Distance of the Moon (Albedo Mix)

May 25, 2009 10:57 AM

A "cover" of my "first" song.

OK, so this is not exactly my first song, and it's more of a remix than a cover, but it's the first pop song I felt confident enough about to release publicly -- on the Metafilter compilation two and a half years ago!

A lot has changed since then, but I'm still fond of the song. I think the most embarrassing thing in retrospect is my vocals. My intonation is all quavery at times, and what's up with that weird pseudo-British accent? (For this new version, I kept most of the original track, and added more vocals, beats, textures, filters and fake instruments. The original feels very smoothed out and I wanted something spikier, something people might dance to.)

I do think that the meficomp had a lot to do with me gaining the confidence and sea legs to actually get out there and write and record and perform more songs, so that two and a half years later, I finally have an album coming out. I'm not sure that Space Opera would exist without the Metafilter community -- so I guess this is my way of saying thank you!

(I had hoped to release a more honest first song, one that I wrote in high school, but in case I don't get around to it, at least there's this.)

posted by speicus (5 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Oh damn! It's so great to hear this come back around again. The layover vox really add some nice harmonic breadth to the choruses.

Whole thing sounds great, man. I'm glad you did this. And congrats on the album!
posted by cortex at 9:59 AM on May 29, 2009

This was my favorite song from Mefi Comp! Thanks!
posted by grobstein at 4:26 PM on July 26, 2009

Whatever ingredients you used to make this, I like it. It's full of familiar sounds and styles, it reminds me of this or that, but it still sounds unique.
posted by not_on_display at 9:49 PM on August 26, 2009

Right-click -> Download -> Open in iTunes -> Rate -> 5 Stars

Amazing. Thanks for this!
posted by subbes at 8:01 AM on October 3, 2009

P.S. I bought your album on the weight of this track. Keep on keeping on.
posted by subbes at 2:41 PM on November 3, 2009

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