Turbo Space Yacht

July 5, 2014 5:08 PM

The ship of dreams.

posted by CarrotAdventure (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Wow! Great soukous-like feel, with a twist. When that squeaky lead synth came in, I immediately understood the yacht reference, somehow. The steel pans add to it. Fun stuff.
posted by edlundart at 9:03 PM on July 5, 2014

I liked this one. Very new age Caribbean or something!
posted by cicadaverse at 9:31 AM on July 6, 2014

Nice atmosphere, this for some reason made me think it should be on the soundtrack to a Japanese anime series! It's really summery and teen romancey :)

Is it me or is the timing a bit dodge up until the drums come in? The rest is so smart I'd want to tidy that up a bit if it was me.
posted by greenish at 7:24 AM on July 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

Is that a real live guitar?
posted by grog at 11:25 AM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

grog: all guitars were recorded live, but they were edited/sampled/looped, so basically you're hearing my best 4-bar take on each instrument through the whole song.

greenish: good ear! Indeed, because I produced this rather hastily, and because I'm not a particularly good guitar player, the loop that I used for the egtr montuno is a bit wacky - the beat is kind of sitting all over the place. Meanwhile, all the drums and synths were programmed rather than actually performed, so they are metronome-precise. When it's just the claps and the montuno at the very beginning of the track, they mesh really weirdly together.

I totally should have fixed it, but I'm so impatient when it comes to doing the fine-tuning on tracks. I usually get the itch to start writing something new before I am fully finished whatever track I'm currently working on. Many of my MeMu posts definitely fall into the category of bedroom-pop caprices. Sometimes I am in the headspace to really hunker down with a track and get it shined up to perfection, but I guess this was just one of those ones I wanted to crank right out.

Cheers for your feedback!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:52 AM on July 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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