Sunday, October 21, 2018

And now a space themed song

Hi again,

well... the next episode of the podcast: "Fighter pilots in space" was planned to be released on September 20th. For that one I was asked if I'd be able to create a cover of  David Bowie's famous "Space Oddity" song.

Beyond my worries regarding the copyright infringement that may mean creating a cover of someone else's work I was willing to do it. I do really respect Bowie's contribution to music and I've always loved that song. As I'm not getting money or monetizing this one on any way (I'm also not uploading it anywhere) I accepted the challenge and came up with different versions.

The one I liked the most was one which contained a  punchy post-rock section, but Vincent kindly discarded it (I guess he likes hard rock but up to certain point), so I had to take a more conservative approach and in the end created something that he found more of his taste.

There are two slightly different final versions that are in fact used in the episode: the one used as outro is longer, and it's  first section was closer to Bowies' song. The second, which has been used as intro, had a different initial section in the form of a chord based mellotron (while the other one had just a melody line played by the mellotron) and different drums approach.

I have to admit I don't really like any of these two. But we ran out of time doing tests so these are what I got. Hope the listeners will feel the theme of the episode properly.

Oh, almost forgot... apart of the cover I also created a 14 minutes long song which was meant to be used as background music during the episode. It's basically a guitar improvisation with space-ish synths on the back. I did enjoy creating it and I think it would have fit fine, but Vincent don't like the idea of having background music behind the speech so he didn't use it.

Anyway, as I'm not sharing the "Space oddity" cover I'll share this song with you instead - CLICK THE IMAGE TO LISTEN IT. Hope you like it :)