by Shep On Bass

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Astronominal is the new EP from Shep On Bass. Each track is a live one-take improvisation, with additional drums, percussion, and vocals/spoken word being added later, based upon the vibe of the improvisation. All sounds, other than those noted have been created live, using the bass guitar and effects pedals.

I'm Shep, a bass player and producer from Derby, UK, whose main passion and inspiration are effects pedals. I approach the bass guitar more like a modular synth than anything else, using it as a full range instrument to create textures and timbres otherwise left to digital synths and software.

I don't keep any of my techniques a secret, so please see the individual track listings for the effects used on those recordings. In all cases the tracks are performed on a Roscoe LG5 Signature bass, through an EBS Fafner and Barefaced Big Twin T. The cab is mic'd (for the lows) and a DI taken from the head (for the highs, which is then duplicated and panned for stereo widening of the mix). Everything is recorded via an Audient iD22 interface into Ableton Live.


released October 28, 2014

All tracks performed, recorded, and mixed by Shep on Bass.
Mastered by SubMix -
Artwork by Shep.

I use and endorse Roscoe Bass Guitars, COG Effects, and GigRig Power Supplies.

Thanks to Mark Graham for the album name, and to Steuart Liebig for showing me that doing strange things on the bass is really OK.



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SubTric Derby, UK

SubTric is the electronic moniker of Chris 'Shep' Shepperson of WRISTS and Constantine's Wing.

Releases out on Atypeek Music, Binormal Records, and right here!

Formerly bass player and effects obsessive of 'Shep On Bass' fame. (rā’kĭs/KADE/Our Helical Mind).
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