The Fire Sermon

May 3, 2012 8:46 PM

For Section III (Track 4) of The Wasteland, I finally take to the microphone for narration, with my own spin. This movement is entirely a capella, and with two small exceptions, all effects were manipulated by me in realtime.

There's an awful lot of text here, and I kind of took my sweet time with it, so I was forced to upload here with a pretty shitty bitrate. You can, however, download here with a higher bitrate, or here lossless.


Timbill Corder - Male Narrator, Effects, Composer, Arranger, Engineer, Producer
Dani Miller - Female Narrator

Alright, in case anyone actually cares, the reason why I decided to undertake this whole project in the first place was as follows: I'm prone to pretty severe anxiety and depression, and about three weeks ago, I ran out of meds. At that point, four months of stress and anxiety from dissolving friendships, moving, starting a new job, financial hardship, family health scares, et al, hit me all at once. For me, even once I get back on my medication (which I did within a week), once the floodgates are open, they don't tend to stop without some big creative vent. I felt I was heading toward a particularly large meltdown, and the Wasteland MeFiMusic Challenge was there, just begging to be done. I read the text, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Within 12 hours, I had a script figured out, I had instrumentation, and within another 24, I had casting, and began recording. It's helped immensely, and did exactly what I needed to.

More than that, it's turned into something of which I am spectacularly proud. I'm really pleased with the response, so far, as well. I hope you enjoy this, as I put all of myself into making it.

Thank you all.

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (2 comments total)

Ethereal, haunting and beautiful. The Contrast between the male and female vocal parts is superb, adds another layer to the dynamics. Also, I particularly love the droney/echoey part at the beginning.

"stress and anxiety from dissolving friendships, moving, starting a new job, financial hardship..."

Yeah, its been a bit like that for me recently. Hope you are well on the way to recovery.

Burning, Burning, Burning, Burning - A great way to end.
posted by marienbad at 5:24 PM on May 6, 2012

Thanks very much for the kind words. It actually has helped, more than I really expected it to--to the point where I'm having trouble finding footing for the final movement.

I'm, frankly, kind of spent from these first five tracks. I have everything recorded, but for some reason, I can't get it to gel in any cohesive way. I'm taking a day off from it today, and will give it another go tomorrow. Hopefully, soon, you'll find out what the thunder said.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 9:57 PM on May 6, 2012

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