Kohaku needs to go to the shop for some fret repair, so I thought I couldn’t do anything with him this week, which means limited options for song recording. (I’ve been working on My Boyfriend, which… will require some explanation when it comes out. XD But it’s mandolin-driven.)

But I realised that the buzz problem was with frets all the way down at the head of the instrument, and that for the most part, I could get away with songs up the neck – like this CD’s instrumental, “Cascadia (How I have Missed You).” It’s a solo zouk piece; I kept adding different drums and taking them back out, and other instruments and taking them back out, so eventually I gave up and realised this is what it wants to be.

It’s a song about rain and forest and mountains and missing all of them. 403 over on Dreamwidth said it sounded like the Snohomish Pass through the mountains, in the rain. That’s pretty much the idea. It’s also never performed exactly the same way twice; like history, it doesn’t quite truly repeat, but it does rhyme. This untimed and fundamentally raw recording is just one record of the emotions of the moment, which is exactly what it’s intended to be. Enjoy:

<a href="http://crimeandtheforcesofevil.bandcamp.com/track/cascadia-how-i-have-missed-you-instrumental">Cascadia (How I have Missed You) (Instrumental) by Crime and the Forces of Evil</a>