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#1April 23rd, 2007 · 04:01 AM
3 threads / 3 songs
31 posts
A Ball And Chain
Please vote for this song !
Current votes: 12 (needs min. 15)
It’s in the battle 2007-05

"A Ball And Chain"
by Naked Toes & Olive

This is the very first track i recorded... it has been some time ago when i made a rough
drum track and recorded the guitar track... now, when i had the chance to ask a friend of mine
to make vocals for my song, i worked on it again... and together with her great voice
and vocal track (be honest - her voice is a hit ) it's what it was planned to be: a trip-hop-track
with female voice and dry sound..
i always want to make tracks with a full song structure.. i rarely record just a riff or some experiments,
because i'd always be unhappy with something that doesn't lead you through a whole musical story or
the moods a want to express.. so this track here has a full structure, too - it would be cool
if you listen to the whole thing, theres a break and stuff you would miss and i would like
to have your review on that, too thanks a lot!
i hope you enjoy it - there will be more of that kind!

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#2April 23rd, 2007 · 09:16 AM
119 threads / 55 songs
3,088 posts
ok I commented to this one, as I really enjoy that trip hop feel. it's a pretty good vocal job for sure, and the synths fit in real well. good arrangement, good song! well done!
#3April 23rd, 2007 · 11:35 AM
5 threads / 5 songs
590 posts
United Kingdom
this is very chilled, i like it alot, got a retro vibe to it. love the change in key for the chorus. ace

#4April 23rd, 2007 · 08:02 PM
30 threads / 5 songs
757 posts
oh yeah does it for me
#5April 24th, 2007 · 12:16 AM
34 threads / 16 songs
538 posts
Morcheeba/Portishead influences too clear for me on this one.  But excellent vox and arrangements... I tried to get that elegant dry trip-hop sound without any succes for a long time, hope you can give me some advice     Great production work... 

LOVE THAT BASS and brake around 3:20
#6April 24th, 2007 · 08:47 AM
3 threads / 3 songs
31 posts

...you're right...there COULD be influence of portishead.. i love them!
..but i really didnt try to have the same sound... i think it happened
by accident on this one.. there will be more... thanks for your reviews!
#7April 25th, 2007 · 11:47 AM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
Here's another who commented the first time round.
I cant fully remember what I wrote.
But it's pretty obvious I'd say, shit! what an excellent song. A complete song!
Yet !!! you want a comment?
Imagine this:
Love me the whole night...'through'
And in the morning I wont be gone...'o no!'

The 'through' and 'o no' would be descending at the end of the line, it would flow beautifully into the next line and give the vocal (melody) a different perspective.
You never know, never know, never know.......wonderful bit! 

I remember now, the false 'noise', I complimented you on the fact that you'd produced this yourself.
I like it better each time I hear it!

So now I've got to keep an eye out for JohnnyMahony and not NakedToes! 
#8April 26th, 2007 · 04:41 AM
4 threads / 4 songs
27 posts
United States of America
wow, nice voice!
#9April 26th, 2007 · 05:34 AM
128 threads / 44 songs
2,814 posts
Puerto Rico
Sounds like art music.The notes in your vocals are nicely placed off set from the natural tunning.Its gives it and interesting texture and feel.The music has very many interesting details.Sounds like you spent some time in this track.
I like it gets nice vote.
By the way i find it it very creative!!!
#10April 26th, 2007 · 06:40 AM
3 threads / 3 songs
31 posts
thanks a lot!
..oh yes.. it took it's time
#11April 28th, 2007 · 09:19 PM
340 threads / 59 songs
4,344 posts
United Kingdom
I bet it did!
Had to tell you again how much I like this song!
Every things right about it! 
#12May 2nd, 2007 · 11:38 AM
13 threads / 13 songs
84 posts
Croatia (Hrvatska)
Nice narco mooood. Vocals are really cool for this stile, I like deley on voice so it sound like in distance, in space, somewhere in time....very nice...very well recorded....Hard to give any coments other than that..very nice...and this can't be your first recording cause it's 2 profesional..

#13May 2nd, 2007 · 04:39 PM
3 threads / 3 songs
31 posts
thanks a lot
but in fact it really is.. the guitars and a rough version of the drums where
my first recording work.. i just worked a bit on the sound of the drums and
effects again and got some vocals..
but the guitar didn't change at all.. you guys make me happy - really..
i have a problem at the moment.. i'm not motivated and inspired.. but your
reviews really make me want to record again.. thanks!
#14May 2nd, 2007 · 05:09 PM
34 threads / 17 songs
581 posts
I really like this...the bass is especially emotive...the vox are sweet. there's something "mono" sounding about the recording though...like overall it's not quite bright enough - hmmmm...it's hard to explain...

keep up the good work! 
#15May 7th, 2007 · 07:14 PM
20 threads / 18 songs
161 posts
United States of America
well done, quite good.
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