In the Wilderness – Name Your Price For This Album!

By now, some of you know that chords of orion is a musical “identity” that I (Bill Vencil) created to house my ambient/electric music. What you may not know is that I really really like to play acoustic guitar. And you may not know that I released a solo acoustic guitar album a few years ago under my name. I play an absolutely gorgeous Lowden O35 and a Tacoma baritone. Oh yeah, one electric track snuck in there somehow, played on my trusty Allan Holdsworth “Fatboy” Carvin.

So here’s the deal – I am putting this album on sale at BandCamp – name your price, starting at FREE, until the end of 2013! A holiday gift, as it were. And a chance to hear another side of my music. Please go get it and enjoy!!

seasonal trajectory – Carvin Holdsworth HF2 Fatboy / Strymon Timeline

Another song for the album is in progress. The working title is – seasonal trajectory. I got into a volume pedal thing for this one. I am a long time fan of Phil Keaggy’s early work with the volume control on his Les Paul. He was able to get a great trumpet sound that really blew me away as a young guitar player. Here’s an example of his work with Paul Clark:

Hmmm. Maybe I’ll be able to play like him when I grow up. In the meantime, my humble contribution to the ranks of volume pedal guitar music…

Equipment used:

Carvin Holdsworth signature model HF2.
Morley Steve Vai Little Alligator Volume Pedal
Avid Eleven Rack
Strymon Timeline (awesome delay unit!)

Signal path – Carvin to Eleven Rack to Effect send to Volume Pedal to Strymon Timeline to Effects return back to Eleven Rack.

the ancient ones – a song idea (Carvin HF2 Holdsworth Fatboy)

So my experiment with using a dishwasher hose for sound effects is turning into a real song!

Playing the Carvin Holdsworth signature Fatboy HF2 guitar on this track. Other equipment used:

Morley Steve Vai Little Alligator Volume Pedal
Avid Eleven Rack – a clean patch with delay and reverb
Dishwasher drain hose (effect at the beginning and end of song)
Sytrus synth plug-in
Harmless synth plug-in

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