Drunk Again

March 5, 2010 5:04 PM

Boozy lounger from Inchoatery.

I posted a demo of this early last month; this is less different from that than a lot of the final tracks are compared to their demo versions, since I kept the instrumentation more or less the same.

Recordings of the various instrumental tracks are much cleaner in general, however, and there's a bit more to the lyrics than previously (thanks in part to a suggestion from micayetoca in the demo thread).

I also played with spacing out the vocal sounds for this; I wanted something a little more unraveled, and so I used some panning, filtering, and echo to mush things up a bit.

Since this fades over to the next trap, the ending is a little abrupt in isolation. That accelerate-and-fade move was one of the things I was worried about after doing the original demos, and I'm not totally satisfied with how it worked out but I think it's good enough to do the job.

posted by cortex (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'll have one with ya, cortex!

Unless of course, you'd rather be alone...

Cool shift into three there at the end, sure didn't see that coming! And the speedup rushing to the piano-solo the tape-cut end. Nice touches!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:57 PM on March 5, 2010

Into five, even! Though it's an intentionally stilted and waltzy five. Next track carries on in that fashion as an instrumental, too.
posted by cortex at 7:34 AM on March 6, 2010

I like this one a lot, cortex. Nice and loose, and that 1-2-3 hook is great. The only thing I'm not quite sure about is how distant the vocals feel in the beginning. I get how it works with the drunk theme, but I'm not totally sold (maybe with 10 more listens I'll have it no other way). But that aside, the melody is just fantastic, the time signature and tempo change at the end works perfectly, and I totally want to rip off the feel of that waltzy 5/4 groove.
posted by edlundart at 10:16 PM on March 6, 2010

Yeah, the ending definitely makes the case.

I like this song a lot. I like all the space it has and the fact that if you would have asked me after the first listen what instruments were there, I would have said ukulele, drums and upright bass. The acoustic guitar and the xylophone are very nicely blended into the mix, they carry the song, and never get in the way. Great touch, cortex.

And this one feels like one of those songs that are really nice to play. To physically play it. The kind of song that lets you relax, but never drift off. Loose, but present. I love it.
posted by micayetoca at 11:02 AM on March 10, 2010

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