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Something On My Mind

By orangedrink on May 10, 2020 11:40 pm

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I always set out to do the unexpected and even I'm surprised by this one.  I mastered this with Ozone 8; it wanted me to shelf up bass and super high-end and I did, we'll see what I think of it in the months to come.  I'll have to master it again in Reason and then do a comparison.  Let me know what you think of the mix, the drums are kind of hissy because I'm trying a one-microphone technique using a Shure SM7B - still learning!  Thanks for listening and leaving comments and working hard!  I am doing a live streaming show this Friday at 7pm CST see u there! heart


Lyrics:

Ever since I lost myself
I've been trying to find
I don't know how to get back
We've wasted so much time


Something someone said once
And now I traumatize myself all the time
I don't know how to express my thoughts
But there's something on my mind.

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May 11, 2020 12:22 am

Listening without reading the remarks:
- surfer guitar reverb++
- new falsetto vocal styles/accents!
- 6/8 drums!
- TRUMPETS!!! WHUT WHUT

After reading remarks:
Mix/master sounds great, that's cool that Ozone tells you what it is trying to do. Love the one-mic drum sound, it's like the skate-or-die recording technique. The trumpets were a pleasant surprise; looking forward to hearing more of them in future tracks!

May 11, 2020 12:43 am

The brass in the background at the end works wonders. Way to go!

May 11, 2020 11:53 am

great track, cool intro, loved to hear how you preper yourself before starting to sing...and than the world best beat ever.. and those horns...fine fine music.

May 11, 2020 7:48 pm

I didn't read anything yet after that first sentence, so I don't have any clue what I'm not aware of but I'm guessing that there's something on your mind?  smile 

From a strictly musical standpoint everything sounds great.  The vocals are fantastic, the guitar sounds loud and raw and the drums are huge when they burst in. 

May 11, 2020 10:13 pm

Oh yeah - "Trumpet Whut Whut!!"
6/8 - yes, awesome beat!
Great lyrics and vocals, love the overall rawness of it. Bluesy garage rock will always hit that one spot!

May 12, 2020 12:17 am

Wow! Now That's What I Call Bluesy 2020!

May 12, 2020 8:45 pm

This is great! I dig the drum sound. Trumpets are rad. This reminds me of 90s/early 2000s lo-fi indie in a really good way.

May 12, 2020 10:11 pm
zirafa wrote:

Listening without reading the remarks:
- surfer guitar reverb++
- new falsetto vocal styles/accents!
- 6/8 drums!
- TRUMPETS!!! WHUT WHUT

After reading remarks:
Mix/master sounds great, that's cool that Ozone tells you what it is trying to do. Love the one-mic drum sound, it's like the skate-or-die recording technique. The trumpets were a pleasant surprise; looking forward to hearing more of them in future tracks!

Thanks so much, I'm trying to learn jazz so I think 6/8 is getting drilled into my bones now.  I really like it.

TRUMPET SURPRISE SUCKAZ

Reilly Farrell wrote:

The brass in the background at the end works wonders. Way to go!

Thanks!  I'm trying to practice more, and I'm almost at a point where it is almost fun and not painful and aggravating.  smile

Q-Rosh wrote:

great track, cool intro, loved to hear how you preper yourself before starting to sing...and than the world best beat ever.. and those horns...fine fine music.

Thanks!  so glad you like the beat and the little vocal ticks

CosmicCairns wrote:

I didn't read anything yet after that first sentence, so I don't have any clue what I'm not aware of but I'm guessing that there's something on your mind?  smile 

From a strictly musical standpoint everything sounds great.  The vocals are fantastic, the guitar sounds loud and raw and the drums are huge when they burst in.

Thanks!  wanted to surprise y'all with some TRUMPETS

miraclemiles wrote:

Oh yeah - "Trumpet Whut Whut!!"
6/8 - yes, awesome beat!
Great lyrics and vocals, love the overall rawness of it. Bluesy garage rock will always hit that one spot!

Thanks!  I felt really good about the drums on this one for sure.

Ipaghost wrote:

Wow! Now That's What I Call Bluesy 2020!

AWWWW YISSS

roboctopus wrote:

This is great! I dig the drum sound. Trumpets are rad. This reminds me of 90s/early 2000s lo-fi indie in a really good way.

Thank you!  I feel like Orange Drink has a lot in common with a band like "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead" et. al in terms of "unhinged energy" so I 100% feel u on that

May 13, 2020 9:48 pm

You can hardly tell the difference.

Great work on the trumpet, really adds a nice flair to the surf rock.

May 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Devieus wrote:

You can hardly tell the difference.

Great work on the trumpet, really adds a nice flair to the surf rock.

Which difference?

Thanks!  Glad you liked the trumpet - I'm finally getting excited about learning more and practicing - it's been a long struggle

May 14, 2020 12:38 am


orangedrink wrote:

TRUMPET SURPRISE SUCKAZ

:-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gAenGrKHKU

May 14, 2020 2:59 am

I really like this. Song is good, it sounds pretty good too. Drums are super punchy. A little trick that I did when using drums recorded with only one mic was duplicate the track, use a hi-q parametric EQ boost on 50hz ish so kick drum push even more, but your drums sounds great. I love acoustic drums, the randomness of this instrument makes it great "live", especially for rock. There is something really punk on your tracks. Well done.

May 15, 2020 1:02 pm

Haha yayyy color me surprised!  As I was bobbin' along to the catchy guitar riff and 6/8 drums, "Trumpet!  Is he playing that?!"  Nice work!  The one mic technique is awesome for this.  You get a bit of a Black Keys/White Stripes production feel from it.  The trumpet though just gives that extra original touch.  Other than 3/4 I think 6/8 is my fav time sig. 

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