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Holding My Breath


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strangedream

 Genre: Indie Rock

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This is another collaboration with the Mighty Residence...he wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics and did the vocals. The lyrics to this song came out of real-life strife, as most of my lyrics do. This isn't exactly "new" but it is recent, and I'd welcome any feedback anyone has in terms of arrangement, mood, vox, etc.
Thanks!
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Hits: 1609
Comments: 14
Fans: 7
Plays: 84
Downloads: 5
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Aug 30, 2010 - 10:17:18 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 - 10:17:28 PM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 01:19:10 AM
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Hardware:
Whatever dear Residence has in his bag 'o tricks and my voice.
Software:
I believe Residence uses Ableton
Comments
AndeeScott said 3211 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
This
is such a great song. Love the beat love the piano and love your voice great stuff fav'ing it.

Only problem I can hear is the beat it's clashing with the piano causing fade (always a nightmare) try eq'ing out as much of the all the instruments except piano as you can that won't effect the mix and try panning some of the instrument around. Only reason I mention this is because of the headaches piano in a mix has caused me. Piano uses so much of the stereo spectrum .

Great Great song :)
Check out my latest song called For Dad - "Piano Improvisation"
strangedream said 3211 days ago (August 30th, 2010)
Thank you...
And thanks for the advice on the piano. It is a nightmare. But, in this case, ha! James can fix it!
TERRAPLANE said 3210 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Lovely tone
to your voice & excellent harmonies,, Welcome to MJs! great collab,,
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drakonis said 3210 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
love love hate
Hey Natalie, I love the music here, and love your melodies/harmonies/singing/lyrics, but I am afraid I do not like the mix here, especially in headphones you can hear the very heavy "pumping" of an overly-compressed mix, responding to the drums. This can be easily fixed (when re-mixing) by lowering the amount of compression there and working on drum EQ levels. That would make this really shine.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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strangedream said 3209 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Thanks
Thank you for listening Eduard. Your ears are very valuable to me. You always take the time to give very good feedback that a person can actually use. That's one of the things I love so much about you!
alackbass said 3210 days ago (August 31st, 2010)
Holding My Breath
The song, vocal, and melody are so good that mix issues are forgivable.
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strangedream said 3209 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Thanks Andrew
I appreciate that you like it. I guess it IS a little messy, but most of my stuff is at the moment, unfortunately.
Social_Ice said 3209 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Mclaughlin & lennox......
wow.....very reminiscent of Sarah Mclaughlin and Annie Lennox! This is a significant composition lyrically/vocally! In joyed much!!! ~barbara
strangedream said 3209 days ago (September 1st, 2010)
Thanks!
Thank you, Barbara for taking the time to listen. And thanks for the comparison! Sarah and Annie are two of the greats, if you ask me!!!
ktb said 3201 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
you two
make beautiful music together. Great creativity with both of you. I'd blather on, but I'm too dazed from listening.
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MarkHolbrook said 3196 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Must totally
agree with Drak. I tend to listen in phones and it is rather harsh there. Also your vocal had some ssss sounds that were quite sharp. Your vocals are so good I wish you would not bury them behind the music. You should be right out in front, powerful and strong. A cool tune. I hope you do a remix.
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Saltaireguru77 said 3196 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Great song
What I know about mixing can be written on the back of a small stamp, so I'm not going to say anything about that! =) But it's a great tune and awesome vocal performance alone. I love the bippy boppy synths at 01:40 too. The whole thing for me has a laid out stretched feel that is very relaxing and unrushed. Great work. Fav'd, of course.
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tokai said 3126 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Cool mix
Mood music. Your voice once again is soaring through out this. Would have been nice to read the words. Sung with grace and style. The piano is a nice touch in this.
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awigze said 3097 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
not gonna
pick on this one... just here to listen to some more Natalie.
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