Choice Cuts: Top Acoustic Songs from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound
A defender of the loud, Cox is equally as incredible unplugged
4. Atlas Sound: “Wintergreen Sketch”
To fully grasp the way Cox ticks as a musician, one should probably look at the staggering Bedroom Databank series. Released one by one on his blog (for free) in November 2010, Bedroom Databank is a four-volume collection of songs, ideas, covers, jams and little riffs Cox came up with and recorded entirely by himself in his Georgia studio.
All in all, there’s over three hours of music to uncover. And yes, some of the tracks are little more than un-developed curiosities. But an incredible amount of it is fascinating, a direct look inside Cox’s creative process.
Even with that said, it may seem ridiculous for me to include this highlight off of Volume 2, a track that lasts a total of thirty seconds. But in thirty seconds, Cox demonstrates what an inane sense he has for building acoustic tracks. A little riff starts the song, than comes another layer and another. Soon enough, Cox has built a lovely song with just a couple layers of acoustics. You’ll want it to last longer after he cuts the delightful little ditty after just thirty seconds.
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