Last modified: Tuesday, 23 July, 2013, 11:04:02 PM.
‘Lagu Tiga’ (‘Third Track’) is the, well, third track from Batch 5, and it is also the first of two newer tracks that were created for ‘National Acrobats’. A’aqel and I essentially share equal writing credits for the newer tracks: he would first provide a simple running bass line and an idea for the drum beats for at least the intro, verse and chorus sections; I would then add in the guitar parts based on the framework he had emailed me, and flesh out the track further by adding flourishes and additional instrumentations. We would then basically pass the arrangement back and forth, and make smaller refinements until both of us are satisfied. ‘Lagu Tiga’ started to take form after I came up with the opening guitar line that also runs through the chorus; I was watching ‘Blade Runner‘ while working on the track, and I guess I was subconsciously influenced by Vangelis‘s synth-heavy soundtrack. The end result, however, is less dystopia and more wild west (to me, at least).