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Better Than Here with Chris Boros


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bud

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Well - where do we start? I was searching for a song to cover a little while back and discovered Chris's Better Than Here. Give it a listen - it's cool - his latest is even better.
When I hadn't heard back from him regarding my request to cover it - though I had already started - I deemed it only proper to abort and restructure the tracks minus vocals into what I last posted as Oh Moody Night.
Then of course Chris caught up with me and granted my request which resulted in what you're listening to here - which is a reconstruction of and at the same time further deviation from the original arrangement I started a little while back. I took the liberty of messing around with Chris's tune and I sure hope he approves.
BTW - there's nothing wrong with your phones or speakers - those drums are shredded.

Thanks Chris.

This not an official covers challenge entry - that comes later - January12th I believe.
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Lyrics
There’s something out there.
It’s gotta be there.
There’s something out there.
It’s gotta be better than here.

When I look up to the stars I see myself.
When I look into your eyes I see somebody else
When I look up to the stars I know my name.
When I look into your eyes I feel the bloody pain.
When I look up to the stars it seems so clear.
When I look into your eyes I want to run in fear.

Yes I do, my dear. We're flying for some time.
Then we glide upon. Inside a broken mind.
But now there is hope and there are dreams
When we wake in the prime.

There’s something out there.
It’s gotta be there.
There’s something out there.
It’s gotta be better than here.

© Chris Boros
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Downloads: 62

Uploaded: Dec 19, 2010 - 08:47:09 PM
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2010 - 08:47:09 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:21:07 PM
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magnatone said 2552 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
FIRSTIES
WOOT
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
woot
back at ya
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Social_Ice said 2552 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
2nd......
i'll take seconds on this....this is awe sum...In joy'd and dl'd..
~barbara
bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Dl'd?
Yeah - thanks - glad you stopped by.
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magnatone said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
now for the actual listen ....
what a funny story of how you finally got to do this - and we got a whole extra upload from you because you guys didn't connect for awhile (really loved "oh moody night!!"). i don't feel like i've heard you sing much, or if i have, not where i can hear your vocals so clearly maybe - all that to say - cool vocals kevin!! your sound environment here is extremely magnetic - addictive might be a better word - you always have creative sounds and wildly imaginative ideas and this is no exception. i especially like your percussion work in here (shredded?)! Chris will love this! happy holidays my friend - so glad to know you!
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks for all the kind words Karen
this was a really interesting project. Started as a pretty faithful cover that went off track - then came back as something else. I was worried the drums were too loud.
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alackbass said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Better Than Here with Chris Boros
Great track! I'm really digging the vocal. Downloaded!
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
a dl is high praise. Have a great holiday.
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awigze said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
shred on
something longing in your vocals. looking forward to your collab cover. peace.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Lately I've taken to
singing tracks first thing in the morning - seems to add something I lose through the day. Thanks.
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Chris Boros said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
SO COOL!!!
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think someone would cover a song I wrote. This is mind blowing to me. This made my week. Thanks so much for doing this. Amazing work too. Love the production. I need me some drums.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Hey Chris - Merry Christmas!
I'm really glad you like what I've done here. Looking forward to hearing more of your work in 2011. Drop me a line about drums.
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RAVENS said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Awesome
The opening is so awesome, love the build-up. Bud, your vocals sound really great here. Terrific work guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thank Chris for the inspiration
his tune hooked me. The build was fun - the whole thing was a big experiment in deconstruction - reversing - reverb and drones.
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crissew said 2551 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Better than here
Good lyrics. Cool atmosphere. Love when that second verse comes in. Well done all around. Love the vocals and the ethereal backing is really good. I would perhaps cut the bass down a bit from 150-300 hz to bring out those really nice ethereal sounds.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Chris wrote em - cool right?
Yeah the bass builds up a bit I guess. This was constructed from multiple mix=downs - kinda like the old days of 4 track.
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particledots said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
brilliant
your homework paid off

:-)


