PBGB Blog followers will know that many of our songs start out with just a groove, or a riff, or a clutch of lyrics. It is a great product of the collaborative and supportive nature of The Shed that a shred of an idea will bloom, with input from here there and everywhere, into a song we are all happy with.
It is also the nature of The Shed that different people participate in different songs.............not everybody gets involved in all of our songs. 'Side projects' abound.
In the case of BiiK, Pete had a drum and bass groove, and an 'interlude', floating around in his scone. Couldn't get rid of it in fact. He practiced up the drum patterns and turned to Neil for help marrying the drums and bass together.
Neil got that sorted tout suite.
From there on it just developed from a flurry of emails, experiments, test tastings and floated ideas.
Communicating musical ideas via emails is not easy, and there were many times Pete thought Neil might come down the hill with an axe. But in fact, Neil displayed incredible patience and understanding as they hammered the song together piece by piece.
So, as you might gather, this was not recorded 'live in The Shed'. Nope. Far from it. This is more a product of Neil's 'Jiguma Studio'. All Neil took away from The Shed were three or four drum patterns and some weird 'Pete' ideas. The rest was all pieced together at his place. Painstakingly. Step by step. With much trepidation on both sides.
But it was very exciting when we both went "yes !" and we had another piece locked in.
BiiK is the result of an extended collaboration between Pete and Neil.
Pete had the rough concept, and a few drum and bass patterns in his head. He played the drums.
Neil did everything else.....................great suggestions, guitar, bass, dulcimer, and all the Production work.
They are delighted. What do you think ? Have a listen by clicking HERE.
Oh.....................people asked "what is the song going to be called ?"............."BiiK" ..............what does BiiK mean ?
Buggered If I Know.