September 25, 2006 2:11 PM

A calm and smooth falsetto song with lyrics lifted from an emergency first aid poster (with some additions turning it into a love song). Features guitar, bass, piano, and electronica-style rhythmic vocal snippets.

posted by edlundart (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite


elevate. do no further harm.
i want you to elevate. do no further harm.
i need you to please don't bury
please don't bury in ice.

if consent is given, i'll love
if consent is given i will open the airways.

(attempt to ventilate)
(rapid pulse rate)
(keep lying down)
<-- which i mispronounce
posted by edlundart at 2:18 PM on September 25, 2006

Oh! I forgot to mention that, as with several of my other songs posted in the past, the bass was played by my Scottish bass man Riadsala (and edited by me to make it more mechanical). I'll shut up now.
posted by edlundart at 3:43 PM on September 25, 2006

Very pretty in a sad sort of way. Nicely done.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 7:25 PM on September 25, 2006

VERY well done. I'll expect to be hearing this on "Grey's Anatomy" soon. That's not a jibe. This song is great. I love how it came from a first aid poster.
posted by snsranch at 8:15 PM on September 25, 2006

This is great. I love the vocals in this song. How were they recorded/mixed?
posted by TwoWordReview at 5:01 AM on September 26, 2006

Thanks for the kind words! The vocals were recorded with an SM-58 mic through my M-Audio Ozone USB audio interface. There is some EQ boosting going on in the mid-high spectrum and some cutting in the lower mids. It’s compressed, and I am also routing the lead vocal through a touch of a simulated guitar amp in Guitar Rig. In addition, there is some reverb/delay on it. Behind the lead vocal, in the background, I have the beginnings of most of the vocal phrases copied, and they loop to become a kind of ambient chorus, which is routed through a heavy reverb. It’s kind of subtle and low in the mix, but I think it adds a lot of ambience. This is the first track I have attempted to do anything like that.
posted by edlundart at 8:44 AM on September 26, 2006

Oh, and I forgot to say that there is also some autotune applied, to increase that somewhat mechanical feel.
posted by edlundart at 10:44 PM on September 26, 2006

Damn, this is cool.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 1:13 PM on September 29, 2006

Robolove. Quality.
posted by ajp at 6:57 AM on October 2, 2006

surreal. best song i've found so far in this sitting :)
posted by waxboy at 7:17 PM on October 9, 2006

Wow! I'm aflutter!
posted by Twang at 4:31 PM on October 29, 2006

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