Objective Look At a Family Album

August 10, 2011 6:04 PM

This is a song I wrote about some photos I found of people in my family. This isn't some kind of metaphor. Dammit, this is real.

Sorry about the drumming. I am a poor drummer. That incessant guitar line should make up for it though.

posted by Maaik (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I really enjoyed this. The drumming might be a little unsteady, but it's interesting. And lo-fi charm and a great guitar line... feels very early-90s. Good stuff.
posted by erikgrande at 7:08 PM on August 10, 2011

Thank you!
posted by Maaik at 7:44 PM on August 10, 2011

this is great. the unfolding of riff and tune and noise is well thought out, and the drumming is really fine. I just wish the vox was a little sharper, 'cause the lyrics are fun and your voice is prefect. Still: A good song is being killed, friend.
posted by es_de_bah at 8:50 PM on August 10, 2011

*is = are (english geek)
posted by es_de_bah at 8:51 PM on August 10, 2011

Hehe, "its not a metaphor" DAMNIT! Really like that, the main melody bend on the guitar is nice as well: agree with erik, lo-fi 90's esque, tres populaire sound and very cool.
The drums could do with tightening up a little (Mind you, I have heard much much worse)
The acoustic and the electric (amiright?) compliment eachother very nicely when they are in harmony, once out though, the overdrive is a little heavy, maybe worth dialing it back just a little? Dont lose it all together though, it's cool. Solid tune :)

Well done man, keep it up!
posted by Cogentesque at 2:42 PM on August 14, 2011

Next time I record this, I'm definitely going to have my brother drum. He's got a completely different beat for it that I really like and simply cannot play. He's also got a piano part for it that is quite nice, so I'll probably have some Rhodes on this too.

I laid down the acoustic first as a scratch, not intending to keep it, but it worked so in it stayed. In so many words, this is far from a final draft.

Thanks for the feedback!
posted by Maaik at 7:21 PM on August 15, 2011



Keep it as is, release it like this. Seriously, leave it alone.

Ignore my advice at your own peril, you cannot improve this recording, it's raw, it's real, it is a record of what is real. IT'S NOT A METAPHOR.
posted by roboton666 at 7:35 PM on August 27, 2011

That being said, have you ever listened to Swell?
posted by roboton666 at 7:36 PM on August 27, 2011

I have not, actually. I'll have to get on that.

Honestly, this is one of my favorite songs that I've written. It's a lot of fun to play and it's a simple song about my family and I'm really happy to hear that someone really likes it on its own terms. Thanks.
posted by Maaik at 4:07 AM on August 30, 2011

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