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Ben Higgins
post Sep 19 2013, 01:40 PM
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Here's a new tune.. one of my favourites - LONGBOAT



I wrote this a very very long time ago.. possibly around 2000, after watching a programme on tv. It was about a group of people building a recreation of a Viking ship and sailing it from Norway to the Shetland Isles. I came up with this repetitive riff and when I first got my computer and Cubase I laid it down and added to it. The acoustic tracks are from the original demo I did... rather than replace them I kept them because they captured the vibe at the time. There's string buzz and extra noises but hey, if Led Zeppelin left that stuff in, why can't I ? wink.gif


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post Sep 19 2013, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 19 2013, 02:40 PM) *
Here's a new tune.. one of my favourites - LONGBOAT



I wrote this a very very long time ago.. possibly around 2000, after watching a programme on tv. It was about a group of people building a recreation of a Viking ship and sailing it from Norway to the Shetland Isles. I came up with this repetitive riff and when I first got my computer and Cubase I laid it down and added to it. The acoustic tracks are from the original demo I did... rather than replace them I kept them because they captured the vibe at the time. There's string buzz and extra noises but hey, if Led Zeppelin left that stuff in, why can't I ? wink.gif


I enjoyed listening to that, Ben, but I must admit I felt that the very shredding towards the end was a bit offputting, but I can understand why you put it there for the climax of the song.


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post Sep 19 2013, 03:02 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Sep 19 2013, 01:40 PM) *
... The acoustic tracks are from the original demo I did... rather than replace them I kept them because they captured the vibe at the time. There's string buzz and extra noises but hey, if Led Zeppelin left that stuff in, why can't I ? wink.gif


I think this and 'Daughter of the Snow' are my two favourite tracks.

I was kind of curious why you didn't want me to deal with the various noises Ben.* I assumed that you wanted it to remain close to a one take/live type of vibe so I wasn't too far off the mark smile.gif .

By the way there are loads of famous commerical recordings that have won lots of gramy awards etc that have audio issues but the producer kept the particular part/take to maintain the feel etc. Some people though over produce their stuff in pursuit of 'perfection' and it can end up loosing its soul and sounding anodyne.


*though I know that a lot of people who don't know your reasons will just assume we goofed up here rolleyes.gif .


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post Sep 19 2013, 04:37 PM
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Just bought the album via iTunes.. I've to drive 1h by car - \m/
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post Sep 19 2013, 04:39 PM
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QUOTE (mad @ Sep 19 2013, 04:37 PM) *
Just bought the album via iTunes.. I've to drive 1h by car - \m/


Man, that rocks ! I hope you like it - thanks for the support ! smile.gif

QUOTE (tonymiro @ Sep 19 2013, 03:02 PM) *
I think this and 'Daughter of the Snow' are my two favourite tracks.

I was kind of curious why you didn't want me to deal with the various noises Ben.* I assumed that you wanted it to remain close to a one take/live type of vibe so I wasn't too far off the mark smile.gif .

By the way there are loads of famous commerical recordings that have won lots of gramy awards etc that have audio issues but the producer kept the particular part/take to maintain the feel etc. Some people though over produce their stuff in pursuit of 'perfection' and it can end up loosing its soul and sounding anodyne.


*though I know that a lot of people who don't know your reasons will just assume we goofed up here rolleyes.gif .


Yep, I knew that the extra noises were playing issues and couldn't be altered by anything aside from re-recording it smile.gif



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post Sep 26 2013, 03:41 PM
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Have uploaded another track from the new album !

Hunter Becomes Hunted - see if you can recognise where the solo comes from ! ph34r.gif



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post Oct 3 2013, 04:03 PM
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Uploaded another track - Drag You Down ! This is the one with the full on wah solo in the middle !



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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 3 2013, 03:03 PM) *
Uploaded another track - Drag You Down ! This is the one with the full on wah solo in the middle !



Organic! Love it biggrin.gif It has those notes where the wah is neither up nor down - love that! biggrin.gif


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