• 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #15 on: October 27, 2017, 11:22:08
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Now then @tuff bransch , you are definitely onto something there with A.I.A!  ;D I think there are a few more secret members on here, but they haven't had the courage to 'come out'.  Never mind, I am MichaelA and I am a serial Instrument Adder (group applause ensues...)   ;)

But @Bill from November Sound , I don't think you suffer from this affliction at all, as you are far more disciplined. But maybe you and a couple of others could counsel the rest of us stuck in A.I.A?  ;)


...you know my minimalism is a symtom of lack of skill and time though, right 😁😁😁!?


@Zedd - It will be time not skill, of course. But even when you have pulled in a collaborator or two to fill out one of your songs you have a natural instinct to keep it lean enough for the song to breathe. That's what I have been picking up from people like you and my other favourite kitcheners!  ;)  Great place to learn here, don't you think? I am also very glad this song touched you, indicating I didn't spoil its natural poignancy inherent in the subject matter. Cool!  ::thumb::
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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 12:37:43
you know my minimalism is a symtom of lack of skill and time though, right 😁😁😁!?

I, of course, am not buying any of THAT!!!

 :) :) :)
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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #17 on: October 29, 2017, 13:37:54
from the other side  :D
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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #18 on: October 30, 2017, 17:44:28
this is great.. you sing a little like daniel johnston.
you probably don't like that comparison, but i think it's amazing!
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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 21:59:39
Thanks @Goatie for the support from the other side! And the lovely signature goat!  ;D

Also, yeah @revivalchoir , I see what you mean with that vocal comparison as I do have a natural lo-fi quality - if you can call it that - to my voice. A bit too 'human' sometimes, but I'm glad to see there are certain people on here who don't want too much polish. A welcome relief if you ask me!!!  ;)


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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 02:15:02
Well @MichaelA , I really like this mate.

The simplicity of the arrangement means a listener digs into the lyric.

I wonder if you could have some fun with reverb and echo on this to support the subject of the song and add interest and swirls to the music ?


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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 16:17:39
Not a bad idea at all @MrBouzouki , but I was often once guilty of overdoing the reverb, according to some on here, so have learned to restrain my vice. Well to some extent anyway!  :D


Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #22 on: November 02, 2017, 01:06:49
This track is hauntingly beautiful @MichaelA  :) I love the story line coming from the perspective of the ghost...very cool indeed ::thumb:: Love the bass and guitar duet throughout.
I could hear some female BV's...like some ghostly ooo's... Lovely vocals and compelling lyrics...they really drew me in, and made me think of my Granddad...he used to smoke cigars  ::heart::


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Re: 'Ghost Story' - new song inspired by the ghost in my house!
Reply #23 on: November 02, 2017, 14:50:04
Thanks for the nice comments @CrystalSuzy . But while there are no actual female BVs, I think a far back violin accidentally causes that effect, although quite a happy accident on this occasion! Unless the BVs are in fact a ghost in your headphones! It can happen!!!  ;)

I'm also glad you got a nostalgic memory of your own Grandad from this. Maybe he and my cigar smoking ghost should get together for a smoke!  ;D



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