Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kick Drum Madness

Wuz analyzing some songs and found some tracks that totez rely on the kick drum to move the song forward. A good example is 'Suffocation' by White Ring where dubsteppy busy offbeat patterns play during the verses and then it mutates to a firm four on the floor in the chorus while the rest of the instrumentation stays basically constant. So analogously the more random kick work plays the role of a fragile chord progression, and then the steady kick in the chorus acts as the equivalent of a strong progression. So if ur looking for a good source of inspiration it may be found by giving the kick a larger role in the song construction game than normal while treating the additional instrumentation as a continuous drone.