I’ve been playing around with this for a while now and would appreciate some feedback… still working on it. Am experimenting again!
Thanks heaps for the feedback!
Have pulled this for now - in typical Emma-fashion I have ‘blown it to bits’ - substituted a piano, twisted the vocal effects, tweaked this that and the other and… to be honest, “lost the plot” and run out of time haha… happens to me a lot.
But I had fun and it has challenged my creative processes in a cool way. My music studio is being packed away for a while and will be re-created in the new year. I am hoping for new songs, new ideas and fresh creative journeyings!
I really enjoyed the minimalist aesthetic and the shambolic percussion… it was a bit of a shock at first, tbh… but I think now that I’ve gotten used to the direction, I’d like it to be a little bit weirder, if that makes any sense!
In this context the piano sounded a little too pristine and “straight-forward”… I wonder if you could break it a little more? I really liked the backwards sounds toward the end…
Also, try a little less of an “expensive” style reverb on the vocal… go for a more “broken down barn” sort of environment maybe.
Yup…I would like to hear more weirdness like that as the song progresses - go the full Tom Waites on this one!
Cool stuff - keep on pushing!
Yay… perfect thanks!!
I tried SO many things it was hard to get an overarching concept in the end… I needed to step back out for a bit… I was definitely trying for dirty shambolic with a hint of pathos (grin).
Yay!! It’s so good to hear that voice of yours again @Emma!!!
I like @ColdRoomStudio idea of going “Tom Waites” on this one. It would really bring out the character of this song. Great tune!
Very nice the way your vocal floats above and doesn’t quite match up with the pulsing percussion. And as @ColdRoomStudio points out there is that contrast between the sweet vocal and the somewhat sinister drum sound. Makes a cool disconnect, like abstract art.
The drums are pretty relentless, you could have some variation without losing the feel, or even have them drop out for a space and let the psychedelic sounds have their moment?
Yay, thanks heaps @holster and @ingolee!
I’m in the mood to find some sort of new sounds and actually having fun in the studio, yippee! Have been playing with some cool distortions and added a burning piano but a lot of tweaking to be done yet before sharing. As usual, I tend to throw everything at the mix and then pull it all apart again but I had lost perspective in this one.
Will repost hopefully in a couple of days.
Had realised that I always do certain recording things in certain ways - always the same sort of reverb/fx, and why? hmm, well, because it’s easy and much quicker haha.
wish me luck!..
I’m also guilty as charged. lol