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The Fruit (Ground my Feet) (Now with video)
on: July 01, 2022, 03:25:08
« Last Edit: July 12, 2022, 01:26:57 by Pleudoniem »
Hi guys,

I've been slow composing lately. I also promised @Mo that I'd make a vid with this. I am definitely going to in a couple of days, but let's post this first and see what you think. If you think I need to make any changes, it might influence the video as well.

The lyric:

The Fruit (Ground my Feet)

For decades in a row
I’ve been Withering the ground
My skin is badly scarred
And grass is all around
As many leaves have grown
But some were downed for plains
Razed to make some room
For ardent growing pains

For all tomorrow’s parties
Who rolled to pregnant ground,
Sing anthems to the crowds
That make a world go round

Here is what I wish
On my solid gravel bed
Ground my feet, please
Here is what I wish
For impervious contempt
Ground my feet
Somewhere else

I’m waiting for the day that
Somebody comes along
To boot me in the skin
And my inevitable spin
Might land on tender clay
Fifty feet away
Indifferent of the bruises
For he who lingers loses

To be tomorrow’s party
With roots in willing ground
Opportunities abound
And make a world go round


https://soundcloud.com/pleudoniem/the-fruit-ground-my-feet

Here is the video I said was to be forthcoming. Curious what you think.

Pleudoniem: composer; bass guitarist; guitarist; singer; drummer; tap-guitarist - o, and yes... erm- a bit of keys. Open for collabs.
SoundCloud Page: https://soundcloud.com/pleudoniem


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 12:37:24
Nice, not the mundane French city, but nice anyway!

I like it a lot.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 18:31:18
Yeah, liked it from the start!  ::thumb::

Your vocal performance ist great!
The whole song ist nicley slightly excentric, I really like it. Now I#m waiting for the vid @Pleudoniem  :D


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Reply #3 on: July 04, 2022, 21:16:06
Enjoyed this romp @Pleudoniem all the quirky machinations marching through the piece held my attention….  charming, bits of organized clutter filled with little gems and crumpled notes on wrinkled paper… rocks, sticks, branches and dented cans…. And the lyrics are Superb!

Well balanced mix overall… I wanted to turn it up more… but the Bass was threatening to overwhelm me. 👍😎


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 00:08:37
@1roomstudio Are you saying the bass is a little too loud for you? I don't get any overwhelming experience of loudness here, if that is what you mean. Thanks for listening none the less.

Working on a video right now.


Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #5 on: July 05, 2022, 04:06:18
Could be my monitor set up…. My room is a little boomy. 🤔

Definitely looking forward to the video… :thumbsup:


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 04:12:14
Curious to hear if others have the same thing. It's a standup bass, which is usually quite thumpy, but that was the idea, to give it a jazzy feeling.


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #7 on: July 06, 2022, 04:40:07
Curious to hear if others have the same thing. It's a standup bass, which is usually quite thumpy, but that was the idea, to give it a jazzy feeling.

@Pleudoniem . . . super interesting listen, I had some fun here ! The 2 lovely and delightfully twisted electric guitar solos reminded me I was listening to jazz, though, the drums are jazzed throughout, but they act more as glue to keep the ideas together. Rhythmically exceptional, and natural. Was trying to figure out the lyric theme as I listened and read along . . . (disclaimer, I'm "popitup" . . . horizons in need of expansion)  . . . I'm thinking it's something about gardening, moving a tree . . . maybe the lyrics are jazz too ?

I did also notice the program level low compared to other streaming stuff, and when I turned volume up, the standup bass did have a lot of bottom. If you have a way of slightly rolling off bottom, and finding a higher harmonic to accentuate, that might help the overall. Still, a good recording, all parts are clear. I also liked the octave up vocal on "ground my feet"

So looking forward to your video, will watch for it here !


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Reply #8 on: July 06, 2022, 09:51:50
@popitup @1roomstudio Ah, so the bass was a little loud indeed. It also shows it is at quite a high level in my edit even if  it wasn't bothering me, but I've lowered it a tad. Is it any better now?

The drums are actually based on a funky drummer pattern, but I played them with brushes, which gives this jazzy twist to it. Yes, I also quite like the sound :)

Still working on the clip, but I am making progress. It is one great experimental journey, as I am learning the program by working with it and setting new goals as I go along, and looking up answers on the Internet if necessary.


Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet)
Reply #9 on: July 06, 2022, 12:53:42
Hola @Pleudoniem
Your song and your music are very special, they have an iconic stamp of yours. I liked it a lot
Stay well

Mora
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet) (Now with video)
Reply #10 on: July 12, 2022, 01:29:52
Thank you all for your kind comments. I have just finished the video I promised. Curious to hear what you think of it.


Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet) (Now with video)
Reply #11 on: July 12, 2022, 05:01:11
Thank you all for your kind comments. I have just finished the video I promised. Curious to hear what you think of it.

Really Superb @Pleudoniem  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

The mix is perfect to my ears …. All those gems of sound engineering, inspiration and whimsy ✨on this second hearing (and viewing) I am newly intrigued and impressed with lyrics… so many references I’m not familiar with… but I get the vibe and it speaks to me.

I am curious about the meaning of “ But some were downed for plains”  🤷‍♂️

Very impressive video…. Tracks well with music, lots of interesting change up but with some consistent features to  hang on to.

I truly enjoyed it  :praise: :thumbsup:


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Re: The Fruit (Ground my Feet) (Now with video)
Reply #12 on: August 02, 2022, 00:53:20
Have seen the video only now!
This is so awesome!
Looks like a lot of work but it was more than worth it in my opinion. I just love how this visual support gives me a whole new approach and understanding to your music.  Your self-portrayals in the rotten apple or as a mole and also the other chosen images and montages are just gorgeous. I will watch the next one again for sure!



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