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This is a song that basically has some acoustic (keyboard) guitar melodies as a base, some synth trails on top and some simple vocals.

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Alone again


It’s early in the morning and i just couldn’t sleep
My dreams-that were fading- i just couldn’t keep

Alone again

Dogs running wild, too old, too sick to see
All that never was, all that will never be

We all dream our dreams and forget about the giving
And in this stinking pile of shit
The dreaming is the living
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Hits: 3366
Comments: 21
Fans: 1
Plays: 191
Downloads: 128
Votes: 8
Uploaded: Mar 09, 2005 - 05:47:27 PM
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2005 - 02:18:39 AM Last Played: Mar 31, 2018 - 08:17:27 PM
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GB2, JP1
Software:
Sennheiser mike, M-audio keystation.
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said 4851 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
a blatz from algabatz
Ashes to ashes, duzt to duzt. Very depretzing. But fun. Black Sabbath in a bad mood?
algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
a blatz from algabatz
Had enough of the happy pop songs I've done in the past. From now on it's all gonna be The meaning of death, Down and out and Help me break it through the night. All e's and f's, that's my new motto ;-)
Thanks for listening and for your comment.

/Al

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aclarke said 4851 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
Sounds like
You recorded this when everyone was awake! Another cool
song Al... I really like the synth sound... sounds like my
old Radio Shack mini-moog, only played with skill.

Excellent vocal and well delivered.
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algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Sounds like
Thanks! I never was much of a synth person. Never liked the old synth bands of the eighties. Did like Eno and the Bowie stuff of the 70's, though. But I'm beginning to realise the potential of the machines... Thanks for Your input. I'm certain i couldn't handle this singing live, but with retakes one can make it sound pretty good. Nevertheless I'm soo proud of myself.
And so is my mum.
Thanks again.
/Al

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UncleSamwich said 4851 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
Potent potential.
Nice. Nice. Nice. Fat stuff going on in the layered
bass,k- boards, and the main "acoustic guitar" riff.
The lyrics are chock full of wisdom and soul...real
blues without borders.
The drums were tight and had nice squeak in parts,
kinda of a Led Zeppelin kick sound, with a nice
chunky snare. The keyboards were smooth. I like the
riff you used on the "acoustic guitar" keys.
Makes a nice impression on a Talking Heads fan like
me, as the synth phrasings were awfully reminiscent.
I dig this tempo and 'rolling' delivery (just listen to
any of my songs really).
In the imrovement dept.:
The vocals were a tad bit forced at points. I am
curious if it's merely the fact you might speak
English as a second language, due to the fact you're
Sweedish. I prefer your way of delivering the lyrics,
you're just a bit out of key and time on low parts in
the verse. Hey it works overall, but you could tidy it
up.
I can imagine people looking for a bridge type of
break in the song, where there is a major chord
change, or a more contrasting solo or something to
mix it up a little. Fact is, I would gamble you like it
kind of driving along like that...since it's more logical
for the song.
You could warm up the bass a little and shelf out
the individual synth/lead accompanyment parts to
help them breathe a little more in your mix. In other
words, by eq'ing them a bit differently and
highlighting different parts of their freq's, you may
help define their individual sounds more, and give
them each a 'pocket' of their own. I hear some of that
'freqency collision' between the keys and guitar; I
think they'tre crowding each other at approx. 2-
3khz, and most likely near 800 hz and around 250
hz. This may not be that easy, depending on the
actual tracks you have in front of you. Maybe a little
panning would help a bit too. I can't tell from
listening what you were working with for raw
materials, so I can't say for sure really. Maybe a little
spice on the master track, to take the whole mix and
give it a little less 'recorded on a computer texture',
with a little verb, and some subtle boosts and cuts
here and there...and I'd call this a major piece of
motion man.
Nice chunk of tone Al B. I listened to it about 8 times
already. I dig your style.
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chikoppi said 4851 days ago (March 9th, 2005)
Potent potential.
Yup. That's about as thorough a feedback statement as I've seen, and you hit
on all the points I might have made and then some. The reference to Talking
heads is particularly apt during the chorus. The harmonies there just
screamed David Byrne for me. Its an interesting combination of flavors in this
song, Led Zeppelin and Talking Heads. Talking Zeppelin? Led Heads? I think
spreading the synths a bit and tightening all the screws will make a big
difference!
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algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Potent potential.
Got the order of replies a bit off here.
Thanks Chikoppi!
Talking Zeppelin :-) yeah why not. What's interesting is that i have actually never listened much to the Heads, except the obvious Burning down the house and Psycho killer. I do have some old vinyls but rarely whip them out nowadays (maybe i should?). Zeppelin on the other hand is an integrated part of my living. It's always interesting how people reacts to ones music. Everyone has a different set of ears, which makes the input truly dynamic. Helps one re-discover ones own songs, in a way.
Thanks again, very much appreciated.

