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Watch: Washed Out’s “Exploring The Sounds of ‘Paracosm’”

Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Album's Instrumentation

Aug 01, 2013 Washed Out
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On Aug. 13 songwriter Ernest Greene, a.k.a. Washed Out, will release his anticipated sophomore album Paracosm. Recently teaming up with The Creator’s Project Greene has provided fans with a two-part video series delving into the instrumentation used on the forthcoming record. The first installment follows Greene to Calgary to visit the Audities Foundation, with the second taking viewers into Greene’s home studio in Athens, GA and Atlanta’s Tree Sound Studios.

According to a press release Greene used more than 50 different instruments on Paracosm, “the most significant of which turned out to be old keyboards like the Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan. Designed during the middle of last century and made up of pre-recorded sounds with individual notes sampled for each key of the chromatic scale (the flute sound in The Beatles’ ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ is a well-known example of the Mellotron in action), these relics allowed Greene to use his sampling expertise while also offering the flexibility to explore new creative avenues.”

Click below to watch the videos.



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