Strange Dance

Posted by: CaptainMoto

Strange Dance - 02/22/21 06:01 AM

My my,
I've been otherwise occupied for a little while and when I checked in, WOW! I see so many new songs I need to check out.
I better get busy!


Here's one of my latest.
A little something about erotic dreams.
Thanks for listening.
https://soundcloud.com/captainmoto/captain-moto-strange-dance

Lyrics:

The golden glow of day break, brings the morning light
To wash away the shadows and the dreams she had last night
She flirted with the danger and then she took a chance

This unusual behavior leaves an image in her mind
Of twists and turns and movements of every single kind
Her heart has left her racing with the fever and the yearning for more of this strange dance


~Guitar Solo~

She lies there eyes wide open, the sunshine takes her gaze
Wondering if she could have, acted any other way
And the question goes unanswered, until the next strange dance


~Vocal Hmms & Echoing Guitar~

Through the day it haunts her, this stranger from last night
Living deep inside her, gripping her so tight
Holds her like a trance, the power of strange dance.

~fade~


The Band:
-Bass - BIAB #2474
-Acoustic Guitar - BIAB #2780
-Fiddle - BIAB #409

- Rhythm Guitar 2- Captain Moto
- Lead Guitar - Captain Moto
- Guitar Fills - Captain Moto
- Vocals - Captain Moto
- Synth Vocals - Captain Moto

Recorded and mixed in Studio One though a Focusrite Clarett interface, Telecaster though a Sm57 mic on a Goodsell amp & Aea Ribbon Mic on vocals

Posted by: vicarn

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 07:13 AM

Love the sparse arrangement. Less is more although there's probably more to it than first meets the ear.
The subject is interesting too.

Vic
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: vicarn
Love the sparse arrangement. Less is more although there's probably more to it than first meets the ear.
The subject is interesting too.

Vic


Thanks for listening.
Most of my songs are pretty spares.

It is rather simple but you're right, I used two BIAB tracks to lay down the rhythm.
I added at least six guitar tracks, the fiddle, three vocal tracks and a vocal synth to finish it off.
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 11:47 AM

Wow Captain, something different from you!
What a nice subtle song. Very impressive.
Love to hear your sensitive voice, the very nice lyrics and the way the guitars slided through the song, like a gently flowing river. Beautiful! Almost got a tear in my eye, but I rubbed it away quickly of course...

Hans
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 12:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Wow Captain, something different from you!
What a nice subtle song. Very impressive.
Love to hear your sensitive voice, the very nice lyrics and the way the guitars slided through the song, like a gently flowing river. Beautiful! Almost got a tear in my eye, but I rubbed it away quickly of course...

Hans


Thanks Hans,
Cry if you wish, music is about emotions, isn't it?

moto
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 12:49 PM

Boy do I love this song. I want to comment on the production first. What a cool mix. I love you instrument placement. It allows you to hear each and every instrument. Each one adds a texture and color to the song.

Loved that intro. Excellent vocals and lyric. The guitar wow. The tone was so effective and haunting. Well done.
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 01:25 PM

moto,

An interesting write.

Cool production. The "Vocal Hmms & Echoing Guitar" combination is nice.

I enjoyed the listen.

fj
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Boy do I love this song. I want to comment on the production first. What a cool mix. I love you instrument placement. It allows you to hear each and every instrument. Each one adds a texture and color to the song.

Loved that intro. Excellent vocals and lyric. The guitar wow. The tone was so effective and haunting. Well done.


Thanks for those kind words Scott.
Nice to hear that my mixing work was effective.

moto
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 04:43 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
moto,

An interesting write.

Cool production. The "Vocal Hmms & Echoing Guitar" combination is nice.

I enjoyed the listen.

fj


Thanks Floyd,
I knew I wanted some Hmms and when I mixed that with the guitar I was happy with the results.
Posted by: Leon1

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 04:49 PM

Very atmospheric. Love the echoing guitar (been kind of addicted to that sound since I bought Calexico's second album, the Black Light, back in 1998). Excellent mix and vocal.
Regards,
Leon
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 04:54 PM

Captain,

Fifty Shades of BIAB? Excellent write! Slow, but kept me focused. Mix + vocals are great. Easy listen. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/22/21 06:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Captain,

Fifty Shades of BIAB? Excellent write! Slow, but kept me focused. Mix + vocals are great. Easy listen. Thank you for sharing.

Misha.




Ha Ha, fifty shades............you nailed it.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 01:14 AM

I like this, very cool groove and atmosphere.

Nice tone on the guitars and I really like your vocal too.

