NEW RELEASE: ”Reflections” composed by Magnus Sjöquist

Hi,

I hereby proudly present some new music composed with and for solid body UBasses!

“Reflections” (Magnus Sjoquist) started out as a chord progression. The descending chords are played with a simple triplet rhythm throughout. Over this sequence of chords I started to improvise and captured a take. My initial goal was to pick and choose parts of this improvised recording into a crafted melody.
When I revisited the recording later my goal changed. I decided not to mess with it at all and keep it as is. Instead of picking out parts what you hear is that first improvised recorded play-through.

When coming back to this demo later I wanted to flesh out the arrangement and started by adding a shaker and Udo percussion parts.

It wasn’t enough so a string arrangement was made and my old 1950’s Czech upright has a little cameo twice.

The melody and chord parts are played on my custom Kala solid body UBass tuned EADGC and as a final addition my Kala solid body fretless 5, also tuned EADGC, is used for the intro and outro melody.

I hope you will enjoy listening to (and watching, If you read this on YouTube) my new composition: “Reflections”!

Tech talk
Kala Solid Body UBass (fretted)
Kala Round Wound EADGC set

Kala Solid Body UBass (fretless)
Kala/Galli Flat Wound EADGC set (the EADGC-set a special prototype set not yet released!)

Ubasses recorded through my Jule Monique all tube preamp

Check upright recorded with a Ehrlund EAH-M microphone through my Universal Audio 710 preamp

Udo recorded with two Oktava MK 012 small condenser microphones through the built in preamps of my Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface.

Produced and recorded into Logic Pro X at Studio Silverfish, Nora, Sweden

Video edited with Final Cut Pro

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