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Waiting

By orangedrink on January 5, 2020 11:33 pm

WELCOME BACK!


Exciting news, I have a new album and you should listen to it and check out some of the cool merchandise I made for it!

http://orangedrink.bandcamp.com


I had a great year last year, with the album release, getting more involved in my music scene and playing shows and making new friends.  My depression and loneliness are a lot better as a result.  I feel like I'm starting to have a real life and I could actually, almost, maybe-sorta, probably have a music career wink


This track features: Fender Jazzmaster, Elektron Digitakt, GameBoy Advance SP running mGB, ProCo RAT distortion pedal, Electro-Harmonix 22500 Looper Pedal, vocals through a Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail reverb pedal.

Time spent: 1:30 on day one, writing and figuring out how to operate mGB via the Digitakt.  Then 2:15 on day two, arranging, recording vocals and distorted guitar, mixing and mastering.  Clean guitar was recorded onto the looper pedal.


Well, I look forward to hearing from everyone.  Can't wait for another year of agony with you all smile  Don't forget, I'm always up for constructive criticism!

Lyrics:
I keep waiting for something that never comes.

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

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January 6, 2020 12:11 am

Holy shit. That was good.

January 6, 2020 12:13 am

Fantastic atmosphere in here! Love how the tune progresses and that reverb on the vocals is smooooooth heart

January 6, 2020 12:27 am

This beat: What I set out to do for Week 1
My beat: What I actually wound up doing with 50 minutes to go lol

Awesome to see you back dude! I love that our "intro" tracks for the year ahead are like ying and yang. Vocals sound amazing, this is like a video game soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers or something.

January 6, 2020 1:01 am

Welcome back!  You're setting the bar high right off the bat in week 1.  Great sounding production, sweet guitars, and an awesome beat.  Oh and the vocals sound great, too.  Really nice stuff.

January 6, 2020 1:12 am

Really cool to have you back, man!!!

You somewhat married that indie guitar and some Sonic Youth's Washing machine-era vocals to the kick of the Digitakt and some killer Gameboy. And it sounds rad!!!

You succeeded where others have failed. No small feat in the slightest.

January 6, 2020 1:18 am

Oh man, I can feel that wb2020 sun rising up with this track. Hits the spot, so good! Also congrats on all the successes and growth in 2019! :]

January 6, 2020 1:50 am

This is really great! It keeps growing and growing, wow

January 6, 2020 2:02 am

Oh yum.

January 6, 2020 3:19 am

Hell yeah! This is cool. That Jazzmaster sounds really great here. The whole mix is cool!

January 6, 2020 5:00 am

Oh dude you sound soooooo good here, Lovely reverb and great chill! --- and that dissonant vocals, yeeeeeeep!

I wish I could see you play live eventually, ... If I ever could - I'd fly you down here my self smile
Glad to hear it's going well, cant wait to hear your music this year!

January 6, 2020 5:02 am

So great--loving both the distorted crunching chords and the clean arpeggiated outro part, as well as the vocal--which says all it has to.  Super-strong piece!  And welcome back!

January 6, 2020 6:31 am

Awesome man.  Epic finale track...awesome to have it up front as it is like the end of a previous year!

January 6, 2020 7:57 am

cool setup and layering of all the disparate elements!  the wall of sound here is very effective yet clean. 

January 6, 2020 8:37 am

Nice use of swing here. The guitar sounds very atmosphere -- is it running through the looper pedal?

January 6, 2020 9:01 am

Nice, this is very clean and balanced. Welcome back!

January 6, 2020 9:51 am

Wow that went somewhere I wasn't expecting. Fantastic track so excited to hear more orangedrink

January 6, 2020 11:39 am

YAY!!! You're back! Cannot wait to hear everything you have in store for us this year! smile
Congrats with the album!!!
Love the indietronica. Voice sounds amazing!

January 6, 2020 12:23 pm

Love this man. Just great vibe. Really enjoy your voice it really ties it all together along with that distorted guitar in the back.

January 6, 2020 4:13 pm

Great vibe AS ALWAYS my friend ❤️

January 6, 2020 4:49 pm

Nice work. I really like that you took a simple idea and developed it by just bringing layers in and out. Turned into quite an engaging track. Also that shuffle is dank.

