COTD #54 : The Evolution Of SubjeKctiv 09.01.2009Posted by poligraf in COTD.
Tags: bridge, classical guitar, clip, COTD, darren lock, demo, digital voice recorder, instrumental, kamouraska, king crimson, music, ninkasi, poligraf, prog, prog rock, progressive, projekction, robert fripp, rock, subjekctiv, variations
The development of “SubjeKctiv” didn’t stop with its original release on the ProjeKction 2004 CD.
In October 2005, I recorded a series of variations on the DVR. Again, from the sound I suppose I was playing my Kamouraska Classical (warning : more noisy clips) :http://drop.io/download/public/v5m3vmonu43kbkka4lyh/9ddbc3794ea7b338f2147725a716ece51cc470dc/8b0a1ce0-c0ab-012b-26a6-fef69b785bab/5bf10df0-c0b2-012b-3e06-fee9a19980fe/converted-poligraf.subjekctiv.source.bridge.3_converted.mp3%20
A satisfying and stable figure finally emerged and evolved into an instrumental that became the piece’s bridge.
The section is made up of a basic pattern which is first introduced, then repeated with variations in length, and then modulated twice. I remember trying to explain it verbally to the other guys using the letters A, B, C, and D to identify the pattern variations, but the attempt quickly turned into a somewhat confusing yet very funny spelling exercise. I eventually made a MIDI sequence that solved the communication problems, and once that hurdle was passed the band members were able to learn and perform the piece in full.
I gave some very minimalist instructions to Miguel regarding his lead part, and he came up with a brilliant solo that pushed the whole bridge to new heights.
Here’s what the band sounded like in rehearsals in September 2007 :
And this is Poligraf performing live at La Ninkasi du Faubourg on May 16, 2008 :
While plundering the archives to research material for the “Subjekctiv” story, I stumbled upon some interesting recordings. It may be too soon to tell for sure, but I feel a “SubjeKctiv II” is hidden somewhere in there.