Much of the concept and arrangement on "Into My World" was written in 1996, along with so many guitar pieces that I've lost count.
It's a crossover between baroque and latin styles, and some African as well, at least in my mind (though I didn't care much about styles then, and still don't).
This version was recorded in 2008. The guitar pieces are always fun, both electric and acoustic. Because of the fun they've given me over the years, I don't take them too seriously. It almost feels like a child's game, and not "proper" and "serious art"
The rhythm and bass arrangement is minimalistic, the guitar is the opposite, and drives the song. Even though the song is basically acoustic, it it feels electronic. The tempo is kind of frantic so it can be almost overwhelming to listen to, which was the point.
I dot have much "sympathy" for redoing (any of my own parts) in the studio but I easily record a song on several occasions to find the right mood and ambience for it. Much more effective, I think.
The song was recorded on the cheapest classical guitar you'll find. The ones that cost under 100$/€. You can find some pretty good guitars for that price since there are so many of them out there. And here in Norway it's almost cheaper to buy a new one then bother to change the strings!
It's pretty strange that I've not released more acoustic music over the years, since it's been a vital part of my day to day life since my childhood.
Well, that will gradually change now