/Al

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algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Potent potential.
?Ģ?Ģ?ĢWow, that's feedback for you. I'm much obliged.

>>The vocals were a tad bit forced at points. I am
curious if it's merely the fact you might speak
English as a second language, due to the fact you're
Sweedish. I prefer your way of delivering the lyrics,
you're just a bit out of key and time on low parts in
the verse. Hey it works overall, but you could tidy it
up.>>
?Ģ?Ģ?ĢYes, i can see that your'e right. I think the chorus works but i probably need to redo the verses.

>>I can imagine people looking for a bridge type of
break in the song, where there is a major chord
change, or a more contrasting solo or something to
mix it up a little. Fact is, I would gamble you like it
kind of driving along like that...since it's more logical
for the song.>>
?Ģ?Ģ?ĢI did actually try a bridge but i felt it lost tempo, so i decided just to keep the short clip in the middle but staying focused on the rhythm.

>>You could warm up the bass a little and shelf out
the individual synth/lead accompanyment parts to
help them breathe a little more in your mix. In other
words, by eq'ing them a bit differently and
highlighting different parts of their freq's, you may
help define their individual sounds more, and give
them each a 'pocket' of their own. I hear some of that
'freqency collision' between the keys and guitar; I
think they'tre crowding each other at approx. 2-
3khz, and most likely near 800 hz and around 250
hz. >>
?Ģ?Ģ?ĢIt's incredible how yoiu can actually hear that. But of course you're right. The trouble is of course that there are so many tracks. Working with the Eq actually didn't occur to me. I'll have a go at it. Fortunately the sound is a tad more "crispy" on aiff, which helps sorting the tracks out a bit.


>>with a little verb, and some subtle boosts and cuts
here and there...and I'd call this a major piece of
motion man. Nice chunk of tone Al B. I listened to it about 8 times
already. I dig your style.>>
?Ģ?Ģ?ĢThat's high praise, an ahm lickin' it all in. I'll give the song one more run-through, keeping all your excellent advice in mind.
Thanks again!

/Al


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bronco said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Nice Harmony
I loved the Alone Again harmony. Very effective!
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algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Nice Harmony
Thanks! Please check out my other stuff!

/Al

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Rebsie said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Excellent
Now that I've heard a few of your songs I can see that
you have your own distinctive style, one which is
unusual and enjoyable to listen to. This is a great
piece with a compulsive beat and some groovy synth
sounds. It has a hint of 70s Bowie about it, now that
you mention it ... (that's a compliment coming from
me, Bowie is my favourite of favourites). I am amazed
that you're producing music of this quality after only
a few months with GarageBand. Keep 'em coming!
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algabatz said 4851 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Excellent
>Now that I've heard a few of your songs I can see that
you have your own distinctive style, one which is
unusual and enjoyable to listen to.>>
••• Thanks, I'm always glad to be exceptional ;-)
>>This is a great
piece with a compulsive beat and some groovy synth
sounds. It has a hint of 70s Bowie about it, now that
you mention it ... (that's a compliment coming from
me, Bowie is my favourite of favourites).>>
•••Well Bowie's an all time favourite of mine too, especially up to the 90's, so I'm very flattered to hear that!
>> I am amazed
that you're producing music of this quality after only
a few months with GarageBand. Keep 'em coming!>>>
••• Let's hope that i don't have a ten-song limit and only have a few more in me. Ten good songs and 300 painfully boring ones, that would be just my luck... Living fast and dying young, a ten-hit wonder, then downhill he goes...
Thanks for listening and for commenting, it's very much appreciated.

