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Horseback Rider

By orangedrink on June 16, 2018 10:28 pm

This took a little bit over 8 hours total to create.  I set out to write a different type of song and these ideas "found" me.  This uses a lot of the methodology that I learned from "Royal Traveller".  A linear song with separate parts that continually adding on, using breakdowns and EQ dropouts to keep the arrangement and sonic spectrum interesting.  On my track "In My Mind", Tone Matrix left a comment that my EQ sweep "revitalized the track".  I really like that way of putting it.


I don't know if there is too much limiting on the second half of the track, once it gets louder.  Maybe I need to remix it?  Not sure, and would love some feedback on the mixing/mastering.  I did a lot of EQ cuts to make spaces for the bass and drums and other guitar pieces.  The slide guitar comes in HOT, but I liked the idea that it kind of took the lid off the piece.  Kind of like the horse just cutting loose and running at full speed.


I called this Horseback Rider because it had a kind of epic adventure feel to me, and I saw all these rustic mountainous landscapes in my mind.  There also was an element of triumph as the piece concludes.  This is my longest WB ever!  6:58!  Hope you guys don't get bored.  I am so self-conscious of track length.  Weird!


I've been really busy and stressed out the past few months.  Thanks for those who gave some career advice.  I feel like deep down in my heart, I can achieve my goals and make my dreams come true.  I do believe that.  I had a vision of myself on stage, performing this song, with 3 other band members, to a very excited audience.  I feel like it is destined to happen.  The main thing for me is to just keep climbing this mountain, one step at a time and not give up.  I think ultimately that is what this song is about for me.  Music is like my trusty horse, always there for me, always giving back more than what I give.  Neither of us can climb this mountain by ourselves, but we can do it together.


Thanks to the WB family, I will get back to all the comments one of these decades!  Thanks for making music, even if you hate it, even if it was out of obligation, we gotta keep moving forward and keep the faith!

I can't believe I actually found a picture of Derek Jacobi on horseback!

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June 18, 2018 2:37 am

Hold me CloSeR Horseback RiderRRRrrr... Sounds frickin great mate, this would be great live, may all your dreams become a reality... don't stress dude, enjoy the journey as much as the destination! Peace

June 18, 2018 5:34 am

This is a really nice and inspiring song. I hope you get to play this the way you want to. In my opinion the only way forward is to take it one step at a time towards your goals and be ready to work hard and receive nothing in return. A lot of stuff in this world is down to luck, but you will be a lot more luckier if you are prepared to grab and hold the opportunities life presents you.

Good luck and all the best!

June 18, 2018 11:11 am

Damn nice!!!

June 18, 2018 3:24 pm

Oh hell yes! I love a good ostinato, and this is hitting all the post-rock receptors--particularly after the drums really kick in with that partly-open high-hat! (Also super nice is how you change that ostinato to reinforce the ascending motion.  Great stuff!  Totally epic!

June 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Sweeeeep, then cut to reverb saturation. about 1 minute in = Awesomeness. So subtle but great touch. The drums really change the course. Very driving. Then slide guitar pushes it home like a whole new song. I can hear a lot of attention to detail went into the variations in the mix. Well done.

June 18, 2018 7:48 pm

super epic track, and most definitely not too long. i strongly believe if you vision yourself doing something, you'll one day find yourself doing it, you can truly make your own destiny if you focus on it. keep at it! don't let self-doubt get in the way, it's nothing more than a thought.

June 19, 2018 12:55 am

The first part is quite hypnotic and then the drums woke me up and put it into another gear.  And then the guitar switches it up again.  I didn't have a problem with the length.  Every now and then you gotta stretch out a little... and WeeklyBeats is a good place to experiment.  Plus the worst case scenario if someone gets bored they'll just exit out before the end.  smile  I stuck around for the whole thing though.  It's really quite anthemic by the end.  I think it would be super awesome to hear it performed live.

June 19, 2018 10:27 am

I should not read the other comments before I finished listening. So I knew about the incoming drums and the slideguitar. but I felt the effect too and totally like this epic postrock song you blew out in only 8 hours.
Well done and keep it up.

June 19, 2018 1:51 pm

The intro reminded me a bit of Tycho's music with that cool guitar line.  The drums give it that epic post rock feel and the excellent sounding guitar solo comes in at just the right moment.  Def not too long, nice work!  (Yay i was quoted!) tongue

June 19, 2018 4:09 pm

There's some great progression going on in here.

June 19, 2018 5:29 pm

Awesome progression, hypnotic. I would enjoy this live! Thinking about vocals on this? Love the lead guitar that takes it higher! Horseback journey a good image. Jacobi looking handsome on that horse. You're right on, one step at a time, day by day, stay positive, keep that vision, embrace the difficulties, they're necessary to get where we're going and enjoy the ride!!

June 19, 2018 10:14 pm

Great forward motion; liking the periodic return of the second, mildly-dissonant guitar line. The ending is cosmic.

June 21, 2018 2:50 pm

I can get down with this. That lead carries really well throughout and that mini-DaftPunk swell mid-song was great!

June 23, 2018 3:03 pm

June 25, 2018 2:24 pm

I'd like to put my hand up to play the drum part on this track once you have the stage booked. Would be the most fun.

June 26, 2018 3:31 am

I had no issue with the length, enough variety to keep everything moving, this would be awesome to see/hear live, hope you can make that dream a reality

June 26, 2018 10:10 pm

Saved it as a favorite during the hypnotic feel in the first half, and enjoyed it even more when the drums came in. Brilliant track!

July 1, 2018 8:32 pm

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