January 6, 2020 7:49 pm

Really glad to see you back. Glad to see you trying new things really digging this.

January 6, 2020 8:45 pm

Great that you’re back!

January 6, 2020 9:15 pm

the vocals have a total Bob Mould feel! super cool. nice work

January 6, 2020 9:36 pm

i dont know why! but this reminds me of nine inch nails, the way its winding

i love this track

January 6, 2020 11:25 pm

yay!!! so happy to see #2. up there i miss bad grandpa

this track is excellent! 


January 7, 2020 8:24 am

Nice to see you again:)
Totally sweet work! Guitar and voice are great on that gb sounds...

January 7, 2020 4:41 pm

Mmm. Tasty. I was about to get lunch l, but bit into this first. I enjoy the mix of the various sounds and how you pulled them together. The flow between sections and ideas is great. Thanks for posting this track.

January 7, 2020 6:51 pm

Damn this got a nice vibe

January 7, 2020 9:50 pm

nice mix of various stuffs smile

January 8, 2020 3:21 am

Love those vocals. Like the just right bit of swing on that beat. Great atmos guitar. Welcome back, looking forward to the year. Streamed your album recently, nice work, congrats!

January 8, 2020 8:18 am

Grunge part 2, now with chiptune.

Good to have you back dude.

January 8, 2020 9:30 am

great stuff, again! I love the contrast between the cloe-up hihat and the corridor-like space of the other elements. Love the extended outro too

January 8, 2020 11:25 pm

January 9, 2020 4:39 pm

Happy New Year!  Nice vocals pushing in the high range. Layers and layers alternating between clean and fuzzed out make for a beautiful sound tapestry. Looking forward to all the new Orange Drink in 2020!

January 9, 2020 5:23 pm

Oh damn I really enjoy how each different part is presented.  When that chip tune arp came in oof!  Then the nice wide guitar lines.  The roomy vocals go great with that grungy guitar too.  A bit Reznory with the harmonies.  High five! Welcome back to agony 2020!

January 10, 2020 6:59 pm

Wunderbar

It’s great to hear that you’re fine

January 11, 2020 11:00 pm

Glad you're back this year and doing well! I really dig this track, the vocal sound has a grimy British quality to them (think Doves) and it somehow works really well with the chiptune foundation. Actually really love this one, don't hear enough music that mixes these specific sounds.

January 12, 2020 5:37 am

Love the dirty heaviness that comes in later along with the vocal line.  Really adds to the build.

January 12, 2020 3:11 pm

Glad you are back!  Could not have weeklybeats without orangedrink.  Brilliant start, when I read the description of the track I was expecting something abrasive or aggressive sounding but this is very relaxing yet engaging at the same time.  I really like the repeating vocals, reminds me of some of the mellower moments of nine inch nails.

January 12, 2020 9:28 pm

This is awesome, it's a bit like Interpol being produced by the Chemical Brothers, very, very well crafted, not too much or too little of each part. Also the subtle evolution is great, keeping it engaged and interesting. Looking forward to another year of this

January 12, 2020 10:05 pm

Sounds like you are waiting for some pizza at my house!

January 13, 2020 3:10 am

D e l i c i o u s sir drink that is orange. Super good vibe and the clickity clicks are perfect! Really good, will listen to your album. Peace

January 20, 2020 8:26 pm

fckkk i enjoyed this
love the psychedelic feeling

March 7, 2020 2:43 am

HEY

LOOK

I'M

RESPONDING

Q-Rosh wrote:

Holy shit. That was good.

Thanks buddy!

Mortistar wrote:

Fantastic atmosphere in here! Love how the tune progresses and that reverb on the vocals is smooooooth <3

Thanks!  The Holy Grail is definitely my favorite reverb pedal!!!

Tweaklab wrote:

This beat: What I set out to do for Week 1
My beat: What I actually wound up doing with 50 minutes to go lol

Awesome to see you back dude! I love that our "intro" tracks for the year ahead are like ying and yang. Vocals sound amazing, this is like a video game soundtrack by The Chemical Brothers or something.

MY GUY.  You are too generous with your compliments - We're always a yin/yang duo that's why we are best bros smile

CosmicCairns wrote:

Welcome back!  You're setting the bar high right off the bat in week 1.  Great sounding production, sweet guitars, and an awesome beat.  Oh and the vocals sound great, too.  Really nice stuff.