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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Do I get a cookie?
:)
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Symphony101 said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Another slight left turn ?
Whichever way you go Kevin, you always hit the target. Your sound and performance are awesome
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Next time I'm
taking my hands off the wheel completely. Thanks.
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dave_b said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Better Than Here
Are those backwards sounds in the intro? I like the spacy synths and rolling bass. Nice hook, I second the emotion.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Yeah - backwards at the start
and then again before the last break to the final verse. Cheap trick - but I love it.
Thanks for the note - didn't realize this song had a hook.
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PeterB7858 said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Going backwards...
Going backwards to move forward :-) Like the lyrics. Atmospheric vocals and mix. Well done. Regards, Peter.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks Peter
the atmosphere gets a little dense maybe - but it was too late to go back and clean house once the furniture was moved in.
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egobandit said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Now
This brings me back I like the cure sounding leads, Im with you if the ufos come I thumbing a ride. I just hope they don't fatten me up for dinner, I like the shredded drums is it a Vst your using anyway excellent song! downloaded and a big thanks to all involved!
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Cheers Tim
get on board the love train. The drums are gb loops (effected drums) and some beathive samples as well.
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racerat said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Better than here
Nice one! Definitely worth the headache of stop/start. A really rich lush atmosphere on this. Very washy and warm. I like the lo-fi drums a lot. Really great work on the reverbs. I know that wasn't easy. Some great spacial relationships. The bass is deep and solid w/o too much high end, leaving all that EQ realestate for the guitars and synths. Dig it.
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks for the reverb kudos
it is difficult getting the right amount of wash and space that still retains detail. Like I said - been listening to Spiritualized and Spacemen 3 lately - also The XX - for a whole other feel I have to try.
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rabittwhole said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
early u
effin fantastic...
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bud said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
I till have the official cover challenge entry
coming in January. This was just busting in out in different ways so here it is. Nice of you to drop by. I had a pleasant time in Austin and Waco recently shooting a short film.
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Vic Holman said 2551 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
well
....................awesome!

excellent work Kevin, a solid construction and some great depth and textures in the tracks. could take several listens to catch it all. one down
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bud said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks Vic
If I could do it all again I'd try for little more detail and a little less drone - but hey - I'm lost in space.
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Ed Hannifin said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Catching this....
...just before work....Sounds really neat, Kevin (and Chris).... One of those lyrics that suggests more and beyond what it actually says, and the music supports that vibe...The sounds in the mix are awesome....
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bud said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Thanks Ed
I liked Chris's directness and suggestiveness and interested to work with it. Have a great holiday.
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billykirsch said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Derailed
Heh, I checked first Chris' song, and man this is different. Synths @ 3:25 are tripping. I see a lone rider in the desert, I guess is the guitars.
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bud said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Glad you listened to Chris's version
I was really taken by it and saw the potential for a fun remake. That synth sound is my secret weapon. The Spectral Dronemaker plug in. It's actually a mix of the song run through the effect.

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Jarvoid said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Arf Arf....I had
to do a double take when I first saw this title I misread it as "Better Here Than With Chris Boros".....and thought wow that's a bit pwersonal,perhaps the dude pissed Bud off.Then I read it properly,oops......Nice bit of work on this one.


Chris.
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Ha ha - that's funny
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michael2 said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
cool
so glad you didn't just trash this; it's excellent sounding. love the twinkly synths in the breakdown and the guitars are stellar. this could be a lost Mercury Rev track, wonderful.
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five_extra_arms said 2549 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Lost Rev Track
I heard that too!
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks Michael -
the song got it's hooks into me - and I had a blast taking it different places till I found the sound I was looking for.
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five_extra_arms said 2550 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
Firsties!
There's something out there..... Yeah, it's a budfest!

Excellent tune bud. I'm amazed at how full the sound is. You really have a full range of textures and sounds. Love the little sparkling chirping echoing bell sound at 1:08 and the shredded drums. The reverse sounds and the swirling atmospheric stuff is really wonderful. You have the most original fluid and dreamy ideas.

