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steevm
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 pm

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Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop (updated 8/2/19)

Edit: A slightly reworked version with a bit more work on the mix. I also reworked the intro since the first version was posted, added some delay FX in the bridge and an outro guitar solo (as suggested in here). Soundcloud link is always the latest version!

Finally got some time to work on a new track this week. The name is still up for grabs, so if you have a suggestion, let me know!

I've more or less got the arrangement down. This is a pretty naked mix with me having just set the levels roughly in the right place for now. The tracks have been panned a bit too. No FX on any channels apart from the bare minimum to get things to work (compressor on vox, amps on guitars etc.). It's probably not worth worrying about the nitty gritty details right now - I want to finish the songwriting first and do any recording that still needs doing.

I need to re-record some of the vocals, as the song's groove has changed quite a bit over time, so some of the words are a bit off in timing now. Might need to re-record the guitar in one or two places too; not sure yet. Drums probably need a bit of finetuning still. I've gone for more of a drum synth feel here rather than real drums.


In general, I'd like your thoughts on the arrangement. The intro is just something I threw in there so it doesn't start of too abruptly, I still need to fix that. If you have any ideas for the intro, don't hold back! The bridge transitions are probably still iffy, but I've heard the track so many times, that they sound fine to me. Again, any ideas are welcome. I could also still add the odd instrument or some spot FX in places if you think they would be a good idea.

There's a fadeout, which I think fits the track. I know not everyone is a fan :P

https://soundcloud.com/steevm/backtrack-1



Chords
Verse
Gm Dm Bb Dm
Gm Dm Bb F

Chorus
Gm Bb F Gm
Ebsus2 Bb F Fsus4

Bridge
Bb Eb Dm Gm
Bb Eb Dm Dm7
Gm Eb Dm Bb
Gm Esus2 F F

According to legend this is the place
Where the worshippers of idols disappeared without a trace
And I was wondering just what on earth possessed them to believe
That there is more to life than we perceive

The coast is clear
There’s no one’s here
And still we hear the voices of the past
Don’t hold back
We’re still on track
To be caught in the nets that we have cast

Out of destruction a new world reborn
Where the past is relegated to subject of our scorn
And there is no doubt as to what has led us here
The ghostly echoes whisper in our ear

The coast is clear
There’s no one’s here
And still we hear the voices of the past
Don’t hold back
We’re still on track
To be caught in the nets that we have cast

I’ve got that feeling, I’m lost in time
The world is reeling and I don’t mind
It’s so revealing, I’m hoping to find
That little space, that secret place where we can both unwind

Déjà vu: we’ve been here before
And in the meantime we’ve forgotten what it is we came here for
For we’ve got it in our hearts and in our heads and in our bones
To be drawn towards the path of the unknown

The coast is clear
There’s no one’s here
And still we hear the voices of the past
Don’t hold back
We’re still on track
To be caught in the nets that we have cast



donkeytugger
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:42 am

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

e-Gloomy-nations wrote:. I do now have Led Zepp...


iRelevant
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:01 pm

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

I like the lyrics. From an arrangement perspect...


steevm
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:54 am

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

iRelevant wrote:I like the lyrics. From an arra...
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iRelevant
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:41 am

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steevm wrote:iRelevant wrote:I like the lyrics....

sql_error_uname
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:11 pm

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

very much fun this one, also because of the up-...

steevm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:17 pm

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

Speaker Frequer (Freq) wrote:I like this. There...

steevm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:19 pm

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

sql_error_uname wrote:very much fun this one, a...

steevm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:21 pm

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop

I've posted an update to SC which isn't that di...






zerogain
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:20 am

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Re: Backtrack? | WIP | Retro Indie Pop (updated 8/2/19)

Great lyrics, great everything, I love the trac...
Last edited by zerogain on Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:30 am, edited 2 times in total.





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