Thanks!  Great to see you again as well.

laguna wrote:

Really cool to have you back, man!!!

You somewhat married that indie guitar and some Sonic Youth's Washing machine-era vocals to the kick of the Digitakt and some killer Gameboy. And it sounds rad!!!

You succeeded where others have failed. No small feat in the slightest.

SY's Washing Machine is SUCH a huge inspiration for me, I'm so flattered to get the mention.  I'm even using a Thurston Moore Jazzmaster, would you know it!  My older sister won a copy of Washing Machine on cassette tape in a contest and let me have it and it blew my mind, and obviously left a long lasting impression.

royb0t wrote:

Oh man, I can feel that wb2020 sun rising up with this track. Hits the spot, so good! Also congrats on all the successes and growth in 2019! :]

Thank you!  Excited for this year with you smile  You're right, it does have a "Get ready for a new year" awakening to it.

Bleeoop wrote:

This is really great! It keeps growing and growing, wow

Thanks for listening!

license wrote:

Oh yum.

smile

roboctopus wrote:

Hell yeah! This is cool. That Jazzmaster sounds really great here. The whole mix is cool!

Thanks pal!

Aday wrote:

Oh dude you sound soooooo good here, Lovely reverb and great chill! --- and that dissonant vocals, yeeeeeeep!

I wish I could see you play live eventually, ... If I ever could - I'd fly you down here my self smile
Glad to hear it's going well, cant wait to hear your music this year!

I'm coming to AUS in the next 4 years, I promised Ash smile  Thanks for the great words, you are too kind, and TOO AWESOME.

onezero wrote:

So great--loving both the distorted crunching chords and the clean arpeggiated outro part, as well as the vocal--which says all it has to.  Super-strong piece!  And welcome back!

Thank you!  I felt like it was kind of fitting that we keep waiting for the singer to say something else.....and it never comes.  Thanks!

Nick_Jones wrote:

Awesome man.  Epic finale track...awesome to have it up front as it is like the end of a previous year!

Doing the year in reverse and starting with a closing credits track!!!

March 7, 2020 2:51 am
bryface wrote:

cool setup and layering of all the disparate elements!  the wall of sound here is very effective yet clean.

Thanks!

zirafa wrote:

Nice use of swing here. The guitar sounds very atmosphere -- is it running through the looper pedal?

Thanks Zirafa, big fan! smile Yes, the first guitar parts are through the looper, and then the big CRUNCH chords were performed live.

hieme wrote:

Nice, this is very clean and balanced. Welcome back!

TY TY!

Ryan wrote:

Wow that went somewhere I wasn't expecting. Fantastic track so excited to hear more orangedrink

Always trying to live up to the "expected the unexpected" Orange Drink motto! #SURFNATION

dj someguy wrote:

YAY!!! You're back! Cannot wait to hear everything you have in store for us this year! smile
Congrats with the album!!!
Love the indietronica. Voice sounds amazing!

TY!  I'm so excited to see you again too!  I keep telling everyone about someguy and they're just like, "Yeah, but what's his name?" and I'm like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

spOOked wrote:

Love this man. Just great vibe. Really enjoy your voice it really ties it all together along with that distorted guitar in the back.

Thanks so much, huge fan of your work, as I've said, excited for the year!

Hot Science wrote:

Great vibe AS ALWAYS my friend ❤️

Stoked we are doing this together #CyclesNation (once I get one)

kevanatkins wrote:

Nice work. I really like that you took a simple idea and developed it by just bringing layers in and out. Turned into quite an engaging track. Also that shuffle is dank.

Thanks!  Love me some SH UF FL E

CatchinAshes wrote:

Really glad to see you back. Glad to see you trying new things really digging this.

AAAAASSSSSHHHH
*me screaming at the top of my lungs*

E-dub wrote:

Great that you’re back!

Great to see you too, Ed!

mikememo wrote:

the vocals have a total Bob Mould feel! super cool. nice work

Whoo!  Incredible comparison, honored

tac wrote:

i dont know why! but this reminds me of nine inch nails, the way its winding

i love this track

Awesome, well I love NIN so that's all good and a huge compliment

kaedo sevaada wrote:

yay!!! so happy to see #2. up there i miss bad grandpa

this track is excellent! 

