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The Last Time I Saw You

By orangedrink on August 21, 2016 9:51 pm

I have no idea where the session file is for this track, so this was an exercise in post-post-production.  I used a limiter and an equalizer.  I did a low cut and then a mid-low boost to increase the bass guitar and the kick drum sound.  The original track was pretty flat.  There is a music video that accompanies this, I'll find it and post it in the future!


I wrote this song many years ago.  The song is supposed to be about nostalgia, so it's kind of perfect to finish the song when I have nostalgic feelings about writing the song itself!  I produced it on ProTools, back when I bought ProTools because I thought I had to have it to be "legit".  Was I ever so young and naive?  :-)


The guitar is made by hitting a spoon against the strings.  I was really inspired by the band Macha (particularly the track "The Nipplegong") but didn't have access to any awesome instruments, so I made my own version!  It was really weird trying to do chord forms while pressing down with one hand.  I remember kneeling on the floor and going crazy.  Funny how all those memories can come flooding back.  I remember the texture of the carpet.


So much of this track was improvised.  Some crazy harmonies happen as a result.  The structure was also improvised.  This song is really like nostalgia for me.  Feelings and pictures and images flooding back with no real structure - just a wash of feelings and notes...


..................I'm trying to recall now.....when was the last time I saw you?

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August 22, 2016 3:26 pm

That's one thing music is really good at: bringing back concrete memories.

August 22, 2016 5:58 pm

It has a nice groove.  Parts of it remind me a little of Radiohead for some reason. 

August 22, 2016 7:12 pm

August 22, 2016 8:20 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

That's one thing music is really good at: bringing back concrete memories.

My music is better than any journal or photograph!

CosmicCairns wrote:

It has a nice groove.  Parts of it remind me a little of Radiohead for some reason.

Thanks!  I love Radiohead, so I'll take it!

Ipaghost wrote:

spOOOONMAAAAAAAAAN

August 23, 2016 7:07 pm

I am beginning to see Sonic Youth playing. It is my soundworld. Great.

August 23, 2016 8:40 pm

A very nice driving feel to this track, and the spooned guitar sounds particularly cool.
Sounds like you did a good post-production job as well.

August 24, 2016 1:24 am

Really nice man, sounds a bit Radioheady with the bass, trippy guitars, nice!

August 24, 2016 2:02 pm

I like the spoon hitting strings sound.  Always nice to get new tones out of a guitar.

August 25, 2016 11:53 pm

Love it, really cool guitar sound and overall good sound. Nice to do some post-post prod!

August 27, 2016 10:46 pm

wow you can really feel the emotions with this piece & spoons on the strings - great sound!

August 31, 2016 2:20 pm

I agree wto!
Excellent Song, Nice atmosphere

September 19, 2016 9:06 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

I am beginning to see Sonic Youth playing. It is my soundworld. Great.

Wow, flattered by the reference.  I love SY

Plantrain wrote:

A very nice driving feel to this track, and the spooned guitar sounds particularly cool.
Sounds like you did a good post-production job as well.

Thanks so much!

Podling wrote:

Really nice man, sounds a bit Radioheady with the bass, trippy guitars, nice!

Wow, Radiohead and SY remarks, can't handle this.  I LOVE the gif!  LOL she's like "Stop.  STOP.  STOP!  WAIT!!!  this is my JAM."

Edmund Snyder wrote:

I like the spoon hitting strings sound.  Always nice to get new tones out of a guitar.

Yes, I love guitars so much!!

miraclemiles wrote:

Love it, really cool guitar sound and overall good sound. Nice to do some post-post prod!

Thanks!

is nothing sacred? wrote:

wow you can really feel the emotions with this piece & spoons on the strings - great sound!

I have a music video somewhere that I need to find for this!

m2K7 wrote:

I agree wto!
Excellent Song, Nice atmosphere

Thankzzzzz!!!  You all are so nice :^)

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