No, of course I don’t mind!
I’m happy with the build up at the moment: the first verse without harmonies, the second with harmonies and then the horns come in at the chorus.
You might be right about the ride though, I think I only used it in the outro… I’ll see what I can do.
There’s a few nits with the vocal that stood out for me:
‘badge’ sounds more like ‘batch’
the ‘esses’ are all but missing from "gra> ss> " - sounds like you’re singing “graa”
Good points! I did sing sing the ‘ss’ in ‘grass’ BTW, but it got burried in the mix and I also hardly sing the esses with the harmoniy vocals, to prevent things like ‘grass-s-s’ and ‘s-s-smokes-s-s’. I will fix this.
Wasn’t a fan of the doubling of the sax at 2:16 - or maybe just leave double for the later part of the solo at 2:26?
I’m not sure… I played the first part in unison and the second part with harmonies in the saxes, I like the effect.
Hey there! I haven’t been around for a while. Sorry I forgot I hadn’t commented on this, Wim.
This was really a pleasure to play on - it’s different, stylistically, from what I’m used to doing -
and I finally got to repay Wim somewhat for all the fine work he’s done on my tunes.
Nice tune, Wim - and thanks for bringing me on board. The mix tweaks you did sound fine to me.
Everything sits nicely. Let’s do it again!
This is a great track Wim. Really tasty. I like the “softening/decline” on the word fine leading into each chorus.
Subtle but substantial. Some soul-sounding BV oohs too, well done. The vocals all round are excellent, with close
harmonies throughout. Cool. Love the Dutch “anuddder day”…
This has got a lovely 70’s/80’s atmosphere to it - I can’t think of anything specific, other than a bit of harmony that was beautifully reminiscent of Peaches en Regalia (is that the name?)
Lovely stuff. But to be a little bit controversial, I thought the mix was lacking in the low end - it sounded a bit too mid-range. I always feel controversial if I mention anything about a mix because I feel very poorly qualified to do so; but I’m reminded of the last Lenny Lee thing I heard, which he recorded on a portable Zoom recorder, and the bass spectrum on that recording sounded much fuller to my ears.