This song started with a recording of Eric playing bass on his 16th birthday in 1996, with new strings and a new used Boss stereo bass flanger. I twisted the knobs as he played a riff he'd recently written that I really liked. Two days later I recorded four tracks of acoustic guitar, improvising some bits and melodies over the cool bass line. Another two days later, I mixed in two 19-second loops of recordings my friend Ayman had made in 1995 of Berry Creek in the Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz, CA. Then I recorded two vocal tracks singing words I'd written in April about my favorite grove of sycamore trees along Six Mile Creek in Ithaca, NY.
Released on the album leave a trace in 1997. Recorded with OSC's Deck II on an Apple Macintosh Centris 660AV. It was truly amazing in 1996 to be able to work with up to 6 tracks of CD-quality audio on a Mac that had "only" a 25 MHz CPU and 8 MB of RAM and a piece of software that cost $250. It was ProTools for the masses, truly revolutionary for ordinary recording musicians to be able to record with this quality for so little money.
Thanks for listening!
sycamore river rush sycamores run under fall curly tree tops fill fractal space with tiny balls seeds fall under wonder sycamores river rush boulders scrape tumble under water brown full under water rockscape roll feel blood rush Lyrics by Andy Wyatt on 17 April 1996 Music by Eric Krivitzky and Andy Wyatt on 20 + 22 June 1996 ©1996 by Andy Wyatt & Eric Krivitzky