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I just demoed this one last night and thought I'd test the waters. It's a little fast but I am happy with the general atmosphere. I'll probably put a finalised version up later in the week.
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Lyrics
you see there's something special here
and she's found her way into your mind
you know that no-one else has found her
quite as lovely as you find her now

but she's broken-hearted, too
maybe even more than you
you think that no-one's ever told her
the things you're gonna tell her now

slow down, Romeo
that's not an angel you follow
and her heart is not a canvas
for a painting you've been dreaming of

she's complicated, too
you're not the only mystery here
so if you dress her in assumptions
and feed her someone else's lines
it won't work

and if you hold her up high
it's just further to fall

romance is not setting her up to disappoint you
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Plays: 42
Downloads: 82

Uploaded: Sep 13, 2010 - 04:26:28 PM
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010 - 04:26:28 PM Last Played: Oct 08, 2018 - 08:02:22 AM
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Hardware:
Maton acoustic, Shure-SM57, M-Audio Fast Track, Tanglewood Banjitar
Software:
Garageband
Comments
alackbass said 2959 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Takane no hana (demo)
Love the melody, harmonies, and lyrics. I love this sparse arrangement. Are you playing chords on a fretless bass? What a great sound!
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dantimmermans said 2959 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
Thanks, Andrew
It does sound like a fretless bass, doesn't it? I didn't hear it before you mentioned it. It's actually just my regular acoustic tuned way down and with two strings removed (B F# B C#, low to high). I think I wanna get myself a baritone guitar.
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particledots said 2959 days ago (September 13th, 2010)
love it
nice demo dan
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dantimmermans said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Thanks, Bryn
I tried a new version at a strict 139bpm but it just didn't sit right. scrapped! trying again tonight, I've got some big ideas for the ending of this one.
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jiguma said 2958 days ago (September 14th, 2010)
Love the way
you've done this. There are points where I got goosebumps " hold her up high" the first time did it.
I like this a lot - and I'm interested to see how you tweak this for the final. Baritone guitar eh - why haven't I thought of that?
Cool post Dan.
Neil
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dantimmermans said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Goosebumps?
that's a good sign. Thanks for having a listen, Neil.
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ted23 said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Yo
This is great.
I like the speed but slowing it down a smidge may make those fantastic vocal melodies and harmonies even more effective.
The feel is so nice. Looking forward to later in the week and the update.
dantimmermans said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
slow it down, son.
yeah, just a smidge I'd say. I found the lines were a bit rushed at this, ~150bpm. hoping to get a little more clarity in the final version. glad you liked the harmonies though - it's hard not to pile more and more on!
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particledots said 2956 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
think of
that 150bpm as 75bpm and already look at how much space you have created
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Einarus said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
My first thought...
...was how the opening reminded me of "Mumford and sons". But as the song progressed I had just about changed my mind - and then you brought in the banjitar and the Mumford feel came flooding back!

I like the speed of this as it is, but it wouldn't hurt to at least check out how it sounds slowed down a bit.

The only nit I have to pick is that I think your vocals might be a little too wet. This is such a close and cozy arrangement that the reverbish vocals kinda contrast it.
But maybe I'm just talking out of my ***, I don't know :P

But I definitely liked it.

-Einar S.
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dantimmermans said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Mumford
that little lion man song was killer (overdone now, though). I think I tend to agree about the wetness of the vocals - reviewing for the next version. feel free to talk out your ass - there's plenty of that going around.
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Reggie_Pole said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Wisdom
in your words. Fine, fine job of lyrical composition.
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dantimmermans said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
thanks
I am very happy with the lyrics here. being unreasonably and selfishly romantic is something I, and I'm sure a lot of arty folk here, have struggled with. It's nice to imagine something perfect but I've leart that it's far more interesting to get to know the real person.
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fasteddie said 2957 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
I like the tempo
It would be interesting to hear this a little slower just to see what the difference is like.

Great vox and nice relaxed guitar playing.

Cool!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2956 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Simple and to the point.
This is great as it is, and I would be very careful with any further instrumentation. Keep it sparse and beautiful.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2956 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
takane
nice atmosphere and feel. nice change at 1:30. interesting lyrics. has all the elements there for the next stage (should you diecide to change it) enjoyed it cheers
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2956 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
Shouldn't have read the comments
Everyone here is so sharp-eared, it's hard to come up with something original to say.

I like the song quite a bit, but I definitely wanted a much drier vocal sound--or at least for the reverb to be EQed out in the mids. I like the sound you got with your acoustic here--who needs a baritone guitar!

Listened 2x--I really like how the song grows out organically, both in lyrics and arrangement. Looking forward to the "finalized" version.
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guygrooves said 2953 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
I hope
I can catch the next version of this. I like where it's headed.
Peace
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racerat said 2944 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
yup
absolutely haunting. The low tuned guitar is brilliant and adds an incredible bed to support the vox. The harmonies are stellar as usual. I particularly love the break, and the banjo lead it perfect. Great work Dan.
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