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Offline Anton17

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Collaboration with a friend - Ambient/Space Rock
« on: July 20, 2009, 12:46:05 PM »
I have a friend who is planning on releasing an Ambient album and since I wanted to record and didn't know what to do, I decided I would do a guitar mix of one of his songs.

All the guitar parts are by me, and the electronic backing is my friend's work.

You can listen here:

http://www.last.fm/music/Ceryx/_/The+Final+Moments+of+STS-107+%5BFeat.+Ceryx%5D+%28Guitar+Mix%29?autostart

It's not a fantastic recording being a home recording but I'd like to hear some thoughts. [|)]

Thanks for listening. [:D]

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 04:38:59 AM »
I'm usually no friend of the Electronic/Ambient stuff as most of it is too shallow for my taste but occasionally they just hit a certain mood and can be very enjoyable. And if they do they tend to be gorgeous soundscapes to improvise and experiment over with guitar sounds.

Anton17, I like your clip... it could be very well used for a movie soundtrack, don't know the tear-stained blurred-lights rush home in a car through the city night after an emotional breakdown or something, that's the images that come to my mind listening to it.

Way back 10 years (whew) I got to know Ede in my chat community of choice and though hundreds of kilometers apart and never actually meeting face to face we tossed around some recordings and overdubbed them in turns. About 3-4 years later we tried working together again. This is obviously not my beloved Deluxe, it's a cheapo Strat-clone (1999, clip A) and a cheapo Ovation-clone (2003, clip B). But still I like those clips and the memories of working with Ede.

http://www.dreamshade.net/foren/parker/ede_nef_synth_a.mp3 (Clip A, 1999)
http://www.dreamshade.net/foren/parker/ede_nef_synth_b.mp3 (Clip B, 2003)

Ede used to mix those tracks like my guitar was surrounded and immersed in synths. I still like the depth and distance of his work.

Hope you like 'em too!

Greetings...
Nef

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 08:38:59 AM »
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Originally posted by Nefarius
Anton17, I like your clip... it could be very well used for a movie soundtrack, don't know the tear-stained blurred-lights rush home in a car through the city night after an emotional breakdown or something, that's the images that come to my mind listening to it.


You're probably almost exactly right, although it was unconscious while recording.

I liked your clips, too, Nef - they sounded like they came 20 years before they were recorded though!

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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 09:55:25 AM »
Anton17: "they sounded like they came 20 years before they were recorded"
Less than mediocre equipment and lo-res encoding, need I say more? [:P]

So what was that unconscious state of being while recording that I got right at the first time listening? Any story behind the tune?

Greetings...
Nef

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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 11:04:16 AM »
Oh no, I didn't mean that, but I suppose the recording quality adds something into that element. I meant more of the style - seems sort of early 80s - early 90s.

And as for a story behind it... not a lot. I tend to zone out when I play and have no prominent emotion coming through but just see what sound comes out when I play. That electronic backing was really in my comfort zone so the simple leads in the recording came out with ease. But the scenario you described with a late night speeding car and blurring lights, well, I find myself feeling like that a lot from time to time.