Scrap Heap Songs

February 7, 2007 8:01 PM

We're just blowing our own horns. We're just growing our own horns.

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Goddam, son. Beautiful. There's a great feeling of minimalist fullness, if that makes any sense: just enough in the arrangement (the piano, the tremelo vibe) to really hit that Oh Hell Yes part of the gut, and not a smidgen more.
posted by cortex at 7:55 AM on February 8, 2007

posted by cortex at 8:25 AM on February 8, 2007

I'm still on the RPM fence. I originally recorded this for the new album proper, but now I am not sure.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:43 AM on February 8, 2007

This is really beautiful and inspriring. Re: minimalist fullness, hell yea. I've always been a fan of simple but meaningful structure and you nailed it. Put me on your fan club mailing list.
posted by snsranch at 4:08 PM on February 8, 2007

I couldn't hear it yesterday, now that I came back to hear it I'm mind blown. It's a really good song, mate. What did you use to record it?

Just an opinion, if you are going to put this song in an album, I think it would make a great hidden track. I think the hiss of the recording serves the mood of this song. Post more, yeah?
posted by micayetoca at 5:18 AM on February 9, 2007

micayetoca, it's spanish guitar and vocals live, spaced pair of MXL 990s (LDC) at fret hand (facing down) and near bridge, vocals SM-58 without ball, pop filter in front. Window was open, hence the traffic. Rhodes and piano were VSTs recorded after the fact.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:06 PM on February 9, 2007

VSTis, rather.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:06 PM on February 9, 2007

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