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House of Leaves

By K-o-m-o-d-O on January 7, 2018 2:27 am

Week 1 of 52!

Tried out many different things on this piece - vocals, acoustic guitar, Bass MIDI drums and keys, all sorts of effects. Field recording of some monks chanting.
Basically trying to use WB2018 to experiment on simple acoustic recording + found sound and electronic production. Took week 1 as an opportunity to try many of the basic ideas I want to explore over the year.

Acc guitar = NUDE ribbon mic + some post effects because I forgot to get a DI recording and liked the take.
Vocals = NUDE condenser mic
drums = MIDI triggered clicks and scratches from a 'Hardware Store' sound pack
This one's 100% me

Happy 2018 let's get crunk

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I can hear the sound
This house of leaves, it's burning down
Like a wildfire burning faster we're out of control
I can see it on the road, I can hear it on the radio.

Five birds and three stones
She's drunk again and I'm stoned
Too dark to know if I've been wronged
I can see it on your face, I can hear it on the telephone

It's eleventh of July
Time's flying by
It's eleventh of July.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA)

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January 8, 2018 12:13 am

Wonderful piece of music

January 8, 2018 1:57 am

Awesome vocals and guitar playing! Great job!

January 8, 2018 6:14 am

A really cool chilled start to the year. Great playing.

January 8, 2018 6:54 pm

Solid! Looking forward to following you this year!

January 9, 2018 10:40 pm

Oooh the transition to guitar is really cool. Nice vocals, I like "burning doooown" tone especially. Thanks for the track! Fav.

January 9, 2018 10:41 pm

Actually, all ooo's are cool. This tone.

January 17, 2018 12:33 pm

Oh man, this is excellent too! I missed it last week. Really, really good stuff. Reminds me a bit of Iron & Wine and Songs: Ohia.

*three thumbs up*

January 19, 2018 3:32 am

Ultrasyd - Thanks smile
JerwuQu - Thanks for listening
Bellebushka - thanks for listening smile, yes very chilled & understated vibes on this one
bleo - thanks smile hopefully there's some improvement/progression over the year
Coauctor - thanks. I haven't recorded my own lead singing much, mostly harmonies. Experimenting with many things to improve quickly.
Tristan - cheers smile I don't have the beard like Iron and Wine but do love the style.

also - the guitar technique in this song is directly inspired by Nic Jones' 'Canadee-i-o'

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