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Acoustic soundscape for a haiku

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  NO SYNTHESISERS USED. I played the same note (La – A) or a basic power chord (A-E-A)on several instruments: Upright piano Acoustic guitar (nylon string) Ukuleles (2) Charangos (2) Upright bass Electric bass guitar (2) Then I played some harmonic sparks on my bass guitar and some random hi pitch notes on the piano […]

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Sin Ain’t what it used to be (fretless bass recitativo)

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Instrumental, melodic fretless bass (my good old Sekine custom, circa 1985). Solo fretless bass take, doubled with a moog synth and sparse synth pad on the background. Delay, panner and reverbs as only FX here. Simple “recitativo” melody, no solos, no big development other that the repeated coda/cadenza. Performed by DD, Paris, France, July 2017. […]

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Guitars, reverb and basses soundscape. With a little piano…

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“Une étérnité, voir plus” Composed and performed by DD, recorded in Paris, france, September 4th and 5th 2017. All the “pad” sound come from several reverb units and plugins: infinite decay reverb, freeze reverb particle reverb, granular reverb, etc. instruments used, in order of appearance : Electric guitar (distorted power chord) bowed upright bass section […]

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A Two Bass Nocturnal Affaire (Film Noir)

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  A new “film noir” instrumental Two electric basses L-R: Schecter Jazz Bass ’62 Drake Diaz Custom 5 +Synthesizer +Drum beats +Electric guitar (Stratocaster) Performed by DD , Paris , June 2017 Part of my 2016-2017 “Film Noir” production music series. photo by thaddaeus lim

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New “film noir” instrumental cues (black nylon string bass guitar)

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A couple of unused cues (demos) for a TV series that required a “sophisticated, old fashioned yet actual groove for a detective scene” (producer’s call) MARSEILLE 1973 Electric bass with nylon strings, Mikrokorg synth , Vox Continental Organ (Arturia Vintage Series)and trap drums. CASE 95 Electric bass with nylon strings, Moog synth , Wurlitzer A200 […]

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Nightwatch series: Part 3 Nocturnal Still Life

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  Nightwatch III: Nocturnal Still Life Three electric basses by d.d, Low bass (tuned B-E-A-D) lead bass (Drake Custom with high C string), a third track with volume pedal (soft “synth-pad” like sounds) No synth , no strange FX, only reverb and delay. photo: Nightwatch series / copyright (c) Sabine Pigalle sabinepigalle.com/ music recorded march […]

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Nightwatch series: Part 2 The Dark Side

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  Nightwatch II: The Dark Side 3 Tracks recorded last week, one bas splaying the low B note, another “lead bass” playing the melody lines, a third track playing through a delay line with volume pedal and feeding a granulate plugin instance. Reverb, delay, and some seconds of overdrive. That’s it. photo: Nightwatch series / […]

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Nightwatch series: Part 1 The Walk Through

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Several fretted and fretless electric basses by d.d, basically harmonics and volume pedal “synth-pad” like harmonies treatments: reverb, tremolos, granulate, volume pedal, phaser. photo: Nightwatch series / copyright (c) Sabine Pigalle http://sabinepigalle.com/ music recorded march 2017 at the pleasure dome. Recorded fro DD’s ongoing series Film Noir/NightWatch: a collection of nightly, mysterious and dark bass […]

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Dos temas de adios…

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“Réquiem + Himno” es la segunda pieza que escribí dedicada a mi madre, al día siguiente de su muerte (7 de Noviembre de 2016). La primera “In loving Memory” fue grabada rápido el día mismo, esta llevo mas tiempo. Quería grabar mi piano acústico en casa y una orquesta de contrabajos (unos 12 en total) […]

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50 Snapshots is completed and online

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This year 2016 I created a “catalogue” of my instruments and sonic possibilities as a multi-instrumentalist. For that purpose I recorded  several short snippets with each and every instrument I own and play, performed solo or accompanied by other instruments, but one instrument at the time clearly in the spotlight. The full set is available […]

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