• Short blues demo
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Short blues demo
on: April 15, 2021, 23:08:54
« Last Edit: April 15, 2021, 23:38:05 by oorlab »
Had a sudden urge  to do a short bluesrock riff based song. This is only 1.15 min , to test the waters.
https://soundcloud.com/oorlab/navigation-blues
any feedback appreciated.


I've been riding
All night through
But the road gets longer
and foggier too.
Headlights, taillights
Getting confused
to a third degree.
Navigation don't fail me yet,
scared by my own silhouette.


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 00:06:05
Can you tell us more about what the 'message' that came up and resonated with you 'means' @oorlab ? Sounds (to me)  like a road 'the teller' has been/is travelling/following (not sure if that was voluntarily) where he/she got lost in the end.
The style of this song brought up some pointers to Deep Purple's 'Child in time' (to me), not sure why. Does this help at all?
Nice to hear some new creations-in-progress from you @oorlab !
I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 22:12:14
@Mar T.  - thanks for the listen & comment. The sudden idea I had, was to do a short live riff track, quick and dirty. Like it could happen in a live jam session with more musicians in the same room - can't wait to play with bands again.
The lyrics are a little haphazzard - loosely based, now rereading what I wrote yesterday on Radar love, and The long and winding road.
Deep Purple's Child in Time and Highway Star, sure are ingredients in my kitchen that I don't discard :-)


Re: Short blues demo
Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 18:54:40
Hi oorlab...........I immediately got the Deep purple influence. I like the short and sweet nature of this. Could be used as an intro into something more clarifying. Has a great sound, and works well as an "ear - worm" ;-)
Good stuff!
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I Know The Truth By My Struggle Against It


Re: Short blues demo
Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 19:52:34
@oorlab
Yes!! This is really cool with loads of potential!! ....the riff is brilliant!! :D and I love those types of harmonies (at ca. 1min) ...I want to sing along!

Definitely worth developing!
Rachel  ::Rachel::
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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 20:40:47
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 20:17:54 by oorlab »
Cheers @IronKnee   - I was thinking of changing the organ into piano - but then I would loose the Deep Purple vibe.

@Rachel_D  - you're welcome!

i hope to work further on this, preferably with a real drummer in a practice room


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 13:39:51
I'm a sucker for the blues and this was a very enjoyable listen as short as it was thanks  ::Rachel::


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #7 on: April 29, 2021, 13:47:27
It’s just an opinion, but it’s mine.
So here goes.

According to John Forgerty
The voice must howl like a wolf
The guitar must be able to brake some windows
The drums must sound like thunder
And the sound of the bass must be aimed directly at the centre of the human being

Or words to that extend.

And I think I agree with him. Your rif and handling of the vocals show great potential, but are of a near germ free cleanness. An operating theatre kind of disinfected.
I am opposed the ‘need for suffering’ for your art.
But a little dirt will surely help.

I would do this terrific riff at between 90 to 100 bpm.
With a growling bass, aimed at the listeners....

I wish you lots of fun pulling this one off.
Your riff almost makes me wonder why I haven’t thought of doing this one.

Enjoy!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #8 on: May 17, 2021, 17:53:17
Hi @oorlab
I agree with @Rachel_D there is definitely a lot of potential.
I would love to listen to a longer version of it  ::headphone::


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #9 on: May 17, 2021, 21:51:23
Thanks @LePlongeur  for the foggerty reference. yes, I'd love to make it growl - but being in my small flat and having to think of the neighbours makes my homerecordings a bit timid. But as soon as we are allowed to go into reherasal rooms again, i will make a longer garage version.
@Mylene - longer version coming up!


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Re: Short blues demo
Reply #10 on: May 19, 2021, 16:52:41
I already like it a lot @oorlab
It’s nothing some modest modelling won’t remedy.

Maybe you are too nice a person to play foul guitar parts?
And I agree with Mylene. This is stenography. But you already said so yourself? I think so.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Short blues demo
Reply #11 on: May 19, 2021, 22:51:18
I like this blues, get me more please!  ::e-guitar::

I like the line "scared by my own silhouette".




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