Follow the Fellows: Progress Update #1 by Guidebooks
This week’s guest post is by 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellow Guidebooks. They’re creating a full-length album with the help of SoundClouders all around the world. How? Contribute an original sound sample to them, and they’ll create magical music thanks to you.
Hey All! We have been busy both collecting samples through the Group Dropbox and whilst on the road. Next comes the studio, where we’re holed up compiling found sounds and combining these with traditional instrumentation. This is an intriguing and exciting project to keep your eyes and ears on.
We’d love to share the progress so far. Let us know what you think!
We snapped some pictures on the road this week while sourcing additional sounds and getting vocals in. We’re re-sampling the sounds and manipulating them to form what we need to write with.
Anyway, lots of great sounds are starting to roll in to our SoundCloud group but we need more so please contribute and get others to do so as well at
It really does feel like we have a lot of people joining our band all of a sudden! But you know- this is tough. There’s a lot of notebooks filled with scribbled lyrics and half written lines. Slowly ideas are forming and some are coming from the contexts and stories around the sources of the sounds themselves.
It’s strange and a little bit exhilarating to feel that as the samples roll in, we are not fully in control of what we will have to work with. It’ll be interesting to see what people send to us and what way we have to twist and adapt. This is an important part of the process though, like lifting your hands off the handlebars. It feels different, but in a good way.