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Opportunist 2nd March 2017 01:48 PM

Duo
 
As a duo how does the writing and performance aspect work out? Do you allocate specific tasks/instruments for composition that carry through to the performance stage or is it more fluid and naturally symbiotic?

Russ

paul h 8th March 2017 03:50 PM

I tend to write the bulk of the music. then when we're at the end , Phil will sit with me and help with arraignment ideas , that sort of thing. but there are no hard and fast rules for specific instruments. Live, I improvise the arraignments and manipulate the synths apart from the 303 which Phil does. He usually looks after the balance as well. it means if i go off on one with a synth he can dub it up with fx and we can then shape the song accordingly off on a tangent if we're enjoying it.