Shamozal (Single)

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Shamozal was recorded direct to disk on the 5 December 2010 at Sound Check Studios in Sydney.

Guitar: Kypo
Bass: Alex King
Drums: Liam Chandler.

Written, produced, recorded and mastered by 3WM.

Production Notes:

Shamozal came from a bass lick that Alex came up with and presented to the band in Late Oct 2010. A complex slap riff over A in a 13/16 time signature. KInd of like a bar of 7 and a bar of 6.

The Band jammed the riff throughout November, and several sessions have been uploading to youtube. Kypo found a chordal pad idea that modualed over the complex bass line, and tied it in with a 7 then 6 groove from Liam.

The "eye of the tiger" muted intro came about through jams, as well as the 2nd section, the chromatic rise of A from the 5th, b6Th 6Th and 7th.

Alex had two riffs, the original one on the 12th fret, and an octave lower, which was used for the 3rd section.

The development of the song, stopped briefly as the Band was unsure, of where to develop it. Kypo dreamt the middle melody as he feel alseep on the coch with guitar in hand. Dazed and confused upon awaking, he nutted out the Japanese scale idea, and using pitch axis theory modulated the phrase of the A bass riff. The melody starts in the key of F, modulates to G, Bb, D, using the relative 5 note japanese scale from each key. The melody which also syncopates over the rhythm, is also in 13/16.

The 2nd 6/8 section, was a riff Kypo brought to the band in an earlier jam, and during rehearsals the phased out section developed as a come down. Moving the time signature to 4/4 and simplifying the bass to a heartbeat motif, Kypo stretch the sonic tapestry with modulating chords. GMaj7/A, Ebmaj/A, Bbmaj7/A, Fmaj7/A.

The final section was a dare for Kypo to simulate Alex's Bass Line. The complexity of the original bass line is very unorthodox to play on guitar, as it involves a lot of hammer ons, pull offs, open strings and slurs.

Kypo slightly altered the line to make it more guitar player friendly. The last section came together quickly in the final rehearsal before recording.

The track was first performed at The Bull n Bush on 9th Dec 2010.

The track was recorded using 3WM new Focusrite interface, into Logic 9 on a MacBook Pro.

Kypo played his EVH Wolfgang, which the song was developed on, and this song represents a coming of age for this guitar, as Kypo has struggled to become comfortable with it. The Guitar went into Kypo's recording rack, but was unprocessed for 90% of the song. The track also represents and ideological change in Kypo's tone, favouring more amp based sounds, and moving away from pedals.
The Initial tones were a Mesa Boogie Trans Atlantic, on the Normal channel, with the gain around 6, to get some nice break up with the EVH;'s hot wound pickups, a Little of the DR Z , Z verb was added. The Mesa was feed into the Greenback side of the Achilles 2 X 12 cab. The heavier tone was Channel 2 on the Mesa, set to Hi2, gain full. The phase tone was the UniVibe in the TC electronics Nova System, with some tape delay and reverb
The final tone was a Ibanez, Jemini Pedal (Green Channel) into the Ulbrick Stadium 120 amp, into the Celestion Gold of the 2X12 Achillies Cab.

Both speakers of the Achillies Nemisis 2X12 cab were mic'd with Rode NT2 condensers.

Alex Played a Fender Bass

Liam play Pearl Reference kitt, with Zildjian Cymbals.





Post Production: The Track was Mixed and Mastered by Kypo.

Released on 9/12/10 as part of the 3WM RED Album.

Artwork Designed by Kypo.

The original idea was to have the two guitar signals panned a little left and right, to simulate what Kypo liked about the Eric Johnson 1985 Live at Austin Texas Recording, where it seemed to differentiate Erics amps they were slightly panned.

One mixing the track, the spill from the mic whose speaker was not in use created a nice ambience, and was used heavily instead of just switching it off.

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released December 12, 2010
The Three Wise Monkeys are:

Guitars: Kypo
Bass: Alex King
Drums: Liam Chandler

The track was first performed at The Bull n Bush on 9th Dec 2010.

The track was recorded using 3WM new Focusrite interface, into Logic 9 on a MacBook Pro.

Kypo played his EVH Wolfgang, which the song was developed on, and this song represents a coming of age for this guitar, as Kypo has struggled to become comfortable with it. The Guitar went into Kypo's recording rack, but was unprocessed for 90% of the song. The track also represents and ideological change in Kypo's tone, favouring more amp based sounds, and moving away from pedals.
The Initial tones were a Mesa Boogie Trans Atlantic, on the Normal channel, with the gain around 6, to get some nice break up with the EVH;'s hot wound pickups, a Little of the DR Z , Z verb was added. The Mesa was feed into the Greenback side of the Achilles 2 X 12 cab. The heavier tone was Channel 2 on the Mesa, set to Hi2, gain full. The phase tone was the UniVibe in the TC electronics Nova System, with some tape delay and reverb
The final tone was a Ibanez, Jemini Pedal (Green Channel) into the Ulbrick Stadium 120 amp, into the Celestion Gold of the 2X12 Achillies Cab.

Both speakers of the Achillies Nemisis 2X12 cab were mic'd with Rode NT2 condensers.

Alex Played a Fender Bass

Liam play Pearl Reference kitt, with Zildjian Cymbals.





Post Production: The Track was Mixed and Mastered by Kypo.

Released on 9/12/10 as part of the 3WM RED Album.

Artwork Designed by Kypo.

The original idea was to have the two guitar signals panned a little left and right, to simulate what Kypo liked about the Eric Johnson 1985 Live at Austin Texas Recording, where it seemed to differentiate Erics amps they were slightly panned.

One mixing the track, the spill from the mic whose speaker was not in use created a nice ambience, and was used heavily instead of just switching it off.

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