Sunk Costs

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The dialogue is from the radio adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1973, now in the public domain. The full audio series is available on the Internet Archive.

There’s very apparent clipping on the guitar tracks that I couldn’t figure out, so I just rolled with it. I wrote and recorded some lyrics for it, but I just didn’t like how it came out. The higher, two-note guitar track was my first time recording with an E-Bow, which was fun.


Ubuntu Studio 16.04, Audacity 2.1.0, Hydrogen


Mexican Fender Stratocaster, 2012 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, E-Bow, M-Audio FastTrack audio interface, Behringer CO600 chorus pedal