This Much

April 4, 2009 2:47 PM

A two chord challenge song that EXPLODES!

But first it gets pretty quiet.

posted by Corduroy (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I was going to ask about the theremin when I noticed the whistling tag. I'm glad to see you posting again, I really like your songs. What do you use to record?
posted by micayetoca at 3:14 PM on April 4, 2009

Corduroy, this is beautiful, man! Your music/recording has come a long way since King Kong and the Long Trail. I love that you're expanding so much without losing any of what made your songs great in the first place.

RE what micayetoca mentioned, you had to have gotten a new mic or something, eh?!
posted by snsranch at 4:47 PM on April 5, 2009

Thanks! Thanks for sticking through the whole song, considering the first 40 seconds. Mathowie updated the song a little while ago with a new version I sent him, so it might be worth listening again. Mostly I just made the vocals stand out a little more, and added a deeper vocal line at the end. Snsranch, you may have heard the updated one, I'm not sure.

I've been using the same recording equipment (a MacBook [not the newest, but the one before that] with the built-in mic and GarageBand) since a tune called 'Hobbes'. I keep figuring out some tricks to keep them not too fuzzy, but sometimes they still sound like my old songs. But I like some fuzz.

Micayetoca, thank you for stroking my ego with the thermin comment! I actually think it would be worth reworking the whistling, to make it a little less random.
posted by Corduroy at 5:18 PM on April 5, 2009

I like this a lot, Corduroy — it has great energy and builds nicely. Love the whistling, too!
posted by lovermont at 8:38 PM on April 5, 2009

Cool. I like that driving grind. Nice use of vocal layering, too.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:07 AM on April 6, 2009

Ya, love the whistling. And the slappy, bangy percussion at the end.
posted by chococat at 6:04 AM on April 6, 2009

This is really interesting, corduroy. I love the way you're playing around with the music here. Reminds he of early Beck, which is a very good thing.
posted by ORthey at 7:49 PM on April 7, 2009

This is pretty awesome, especially towards the end. I like the vocals, more so than on some of your previous tracks, and the whistling technique is in great form.
posted by edlundart at 11:05 PM on April 7, 2009

Holy shit.
posted by dobie at 12:11 PM on April 11, 2009

Well, I guess you DON'T NEED a fancy mic or anything do you!? It sounds like you have yourself and gear dialed right in. (I just had to comment again after reading your gear talk.)

Sounds GREAT!
posted by snsranch at 2:15 PM on April 11, 2009

Beautiful. I am too reminded of early Beck, I love the drone-y, joyous build.
posted by freya_lamb at 11:11 AM on April 12, 2009

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