1new office1996Jon Morse - drums sampled from "Live It Up" on the cassette Voyager, March 1979. Andy - sample of singing to my voice mail from my cell phone, sampled three times and layered and panned; two acoustic guitars [DADGBE] (all recorded with PlainTalk mic); acoustic guitar strumming [DADGBE], bass [DADG], piano [stereo], electric guitar through Twin Reverb amp [stereo], and vocals [with doubled delay track]. Pretty far out. Could stay as is, could get more stuff, or be an intro to a bigger better song. (1/11/96). Became a better song by making the cell phone & acoustic guitar part an intro to the rockin drum, piano, guitar thing that developed with a similar melody in my head. Yes! Fabulous mix! Piano is powerful! (1/22/96). The ending is particularly beautiful, with the electric guitar and piano. I remember that I couldn't hear the piano when I was playing the guitar at the end, beacuse I hadn't decided it was part of the song yet, it was "outside the loop". But I played that bit of guitar sort of remembering what I'd done on the piano, and it melded beautifully for the first part of the piano but wasn't long enough. So in a haphazard fashion, I selected a swatch of guitar audio at the end, option-cmd-dragged it so it jumped onto the end, did the same again, and then chose the reverse command for the middle section. The way that stuff ended up lining up with the piano, the awesome coincidence of timing there, still amazes me. 6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
2here today1996Andy: thumping a frisbee with my finger, thumping an empty liter bottle of seltzer, bass, electric guitar [sekova w/ distortion+ box], acoustic guitar strums, a freeware Mac alert sound called "pole", acoustic guitar melody (R), second acoustic guitar melody (L), four vocals. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
3your skin1996Jon & Andy: drums & congas sampled from "bongoland" on E.B.A. - tangerine cowbells [2 loops, 6 seconds in the chorus (twice), 16 seconds in the verse (twice)]. Andy: bass [DADG] , piano [stereo], light strummy acoustic guitar, bassy acoustic guitar [DADGBE], two vocals. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
4overwhelmed1996Andy: real drums (22-second layered loops of cymbal, kick drums, and snare), two basses (Distortion+ on one), three electric guitars (Distortion+ on one), four vocals (one rapping). Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
5really?1996Jon: drums sampled from "mac & cheese" on The Andy Band - Improv Volume 25 [no loops]. Andy: congas and electric guitar from the same sample; overdubs of bass, two acoustic guitars, and a vocal. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
6four guitars1996Andy: electric guitar (Sekova!) four tracks, two clean, two mean with distortion+; PlainTalk mic upside down on wrist rest, thumping wrist rest, rubbing it, and tapping the computer keyboard with a long fingernail; vocal. Wierd and wonderful, a spontaneous celebration of my old guitar! (1/5/96) Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
7leave a trace1996Jon: drums sampled from "paradiddling" on the cassette E.B.A. - squares and circles [stereo sample, two 2-second loops, one 4-second loop]. Jon & Andy: drums and bass sampled from the Jon & Andy band's "heavy shoes" from The Andy Band Improv 25 [4-second loop -grabbed from "sycamore river rush" the detuned project]. Andy: piano, electric guitar [Gibson, std tuning], three vocals, piano solo [at end, mono]. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studios, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
8shiny1996Andy: electric guitar (looped), drums (constructed and looped from bits of "roger"), bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar [Gibson through distortion+], snaps (looped), vocal. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
9the big dream1996Andy: CD-R finger drum (looped), three travel mug lids (looped), two acoustic guitars [CGCGCEb] (looped), two clavinets, two acoustic guitars [CGCGBbEb], three vocals. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
10caught1996Andy: piano, acoustic guitar [EbAbDbGbBbEb], bass [EbAbDbGb], electric guitar [EbAbDbGbBbEb], five vocals. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
11roger1996Andy: drums [7 times a 26 second loop plus some intro and outtro bits], bass, piano. Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
12sycamore river rush1996Eric: bass [through stereo flanger]. Ayman: recording of Berry Creek at Big Basin Redwoods, CA (2/23/94) (19-second loops, overlapped in stereo). Andy: twisting the stereo flanger knobs while Eric played bass, four acoustic guitar improvs [std], two vocals (one doubled quietly in the left ear slightly delayed). Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
13melon1995Ayman Mobarak: incredible 8-bit 22 kHz mono samples designed for looping: ALPHA1, ALPHA2, BETA, DELTA, and GAMMA. Andy Wyatt: upsampling and arrangement of samples, backwards distortion plused guitar solo. Recorded in 1995 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
14diet cokes split into hairs1996Ayman Mobarak: fretless 5-string bass guitar Pete Bosanko: piano Andy Wyatt: acoustic guitar, vocals From an improv at Ayman's house in Los Gatos, CA, in May 1996.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
15in the factory / on vacation1996Ayman Mobarak: fretless 5-string bass guitar Pete Bosanko: acoustic guitar Andy Wyatt: electronic keyboard, vocals From an improv at Ayman's house in Los Gatos, CA, in May 1996.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
16talking about the weather1995Andy: acoustic guitar and vocal from an improv Recorded in 1995 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
17vacationing1995Andy: piano and vocal from an improv Recorded in 1995 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
18cars1996Andy: acoustic guitar and vocal from an improv Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
19moving along1996Andy: acoustic guitar and vocal Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg
20burn out across the sky1996Andy: acoustic guitar and vocal Recorded in 1996 in mangobananas studio, Ithaca, NY.6leave a traceThe Andy Bandhttp://mangobananas.com/img/icons/leaveatrace.jpg