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A favorite thing of mine to do when listening to albums is to mentally track along with the drums, often using my steering wheel as a makeshift snare and hi-hat and the gas pedal as my bass (my ‘94 Accord goes). Being the cockmaster that I am, I generally believe I can play along to most songs I listen to; the reality is I rarely get around to doing it, and when I do, I’m hilariously out of time and out of my element. It’s one thing to listen to a song and think you could jam along with it, or perhaps get inspired and, you know, do something worthwhile with your creativity. It’s an altogether different beast, though, to actually go out and act on those influences, to create something fresh that pays homage to your favorites yet isn’t controlled by them, and then put it out for the world to see. Maybe they laugh at it (my drumming), hopefully they groove to it. That’s the difference between electronic artist Depth Connection and myself – I’m content to be the driver’s seat Neil Peart; Depth Connection just released a badass EP that takes hints from Tycho, Lone, and a number of other artists to create a quietly gorgeous amalgam of live studio sounds and finely textured electronic beats.

The brainchild of Colorado native Tanner Lichty aka Sputnik user twlichty (ex-Solterra), Depth Connection describes itself as “a collage of unfamiliar yet soothing electronic sounds which are given an organic sense of life,” largely due to the fluid guitar parts Lichty splices on top of his reverb-drenched production. It’s a production that revels in the deep, dark evolution of a specific atmosphere and mood, where watching the thunderheads slowly roll in as exciting as the torrential synths and bass swells that percolate around Lichty’s guitar embellishments. In short, it’s a promising debut from an artist just getting his toes wet in the scene.

Check out Depth Connection’s five originals and a remix of Light’s “Siberia” on his pay-what-you-want EP Different Waves, available on Bandcamp now. Or take a gander to “Droplets” below if you have no idea what I am trying to say.

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http://depthconnection.bandcamp.com/





klap
08.15.13
guys

Oneironaut
08.15.13
guitar parts are ill - i'm down for sure

Trebor.
08.15.13
wouldn't you be using your left foot as the kick when driving? That's what I do

klap
08.15.13
who plays bass with their left foot

tommygun
08.15.13
gotta check

Trebor.
08.15.13
left handed people, or people driving cuz your right foot is occupied


klap
08.15.13
trebor the bass pedal is universally on the right side unless you're playing a double. feet don't have to do with handedness lol. and yeah the right foot is occupied when you're driving that's why i mentioned the accelerator

Trebor.
08.15.13
ummmmmmm no, left handed drummers that do not play open left handed have the high hat to the right instead of the left, therefore their left foot is on the bass peddle. And yeah it's good practice to get your left foot up with your right foot anyway

klap
08.15.13
i know two left handed drummers and have never seen that. seems odd to me but i'll ask

klap
08.15.13
like the ones i know just play open handed

Trebor.
08.15.13
There's that youtube drummer Chaserrr that plays like that, but yeah most lefties play open left

theacademy
08.15.13
i play such a mean bass drum gas pedal

im so good i totaled 3 cars

twlichty
08.15.13
=D

YourDarkAffected
08.15.13
this is sweet! Nice work man!

twlichty
08.15.13
Thanks! Mad props to Rudy for getting me some exposure

Mad.
08.16.13
Hell yeah, if only we could get you out to the rest of the world

Klichty
08.16.13
I'm proud of you son

RadicalEd
08.16.13
Sounds like Tycho. Pretty nice. Whatever happend to solterra though?

Deviant.
08.16.13
I have no idea what you're trying to say

Omaha
08.19.13
Just to clarify, (since I'm an *official drummer* that even plays drums like every week!!,) I totally use my left foot in the car to practice. It just works better that way, although I rarely use that foot when playing kit.

Also we're Honda Accord buddies, Rudy < 3 I gots a '97

Trebor.
08.19.13
You should be using the left foot a lot for dat high hat shit son

YourDarkAffected
08.19.13
eyy! I gots a honda accord too!

Omaha
08.19.13
Meh if you are a funk drummer, maybe. But in most genres of music the hi-hat isn't opened/closed much, esp in the style I'm used to playing.

Regardless, my steering wheel is the most solid snare drum.

klap
08.19.13
what i usually do is use my heel to tap out instead of the front part so i tend to avoid accidents that way. left foot is strictly hi-hat bizness

Tyrael
08.19.13
klap is like sputnik's Hemingway

Trebor.
08.19.13
dude, the sound of the high hat when you hit it while opening it and then immediately closing it is probably the coolest sound known to man

klap
08.19.13
^definitely in the running

Aids
08.21.13
splash cymbal >

twlichty
08.21.13
Soooooo...... What do you guys think of the music?

theacademy
08.22.13
i just copped this shit

will 5 it now and report bak later

Aids
08.22.13
hahaha so many comments and nothing about the music, listening now as I have finally acquired

twlichty
08.23.13
Lol you guys are the best

Omaha
08.23.13
"left foot is strictly hi-hat bizness" - Sputnikmusic's Hemingway

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