Falling In Love With A Woman Reading Numbers

July 18, 2008 9:10 PM

This is my entry for the spy music Mefi Monthly Music Challenge. The track is about an isolated Chinese secret agent in Canberra, falling in love with the disembodied voice that reads out numbers to him from China. I'm not that happy with the title.

This was recorded using Acid Pro, an SP-505 sampler, a cheapo bass, a Telecaster, and an SM-57.

posted by awfurby (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Very nice premise for your spy tune, there, awfurby, and nice job overall. Nice, insistent use of the Chinese numbers sample.

If I could make one suggestion, it would be that you give the spoken vocal a little more sonic space of its own to live in. I mean the "verse" parts, not the repeated "numbers... numbers" toward the end. I'm thinking maybe the vocal could've used more compression, or EQ or panning, to carve out a little more room for itself in the mix.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 AM on July 19, 2008

Hey, this is cool! The number-reading samples are fantastic -- the tonality provides a nice contrast to the flat delivery of the English spoken word part.

I agree with flapjax's suggestion, though -- at times I was straining to understand the words.
posted by danb at 1:40 PM on July 22, 2008

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