Icecaps (Melt My Shaky Values)

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Icecaps (Melt My Shaky Values)

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The first single release from the TV Dog (formerly They/Them) 'Saturated Icons' album dropping this week. This album was recorded on sporadic weekend sessions during the pandemic summer of 2020 and was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Connor MacArthur and Brock Reid at Bandshed Records Studio. Recorded in Ardour with AV Linux, Video was done in Sony Vegas..

https://youtu.be/4XFwAEYY2sA

Full Album out now on Spotify and all major streaming services:

https://open.spotify.com/album/271Dq4U4 ... UppTyNZtPA
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Song sounds great, really solid and tight. I dig it!

Cool idea for a video too, it really works for the song.

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This is really chill, sounds really well balanced (both the mix and composition). I'm liking the blended octave up effect for the solo too; adds a bit of texture. Good stuff!
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Got a strong Rolling Stones "Miss You" vibe on that, with less disco on the bass.

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As always, really great, both song, performance and mix!

I concur on the Rolling Stones vibes, not always a good thing but in this case it is!
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Hi,

Thanks so far! Sorry I have been wearing my Distro hat lately and I don't like to half-listen to stuff on a deadline, hope to get back down here to the music lounge a bit more soon.. :D

I'm looking forward to sharing the whole album.. its a weird mix of Indie bluesy jazz with a bit of avant garde thrown in..

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Solid song! I was reminded of Rolling Stones too.

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Excelsior ! To you and the crew..
GMaq wrote:
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...with a bit of avant garde thrown in..
Really lookin' forward to that.. :mrgreen:

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Really really good, both as a whole and its addends! What's the vocal fx chain like?
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Updated link to full album in first post

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Basslint wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 am
Really really good, both as a whole and its addends! What's the vocal fx chain like?
Thanks!

Vocal chain (full)

Blue 'Baby bottle' condenser mic -> Presonus AR-16 Mixer -> Ardour -> linuxDSP DYN-500 Compressor (or U-he Presswerk compressor) -> Ardour 'a-Delay' Delay plugin-> TAL Reverb II Plate Reverb

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Hmmm won't ever touch facebook, and it seems spotify doesn't like my browser :(

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Hey hey @GMaq , I would have expected nothing less from you. A well balanced and well played song.
Only, I have a thing about drums, and one detail doesn't sit well with me: the kick. The long resonance and reverb tail sounds off. It even cuts through the mix, giving the kick a feel as if it was in a different space to the rest of the music. It has a good hefty weight and - I think - the EQing works quite well with the piece, but that tail...
This is criticism on a high level. Well what else would do for your work? :) I should show this to my father, I think he'd love it. it would fit seamlessly into his music collection.
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GMaq wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Basslint wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 am
Really really good, both as a whole and its addends! What's the vocal fx chain like?
Thanks!

Vocal chain (full)

Blue 'Baby bottle' condenser mic -> Presonus AR-16 Mixer -> Ardour -> linuxDSP DYN-500 Compressor (or U-he Presswerk compressor) -> Ardour 'a-Delay' Delay plugin-> TAL Reverb II Plate Reverb
Thank you :D sounds really good!
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Interesting colors on video, solid original style!
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