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Recorded in 2005. The keyboard sound in the second half is a backwards electric piano processed through a triggered filter (kind of like a Mutron III). Muted the vocals cos I'm not too pleased with the lyrics or performance.
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kavin. said

Has kind of a demo quality at the beginning, but develops nicely!

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Rough mix of a work in progress that has been gestating since late May 2013. still working out the lyrics/vocal parts. dunno if there will eventually be keys and/or synths.
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Galileo's Cough Drop said

I dig it. Has an epic feel.

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Rough mix of a work in progress that has been gestating since late May 2013. still working out the lyrics/vocal parts. dunno if there will eventually be keys and/or synths.
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Andrew Russe said

Wooo - I like what you've got so far

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"Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns." synths used: - Korg DW-8000 - Roland D-50 - Emu Proteus 1000 the last time i will EVER do this much tedious MIDI sequencing. so over it…
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Guest said

...yes, the night the dead are raised to dance their macabre dance - not a piece for guitar, I think. Nicely done.

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"Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns." synths used: - Korg DW-8000 - Roland D-50 - Emu Proteus 1000 the last time i will EVER do this much tedious MIDI sequencing. so over it…
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Big Joe Silence said

@sluggthesickpuppy: i'd play it on guitars if it lent itself to being played on guitar. if you want to tackle it, be my guest.

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"Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns." synths used: - Korg DW-8000 - Roland D-50 - Emu Proteus 1000 the last time i will EVER do this much tedious MIDI sequencing. so over it…
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sluggthesickpuppy said

now play it on guitars

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Rough mix of a work in progress that has been gestating since late May 2013. still working out the lyrics/vocal parts. dunno if there will eventually be keys and/or synths.
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sluggthesickpuppy said

nice

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"Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns." synths used: - Korg DW-8000 - Roland D-50 - Emu Proteus 1000 the last time i will EVER do this much tedious MIDI sequencing. so over it…
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Galileo's Cough Drop said

That sounds like a lot of work. Probably a great learning experience, but yeah I imagine you're not interested in doing that sort of thing again anytime soon!

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Written in the mid-90s and recorded several times. this is the last one from 2002. i played all of the instruments and Tom Higgins did the vocal.
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AMEN ALIBI said

This is great, brings me back, refreshing.

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this is me working out the opening and chorus of a new song for a band i just kinda rejoined. figured i'd post since there's a certain rockness to it that i find appealing. i'll post the completed tune later, but first i gotta reorganise my…
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AMEN ALIBI said

Where is the rest....?

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this is me working out the opening and chorus of a new song for a band i just kinda rejoined. figured i'd post since there's a certain rockness to it that i find appealing. i'll post the completed tune later, but first i gotta reorganise my…
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AMEN ALIBI said

Very Cool!

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this is me working out the opening and chorus of a new song for a band i just kinda rejoined. figured i'd post since there's a certain rockness to it that i find appealing. i'll post the completed tune later, but first i gotta reorganise my…
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Guest said

Great vibe - looking forward to hearing more!

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Recorded in 2008. Fuzz guitar through an old DDL into a pitch transposer, recorded in one pass with no edits or overdubs. Just a minute noodle doodle, really, but it's gonna go somewhere. Honest!
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kavin. said

Yah Joe!

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thick and hairy track stem transfer from a 16 year old multitrack tape. i plan on doing a few overdubs and a few brutal edits in the name of a new arrangement. i need more rock in my life. yes, there will be vocals.
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kirklynch said

What a great rocking track!

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this is the mix so far, pending a new vocal to replace the guide and a 12-string part. maybe a bit of piano? lyrics from the muted vocal are about seeing the ex you upended your life to help out in the arms of another. cheery! tik-tok…
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Guest said

Looking forward to hearing the final track! Love the melancholy I hear so far, and the mix is attention-grabbing and bitter sweet. That probably makes no sense.

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this is the mix so far, pending a new vocal to replace the guide and a 12-string part. maybe a bit of piano? lyrics from the muted vocal are about seeing the ex you upended your life to help out in the arms of another. cheery! tik-tok…
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Guest said

Excellent!

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this is the mix so far, pending a new vocal to replace the guide and a 12-string part. maybe a bit of piano? lyrics from the muted vocal are about seeing the ex you upended your life to help out in the arms of another. cheery! tik-tok…
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mmi said

nice. Look forward to hearing it develop.

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this is the mix so far, pending a new vocal to replace the guide and a 12-string part. maybe a bit of piano? lyrics from the muted vocal are about seeing the ex you upended your life to help out in the arms of another. cheery! tik-tok…
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Galileo's Cough Drop said

I like how the bass and drums are mixed in this. Sounds like some of the snare hits weren't synced up with the bass a few times, but should be fairly easy to fix.

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tracked 7 years ago, in the same vein as "A Brain Haemorrhage Would Be A Birthday Present". -modified toy keyboard into a resonant filter with LFO mod into a Boss DD-3 DDL pedal, all tweaked as part of the performance. -beat is from an old…
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Galileo's Cough Drop said

I like when this settles down into an epic drone. Unfortunately, it sounds like the aliens also have houseflies! Or perhaps ARE houseflies. Hrmm.

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tracked 7 years ago, in the same vein as "A Brain Haemorrhage Would Be A Birthday Present". -modified toy keyboard into a resonant filter with LFO mod into a Boss DD-3 DDL pedal, all tweaked as part of the performance. -beat is from an old…
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kavin. said

because they didn't have their own reality show. Trippy!

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