donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4707 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:37 am

I apparently also do long (over 1 minute :o ), tedious guitar solos now.

Minimal, mumbling, effected vocals, and ones hopes just enough guitar tremelo/vibrato wibble now. Perhaps you can have too much tremelo after all.. :scared:

If anyone has a sample (a la Bonham) of a kick drum pedal squeak do tell!

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/don ... g-grip.mp3

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37186 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:27 am

you can never have too much tremolo and/or vibrato!

nice work, the mellower end of shoegaze, ala mebbe ride or slowdive( :love: )
now lets hear you go full on mbv!

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5505 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:38 pm

brilliant ...
grim as yorkshire , yet per aspera ad astra ...

you could crank up the volume on that solo ,
and i wouldn't mind a bit ...
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sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:58 am

Did you make any changes to this? I downloaded the version you posted in December, so I'm not sure if that's the latest one. I'm thinking the guitars towards the end might have changed a bit? I very much like this one.
donkey tugger wrote:I apparently also do long (over 1 minute :o ), tedious guitar solos now.
On the subject of tedious solos, next stop the 5 minute drum solo?
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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htcnext2
KVRist
244 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:09 pm

I am not a guitar afficionado at all, but the first chords of this track conviced me. Nice one with beautiful chord arrangement. All in all fits together pleasently. Good work.

Greetings
HM

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Frantz
KVRAF
4809 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:08 am

Good stuff. The short crescendo midway through kept things interesting.

I think there were some small mix issues. In the beginning, I thought the guitars could have been louder with more direct sound. Then during the crescendo, the mix lost clarity. Perhaps there could be some automation to adjust the levels.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
4707 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Cheers!

Guitar solo a bit louder I think meself now too.

[quote=Frantz]Then during the crescendo, the mix lost clarity. [/quote]

That's sort of the point a bit - fuzzy and blurry in the shoegaze stylee, not too much definition so sounds melt into one a bit.

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seismic1
KVRAF
9011 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

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Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:49 am

I've spent the last couple of hours listening to a combination of World/ambient music, so this was a great way of easing myself back towards a denser/proggier listening selection. I particularly liked the tremelo guitar. The intro reminded me of a Lynch movie. Probably Wild at Heart.

Good work :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37186 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: donkeyt- losing grip- retro(ish) shoegazy rokk

Post Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:50 pm

seismic1 wrote:proggier

:hihi:

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