[linux-audio-user] music - the girls - diggin a hole

Shayne O'Connor forums at machinehasnoagenda.com
Sat Apr 16 05:27:12 EDT 2005


james at dis-dot-dat.net wrote:

>On Sat, 16 Apr, 2005 at 05:45PM +1000, Shayne O'Connor spake thus:
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>>hi all
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>>this has taken me ages ... dog knows why ... ten years, in fact :)
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>>http://www.machinehasnoagenda.com/downloads/diggin_a_hole_-_final.ogg
>>http://www.machinehasnoagenda.com/downloads/diggin_a_hole_-_final.mp3
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>>first "verse" was written said ten years ago during a particularly
>>scummy inner-city/amphetamine/paranoia period of my life ... second
>>verse was just since i got it happening with linux audio (few months
>>back) ...
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>>it used to be just the first verse and chorus, really ... since then
>>i've dragged out the latent sonic youth-isms into the outro and given it
>>some more interesting (i think) rhythmic melodies.
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>>i got this finished now so's i could rehearse it with the "band" on the
>>weekend.
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>>i used hydrogen for the drums, and ardour to record all else (except
>>that feedback you can hear floating over some of it - with two young
>>kids around, i haven't found time or place to record pure feedback from
>>my amp, so i got this from the Slayer 2 VST guitar plugin - it has
>>astoundingly good feedback that you can control like well!).
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>>also, there's a bunch of ladspa plugins for reverb and tube preamp
>>emulation on some parts (i've only just recently discovered the TAP
>>Reverb Editor - wow, it rocks!)
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>>hope you all enjoy ...
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>>and now to check out the back issues of music made with linux :)
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>Wow.  Another great track.  I need to listen to this a few dozen more
>times, but my first thoughts are: this is really nice.  I'd probably
>tighten up the vocals, but then again it's obvious you were after that
>particular sound.
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actually, yr right about the vocals, even though they've got the general
flavour i'm after - the only reason i didn't make sure they were
absolutely nailed was my wife coming in after about 1000 times through
trying to sing them properly to say: "Shayne, the landlord is next door,
and i think he's a bit disturbed by this" ... (i was wearing earphones,
so he only would've heard me singing "i'm gonna burn it down! burn it
down etc")  :D



>The end is great, from the break.  I love it.
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>Again it reminds me of the pixies, with some little bits of (sorry)
>status quo ;)
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is good company to be in ... except for the status quo, ha ha - nah, a
*cross* between them *and* the pixies is fine ;)


>I got very excited when I noticed that you had something else for us
>to listen to, and I wasn't disappointed.
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which reminds me - in my excitement of signing off on it, i forgot to
send it to LAM (which, hopefully everyone here will migrate to
eventually for music).

cheers, as always, james


ps - i'm gonna download yr song tomorrow and listen up - sorry, i
haven't had time to scratch my bum lately, and my word does it need
scratchin!

shayne


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