• It All Depends
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It All Depends
on: November 10, 2020, 00:55:27
A song in 5-beat. Somewhat Jazzy, but also a bit electronic. I don't know, it all depends. I am not sure if it neds any more polishing. I guess I'll hear from you if it does.

It Depends

I changed the tune before the call
Thought that Iíd respect the wall
Telling me to caution
Emotional abrasion
Would this be a craven act?

Dazzled by a reckless sky
Scary words in lullabies
If stars obscured the earth
Might my feet be taking chances
Like balance beam dances?

The way that this may end
May evermore depend on
Whatever cares to show
Whatever cares to stick

Fearful of erratic sways
Spurred on indecisive days
Giving threes and fours and fives
Images of different lives
To beat or to be beaten

Itís always been this way of course
Steady like a moving horse
Fixed onto a carousel
Offering escaping rides
Returning apparitions
Returning apparitions



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Pleudoniem: composer; bass guitarist; guitarist; singer; drummer; tap-guitarist - o, and yes... erm- a bit of keys. Open for collabs.
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Re: It All Depends
Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 16:08:12
Hola @Pleudoniem

Hi,
I have been puzzled at the beginning of the song by the rhythm until little by little it has been assembled.
You have achieved a very strange atmosphere, that rhythm gives the touch to the story, the piano puts order and the instruments that appear surround it in the face of changes in atmosphere and sounds.
This phrase is beautiful
"Itís always been this way of course
Steady like a moving horse
Fixed onto a carousel"

Strange song... I am not sure but maybe the rhythm gives a limp feeling to the song, an additional  kick drum, a snare, something that gives it more ground ... Well, I think so.

Gloub!

Stay safe

Mora
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Re: It All Depends
Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 18:36:04
« Last Edit: November 10, 2020, 18:45:09 by Pleudoniem »
@Mora Amaro La Loba I think what you perceived as 'limping' is the fact that the drum I used is mostly a rock drum. It is short and spikey, but it has a tendency to drop down after it has sounded. For rock that is ok, but possibly for this song it doesn't work so well. One of the advantages of using e-drums is that you can easily change the type of drums used, so I thought I'd change it to an e-drum. I think that works a bit better, but I'd be interested to hear your comment.

And yes, you understood it well, the strangeness in the song was on purpose to underline the lyrics.


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Re: It All Depends
Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 00:10:06
@Pleudoniem   - nice piano in the mix!
I hear a strange thudd somewhere around 1.23, that is quite panned, and feels outside the regular drumset.

I misheard the line "Whatever cares to show" as "What telecasters show" ... intruiging.

Around 2.00 minutes there are nice Fripp-esque guitar figures.
At 2.19 I expected the vocals come back again.


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Re: It All Depends
Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 00:47:29
@oorlab The thud is an e-tom. I have now moved it more to the center, which should make it less disturbing.


Re: It All Depends
Reply #5 on: November 12, 2020, 22:41:12
I like it. It has a very cool meandering jazzy feel.
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Re: It All Depends
Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 14:13:53
@Pleudoniem  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Fantastic!!  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::


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Re: It All Depends
Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 20:03:10
@Marcus Nalgaber Thank you :)
@Leonard Scaper it does, doesn't it? - Even when it has a peculiar beat.


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Re: It All Depends
Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 18:57:22
lol

I wander into jazz sometimes
nothing as classy as this (yet)
Damn n those lyrics! excellent!

and you keep the production minimalistic sounding somehow
you're giving me a schooling here!

I've got to get into unusual time signatures.
thanks for sharing!!

Rightly



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