Great gif of mr petty!  More Yung Grandpa in 2020!

March 7, 2020 4:25 am
theGuen wrote:

Nice to see you again:)
Totally sweet work! Guitar and voice are great on that gb sounds...

Great to see you too!  Thank you!

Anon_Buster wrote:

Mmm. Tasty. I was about to get lunch l, but bit into this first. I enjoy the mix of the various sounds and how you pulled them together. The flow between sections and ideas is great. Thanks for posting this track.

Hope you had a great lunch, months ago smile  Thanks for the kind words and appreciation!

vesclare wrote:

Damn this got a nice vibe

Thanks!

Phil Harmonic wrote:

nice mix of various stuffs smile

Thank you - tried to have a weird variety

miraclemiles wrote:

Love those vocals. Like the just right bit of swing on that beat. Great atmos guitar. Welcome back, looking forward to the year. Streamed your album recently, nice work, congrats!

Thank you for listening!!

Devieus wrote:

Grunge part 2, now with chiptune.

Good to have you back dude.

Missed your inimitable brand of humor.  Looking forward to creating 52 tracks that I won't realize are all grunge smile

Ashen Simian wrote:

great stuff, again! I love the contrast between the cloe-up hihat and the corridor-like space of the other elements. Love the extended outro too

Love the remark about close up and far away, thanks!

protman wrote:

fish heads fish heads

NWSPR wrote:

Happy New Year!  Nice vocals pushing in the high range. Layers and layers alternating between clean and fuzzed out make for a beautiful sound tapestry. Looking forward to all the new Orange Drink in 2020!

Great to see you my HOMIE

Tone Matrix wrote:

Oh damn I really enjoy how each different part is presented.  When that chip tune arp came in oof!  Then the nice wide guitar lines.  The roomy vocals go great with that grungy guitar too.  A bit Reznory with the harmonies.  High five! Welcome back to agony 2020!

Love me some Reznor, so thank you!

m2K7 wrote:

Wunderbar

It’s great to hear that you’re fine

Vielen Dank!!!

Sodabelly wrote:

Glad you're back this year and doing well! I really dig this track, the vocal sound has a grimy British quality to them (think Doves) and it somehow works really well with the chiptune foundation. Actually really love this one, don't hear enough music that mixes these specific sounds.

Don't know Doves, will have to check it out, thanks!  Glad you are diggin it

rdomain wrote:

Love the dirty heaviness that comes in later along with the vocal line.  Really adds to the build.

Thanks!  That was my favorite thing to do - hit that big fat chord

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Glad you are back!  Could not have weeklybeats without orangedrink.  Brilliant start, when I read the description of the track I was expecting something abrasive or aggressive sounding but this is very relaxing yet engaging at the same time.  I really like the repeating vocals, reminds me of some of the mellower moments of nine inch nails.

Excited about the NIN mentions, and glad to hear that some people like it, instead of find it tiresome, monotonous.

Robroy wrote:

This is awesome, it's a bit like Interpol being produced by the Chemical Brothers, very, very well crafted, not too much or too little of each part. Also the subtle evolution is great, keeping it engaged and interesting. Looking forward to another year of this

WOOOOO those are some BIG names be careful inflating my ego smile  Thanks!!!

Ipaghost wrote:

Sounds like you are waiting for some pizza at my house!

gimme dat PIZZA

Podling wrote:

D e l i c i o u s sir drink that is orange. Super good vibe and the clickity clicks are perfect! Really good, will listen to your album. Peace

Thanks for checking it out!

milkish wrote:

fckkk i enjoyed this
love the psychedelic feeling

YO thanks, I don't really do psych-vibes, so it was cool to accidentally get PSCHYED

May 18, 2020 6:07 pm

As always, I love your work so much.

June 27, 2020 12:44 am
brian botkiller wrote:

As always, I love your work so much.

As always I love YOU

smile

September 15, 2020 6:56 pm

Great Development – I could not at all anticipate in the intro how it would sound in the later parts.

November 20, 2020 12:15 am
trumbuthegn wrote:

Great Development – I could not at all anticipate in the intro how it would sound in the later parts.

Always trying to keep you guessing smile

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