Elliott Smith's "Waltz #2 (XO)"

September 3, 2006 3:54 PM

For the cortex compilation. Recorded today as a quick one-take solo acoustic guitar piece. Hope you like it!

posted by adrian_h (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Very nice.
posted by cortex at 4:29 PM on September 3, 2006

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:48 PM on September 3, 2006

First of all, this is beautiful. Second, are you playing a nylon string "classical" guitar? It's fairly obvious but in some parts it's hard to tell because of the crisp bite of the strings. I love your sound!

Also, one take? You effin show off! Ha, kidding, I love this.
posted by snsranch at 8:50 PM on September 3, 2006

I liked it a lot. I play piano. Lets create a band on Myspace...jk. Good job.
posted by sawthesign at 9:39 PM on September 3, 2006

snsranch: It's a gypsy-jazz acoustic guitar, the Gitane DG-250M. It's got steel strings but has a distinct sound due to the shape of the soundhole, the bridge, etc.

Also, my microphone (a computer mike) is pretty lousy, and I had to do a bit of quick noise reduction to remove the deafening hiss -- hence the slightly muted bass and my "one-take" disclaimer... I'd have liked to have spent more time on it, but I had to put it together quickly. Thanks for the nice words!
posted by adrian_h at 10:26 PM on September 3, 2006

most fantastic.

hey, i'm an adrian h also, snap!
posted by a. at 10:31 PM on September 3, 2006


For Elliott Smith fans, The Bad Plus do a nice rendition of one of his songs as well.
posted by distrakted at 6:00 AM on September 4, 2006

Great playing and arrangement.
posted by ludwig_van at 2:21 PM on September 4, 2006

Thanks for the guitar tip. Beautiful thing.
posted by snsranch at 4:19 PM on September 4, 2006

Wow. This is great.
posted by veggieboy at 4:47 PM on September 9, 2006

I like. Also, good tone outta that gitane.
posted by The White Hat at 6:20 AM on October 8, 2007

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