Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

The End


by

Estella

 Genre: Other

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
About the inner struggle of living a privileged life and knowing that most of the world does not - Gratitude, Guilt, Fear, and Disbelief fighting for attention.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
I wait patiently
for the moment when
it all will come to rest,
and it hurts only when
I think of it
the end, the end.

*It is so comfortable here
I have nothing at all to fear.

I forget what you said;
his fingers are in between mine.
I forget
when he touches me like that
something about
the world and how it would end.

*

I care; I promise to
but what am I supposed to do?
Am I nearly enough
to make this world new;
make it all new.

*
Song Stats
Hits: 5901
Comments: 101
Fans: 30
Plays: 482
Downloads: 202
Votes: 18
Uploaded: May 15, 2007 - 04:37:34 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2007 - 04:37:34 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 10:03:09 PM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
M-Audio FireWire 410
MXL V63M microphone
iBook G4
Jasmine classical guitar
Software:
Garage Band 3
Comments
jiguma said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Yes and no
Wow Estella, have you ever taken a big step forward with this one! I love the song, your vox, the guitars - and the bass and drums work well too. I have one major nit though, the synth overlay really needs to be cut WAY back - at the moment it totally overwhelms all the work you've put into the rest of this excellent little song. I really can't overemphasise this enough - everything else about this is just so good!! In fact, I think I'd just leave the synth out altogether - it really doesn't work for me. The other thing I'd change is to extend the wave fx both in and out of the song - so they happen for a few bars while the music is playing as well as before and after.
Your vocals are exceptional, and I love the way you've played the guitar on this - it's such an interesting approach. I'd love to hear a remix.
I think this could be a top notch song for sure.
Neil
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Estella said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Neil
Thanks for listening. Hmm. You know, I like what you said about the waves because I had originally had them overlaying part of the first verse, but I couldn't get them to fade in a natural way because of the dynamics of the waves and where I wanted to cut, but I'd like to play with that some more, now that you mention it.

I will consider about the synths, maybe give a listen with them brought down and also removed to see what that does.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
five_extra_arms said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Estellie
This song has such a slow, drawn out saddness to it. Your sweet voice and the guitar are perfect together. just like in your first songs you posted, I think they belong together and I think they work by themselves wonderfully. Must be nice.

But I like the bassline below and the keys that pretty much float all over the song. The bells are a nice touch as well. Everything fits.

Thanks for another terrific song.
Check out my latest song called Draw
Estella said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Bob
I'm glad you liked it.

My guitar and I are not professionals, but I think we do belong. It makes me smile that you said that. That guitar and I have been through some difficult times together, ha ha.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Slick....
Gorgeous voice on you Estella;

Smooth flow in this song, comforting, warm, and suave. Nice.

. - Harold
Estella said 3866 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Harold
Thanks for the very nice compliments.

It was really nice to meet you in chat. I loved your solo guitar piece, which I'm off to comment on. I can't wait to listen to your other stuff.

You know, I was in Fort Worth not too long ago. An excellent museum there. If you sing/make noise under The Vortex - incredible sound.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
drakonis said 3867 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
dreamy and unusual
The unusual harmonies and dreamy echoes and synths and bells create a very surreal effect, although possibly a bit loud in the mix compared to the guitar/vox/drums. The harmonies left me feeling a bit fuzzy and off-balance, in a strangely good way (as I think that was your intent.) Anyway, I would suggest bringing up the synths/bells/reverb only in chorus spots, so they don't interfere with your nice voice and guitar so much. Very smooth song, great singing!
ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Miwok
Estella said 3866 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
strangely good
fuzzy, strangely good - yes! I nailed it, ha ha.

Well, I did want a disconcerting effect, thank you for noticing. Good suggestion about the heavy synths - it may be better to save the heavy spots for the choruses. Will tinker around with the mix - Jiguma suggested something similar.

Thanks a lot!

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Godchaser said 3866 days ago (May 15th, 2007)
Beautiful Tune
This is very nice & soul warming-well done vocal & guitar work-and as has been stated,the synth is throwing the feel of the piece off-it seems to flow against the rest of the song's soundscape creating a constant distraction(musical ADD perhaps)-otherwise very well done!

-Godchaser
Check out my latest song called sOur GrapEs
Estella said 3866 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Godchaser
Sometimes I feel like a godchaser.

