Sketch#20 (Pex – Hindsight’s 2020 redo)

In 2018 I released my first album as State Charger entitled Swiss Flags, a batch of ambient and beat-less pieces I culled from countless sessions in front of my pedalboard and 4-track.

Looking back on it, there’s a lot of material I’d love to work even further with as a springboard for live sets and versions. So here’s my first attempt at that. 

“Pex” is a little song I’ve always liked and which came early on in the project. Its dusty melodies sort of set the tone for those sessions. I recorded a chunk of the song into the Digitakt, built a few parts around it and hit record. This was the first take, very live with no real plan. 

State Charger live jam (2020.02.29) w/ Elektron Digitakt, Moog Mother-32, Korg Volca fm with effects.

Featured pedals:
Red Panda Particle (Volca fm)
Strymon El Capistan (fx loop)
Strymon Blue Sky (fx loop)
Red Panda Tensor (fx loop)
EHX 8 Step Program (modulating Mother-32)