Noise from the Balkans

Here’s the product of recent lunch hours. It’s a Bulgarian tune called “Maricensko,” which I found in an abc tune collection, arranged for the usual assortment of virtual instruments and effects.

What you don’t hear are the rhythm guitar tracks I discarded, and the keyboard accompaniment, and the many, many percussion tracks. Nearly everything I tried made it sound cluttered, and I eventually pared away all but the lead, bass and drums. Even now it still sounds busy to my ears, and if I weren’t so tired of the tune I’d fiddle with it some more, seeing what else I can simplify or eliminate. But I’ve had enough, and it’s time to move on to fresh disasters.