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Take Me


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bud

 Genre: Shoegazer

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This is the first song with vocals I've posted i a very long time - and also the first making much if any use of the computer. That said - the backbone of this track is a single take recording of my electric guitar during a looping experiment in a rehearsal room. There are only four other tracks here. Apple loops bass and Drums on Demand drums loop - and then a doubled vocal track. Oh - one more track - a tambourine loop.
The guitar recording was done without a click track so it took so doing to get the drums and bass to sit right not being able to tweak BPM in GarageBand.
I used copious amounts of reverb to cover the drift and the many layers in the guitar track made it pretty flexible.
As I was recording the guitar as a live loop I was trying to see if I could sound like Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus and Mary Chain solo.
It was fun to track vocals again - though very little post production went into this. No edits or second takes. I did however, reverse the drums - add reverb - and then reverse again to get them to breathe.
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Comments: 49
Fans: 29
Plays: 207
Downloads: 46

Uploaded: Jun 29, 2013 - 08:21:27 PM
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2013 - 08:21:27 PM Last Played: Mar 22, 2017 - 03:59:13 AM
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Hardware:
Godin Session Strat and a pile of effects pedals including two loopers
Software:
GB '11
Comments
Vic Holman said 1573 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Take me back in time
sure has been some while since you did vocals. so that's cool # 1

cool # 2 is the droning psychedelia backing track. really great track kevin
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Thanks Vic
the drone needed a home
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SmokeyVW said 1573 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
woah
vocals very Doors-like in a way - very nice - thanks!
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
wasn't thinking JM
but I hear it now too. I think it's the phrasing as much as anything else. Thanks for stopping by
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Doug Somers said 1573 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Take
I get the doors reference Bill made - definitely in a good way. No second takes? You pro you. Nice energy from the bass and drums and the reverbed guitars makes for an interesting spacey backdrop for the vocals. I also like that panned overdubbed vocal you have laid down. Nice!
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
this was a lot like making soup
i had this big batch of guitar drone that had to get used somehow.
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Llarion said 1573 days ago (June 29th, 2013)
Smokey has it...
Very Doors-like (If the Doors had a bass player, that is)... :) You took on a lot of challenges to get this tracked, and you won; everything sits as well as it possibly could. It's a solid, holistic sound....
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
thanks for the kind words on the mix
never stopped to reflect - just ran with it - usually I try to wait a day for fresh ears in the morning
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papag said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
just
how it needs to be

nice n big too

thanks for the download
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
you're welcome
i'm honored
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particledots said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
couldnt be better
takes me back to a month of sundays
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
that was great time
seems like years ago - well it was - but it seems like it too
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TvRicky said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Bud The Wiser
I am particularly impressed with the use of reverb and your explanation of the process. It dose feel like the Doors and I hear what you have beautifully played and sang here. Real cool production man.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
i obviously need some leather pants now
already been arrested - so i've got that part covered - just not on obscenity charges. thanks man
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lavalamp said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Taking a trip with Bud
Enjoyed the trip. Good to hear some vox, too. Very well done.

LL
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
kind of you to hop on board
love your new tune
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groovehounds said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Take Me
Loop on! ... this is very cool ... catchy ... psychedelic ... reversed drums sound real good ... spacey guitar ... groovy vocals ... big thumbs up on your creative approach to this ...
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
thanks
only the reverb is reversed on the drums - the drums themselves are in the right direction. in the opening I use the full effect which makes them sound backwards - then I mix more clean signal in for the rest of the song
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alackbass said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Take Me
Cool track and your description of its creation was equally interesting. Hoping this leads to more vocals from you.
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
well - Airport Seven is on summer break
so there might be more of this happening
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echoroom said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Dreamy
You should sing more, Kevin, you sound like Jim Morrison on this. Great beat and a dreamy all over groove.

Oh, someone has already mentioned the Doors.... this is what Jimbo is doing jn heaven ...
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
you're the voice man
i just give it a whirl and see what happens. i found that jumping up and down and wagging my arms like Joe Cocker helped on this one
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magnatone said 1573 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Take Me
Wow - eat your heart out Doors!!! This is instant addition to the motorcycle trip playlist (which we begin playing for 2.5 weeks on 7/4!!) I was so excited to see a new song from you that was listed as "shoegazer" - one of my fave genres as you know! This is terrific Kevin - hope you are well!
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
i love touring with you
can't wait!
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magnatone said 1572 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
:)
your email is on the update list!
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racerat said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
Take Me
Nice one Kev! Drenched in reverb is right. So, trend-right as it were. Reverb has seen such an amazing resurgence in the last 5 years or so. I love the drone-y repetitive of this track, the simplicity of the lyrics are right on. Love how your vox get doubled up around 3:00, very nice. A little Stone Roses Me thinks. Love it, long fade and all.
RR
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bud said 1572 days ago (June 30th, 2013)
somehow i missed Stone Roses
not sure what I was doing at the time - will have to look at what might have had my attention - but i've done some catching up and they're great - thanks for the kindness
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Char said 1571 days ago (July 1st, 2013)
I was
thinking Jim Morrison got called up in a seance, somewhere and popped on over to your place to groove along with you on this trippy piece. You're not doing shrooms or anything, are you?
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bud said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
no shrooms
used up my quota many years ago :)

