Venus in Furs

July 6, 2009 12:27 AM

This trip is a bit more relaxed.

I had a good time with this after the ideas started to take shape.

percussion (tom, hat, quaker oats can, mini bongos and congas, and muted cymbal)
6 and 12 string guitar
some synth drone

posted by dagosto (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

oooooh, neat! Super cool beat! This is really well produced, I like the way you panned the percussion. The guitars in your B section are pretty deadly as well.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:34 AM on July 6, 2009

Truly great, dagosto. I wasn't expecting such a "full" sound and it caught me from the beginning. You deserve special credit for the way the organ is used, everything is perfect, but the restrain necessary to play only one "twang" with one of the instruments is commendable. Great version.
posted by micayetoca at 5:14 AM on July 6, 2009

Yeah, a lot of restraint was exercised during recording. I got rid of several tracks that had more notes before finding the sound I was after. Thanks
posted by dagosto at 7:53 AM on July 6, 2009

Yeah, that's a cool sound. I dig.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:59 AM on July 6, 2009

Appropriately sleazy... I like the drone thing (what's is that?) but it could have been louder. Vocal too. Minor quibbles. This has a real 60's feel - reminds me of the Doors if they'd had a pop at this one. Fab baby!
posted by MajorDundee at 3:07 PM on July 6, 2009

mondo exotica. i thought i was the only person left who loves this style.
posted by man vs sun at 4:26 PM on July 6, 2009

I'm glad you didn't boost the vocals any more than you did. It fits the style beautiful. It's like the Zombies' 60s proto-psychedelia meets a little bit of Santana (mainly because of the perc).
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 8:39 PM on July 6, 2009

Yeah, I'm digging the mondo jungle exotica percussion, dagosto, very cool!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:12 AM on July 7, 2009

I'm glad you didn't boost the vocals any more than you did.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM

Vocals get mixed low where he comes from.
posted by micayetoca at 5:03 AM on July 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

micayetoca - that was probably an unconstructive way to respond to that comment.

Vocal level, for me is a complete matter of taste. The general belief among the pros is it absolutely needs to be well out in front. I totally see why and often mix like that. For a lot of my own stuff (as well as a lot of the more "indie" stuff I produce) I approach the mix from a different aesthetic and end up treating the vocals a bit more like a texture. I think that this preference comes from emulating the sound of a live show where the backline is overpowering the front of house system, which is par for the course in a place that will feature unsigned acts.

MajorDundee - I still take that critique to heart. It is a very fine line between being too quiet and just right. The mixes you are turning out are fantastic. So definite point taken.
posted by dagosto at 5:54 AM on July 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

I liked that quote. I read it with a John Wayne voice.

This is really fantastic. Yes, it has a bit of the playful Les Baxter, tiki room thing, but not too much. At it's heart, it still retains some darkness.
posted by umbĂș at 7:16 AM on July 7, 2009

Yeah, me too (not that I read it with a John Wayne voice, but I liked it). It sounded badass but self explanatory. Not really agressive.
posted by micayetoca at 7:56 AM on July 7, 2009

Suhhhhh-WANKY!! Awesome re-invention of my favorite song on the album. This martini glass looks way too huge and my hands look really small.
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on July 8, 2009

posted by bonobothegreat at 7:37 PM on July 20, 2009

Oh god, I love this so much.
Shiny shiny.
posted by chococat at 10:31 PM on July 29, 2009

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