Thanks for your comments. I've had moments when I like those synths and moments when I don't. First listeners told me they liked them - so maybe they are just too loud in the mix? Others don't like them at all. I think it's good to hear what everybody thinks of them.

And thanks for your compliments, too!

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
echoroom said 3866 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Wow
Jeez 'Ella, this is, as Neil said, a big jump up ... I've always loved your work, but this is sublime. Your voice sounds soft and dreamy on this, and this is a lovely languid little tune, with just a hint of self-doubt (self-hate) creeping in.
Wonderful subject, and a great take on it - the chorus says it all - a feeling of guilt and apathy - reminds me of The The:

I've got too much energy to switch off my mind
But not enough to get organised.

I need a few more plays to get my head round this, but my take is this is really subversive little song - a ballad for us apathetic masses with our charity gifts to help us feel better.

Outstanding

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Estella said 3866 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Yes
Yes on everything you said about the content.

I don't know that I did all the thought justice, but I was going for getting the mood across, of knowing everything is comfortable where you are but fragile, feeling far removed from atrocity but also very close. It's complete ignorance while having an awareness of that ignorance, apathy and not apathy, great inner changes but no action. A difficult position. Yes, and the confusion that charity, or any one thing is going to solve our greatest injustices.

Thanks for your close listen and compliments : )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
echoroom said 3866 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
.. and more ..
I was thinking about this more, as it really got under my skin. there's a TS elliot poem, the Hollow Men, that includes these lines:

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

I think what you're writing about is 'the shadow', that lethargy /apathythat stops us from acting. The more i think about this song, the more i love it.

Steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
Doadars Uncle said 3866 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Beautiful
Blue to new. Excellent progression. This song is very well presented! What else can I say?!?! Interesting, the progressive phrases at the end seem more surreal, to me.

Peace,
Doug
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
Estella said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Doug
thanks for listening to this. This song started out as a sketch (uploaded early in my macjamming) based on a progression I liked. I'm glad the progressions were a highlight for you. Thanks for the compliments.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
moorlandt said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Veeeeery beautiful...
You know that i was blown away by your song 'release me'. You have proven there to be a highly talented composer and singer... and you have raised the level of expectation with the listener. Well... i was certainly not disappointed listening to this new song of yours. It is again a big proof that you're true and natural talent.

Concerning the performance and production, there is certainly room for a little improvement. I do agree with Neil about the ambient synth sound. Personally i would replace it by orchestral (cello) strings, and certainly push them more to the background. Also, the guitar strumming is nice and charming, but in my opinion dominates the song a little too much by its constant presence. So far my two little nits...

And for the rest... simply enchanting. There are singing parts that really give me goosebumps. Estella, you have a very very beautiful voice and the vocalising and expression are just magnificent. I'm starting already to recognise your vocalising style, and that's really a great thing after just a couple of songs i've heard. Oh yes, one more thing... be careful with reverb. It doesn't really disturb me here, but there are too many female singers on this site who exagerate with reverb (is this typical female?? don't know), and unwillingly hide the natural 'timbre' (sorry, i don't know the english word) of their voice. Just be careful for that.

This was again a pleasure to listen to, and it's great to see you evolve so well. I'm a fan :-)

- Walt
Check out my latest song called Free (remix)
Estella said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Walter
Thanks very much for the compliments : )

If you only knew what the synth line has been through ; ) It's been like this, it's been a flute, and it's been strings. I guess it's back to the drawing board with me. I'll take your suggestion of cello and see what that sounds like - it hasn't been cello before.

I may have also inadvertently made the synth prominent when balancing the guitars so as to avoid clipping in the master track (thanks apb for guiding me through that process!!!!!) I'm not sure, but I will play with the synth's volume levels, as most have suggested that they are distracting.

As for reverb, I like to keep things as natural as possible. I felt the haunting mood and content of this song warranted the echoes, but that is all. Not to worry - I have not gone reverb crazy!

In fact, my songs have mostly been of a brooding, tortured nature, so I may do a more uplifting song next - which is not easy for me to do! May have to find a middle ground.

Thanks again, for your honest critique and kind words.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
buckhorn said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Nice!
You have a beautiful tone, and a lovely vocal style. I liked the fx on the vocals, but someone like you probably doesn't need too much embelishing on the vox. From what I've heard your production is improving leaps and bounds. I'll be listening. Regards
Check out my latest song called when you smile
Estella said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
thanks!
I appreciate the listen. I thought the fx on the voice were appropriate for this song - not my usual style. I'm glad you enjoyed enough to want to come back : )

Just left a comment on your latest song - liked it!

