donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

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Mushy Mushy
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Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm
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Probably the best piece of music I’ve heard on this forum and it isn’t even my preferred style. Bravo, Mr. Tugger.
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jancivil
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Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:27 pm

I like the suspended sort of harmonies before the instru mental break best.

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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 am

Bombadil wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:47 am
Sounds good. I'd have put some vocal harmonies in the refrains. Love the glockenspiel!
I did put in some harmonies...but then was f**king so much with guitars and stuff, I forgot to check you could actually hear them! Cheers, I'll revisit it and have a mess.

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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 am

StudioDave wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Great song and performance. Vocal could be more up front in the mix.

The instrumental breaks are fabulous, I loved 'em. Can't go wrong with a glockenspiel.

I heard a little VU in the guitar towards the end, otherwise not a lot of Lou Reed (and I might be the world's biggest fan of "Sister Ray"). But that's okay, we've already got one Lou, and I came here for the donkey tugger anyway. :)
Cheers, I always previricate over the vocal levels, then after about two weeks decide after all that they need to be louder....

Don't know why I decided to do the 'Lou Reed' thing with the vocals. As you say it doesn't sound much like the VU, I think it was the glockenspiel reminded me a bit of 'Sunday Morning' or something. Seemed like a good idea at the time... :hihi:

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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:16 am

The Noodlist wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Top drawer. :tu:
I heard The Blue Nile on the old wireless, I got a DT kind of vibe. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q5CGLHJ-54
I do like a bit of the Blue Nile.. :love:

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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:18 am

jancivil wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:27 pm
I like the suspended sort of harmonies before the instru mental break best.
I do a lot of that..little finger should always be doing something on the geetar... :hihi:

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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:18 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:23 pm
wagtunes wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 pm
My Feedback

Music - 10
Instruments - 10
Performance - 10
Mix - 10

Overall - 10

Comments: You're my hero. How you didn't have a music career is beyond me.
+1

Probably the best piece of music I’ve heard on this forum and it isn’t even my preferred style. Bravo, Mr. Tugger.
Thank you sir, very kind! :o

AnX
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3924 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:09 am

didnt like the "shaft" bit in the middle, sounded out of place, but the rest was good.

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Frantz
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4994 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:28 pm

Excellent song! Then you added the glockenspiel and other special touches to the arrangement to kick this up to the next level. Very creative. 8)

My only minor complaint is I think the vocals are lower and less clear than they could be.

Final verdict -- Killer track!

Jesse Gorter
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779 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:09 am

Great track really. Production and arrangement was top notch. Didn't like some vocal parts but not sure what it is exacly. "you wont sleep at all tonight now" is one line that didn't sit well with me. Otherwise coool stuff.

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Allomerus
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2145 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:31 pm

Great job! Mission accomplished, except as jancivil says you sang in tune. ;)
Well done!
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sjm
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Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:19 pm

StudioDave wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Great song and performance. Vocal could be more up front in the mix.
Apart from "tonight now", which is noticeably louder than the rest. Had trouble picking out the odd word here and there, so I'd agree the vox aren't 100% there yet. 95% though of the way.

Nice distorted guitar sound, what's that going through?
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donkey tugger
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5372 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm

Cheers all, I'll have a mess about with vocal levels once more when I set the big speakers up again after the landlord's electrician visit on Friday (got to hide some stuff.... :hihi: )
sjm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:19 pm


Nice distorted guitar sound, what's that going through?
I've sent thee a frootyloops file.. :scared:

Now, back to the folky wankery... :help:

sjm
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Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:10 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm
I've sent thee a frootyloops file.. :scared:
Nice. First time I loaded the project (having been too lazy to extract the zip and your solo1.wav file), FL loaded some random take of mine called solo1.wav instead. Let's just say it's not got the makings of a hit.

It sounds a lot better with your take...
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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seismic1
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9138 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: donkeyt - delusional automaton -daft indie

Post Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:11 pm

I thought the middle8/synth section sounded uncannily like the Isley Brothers, The glock gives this tune Christmas cred a-plenty, the "verse" vox. sounded more like Dylan (not Thomas) than Reed to me, and the harmonised vox. are great. It's a hit.

Good work :)

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