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Lost Dream - spacey rock trip

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this is my floyd influence showing. 😁

 

 

 

fresh off the new bats brew album "The Wild Animals"

This one was based on an instrumental i did way back when, on a cassette-based multitrack machine.
it was originally called "Pali Face".

i always wanted to do a song version of this, and once i got the lyric idea, the arrangement came together nicely.


Lost Dream lyric:

Here’s the dream that floats along the ceiling,
Out the window, lost into the breeze.

Walking in the dark there is no seeing,
Fight the fear that brings you to your knees

You stand along the edge to nowhere,
You slowly fall into the sea.

You run as hard as can, to something,
A brilliant light envelopes all.

That’s when you learn you found the answer,
It came to you in a dream….
It comes to you, in another dream….

in another dream.

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13 hours ago, DeeringAmps said:

I think I’ve mentioned in the past I think this one’s a hottie!

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heh! hey tom,

yea, i posted this one back during the demo process....

this one's a bit slicker than the one i posted before i finished,

sometimes i think i'll post the before and after,

but then i figure 'zero reason' to do it.... i've already done it by myself a dozen times!!

glad you dig this one, thanks!

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I love me some Floyd so this is right in my zone, I don't know what to say except that this is at least as good if not better than anything I have in my CD collection of this genre.

Great stuff, I don't  know how you manage to be so prolific and maintain the same high quality of output - just keep 'em coming.

Andy

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you had me at "spacey rock"

love it when the organ comes in.

awesome vocals, awesome mix.

those vocal "ahhhs" towards the end, nice!

cheers,

-Tom

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On 2/14/2020 at 1:47 AM, Paul Bush said:

Yep Batsbrew ,another super song and really good use of the wah wah , not as easy as one thinks

hey paul!

thanks so much for listening.

yea, the wah.... 

that was my very first effect, so i've always been drawn to it.

hendrix did that to me.

 

On 2/14/2020 at 12:57 PM, AndyB said:

I love me some Floyd so this is right in my zone, I don't know what to say except that this is at least as good if not better than anything I have in my CD collection of this genre.

Great stuff, I don't  know how you manage to be so prolific and maintain the same high quality of output - just keep 'em coming.

Andy

hi andy! yea, i dig the floyd too...

you know, if i didn't work a full time job, and could just write tunes,

i bet i'd have 3 finished, every week...

x4 weeks a month, that'd be 12 songs in a month,

more than enough to release an album!!!

as it is, i have to steal time, usually an hour at a time, and piece it all together from memory,

and my memory's not that good!! LOL

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On 2/15/2020 at 11:04 AM, emeraldsoul said:

you had me at "spacey rock"

love it when the organ comes in.

awesome vocals, awesome mix.

those vocal "ahhhs" towards the end, nice!

cheers,

-Tom

hey tom!

yea, i just love that organ sound...

i guess i must have spent the better part of an evening just trying different sounds...

the vst i used had about 200 different sounds, so i had to learn what i liked best, by just grinding out several hours of demo'ing.

i think it starts with a simple electric piano blended with a B3 organ sound...two keys at once.

underneath there is a big horn kind of synth, playing real low, and then i bring the B3 sound in more dominant.

then when the song starts, it's that pure electric piano blended with the hammond again, but put thru several distortion elements.

makes it kinda spooky.

 

the 'ahhh's' at the end, were actually there (conceptually) before i even started to record this....

 

in fact, maybe i wouldn't have done it if i HADN'T heard those silly aahhhhss.

LOL

 

thanks so much for listening

 

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On 2/16/2020 at 5:50 AM, Douglas Kirby said:

Yeah I could hear the Floyd influence in this - it's a cool song.  Enjoyed your lead vocal.

The mix sounds great - no crits there.

hey douglas! thanks man, glad you dig the vox,

i work the hardest on the vox.

i pretty much keep at each track til i get something that doesn't cause me to make that face that you get when you eat lemons.

heheh

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Nice song, yes very Floyd, but so what! It's good music. Vocals are in tune,Thank You! I would like to hear some echo trails on the vocals to compliment the guitar and help create a more dreamy & complex atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

Andy

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11 hours ago, Andy Pomeroy said:

Nice song, yes very Floyd, but so what! It's good music. Vocals are in tune,Thank You! I would like to hear some echo trails on the vocals to compliment the guitar and help create a more dreamy & complex atmosphere. Thanks for sharing.

Andy

HI andy!  vocals should ALWAYS be in tune!!! LOL

and without that danged new fangled contraption that takes a poor voice and makes it stellar!!! who knew!!!!

 

heheh,

ok, off of soap box for now.

 

thanks for listening, man, yea, coming up with the right formula for dreamy and complex, aint easy!

i had long lasting slow delays on the voices, just like you said, and after i lived with it for a while, it was too distracting for me,

it took away from the tension i was building after the voices quit...

seems like there is always a compromise to be met,

maybe one day i'll nail the mix just right.

means i gotta write some more spacey songs so i can experiment! :)

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4 hours ago, Starise said:

Oh yeah, this one definitely takes me on a musical journey. Well done once again!

hi starise!

hey thanks for taking the journey,

for me writing this kind of stuff, that is definitely the vibe i want to put across,

and if you are in the right head space, i know it'll be a cool vibe.

so thanks again, for listening, and commenting

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Absoflippinlutely excellent work again!   As one who struggles too often with active "dream nights", I was particularly drawn to this song.  Great composing, arranging, performance, and production.  The tempo of this song really demonstrated your vocal skills and harmonies.  Please add my kudos to those above.

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19 hours ago, freddy j said:

Absoflippinlutely excellent work again!   As one who struggles too often with active "dream nights", I was particularly drawn to this song.  Great composing, arranging, performance, and production.  The tempo of this song really demonstrated your vocal skills and harmonies.  Please add my kudos to those above.

damn freddy! thanks for the kind words man,

appreciate it.

 

this lyric, is pretty much a real dream i had, forgot it when i woke up, then re-dreamed it with a different ending!! LOL

i'm actively working on slowing down meters on tunes right now...

when i feel it's totally in the pocket, i slow it down just a few BPM more...

seems to work out well.

 

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On 2/25/2020 at 6:21 AM, thegaltieribrothers said:

Hi batsbrew,

This is definitely spacey rock opera territory for me + I like it.

Great guitar playing and excellent lyrics.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Job!

regards

paul

 

hi paul~! thanks for checking this tune out, i thought a few here, would really dig the spacier vibe.

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