This song dates all the way back to the nineties. That version had really wild, more dance-oriented drums and plenty of guitar histrionics but it was way too complicated for its own good. I decided to revisit and simplify the whole thing a bit.

The keyboards are heavily influenced by the Tron soundtrack by Daft Punk. I love the “futuristic city” sound of that film, evoked by all those huge sounding pads and strident brass instruments. Some of Mike Oldfield’s Ommadawn seems to have got in there as well.

The main guitar used for recording was my Ibanez ARZ800. Or at least that’s what I think it is; Ibanez model numbers can be hard to work out. The ARZ series doesn’t have a great reputation but it’s a relatively rare example of an Ibanez with active EMGs and that active sound suits this track perfectly. It doesn’t hurt that this thing sustains basically forever.


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