2010-02-04 @ 09:12pm
tags: alternative hip-hop groove whistle-solo
2/4/10: Jamming with high and mid freq horn as vocal mic again. This groove just made me want to whistle.
3/23/10: Final mix posted, for now. Same link.
Why do all the covers cover all, there's not alot, it better not snow too much...that'll do fine
why do all the colors waste, if only I unfolded
unfold near blind
and every time and every way, you take me, baby, another day anytime you're facing dusk
you're so young, so high above
would you go, unfolding into the dust?
before the time, unimposed and full
how blue, how blue
is his kind just you?
The mountains will call and
walk-ons will haul off all of you
the curtains will close
and the light cuts a hole down on you
with your eyes closed, who are you?
when your eyes close, who are you?
This is cinematic, trance-inducing goodness. The vocal sound and delivery fits in so perfectly. You make me want to attempt something like this...
wow, this is pretty amazing! the whistling is surprisingly appropriate :) great production all around. sweet!
Such a great sound. The panning caught me off guard, and sucked me right in! The vocal FX caught me off guard too, and I just thought, "Whoa, this is cool." The rest was no let down either. Great production!
Ha! The shifting glocks in my headphones are making me feel really imbalanced right now. Good thing I'm sitting down. This is a really tight groove. I feel like you have to do a lot to transcend the cheesiness that almost seems inherent in a lot of electronic/techno music. And you've definitely transcended it. Five stars.
That bass is PHAT. sir, you are a master of all genres. I salute you
2010-02-06 @ 09:38pm
tags: alternative electronic electronica techno rock pop hard-edged dark vocal panic
2/6/10: Some dark experiments in electronica and vocals, samples. Used a nice vocal mic this time instead of my experimental mic (high & mid freq horn) from the last two songs. This one is dark and intended to convey shadows and dark corners, and such. Anyone need movie mood music? I'm game.
When you can't see, when you can't feel
when you can't hear me, I'm there
I'm here, in the palm of your hand, I'm there
it's where I hold on, it's where you care
it's where you cure, where I know you'll be there
When you swing, you take the time away from everything
when you're king, you take the eyeball out of every face that we see
and we see, they all see you
Ringing, ring, ringing, ring, bring the lesson
ring it away
ringing, ring, ring, bring the essence
bringing in a case of sure, hard evidence
Oooh. Nice ambient arrangment!
this is pretty awesome... the layers building upon layers are great and it becomes quite cathartic towards the end. really enjoying your music this year!
I'm loving the ending - & the darkness. Wow, you wanted shadows… you got shadows. Very nice!
DAMN YOU. this is essentially the music i want to be making. it's brilliant.
Exceptional FAWM track, congrats!
2010-02-08 @ 05:00pm
tags: piano epic film-music vocals harmony catharsis
2/8/2010: Wanted to do a simple piano blues song but it turned to be much darker and much more two sided and heavy, rather than the blues I intended when I started out. I ended up wanting this to sound like the theme for a Disney special. Walk one path, take a turn here or there, end up somewhere else far away and different, that's what this song is about.
Does it heal?
what doesn't heal
Are your dreams
on your knees?
make it sleep
take it easy
slowly and surely
When you're green
all your dreams
handling with caution
hovering, waiting to show
to show on
too low, too high
always wanting a soft ride
coming down hard
something nice to fall into
alright, I think I'll land nice
over their side
gonna walk down this old road
This is a really beautiful song. It sort of echoes with emotion.
Sorry, but I really don't hear this as a Disney special. This is much better than that. Great job on the overdubbing of voices!
wow, this was unexpected! kinda ethereal and quite lovely really. just becomes mor entrancing as it plays, and ends so suddenly i want to play it again.
Lovely, hypnotic. The production on this lulled me while keeping my attention, if that makes any sense.
That was a really beautiful piece of music. Usually I would be doing other things while listening, but I had to stop to listen to the whole thing. Very good.
2010-02-28 @ 11:00pm
tags: ethereal acoustic rock folk fun vocal delay alternative pop country
2/28/2010: Finished five. It's a nice round number at least. Managed some slide acoustic and slide lap steel in open D tuning. Had fun with the vocals. Peace ya'll!
When you're in the frontline
when you think you're in the cold
when you were a gentleman in another life, so old
when it's just another day waiting
maybe it's the way you roll
fade away and fall
A happy man in the morning
a sad man at night
a gentleman at dawn,
makes a dead man at noon
a dead man don't cry too soon
No eyes to look out over and see the sunrise
see the sun, see my soul
breaking at the sight
Cross up and over the other side
never give in, and never fall
I'm recommending this to my friends in the chat room because I like it and it's criminal that it's still a zong, February was hours ago! Love the slide playing and the sound in this. I like how you've handled the somewhat odd mix of distorted ethereal sounds with acoustic guitar and it's come together really well. Really, the guitar playing is fantastic and the arrangement is pretty mind-blowing. Love what you do with the vocal delay after "never give in, and never fall". Great stuff.
Love the soundscape, love the structure. Downloaded. Passed on to others.
2010-02-02 @ 02:01pm
tags: alternative ethereal soundtrack pink-floyd tool ween
2/2/2010: My first FAWM 2010 song, please pardon the rough vocal idea sung through a mid and high freq horn. Real vocals still to be added, this is just my beginning idea. Of note, I had hand surgery three weeks ago and am unable to play guitar, drums, bass, or anything except one-handed keys. This song contains a sample of me playing guitar a month ago. I pulled that bit of acoustic guitar and used it for the song's intro, then I looped that one chord sample over and over. I was able to play some lap steel (aka dobro) on the left (it doesn't require my left hand thumb). The rest of this song is all midi instruments and loops. Inspired by a combination of Pink Floyd, Ween, and Tool.
(Still in development, here is the rough idea):
We were so cold
we were buried so deep under
we were so cold
we were buried under [neath layers of piling snow]
we were waiting for the thaw
We were waiting for the thaw
we were holding onto any stray thought, hoping for the thaw
The musical arrangement and dynamics are awesome. It develops and changes from one cool section to the next. I really like it.
The first ten seconds was all I needed to know I was gonna dig it. Love the whole tone of the lyric and the sprawling layered production. You bring the magic with one hand tied behind your back.
Every time I think I've heard every layer, I hear another. Deep. Very deep. I love it!
Very cool sound. The production is fantastic...the sound is so think. Very good stuff.
I keep looking behind me. Why is that?
You carry a fire inside that we all want to get some light of. Amazing
Eek... Creepy... O.o I like it. :D This is really cool. :)
Wow, this is just splendid. It fits in with the whole piney, northwest rock (Fleet Foxes, Blitzen Trapper, Pine Hill Haints) thing we've got going on in our part of the US. Sorry to hear about the hand - hope you can keep the music coming, man. It's good stuff.
We're getting ready for the winter olympics in Vancouver Canada and they are bussing in snow :) Enjoyed listening to your work. Also, I really like how you are just making it all happen for yourself, hand surgery and all. Well done.
nice chilly mood and layered sounds. you're quite the sonic architect, and for me the best part of playing your music is waiting to hear what sounds will be introduced next.
You've really constructed a strong ambient feel. I'm definitely feeling the Tool in this. Looks like you're taking this February weather well...
Amazing production! Great work... Consider yourself watchlisted!
Gorgeous production, this really sounds delicious. Watchlisted :D