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December 11, 2007 3:59 PM

A collaboration with non-mefite Riadsala, who sometimes records bass for me. This is a pretty strange track, with a lot of effects going on, with a weirdish tempo change into the chorus which is backed by something in the vein of guitar shredding.

It's a little hard to describe who did what here, but the bass was certainly by Riadsala. The accoustic guitar is mine, while the electric was Riadsala, with glitchy effects applied by me. I'm also responsible for the vocal melody and recording, as well as the "shredding" in the background on the chorus. Beats and "atmospheric symphonics" by Riadsala.

posted by edlundart (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

That is indeed a crazy change in the chorus, but I really, really like it. It made a very good song remarkable.

The rest of the ambiance is flawless, but one has come to expect that from you, you have recording and production perfectly under control. Congrats once more, edlundart.
posted by micayetoca at 9:42 PM on December 11, 2007

Last night I listened to the song without paying attention to the lyrics and what mainly caught my attention was that thing at the chorus. This morning I was listening to it more closely and I liked it even more. The lyrics are great (there's just one little bit I don't understand, do you say "lost a man to the seas"?). Really great, and there's little details like a guitar line that gets "scratched" (as in "scratching vinyls) or just the scratching sound gives that impression. I really, really liked it, and I like it even more every time I listen to it.
posted by micayetoca at 7:39 AM on December 12, 2007

Hey micayetoca, thanks very much for the kind words. I really appreciate the feedback. The lyric was written as "she lost her man to disease" but I happily discovered that it also sounds like "to the seas". And either way it works. The vocals are distorted a little (I ran them through a guitar effect). The electric guitar lines really are practically unrecognizable from how they were actually played. I was really happy with how they came out. Definitely some luck was involved.
posted by edlundart at 10:43 AM on December 12, 2007

Hey ed, this is great. I really dig the tempo change too. The vocal harmonies are really cool, almost like a girl whispering in your ear? (the inhale after memories?) Hee hee. Good stuff. Congrats from me too!
posted by snsranch at 4:34 PM on December 12, 2007

Oh, that's true, I don't know why I didn't even think of "disease". Perhaps because the ethereal nature of the song gives it a poetic air and "the seas" just sounded natural.

I noticed the thing in the voice. It sounded like the "box" effect (that sort of "radio" effect that makes the voice sound as if it was coming out of a box), but it has some distortion in it, that stays there and then disappears suddenly, a little bit after you've stopped singing. That gives it a really nice texture.

By the way, did I mention that I like it more every time I play it? I like it even more today.
posted by micayetoca at 5:38 AM on December 13, 2007

I needed to relax after work today. This helped me do juuuuust that. Thanks!
posted by ORthey at 7:17 PM on December 13, 2007

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