This track was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could play cajon with my left hand while playing a ride cymbal with my right. It turns out that I can!
This is almost 8:00 minutes long and it doesn’t go anywhere at all. It is basically an Amin7 chord forever. However, it is not without interest. It might be called a “meditative shuffle.” It does sound a bit like the Dead. That was not my intention, but I am a child of the 60’s. It turned out better than I thought it would.
The ride cymbal is a 21″ Sabian HH Raw Bell Dry Ride, a very pretty sounding cymbal, played with one Pro-Mark Broomstick, about the quietest thing you can play a cymbal with. The bass is my Douglas violin bass. The guitar is my Tele. That’s about it.
Update 6/25/19: After consulting with some guys on the Reaper forums I made a more natural sounding mix with a different compressor on the master channel.