10 Tracks 10 Weeks Week 7 – Tiny Talk
30th August 2010
If you don’t like babies then I’m sorry.
But ever since I heard the most amazing noises I’ve heard in my life – those incredible utterances that emanate from my first child Harry, I had to record them and use them in a piece of music.
It was Mrs. Monday who recorded most of them with her iPhone and it was a challenge to trawl through the hours and hours of coos, gurgles and shreaks without dying of an overload of cute.
The other difficulty with sampling baby noises is to avoid sounding mawkish, and I hope that by using the big fat funk groove and keeping it short and sweet I largely avoided this.
I suppose this tune is a little self-indulgent, and it might only work for me and Mrs Monday, but one of the points of this project is to do what I feel like, and I just had to give it a go.
But whatever you think about the finished piece I’m sure you’ll agree that my son Harry has a great future ahead of him – the quality of his vocal is simply stunning and you’ll have to take my word for it that he’s definitely got the moves. Watch out Justin Timberlake.