February 5, 2009 4:39 PM

One song from a six-song EP written, recorded, mixed, and mastered in one-and-a-half days with my new 2-person "band."

In talking with an old friend and music collaborator over the last few months, we came up with the idea of doing a one or two-day album project, where we would write, record, mix, and master everything in that time frame to escape the constraints of perfectionism. Stars aligned in December and we did six songs in a day and a half. This one is my favorite.

One self-imposed rule of the project was that no pitch correction, melodyne, autotune, or similar vocal manipulation was allowed. Since I wasn't the one singing, I was cool with that.

There is also one that is in 5/4, and I may eventually post that if people like this one, since there have been some posts here about unusual time signatures in pop/rock music.
posted by The World Famous (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

Huh, not bad at all. Pretty smooth regular-to-falsetto vocal transitions, too. In fact, I like this idea a lot -- I might do the same if I can find a local collaborator.

Also, why on earth would you need autotune? Whoever sang this seems like a fairly competent singer. Good work!
posted by spiderskull at 9:46 PM on February 5, 2009

Fantastic vocal! And the production is skillful and poppy, with a good drive forward. Very good. Can't believe you guys did this so quickly!

I would have liked to hear the lead vocal sing a sparse counter-melody over the falsetto chorus towards the end. Then it would be even more insanely catchy for me.
posted by edlundart at 12:17 AM on February 7, 2009

Really great in every way. Congratulations. I'm working on getting over counter-productive perfectionist tendencies myself, so this is inspiring.
posted by saulgoodman at 12:11 PM on February 16, 2009

What the hell I thought this sounded familiar

did you.. you know... hit the big time?

or did you both sample from something
posted by tehloki at 4:06 PM on August 19, 2011

tehloki, I noticed your note as I was going over songs for my podcast. The ID3 tags for this song mention the band that Kaskade remixed, so this is a eponysterical post by The World Famous.

Hooray for belated responses!
posted by Pronoiac at 6:50 PM on October 24, 2012

Haha, The World Famous actually got back to me via PM about being part of Zip Zip Through The Night a few days after I posted that comment. Thanks for your thoughtful attention to this apparently-unresolved inquiry, though!
posted by tehloki at 2:00 PM on October 30, 2012

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