Wanna hear my music? (new song, featuring special guest)

Get that song on tape! Errr... disk?
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Wanna hear my music? (new song, featuring special guest)

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:44 am

So....

I never do this, but thought I'd share a new song I'm working on and get your feedback. I normally tend to overfill the space, and am consciously trying to leave more negative space to let things breathe a little more.

I'm recording everything in my bedroom studio, using Logic. The guitars are straight in, the bass in recorded out of a line out I had installed into my SFDR (although, the signal has a fair amount of buzz in it), and the vocals were recorded on an SM57 with a paint roller tube over the top (extra fine, for the smoothest of t0nz).

Edit: updated track is on pg4, new new song is on pg5
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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:11 pm

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by Axolotl » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:23 pm

I think it's quite good man! Love the overall vibe, the vocal melody and the very warm and analog synth sound! Guitars sound great too :-* . I think you could probably "explode" more towards the end. And I'm not digging the click-like sound around 1'25. :P

Very nice sir!

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Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:50 pm

Thanks for that! I'll work on it a little more, but kinda liking what I have so far.

I appreciate the input. 8)
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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by JazzBlaster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:00 pm

I wanted to listen... I got home... I got called back into work... but hey... I made enuff in OT so far today to cover that pedal I bought from you today so I guess it's all good! :D

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:07 pm

JazzBlaster wrote:I wanted to listen... I got home... I got called back into work... but hey... I made enuff in OT so far today to cover that pedal I bought from you today so I guess it's all good!
Haha, that's awesome!! :D

FWIW, I'm still at work myself...
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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by JazzBlaster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:30 pm

Telliot wrote: Haha, that's awesome!!

FWIW, I'm still at work myself...
Wanna buy a pedal?

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:39 pm

I dig it bro was that your new jazzmaster?

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by StevenO » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Wow, I love this. There's that Sparklehorse influence I was waiting for... :-* Perfect.

...And yes, that guitar sound. How'd you get it? Jazzmaster? What pickups? Neeeed to knooooww! :w00t:

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by my bloody television » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:56 pm

Nice man, I really liked that. Your voice reminds me a lot of Elliott Smith. I especially love that last chord you hit on the guitar

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by JazzBlaster » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:33 pm

I love it man! :w00t: Exactly what I wanted to hear when I finally got home, nice little mellow jam. That guitar sounds fan freakin tastic! Well done! :)

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by Telliot » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:11 pm

Wow, thanks guys! :blush:

StevenO wrote:Wow, I love this. There's that Sparklehorse influence I was waiting for... Perfect.

...And yes, that guitar sound. How'd you get it? Jazzmaster? What pickups? Neeeed to knooooww!
The guitar is my 'new' '66 JM I bought from Jaguar018, with the original pickups. The thing is just amazing, I can hardly put it down. The strummed guitar in the end is actually my Telecaster plugged directly in, pretty raw. I don't think I did too much to its signal, just hit record and left it.
my bloody television wrote:Nice man, I really liked that. Your voice reminds me a lot of Elliott Smith. I especially love that last chord you hit on the guitar
Sparklehorse and Elliott Smith are both huge idols of mine, so those are massive compliments! I emailed this to a friend of mine and he said it sounded like Radiohead and Beck covering "Good Vibrations"...imagine the smile on my face reading that. :w00t:

The 'analog keyboard' sound Axolotl mentioned is actually my Rhodes 73 Mk I running through my Germanium 4 and Memory Boy. No other effects were used IIRC.

Anyway, I really do appreciate your kind words and input. I never really allow myself/give anyone the opportunity the chance for anyone to hear my music, so I find this incredibly humbling and nerve racking. I normally keep these things close to my chest, holed up in a computer in my little studio.

My above-mentioned friend has been yelling at me for years to get off my ass and do something about it.
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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by natthu » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:22 pm

Great song! Love it.

The recording sounds very high quality, and I really like the stereo image you've created with the vocals.

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by StevenO » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:47 am

It's definitely got a Radiohead "All I need" aspect going on, which I like. I also heard a bit of Caribou in there (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4BuY-E_Ogk4), maybe some subtle flaming lips, Steve Burns too. I like it! :)

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Re: Wanna hear my new song?

Post by InLimbo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:41 am

All of this feedback is actually making me want to listen to it.

I'll be sure to check it out the first chance I get.

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