SONG: Fly a Kite

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2018/06/20 14:47:14 (permalink)

SONG: Fly a Kite

Hi,

I've got a new song out. It's called "Fly a Kite" - you can check it
out here:
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It features the usual suspects:
Superior Drummer
some Kontakt stuff
MODO Bass
real Strat and Tele - with amp sims

Please have  a listen if you have time ;-)



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    SupaReels Music
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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/20 17:24:13 (permalink)
    Not sure how the title gels with the music but I liked it, puts me in mind of King Crimson/The Mothers somehow ... think you have a fan (I'll watch this space)
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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/20 20:16:59 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot for listening Supa.

    We'll the title comes from a line I heard on the TV. A comedian called Peter Kay, was talking about having "wind" and he said something like "right now you could fly a kite around my a**h**e".

    I was laughing for a couple of days - and thought it was a good name ;)
    post edited by jbraner - 2018/06/21 15:10:03

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/21 14:00:06 (permalink)
    I can hear overtones of MR Fripp in the guitar work, mix sounds OK here, likewise do not see the connection with kite's but sometimes the title is just that, thanks for sharing.

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/21 14:05:14 (permalink)
    Did you mean Peter Kay?
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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/21 15:10:46 (permalink)
    SupaReels Music
    Did you mean Peter Kay?


    Yes - that was the damn ipad :-\
    Thanks for pointing it out...

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/21 15:13:35 (permalink)
    Wookiee
    I can hear overtones of MR Fripp in the guitar work, mix sounds OK here, likewise do not see the connection with kite's but sometimes the title is just that, thanks for sharing.


    Thanks for listening Wookiee.
    I wasn't particularly thinking of Robert Fripp - but there *is* some chorusy/univibe stuff going on and some odd timings and parts working off of each other - so I guess it *was* influenced by him

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/06/21 19:36:22 (permalink)
    Oops, I'm talking about the wrong song (the one I'm still working on).
    But thanks for the Fripp reference anyway 😉

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/09 20:06:48 (permalink)
    Sounds like a bubbly, happy kite to me.  
     
    Nice contrast between the space of the synthy sections and the dryer/rockier guitar parts.    Oh, and loved the little "record-stop" bits you threw in there.  Nice touch.

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/10 13:07:45 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot for listening stevec - and for the nice comments!

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/10 14:53:32 (permalink)
    I really like the hybrid electronic/organic approach. 
     
    The first guitar lead sounded a little thin compared to the other elements in the mix. Maybe add some weight to that lead with a different sim, or maybe just turn it up a bit?
     
    The second section of guitar lead(s) had just the right amount of punch! Nicely done.
     
    You might consider bringing the drums in earlier at the beginning. That's a long time to make a short-attention-span listener wait for the groove.
     
    So you have a track or two of glitchy delay synth (the electronic stuff) and to me that track sounded like it could use some eq brightening at the top end.  The "air" region sounded muffled on just the electronic track. Every other element (guitar bass drums) sounded full of air and breathing nicely in the mix up top. Do you hear a mismatch there? Just me perhaps  :)
     
    You are a good tunewriter with serious chops.
     
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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/11 00:42:07 (permalink)
    I thought it was a nice tune. Sounded real good except I wasn't nuts about the lead guitar tones. They had that direct to the board sound to them. Like you had an amp sim but no speaker sim. There are some speaker sim plugins you can try that might help.
     
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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/11 12:29:25 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot for listening guys, and for the comments.
     
    Tom - wow lots of comments (that's a good thing). I guess the first guitar is "thinner" by choice. It's a higher register, and bordering on feedback. I like the contrast.
    As far as bringing in the drums earlier - that's the good thing about not being "commercial"
    I don't worry about "short attention spans"
    re: the glitchy synth part - that's just a sequenced sample set. it's kind of lo fi - and I left it like that. I think I was looking for the contrast between that and the other parts - so the lack of "air" is probably on purpose.
    These things aren't all conscious decisions
     
    Bill - the guitar parts are either using S-Gear amps, or the Mercuriall Reaxis (I love this one) - both of these go into Torpedo WOS for speaker emulation. I like to go with alnico speakers, but some of the Reaxis ones go through Mesa cabs. I guess you just don't like the tone of these
    There are billions of options

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/12 03:21:09 (permalink)
    sounded great!  Good one.

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/12 09:33:34 (permalink)
    Thanks a lot for listening eph!

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/12 15:00:57 (permalink)
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     I guess the first guitar is "thinner" by choice. It's a higher register, and bordering on feedback. I like the contrast.
    As far as bringing in the drums earlier - that's the good thing about not being "commercial"
    I don't worry about "short attention spans"
    re: the glitchy synth part - that's just a sequenced sample set. it's kind of lo fi - and I left it like that. I think I was looking for the contrast between that and the other parts - so the lack of "air" is probably on purpose.
    These things aren't all conscious decisions
     




    Well, I'd say that all makes perfect sense! Groovy is the outcome so congrats!

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    Re: SONG: Fly a Kite 2018/07/12 19:07:58 (permalink)
    :)

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