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An experiment, in moving away from the straight punk-derived song structure I write in. I've played around with tempo and feel, aiming for a song that builds up speed and emotion.
I've tried hard to move out of my comfort zone here, eschewing power chords with distortion for gentle guitars, picked chords and using keyboard sounds. I've also delved into the MIDI in Toontrack EZDrummer and played around with the stock patterns, chopping and changing them to suit my purposes.
Finally I've played with the vocal arrangements, trying to get them to lead the song rather than swathes of guitars.
I hope you guys and girls enjoy it.
Lyrically it's my typical obscure personal references.


(Remixed version as I spotted something I didn't like in yesterday's upload - when are MJs gonna allow us revisions??)
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Uploaded: Nov 27, 2012 - 01:49:09 AM
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2012 - 01:49:09 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2018 - 10:27:45 PM
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Skean said 2210 days ago (November 27th, 2012)
Great photo…
……to a great song, enjoyed.
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tempie said 2209 days ago (November 28th, 2012)
Open Road 2
Man I think this tune really starts at 1:10. I'd ditch the intro. It's atmospheric and might be a really cool way to introduce the song live but on a recording i just found myself wanting to fast forward through it. The song is terrific dude. I love the high backups in the chorus and the slight dischord under the rhythm guitar part. Also really like the change toward the end with the keys. I'd mix the lead guitar down a bit in the first verse - it buries the vocals a little. But I really like what you're trying to do, especially with the keys. I'm curious to see where this takes you. How about some horns??
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J_Gretch said 2207 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
Along The Open Road
I got to agree with Craig on the intro,,,but once it got going I cranked it up a bit.Bass line might could use a few less notes in spots.Over all a great song and much enjoyed right here.Thanks for sharing.
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egobandit said 2207 days ago (November 30th, 2012)
this lifts off
in all the best possible ways,
like the slow subtle change that you achieved here
keep playing around !!!!
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Relic67 said 2206 days ago (December 1st, 2012)
I admire how you are constantly exploring new possibilities... very creative approach. very nice melody, some cool touches like that drum roll at the end. enjoyed!
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Name: The Cardinal Sins
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I grew up in the 70's and 80's in the south of the UK in an Irish family. I had always loved music but was never given an opportunity to explore making it for myself. About 10 years ago I bought an acoustic guitar and began strumming in earnest. To d... [see more]

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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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