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Stand Up

By miraclemiles on September 27, 2020 11:58 pm

I was taking a walk and heard a randomly chosen track, maybe one I'd liked at some point (thanks Apple algorithms, I guess) with a nice acoustic guitar progression and some chill trip-hop drums. It hit the spot so I thought maybe I'd do something like that. Of course, after sitting down to make a track, I made something else entirely. I think that's a good thing. I don't want to recreate something else, I want to do my thing.

I did start with acoustic guitar though. I had some great little acoustic songs / samples from co-worker Sir Groggery (I used his stuff for earlier track this year "Wash"), so thought I'd start with that. Wasn't feeling it in the moment as it was, so chopped it up and got a few ideas going. Then just started jamming on the Push, improvising lots of ideas on different instruments, synths, samples. Got some stuff I liked and kept most of it. It's kind of three different ideas put together. The very ending section is most different and could maybe be its own song. It was the part that has a melody I really liked. To make this feel more like one piece, I took half of that melody and introduced it in the intro and middle sections as well. One of parts made words start swirling in the head, so picked up the mic and started improvising some words. Said something about best way through it is to stand up face it and do it. Which I think is good advice, whatever it is, might as well face it and do it. And whatever it is, it will probably end, especially if you face it and push through. I think these are lyrics:

Bet you never told me it ends
Bet you never told me that the way through it
Is to stand up, face it and do it
Don't worry if you do not know
How it's going to end
You never now what you're gonna find
If you stand up and face it again

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September 28, 2020 1:45 am

It covers a lot of ground, but it definitely feels like one piece.  Some really catchy moments in there.  Also just wanted to say some of my favorite tracks of my own are the ones where I try to emulate something else, but usually fail miserably and accidentally do something completely different.

September 28, 2020 2:00 am

Really cool. Lots of great sounds to jive to, and I really enjoyed the vocal parts.

September 29, 2020 3:58 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

It covers a lot of ground, but it definitely feels like one piece.  Some really catchy moments in there.  Also just wanted to say some of my favorite tracks of my own are the ones where I try to emulate something else, but usually fail miserably and accidentally do something completely different.

So true, seems like starting with emulation is a good tactic for at least getting started, and getting results too! Glad this held togethe as one piece. Thanks for the listen and comment!


hent03 wrote:

Really cool. Lots of great sounds to jive to, and I really enjoyed the vocal parts.

Thanks much! Glad you enjoyed these sounds and the vocals.


September 29, 2020 7:48 am

Very catchy at some points. Nice track.

September 29, 2020 10:14 pm
Q-Rosh wrote:

Very catchy at some points. Nice track.

Thanks, glad I caught you smile

October 1, 2020 5:56 pm

Very chill. Like the vocal effects. Nice palette of sounds.

October 1, 2020 6:36 pm

Love the sound of that bassline.  It has a trippy dub feel to it.  The guitar sounds great as well.  Nicely done!

October 1, 2020 7:23 pm

Thank you for reminding me to stand up. I've been sitting on my butt for days straight.

October 8, 2020 3:43 am

Feeling the lyrics on this one, great advice, nice blend of the guitar with the hip hop drums and sliding hihats.

October 11, 2020 11:41 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Very chill. Like the vocal effects. Nice palette of sounds.

Chillin back in the Fall. Thank you, good to hear that!

Tone Matrix wrote:

Love the sound of that bassline.  It has a trippy dub feel to it.  The guitar sounds great as well.  Nicely done!

Thanks very much! Happy with that trippy dub bassline too. Guitar was tricky, kept getting away from me ... glad it ended up sounding ok, cheers.

license wrote:

Thank you for reminding me to stand up. I've been sitting on my butt for days straight.

Well damn ... stand on up!! You're welcomes.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Feeling the lyrics on this one, great advice, nice blend of the guitar with the hip hop drums and sliding hihats.

Hey thanks much, glad you feeling those words, appreciate hearing that.

October 18, 2020 9:18 pm

this is  super!

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