Sevenstring.org Song Of The Month October 2009 - Chimp Spanner's "Unprogress"

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  1. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    <b> Chimp Spanner - "Unprogress"
    <img style="padding:20px;" src="http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3589/spannerlogo.jpg" alt="Chimp Spanner"/>

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    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> Name/age/location: </span>

    Paul Ortiz, I'm 25 and I live just outside Colchester in Essex (UK).


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Who are your biggest musical influences?</span>

    Firstly my parents, as they're both multi-instrumentalists and songwriters/producers too! Beyond that, Meshuggah, Sikth, Strapping Young Lad, Mnemic, Fear Factory, Periphery <3, Toto, Mezzo Forte (amazing German funk/fusion band), Jan Hammer, Vangelis, Stan Bush, Brian Eno...there's more but they're the biggies!


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;"> For those who haven't yet heard your song, describe "Unprogress" in seven words or less:</span>

    Frantic, sinister, heavy. I'd say that about does it!


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What was the writing process like for "Unprogress"?</span>

    I usually write as though I'm scoring to something, like a scene from a film or a credits/title sequence, or just a basic/vague narrative. Once I've got that in mind, everything tends to fall into place structurally and musically.

    <img style="padding:20px;" align="right" src="http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9800/spannerface.jpg" alt="Chimp Spanner"/>

    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Did the song turn out as you'd envisioned it?</span>

    Pretty much! I suppose if anything it came out a little shorter than I would've liked, and there's some work to be done before it's ready for 'At the Dream's Edge' (the new CD!) but otherwise, quite happy with it.


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">What gear was used for the recording of "Unprogress"?</span>

    Ibanez RG1527
    Line6 POD X3
    M-Audio FW410 Interface
    M-Audio Radium 61 Keyboard (for inputting drums)
    M-Audio BX5a monitors.
    Recorded with SX3 (now running Cubase 5), drums are Superior 1 and the synths are Reason 4!


    <span style="color:eek:range;font-weight:bold;">Where should people go if they want to contact you or hear more of your music?</span>

    My main website has a contact form, and links to all my online music accounts! Thanks for voting guys!







    If you'd like to have your say in choosing next month's Song Of The Month, click here and nominate and/or vote for the ss.org member's song of your choice. Be sure to follow all rules/guidelines (found here) to ensure a smooth and hassle-free voting period. Rock on!:metal:
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    Awesome! Congrats, well desirved :hbang::hbang::hbang:
     
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    DIOBOLIC5150 SS.org Regular

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    Good job, Paul!
     
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    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    awesome result there...looking forward to your new one!!!
     
  5. chimp_spanner

    chimp_spanner I am a meat popsicle

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    Ta fellas :) Another new song almost done - I'll have this thing finished for Christmas!!! :hbang:
     
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    sol niger 333 I like stuff

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    Killer song brodog. Easy choice for song of the month. Well done
     
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    meisterjager Now available in HD

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    yay pual! definitely entirely deserved, dude! Let's give 'em another one in a few months, eh?
     

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