I’d like to introduce a new project idea of mine, Synesthete. Since I tend to write in various different genres, I feel it wouldn’t make too much sense to have my hard rock, stoner rock, thrash metal, dark ambient, industrial, and new age sounding songs all under one artist name. Each genre should have it’s own band name identifying it. I’ve never really have had one for my industrial sounding stuff, and since I’m starting to write more music in that vein, I think it’s time for a project name to encompass that music. So I created Synesthete for that purpose.
For anyone wondering what the hell Synesthete means, well a synesthete is some one who has the condition known as Synesthesia, which is when someone sees colors when they hear music. Of course there is much more to the condition than that, but that definition will do for now. I recently read about the condition in a book I’m reading, liked the name and decided to use it. I wanted to use Synesthesia for the band name, but that’s already been taken, so I settle on Synesthete instead.
So anyway this first song to be released under this new band name is ‘Four Day Wait’ which in truth be told, an exercise in laziness. You may not guess that when you hear it at first, but I took the laziest way out for almost every aspect of this song.
The drum beats are taken directly from the Taylor Swift cover I did recently. The original MIDI I had for the TS song didn’t have anything but a piano part and the vocal harmony, so I had to program the drum beats myself. When I was getting frustrated with how the cover was turning out, I decided to play with the drum beat instead, and see where it took me. I basically dropped the tempo down about 30 BPM and started goofing around with sounds on top of that beat.
All they keyboard sounds are also the same sounds I used for the TS song. I essentially just deleted all the instrumental parts for the TS song except the drums and just used the sounds that I had selected for that song. I may have changed the sounds for one part.
When it came time for lyrics I went ahead and stole the lyrics and song title from a song I wrote ten years ago for a band I was in that never went anywhere or did anything. I figured I wrote the words, and they were never used, and they fit in with this song, so why not use them. But if you pay attention you can see I didn’t feel like adding to the already existing words, so I just repeat the them half way through the song. I’ve already admitted that I’m was being lazy with this, so I don’t want to hear it.
And finally the video is just some random shots of me driving around Buffalo, NY and West Falls, NY, haphazardly edited together and thrown on top of each other with a little bit of effects added for flavor. It works in some parts, not so much in others. Obviously the music and video have nothing to do with each other besides the fact I put them both together.
And finally if your trying to figure out what the hell I’m singing about, the lyrics are based on the Hubert Selby Jr book ‘Waiting Period’. Don’t be lazy like me and go read that book if you wanna know what the song is about.