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
***itiswotitis*** said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
gorgeous voice
so sweet..lovely lyrics..
and the music is lovely and warm and airy...
lovely sentiment expressed in this too..
Check out my latest song called WALKING BASS IN THE CLOUDS
Estella said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
right back at you!
I really liked your newest song. I posted a comment about your vocals because those are what kept me mesmerized by the song. I think we uploaded our songs on the same day, btw : )

I'm glad you liked this. It has a very special sentiment for me, too.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
SmokeyVW said 3865 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
lovely
holy cow! this is beautiful!

there are a few rough edges here and there - but the overall production is wonderful. dare i mention the problems i hear? the synth tends to drown out everything else here and there. and the last verse doesn't fit (for me anyway) - it has mostly used up phrases.

love that line about fingers - don't know why exactly. but it's exactly right.

thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out my latest song called Tru Th
Estella said 3864 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
caught me
I agree about the third verse. I was hoping no one would notice ; )

Thanks for the compliments. I am humbled, after hearing "faded." Will be off to listen to more of yours soon.

Peace

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
ic42 said 3864 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
it is soft
it creates gentle dreams. with a harmonically anticipatory edge... it causes breath to be held, waiting. but not wanting it to end. like all good things, however, it ends. there is a touch of sorrow here, when the beautiful voice stops singing. 0x0
Check out my latest song called Mars à Oublier - 0x01
Estella said 3864 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Thank you
for the careful response to the song. Thanks for the compliment on my voice, too.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3864 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
way to go, estella
estella - it's a simply lovely song. i think jiguma has given you some good feedback. to me, your voice is an ethereal delicate thing, leaning toward the long mournful tones that i like so well. i'd remix this, cut the background by half. your wistful, melancholy vocal deserves to shine. i like the effect on the vocal - just come step out into the light with that voice. what a wonderful melody - unusual, sensual, and it transitions so nicely. i applaud your style! anne
Estella said 3864 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
: )
Thank you so much for your kind words. You don't know how pleased I am you like it. I feel a kinship with a lot of your style.



---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
DWL said 3864 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
Splendid!
An unexpected pleasure and part of my random selectio policy I'm adopting and I'm so pleased I did.

A wonderful performance and sound. Yes the synths are a little overpowering but what a great song :-)

I look forward to some more.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
cjdaley said 3864 days ago (May 18th, 2007)
overprotection blues
this is an interesting subject, daring in its own way, the fact of being safe to the point of feeling powerless, the guilty sadness it causes. I think the cotton astmosphere perfectly wraps this mood (and here the keys are needed I guess)and I really like these bells.

---
No redeeming qualities
Check out my latest song called Big Bong Theory Overture (By the Monggz)
Estella said 3863 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
J.C
I loved the bells too! I'm really glad to see you come over and leave a comment. I appreciate it. I like your interpretation of the song. It's very right.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Estella said 3863 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
thanks!
I'm glad for your random listen too. Thanks for the compliments. I went to your page and enjoyed that. I think your project is very interesting. I haven't seen many like it here on MacJams.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3863 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
A really nice...
...piece of work this! Great guitar, bass and vox. The synth is a tad loud for a tune like this. The vox should be the prominent thing here. But it has to compete with the synth...All in all I really, really, REALLY like this estella! More please!

Take care!
Estella said 3863 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Amagi
what a great compliment. I will make more as long as I am able. Thanks for the encouragement. Thank you for complimenting the bass part, especially. I have no experience writing bass parts, but I have been doing that for a couple of songs now. I just play what sounds right on the keyboard and turn it into midi bass of various sorts. I love the freedom of Garage Band! The guitars I played on my classical, getting along as an inexperienced, untaught guitarist does - very simple stuff. Writing songs has done wonders for my playing, though.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Peter Bauckham said 3863 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
Nice song
A very interesting song. I like the guitars very much and your voice it excellent. I'm not sure about the synth strings and certainly think a cello instead could make the song more moody perhaps? But like all things it's subjective. Thanks for sharing Estellie.

