Hey (or how the band did its thing)

March 29, 2008 2:07 AM

A woozy, detached song that builds. My first ever attempt at recording vocals.

I put up one song before, but this is my first stab at singing. I might remove or clean up the double tracked vocals at a later date. I've decided I should try and get a band together (guitar keys bass drums) to play originals, which I've never done before, the intention being that everyone would chip in on vocals. If you folks think these vocals are noticeably below par I might try and get a dedicated singer in. I do plan on taking some voice lessons at some stage, though.

As for the instruments, they were just standard bedroom recording, with the drums being samples I had of one of my mates hitting the various drums of the kit put into Fruity Loops. The cello is a freeware VST called CelloFan.

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

I think this is really, really good. And I think the vocals work perfectly with it. Maybe try to find new high vocals but over all, this is great. It reminds me of this song by the Kinks that was in the latest Wes Anderson movie.
posted by Corduroy at 1:26 PM on March 29, 2008

Wow. A lot more professionally presented than your disclaimers threatened. Nice tune!
posted by Popular Ethics at 5:52 PM on March 30, 2008

I'm a fan of this one. I like your vocals, though I agree with Corduroy that you might want to let someone else handle the higher stuff. Still, good song and good recording. Well done!
posted by Pecinpah at 4:55 AM on March 31, 2008

I really like the idea, and I don't think you need another singer in terms of technique, but whe you start singing words (after the initial ooohs) it sounds a bit out of synch, which would be easy to correct with some practice. I really like the song and I think you sing it perfectly, other than the timing thing, which is not a big deal at all. Congrats.
posted by micayetoca at 1:56 PM on April 1, 2008

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