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NEMO 035
year: 2011

project coordinator:Nick Robinson
mastering: Nick Robinson
artwork:Nick Robinson

A harmonic is "an overtone accompanying a fundamental tone at a fixed interval, produced by vibration of a string, column of air, etc. in an exact fraction of its length". My first encounter with them was as a teenager, watching mystified as Rory Gallagher moved his hands down the neck but the notes played got higher! I eventually learned what they are and to this day, remain fascinated by the bell-like purity of guitar harmonics. For this project, harmonics of any kind were deemed acceptable, even "comb filter resonance" which Michael Peters assures me are harmonics.

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Harmonics generated by electric guitar and then processed by Line 6 M9, primarily the Frequency Shifter/Ring Modulation settings, plus various delays and reverbs, with post-production re-pitching in Acid Pro 6. At various points, the random harmonics generated by a Fernandes sustainer guitar were added to the mix.
comment 09.05.2011: Nick Robinson (www.looping.me.uk)
  You have a disconcerting knack for producing my favourite track on almost every project you submit to. Once again, an intelligent, thoughtful and intriguing piece of music!
comment 10.05.2011: David Cooper Orton (www.davidcooperorton.co.uk)
  Nick - that's most generous - thank you. You keep on bringing these intriguing concepts to the CT table, it's always such a pleasure to explore the possibilities they suggest.
comment 11.05.2011: raül bonell (raulbonell.tumblr.com)
  a complex & elaborated o(ve)rtones arrangement. another favorite.
comment 18.05.2011: Roger "ErocNet" Sundström (http://erocnet.bandcamp.com)
  Could swear this track was a guitar and drum duo but I was wrong. Very nice texture and the harmonics is dancing like raindrops...

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