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Roadblock

By CosmicCairns on February 25, 2020 5:58 am

I wanted to do another vocal-driven song this week, but I knew I also wanted to give my cello a bit more of a prominent feature this time.  This is what I managed to come up with.  Peace.

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March 2, 2020 12:35 am

Aww yeah, cello time! Really sweet track, you tell 'em roadblocks who is the boss big_smile I like the canon-like vocals towards the end!

March 2, 2020 2:19 am

Lots of character with the cello and piano. Sounds super honest and peaceful.

March 2, 2020 2:59 am

This is great. The vocals are amazing. Cello, piano, guitar. Everything works.

March 2, 2020 10:56 am

GOOSKINMUSIC!!! It can not be made prettier. wunderschön.

March 2, 2020 7:28 pm
Gab Manette wrote:

Aww yeah, cello time! Really sweet track, you tell 'em roadblocks who is the boss big_smile I like the canon-like vocals towards the end!

Thanks!  I wanted to add a little extra something to the end and the canon vocals seemed to do the trick.



djippy wrote:

Lots of character with the cello and piano. Sounds super honest and peaceful.

It is kind of peaceful feeling when I can get in the zone with the cello. Thanks for listening!



E-dub wrote:

This is great. The vocals are amazing. Cello, piano, guitar. Everything works.

  Thanks!  This is one of my personal favorites of the year so far.



Q-Rosh wrote:

GOOSKINMUSIC!!! It can not be made prettier. wunderschön.

Danke Schön!

March 3, 2020 11:12 am

Love this, which artists inspire songs like this for you? This music feels so familiar but at the same time I can't think of anything quite like it.

March 3, 2020 12:29 pm
Ryan wrote:

Love this, which artists inspire songs like this for you? This music feels so familiar but at the same time I can't think of anything quite like it.

  Thanks!  I wasn't thinking about any artist in particular when I did this, but I'm sure the years of listening to a lot of stuff have permeated my brain with influences.  Maybe some Beatles or Simon and Garfunkel or even R.E.M. circa Automatic for the People or something like that.  Mostly I just came up with the vocal melody first and then the cello part and just ran with it.

March 3, 2020 10:22 pm

Always happy to hear the return of the cello.  Both vocals and cello shine in this track.  Both clear and out front in the mix.  The minimalist piano melodies are a nice touch and very well done. Great work!

March 3, 2020 10:54 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Always happy to hear the return of the cello.  Both vocals and cello shine in this track.  Both clear and out front in the mix.  The minimalist piano melodies are a nice touch and very well done. Great work!

  Thanks!  I wanted a little piano, but I didn't want it to distract too much from the cello and vocals so minimalist definitely seemed like the way to go. 

March 4, 2020 3:18 am

So beautiful singing harmony! It is in together nice along the other instruments. The strings brings a relaxing sound.

March 4, 2020 5:43 am
Alette wrote:

So beautiful singing harmony! It is in together nice along the other instruments. The strings brings a relaxing sound.

  Thanks so much!  I really appreciate that.

March 5, 2020 9:28 am

Definetly agree with the others, the cello is a great element in here. The out-of-tune piano gives a nice touch too. Lovely stuff smile

March 5, 2020 3:25 pm

Had me at the opening sing-along guitar strums instantly.  The cello adds a nice touch to your vocal harmonies too.  Well done!

March 5, 2020 8:33 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:

Definetly agree with the others, the cello is a great element in here. The out-of-tune piano gives a nice touch too. Lovely stuff smile

  It's definitely nice having a cello to add to the mix.  I feel like it can really elevate songs sometimes.



Tone Matrix wrote:

Had me at the opening sing-along guitar strums instantly.  The cello adds a nice touch to your vocal harmonies too.  Well done!

  Thanks!  And it's good to hear it works right away.  smile

March 5, 2020 10:41 pm

So business as usual, I guess? Great stuff either way.

March 6, 2020 4:56 pm
Devieus wrote:

So business as usual, I guess? Great stuff either way.

  My usual business of being totally freakin' awesome all day every day?  Well, yeah.  smile

March 6, 2020 9:42 pm

really catchy!

March 6, 2020 10:38 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

really catchy!

