I figured it was time to challenge myself the Rhythm Roulette way. The only real thing that sort of made it deviate from the original gameplan was that I didn't go to a record store, for a few reasons. First the ride is on the fritz. Second there's no real good digging spots locally that would make it worth it. I've already scoured the shelves at every conceivable place here. Third I came up with the idea on the spot and grabbed a camera and just started filming. I ended up using a 8mm camcorder since the only other camera I have only shoots in 20 minute chunks. I sort of explain the situation at the beginning. If I only had keepers it would be kind of fake style, but in my case I have basically a ton of clearance grabs, random stuff, and everything just impossibly mixed up anyway so I figured that should be good enough. I used the three records grabbed and no other sounds. What I found worked best was my pitch shifting technique (I drop a couple more hints and gems of knowledge in the video also). Basically it's bits of my process on display.
Also I relearned the lesson of not judging a book by its cover. I grabbed a Red Callender album without knowing it was 50s jazz thinking it was going to be some marching band shit or something. I go through different variations of different things copped from the records until I find the right chops and put together layered patterns. I sort of didn't have a cameraperson so it was mostly on a tripod but I tried to make the video more interesting through editing. I had something like an hour and a half of footage, most of it chopping various samples. So that part is boring. I highlight what the beat could have been at a couple points before deciding on what it eventually became. The sounds seemed to work perfect, especially in the low end range. Overall I actually found this exercise a good way to spark creativity. Picking records at random and even if you can't find obvious dope samples or loops you can imagine how you can manipulate the sounds to make them completely different and unrecognizable from the records they came from. Maybe in the future I'll do a more proper example by actually going to a record store.