Made the song today. I mean, the arrangement of the piano is exactly the same as one I was doing for a cover of Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", but I figured it was way too mine and decided to make a song from it. "Birds & Lairs" is the slowest song I've ever recorded, sitting at 75 BPM (I had never dipped under 90 BPMs!), but is much brighter than many others around here.
This one is about how great staying at home and making some music is and how little I want to leave my room. The bird imagery was inspired from Rubén Darío's Azul and from accidentally recording a bird chirping. I like it, and I think it's the perfect length (barely two minutes long).
First song I've made that does not include a piano. Well, I actually wrote this on piano but then I got rid of it because it was dull. This one I don't like as much as "Birds & Lairs"; my favorite thing about it is the title. I made this while I was feeling a weird mixture of hurt and relief after I got rejected by a dude I have a crush on.
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Oh, I just noticed "Birds & Lairs" sounds very British at the end. I mean, reminds me of Radiohead, kind of.
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♣♣♣♣, I've already uploaded it, but I have a huge urge to extend ""Birds & Lairs" a lotttt.
The piano cover and that last two tracks you've posted are really chill, Conde. Again, bear with me here cuz I'm no music expert, but I can only describe these as chill, experimental, indistinct, chic-- especially the latter, dude. I think this is like very cool downtempo, and your accent really lends itself well to the loose lyrics. Just really loving your work here, Conde.
Thank you IGNIS! I'm really flattered by your comments because I know you have a good ear and sensibility with everything about art By the way, you are much better at catalogizing my music than myself, haha, so thank you for leading my way xD
It becomes pretty obvious right off the bat why the track is named "Llanto". Some background:
I started this track while I was in Massachusetts last year. I had only my laptop and my webcam mic with me, and I had just gotten Ableton Live 8 installed into my laptop. I really wanted to use a chunk of my time during my trip to USA to make music -even with no piano or microphone- so I used my webcam mic and a small chunk of my niece vocals to build my instruments. This track was experemental right off from the beggining because I had never built my instruments with the Simpler in Ableton, and it was really cool. I half finished the track that November, and this past April I did a heavy polishing duty structurizing and mixing the track (it's a bad mix, though, had problems raising the volume without frequencies clashing and quickly gave up on that), but I really like the fact that I just made something that sounds like nothing I've ever heard before.
So, it's called Llanto because the sample I used from my niece recording kind of sounds like she is saying "Llanto" in a really low frequency. I included the original unaltered sample at the end of the track.
that was a lot of words for a track I'm not particularly crazy about. now, for my newest song:
OK, so the inspiration for this song was pretty straight-forward. I spent a whole week a away with my class in a journey to Petén (Flores, Tikal), Izabal (Finca Ixobel, Río Dulce, Livingstone) and Belize (Cayos), and the moments I spent contemplating the sound of the Caribbean Sea, of Lake Izabal, and Lake Itzá while under the moon were some of the best in my life. I was taken out of myself while under the sky.
In a more literal way, the song is about the confusion I felt when I discovered I might have been falling for a girl, and the confusion of the effort of getting over someone else. I had never felt something like that for a girl, and I really couldn't stop thinking about her. We were dancing after dinner and I was really trying to get her to dance with me -she's the kind of girl who doesn't take anyone up for a dance just out of how shy she is-. But she did, and I felt so good about her. Afterwards, I spend some time on the beach, thinking about her. That is the night that inspired this song.
This is a picture of the moon that exact midnight:
Oh my god, thinking back on this trip is making me feel so nostalgic. I really had a fantastic time.
Anyway, during the process of making the song, I came to hate it. I really couldn't stand listening to it another time, because I really didn't think it was as good as I wanted it to be, and I became fully fed up with it so I just uploaded it. I'm getting over that, though, and now I think I like it a bit better than my normal track. It still drives me a bit crazy, though >.>
I told you in skype but ho man
you have a lot of talent! <3 I had no idea, I wish I had checked out your thread sooner.
I really like Llanto. It's very different, kinda weird-trippy, but that's exactly the kind of stuff I listen to. <3
I wish that I could give you some pointers or something, but music isn't really my forte. Keep doing what you're doing
Thank you, tnf! Honestly, Llanto has been growing on me, haha.
I haven't finished anything yet, but I just re-uploaded one of my first recordings. It's a cover of "Imagine" we made with my friend Gaby. We didn't have enough times so I got to work with only a few takes of her voice, but I think it was almost sufficient.
"Jovian Fever (Androphilia)" is about my attraction to males.
"Dewdrops I Moan" is a meaningless song dedicated to my sister (her name is Rocio, Spanish for 'dewdrop') and my niece (her name is Naomi).
"Cyberpillow" is a track I made really late into the night and is about the stupor one feels while online so late.
"La Caravana" is the melancholy, disgust, and joy I felt towards the last days of high-school.
I'm kind of satisfied with this. It feels like such a long time ago I made it I don't feel like it's mine in any way, anymore. "La Caravana" is probably my favorite song I've made, though.