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"Insignificant" (final mix)

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https://soundcloud.com/bats-brew/insignificant2

this is the 2nd final mix i've posted, of 10 current tunes slated for a new instrumental 'bats brew' release.

would love some feedback on it, before i commit it.
 

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so this recording,
in fact, almost all the songs that will be on this new album,
have been recorded using my new Strymon Iridium pedal.
most of the tracks are direct, trying out new IR's,
but some of the tracks are the iridium with IR's bypassed, 
directly into my Mesa Boogie Mark 2b, miced up old school,
and blended with the direct tracks of the Iridium.

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Furry paw tapping for the off, always a good sign, I suspect this album is going to be one that will sound good on a road trip.  A pleasure to listen to as ever @batsbrew

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I think the song is everything else but not  insignificant 😀 A very good production, balanced mix and good played instruments.

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4 hours ago, Wookiee said:

Furry paw tapping for the off, always a good sign, I suspect this album is going to be one that will sound good on a road trip.  A pleasure to listen to as ever @batsbrew

alright furry paw man, thanks for the comments..

yea, this album, perfect for a road trip. 

i mean, it will work that way, from beginning to end,

that's how i hope people will listen to it.

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2 hours ago, Harry C. said:

I think the song is everything else but not  insignificant 😀 A very good production, balanced mix and good played instruments.

thanks man............

 

ha! insignificant, indeed!

 

i'll tell you the story behind this one...

in west virginia,
there is a river called the Gauley river. the upper gauley has white water rapids that are world class.
High volume, only runs in september and october, because it's an earthen dam release.
Class III to Class V.
you need to be experienced to do this river, the consequences are anything but insignificant.

so the wifey and I did the Gauley some years back, and we had a guide, who went by the name 'gonzo'. she was very experienced, a good guide.

there is a section of white water with a Class V rapid called 'Insignificant', and this particular rapid requires an extremely aggressive approach; there is a 'hyrdraulic' at the beginning that is basically a great big hole and it wants to suck your raft down in it....if you don't have the speed up, you can fold the raft.

we had 2 couples that were completely inexperienced in the raft, who had lied about their ability level.

when it came time to charge the rapid, their pulling (hard rowing) fell apart, and the next thing i knew, we lost both the guide, and my wife, down into the hole as the raft bent in half...

i had my feet wedged proper, so i could immediately bend over the side and reach down in the water, i found one set of floatation gear straps; it was the guide.

my wife had gone down into the hole, about 15 feet deep, and didn't come up until she was spit out about 12 yards down stream. again, this is a Class V rapid, one you do not want to swim.
but swim it she did. and did NOT lose her paddle!! which was heroic on it's own...

i pulled the guide into the raft, and she immediately swung the raft backwards, and we headed after my wife as fast as we could.
the guide did everything in her power to catch up, and we did, but by then the rapid was done. Wifey was fine, just a bit spooked, and the guide read the riot act to the 4 people who did not paddle and follow directions, so it was a weird situation...
but the guide, my wife and i more or less bonded over this precarious situation, and we ended have a great time for the rest of the trip (several hours).

this song, is a sonic representation of how wild, and at the same time, mellow, this experience was.

when i wrote it, i had mapped out the song in chronological time, to match the time we prepared when we got there, the put-in, the first few rapids, then the approach to Insignificant, then the raft collapse and the ride thru the rapid, the chase to get her back, the big sigh of relief, the re-grouping of the raft team, finishing the rapids and the time afterwards to reflect.

so each change of the arrangement is basically telling the story as i told it above.

 

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A cool rocker with a cool groove - good job as always. I always enjoy your drum tracks - you do quite nicely there.

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12 hours ago, Douglas Kirby said:

A cool rocker with a cool groove - good job as always. I always enjoy your drum tracks - you do quite nicely there.

HI DOUGLAS!

thanks for the kudos on the drum tracks,

i spend a fair amount of time writing those.

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Great groove, great chops, great story.

Another one in the back of the net!

You can file this one under 'done'. 👍

Andy

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1 hour ago, AndyB01 said:

Great groove, great chops, great story.

Another one in the back of the net!

You can file this one under 'done'. 👍

Andy

hi andy! thanks man,

appreciate the kind words.

this is going to be a great album, if i may say so myself...

i think it will be a fun listen.

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