Bonfire by A Gap Between

October 26, 2010 3:39 AM

Bonfire is an ode to bucolic, cross-country driving moments in the Pacific Northwest. Produced by A Gap Between » http://soundcloud.com/a-gap-between

posted by nuevaforma (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

At the risk of sounding like an asshole, what did you contribute to the production of this song? It's a bit unclear. Were you actually involved in making it?
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 4:35 AM on October 26, 2010


As a matter of fact, Yes. I was actually involved with making it. I'm the producer / song writer, A Gap Between. I'm also one of the principal owners of Nueva Forma, an audio / visual record label » http://nuevaforma.com. I produced the beats, the melodies, and even went so far as to make it sound as old and "bucolic" as possible.

So, thanks for your concern, but now I'm curious, why are you so concerned about it? What reason do you have to question the authenticity of the track (at the risk of sounding like an asshole)? ;-)
posted by nuevaforma at 3:36 PM on October 26, 2010


Sorry, something about the way the post is worded, it struck me more as an advertisement for someone else's music, which is, of course, not allowed. I do rather like the track, I just was unsure what your relationship was to the song. It wouldn't have been the first time. Sorry for my rather curt approach to asking the question; it was at the end of a long, frustrating day, and, well, I didn't really know how else to ask...frankly, I probably should have slept on it before even posting anything. My apologies.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:57 PM on October 26, 2010


Right, then. Now that I've made a proper cock of myself, I enjoyed this track. It reminds me of some of the things done by the petite&jolie collective, or a little bit of Bonobo; very pleasant and calm, yet it moves along nicely, much like a lazy drive. I think you definitely succeeded.

I did have to look up the "bucolic" in the interwebs, so my vocabulary feels a bit sheepish, too.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:05 PM on October 26, 2010


urgh. "the word 'bucolic,'" that is. That's it, I quit.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 11:06 PM on October 26, 2010


Hey, no worries. Using MeFi is still rather new to us. Even though I produce under A Gap Between and another moniker known as Masmöd, and I'm one of the principals for Nueva Forma, I didn't take into consideration that would come off somewhat misleading. I also noticed that it was tweeted as "Bonfire by A Gap Between by Nueva Forma." If I had known it was going to show up like that, I certainly would have thought twice about how to title it. For the future though, I'll be publishing more free music under a proprietary account for A Gap Between, and when I get around to it, for Masmöd as well. :-)

Thanks for the compliment btw, and sorry for the confusion.

Cheers,

- m
posted by nuevaforma at 2:31 AM on October 27, 2010


So, I see up the page that there are now songs posted by users agapbetween and masmod. Are those two users actually you, as well, using three different usernames to post multiple songs to MeFiMusic in quick succession?

I'm not sure whether that's consistent with the site's policies or not. But it doesn't seem particularly cool to me. It may just be that you're new here and are unfamiliar with the culture of the site, and I'm not trying to accuse you of anything malicious. It just seems a little, you know, off.

(That said, I do like the song. In particular, I like the panning percussion - but I'm a sucker for interesting use of the stereo field.)
posted by The World Famous at 2:12 PM on October 27, 2010


Not to mention that, since you've now favorited all these tracks by all three of your own accounts, they're going to sit at the top of the stats for a while. This doesn't sit right to me, at all.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 2:16 PM on October 27, 2010


Heya, wanted to jump in here re: the weirdness mentioned above. I've talked with neuvaforma about how mefi works and why we don't do the multiple-accounts-for-different-bands sort of thing and the general anti-self-promotion bent of the site, and I think the whole thing is a lot clearer to him. Closed up those spare accounts and removed the posts under them, totally okay if he wants to repost the stuff with this account at a normal pace and in a more personal fashion going forward.

So, if you guys can forgive him some newbie bumbling and nuevaforma can roll with the learning-the-ropes punches, I think this will work out okay going forward.
posted by cortex at 2:41 PM on October 27, 2010


Absolutely fine by me. Thanks, cortex.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 2:45 PM on October 27, 2010


All's well. Thanks, cortex.

And welcome, nuevaforma. I dig the music you're doing and I hope you'll stick around and post more.
posted by The World Famous at 3:08 PM on October 27, 2010


Well, I like the song. Very muchly. Well done.

This is so peaceful. I can hear Lauren Wood's - "Fallen" in there.

And cortex'x x(planation)
posted by Zenabi at 5:09 PM on October 27, 2010


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