December 19, 2007 12:33 AM

I think this is one of the catchier songs I've come up with in a while, though I never seem to be a good judge of that. At any rate, it's a short and simple track about intense love gone missing... or something like that.

By the way, if you enjoy my songs, please also check out "the end"... it didn't receive any comments when I posted it, and I'm not sure if it's because it sucks or if it just got kind of lost.

posted by edlundart (6 comments total)


i used to say i will be here for all of time
i didn't know i would be here alone
you were the one true love of my life
i was wrong, you found someone new
and later i did too

you're gone, you're gone, you're gone
in one two three

i get your emails but you don't reply to mine
i don't know if you recall and then forget
how could we mean so little these days
when back then we meant everything
i guess i'm left to sing

you're gone, you're gone, you're gone

(am i never gonna see you anymore?)
(are you coming back?)

posted by edlundart at 12:38 AM on December 19, 2007

When it started playing I really liked the crunchy (??) sound of the guitar. Then it kept going, guitar and voice and I thought I wasn't liking it particularly. Then the strings came in and I thought "uf, wow, he knows how to choose the sounds". Then the drums came in and I thought "fuck, he knows how to choose the sounds.

By the time the drums and the sparse things of the chorus came in, I understood why you said it was one of the catchier songs you've done in a while, and I was loving it.

I can't put my finger on why, but I've been liking the songs you've been posting lately (lately in your song count, that is) better than the ones at the beginning. I remember when I started checking out all the stuff in MefiMusic, the day I got to "elevate" I thought something like "wow, this is very well produced" (as in "this is very well produced, but it's not exactly my cup of tea"). And lately I've been listening to the stuff you've posted repeatedly, downloading it and listening to it again. And again. Of course, that doesn't mean that you've gotten better or that the stuff you used to do was worse. It doesn't mean much, really but I thought it was only fair to say it.
posted by micayetoca at 7:05 AM on December 19, 2007

On a third listen it's obvious there are more things there than the guitar/voice, strings and drums, but you certainly have a knack for introducing sounds "unnoticeably". Suddenly one realizes there is a whistling that has been there for a while. And what sounds like a xylophone, but I'd have to listen to it with pen an paper to be sure where everything came in. Blending sound like that is a great skill to have.
posted by micayetoca at 7:31 AM on December 19, 2007

micayetoca, thanks as always for your great comments. I really, really appreciate it. I'm especially happy with what you're saying about the blending of sounds. When I started making music, a lot of the time my sounds didn't feel like they were part of a greater whole, and I often found myself listening to music I like and noticing how it wasn't always clear what each element was doing, but that somehow the sum of it all was greater than its parts. Occasionally I'm able to replicate that at least to some degree, and it's kind of a magical thing when it happens.

The whistling sound you are hearing is an unnaturally high-pitched and heavily reverbed simulation of a mellotron (on the choir setting). I often use that in conjunction with strings.
posted by edlundart at 10:20 AM on December 19, 2007

Yeah, I like this song. Though the sound quality seems a little muffled, to my ears, which was the only criticism I have here. Nice work, edlundart.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:20 PM on December 20, 2007

I just came back from a trip a few days ago and I was catching up with the songs that were posted while I was away, so here I am again. And again, I like this song a lot. Happy new year, edlundart.
posted by micayetoca at 4:31 PM on January 6, 2008

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