We’re hard at work here in the studio, but I did want to take this opportunity to send along a little video of the some of the techniques with which we’ve been experimenting.
In the above video, you can see that we are dampening the resonance of the shaker with handmade mittens,*while simultaneously using the guitar as a resonating chamber.
*Are they mittens or gloves? They have fingers, so it would appear that they are gloves, however it just feels wrong to call them gloves.**
**Okay, I looked it up in the Wiktionary and they are definitely gloves. A mitten is “a type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers.” So, mittens are gloves, but gloves aren’t necessarily mittens. I’m glad we cleared that up.
Daddy Wrall counts himself off with the classic 5-6-7-8! as learned in dance class. The club atmosphere is set with low lights. Sammy Bananas plays cinematographer for this one. You should see his French serving technique.*
If these techniques make any difference at all, I would be surprised. They certainly make it fun to make this music.
*More on that later.