Title: Mix

Author: Chris Price

In: Sport 25: Spring 2000

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 25: Spring 2000

Chris Price — Mix

page 49

Chris Price


We were on the rebound
from perfection, piling on the dirt—

a mellotron, the wheezy breath
of old vinyl, character

sounds. We argued over psycho-acoustic
noise optimisation, where

to put the vocals—I wanted walk-in
wardrobe, you favoured aircraft hangar.

Time signatures exercised us into
the small hours. Finally we had to admit

something was wrong
with the voice, the original

performance. Intonation? We thought
we could fix it in the mix

auto-tuned within an inch of its life
to no effect. There was a spike

that wouldn't be softened.
After that you left for London citing

artistic differences. I opted for a cool edit
of the whole performance, released

selected tracks to friends
and family, trashed the backup

sold the gear. I hear you're big
in the clubs over there. Good luck.