25th April 2023
The second track on the new EP ‘Life in a Korean Movie’, Samaria Girl, has been uploaded to YouTube:
All tracks are free to download on the Bandcamp site: https://jingoharleyman.bandcamp.com/album/life-in-a-korean-movie
The track is based around a simple guitar riff, augmented by two chords (Am & Gmaj7). An upright bass (synth) plays a variation of the main riff. The song develops into a conflict between grand piano and fuzz guitar, representing the two conflicting characters in the film.
I added some dreamy synth mallet sounds for atmosphere and colour, as well as including some dialogue between the two girls.
The film stars Kwak Ji-min and Han Yeo-reum
The music is non-profit, and I hope to introduce more audiences to Korean cinema and culture. All films are credited in the video. As such, I hope I may claim ‘Fair Use’, the video being for non-commercial artistic and educational purposes.
The next section is just for my own records and will be of no interest to anyone except maybe low-fi recording geeks.
The track is in the Key of Am
Tempo is 74
Track 1 Classic Stack Guitar amp
(Riff D E G E D C A)
Track 2 Clean Combo Guitar amp
Am (5th fret) – G (Ex B3 G4 D4 Ax E3)
Track 3 Upright bass (played on synth)
D E G E G A
Track 4 Grand Piano
Am – G
Track 5 Industrial Overdrive Guitar amp
Am Pentatonic Scale, 2nd position
(D 7 – 10, G 7 – 9, B 8 – 10)
Tracks 6 & 7 film clips
(Beginning of film, and bathhouse scene)
Track 8 Alchemy Synth. Mallet – ‘Dreamy Bells’ Setting: Dark Chimes. Delay 11 o’clock, Reverb 2/3
Coming soon … ‘Lover’s Phobia’