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Hare Krishna feedback

Hare Krishna instruments
Hare Krishna instruments

Cardiff, Wales: we caught a Hare Krishna procession making its way through the city centre.

The rhythmic chanting and regular jangling accompaniment made it prime material for a field recording.

However, it was only when we used the field recording as part of a live improvisation that the idea for the reimagined version came up – swathes of warm guitar feedback, with the field recording drenched in reverb changed the recording into a subtle rhythm track punctuating the guitar noise, and giving the impression of the procession wandering past as in a dream. This version is a home reconstruction of that live improvisation, with added layers of synths and extra feedback, all generated using a bass guitar.

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