Posts tagged with ‘Unreleased’
09 Feb 13
“The Chance To Choose”
Originally Recorded 2009 for the Strange Places Record this track was never released. I was very pleased with how the string arrangements came out as well as the instrumentation on this track.
Vocals: Brendan James
Drums: Andrew McLean
Violin: Jeffrey Young
Cello: Yoed Nir
Mixed By Brendan James at Abstract Rhythm Brooklyn, NY
Strings Recorded 10/15/2008
you gotta make that choice alone my friend
make it on your own
there are many influences who want to get in
you gotta take it on your own
We earn a fraction of our wage,
they make sure they always get paid
the elders look back on the days
to find their dreams have long escaped
we get caught an our mistakes.. we’re coalescing
(your gonna break)
we make decisions based on faith
so we’re always guessin’
we get round up in the cage of superstition
the impostor of our race is a war-religion
(you can’t tame)
Why take the chance to choose
when you know who’s gonna loose?
and, why make the choice when you
are easily confused my friend
you got to choose your own and go your way my friend
no you made your choice alone long ways ago
not what you’ve borrowed
your own, your own!
01 Feb 13
“Talk to Me” (extended mix)
Another featured song off the Global Gravity Feed project. This track was started in the Jamaica Plain Basement Studio sometime in 2004. In this collaboration between myself and fellow NEIA allum Roldy Cezaire we enlisted the help of bassist Josh Oliver who came up with the funky bassline which was pretty central to the song. My Roommate Ryan Coughlin laid down the light acoustic guitar riffs. Giros and shakers courteousy of yours truly as was my percussion technique at the time.
I resurrected this track in 2007 after moving to Brooklyn, NY. I was never satisfied with the lack of lyrical content (Roldy and I were never able to come up with any verses) and I hired the sexist BK rapper I knew - Tense D to lay down a verse. “Frozen out in Aspen” .. loved it.
This song was originally programmed in Digital Performer (v.4?) using a variety of software instruments. I tightened up the drums which were all programmed in Intakt moving the patch over to Kontakt and Cubase in 2007. The final mix of the song was done in Cubase sometime in 2010 at Abstract Rhythm Studio Brooklyn, NY. This is the first time that I have released the full version of “Talk to me” with the extended ”shoo bop” ending with vocals by an early Brendan James.
Vocals – Roldy Cezaire
Rap – Tense D
Bass – Josh Oliver
Guitar – Ryan Coughlin
Horns- Ben Syversen
Programming // Keys // Additional Vocals – Brendan James
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