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a modern blues - "Neon Blues"

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Neon Blues: 
this is the only song on the new album that was directly influenced by the Covid Pandemic. 
The name of the album is Elemental; Neon is the 10th element on the periodic table of elements; Neon blues is the 10th song of the album. 
The 1st half of the song, is to represent the lockdowns, the social pull back, the fear of the future, the heartbreak of the relentless wave of bad news… the 2nd half represents the pushback of science, the battle against the virus, the struggle to get back to a fully functioning society. 

The Battle is not won yet. Hence the vibe of the song is both sad and hopeful at the same time.

album here:

Bandcamp:
https://batsbrew.bandcamp.com/

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More great stuff Bats!
As always well written, played, produced; I'm a fan, y'all get the picture...

Made me think of the some of the great work of Leslie West in Mountain (Nantucket, Imaginary Western).
Not in content, just the huge vibe.

👍's and 🎩 off to ya!

t

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53 minutes ago, DeeringAmps said:

More great stuff Bats!
As always well written, played, produced; I'm a fan, y'all get the picture...

Made me think of the some of the great work of Leslie West in Mountain (Nantucket, Imaginary Western).
Not in content, just the huge vibe.

👍's and 🎩 off to ya!

t

thanks tom...

leslie west, now THERE is a name drop!

maybe not so much with the wah work, but yea  i get that

 

appreciate the thoughts there T

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7 hours ago, jack c. said:

great recording job and production.jack c.

thanks jack!!

these files that stream from soundcloud,

were uploaded as 24 bit/48khz files, mastered for about -14 LUFS.

 

the actual cd files were mastered a bit hotter.

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as a side note,

i just got toontrack's 'the rooms of hansa' and man, what great sounding kits and rooms...

 

already 3 songs into the next album!

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On 3/18/2021 at 2:02 PM, KurtS said:

Great song, love all your stuff! Good to hear you're inspired to make more.

thanks so much kurt!! def check out the ballad i posted...

 

it's cool, getting new toys (the strymon iridium) and drums (toontracks rooms of hansa) because,

it affords me new perspectives of what i'm hearing in my head, vs. what i can actually pull off in a recording.

thanks for the comment

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I am hearing PF between Animals and The Final Cut, as ever the mix and the licks are excellent nice one Bat's

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Nice blend of modern and dreamy 70s prog/classic rock.    The solo after the 3:00 mark was pretty cool - fairly simple yet effective.   👍

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Man, all your stuff always sounds so great and this is no exception. Neon is just brilliant. I'm going to have to listen to them all now. Damn  you, I don't have time for this! :)

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On 3/31/2021 at 6:56 AM, Wookiee said:

I am hearing PF between Animals and The Final Cut, as ever the mix and the licks are excellent nice one Bat's

hi wookiee!

yes, pf is def a heavy influence, tho i don't put it out there very often (maybe space/heaven)

 

i have remixed this entire album now, since i put this up at bandcamp,

to include all new drum kits that i got after i had finished the album,

so i'll be updating all the files on the bandcamp site soon......

 

thanks so much for listening!

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On 5/13/2021 at 7:36 PM, SteveC said:

Nice blend of modern and dreamy 70s prog/classic rock.    The solo after the 3:00 mark was pretty cool - fairly simple yet effective.   👍

hi steveC!

yea, kinda dreamy, like the weird covid state of mind we've all been in for so long...

 

you liked that solo eh?! yea, i like that one too,

i find it's so easy to just wail across something like this, but much harder to find a certain group of notes, or choice of vibe,

that stands out more, so that's kinda what i'm doing with my solo approach these days...

i've got tons of older material with rippin' guitar solos, now i'm trying to focus on more melody and vibe...

but

 

i WILL play some stupid fast rippin silly psh!t again, real soon!! hehehh

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On 5/13/2021 at 10:08 PM, Kevin Walsh said:

Man, all your stuff always sounds so great and this is no exception. Neon is just brilliant. I'm going to have to listen to them all now. Damn  you, I don't have time for this! :)

THANKS SO MUCH, kevin...

Neon was pretty inspired, albeit i was pretty pissed off!! LOL

 

the whole album is pretty dialed in, actually, if you like one, you are likely to like most of them. 

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On 5/13/2021 at 10:08 PM, Kevin Walsh said:

Damn  you, I don't have time for this! :)

i thought everybody had time now! heheh

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