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'Shaking The Ladder'

Hi folks, new version of an instrumental (apart from a few singing monks ) for your delectation. Once again, my thanks to Ed 'Bapu' Kocol for supplying most excellent bass.
 
https://soundcloud.com/jyemz/shaking-the-ladder
 
Any and all comments very welcome 

 
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/19 09:25:38 (permalink)
    Thanks to you James for letting me in on this track.
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/19 10:43:01 (permalink)
    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/19 10:44:41 (permalink)
    dcumpian
    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
    Regards,
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    We're trying to keep the drummer away from the singer as he, the drummer that is, keeps trying to steal the singer's girlfriend.
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/19 13:22:52 (permalink)
    Quite a journey James. Very nice playing from you and Mr K.
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/19 13:46:15 (permalink)
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    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
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    We're trying to keep the drummer away from the singer as he, the drummer that is, keeps trying to steal the singer's girlfriend.




    Well, then that explains that...lol.
     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 06:39:55 (permalink)
    Nice track James and Ed, works well here, is Jyemz a new you?

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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 08:19:52 (permalink)
    bapu
    Thanks to you James for letting me in on this track.




    Back atcha Ed.

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 09:19:07 (permalink)
    Hi James, very nice tune and tones, a very enjoyable listen.
     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 13:51:43 (permalink)
    dcumpian
    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
    Regards,
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    Thanks Dan, glad you liked it. Not quite hearing as much of an imbalance as you are, but I respect your opinion so I'll mull that over.

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 14:17:28 (permalink)
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    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
    Regards,
    Dan




    Thanks Dan, glad you liked it. Not quite hearing as much of an imbalance as you are, but I respect your opinion so I'll mull that over.




    Not a level imbalance, perceived distance. Partly, EQ can help resolve it, though it may take more than that to tie everything together.
     
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    Quite a journey James. Very nice playing from you and Mr K.



    Thanks Daryl!

     
    Jyemz
     
     
     



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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 14:25:07 (permalink)
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    Nice track James and Ed, works well here, is Jyemz a new you?




    Thanks John. I used to call myself 'Headscape' but there are several on Soundcloud, so I picked a new name. There's a story behind it, but it doesn't really matter.

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 14:25:20 (permalink)
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    Hi James, very nice tune and tones, a very enjoyable listen.
     
    Rik




    Thanks Rik!

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 14:26:42 (permalink)
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    James,
     
    Very nice! Love the guitar tones used on this. My only mix crit is that the main drum kit and percussion (not the L/R toms) sound like they are really far away, while the guitars sound much closer to the listener. I'd suggest going for a more cohesive mix, IMO.
     
    Regards,
    Dan




    Thanks Dan, glad you liked it. Not quite hearing as much of an imbalance as you are, but I respect your opinion so I'll mull that over.




    Not a level imbalance, perceived distance. Partly, EQ can help resolve it, though it may take more than that to tie everything together.
     
    Regards,
    Dan
     




    OK Dan, thanks. These things are very subjective, and I'm not hearing a major problem personally.

     
    Jyemz
     
     
     



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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 21:49:47 (permalink)
    Hi James, nice one! My first thought was of the Craig Chaquico album I absolutely wore out in the early '90's , just your instrumentation and mix brought it to mind - your song is a great listen, and I always appreciate and envy the clarity you have in your mixes. 
     
    I also noticed the drums seemed relegated to the back of the room, but it didn't seem a problem because I felt this is a guitar song, featuring guitar, with a special guest appearance by some guitar. Excellent guitar throughout btw so the drums were just sort of a necessary foundation for me. They're not featured in any way, are they? 
     
    thanks, nice work here.
     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/20 22:00:20 (permalink)
    Hey Tom, I could've sworn I played some bazz too?
     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/21 01:15:03 (permalink)
    Yeah, loved it, too! You are the house bass player around here and it always sounds tasty . . .
     
