This past Sunday Germany Germany released his album Adventures over at his bandcamp page.If you haven’t bought it yet, do so now and then continue to read this post. While I was on his main site I saw that he had released stems for his song “Reflections” in case anyone wanted to remix it. I figured I’d take a crack at it so I downloaded them and got to work. The following is an in depth look at the creative and technical processes involved.
When I first started working on the remix I had a really nice mustache going and I felt good. I was designing timbres on my miniKorg and had set up a nice drum sequence. My mom kept trying to convince me to shave the ‘stache and she’d tell me that it looked horrible. All the bros at my gym felt otherwise, and when it comes down to it guys with big muscles know more than moms do when it comes to cool facial hair.
I suffered a serious setback after designing some of the timbres and getting the bass line recorded. While trimming, I accidentally pressed to hard and screwed up the mustache. I’m convinced it occurred because my mom was subconsciously hoping that it would happen and kept sending negative energy at me. Moms can be a bitch like that sometimes.
I was not to be deterred, however, and I got right back to work. After a few days I had another solid ‘stache going. Also, I had finished the remix. I sent it off to Lindsey to listen and she liked it so she sent it directly to Germany Germany himself. I got lucky and he ended up liking it, too. He even said he’d consider including it on a remix EP.
In conclusion I would like to list a few guys who have had great mustaches: Ravishing Rick Rude, Burt Reynolds, Magnum P.I., Larry Bird, Freddy Mercury in the 80s, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Albert Einstein, MLK Jr., Hulk Hogan, and the greatest man in the history of the world to have a mustache, Bernie Lomax.
This Sunday, the 15th…you will believe the world is changing, your everything will turn upside down. Right is left, up is down.
Germany Germany is unleashing Adventures and your ears will never be the same.
Just call it a new generation. Just this morning my inbox received this fantastic teaser that can only excite my ears for what I feel, will be a monumental album of the year.
The tempo is just right for this spring weather. “Too Fast” is becoming one of my all time favorites playing with just the right amount of vocals. “Naturals” takes us on a perfect combination of indie versus deep, sweeping beats.
I just can’t keep typing anymore because I’m geeking out way too hard over these songs. Please, please, please download.
But more importantly…get yourself directly to Drew Harris’ site . I’ll fucking buy your damn cassette tape if you’re any the LEAST bit upset with your purchase. GUARANTEED.