donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

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donkey tugger
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5152 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Something a bit more laid back. Mixed on the little speakers but seems ok - no doubt a bit of tinkering to follow;

http://www.bennyleeds7.myfreeola.uk/don ... closed.mp3

Was messing about with an open tuning on the acoustic (some of the playing is shall we say, 'loose') and came up with this, very much in the English folk stylee (at least the start; couldn't resist throwing all sorts of other shite at it.. f**kers are always complaining about short songs..) Also first time I've tried the TC Aeon on the acoustic (cheap ebow copy to you and me..). Nice!

Usually my lyrics are quite oblique (i.e. random bollocks...) but this was directly inspired by reading this;

https://www.versobooks.com/books/2871-the-new-enclosure

If you're going to do a folky type song, it should be political.. :x

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wagtunes
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14373 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:06 pm

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Overall - 10

Comments: You know, growing up in the 60s, one of the things you looked forward to was the new Beatles record. It was almost like an event. Well, that's almost how I feel when I see you post a new song because I know, 9 times out of 10 (even the Beatles did some bad stuff <cough> Revolution 9) I know it's going to be something good. This one doesn't disappoint. Eventually, I will get a handle on your natural style. I'm not quite there yet, but when I do, I'm going to do a DT tribute CD, similar to when I did 'Raising Kane" in tribute to one of the Gearslutz members who does kind of a funk, R&B thing. Anyway, very cool tune and very well done. How long have you been doing this again?

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Saffran
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112 posts since 20 Oct, 2018

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:03 pm

:tu: Very good.

It should be a bestselling hit if it had that illusive magic hitpowder sprinkled over it.

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Frantz
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4934 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:08 pm

A solid folk tune (which is not exactly my wheelhouse). The chorus resonates with me. The lyrics are top notch throughout. :tu:

For my tastes, you have too much processing in your vocal chain especially for acoustic material like this. Here the vox are loud and there still is a loss of clarity and intelligibility.

sjm
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1755 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:55 am

Very nice
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5152 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:57 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:06 pm
My Feedback

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

Overall - 10

Comments: You know, growing up in the 60s, one of the things you looked forward to was the new Beatles record. It was almost like an event. Well, that's almost how I feel when I see you post a new song because I know, 9 times out of 10 (even the Beatles did some bad stuff <cough> Revolution 9) I know it's going to be something good. This one doesn't disappoint. Eventually, I will get a handle on your natural style. I'm not quite there yet, but when I do, I'm going to do a DT tribute CD, similar to when I did 'Raising Kane" in tribute to one of the Gearslutz members who does kind of a funk, R&B thing. Anyway, very cool tune and very well done. How long have you been doing this again?
:o

You'll need lots of open chords with drone strings, played in different inversions, with fat fingers missing the frets half the time. Singing wise, if you smoke enough you'll get it eventually.

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donkey tugger
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5152 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:58 pm

Saffran wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:03 pm
:tu: Very good.

It should be a bestselling hit if it had that illusive magic hitpowder sprinkled over it.
Cheers, but I think there' s probably more chance of world socialist revolution at this point.. :hihi:

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donkey tugger
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5152 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:00 am

Frantz wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:08 pm
A solid folk tune (which is not exactly my wheelhouse). The chorus resonates with me. The lyrics are top notch throughout. :tu:

For my tastes, you have too much processing in your vocal chain especially for acoustic material like this. Here the vox are loud and there still is a loss of clarity and intelligibility.
Fair comment. This new mic (Rode Nt1) is a lot more natural in the highs than the more hyped AKG and other ones I was using so I didn't need to roll off as much high end fizz. I've updated it now, and lowered the other vocal tracks very slightly. Sounds clearer to me cheers.

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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
5152 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 am

sjm wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:55 am
Very nice
Cheers.

The tuning is rather nice by the way, if any geetarists want to mess it's (lowest first);

E-B-D-F#-B-D

As usual, found by the infallible method of randomly turning the tuning pegs until something nice transpires.. :hihi:

beanpole
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317 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Somewhere In Scotland

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:20 am

Two word review - shit hot :clap:
can't sing, can't play, looks awful.....
http://www.myspace.com/thebeanbeany

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Bombadil
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2432 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:01 am

Really good. Nice Celtic vibe. Interestingly, I find the voice a bit buried, listening on good cans through good AD/DA converters. Sentiments expressed are certainly ones I can agree with. Strange tuning, though, lol.
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fastlanephil
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645 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:59 pm

A nice folk type song! For me, it recalls the best of the folk/pop/rock 70’s era transported to present indie music.

For some reason It conjours up the David Bowie song God Knows I’m Good from his Space Oddity album. :?

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justin3am
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10561 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Very good! Your voice sounds fantastic. Reminds me a bit of a track on Portishead's Third.

Thanks for sharing!

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Frantz
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4934 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:48 pm

donkey tugger wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:00 am
Fair comment. This new mic (Rode Nt1) is a lot more natural in the highs than the more hyped AKG and other ones I was using so I didn't need to roll off as much high end fizz. I've updated it now, and lowered the other vocal tracks very slightly. Sounds clearer to me cheers.
The vocals sound better! Clearer and more natural. :tu:

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rvkYoDleFool
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66 posts since 4 Mar, 2013 from Germany

Re: donkeyt - enclosed - folk/trip hop?

Post Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:11 am

Don't know what you're complaining .. Sounds good. I heard it through and it was not boring or something.

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