Release, Release – BASS AUDIO

When I started to listen Yes from the 70’s, my friend lent me Tormato – he thought that it would be a nice mid term to start with… That was when I started to appreciate some Yessongs. I recorded the vinyl LP to a cassete… all of it? No… I didn’t care too much forContinue reading “Release, Release – BASS AUDIO”

Panda Pompoir – Mundial da Boa Esperança

Panda Pompoir did the politically incorrect anthem for the Portuguese national team’s campaign on World Cup 2010 in South Africa – World Cup of Good Hope (Mundial da Boa Esperança) is actually a support song for both Portugal and Brazil – The lyrics, written by featuring artist Felipe Flamboyant (aka the voice of “Bruno Aleixo”Continue reading “Panda Pompoir – Mundial da Boa Esperança”

FAQ #2 – How do I get my bass sound

This is probably the most asked question, so I will try to resume my setup. Bass: Usually it’s my Rickenbacker 4001 CS. It’s a Chris Squire signature limited edition of 1000 and mine is #605. It was manufactured on the 30th January 1996. Other basses are: early 70’s Fiesta Red Fender Jazz Bass late 90’sContinue reading “FAQ #2 – How do I get my bass sound”

Tempus Fugit – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

I’ve been very busy for the past weeks working on my Music, also working with a few other live projects. On the top of that my regular job also requested more time, so I haven’t had the chance to upload something new. In exchange, I am uploading something old :). This is from 2002 (ifContinue reading “Tempus Fugit – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

Le Mystére des Voix Bulgares – Пиленце пее (Pilence Pee) [arr. Miguel Falcão’s “BEBE”]

Pilence Pee (Пиленце пее) is my latest musical adventure. This song features a traditional Bulgarian choir arrangement, adapted by me to an ensemble of bass instruments. Sometimes an idea is just an idea… the idea of making this arrangement has been haunting me for the last 8 months and for 8 whole months I workedContinue reading “Le Mystére des Voix Bulgares – Пиленце пее (Pilence Pee) [arr. Miguel Falcão’s “BEBE”]”

Caffeine – Slippery Ride

While I have been part of several local bands throughout the years, only this one – Caffeine – has released a video clip that actually aired on some tv stations. To put it simple, Caffeine was a rock act that had it’s major activity around the turn of the millenium and saw an EP andContinue reading “Caffeine – Slippery Ride”

Vi (i saw) [improvisation for Fender VI]

This piece of music came along one night after some noodling on my Fender VI. I left the tape rolling just to save some ideas flowing by. I just played what was going on inside me. After I heard it, I thought it made sense to keep it as a solo improvisation. It’s something IContinue reading “Vi (i saw) [improvisation for Fender VI]”

Parallels

One of my all-time favourite bass lines and songs of Yes – Parallels, written by Chris Squire, from the album Going For The One. SETUP: Early 70’s Fender Jazz Bass, a brand new set of Blue Steels, Sansamp Bass Driver DI, GR3 “bass pro” ampeg SVT emulator. The sansamp settings make a huge difference butContinue reading “Parallels”