come careening

March 11, 2009 1:03 AM

Layers of soft guitar distortion with pseudo-indian instruments thrown in, under a falsetto vocal over a deeper background vocal going through a guitar amp. I'm kind of proud of the lyrics, which are about staying true.

This was written on guitar, but I programmed the main guitar part in as a sort of keyboard track performed by a sampled Indian string instrument called a veena. The guitar tracks you hear were basically improvised on top of that more rigid structure.

posted by edlundart (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

i come careening
you know me from before
i am the feeling
you always wanted more

i read you poetry
i had you on the line
when you hung up on me
you were already mine

you chose another
it doesn't mean a thing
don't even bother
to polish up your ring

posted by edlundart at 1:04 AM on March 11, 2009

It sounds like you put a lot of work into this one, it's really layered.
I've always liked the doubled, octave-apart vocal treatment and I've always wanted to try it. Quite effective.
Reminds me a bit of Low in this case.
Very nice!
posted by chococat at 8:29 AM on March 12, 2009

Yeah, the doubled, octave-apart vocals work really well and seamlessly here. I like the flute-ish thing that comes in. As always, excellent 'ooo'ing at the end.
posted by Corduroy at 6:46 PM on March 13, 2009

Thanks, both of you!
posted by edlundart at 11:50 PM on March 13, 2009

Please forgive me for being late to the party, and I'm SO glad I didn't miss this.


(Sometimes when I'm at a loss for words, I'll just post, "!!!!!!!!@#".)


(Also, that's in lieu of me writing about 20 lines about what made this great.)
posted by snsranch at 4:55 PM on March 14, 2009

Also being very late to the party, I'll also join snsranch:

posted by micayetoca at 7:32 AM on March 21, 2009 [1 favorite]

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