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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.1)
    I've made a few new tracks that are begging to be sung over. I'm leaning more towards female vocals. Are there any singers here that would be interested in doing a brief collaboration?

    There's no money involved, but the tracks would be released through Noiseusse Recordings as part of an album later this year and of course credit would be given. I'd be willing to trade publishing, design, photo retouching or audio services as well.
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.2)
    I do like to sing. But I am not a girl, so female vocals are a bit difficult for me.
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.3)
    Do you have a recording of yourself that you could send to me? I'm not totally attached to having a female singer.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.4)
    you should post a track or two! then we'd know what we'd be potentially collaborating on.
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.5)
    Brilliant! :)

    I hate to disclaim, but these are demos and not final mixes.
    I have three more on my machine at home as well. All roughly similar sounds between 7 and 16 minutes.
    1
    2

    A couple newer finished tracks can be found here:
    Calling the Sleeper
    Dug up the Past
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.6)
    i like them!

    i'd say you'd need a Heather Leigh Murray sort of high-pitched wailing (Charalambides), or a bitchy Honey Owens (Jackie-O Motherfucker) drawling-on. both involve being stoned.
    alternatively, you could get a Diamanda Galas thing going on, but that would probably detract from your setting.
    actually, no matter what happens i'd say the vocals would take the forefront and drastically change what is already a pretty satisfying ambient style.
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009 edited
     (5202.7)
    Thanks allana!

    Yeah, vocals will be the cornerstone of the final mixes. I'm not sure what direction it'll end up going end. Probably will be determined by whoever is interested.
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.8)
    I dig them. I am WAY the wrong person to sing on them, but I dig them.
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    I sing, but I'm on the wrong side of the country :(
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.10)
    That is what the internets are for :). Although I suppose that would rely upon you having recording resources of your own.
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    Unfortunately, I don't. Sorry, I do sing though. I started college as a voice major before becoming a history teacher.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2009
     (5202.12)
    If I had any sort of decent recording equipment, I'd totally give it a try...I really liked what i heard...
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
     (5202.13)
    It didn't occur to me when I posted that a lot of singers wouldn't have their own recording gear. Which kinda makes sense; every band I've been in the singer usually relied on another band member to supply a mic and amp.

    I've got a decent Sony condenser mic that i would be okay with sending out to possible singers, if someone really wants to take a crack at this. A freeware recording app like Audacity would work for recording into someone's computer.
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      CommentAuthorLabyrinthine
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009 edited
     (5202.14)
    I have an okay-ish mic. Here is what I sound like. (It's the low end of my spectrum, ideally there should have been more warmup. My range goes pretty high, too.)
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      CommentAuthorElana
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
     (5202.15)
    I would love to collaborate! I'm thirsting for this kind of opportunity. I want to record something fresh for you to get a sample of how I sound, or how I would sound in a more ambient mood, but I have to get to work this morning, and also I have a bit of a terrible sneezy gooey coughy cold right now. Listening to your tracks I got a lot of ideas that I'm dying to demonstrate when I am able. I listen to a lot of Bjork but my voice is very jazz-inspired. Maybe when I get home tonight I'll record something raspy and unhealthy for you.

    I have some recordings that are about a year old (I feel I have improved a great deal since then) of myself just clanging around my kitchen and singing to myself. I can't figure out how to embed the widget here and I don't have the raw mp3 to re-upload, so forgive me for linking you to my Club of Mars page where they have been residing.

    My recording equipment is unfortunately nothing more complex than the embedded mic on my MacBook.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
     (5202.16)
    @elana, i can probably hook you up with some better recording stuff. i know a few musician-types. and really, we share the same city AND the same name. we were destined to collaborate.
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
     (5202.17)
    Thanks for the responses! I've been totally slammed at work today. When things cool down here I'll take a listen.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2009
     (5202.18)
    these are some amazing tracks. I'm particularly in love with #1.
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      CommentAuthorsynpro
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2009
     (5202.19)
    @ Labyrinthine and Elana.

    I hear different things that I like in both your voices. What's a good way to get you both some more details (email, AIM, carrier pigeon, etc.)? I can be reached at the email address in my profile.
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    Email is good for me, I'm maggiebloome on gmail.