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New Tracks from Echo Mountain Session

After Betaplane’s recording session at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC in early 2016, they lurked into the edit cave and have spent the past months sitting on a nest of 3 tracks, polishing, mixing and sacrificing small animals, sleep to bring …

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Echo Mountain Studios – Asheville, NC

After taking home the judges choice award at Music Video Asheville 2015 for “Friday”, Betaplane was awarded a day at Echo Mountain Studios to track their upcoming EP.

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Friday (Music Video)

The majority of footage collected for this video project are from the family archives of the band members. Super 8mm footage was collected from The Yearsley Family: 1968-1976, and The Boughton Family: 1955-1982; converted, compiled, and edited.  Friday also includes a scene …

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Behind the Scenes – “Friday”

This collection of “behind the scenes” footage was shot in September of 2014 at Max Patch at the North Carolina/Tennessee border. Brad Boughton (drums), Lily Boughton, and Taylor Hellhake (bass/cinematography) climbed the bald to shoot this scene for Betaplane’s debut …

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Studio Timelapse

Friday is the first track self-recorded and produced by Betaplane in their rehearsal space in Leicester, NC.  The song consists of audio samples from the Boughton Family Baby Tapes: 1979, as well as additional audio samples collected around the Asheville, NC …

"If you look at exactly where you are, you can't really focus without looking back and forward at the same time."

Bill Laswell

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Betaplane

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The Process

Sound

The idea was to create a project that could auditorily dive into what can make a soundscape come alive. During the brainstorming period, the beginning stages involved collecting audio samples from different environments and using them to compose music digitally.  

The first four scratch tracks were composed of samples from four unique environments. Sound samples were collected from the beach, the forest, the city and air travel.  These samples were chopped up, layered and arranged.  Scratch drums were added and live bass was recorded to create the song structures.

The arranged productions then moved to the studio where live instrumentation was added. The ultimate goal was to create texture in sound and video and to study specific themes with each unique work.

“Friday” is the first release from Betaplane.  Visit the video section to explore.

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Imagery

Sight

With the detail that was put into collecting and layering sound foley within the music, it was a logical progression to incorporate imagery with the music.  Music videos are not a new art-form by any stretch of the imagination, but the way Betaplane is interpreting the music and the subtleties of soundscape to craft a unique visual space is something quite different.

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Will Little

Keys/Guitar/Production

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Brad Boughton

Drums

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Taylor Hellhake

Bass/Samples/Cinematography

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