• R We There Yet ? - SoundCloud collaboration
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I've been a bit busy of late but I've managed to do another SoundCloud collaboration with Dave Zeitlin taking his original accomplished instrumental and 'mangling it' into a piece of "Space Rock".
Featuring floaty guitar behind his synthesizer work and these lyrics inspired by a futuristic human race looking for a new home.

Musically it's a bit busy but I think I've managed to not overwhelm the original piece of music with my additions.

https://soundcloud.com/mrbouzouki/r-we-there-yet

R We There Yet ( Lyrics P Goodrich 15/05/2018)

R We There Yet ?
Falling Through Space And Time
R We There Yet ?
Faster Than Light

We Left Home
On A One Way Flight
Our Options Few
So We Had To Go

A Dying Star
At The End Of Days
So We Take A Trip
Out Into The Night

Ohhh, R We There Yet ?
Space, Is Endless And Cold

(Instrum)

(Bridge)

One More Day, One More Night
One Last Chance, To Survive
One Last Hope, One Last Dream
One Last Chance, To Live Again

Ohhh, R We There Yet ?
Space, Is Endless And Cold

Ohhh, R We There Yet ?
There's So Far To Go
So Far To Go
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Re: R We There Yet ? - SoundCloud collaboration
Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 08:53:54
Hi,

Nice prog rock @MrBouzouki - I always like a bit of this type of music, reminds me of my youth.

I like what you've done with this track. The original track is great and it wouldn't have been easy adding to it as it's quite busy as you mention.

The guitar is nice and I like your idea of taking the title and where it took you (no pun intended).

Thanks for sharing

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Re: R We There Yet ? - SoundCloud collaboration
Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 20:04:01
Yep, the song is there for sure but the mix is not  :)
OK, just my personal opinions of course:
What happened to the drums? They are way to back and at the same time the vox is too up front
The spaced guitar lead is great but take up way too much sonic estate, it may not be too up front level-wise but needs some eq cut in the low mid or so. There are some synth pads in there having bit of the same problem i.e. to fat/broad.
Actually, the rhythm section is kind of separated from the rest so there is kind of two layers in the mix instead of one coherent mix.

The individual elements of the mix sound great but there is still some work remaining to get them to work together as one.

Anyway, that may sound negative but it was actually very enjoyable listen and an impressive piece, just need that last touch mix wise.
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Re: R We There Yet ? - SoundCloud collaboration
Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 20:39:42
Cheers @Jambrains - and yes I take all your comments on board. My big issue was adding to an already busy stereo WAV file that I got from Dave.
If I'd had got discrete tracks to work with, then I think I could have done a better job with this, but hey, you liked the track so for me with collaborations like this that's a win ;-)

It's interesting you picked up on this as I felt the mixing was like wrestling an octopus, you grab hold of one tentacle and another three pop out. I tried all sorts of different things to make it sit better
but I wasn't fully happy with it. Strangely now, having heard it a few times, I think I've got used to the imperfections and my brain ignores the issues.

It's nice to have somebody like you doing critical listening like this but for stuff that I haven't had full control of then I'm more relaxed about if the idea works.

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