and love the title most of all.
   
comment 11.05.2011: raül bonell (raulbonell.tumblr.com)
  i love savage music and this certainly is.
   
comment 17.05.2011: Roger "ErocNet" Sundström (http://erocnet.bandcamp.com)
  A kaleidoscope of sounds meet me and the track grows in a nice way.


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