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Growler


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Doadars Uncle

 Genre: Art Rock

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Electric remake of one of my earlier tunes, "Truth". I'm probably not through with it. I typed every bit of percussion in with my computer keyboard (not looped)! I hope it sounds good to you. Let me know, I can tweak it. The bass is mainly drones I set up by playing my guitar and driving it down an octave in garageband.

Enjoy!
Doug
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Lyrics
Starlight rests on the branches and the twigs of the night

Lift my head take a breath take a step I'm alright

Branches' cradle home
take me with you
beneath the dome
of distant thoughts and ideas for all time


Sunlight rests behind the blind contemplation of night

Solidify truth in sparkle cast light

Branches' cradle home
take me with you
beneath the dome
of present thoughts and ideas for all time
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Comments: 26
Fans: 14
Plays: 78
Downloads: 67

Uploaded: Mar 13, 2010 - 08:55:27 PM
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2010 - 02:24:24 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 03:51:46 AM
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davisamerica said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
"Lift my head
take a breath take a step I'm alright"... what a great sound collage Doug ...love the 2:15 mark change. Really like the "droning bass"...would even maybe sound nice with another real bass slightly under..dunno.. well executed my friend... as always...original and entertaining...downloaded
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Thanks Jack
This was a quickie. In fact I wasn't going to add any bass, to start. Then I wasn't going to add percussion. Percussion was the hardest to keep, 'cause I have my pride. But there it is...

Thanks for taking the time!
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dave_b said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Growler
This seems to me a stream of conciousness type of work. The lyrics and music fit together well. A cool, contemplative, spacey kind of jam.
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Hey Dave!
Thanks for the visit! I originally was going to keep the first half independent. But I've often put them together in the living room. So, that's how it naturally came together. Still some rough spots. Good for future projects, I'm thinking!
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MarkHolbrook said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Doug
This was interesting and enjoyable. Could never quite tell where it was going!
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Mark!
Thanks Mark. I guess this project had a mind of it's own! Glad you stopped by.
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thoddi said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
art
The bass from the lowered guitar sounds very cool.

I feel a sense of the chaos coming to order that you can see in a flock of geese scared into flight from a sudden blast, flying in opposite directions, for in the next moment forming a perfect V formation.

I think you're onto something good with this.
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Thanks Thor!
This was definitely a process. Thanks for the imagery! I'll probably move ahead with this one.
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Moviz said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Truly 'Art Rock'
as it has that very arty, well thought out feel about it even though it comes across as 'loose'. Love the treatment with the guitar far back but clear as a bell through the other instruments..... love the words 'beneath the dome of distant thoughts and ideas.....'; I think that's wonderful imagery, cheers M
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Maurice!
Thanks for the visit. I remember writing the lyrics. It was based on two events; one, a winter walk through ice covered trees and two, a campfire discussion on how sight changes between day and night.
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MannequinRaces said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Growler
The guitar as a bass is really nice! I also like the guitar but the drums just sound too sloppy. Being a drummer first and foremost I'm pretty anal about drums so don't really pay any attention to me. I do like the looseness of it all but there are a few cymbal hits that aren't timed quite right. I really like it when the vocals come in. The drums are distracting though. Sounds like a drunk drummer playing. Even if you typed all the drums in you should still be able to move them a tad. I love the tune, just tighten up those drums a bit!
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Adam!
Hey man! Good to see you! Yes, I'll admit the drums are very sloppy. There are a few things I want to try before submitting this one, again. Meantime, let's call it Jackson Pollack drumming ;)

I will spend some time on the drums, I promise. I'll keep you posted!
Check out my latest song called Don't Leave (remix)
MannequinRaces said 2749 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
Hehe!
That's a good one! Jackson Pollock drumming it is! Software drums are extremely tricky to get the hang of. It's so much easier to record a live drummer. I'm bummed out because I'm trying to sell my house and my drum set is in the closet to make the house look less cluttered!
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bud said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
The kind of sound I like
very nice space and drone - I'd add some heavy bottom bass by playing a deep bass on the keyboard if need be. The orchestral bass is pretty cool with some tweaks. The overall feel of the tune is really cool though.
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Hey Kevin!
Yeah, Jack thought additional bass would work, too. I'd like to try this. The beauty is that it's pretty wide open... Thanks for the visit!
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sschedra said 2751 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Doug
OK so now I'm curious about the drums. What kit is it and is it a plugin (Ultrabeat) or a drum machine? They sound pretty real especially the cymbal crashes. The reason I don't try to type my drums is probably the same reason you don't usually; I am not a drummer and the beats I make are not what a drummer would do. That's the way the beat sounds to me, but not being a drummer I can't say what it should be. Maybe just half the ride beat, it might be too much for the way this song moves. I think you are brave to try and that's how one learns. Maybe I'll try one too now that you broke the ice. I need better kits though since the ones in Logic are almost all Hip Hop and techno. I can hear some Robert Plant like stuff going on in this song and a little "Dear Mister Fantasy" by Traffic. Synth, guitars and vocals all good.
Stephen
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Doadars Uncle said 2751 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Stephen!
It's just the standard "Rock Kit" that comes with Garageband. I still need a bit of practice. But if I can get used to it, it can open doors when it comes to dynamic tempo changes and the like!

Thanks for the comparisons. Both are agreeable, by me! Thanks for the listen!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2750 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
droney in a good way
Like Jesus and Mary Chain meets psychedelia. I really like it. The drums do sound a bit sloppy, but that kind of fits ok on this tune. I have the M audio Trigger Finger, and I find that a great way to play with drums - the pads are easier to strike with different velocities than a keyboard. I'm sure you could get one for next to nothing on ebay!! Good work.
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Doadars Uncle said 2750 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
Thanks Man
Thanks for the comment. I'll search around, next time I have the resources. I love the idea of developing that whole "one man band" concept. Like Thoddi said in a forum post, recently, sometimes one has to work on the fly, not having the luxury of waiting for a drummer.
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snowdragon said 2750 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
I like sloppy drums :)
but I'm more interested in how you drive a guitar "down an octave in garageband." Care to share your secret?
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Doadars Uncle said 2750 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
SD!
Yes! I sometimes think out of the box, with Garageband. This means running different sounds with whatever effects. So this was done by running my guitar through the "Vocal Transformer" option and switched to the "Male to Female" preset.

I ran the same effect on:
Melt
http://www.macjams.com/song/56085
Thanks
http://www.macjams.com/song/57385
Wild Uinta
http://www.macjams.com/song/58684
and Old Chicken
http://www.macjams.com/song/59347

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snowdragon said 2749 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
aaah
thanks man.

snow
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Calchas said 2750 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
Apart from
some slight timing issues here and there, this is a Floydish delight Doug. Nice effecting of the vocals. Always enjoy your lyrics.

Be well my friend!
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Doadars Uncle said 2749 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
Thanks Mike!
Obscured by Clouds-ish, perhaps.... You are very kind. Best to you, friend!
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sister_savage said 2746 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
It sounds...
good to me! Moody and evocative.
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lengold said 2746 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Love this
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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