Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wandering star

So if I want to try live looping, the easiest way to do it is to rip off somebody else. With that goal in mind, I'm going to try to do a transcription of Kid Beyond's cover (and another) of Portishead's Wandering Star (and another, all links to the videos I'm working from). So far I've worked out it's in B minor, which has the affect "the key of patience, of calm awaiting ones's fate and of submission to divine dispensation", or alternatively, spacey 90's emo. Kid Beyond puts it in C# minor, "Penitential lamentation, intimate conversation with God, the friend and help-meet of life; sighs of disappointed friendship and love lie in its radius." Only better one would be F# minor or D# minor; 19th century Romantics could be pretty emo too.

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