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Wondering Where You Are
on: March 28, 2016, 02:55:15
« Last Edit: March 28, 2016, 02:57:36 by jurgen »
Hi Everyone,

This is a song that I did recently and posted to the ideas sections. I got some good feedback and I've redone some of the guitar parts to thin them out a bit and also the vocals.

https://soundcloud.com/jurgen-joarder/where-you-are

I struggle with production for a couple of reasons... I've recently lost most of the hearing in my left ear which means I can't use headphone to try a mix and I don't have decent monitors. So I rely on Garageband to do the master track for me.

Plus I don't know what I'm doing with mixing and production!  :D

Words...
Youíve been out every evening
And Iím sitting here on my own
yes youíre out every evening
Leave me staring at my phone

but you donít call
and you donít ring
and Iím sitting here
just wondering
where you are?

The distance between us
too big to be measured in miles
itís the look you donít give me
we hardly talk
and those forced smiles

get home later and later
you say youíve got
a lot of work to do
the way youíre dressing has changed yeah
new perfume and those high heeled shoes

but you donít call
and you donít ring
and Iím sitting here
just wondering
where you are?


They say what you donít know
canít hurt or grieve you
well maybe to some extent
I believe that can be true

imagination runs wild
thinking where have you been
maybe I donít want to know
where you go or who youíve seen

but you donít call
and you donít ring
and Iím sitting here
just wondering
where you are? 

thanks for listening!

cheers

Jurgen


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Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 03:09:35
Hey jurgen, can't listen right now but I will tomorrow, curious!
MM
I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 09:47:16
Jurgen

Love the guitars and music....

I feel the vibe is that composer has been liberated and that they "Don't care where you are", rather than wondering where you are.

Don't know if that makes  sense?

Overall got a great feel

Sandeep


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Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 15:43:20
Hey jurgen,

Yes, I like this a lot!! Great catchy song, like the composition!
Sounds like a good rock song to me! Great to hear your vocals are definately
improving, it gets better if you keep trying isn't it?
The guitar playing is fine imo, and the mix production overall is impressive for
someone who was able to only used 1 ear!
For me the strength of the song is in the X-factor (just like you did with
Fading Shadow), great song man!

MM


Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 16:46:15
Very catchy Jurgen!

Love the "But you don't call, and you don't ring"... It grabs you... 

Agree with MM that it has something special like Fading Shadow - I think you have a way with a catchy melody line.. And the guitar work is great. Did notice something funny at 1.35 though? Just me or is the guitar track a little misaligned at that point?

Feel your pain on the production stuff but this sounds really good..

Z


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Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #5 on: March 29, 2016, 08:20:26
thanks for listening and commenting - much appreciated

@Sandeep - yes that makes sense re: not caring. My thinking was more that he is too scared to know and ignorance is bliss. That was going to the title when I first had the idea for the song. But I like the idea of different interpretations of words (songs, stories etc.)

@MM - thanks Marti. Singing is getting a little easier (but still have a long way to go). One thing I'm doing now is redoing bits if they don't sound right. Before I was doing vocals as one take - like how I usually do the guitar parts. But with editing so easy now there's no reason to do that of course. I am enjoying the singing process even if I'm not that fond of the end results.

@Zedd - Thanks for the comment on the guitar playing - it's what I like doing the best. I've had a listen around 1.35 but didn't hear anything but will single out the guitar tracks and take another listen.

cheers

j


Re: Wondering Where You Are
Reply #6 on: March 29, 2016, 11:09:10
Diggin this tune!  It's got a cool rock vibe to it.  I like the way you jump right in with the vocal.  As far as mixing goes, the drums are, to my ear, mixed a little too low.  I'd bring them up a bit.  This song also screams out for some backing vocals.  Tasty guitar solo!



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