This song is about a man and his horse. It’s a metaphor for industrialization and folks losing jobs to machines. Does it ruin it to say it explicitly?
Acoustic guitar was first. A little reverb. Then bass. I used a power-amp model to spruce it up. Drums were recorded using one mic and played with brushes. Vocals needed compression going in. I had a little hiccup with lead guitar where I was getting latency in the DAW. I turned off a few plugins and the problem was solved. Who said computers were easier than analog tape? Harmonica is running through an amp model. I think that’s it!
I hope you enjoy it!