/Al

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UncleSamwich said 4850 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Excellent
I heard the Bowie thing too, but ever so subtle..funny you mentioned it.

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algabatz said 4850 days ago (March 10th, 2005)
Excellent
Question is, is it Ziggy, Thin white Duke, Heroes/Low, funky Young American,
Scary Monster or l8ter stuph? Just curious. I really apreciate the input.
Thanks for your comment!

/Al

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Rebsie said 4850 days ago (March 11th, 2005)
Excellent
I mainly had Heroes/Low in mind ... stuff from the late 70s.

Ten hit wonder? Nah, I think you've got a way to go yet.
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UncleSamwich said 4848 days ago (March 12th, 2005)
Bowie
I heard a mix blend (mostly in the drums sounds) of Zig, Golden Years,
and a little Fame.

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said 4843 days ago (March 17th, 2005)
Keepin it Simple
Keep it simple is the way to go sometimes, and this surely
attests to that priniciple.

I love the vocal pickup that you get with the sennheiser.
Also the way that you have the panning in the first few
vocals is really cool. Good job. Really effective use of
panning.

I also like the synth trails that are in the beginning.

If you want to improve then here are a few suggestions:

The song seems to lose interest about halfway
through.....perhaps some more dynamics, or even that
really cool synth sound in the beginning, could jazz it up
a bit.

Also try and add some more variation to the drum track.
It just gets a little repetitive. This is not easy to do in
Garage Band I know (manipulating drum trakcs without
messing them up, yet adding variety to all too often "dry"
sounding drum loops). I also struggle with this.

I think that overall this tune rocks, but I just feel like it
starts out really good and then goes down in interest and
drive. Perhaps you agree with me here, and I bet the
problem is the drum track, because the vocals are great
throughtout the whole piece.

Anyway, keep it up. Nice WORK!!!


algabatz said 4842 days ago (March 19th, 2005)
Keepin it Simple
Thanks!
>>...try and add some more variation to the drum track.
It just gets a little repetitive. This is not easy to do in
Garage Band I know (manipulating drum trakcs without
messing them up, yet adding variety to all too often "dry"
sounding drum loops).>>>

Tell me about it. i'm a hobby-drummer in my analog life and really have
trouble with the GB drums. Sometimes i work with drum loops as a base and
then try to "play" to the track with the keyboard. Which is extremely hard to
get a tight beat to. I have also tried manipulating the loops, but it all sounds
kind of strange... I'm going to try to find some other application that allows
more freedom to the drums because i fully agree with you that there's a
problem in the flow of the song. As in fact there are in all of my songs.
Thanks again for the input and thanks for your good vote, i noticed i got my
head over the 7-level after your posting ;-)
/Algabatz


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springclock said 4408 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
cool
good groove....this reminds me a bit of some of the early 80's new wave
stuff....dig the vocals and I am diggin that doom like synth sound....like
the chorused lead tone too....keep it up
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algabatz said 4408 days ago (May 26th, 2006)
cool
Thanks! Well i started playing in bands in the 80's so i suppose some of the vibes stuck. I was more a punk than a synth, but there are some cools sounds from that era. Thanks again, much appreciated!

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DonStevens said 3260 days ago (July 17th, 2009)
Alone Again
Really like this song! Definitely will go on my iPod.
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