Avalanche

Posted by: rsdean

Avalanche - 05/20/18 04:36 PM

Hi All,

Here's something folky and a bit vintage sounding - this is called Avalanche.

Summer days
The lost and found
Shades of green
An old ghost town
Voices fading
Old telephones
A changing world
Outside the zone

And I’m so buried
I’m so buried
I’m buried in your avalanche

Pictures hidden
Away in my mind
Somethings going down
The perfect crime
Whispers falling
On the pillow case
Sad blue eyes
Gone without a trace

And I’m so buried
I’m so buried
I’m buried in your avalanche

Bang your drum
East to west
Counter clockwise
This is not a test
Middle of nowhere
In the morning skies
The rain is falling
On the time that flies

And I’m so buried
I’m so buried
I’m buried in your avalanche

All BIAB Tracks:
1008: Bass, Electric, ElecRock Ev 120
1681: Guitar, Acoustic, 12-String, Fingerpicking Ev 120
405: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
789: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CrossoverClean Sw16 090
Loop: vybez_70_shaker
Loop: Chillout/Chillout - dimensions_145_choir

Thanks for listening! smile

Bob
Posted by: LPman

Re: Avalanche - 05/20/18 10:21 PM

Hi rsdean,
I like your voice and how you sing this. Reminds of more simpler times, when people had the spiritual space to explore honest moments and reflect. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Avalanche - 05/20/18 10:53 PM

Yep, folky and a bit vintage sounding.

Nice mix and vocals, evocative without being specific.
Posted by: rayc

Re: Avalanche - 05/20/18 11:27 PM

Bob, vintage & folky indeed - though the bass line is a bit busy - you've pulled together an ace arrangement and your intimate vocals work well within it.
I still get that pleasant Rod McKuen vibe.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/21/18 06:52 AM

LPman,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Avalanche - 05/21/18 04:56 PM

Bob,
Ethereal lyrics and that smoky texture to your voice which grounds the song nicely. Love that 12-string!
I`m enjoying your creative output-you are bringing us so many good songs.

Robert
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Avalanche - 05/21/18 08:10 PM

Spot on with the retro folk sound. Enjoyed the harmonies. Well done on the lyrics.Rob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 01:41 AM

David,

Thanks - appreciated!

Bob
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 07:04 AM

Really nice work here smile It has a very, very unique quality to it. It definitely has a modern approach to it, and the vocal delivery adds an almost haunted vibe to it. Very interesting lyrics too to help propel the whole thing.

You should be proud of this - thanks for sharing!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 10:31 AM

Ray,

Thanks for listening - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 01:35 PM


Love this mix. It is nice and soft and your vocals really shine.

Just a really well mixed, warm and intensely enjoyable song.
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 03:59 PM

Loved this tune Bob. Vocal really stands out. Really cool backtrack. One of my favorites. Well done
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 04:04 PM

I really loved the opening imagery:

"Summer days; the lost and found. Shades of green, an old ghost town. Voices fading. Old telephones. A changing world outside the zone."

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. smile
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 04:43 PM

Robert,

Thanks so much - I appreciate that.

Bob
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 06:43 PM

A little folky with a vintage sound, just the way I like it.

Your vocal was top notch as was your mix but the lyrics took it over the top for me.

Excellent work that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Posted by: Sundance

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 08:30 PM

Love this Bob! Everything you've done with this song arrangement and production comes together with such a great vibe. Vintage with a modern edge. Well done.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: Avalanche - 05/22/18 08:52 PM

Bob,

What a great vibe this has! Love the vocal; meshes so well with the sound you’ve created. I’m not quite sure I follow the lyrics, BUT I’m not one to think it matters. To me, a song is a mesh of word, lyric, melody, harmony, etc. There’s enough mood and emotion here to make to keep me listening, and the chorus keeps it compelling. Very well done.

Kindest regards,

Deej
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 05:23 AM

Very nice, Bob! I'm a fan smile
Posted by: cliftond

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 08:32 AM

Boy, that is so darrn good!!!, I am amazed at the talent level on this forum, this song could be a top hit on radio, and should be!!!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 04:08 PM

Cool song Bob!! Very hypnotic...spellbinding! RTs work perfectly for the style. Great job!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 04:57 PM

Rob,

Thanks so much!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 04:58 PM

Deryk,

I really appreciate that - thank you.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 04:59 PM

David,

Appreciate the kind words...

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/23/18 04:59 PM

Scott,

Thanks very much - appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/24/18 05:47 PM

Ember,

Thanks - that is very kind. Much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/24/18 05:48 PM

Mario,

I appreciate the kind review - thanks so much!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/25/18 01:29 PM

Hey Josie,

Thanks so much - I appreciate that! smile

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/25/18 05:16 PM

Deej,

Thanks - that is very kind of you.

Bob
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Avalanche - 05/25/18 10:50 PM

Hello, Bob

Yes, your vocals really shine in this tune.
As rayc say, I also think the bass line is a bit busy.
But the total balance is not impaired.
I love the chord progression, the way to use F#.
(G - D - D/C# - Bm - F#)
Such usage of F#, III major against Tonic (D major in this tune) can be also heard in "Let It Be Me".
(The key of "Let It Be Me" is Gmajor, so the said chord is B major.)
One of my favorite usages.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 06:05 AM

You've written and performed a song that fits so well in the wheelhouse your voice and style is perfect for. I really enjoyed this. All the elements of the song work together giving the song as a whole, a very cohesive feel. Again, a really enjoyable listen.
Posted by: Skyline

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 10:18 AM

A great feel on this one Bob, and I like the delivery of the excellent lyrics. The lilt of the guitars made me feel a twinge of nostalgia, thanks!

John
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 11:17 AM

"Summer days
The lost and found
Shades of green
An old ghost town
Voices fading
Old telephones
A changing world
Outside the zone"

Well, that will certainly grab your attention from the get go!

The lyric grabs you and never lets ago. We had to immediately listen again just to focus on the production (which was perfect for the feel of the lyric).

Ethereal was a good word that Robert used to describe the vibe and your vocal performance iced the cake.

Nice!!

J&B
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 04:29 PM

Dave,

Thanks - I appreciate that. I'm a big fan of your work as well.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 04:30 PM

Clifton,

That is very nice of you. I appreciate the kind words.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/26/18 04:31 PM

Greg,

Thanks so much for listening and the kind words.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 04:07 AM

Shigeki,

You have a great ear for chords and progression.

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 08:45 AM

"Reflective" is the word that comes to mind. Both the write and the production, vocal, mix...

Smooth. Easy on the ears...

(sounds like something that might be done by a guy who lives in Woodstock... smile )
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 01:05 PM

Charlie,

I really appreciate that - thanks.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 01:06 PM

John,

Much appreciated - thanks.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 01:07 PM

Janice & Bud,

Thanks so much. I always appreciate hearing from you guys!

Bob
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 03:45 PM

Bob

A really nice song - lovely presentation, lyric and vocal.
Great work all round.

Peter
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 04:10 PM

Floyd,

Thanks - really appreciate that...

And yes, I LOVE Woodstock... LOL!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Avalanche - 05/27/18 04:11 PM

Peter,

Thanks - much appreciated!

Bob