Saturday, September 25, 2010

"foxhole and flute"

here's a prettier one than the last few.  this song's got a melodic move that i'm beginning to overuse- bIII to bVII resolving to VI.  here, it's on the lyrics "going out".  the rhythm guitars have a funny thing going on that i'd like to share- I used the plugin vocal rider to record very sensitive volume automation data on each of the doubled tracks, and then moved the automation into the pan lane.  the left pan lane on one track, the right on the other.  the effect of this is that when the guitar attacks, one is pushed left and one is pushed right.  this gives the tracks a breathing sort of vibe, as well as acts as a sort of compressor, since the louder bits are being pushed apart and aren't summing in the middle.  it's cool, i promise.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"drag city"

i'm working on transcribing this one right now. probably the backwards way to do it, but what's a lowly rhythm player to do? it's a pretty dissonant tune from the summer- i'm proud of the bass line and melody's counterpoint. Tritone, Major 7, Flat 7 in the hook. my mix inspiration was elliott smith's "from a basement on the hill" album- i'm still trying to capture that sound more accurately.

check it out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"got you"

recently finished the mix of this tune "got you".  it's got a sort of sweet vibe, i think- sort of bob dylan-y surf rock-y feel.  maybe.

grab it here!