"I Went" was recorded live with my band "Ninth", with Bjørn Tore Kronen Taranger on drums.
The recording is totally raw, and no edits or "studio magic" has been used.
Most of the sound comes from the drum microphones picking up the guitar.
The instrumentation is simple:
Drums, guitar and Rhodes. But, there is an overdubbed acoustic and electric guitar playing through the arrangement along with the original.
The first draft I made for this song was an industrial electronic upbeat arrangement in the key of E major.
This version (F minor, free time) is probably more inspired by my Motown/Stax upbringing. I grew up with all that stuff (in the house, not in the times though;) and I wanted to keep "production values" back in the 60's for this song.
I think people underestimate R&B from the old times.
I can't stand the 80's slap stuff, or the pop/fusion funk stuff. I can't say that I'm particularly fond of modern R&B (pop) either, I find it way too "homogenized".
But I just love the attitude, creativeness and feel from those early records and use it shamelessly wherever I want, on my tracks.
It was a time when R&B, Funk and Soul music was three sides of the same story.
On the session with me:
Bjørn Tore Kronen Taranger: Drums