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’

Tame Impala Synth Sounds

Tame Impala are a psychedelic band from Australia, their sound has mostly consisted of guitar heavy 60s/70s-style rock, washed out with delay and phasers. However their most recent album 'Currents' features heavy use of synthesizers and electronic elements, continuing the electronic experimentation found on 'Lonerism'. Although there is a huge variety of interesting sounds on … Continue reading Tame Impala Synth Sounds