I recorded this to test a couple of different mics for recording the cajon. I used a Sennheiser E 602 II, which I used to mic my kick drum with, on the cajon port, and an Avantone CK-1 small capsule condenser on the face. The mics performed well, I think, especially the Sennheiser. The Casino is used for the sort of dreamy chords in the background and the lead is my tele on the bridge pickup. When I do tracks like this, I am mostly going for a mood. It is repetitive, but it is only 1:33 long.
The cajon sounds quite punchy. I am pleased. The lead is just sort of there to be a wandering contrast to all of the repetitious patterned stuff. Eventually I will put all this stuff together into an actual song.
Yeah, it’s kind of Dire Straits meets “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number.” Influences show.
Update: Craig put some different lead guitar ideas on the track: