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How I Spent My Summer


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 Genre: Shoegazer

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Bryn sent along this guitar pattern that he had put together. It's rare to hear him play guitar, so that in itself was very intriguing. Kevin and Michael both felt it had the spirit of Eno's "Here Come The Warm Jets" and started recording furiously.

Bryn did an alternate mix with Cat singing and incorporated some of the APOD bits. it's wildly different than this version:
http://www.macjams.com/song/63377

Bryn (ParticleDots): i think i just played the rhythm guitar, the distorted rhythm guitar and the twangy lead (which was doubled with a synth guitar effect)

Kevin (Bud):On the track I played ebow and bass. I played the bass on my lap by whacking the bottom string with a steel slide while moving one finger up and down the neck.

Michael played: the vox humana string part, drum programming, vocals, other synths, artwork and mixed this version. The lyrics were based on a conversation M2 had with a schizophrenic at work.
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Lyrics
they walk slowly
falling.fading
things aren't easy
for some people
they walk slowly
falling.fading

fading
so swiftly
decaying
completely
memories have slipped away
decaying
degrading

they walk slowly
falling.fading
things aren't easy
for some people
they walk slowly
falling.fading
Song Stats
Hits: 2286
Comments: 15
Fans: 14
Plays: 183
Downloads: 73

Uploaded: Sep 13, 2010 - 11:11:20 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010 - 08:18:50 AM Last Played: Sep 25, 2017 - 11:08:35 PM
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Hardware:
guitars, basses, keyboards, throats
Software:
Logic for PD and M2, GB for Bud
Comments
awigze said 2650 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Apod peeps
Are up late Doing what you do best.
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michael2 said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
late night
is the only time we have. thanks for the listen.
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michael2 said 2650 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
you know
playing in APOD is a blast. this was no exception.
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Symphony101 said 2650 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Shoegazer
I didn't know there was a genre called Shoegazer :-)

This is a very cool track, very much enjoyed the listen. I had a long overdue visit plan to APOD, now it's done :-)

Great work, kudos.
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michael2 said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
yup
shoegazer is finally here. thanks for stopping by.
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bud said 2649 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Nice dense mix here Michael -
everything in it's right place - all coming and going while the track is propelled by your drums and synth line. Fine vocals as usual - and Bryn's guitars were a great inspiration to get the ball rolling.
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particledots said 2649 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
nicely done on the mix michael
i love what you did with the vocals and the lyrics

i can just imagine kevin playing the bass as he described too (isn't there a law against that in Brooklyn?)



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michaeljayklein said 2649 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
I don't know very much...
..about how you guy created some of what went into this (my electronic music skills are sorely antiquated--begins and ends with the Wurlitzer) but I really loved what you guys did here! Excellent work fellows...
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michael2 said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
wow
i wish i had a wurlitzer. actually my upright piano is a wurlitzer. thanks for the listen.
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ShadowofNine said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
WoW
I luv this track, it just shines with summer heat...HOT...bravo to you all...
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michael2 said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
thanks
so glad you liked. summer heat is a pretty neat description, i'll buy that for a dollar.
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fasteddie said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Cool!
I like the light and airy nature of the song. It works really well. The vox match up really well too.

Good stuff you guys.
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Vic Holman said 2648 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
cool alternate version
i like both!!
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johnwhitehead said 2646 days ago (September 17th, 2010)
Summer
Loverly, floaty piece. Great work all around.
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RAVENS said 2645 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Coolness
What a super-group! You guys created a terrific track, it's such a good-feeling song. Great stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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