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Back in 2008, before The Amazing World of Gumball was commissioned, Ben Bocquelet, the show’s creator asked me to pitch some music for scoring the pilot. What I came up with as it turned out was the shows theme song , though we didn’t know that yet…
As there wasn’t any animation at this point Ben sent me some images that he had drawn and I then used those to get a feel for what the show might sound like. Gumball has lots of different characters, feels bright and is quirky too so the music needed to be a mix of instruments with a good vibe.
I had been visiting home in Melbourne around that time and found my recorder I had at primary school and brought it back to London thinking it might come in handy one day. Once I had the track more or less done I then added the recorder, overdubbing quite a few of them and it seemed to give it that certain sound I was looking for.