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December 20, 2008 1:29 PM

A little something I whipped up. It's about the town I live in called Lüneburg.

In the middle ages, Lüneburg was a very prosperous salt mining town. Over the years, the city has sunken in many places where there used to be salt deposits that were either mined out or washed out by the ground water. This sinking of the city caused many old and beautiful buildings to become crooked over time. At night I like to out for walks in the old mediaeval part of town and I imagine all the people and events that come before me in the last 1,500 years. I try to feel and hear their ghosts. Sometimes I can.

posted by chillmost (5 comments total)

Those backing vocals are really neat! They do sound otherworldly.

The whole thing is cool -- I like that solo about 1:30 in, and the organ riff that starts at 3:20ish -- but it's those backing vox that really put it over the top.

I like the overall tone -- it's both melancholy and menacing.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:24 AM on December 21, 2008

Ya, really nice vibe and the lyrics are great.
Is that an EBow?
posted by chococat at 7:43 PM on December 21, 2008

Those backing vocals are really neat!

Hmm. Actually I just realized that I uploaded the wrong bounce. They are actually not supposed to be that wet. Yeah, life's happy mistakes!

Is that an EBow?

No. If you send a nice warm distorted signal through a compressor with a really slow release time, you get that nice sustain.
posted by chillmost at 11:29 PM on December 21, 2008

This is great. Love the vocals. Could be a song in a somber Western movie.
posted by wastelands at 6:34 AM on December 24, 2008

I am a little late to this party - but I thought I would comment on how much I like this song. Well done - I would like to hear the version you wanted to post. You mentioned how you uploaded the wrong bounce.
posted by Brettus at 1:46 PM on December 31, 2008

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