Lama

March 28, 2013 7:04 AM

A love for the golden 4AD era, Pink Floyd and the likes of David Sylvian have all been woven into the thread of this music. "Lama" was both inspired by these bands and reflects their contribution to a new generation of musicmakers. Looking forward, but knowing where our roots lie… I sincerely hope you will all enjoy this Ummagma track.

Sorry how I slide
All the way down low
All the way so can’t even find me

Funny how I fly
In the thick of rules
In the thick, does nothing but bind me

Hard to say but time to say it
Running in circles chasing your own tail
Hard to say but time to say it
Time to make time for making your own way

Do do do
Not alone, not living in solace
Do do do
On my road and this one is toll-less
No no no don’t you say to me
You’re on your own in loneness
Not quite so, no you’re never alone no
Do do do
Not alone, not living in solace
No no no don’t you say to me

posted by Brodyaga (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Super good. Thanks for posting this.
posted by The World Famous at 4:00 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


A lot of things to love here about the production of the instrument sounds, the arrangements, and how the different elements are mixed together. It sounds epic and ambitious. I like it!

Towards the end it starts getting poppy and catchy, too, in a really welcome and kind of surprising way. Very nicely done.

The vocals is where most improvement can be made, I think. I notice "Stereolab" in your tags, and I can definitely hear that influence, in a good way. I think there is some pitchiness here and there, but probably nothing that can't be dealt with in post. I feel like the vocal is not merging into the instrumental bed as well as everything else is merging together. It feels like it's recorded in a different world than the rest. I'm not sure why, or what I would do differently, but I feel like some kind of different vocal production might work better -- for these particular ears! And you need not worry about my particular ears or my particular opinions. Just giving you some feedback from one random stranger.
posted by edlundart at 10:21 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for your feedback guys...
posted by Brodyaga at 3:25 AM on March 29, 2013


A lot of things to love here about the production of the instrument sounds, the arrangements, and how the different elements are mixed together. It sounds epic and ambitious. I like it!

Seconding edlundert, here.
posted by soundguy99 at 9:55 AM on March 30, 2013


Thank you soundguy99, I've posted a few more tracks over the past few days (including a remix of this track today) if you wanted to have a listen… That would be interesting to see what you think of that - and just how much a remix should actually 'diverge' from the original. Maybe not 'should' but just your personal preferences about that kind of thing… Thanks once again.
posted by Brodyaga at 3:02 AM on April 1, 2013


Great pop song, as soon as its over I want to hear it again. Love the 4AD and David Sylvian references. Fabulous melody and arrangement. May I make the tiniest suggestion? The drums seem a little dry in comparison to the ambience of the rest of the track; in particular I would love to hear a bit more reverb on the snare. But that's just super-minor quibbling.
posted by conrad53 at 9:34 AM on April 5, 2013


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