Thanks.  And snorks!  I remember them!

March 6, 2020 11:25 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

really catchy!

Thanks.  And snorks!  I remember them!

was thinking of around lyric when i saw that .gif - didn't realize it was snorks... jogging the ole memory banks smile

March 6, 2020 11:34 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

really catchy!

Thanks.  And snorks!  I remember them!

was thinking of around lyric when i saw that .gif - didn't realize it was snorks... jogging the ole memory banks smile

  Yeah!  They were like the underwater rip-off of the smurfs.  But still fun!

March 7, 2020 3:15 am

man I love this song.

March 7, 2020 8:48 pm
cfurrow wrote:

man I love this song.

  Thanks!  Hope you had a good trip!  We'll have to meet up again next time.

March 8, 2020 9:08 am

Great dance around the campfire music! Nice one c.c

March 8, 2020 7:05 pm
Podling wrote:

Great dance around the campfire music! Nice one c.c

  Thanks!  Yeah a campfire could go well with this.

March 8, 2020 9:13 pm

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

March 8, 2020 9:18 pm
theGuen wrote:

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

  Thanks!  I've definitely gotta show the cello some love sometimes.

March 8, 2020 9:26 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

  Thanks!  I've definitely gotta show the cello some love sometimes.


smile Yes please!

March 8, 2020 9:33 pm
theGuen wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

  Thanks!  I've definitely gotta show the cello some love sometimes.


smile Yes please!


I'll definitely make sure it gets into some more songs this year.  I'd use it even more often, but it takes a little bit of effort for me to get it.  It's big and takes up a lot of space, so I can't keep it in my room where I record music. It stays in another room so it's not there to just grab and use.  I have to make a conscious choice to go get it. It's not like it's the hardest thing in the world, but sometimes when you're in the flow of recording it's easier to just use stuff that's right there at hand.

March 8, 2020 9:41 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

  Thanks!  I've definitely gotta show the cello some love sometimes.


smile Yes please!


I'll definitely make sure it gets into some more songs this year.  I'd use it even more often, but it takes a little bit of effort for me to get it.  It's big and takes up a lot of space, so I can't keep it in my room where I record music. It stays in another room so it's not there to just grab and use.  I have to make a conscious choice to go get it. It's not like it's the hardest thing in the world, but sometimes when you're in the flow of recording it's easier to just use stuff that's right there at hand.


Yeah i know what you are talking about... when i record something i do it mostly in the living room. Sometimes i don't get my bass simply i am too lazy to put it back afterwards or i feel that there are enough cables and chaos is around me... My wife promised me a room for making music when we get a bigger flat smile

March 8, 2020 10:00 pm
theGuen wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:
theGuen wrote:

This awesome. The cello is so sweet in in here. Great one!!!

  Thanks!  I've definitely gotta show the cello some love sometimes.


smile Yes please!


I'll definitely make sure it gets into some more songs this year.  I'd use it even more often, but it takes a little bit of effort for me to get it.  It's big and takes up a lot of space, so I can't keep it in my room where I record music. It stays in another room so it's not there to just grab and use.  I have to make a conscious choice to go get it. It's not like it's the hardest thing in the world, but sometimes when you're in the flow of recording it's easier to just use stuff that's right there at hand.


Yeah i know what you are talking about... when i record something i do it mostly in the living room. Sometimes i don't get my bass simply i am too lazy to put it back afterwards or i feel that there are enough cables and chaos is around me... My wife promised me a room for making music when we get a bigger flat smile

  I totally get all of that.  That's super cool of your wife to promise you a music room.  They're definitely nice to have.  Good luck on getting that bigger flat!

March 11, 2020 8:50 pm

Sweet one. Nice lyrics. Those roadblocks ... always around. So true about just grabbing whats available when creating. Makes a difference. Cello is awesome though.

March 11, 2020 9:21 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

Sweet one. Nice lyrics. Those roadblocks ... always around. So true about just grabbing whats available when creating. Makes a difference. Cello is awesome though.

  Thanks!  Laziness and what's easy to grab always plays a big part for me, but the cello always seems to add a little something something extra, so I will fight the laziness and get in some more tracks this year for sure.

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