     

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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/21 11:12:23 (permalink)
    Nice !!! Everything sound crisp and clean , bass and guitar is killer .
    Like the title and the music itself sounds great !
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/21 12:41:57 (permalink)
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    Hi James, nice one! My first thought was of the Craig Chaquico album I absolutely wore out in the early '90's , just your instrumentation and mix brought it to mind - your song is a great listen, and I always appreciate and envy the clarity you have in your mixes. 
     
    I also noticed the drums seemed relegated to the back of the room, but it didn't seem a problem because I felt this is a guitar song, featuring guitar, with a special guest appearance by some guitar. Excellent guitar throughout btw so the drums were just sort of a necessary foundation for me. They're not featured in any way, are they? 
     
    thanks, nice work here.
     
    -Tom





    Thanks Tom, yes it is a guitar-fest isn't it? Still, I duz wot I duz. Glad you enjoyed it, and I appreciate the nice comment about the mix, as yours are always pristine.

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/23 15:52:09 (permalink)
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    Hey James -- some excellent changes in this -- particularly that mid-section guitar semi-wah thing -- very nice.  This was a good listen that I enjoyed !!
     
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    Thanks Allan. An old song called 'Mirror in the Bathroom' by The Beat inspired that mid-section. Funny what comes to mind sometimes!

     
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    James, I don't mind telling you that I wish that I had thought of this.  I keep trying to get those sweet tones, but I just come up short.  All in all, very creative and fun to listen to.

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    James, I don't mind telling you that I wish that I had thought of this.  I keep trying to get those sweet tones, but I just come up short.  All in all, very creative and fun to listen to.




    Well thanks Lynn, I appreciate that. We all have things that we admire in others; for instance, you can sing, and write songs, and I wish I could do either 

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/27 17:49:30 (permalink)
    That was pretty cool...   I really enjoyed the change-up in the middle section from the surrounding bookends.  Great way to change moods without sounding like a different tune.   Great work all around from performance to mix.    Oh, and the monks rock. 

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    James - hi. This is great - so very cleaver writing. All the instruments are played so nice - this is one of the best I've heard on this site in a while.
     
    Great tune.

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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/04/28 04:23:24 (permalink)
    Hi, James,
     
    It's been a while since I've been back here on the forum, and this classy instrumental is just the welcome I need to remind to check in here more often!
     
    Lovely melodies, exquisite guitar tones, and tasty playing, as always from you, and our buddy, Bapsi did a dynamite job on the bass, too boot!  The mix sounds absolutely perfect to me, and the monks were an interesting element to break up the passages, very nice!
     
    Excellent job, guys, another sonic gem!
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    That was pretty cool...   I really enjoyed the change-up in the middle section from the surrounding bookends.  Great way to change moods without sounding like a different tune.   Great work all around from performance to mix.    Oh, and the monks rock. 




    Thanks Steve! I must try and break out of my standard ''first bit/2nd bit/different bit/repeat first & 2nd bit/fade '' scenario on the next one . Glad you enjoyed it.

     
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    James - hi. This is great - so very cleaver writing. All the instruments are played so nice - this is one of the best I've heard on this site in a while.
     
    Great tune.




    That's very kind Mark, thanks a lot!

     
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    Hi, James,
     
    It's been a while since I've been back here on the forum, and this classy instrumental is just the welcome I need to remind to check in here more often!
     
    Lovely melodies, exquisite guitar tones, and tasty playing, as always from you, and our buddy, Bapsi did a dynamite job on the bass, too boot!  The mix sounds absolutely perfect to me, and the monks were an interesting element to break up the passages, very nice!
     
    Excellent job, guys, another sonic gem!
    Bob
     




    Thanks Bob! You're a pal, that's very encouraging.

     
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    Re: 'Shaking The Ladder' 2016/05/03 05:03:23 (permalink)
    Hi James,
     
    I've always liked the way you play guitar
     
    You always have a real nice tone . You always play simple tasty guitar parts that fit better than anything that would be more complex in a guitar part and you play melodic singing expressive guitar tones....
     
    Ed's Bass playing sounds fantastic in the funky section ..
     
    all the best,
     
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