Peter
Check out my latest song called Reality TV MJRF2010
Estella said 3861 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Thanks!
Well, I'm glad you listened. I appreciate the compliments. Guitar is one of the things I'm the least good at, but I love doing the most. Thanks for commenting on those.

I listened to three of your songs, and I really like your songs and voice. I have to listen to "Green Fingers" again and listen closer to the lyrics.

Peace

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
musichead said 3862 days ago (May 20th, 2007)
youre just so....
Youre just so pure. I really like this!!!
I miss the old apb me and you band..great times!
very very nice.. I could go on!!
Check out my latest song called slow exit
Estella said 3861 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Awww
We should have a reunion very soon, then ; ) I miss those days, too.

Thanks for the sweet comment : )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
apb said 3861 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
The End is nigh ..
*sniff* .. you guys .. wait a minute: why do I get to be "old"? ;) This is a great, mature(d) song Estella
- is it a bad time to say I liked the version with crackle?- kidding, lol ;) - and it also shows an Estella 'sound' style forming - this is distinctively you. Was impressed how your self producing/production, guitar too ..has come on leaps and bounds and now importantly doesn't take anything away or distract from the enjoyment. Good to see it deservedly well received. Vocals/lyrics are right on the mark ..good mix (synths down just little) and ..you know my only other teeny nitpick already .. "cufftrouble", "comftrouble"?? lol.

It washes over you (like the waves at the start) .. for me the song somehow retains this chilling, shiver quality .. so I would have suggested playing on that eg. add some gull sounds to the waves?? (ie. go for more cooler climate and not sun, sun, sun like the picture suggests) - might just be me that thinks woolly jumpers, hot cocoa kinda "comfortable", fresh cooling breeze .. looking distantly off to a sunset on a deserted beach ..
lover in under one arm, thermos under the other .. :) it's fun adding image inducing sounds into the er .. soundscape.

Kudos - your da gal!
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
Estella said 3860 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
ah yes
ha ha the crackling - the mysterious OTHER soundscape element - not quite gulls, not quite waves ; ) Thanks again for helping me get rid of that. And I will try to hide my speech impediment for you in later versions ; ) So sorry it displeased you!

Thank you for the nice compliments. Making this was really fun - I mostly used stuff I learned from our projects together or from just plain asking you! So, many, many thanks.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
apb said 3860 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
...
use the force young er .. Leia, or Cowabunga April ;o)

I taught you all I know .. and that really didn't take
long now did it :o) More tips & tricks as I discover 'em
myself .. I'm all out.

Again, particularily great songwriting and voice - I liked
it!
Check out my latest song called Stowaway
musichead said 3857 days ago (May 25th, 2007)
what
What the hell did Alan just say? :)

---
http://www.myspace.com/mrsteveanderson
Check out my latest song called slow exit
bud said 3861 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Glad I stopped by to hear this
What a wonderful song and great performance. I really appreciate what you're saying here and you've put together a great vehicle for your ideas. I especially like the pained expression in the line "I am so comfortable here" - I can feel the entrapment and discomfort in those words. The synth adds an ethereal/artificial utopia to the setting - interesting. As others have said - they could be a little lower in the mix - but I wouldn't lose them.
Check out my latest song called Oh Coast
Estella said 3860 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Bud
thanks for saying that. I don't think I want to lose that line all together, either.

Yeah, there's a suffering in that comfort, and yet, what a strange suffering when others go without food, sustain unatural amounts of violence and injustices! What right have we to suffer? I just think it is the strangest sort of paradoxical suffering, and I wanted to write about it.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
lavalamp said 3861 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Beautiful
The song and your voice are beautiful on this one.
If I were a producer, I would sign you asap.
You're brilliant. Don't worry about the synths (They are a little overwhelming at times)
You're one of the best on this site.
Really, really good.
Well-done, sis.
LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Estella said 3860 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
*blush*
sure enough I'll do something with those pesky synths, but no worries. You've just filled my head up like a balloon! I'll be walking above ground for the next few days, thank you!

But then I'll calm down, come back to reality, and get on with my life. I like your new lava lamp pic, by the way : )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
lavalamp said 3859 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
P.S.
I wasn't trying to give you a big head. I really do mean it.I give praise where praise is due.(always honest)
You should walk around all the time, feeling good about your talent because you really do have IT.
LL
BTW,Pic by 5 Extra Arms
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
thetiler said 3860 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
gorgeous
vocals here, very sweet. I like how your voice floats and how pop radio it seems. Keep singing and uploading, macjams NEEDs more wonderful female singers!

