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Goldenrod

By orangedrink on November 8, 2020 11:42 pm

Sorry about the mixing, my speakers broke and I had to use a super old pair that I haven't worked with in ages.  I'm taking my speakers to be repaired this week, and if they break again, I'm going to buy some KRK monitors + subwoofer!


I am actually really happy with the song, just not the mixing.  The guitar is supposed to be drowning in reverb, but that's tough to mix.  I had this downtempo metal rocker vibe, and this was my attempt.  The word "awaiting" isn't grammatically correct here, so it's more like "a-waiting".  I really liked the sound of singing the word, so it stays.  My singing wasn't 100%; I've just been really depressed this year (like everyone else) and it's hard to want to practice.  I'm only doing music now because I'm forced to with WB.  I haven't played a show in a long time, and that helped me stay in shape.


I THINK I did a key change.  I have no idea.  The guitar chords sound pretty cool but you can't like, uh, hear them.  Hopefully this is the opposite from last week's Disco Club which was hopefully the opposite of the previous weeks' Night Trap.  I just want to win the WB award for most unexpected smile


Lyrics:


Never wanted to look back and just see my reflection
Never wanted to do anything right
Never wanted to look back and regret my intention
I'm running out of time, how can you be running out of time?


I'm only trying to let go of this, 'cause it controls my mind
Everything imperfect is just fine
The slower I move closer to it, the more it shows the light
I'm running out of time, how can you be running out of time?


I've been waiting a long time for you.


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November 9, 2020 12:55 am

Yew!!! Awesome 90s vibes. I can relate to 2020 doing a number on the old noggin', I feel I'm slowly peeling back the outer layers this year has buried the real me under... I've been on a health kick this month after reaching my peak weight thanks to isolation and work from home. A week in and I'm already feeling better, feel free to reach out and talk health with me. Both mentally and physically. I'm no expert on either but I've been improving them both slowly but surely lately with support from a friend in a similar position.

November 9, 2020 1:38 am

Gorgeous track. And yeah, I think we're all "awaiting" for 2020 to be over at this point. (You're right, it does sound more musical when you say it that way!)

November 9, 2020 8:53 am

Gazing at my shoes right now.  Love the guitar wash of distortion.

November 9, 2020 2:23 pm

Very punk, the guitar is indeed too far away, but other levels works all right. Vocal performance is pretty good and I am pretty sure with a little tweaking on the mix that it will be really cool track to listen to.

November 10, 2020 7:27 am

Cool vocals! With a few mix tweaks to have a cool guitar wall that could even take the song to the next level. I enjoyed this track!

November 10, 2020 4:42 pm

No chance, the award goes out to me.

November 10, 2020 6:35 pm

WB is optional, but if music is your life, it's a great way to stay in shape.

Grunge fits 2020 well enough, it's due for a return anyway.

November 11, 2020 11:41 pm
Tweaklab wrote:

Yew!!! Awesome 90s vibes. I can relate to 2020 doing a number on the old noggin', I feel I'm slowly peeling back the outer layers this year has buried the real me under... I've been on a health kick this month after reaching my peak weight thanks to isolation and work from home. A week in and I'm already feeling better, feel free to reach out and talk health with me. Both mentally and physically. I'm no expert on either but I've been improving them both slowly but surely lately with support from a friend in a similar position.

Thanks man, we should probably schedule another chat time.  I'm maybe 3 days in on a health kick and I know it's helping.  Thanks for your offer for support, I am actually going to take it!

Reilly Farrell wrote:

Gorgeous track. And yeah, I think we're all "awaiting" for 2020 to be over at this point. (You're right, it does sound more musical when you say it that way!)

Thank you so much!

rdomain wrote:

Gazing at my shoes right now.  Love the guitar wash of distortion.

heart Thanks, do you think I need to EQ it or increase the volume?

djippy wrote:

Very punk, the guitar is indeed too far away, but other levels works all right. Vocal performance is pretty good and I am pretty sure with a little tweaking on the mix that it will be really cool track to listen to.

Thank you - maybe increase the volume or add a non-reverbed layer

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Cool vocals! With a few mix tweaks to have a cool guitar wall that could even take the song to the next level. I enjoyed this track!

Thank you so much!  Any guitar ideas?

Q-Rosh wrote:

No chance, the award goes out to me.

Ha ha!  You are right, challenge accepted!

Devieus wrote:

WB is optional, but if music is your life, it's a great way to stay in shape.

Grunge fits 2020 well enough, it's due for a return anyway.

You have a great way with words.  It is my life, and I definitely need this in 2020 to stay alive!  #GRUNGEMASTER #ENTERTHEGRUNGEON

November 12, 2020 12:06 am
orangedrink wrote:

Thank you so much!  Any guitar ideas?

Well i was thinking of My Bloody Valentine when listening to this track so I was half expecting one of these sonic walls that you can feel through your body. I'm not sure how they do it. To be honest it can be painful live but that's part of the experience! smile A wall of guitars, doubling with acoustic or even a bass playing in the high range with some fuzz effect can add a lot of body.

November 12, 2020 12:20 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:

Well i was thinking of My Bloody Valentine when listening to this track so I was half expecting one of these sonic walls that you can feel through your body. I'm not sure how they do it. To be honest it can be painful live but that's part of the experience! smile A wall of guitars, doubling with acoustic or even a bass playing in the high range with some fuzz effect can add a lot of body.

I might try just overlaying 10 guitar tracks and see what happens!

November 12, 2020 12:25 am
orangedrink wrote:

Thank you - maybe increase the volume or add a non-reverbed layer


You can start by just cranking it (or putting down everything else)

November 12, 2020 6:05 am
djippy wrote:


You can start by just cranking it (or putting down everything else)

November 13, 2020 4:45 am

Hell yeah man, this is great.  Total grunge vibe.

November 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Possibly could be a bit louder?  Or lower the other parts.  Depends what sound you're going for really.  smile

November 14, 2020 6:04 pm

Always awesome!

November 14, 2020 8:54 pm

It's unexpected, but also expected, as I always expect the unexpected from you!  It's been a tough year, I'm running out of steam, but let's try and finish strong, like the a-waiting in the chorus.

November 15, 2020 1:11 am

Bringing it on strong! Takes me back. Long hair again. Drinking beers with friends with some good grungey lo-fi rock. Nice vox! Cheers for switching styles up each week. I dig the variety.

November 16, 2020 12:09 am

Everything is soaked in that wonderful soft distortion. Vocals are dead on with great feel and emotion.  Loving the heavy sound and plodding drum beat. That modulation in the last third is killer. Very unexpected and adds to the intensity.

November 16, 2020 10:32 pm

This is killer. When does the shoegaze album come out? smile

November 18, 2020 5:01 pm

The intro letting go to the main bassline is just awesome.  Total awesome grunge vibes that at times reminded me of Veruca Salt (not the vocals duh).  I hear the key change! Really cool effect how you threw that in there.  I don't have a sub but love my KRK5s.  They get the job done. 

November 23, 2020 12:40 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Always awesome!

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