I Do It For Your Love

August 4, 2008 6:16 PM

A Paul Simon cover from the same session as Bob-omb Battlefield. Instrumental, two acoustic guitars.

This one uses the "large studio" preset (as opposed to Bob-omb Battlefield's "small studio"). There are a couple of spots with balance issues, but I'm pretty happy with how this turned out overall.

posted by danb (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

posted by kindall at 9:21 PM on August 4, 2008

You and your friend should drag your guitars to Harvard Square and collect beer money--this and the Bob-omb Battlefield would totally draw people in. More!
posted by not_on_display at 9:32 PM on August 4, 2008

I love guitar duets. Thank you.
posted by nicolin at 2:53 AM on August 5, 2008

Beautiful. More please.
posted by hillelc at 7:45 PM on August 5, 2008

Nice. Your playing is confident and relaxed, and I like the tone of the guitar playing the more chordal parts.
posted by umbĂș at 7:53 PM on August 5, 2008

Just like the last one this is really pretty
posted by BrnP84 at 9:47 AM on August 6, 2008

Please PLEASE tell me there is more from this session.

I love this music
posted by ibfrog at 8:21 PM on August 6, 2008

Yes, very nice again.
Are those infrequent nasal breaths I hear or clothing movement? I like them regardless.
I love hearing a room in a recording, it's my favourite thing. Screw dry recording closets and noise gates and limiters and over-compression, I say.
Is this with one mic?
Also, you captured that totally Simon-esque little riff he always does at around 3.37. I Am a Rock!
posted by chococat at 11:04 PM on August 6, 2008

Wow, thanks for all the nice comments!

not_on_display: We're planning to play out a bit in the fall. Not sure if we'll spring for a street musician license, but you never know!

umbĂș: Hey, that'd be me. :-) As with Bob-omb Battlefield (and all of the pieces from this session), I'm using my fingers and my friend Matt's using a pick.

ibfrog: Thanks! There are still a couple more -- I'll put up another one now.

chococat: Yup, one mic. Most of the incidental sounds you hear are breathing -- we both have a habit of inhaling before starting a phrase. I'm glad you enjoy them though! And I'm glad you picked up on my Simon-esque riff :-)
posted by danb at 4:35 PM on August 8, 2008

This is really exquisite. This is the sort of stuff I like to play when I'm reading, not because I think it belongs in the background, as ambient noise, but because it puts me in a good state for paying attention.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:26 AM on August 9, 2008

Wow. I love this so much. I'd love to hear more of your PS covers...
posted by Kimothy at 5:40 PM on December 10, 2008

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