Very soothing, what a wonderful gift!
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Estella said 3859 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
thanks!
I just listened to a couple of your songs - wow, your guitar playing is incredible!

I'm glad you listened and liked what you heard. It was not my intent to sound pop radio - I avoid pop radio like the plague, but who among us can escape its clutches ; ) I'll take it as the compliment with which it was given : ) Thanks for your kind words.

Glad to be at MacJams : )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Mcboy said 3860 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
nicely done
the contrasting melodies add so much depth....bravo....
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Estella said 3859 days ago (May 23rd, 2007)
mcboy
I heard a song of yours once that I really loved. So I'm honored you listened to my song. I'm glad you liked the contrasting melodies and found a meaning in them, as I intended to create with them. Thanks for the compliments.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
iam0pen said 3858 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
This is Gourgious...
there is one but...
If it is mented then I shot0p! but if not...then I find the vocals embeddded a tat too much in the music. As if you used an effect over the whole song including vocals? (all IMHO)

next to that...this is gold!

Greetzzz...
Check out my latest song called What Is It Like To Be You?
Estella said 3858 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thanks.
Helpful comment - I was worried the style on my bass wouldn't blend with my song, so I gave the tracks similar effects, to varying degrees. Maybe this is a no-no for a song? Thanks for picking up on that.

And for listening and liking!

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
haribo said 3858 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
wow @_@
love your gentle, soothing voice. this is an outstanding piece! instrumentation is beautiful.. that pad and the mystical riff of the guitar and the tangy percussion adds to sorrowfulness of this tune..
though i always winge about things i too sometimes encouter the similar restlesness you might have described in this piece-the unfair side of world which doesn't actually physically affect me yet feel guilty for the fact i am unable to bring any significant, proactive action to change it

that bell and where your voice slides :):) it feels so good thakn you
Check out my latest song called Clouds
Estella said 3858 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
yes
that's the feeling I am describing here.

I'm glad the bells and my voice made you feel good!

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
leapfrogunicorns said 3857 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
lovely
your voice is so aching yet so sweet. mahalo for sharing!
Check out my latest song called Down High (vocals)
Estella said 3855 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
Thanks!
I appreciate those lovely descriptions. I'm glad you stopped by.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
VicDiesel said 3856 days ago (May 26th, 2007)
Ignore all those guitar nuts
Just for fun, make a mix of this track without the guitar, and rely completely on the synth and other sounds. Guitars are convenient for song writing, but as you as Austinite should know, everyone and his brother knows how to strum one up and down.

Go on, this is a lovely song, and it gets some of its haunting quality from those synths, why not use those instruments what they were made for: to be heard.

You have a very sweet voice. It was a pleasure listening to this.

Victor.
Check out my latest song called Monodrone
Estella said 3855 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
Hmmm
Vic, I'm liking your radical suggestion. Thank you for being the devil's advocate. It may just turn out that way...who knows?

(Will you be going to ACL?)

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
falzaabi said 3855 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
ok
so so nice i like it rely
Check out my latest song called cav gold
Estella said 3846 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
Oooh
Thank you much! I like your i pod meditator ; ) Cute AND satirical. Wonderful.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
falzaabi said 3843 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
:)
this is my cell phone,, its I phone



---
we are one, and we are nice one
Check out my latest song called cav gold
ktb said 3850 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
very cool
what a sweet track. some woderful ambient synth work. there were some transient moments where it seemed dissident, but perhaps that was the bells. overall a really smart song, with lots of warmth. loved the progression and melody
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
Estella said 3846 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
yes
the dissidence is intentional. Those bells represent the girl's conscience, which disrupts her otherwise comfortable situation, like dissidene. I'm glad you picked up on that. Thanks for listening. And for the rare compliments on the synths ; )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
jamorama said 3846 days ago (June 5th, 2007)
very nice song, and vox
...but i agree with pushing back the band and pulling up the voice.

You love your guitar, but in this song, the strumming guitar begins to just chop your voice to pieces.

Also, your voice (and ear) ARE good enough so that you could dump the echo altogether and go with JUST A TOUCH of reverb (sorta like it sounds while singing in the bathroom...)

Also sometimes a good way to end is just to repeat the last line while fading... beginnings and ending are so important toward setting and then preserving the emotion.


