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« on: December 01, 2011, 05:02:23 PM »

(sorry to copy this thread from the Frost* forums, I hope I'm not annoying anyone...)

Shooting up the town, boys...

Nevermind that, to business!

Sorry if you've heard this before, but I recently put together an albums worth of songs from my dailyjams. All the songs have been handpicked for juiciness and polished to a lovely ripe sheen, and are ready for re-recording whenever I have the necessary resources.

All I need now is people to play the songs! Since the only credit I am really concerned about on this album is the writer and producer, I have decided to forego(spelling?) the traditional standpoint of playing all the instruments myself and I am appealing to other beautiful and talented musicians to put the audio down. I'll then be sending the tracks off to be mixed by our very own Mouse, before attempting to get the album released on iTunes and Spotify.

I thought a prog rock forum would be a brilliant place to advertise for this because prog musicians are generally considered to be quite adept at their instruments. At least that's what I hear...

So here is a link to the track listing and some demo recordings of the album tracks, and I'll do another post after this detailing what I still need, and if there's something there you fancy doing, then bagsy it!

http://soundcloud.com/rob-rideout-music

I'll be doing most of the communications and audio transfers by dropbox, so you won't have to travel up and down the country, all the work can usually be done in your own home. I'll be collecting DI tracks for bass and guitar and re-amping them myself, and in some cases MIDI files for drums and piano (but if you have facilities to record yourself, by all means, do!). If you have means of recording vocals, then let me know and you can do some wailing

There's loads of styles available, so there should be something for everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 05:05:12 PM »

I will need:

Guitars for:
Overtime
Time Makes Fools of Us All
Shut Up and Drive
Crossroads
The Bird that Never Flew
Wake Up
Attack, Attack

Bass for:
Overtime
Time Makes Fools of Us All
The Bird that Never Flew
Attack, Attack
I
Shut Up and Drive

Drums for:
Time Makes Fools of Us All
The Bird that Never Flew
Shut Up and Drive
Wake Up
Attack, Attack

Vocals for:
Time Makes Fools of Us All
The Bird that Never Flew
Attack, Attack
Shut up and Drive
I
Please Don't Let me Go

Synth/keys for:
The Bird that Never Flew
Crossroads
Shut up and Drive
Won't Take This Lying Down

Thankyou! Sorry about the ridiculously long post
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 06:15:01 PM »

No spoons required, then
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 06:27:09 PM »

I suppose it could go down as alternative percussion? Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 07:05:37 PM »

It's mainly what we are capable of in these parts, though Catherine plays a mean ukelele. It wasn't mean when she got it, but she trains them well
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 09:12:26 PM »

Pedro is ace with the spoons.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 11:07:31 PM »

I very much like Time Will Make Fools Of Us all sir. It has a cinematic feel to it which I really got into. The same goes for Keep Calm and Carry On. I like the vocals and the mix of styles throughout the whole collection.

As much as I would like to stick my hand up to help out mate, I genuinely don't have a spare moment for the next few months at the very least. Once Shineback is finished, I have to jump right back into the Tinyfish world.

I will however put out the word among my circle of friends about your stuff. If I get any feedback, I'll let you know sir.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 11:40:54 PM »

It's ok, I REALLY appreciate the getting the word out Cheesy

And yeah, I keep hearing about Pedro's spoon chops... Maybe I'll write a secret track which is just like a samba with spoons. We could have teaspoons, tablespoons, soup spoons, the lot!
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 11:59:21 PM »

Ladles?
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 03:08:35 AM »

Haha! I read that as 'Ladies?' And then suddenly got to proofreading all my post to make sure I hadn't been gender specific and left anyone out by mistake.

Yes, ladles can be those MASSIVE drums that go off at the beginning of every bar Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 07:54:56 AM »

There are no ladies in Prog.

Except in Finland.
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 09:14:52 AM »

No ladies dancing, anyway.
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2011, 10:18:04 AM »

It's mainly what we are capable of in these parts, though Catherine plays a mean ukelele. It wasn't mean when she got it, but she trains them well
This one sets up a better punchline if you use 'wild' instead of 'mean'.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011, 10:40:43 AM »

Wild? It was absolutely livid...

("Look, the production on that album was FANTASTIC")
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 11:11:32 AM »

Sorry to revive such a long dead thread but...

I'm nearly there. I just need a few more people on board and I know you're all lovely over here, right? Tongue

So all I need now is a drummer for Time Makes Fools of Us All,
A guitarist for Attack, Attack!
A Bassist for I and Time Makes Fools of us All
and some singers for Please don't Let Me Go, The Bird That Never Flew, I, Shut Up and Drive, and Attack Attack!

I've got some really good musicians on board already and I'm really excited about this project picking up speed. Once march is done, I'll be collecting audio and doing my adminny stuff. Really looking forward to this!

if anyone wants to help, drop me a PM, or email me at Rob.rideout@btopenworld.com
Thankyou, kind sirs and madams!
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