TUNE Pixeltruppen - Cracked Diamond
Bowie died on 10 January 2016. I wanted to mark it somehow, and so I plugged in my guitar and recorded an off-the-cuff impro -- limiting myself to using the top two strings only. As it happened, I used an iZotope Trash preset called "Cracked & Phasey" with a Glaceverb preset called "Diamond Palace". This seemed fitting for Bowie -- as it recalled the "Cracked Actor" TV documentary and the "Diamond Dogs" album -- and so I titled my impro "Cracked Diamond". The idea was later developed by the Pixels, who each added something unique, including beats, synths, words and vocals, and in this way we made an "Electro-Chill" track.