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AhaSitcoms8 karma

I love ELO a lot, and while I've not listened to much 10cc I know that my buddy Joe is into them. For me a lot of the inspiration for this project comes from shoegaze, ambient, and post-rock specifically. To name a few names: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Sigur Ròs, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Eluvium, William Basinski, etc.

AhaSitcoms7 karma

I found out about the space when it was featured on a BBC documentary back in 2016 and became completely enamoured. I've been a musician for as long as I can remember and I've always been into music that incorporates a lot of reverb. Us music producers often go to great pains to simulate it. Genres like Shoegaze are built around pushing reverb to its limit - creating a sound that sounds so distant and vast that it implies a space that doesnt actually exist. What got me about the tanks is that they prove that wrong - that space does exist and doesnt have to be simulated.

At the end of last year I started studying for my Master's in Digital Music and Sound Art. At this point I'd been dreaming about doing this for years, so I decided to give it a shot. I got in touch with the tanks' custodians and they agreed to let me record there.

This is going to be my first album and also act as my final project for my MA.

AhaSitcoms5 karma

You know you're not the first person to ask this question, and at this point I'm tempted to play a fart sound really loud through my amp in there. Maybe next time. So to answer your question: not yet.

AhaSitcoms4 karma

McCartney is a damn good bassist and a damn good songwriter even if his solo output is hot garbage.

AhaSitcoms4 karma

All sorts! Vocals feature pretty heavily as that's my main instrument but I'm also incorporating corrugaphones, ukulele, guitar, synthesisers, ocarinas, among others. The album also features instruments that aren't feasible to bring into the space itself, like piano and drums. In these cases, we recorded them in a normal studio and then performed a technique called "re-amping", where we played the audio files through a speaker within the tank and captured the tank's response.

This will then be combined with the original recording allowing us to simulate the sound of actually having those instruments in there.