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I wanted to go down a different path with this one and try a new vibe altogether; no guitars at all and the bass guitar (my new Fender Mustang) only appears at the end of the song
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Sister Savage said

This one needs your vox! Great feel - love the percs and sparkles.

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Sister Savage said

Brilliant RPM album, loved the retro vibe!

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Guest said

Well done Matt, some feat that! I'm going to use some as intro music. Thanks

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The original title was 'Mediocre Fajita' (long story)... It started out with the initial bass riff but I ran out of creativity and left it. Then over the course of Christmas 2020 I got COVID so most of the time I had neither the willingness or…
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Sister Savage said

Love the exploratory feel in this - especially that dreamy mid section. Sorry you guys have been struck by the evil 19. Sending you all the gentle vibes - you have to do RPM again in a few weeks... ;)

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What is a rhythm ferret? What does it look like? What does it eat? And more importantly, what would it sound like? Some of the answers are here....
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Sister Savage said

He's a cutey. :-D (I bet his dressing room is bigger than the puppet show's)

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A bit of a 'kitchen sink' one... It's another one I play beginner's guitar on tentatively (the lead break & rhythm) The are no vocals (I'm amassing a large amount of songs needing vocals!) but it does feature some more epic 80s synths…
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Sister Savage said

t r i p p y

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This is only the second song I've ever written on the guitar - I'm playing acoustic and rhythm... and you can tell I'm a beginner πŸ˜† Happily the rest of the instrumentation is a little more polished. No sugar coating this... It's a very melancholy…
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Sister Savage said

Oh my, beautiful. Completely heartfelt and genuinely touching.

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This was all written on the bass - I wanted to get an earthy 70s Rickenbacker bass vibe on this so naturally there's liberal splashes of Moog and Hammond Organ to accompany it. It's kind of 'prog-lite' and again needs vocals. It's a working…
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Sister Savage said

Looking forward to your dreamy vox on this!

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Well... this took a left turn at Odd Street. The main melody started off as riff written and played on bass guitar and the early version had guitars, and real drums etc.... Then I got introduced to a suite of 80s synth plugins and it all went…
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Sister Savage said

Loving the space in the beats, but you were clearly off your face when you wrote this.

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Only 1 week ago I was luxuriating at a beautiful hotel in Dubai, floating blissfully in a lagoon pool... Forward wind one week and I'm here in the cold, wet, windy UK having to quarantine... Now, at the aforementioned pool, they played a chill…
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Sister Savage said

Definitely chill (although I get Russe's hot water bottle-nicking wifey ref), and very soothing...needed that. Lush track, kiddo.

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The second one born from my first week of quarantine. I dusted off my 5 string Sandberg bass guitar and wanted to evoke a Motown-ish vibe on this one and really got into the snare and bass guitar following the same rhythm rather than the usual…
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Sister Savage said

Long silk gloves, lots of shoulder action. Def Motown.

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The second one born from my first week of quarantine. I dusted off my 5 string Sandberg bass guitar and wanted to evoke a Motown-ish vibe on this one and really got into the snare and bass guitar following the same rhythm rather than the usual…
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Sister Savage said

I can really hear this with a swing rhythm!

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I've disappeared into a total rabbit hole with these 70s/80s synths. This one features the ARP2600 (in several guises), the Jupiter 8, Prophet 5 and the Fairlight (what a machine that was back in the day!) This started in my head as another…
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dxbisolation said

Thanks @Andrew - Flatwound strings and very meaty Precision pickups of unknown origin!

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I've disappeared into a total rabbit hole with these 70s/80s synths. This one features the ARP2600 (in several guises), the Jupiter 8, Prophet 5 and the Fairlight (what a machine that was back in the day!) This started in my head as another…
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Andrew Russe said

I was wondering what you meant by "reminds you of ELO", and then every now and then there was a momentary "oh yeah! I see what you mean", but then I don't know what bit it was that made me feel it!!! (So that's a good thing). Cool track, digging the bass sound.

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The second one born from my first week of quarantine. I dusted off my 5 string Sandberg bass guitar and wanted to evoke a Motown-ish vibe on this one and really got into the snare and bass guitar following the same rhythm rather than the usual…
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Andrew Russe said

Oh yeah. Mighty cool.

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Only 1 week ago I was luxuriating at a beautiful hotel in Dubai, floating blissfully in a lagoon pool... Forward wind one week and I'm here in the cold, wet, windy UK having to quarantine... Now, at the aforementioned pool, they played a chill…
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Andrew Russe said

Yep. Cool sounds (although I feel less in need of chilling out, more a case of "where's my long hot water bottle I bought the other week but my missus has nicked so she can have two at once...")

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Well... this took a left turn at Odd Street. The main melody started off as riff written and played on bass guitar and the early version had guitars, and real drums etc.... Then I got introduced to a suite of 80s synth plugins and it all went…
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Andrew Russe said

I'm playing catch-up. I was about to listen to your latest and realised there's been an upheaval... so I've come back here to the oldest one I haven't heard so I get them in the order you posted. In case you haven't revisited it to decide on what it is... may I suggest it's "a steaming pile of really catchy electronic pop"! :)

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The second one born from my first week of quarantine. I dusted off my 5 string Sandberg bass guitar and wanted to evoke a Motown-ish vibe on this one and really got into the snare and bass guitar following the same rhythm rather than the usual…
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slkrell said

oh yah. more horns. Motown as hell I like it

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Well... this took a left turn at Odd Street. The main melody started off as riff written and played on bass guitar and the early version had guitars, and real drums etc.... Then I got introduced to a suite of 80s synth plugins and it all went…
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dxbisolation said

Thanks @Anton!

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Well... this took a left turn at Odd Street. The main melody started off as riff written and played on bass guitar and the early version had guitars, and real drums etc.... Then I got introduced to a suite of 80s synth plugins and it all went…
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Anton said

Nice tune, percussion sounds great, cool production.

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