Thinking about identity in a place, help us learn where you’re from through the sounds of your home.
For this OP 1 battle, focus on the traditions of your region. It doesn’t matter if it’s where you are today or where you lived for a couple of years in the early 00s. Wherever you consider home.
The goal here is to communicate the feeling of the region through sound.
Rule 1 - Regional Sample
Sample a song from your region. The only requirements here are that the lead writer of the song is of where you call home and that it feels like home to you. So it could be an old folk song performed by some modern singer. Or a modern song who’s off making music somewhere else but they’re from your region. Personally I would love to hear stuff that is considered the genre and style of your area!
Yes you are from your home! You may perform/record a song if it feels like home to you. But it must then be sampled into the OP1!
Rule 2 - Field Recordings
We all love environmental sounds that bring the world into a song. A conversation, crunching leaves, chants from a protest, a bird’s song. These be new acquisitions or archival but, no matter the era, should be from your region. They should remind you of home!
Rule 3 - OP Boundaries
(Stole this from joeyfivecents and Battle 68! ) May use one additional musical instrument (guitar, piano, external synth, etc). And you have to complete the song within the OP-1 (all fx, mixed to album) before sending it to Soundcloud.
Obviously the one exception here refers to Rule 1, you may record as complicated of a track as you want with as many instruments as you want BUT it must then be sampled in the OP1 for this track.
Please use Soundcloud and tag OP-1 Battle 69 and I’ll make a playlist. When you post your track here please tell us the city or country or region where “home” is to you so we can have some context.
Deadline is September 14. Have fun!