In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

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In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by voclizr » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:43 am

About 10 years ago, when this board was absolutely jumpin' every day, a guy we called Storpotaten posted a song along the lines of a "search of the perfect chord". I really liked the song and concept, especially the last line where he said something like "I finally captured the take but I forgot to push "record". I remembered I busted a gut laughing at that line.

I've been pondering this hobby and it being a love/hate relationship, at least with me. There are times I love it and feel fulfilled to a degree and some days where I absolutely hate it and want to throw out every piece of gear I have and buy an easel, some oil paints and some brushes, or perhaps a good camera. But I stick with it because music is in my blood and no way to get rid of it. This song reflects those feelings. I'm sure some here will appreciate the lyrics as a reflection of your world in relation to music too. At 6:30, it's epic, I know but there's a lot in it including special vocal effects, string ensembles and a grand piano that changes to an upright for the bridge. I borrowed a bit from Storpy in title and called mine
In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take because it takes me so long sometimes to get anywhere near anything that remotely resembles a perfect take.

Enjoy!
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Re: In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by The Cracks » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Those were the glory years for this forum, no doubt.

I really like the piano and bass. I actually tired to download the EZKeys free sample but it wouldn't load into this crappy computer. I'll look into it more when I get a new PC.

Great lyrics too. True! I would probably start painting if I could take a class to really get a good start but every time I sign up for the adult education class at the college they cancel it.

Great strings too during breaks. I like the arrangement that leads to the end of song. Well played.

I like it John. Good work.
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Post by Beatnick » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:41 pm

I love all the music. Great build up. The words do speak to me. The are lyrics that only musicians will truly get. For me, especially when recording guitar, so many times I get half way through the song and make a stupid mistake. I'm not big into punch recording so usually I just start the track over. Most of the time I screw up and stop playing, but sometimes if I manage to recover well enough and I listen to the take and it actually sounds good with he mistake and I find a way to work it into the song. And, yes, I've been known to look down part way through recording a track only to find out I did not hit record. Anyway, great song.
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Re: In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by dickl » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:47 pm

Clever work John, musically and lyrically.

We all feel like that I think.

Really well arranged and performed (how many "false" endings ;) )

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Post by voclizr » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:35 pm

Thanks, Sean, Beat & Dick.

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Post by Jim_Fogle » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:18 pm

Well recorded and good lyrics. John I always listening to your mixes as you know how to keep a song interesting.
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Re: In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by Lungfruit » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:52 pm

Clever lyircs. I like them alot. The song sounds perfect as far as the mix goes. All the instruments fit nicely together. It's in the typical "vocizr" style as far as melody goes. I like the effects on your voice. Glenn
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Post by voclizr » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:10 am

Lungfruit wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Clever lyircs. I like them alot. The song sounds perfect as far as the mix goes. All the instruments fit nicely together. It's in the typical "vocizr" style as far as melody goes. I like the effects on your voice. Glenn
Thanks so much, Glenn!
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Re: In Search of the Elusive Perfect Take-Original Cakewalk by Bandlab

Post by mcdaggett » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:35 am

Very transparent recording, I totally relate to the lyrics. Clever robot effect on the vocals at times, underlining the alienation and self-doubts. Yupp, that's me... :-)
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