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In Wake of Apocolypse

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Looking for some feedback here, mostly on mix, levels, etc.

In other words . . . Is this done yet?

It's about an unspecified global disaster . . .


Burke Kelly — backing vocals, tambourine
Kim Kelly — vocals
Chelsea Kelly — vocals
snowdragon — everything else
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Uploaded: Jan 09, 2010 - 12:09:48 PM
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Feter said 2870 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
In Wake of Apocolypse
Very cool folky ...70s kinda folk pickin and
vocal hamrony work as well ...deep and thoughtful
song indeed ..incredible pickin work ..very
lovely though ..I was trying to see anything
wrong with the arrangement but found it nice
front porch pickin ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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snowdragon said 2868 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
ty Feter
Your comments are always appreciated. Ah, the 70s eh? In those days, it was a constant push-me-pull-you internal battle between the folk scene, blues and hard rock. I guess we never really lose our roots eh?
cheers man
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thetiler said 2870 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
You have
a terrific texture in the voice, like that female vocal as well. It almost has a felling of Donavon in parts.

Thanks for sharing and have a terrific weekend ! Enjoyed reading your artist info, I probably should of commented earlier about the artist info.
Lots of runs, almost has a folk-bluegrass feel with those runs.

But I can't help but hearing that classic truck song with your voice sound, and that special hit song Convoy with CW Mcall I think it was.

You sure have a terrific texture in your vocal, a nice warmth to your voice indeed !

Thanks for sharing, glad you stopped by macjams.

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snowdragon said 2868 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
10-4 good buddy
Thanks for stopping by T. I've mentioned this before but your video of When Johnny Comes Marching Home was a huge influence on me and a lot of the runs and approach to guitar stem from things I picked up on in that vid.

And I promise, one of these days I'll get around to a Convoy cover, it'll probably sound more like Paul Brandt's version tho :)
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TG said 2869 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
Very Nice
I hear some Leonard Cohen in this, very cool. I like the lyrics and the band is doing the the right things. The only thing I would knit pick on this is the reverb selection (is that chorus also?), but after awhile the song shines and you just flow with it, nice highway driving song!
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snowdragon said 2868 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Thanks TG
I hadn't noticed the Cohen influence until you mentioned it but come to think of it, I had been listening to a lot of Cohen when I wrote this, particularly First We Take Manhattan.

Your comments on the reverb/chorus are quite interesting in that there is actually precious little reverb and no chorus but rather it's a function of my drummer's studio (a long narrow room with very old barn board on the walls) and the layering of several tracks. The only added effects are some EQ and some Bass reduction on the female voices.) Oh wait, there is some slapback on the male backing voices. The guitar tracks are all the same Martin DCXE Black lined out through a Behringer Ultraacoustic 90 so I guess there's a bit of reverb there. Thanks for the feedback.

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Bob6stringer said 2869 days ago (January 10th, 2010)
This is dreamlike. I like the way the left and right voices rise and call and generally commingle with the main center vox. This sing is the embodiment of loose. Extremely idiosyncratic, I can't think of anything like it. If you're looking for feedback on the "mix, levels, etc.," that means you're considering a remix. I like the lead noodling, but since you're looking for suggestions I'll recommend backing off on the lead noodling tracks by about 3db. I like them but they might be too much of a good thing, whereas backing-off might leave the listener wanting more, thereby encouraging us to "lean in" to listen more closely. Bottom line, though, I really like this tune a whole lot.
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snowdragon said 2868 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Interesting and thoughtful commentary
and much appreciated. It's always a struggle to find just the right amount of guitar work in behind things and yes, I was considering a remix in that regard. Might be time to "murder your most beloved children" eh? thanks again.
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jiguma said 2868 days ago (January 11th, 2010)
Dead right Craig!
Reminiscent of early Dead to me - or some combination of bands from that era. I agree with Bob about the noodling - maybe you could alternate between the instruments doing the noodling (between vocal lines) and introduce the pair further on ib the song to add some dynamic development.
Production-wise I'd probably back off on the reverb a little and boost the clarity with an "exciter" or some tricky mastering software (although that might take away from the overall 70s vibe. Craig, I've forgotten what software you are using - if you're on Logic, there should be something in there to give it a little more "sparkle".
Nice song though - you have a way of resurrecting that era really well.
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snowdragon said 2865 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
thanks man
Still on GarageBand though I hear what you're saying. I keep threatening to make the leap to Logic but I'm thinking that will have to wait until I get a new computer.

Until then, deadheads forever eh? :)
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davisamerica said 2867 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
a real sound. Vocals very nice to listen to. Instrumentation and performances keep interest and really well done... all in all really enjoyed listening...
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snowdragon said 2865 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
ty davis
a tweak or two and it's done :)
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tempie said 2866 days ago (January 13th, 2010)
man i love that 70's folk rock sound, i can listen to that stuff all day. really like the backing vocals and the soloing. i think the production sounds fine - maybe i'd sink the male lead vocal down a bit to mesh more with the backups, since it's kind of a dreamy tune anyway - but i'd probably work to break up the tune composition wise - maybe a bridge where the melody changes completely? And imo it should definitely end with an extended jam. i was thinking the vocals would end at the jam that starts at around 2:40. Anyway great playing man, sounds stellar.
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snowdragon said 2865 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
ty tempie
I like the extended jam ending idea. However, on the album we're making, this tune follows The Sky, which ends with an extended jam (jiguma's playing a wicked bassline on that one :) Maybe for the live version eh?

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aprildnj said 2863 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
Outdone Yourself On This One
Really love this one, does have a Cohen sound and is great listening. The blend of voices is great. You know I am not a musician but you have taught me to really listen and I have so this one is a keeper. hugs
VicDiesel said 2855 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Good song in the making
The guitar and drum are a bit dry: needs reverb.

The vocals have too much echo, making the background vox almost drown out. Back off.

The basic material is good, needs just a tweak in the mix.
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