'Idiot's Lantern'

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2018/12/06 15:26:45 (permalink)

'Idiot's Lantern'

Hi folks, here's a new tune from me. They're a bit rare this year 
 
https://soundcloud.com/jyemz/idiots-lantern
 
Weird little video if you prefer;
 

 
Big thanks to my cohorts on this; Daryl Greenway on vocoder synth, Tim Wilkinson who did the original vocal parts and lyrics, and Preston Richardson on drums (Distant Towers, Single-Minded Soldier Studio)

 
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    daryl1968
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 15:30:07 (permalink)
    Brilliant mate - really tastefully done.
    Nice to be a small part of it :)
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 15:43:51 (permalink)
    Well done guys ...been waiting very patiently for the new stuff ...not disappointed Many thanks for the post
     
     

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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 16:26:00 (permalink)
    Thanks Daryl, that synth vocal layer really took the tune up a notch 
     
    Cheers Steve, your support is greatly appreciated 

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 19:26:57 (permalink)
    I agree with Daryl.  Very tastefully done.  Congratulations, all, on a song very well done.  Keep 'em coming!!!
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 19:48:03 (permalink)
    Very good work James, loved the intro guitar lick and all the variation throughout....yeah, that synth vocal was a complimentary nice touch. Did you also play the bass on this? Everything sounded very good here on headphones.
     
    Cheers! 

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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 20:59:05 (permalink)
    Freddy J
    I agree with Daryl.  Very tastefully done.  Congratulations, all, on a song very well done.  Keep 'em coming!!!


     
    Thanks Freddy. I wouldn't mind being 'edgy' sometimes, but I guess 'tasteful' is OK 

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/06 20:59:48 (permalink)
    Mesh
    Very good work James, loved the intro guitar lick and all the variation throughout....yeah, that synth vocal was a complimentary nice touch. Did you also play the bass on this? Everything sounded very good here on headphones.
     
    Cheers! 


     Cheers Meshers. Bass is SI played on keyboard.



     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 01:32:03 (permalink)
    Cool tune! I liked it a lot. Good performances all around as usual. My only complaint was that I couldn't make out many of the words.
     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 01:55:19 (permalink)
    Everybody knows what they are doing. A pleasure to go along on the journey.
     
    Kick on the kick drum, to my ears in the headphones, is almost too punchy - you might remove some high mids from the kick? It could totally be a genre thing, where you want the beater that in-your-face, so what do I know. But the kick beater is distracting my enjoyment of the guitars a little.
     
    The snare on the other hand is top shelf.
     
    Lovely, not often heard amalgam of spacey effects, keyboards, and really great guitar tones, all presented in an arrangement that holds interest.
     
    well done y'all!
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 08:01:28 (permalink)
    Wayfarer
    Cool tune! I liked it a lot. Good performances all around as usual. My only complaint was that I couldn't make out many of the words.
     
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    Thanks Bill! The vocals are there as another instrumental really, just to add interest.

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 08:02:09 (permalink)
    emeraldsoul
    Everybody knows what they are doing. A pleasure to go along on the journey.
     
    Kick on the kick drum, to my ears in the headphones, is almost too punchy - you might remove some high mids from the kick? It could totally be a genre thing, where you want the beater that in-your-face, so what do I know. But the kick beater is distracting my enjoyment of the guitars a little.
     
    The snare on the other hand is top shelf.
     
    Lovely, not often heard amalgam of spacey effects, keyboards, and really great guitar tones, all presented in an arrangement that holds interest.
     
    well done y'all!
    -Tom
     
     



    Thanks very much  Tom! I'll revisit the kick later on.

     
    Jyemz
     
     
     



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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 09:01:52 (permalink)
    Cool guitar playing,
     
    great mix - spacey floatey feel to me in the slower parts
     
    reminds me a bit of the french duo 'Air' but with a bit more edge
     
    intrigued to hear what the words you're singing are as well.
     
    Thanks for sharing.
     
    Good Job!
     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 09:12:06 (permalink)
    Hey, James,
     
    This is absolutely killer!  I knew I was going to like this as soon as the opening guitar riff kicked in!
     
    This one is an emotional roller coaster with lots of great textures and elements woven throughout, along with some really cool tempo changes in exactly the right spots.
     
    The keyboards are a great background, your guitar tone selection and playing really shines on this, full of tasty licks, and Preston's drums are excellent.  The SI bass sounds very convincing and sits perfectly in the well textured mix, and the Vocoder stuff was a really nice touch as an extra instrument.
     
    Fantastic work, James, well done, this is a real gem, my friend!
     
    Have a great weekend!
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/07 12:40:10 (permalink)
    Paul - thanks, I have Air's 'Moon Safari', like it a lot.
     
    Bob - well thank you kindly, have a great weekend yourself!

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 02:12:52 (permalink)
    A neat piece to listen to with a good pair of headphones on, with eyes closed an just let your mind fill in the imagery.
    Nice production.
     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 07:41:12 (permalink)
    Thanks John!

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 12:28:52 (permalink)
    What can I say about this, well the writing is as ever
    The playing is much as I would expect from such a collectives so again
    Production well worthy of a

    Nicely played, captured and produced chaps, the kick works here as a matter of note.

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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 13:23:41 (permalink)
    Thanks John, always nice to get a  or three

     
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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 18:29:20 (permalink)
    this is great stuff Jaymz!  love the guitars, the bass, the drums are excellent!
     
    I'm not fond of the vocoder myself, I think it might be good if it weren't as heavy, but that's just my personal opine.
     
    excellent performances all around!

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    Re: 'Idiot's Lantern' 2018/12/08 20:23:28 (permalink)
    Long time no see Reece! Thanks, glad you enjoyed it

     
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