-stephen
Check out my latest song called Longing - with SISTERS - from a SinJams solo
Estella said 3840 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Thanks
All good points. I am happy with your interest and take on the song ; )

I will be working on the song as soon as my computer is back in comission, ahh.

Peace

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
onesweetworld said 3835 days ago (June 15th, 2007)
wow
very nicely done!!! Your voice is beautiful. I would love to see you perform LIVE!!!!
Check out my latest song called Let It Go
Estella said 3833 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
awww
thanks! I have to admit, I used to much prefer performing live, doin open mic shows, but I don't know that I can do the recordings justice now that they are all full multiple instruments. Thanks for reminding me of performing live - I should look into the open mic shows in my area again. Thanks for listening : )

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
jaw said 3819 days ago (July 1st, 2007)
ahh yes
nice mix here. the guitar is full. it's neat when you can have so many things going on at one time and have them blend into each other as one sound. you make it sound easy when we all no it's not.
Check out my latest song called 1-5-08
jaw said 3819 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
no=know
i didn't mean to spell know "no".....i didn't want you to think i was an idiot.
Check out my latest song called 1-5-08
Estella said 3819 days ago (July 2nd, 2007)
Ha Ha
I always do things like that. anyway, thank you so much for that compliment. I did try to make every sound emerge from and fade into the others. I'm glad you feel I did well. There will be a little bit more mixing for this one and some revamping of lyrics before I'll be satisfied, but all in all, I'm not disatisfied, either : ) Thanks.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
rainfice said 3815 days ago (July 6th, 2007)
vocals, instrumentation, chord changes and progression, production;
all absolutely brilliant and perfect.
great song. very soothing and though provoking.
Check out my latest song called Moment
Estella said 3814 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
wow thanks
thanks for listening and for the kind, kind words.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3811 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Positive Sadness

and happyness when listening to this song and it's beauty .
Estella said 3810 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Henri
Thanks for your poetic response to this. It was a pleasure to hear you liked it.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Feter said 3802 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
The End
there s a very honest feeling in the singing
your voice is wonderfull ..the background
seems bit spheric ..with some "bells sound?"
well done ...!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Estella said 3777 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
thank you
Yes, bells, and yes, thank you for all the compliments.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
perceptualvortex said 3788 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Very
Lovely singing and ethereal music. Very cool, estellie.
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Dj French Toast said 3777 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
How have I
Missed your work for so long ? This song is one of my faves on macjams WOW . Nice tune . I love the guitar I love the synth the Vocals are dreamy and Hypnotizing inviting like the song of a siren . You lyrics are sad but I also sense a feeling of letting go and moving on .Very beautiful song indeed .....downloaded thnx .
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Estella said 3776 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
French Toast...
thank you. What nice compliments you give! I remember hearing some of your stuff before and liking it. I think I left you a comment or two. You're a funny guy.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Cori Ander said 3769 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Excellent
An excellent composition.
The theme catches me (I often think about the end of the world) and I feel that you have caught a mood here which is at the same time scary and interesting.

This song doesn't leave me unaffected. Not at all. And I like it a lot!
Check out my latest song called O store Gud
Estella said 3768 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
the biggest compliment
is that I could affect someone with the music, even if it's just me that I can affect. Thanks for the big compliment. I hope to have something new up soon. (If I can get my garage band to stop giving me so much trouble!)

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
thetiler said 3760 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Way to go
Estelle, what a sweet voice! Nice backup as well. Nice haunting feel.
Thanks for contributing to MJ!

So soulful! Your voice really gets haunting in a good way.
LIke how the music snowballs and gets more and more infectious as the song continues.

Like those soft sounds in the backround that really helps you singing along. Not that your singing doesn't sound very nice by itself.



Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Estella said 3756 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
thanks!
thanks for faving this. I like what you said about the music helping the voice along. I like to think that the voice and music compliment each other. I tried for the song's inner struggle to come through in the music. I'm glad you thought it was infectious.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Axgrinder said 3748 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Very nice!
I love your voice and your guitar is clean and simple yet complex, if that makes any sense? Production is solid and tight as well! I apologize for not commenting sooner, my lose. This is truly beautiful and quite haunting. It really moved me. It's been a privilege.

Alvin
Check out my latest song called Dark Circus
Estella said 3747 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
thanks!
thanks for the compliments - simple and complex: makes perfect sense! But seriously, I know what you mean.

