Marriage song

February 9, 2009 3:52 PM

The news of old flame's pending nuptials had me, unexpectedly, floored.

A recent AskMe post reminded me of this song-doodle from a while ago. It was an attempt at processing just that...unsettling something.

posted by freya_lamb (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

There is something about the way this is recorded, with the scratchy noises going on etc, that's quite captivating. The vocal sounds really... genuine and thoughtful. I like the basic melody quite a bit. Would be great if it had a second part, for variation. and/or an overdub for the "in the summer you'll be wed" part.
posted by edlundart at 8:32 PM on February 9, 2009

I think you hit that wistful feeling on the head. Perfect.
posted by Corduroy at 9:40 PM on February 10, 2009

edlundart: thanks, I was improvising so the pensive mood was pretty much where my head was at (there was a cat at my feet - the scratchy sound is her!). I tried re-recording but the mood was lost a bit. I like your idea about the overdub, I might give it a go. It could do with one less chorus.

Corduroy: Cheers! My songs tend to be more impressionistic sketches than full-blown finished numbers, but I never know if what I'm hearing translates to other ears.
posted by freya_lamb at 4:25 AM on February 11, 2009

Your song is a great illustration of why some things should never be full-blown productions!

Thanks for posting this.
posted by snsranch at 5:11 PM on February 11, 2009

This is great, so wonderfully intimate.
posted by Dalton at 10:07 PM on February 12, 2009

This is supery dupery.
posted by Jofus at 9:58 AM on February 16, 2009

Are you secretly the vocalist from Bat for Lashes?

Meant as a compliment.
posted by jhighmore at 2:42 PM on May 2, 2009

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