Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection Synth Tutorial

'Chamber of Reflection' really stands out on 'Salad Days' as the only song with none of Mac's signature chorused-guitar playing, instead using layers of dreamy sounding, swirling synths. Interestingly the hook of this song is lifted from a 1975 Shigeo Sekito song called "The Word II". A lot of sites and comments erroneously refer to … Continue reading Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection Synth Tutorial

Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet Synths

'Sweep Me Off My Feet' by Australian psychedelic band Pond is a space-y synthpop-esque song from upcoming album 'This Weather'. It features heavily layered synths to underscore frontman Nick Allbrook's fantastic vocal performance. Synth Bass The song starts with a thick sounding deep synth bass, I tried a couple of synths and the Prophet was the one … Continue reading Pond – Sweep Me Off My Feet Synths

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Behind ‘Phone Call’

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind came out in 2004 and is now regarded as one of the greatest films of the 2000s. A memorable aspect of the film is Jon Brion's soundtrack that combines lush strings, lo-fi nylon string guitars and melancholy piano. Brion's work on the soundtrack led to him working with Kanye West on … Continue reading Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Behind ‘Phone Call’