I Wanna Hear it – Loops Album Demo by Simon Wright
In November last year I bought myself a new toy, a Boss RC-300 Loop Station. I had no idea at the time how much this little piece of technology would inspire my musical direction. I spend hours on this thing trying out grooves and progressions. For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a loop station is, basically, it’s a sampling machine that records my voice and guitar on the fly then plays it back in a continuous loop. Click here for a video of one of the worlds best know loop artists DubFx explaining his looper.
To start out with I took a few of my favorite covers and figured out ways to perform them in the loops format. I’ve always found replication a great way to learn a new instrument, and learning to loop is just like learning a new instrument. I made a few videos and a live loop cover EP and performed over 80 shows live with my looper including a string of 30 shows over 5 weeks on Koh Tao in Thailand. Click here for a free download of my loops cover EP “Live on Koh Tao” featuring Andy V on Keys, sax, backing vox and loops.
Now that I’m familiar with my looper, it’s time to start getting into the real stuff. There is still a lot to learn but the skills I’ve picked up so far are enough to get the creative juices flowing. The video above is the first demo for my new album of loops. I’ll be writing a bunch of new material and also reworking some of the older stuff as well as collaborating with some talented crew. Please feel free to get in contact with feedback, ideas, album names, collaboration suggestions and please help share the love on social media. I’d love you all to get involved.