I'll have to stop by and listen to your music. I recently noticed your icon - very interesting.

---
*estella
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3740 days ago (September 19th, 2007)
Very lovely
I wonder why I havent heard your stuff before now.

:-)

This is really nice...great singing and I love the chuckka chuckka acoustic guitar (those maj7ths get me everytime)

Excellent
scotch_marly said 3739 days ago (September 19th, 2007)
it ends...
...how it begins. This is great stuff. Added to favorites.
Check out my latest song called People in this Town
Drew Kopr said 3661 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Wow
This is serious. Unreal emotion in this tune. I love the melody and the way you sing it. I can hear a bridge that would allow your voice to naturally extend to another range that could blow the doors wide open. Beautiful song.
Check out my latest song called IfIWereHigh
guitapick said 3628 days ago (January 9th, 2008)
~
Beautiful...
Check out my latest song called 'Cuz I Can
dajama said 3623 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Very nice song
I love the sounds, all underlaid with that steady guitar track. Your vocal is beautiful and the lyrics are thought-provoking. I can't believe I missed this one! Great work. Peace.
Check out my latest song called Across the Wire (MJRF)
Moviz said 3623 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
This really
does sound wonderfully original. I love your voice and all the treatment you've given this song with the guitar plinking all the way through. I love the way you got your vocal going in and out of the echo effect, giving that surreal dreamlike quality, but I would take on on board the mixing advice by some. Your laid back way of singing really makes this, I Love it, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Moviz said 3623 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Yes,
Keep the synths, just lower them, M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Estella said 3623 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Thanks!
And I meant to thank you for your compliment on my voice in KTB's piece as well. I'm glad you enjoy it. "Soulful" is the best compliment.

I usually don't put so much reverb on my voice, but in this song, I wanted to create the ambiance.
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
said 3607 days ago (January 29th, 2008)
Mmmmm....
Just lovely... just so lovely.

I love the chord changes... and your vocal. Top drawer song.
said 3572 days ago (March 5th, 2008)
Wow
I can't describe it... But this is so beautiful... Touching in a very good way... The sound on this is good... And your vocals sounds amazing.... Thanks for sharing this....
stacey said 3540 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Oh my god...
...listen to that voice. I am in awe.
Check out my latest song called tick tock
Estella said 3540 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
thank you!
Your voice is beautiful. I will have to make time to listen to your songs.
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
gregd said 3447 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Perhaps . . .
it's my punk-ish sensibilities, but the synths don't seem to work with the vocals in this track as they currently stand. During the interludes they sound alright. However, you've taken enough flack about the synths. I don't need to repeat anymore.

Nevertheless, the tune is really nicely mixed and played. The subject is thought-provoking, and the writing is spot on too. Cool tune.

-g
Check out my latest song called 08nov08
five_extra_arms said 3332 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
Jacques O'Lantern
Mom was French, dad was from Belfast....

Happy Halloween!

Love this song and I wanted to give you a jack-o-lantern on your profile page. (Go check before someone leaves a comment and it disappears)

Hope all is well.
Check out my latest song called Draw
Dj French Toast said 3225 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Indeed
second Comment :)

I love doin this when I have the time just starting at the bottom of someones page and running through . I just heard the other version a minute ago . This is so pretty and like you commented to someone else very "produced" I would love to hear you do a strait guitar and vocal of this one recorded cleaner than the other . Did you record this ? Way good production sounds so full and flows so well . Im overwhelmed by the feeling youve put into your vocal ....made my chest feel light ....:)

Toast
Check out my latest song called Sweeter no doubt (Beat by Sweet 79)
Estella said 3225 days ago (February 15th, 2009)
Thanks Benny
You know what I like about your comments? You give me the visceral response, and that is everything to me. That's what it's all about. Thank you!

I DID record this. I was very proud of it at the time. But I think I went overboard with the midi effects. I had just discovered them. I will be sorting this all out for the cd ;)
Check out my latest song called Insomnia
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Estella Ramirez
Location: Los Angeles CA United States
send a note
I'm just trying to do what I love most at each moment. Wanting to meet others who are doing the same. My Collaborations: Afraid of Love by rsorensen. Stay With Me by Moorlandt. Ornamental Featherweight by Echoroom, with Racerat and Five Ext... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 82