Vocals are great too, but I've always been a fan of your singing way before you had singing lessons.... waitaminit... nevermind.

Great Download!!

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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
I think your wife gave YOU singing lessons
not me - but I'd be flattered if she did. BTW - what ever happened? Did you graduate? Thanks for kind comments.
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davisamerica2 said 2549 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Too cool, Kevin
I loved the music here. Great song! I like your voice in this too. T
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Really glad you dropped by
the song was col to start with - I just brought some icing.
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Kicbal said 2549 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Great
Love all the affected sounds going on. Has a great Brian Eno/U2 vibe. Downloaded.
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Download - now we're talking
thanks - I'm a big Eno fan - and I think he did great work with U2.
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Ibstrat said 2548 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
If 9 was 6
Wow just watched "Contact" with my son the other night. Your sound manipulations are awesome. I love this!
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
I love that movie
cool to make that connection.
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kevmikwa said 2548 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Cool grooves
You managed to use a number of different drum feels in this and still manage to make it cohesive. Maybe it's the EQ, or the "shredding" (your word), but it works. I like the bit that you use on the choruses ("There’s something out there ...").

Usually when I hear a piece with a bunch of drum feels that are different (played on different kits or in different rooms or whatever), I feel like I'm descending into loopland - not one of my favorite places.

I have yet to hear the original, but I dig the broad stereo field you created here. The guitars are thick with reverb and chorus and remind me a lot of the English rock of the mid-80s (a good thing). I also dig the slow-release ending.

Well done, thanks for sharing!
bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Wow - thanks for the detailed critique
glad you could get into the drums - I was not so sure about trying the strange approach - but I went for it anyway. I have to get a new setup for building tracks. I actually have a kit here - but I'm a lousy drummer.
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Catalina22 said 2548 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Intense
This song has a desolate, yearning undertone that sets a definite mood--a mood I really like in a tune. This manages to pull off something pretty difficult to do, I think: It is understated and subtle, but INTENSE at the same time! The shredded drums are an awesome touch.
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Such a nice observation
thanks for giving the song so much thought.
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thoddi said 2546 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
There’s something out there
Well put together. I can dig this!
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Cheers Thoddi
Thanks for the listen.
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Lennon714 said 2545 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Shredded Drums
They sound great to me. In fact, the whole tune does. Love the brooding vocals hiding in the swarm of ambient noises. I'll have to listen to the original.
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bud said 2538 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Eric - nice of you to drop by
be sure to check out Chris's work - he's someone to watch.
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mvh9591 said 2545 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Nice_____
I like your sound choices. The reverse effect on the drum loop is nice. You set the mood well musically.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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papag said 2544 days ago (December 27th, 2010)
Down by satellite dish
Just when I thought I could log out, I noticed this song in your list...glad I listened to it now!

You have a great sense of orchestration. Nice, cool, and all those other descriptors :)

Thanks for the dl :)
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VicDiesel said 2543 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
Raw sound
Between the shredded (?) drums and the dark vocals this is quite a raw and moody tune. Nice though.
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Char said 2543 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
I'm not
sure why, but I was reminded of David Bowie. Thoroughly enjoyed the Sci-Fi, spacey vibe. Thanks.
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composerclark said 2540 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Haunting
This is really well done - dark, haunting, and very memorable. The shredding effect on the drums contributes a lot to setting this mood, as does your voice, with its emotionally-detached feeling. I love all the sound effects and the trippy feel. Very creatively done!
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echoroom said 2538 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
How do you find time to work?
I wouldnt mind you being so prolific if your tracks weren't so damn good.
Great mix, cool vocal (that is you, isnt it??)
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Great mood, cool groove, sterling work.
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tokai said 2538 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Wow
extremely well written and produced bud. I was thinking of the Smiths listening to this. Everything is places sweetly in this mix. Top tune guys.
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