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Pas poli...

By djippy on July 19, 2020 11:32 pm

Orangedrink said to me to stay unpolished... Challenge accepted. Less polished than last week... that is really really raw. (at least for drums and guit)

Poli, in french can mean Polite, or Polished. I think it was very appropriate to do a punk rock song about not being polite/unpolished.

Sorry all, I said I hoped I would have more energy/time to put on music this weekly beat and I didn't. I did only a jam with niko, then added some time to chose something "fun" and add some vocals on it today.

It is "speedtrash".

Damn a year goes fast, but after half of it it is tough to have more ideas, be as disciplined as at the start of the year. I really wish I'll be able to do the full year. Hope I'll be able to do a couple more "worked" song.

Hope we will resume my band rehearsal as well, it is not prohibited anymore, but 2 members still prefer to stay home.

All good. Time flies and I do rock a little bit.

Fun fact, except for vocals, the drums + guitars are a live jam recorded with only my cell phone. It clips here and there, I tried to make it "ok" ish using some cleaning plugins/eq/compression (cell phone was compressing already like crazy, but kind of all right actually).

Keep it up, this week jam did help me if it can help you too, it is great.

Rock!

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July 20, 2020 12:14 am

I agree with Orangedrink.  You really make the raw lo-fi sound work in your favor.  Very punk.  Hang in there.  You never know when a new burst of inspiration will come.

July 20, 2020 2:41 am

Punk rock can definitely sound good unpolished.  Its pretty awesome that you recorded most of this on a cellphone.  Sounds a lot better then the stuff I was recording back in the day when I first got an audio interface. 

Also, my cousin was telling me about an app called JamKazam which is supposed to be a low latency virtual band practice app.  May be an alternative for you guys if everyone's not comfortable meeting up just yet.     

July 20, 2020 6:41 am

Ah you take me back to the time of playing in punk bands in garage. We were raw, unpolished and so loud we had to amplify the drums to be able to hear them.
This feels good, raw, abrasive. Good! Keep it up like this!

July 20, 2020 12:07 pm

So cool you recorded this on a cellphone. that sound is huge. great raw energy in here.

July 20, 2020 1:26 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I agree with Orangedrink.  You really make the raw lo-fi sound work in your favor.  Very punk.  Hang in there.  You never know when a new burst of inspiration will come.


Thanks man, I do not worry that much, It is far to be a burden to work a little bit every weeks on music. This is something I really like to do.

Chrisfoo wrote:

Punk rock can definitely sound good unpolished.  Its pretty awesome that you recorded most of this on a cellphone.  Sounds a lot better then the stuff I was recording back in the day when I first got an audio interface. 

Also, my cousin was telling me about an app called JamKazam which is supposed to be a low latency virtual band practice app.  May be an alternative for you guys if everyone's not comfortable meeting up just yet.


We did try jamulus and just the ping for the internet is like 80-100ms, then you add the audio interface driver in-out latency, not very usable. sad . I do different stuff, it is all right.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Ah you take me back to the time of playing in punk bands in garage. We were raw, unpolished and so loud we had to amplify the drums to be able to hear them.
This feels good, raw, abrasive. Good! Keep it up like this!


We actually do not play that loud, I tend to leave my snare drum head very loose so snare doesn't project that much, but yeah, I was hitting hard on those drums... smile. Cell phone was actually behind me, and Niko (guit) is at the end of the room, amp fronting me (1x12 15W combo)

Q-Rosh wrote:

So cool you recorded this on a cellphone. that sound is huge. great raw energy in here.


Yep, raw energy it pretty much what it ok with this track smile. I like it raw, but with a more hi-fi sound. Same jam, but with a setup with close guitar mic and maybe a 2-3 or 4 mic setup for the drums would be "perfect"... It is all right, I still find this fun to listen too.

July 20, 2020 6:24 pm

Very cool way to embrace the lo fi/unpolished method. Some of the riffs here almost have a Morbid Angel quality to them, as if Morbid Angel were a rock band and not a death metal band haha.

July 20, 2020 9:47 pm

Damn, this rocks. Cellphone recording adds to the trash chique sound. Lots of good grooves and jams. Hang in their kitten, you got many more ideas left for the year!

July 21, 2020 6:57 pm

Yes!  Love the raw sound.  Cell phones seem to be getting better at capturing recordings.  I've probably said this on most of your tracks here but I love your voice.  Don't always understand what you're saying but that doesn't take away from it.

July 21, 2020 11:09 pm

Sounds great, I love the vocals

July 26, 2020 7:51 pm

Reminds me as well of jamming in garages in my younger days...playing music is now miles away from that feeling (and I miss it!!!) Great track

July 26, 2020 10:29 pm
ViridianLoom wrote:

Very cool way to embrace the lo fi/unpolished method. Some of the riffs here almost have a Morbid Angel quality to them, as if Morbid Angel were a rock band and not a death metal band haha.


Thanks, It is not that much that I wanted to embrace it, but I was able to have a jam last week but didn't have time to do a proper recording setup with microphones and laptop...

NWSPR wrote:

Damn, this rocks. Cellphone recording adds to the trash chique sound. Lots of good grooves and jams. Hang in their kitten, you got many more ideas left for the year!


Getting there, getting there, one week at a time. I am getting pretty confident that I'll be able to make it. And decently confident that I'll do at least 2-3 other very satisfying tracks (at least to me) within those. Thanks!

coreytrev0r wrote:

Yes!  Love the raw sound.  Cell phones seem to be getting better at capturing recordings.  I've probably said this on most of your tracks here but I love your voice.  Don't always understand what you're saying but that doesn't take away from it.


Thanks a lot! I actually hated my vocals when I did start this year weekly beats project, but I am getting use to it, know a little more what can work with it and it is not as disturbing to me as it was.

fetalface wrote:

Sounds great, I love the vocals


you liar... It doesnt sound great but I am happy if you liked it!


Sodabelly wrote:

Reminds me as well of jamming in garages in my younger days...playing music is now miles away from that feeling (and I miss it!!!) Great track


Yes, I am really fortunate to still be able to lock time to be able to go hit drums with friends 2-3-4 times a month. This is exactly what we still do, pretty much jamming on a big rehearsal room with (not that) loud amps...

This is my therapy (this and alcool, but boose is not too good for me). Damn playing rock with friends feels good to me.

August 3, 2020 2:12 am

So raw. Love how garage band-y it sounds. Really fits nicely with the feel of the track.

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