Colours of Islam

August 1, 2008 10:43 AM

Part of the August Wildcard Challenge.

My random link brought me here. Of course the link is dead. Of course the discussion lead to the eventual religious/non-religious bickering.

I used mostly snippets of dialog for the lyrics. I changed the spelling of 'color' to 'colour' because I am Canadian and it just looks wrong the other way.
posted by dobie (10 comments total)

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I like the transitional notes in the bass, there are some really sweet chords in here. Has a nice Buckley-esque kind of feel.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 10:59 AM on August 1, 2008

There are a lot of things to like about this. The bass seems to drive the song as the guitar effects languidly dance around it. I like the melody a lot, and the way your voice delivers it almost as a casual aside.
posted by edlundart at 2:27 PM on August 1, 2008

Thanks guys. I feel like this sounds kind of rushed. I just kind of fooled around on electric guitar and bass and didn't know the lyrics at all. I agree there are some good ideas, but it seems kind of half assed to me.
posted by dobie at 3:13 PM on August 1, 2008

It could be tightened up into a stellar track. But the looseness makes sense for a MeFi Music challenge, I think of it more as a great demo. If I were you I'd keep this melodic idea around and refine it later. (actually, if i were you i'd say that and then forget about it and not touch it for like 5 years).
posted by edlundart at 10:10 PM on August 1, 2008

Yeah, the way the melody and bass follow each other, and I like the chord progressions and the way they hang off the table, the extra phrases. Half-assed or full-assed, great ideas in here.
posted by not_on_display at 11:36 PM on August 1, 2008

This is definitely promising, and I really like your voice. Languid is totally the right descriptor for the feel, which is curious considering the theme, almost like the narrator is a sailor who just visited a muslim country and is trying to figure out what he just caught a glimpse of.

Also, I'm such a sucker for 6/8 time.
posted by umbú at 8:03 AM on August 2, 2008

I like it a lot -- the stripped-down simplicity of it actually sounds awesome to me. Good work.
posted by spiderskull at 9:32 AM on August 2, 2008

i think it's charming, the way the words really do feel like they're just rolling off the top of your head. it doesn't feel rushed, it feels spontaneous.
posted by k7lim at 9:55 PM on August 2, 2008

I obviously prefer music that sounds a little unfinished. The melody is lovely, and the underproduction given it an off-the-cuff feel that I really enjoy.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:55 AM on August 3, 2008

This falls under the "can't put my finger on why but I like this a lot" category for me. Really soft and soothing.
posted by ORthey at 5:23 PM on August 4, 2008

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