We're Animals.

December 22, 2008 1:19 AM

Another one of those deceptively sad songs. Apparently I should start writing music for movies.

This is officially the second shortest song I've written so far. Half of the instruments are actually the same sample being manipulated (reversed, time stretched, pitch-shifted, being rerecorded through my laptop's microphone). It's a pretty simple track. I've been listening to it a lot. What do you think of it?

posted by azarbayejani (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

In general your mix and your arrangement are very sophisticated. You might consider bringing the "noise" down and the "melody" up a bit. But you've got a great idea here that has taken my mind to another place, like any good song should!

P.S. I thought the drums took away more than they added (IMHO). Try adding texture with different drum-like sounds, instead of a "drum kit" sound.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 3:26 AM on December 22, 2008

Yeah this is a beautiful piece. I agree with abc123 to just lose the drums, the sounds you have swirling around by the time the kick comes in is already perfect enough for the song. That being said the drums sound good at the end before it breaks. But I think leave the noise and if anything keep the melody latent. The reverb you bring in the end is great, and the song ends very nicely.
posted by ageispolis at 1:18 PM on December 22, 2008

I didn't take out the drums completely, but I made them fit into the song a bit better. I might end up taking them out completely. The new version's up here right now.
posted by azarbayejani at 5:54 PM on December 22, 2008

oops, didn't post the link correctly: www.azarbayejani.com/mp3/animal.mp3
posted by azarbayejani at 5:58 PM on December 22, 2008

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