Heart of Darkness

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Brian Hunt wrote most of the music to this song. What he created with a sequencer and his bass was very evocative, and I thought maybe I could write a song with it, but wasn't quite sure that it fit me. In the fall of 2015 I recorded a vocal called Heart of Darkness. I liked it, but still wasn't sure I'd use it. When I hatched the idea of Begat and was writing songs and collecting up existing pieces of music to use for that project I returned to Heart of Darkness.

I rewrote the second verse, redid the vocals and tried different effects, especially a lot of echo, before settling on a phasing effect all the way through and really liking how it sounded.

What was left was to add more electronic aspects to the piece. I used a SlimPhatty minimoog. The first thing I did that I liked was the intro and outro parts, which I then also used for the instrumental interlude. I thought this really gave the song more of a sense of aloneness and disconnectedness. After that I started adding electronic accents, more of them as the song progressed, and added some reverb and worked on some panning of certain parts until I got something that fit for this piece of the puzzle.

Full credit to Brian for a wonderful piece of music, and for agreeing to alter it for me so that I had a final note that worked better for me.


Into the heart of darkness baby
Into the heart of darkness
Into the heart of darkness baby

I'm on my hands and knees Dear Father
I'm on my hands and knees
I'm begging for release my Father

It's gonna take you down
It's gonna take you down
It's gonna take you down

I was a child so pure and free
I was a child so carefree


from BEGAT, released September 25, 2016
Basic Rhythm Track (Bass and Sequencer) written by Brian Hunt from Wikiloops creative commons licence.



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SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

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