The Afterlife

  • Artist: Paul Simon
  • Album: So Beautiful Or So What
  • Label: Hear Music
  • Year: 2011
  • Producer: Phil Ramone, Paul Simon
  • Engineer: Andy Smith, Phil Ramone
  • Studio: Most of the album was recorded and mixed in a small cottage in Connecticut, USA.

12-string acoustic guitar gets treated to some aggressive tremolo with full depth (it dips to full on silence) that seems to remove most of the strums themselves. No longer hearing the pick hit the strings, we instead hear an amplitude modulated version of the decay. It seems to turn the acoustic guitar into an accordion, with strong rhythmic drive.


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