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'Shallow Grave' by Antiquity

I’m happy Gerald Duchene asked me to write and play a bass track for this beautiful song. It’s my second collaboration with his project Antiquity Sessions.


Production notes

After listening to the rough mix of Shallow Grave, I almost immediately decided to approach the song with my Fender Jazz fretless bass. The song asked for a mellow and warm sound, and that’s what I’ve delivered. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with such an experienced and solid musician.

Also, I love when I’m presented with a proper challenge. As a songwriter, Gerald writes very differently from what I usually work with, and he has a pretty different approach from the material I usually produce. Therefore, I have to dive into the spirit of the music first, feel how the song moves. I end up using a kind of sensitivity that doesn’t come easy to me. To elaborate on how I perceive a challenge in music, I often quote a David Bowie interview as a pivotal inspiration of mine:

If you feel safe in the area that you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further, into the water than you feel capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you feel that your feet are not quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.

— David Bowie


Gerald Duchene / Words Music and Instrumentation
Dan Ecclestone / Melody and Vocals
Simone Silvestroni / Fretless bass
Chris Pavey / Mastering

Released: January 18, 2019