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jiguma said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Cool
Sorry I'm so late to this Kevin. I'm really enjoying the mood on this. I'm hearing Jim Morrison, but I'm also hearing McGuinn on guitar ( 8 Miles High). Reversed drums eh ...... interesting! Very psychedelic.
Good post.
Cheers,
N
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bud said 1571 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
nothing to be sorry about
thanks for dropping by. The drums are not reversed - just the reverb is. Gives them a slight reverse sound without the full effect. Basically it's like each hit sucking the air out of the room - but not effecting the volume or attack the way actual reversing would. The intro has the full effect - then it's reduced. Give it a try.

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jiguma said 1568 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Kevin
.... reversing the actual drums could be interesting though.
:)
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Philip18 said 1570 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
Take me
Quite a process you've gone through to achieve what you have finished with - an intriguing piece of music. The further it went, the more it got me in. I have admit I would have liked another guitar coming in over the top at around the 2:40 mark, but I know I can be excessive about guitars :-) An enjoyable listen!
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bud said 1570 days ago (July 2nd, 2013)
I hear you Philip
definitely could use a lead line/variation midway through - but I limited myself to the single track I recorded the night before. Never expected to be able to pull this off at all. There are about 6 passes layered into the looper - and no harmonica - I keep hearing harmonica.
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rabittwhole said 1569 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
just
excellent.
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VicDiesel said 1569 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
Double clutch psychedelica
That sucking drum sound instantly takes me back a couple of decades. Coolness.
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KCsGROOVE said 1569 days ago (July 3rd, 2013)
take me
good old psychedelic stuff :-)
dig the vibe here
Jim Morrisson coming through from the other side, hehehe
very much enjoyed!
KC
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LisaHawbaker said 1569 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
take me
takes me back to the 80's:) Never heard the bands you meantioned but reminds me of something close to The Cure.
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spitlogic said 1569 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Good work
I certainly enjoyed the vocals as well as the backing.
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billykirsch said 1569 days ago (July 4th, 2013)
Bloody shake
Yeah, I can feel the MBV vibe in this (don't know spiritualize, gonna check them out). Love the sound. The base is in the earth but the guitars are coming down from their own otherworld. And the voice is floating free in the middle. Feels good.
In one moment I almost wanted to hear some voices saying 'shake me' in the spaces the lead vocals leave. That open hihat just before the one sounds so much like shh-ake me...

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Symphony101 said 1567 days ago (July 5th, 2013)
Fantastic song
and fantastic sound, to me the mix is amazing. It must be quite a trick to make the vocals audible enough with the strong guitars and drums. Awesome listen !
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rabittwhole said 1567 days ago (July 5th, 2013)
here's where I gush ....
damn Kevin .... tower of power .... aND MORE. MORE!! Downloaded.
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Bob Rodgers said 1567 days ago (July 5th, 2013)
Very
interesting to read how you recorded this Kevin, I like your creative use of effects and reversing the drums. Very inventive and a great listen.
I enjoyed your vocals, wonderful work.

Bob
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woofer3 said 1561 days ago (July 12th, 2013)
Take Me
Really enjoyed this, a catchy hook.
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egobandit said 1560 days ago (July 12th, 2013)
joy
I hear the division in this and its great sorry for the late comment I gotta try that reverse thing you do! This is a rumble and a trance all at once had me movin!
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DWL said 1542 days ago (July 31st, 2013)
Demented Doors
A real Jim Morrison vibe (as I now see others have said)

Trippy and intriguing!

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Relic67 said 1540 days ago (August 2nd, 2013)
Love it!!
immediate download, I like your instrumentals but really hope to hear some more vocals from you... because they're really good!!
i would call your guitar experiment a success too. nice droney sound, I haven't been able to attain anything like that but it inspires me to try.
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ste said 1534 days ago (August 7th, 2013)
spaceman 3
sound going on here. cool sounds. love that bass
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paul f. page said 1505 days ago (September 5th, 2013)
Lava Lamp...
I think I'll go with him as this track immediately reminded me of those blobby thing-a-ma-bobs pulsing up and down in oil. Lot of repetition in this track, but it kind of seeps into the subconscious and becomes almost a mantra-like-trance-like experience. Turn up the volume!
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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