drum n nova

A reworking of an 2006 original which was a hyperactive drum and bass-esque affair. Having replaced the originals lo-fi synth chords with classical guitar playing, the song presented itself for a more flamenco-esque ambiance.

The tempo has been slowed down considerably (from the original), leaving plenty of space for claps and percussive smacks on the guitar body, though some electronic sounds do creep in occassionally. The multiple acoustic guitar assault is aided by fretless bass guitar playing an additional melodic role, rather than underpinning the fundamental frequencies.

Further organic feel is added by addition of the cuíca, a Brazilian percussive instrument known for its characteristic howl. Just slap on the "world music"-tag already...