• Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
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Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
on: April 25, 2021, 19:53:54
Hi Kitchen,
greetings from the sunny UK.
Here is my latest collaboration with @Rachel_D , production feedback welcome. 
I hope you like it!
Dan

https://soundcloud.com/andomobot/anagapesis-1


Anagapesis
(n.) no longer feeling any affection for someone you once loved.

[Verse 1]
“I’m not ok!”
In the small hours of the morning,
Ana smiled and turned to me, she said:
“I had a dream,
I was the Queen and chose to abdicate,
So we could live happily.”

But Ana, I never told you,
The things that couldn’t wait.
Ana, I should have told you,
But now it’s too late…

[Chorus]
Anagapesis
We’ll never be the same,
The future is waiting,
Tomorrow’s another day,
Are you gonna be ok?
“I’m not ok!”

[Verse 2]
In the last light of the evening,
Ana sighed and turned to me, she said:
“This is a phase,
Just like a maze we have to navigate,
And then we’ll live happily.”

But Ana, I never warned you,
With the kindness of a friend.
Ana, I should have warned you,
That this is the end….

[Chorus]
Anagapesis
We’ll never be the same,
The future is waiting,
Tomorrow’s another day,
Are you gonna be ok?
“I’m not ok!”

[Bridge]
Well I’ve lost that loving feeling,
And I think you have too..
“I know that’s true, I know it’s true”
You do?
“Of course!”

[Final Chorus]
Anagapesis
We’ll never be the same,
The future is waiting,
Tomorrow’s another day,
Are you gonna be ok?
Anagapesis
We’ll never be the same,
The future is waiting,
Tomorrow’s another day,
Are you gonna be ok?
“I’m ok!”


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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 00:39:50
Oh wow @DanJames  and @Rachel_D ! Such a catchy tune! For such a 'heavy' subject.. Always love when tunes are catchy even though 'the matter' the message is about, is hard. This is about fighting in a romantic relationship (imo, so for 'me').. And in the end it all is ok. Phew.. After all.. So I love the good vibes, the fight and the even better vibes. Rachel's loving optimistic voice certainly helps delivering the message for me.
Apart from production (sorry @DanJames ) I really love the layers in the music (the accompaniment, the whistles, the vocal parts of Rachel and you (sometimes combined, sometimes solo/layered). I suspect you (Dan) to have written the chords, seem to recognize your style here. All in all this song gave me hope. It told me to keep trying and don't loose faith. If that was the message, then I hope you appreciate I posted a response before going into the production details. ;-)
@DanJames , were there specific production details you wanted an (opinionated) opinion upon? Let me know!
Love, Peace and Cheers you 2.. Hope to get back into songwriting myself in the near future.
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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 00:49:41

 great track guys..
 (if it were me I'd be tempted to put you both sound in the same space, did you get the same processing? and in the chorus go big (with some more chorus effect .. Evantide))
 good job.
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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #3 on: April 26, 2021, 02:04:26
It's a nice and catchy tune and musically very well done. The guitar comes in as a nice intermezzo.

I like the idea of using such an uncommon word to fit into a lyric that is in fact quite straightforward. I think the melody may a bit cheerful for the subject though. I'm not sure if that was on purpose.
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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #4 on: April 26, 2021, 15:49:09
Sunshine pop if ever I heard one.
Extremely beautifully done!
I’m going right back.
Absolutely.
@DanJames @Rachel_D
Fantastic job done!!!
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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #5 on: April 26, 2021, 19:47:44
This is a terrific song. I like the twin vocal and the lyrics are fascinating. I wasn't expecting a guitar solo but it's a really good one. The song has some really nice chord work too. Nothing I can criticise about this. I really enjoyed it. :)


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Re: Anagapesis (ft Rachel Debattista)
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 22:06:37
@Mar T.  I'm glad you enjoyed it! I misread your comment at first- I thought you were saying that everything was good except the production, but on second read I think you were apologising for the fact that you were giving feedback on everything except production. To be honest, the only production feedback I was looking for were things like' that cymbal is way to loud and hurts my ear' or 'everything is panned to far to the left and makes me feel dizzy...' that sort of thing.  :P  Either way, I'm very pleased that you took the time to comment. Thanks!

@Dakoda Thanks for listening. I know what you mean about the vocal processing- Rachel recorded hers at home in Malta and I recorded mine at home in London. Then I just double tracked each voice and added a bit of compression so it's not too professional.  I'm still using Audacity so options are limited. One day I'll upgrade to a more sophisticated DAW!

@Pleudoniem Thanks for taking the time to comment. Mmm yes, happy melody heavy lyrics tends to be my default- many of my songs come out like that. There must be an psychological explanation...

@LePlongeur Thanks Gus, always nice to know that you have enjoyed something I have written!

@ChrisPrice Thanks Chris, this comment made my day. very pleased that you liked the guitar solo. I enjoyed your Honey Badger track.

And thanks to @Rachel_D-  collaborations with her are an absolute pleasure (and refreshingly straightforward!)



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