I'm a fan of your music, quite unique and original to my ears. Well done!
Posted by: BabuMusic

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 04:57 AM

Such a wonderfully lilting song. For me the strange dance was the movements I didn't realize I was making while listening. You move me, man!! The guitars are perfectly played and placed and create the perfect bed for the vocals. Cool song.
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Such a wonderfully lilting song. For me the strange dance was the movements I didn't realize I was making while listening. You move me, man!! The guitars are perfectly played and placed and create the perfect bed for the vocals. Cool song.


Thanks for listening.
Ha, made ya dance, did I?

moto
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 08:13 AM

Hi Captain love this awesome peace very engaging great vocal as well guitar parts are perfect thanks Eric
Posted by: rayc

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 03:44 PM

making the case for less is more!
Lots of space in the mix - space for the instruments, space for the reverb/delay and space for the imagination.
Wonderful stuff.
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 04:53 PM

Really well-done track! Your mixing is excellent and makes the whole thing shine and sound professional done!

Thanks A LOT for sharing!
Will
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
Hi Captain love this awesome peace very engaging great vocal as well guitar parts are perfect thanks Eric

Thanks Eric,
I appreciate your comments.
Posted by: dcuny

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 06:41 PM

A languid vocal to match the lyrics.

Nothing new to add that others haven't already said.

Engaging track, good vocal, evocative soundscape.

Enjoyed the listen! smile
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/23/21 06:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Leon1
Very atmospheric. Love the echoing guitar (been kind of addicted to that sound since I bought Calexico's second album, the Black Light, back in 1998). Excellent mix and vocal.
Regards,
Leon


Thanks Leo,
I just checked out Calexico's Black Light....I dig it, Thanks for that!
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Strange Dance - 02/27/21 05:33 PM

The guitar in the intro hooked me right in.

Sounds a unique hybrid between the Doors and Sixto Rodriguez.

Vocal is perfectly delivered. Mix is spot on.

Again, that guitar...love that sound!
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 02/28/21 09:19 AM

Thanks David,

Appreciate your comments.

moto
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Strange Dance - 03/01/21 02:32 PM

Captain, I like your approach to the production and arrangement on this one! The minimal instrumentation really let's this song breathe! Great vocals to go with a great song! Take care, T
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/01/21 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: dcuny
A languid vocal to match the lyrics.

Nothing new to add that others haven't already said.

Engaging track, good vocal, evocative soundscape.

Enjoyed the listen! smile


David,
Thanks for the glowing commentary.

moto
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Strange Dance - 03/02/21 04:45 AM

This type of minor blues arrangement always sets up nicely for some good soloing. And you delivered. The guitars sound great and the vocal is perfect for the mood. Well done, Tom
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/02/21 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Really well-done track! Your mixing is excellent and makes the whole thing shine and sound professional done!

Thanks A LOT for sharing!
Will


Thanks for the kind words Will.
Glad you enjoyed it.

moto
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Strange Dance - 03/02/21 12:44 PM

Very cinematic in a mysterious and ethereal manner.

This would be a great ending credits song for a tv series.

"the golden glow of day break, brings the morning light
To wash away the shadows and the dreams she had last night"

Nice line of many.

We love open airy mixes and this is a fine one. Yeah, less is often more but it takes a good ear and some skill to pull it off. You established a nice soundstage...sounds great on the KRK's.

Your vocal and guitar performances are both well done and arranged.

J&B
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/02/21 05:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Very cinematic in a mysterious and ethereal manner.

This would be a great ending credits song for a tv series.

"the golden glow of day break, brings the morning light
To wash away the shadows and the dreams she had last night"

Nice line of many.

We love open airy mixes and this is a fine one. Yeah, less is often more but it takes a good ear and some skill to pull it off. You established a nice soundstage...sounds great on the KRK's.

Your vocal and guitar performances are both well done and arranged.

J&B


Hey Hey,
Thanks for dropping in.
Your comments are always welcome!
Keep those KRKs heated up.
Posted by: stratos

Re: Strange Dance - 03/05/21 12:13 AM

Hi CaptainMoto
A wonderful vibe, with so many fine details
The song, your performence, the tremolando solo, the choir and that simple bass to die for.
Very well done
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/05/21 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By: stratos
Hi CaptainMoto
A wonderful vibe, with so many fine details
The song, your performence, the tremolando solo, the choir and that simple bass to die for.
Very well done


Thanks stratos,
Glad to hear that you appreciated my song and arrangement.

moto
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Strange Dance - 03/06/21 03:47 PM

Captain,
A beautifully restrained arrangement which serves the song`s mood well.
Your guitar tone is so good here.
Vocals have a nice relaxed feel.
The lyrics drew me in... and perhaps left me wanting a little more sensuality ( thinking of my own erotic dreams no doubt!).

Robert
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/06/21 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Captain,
A beautifully restrained arrangement which serves the song`s mood well.
Your guitar tone is so good here.
Vocals have a nice relaxed feel.
The lyrics drew me in... and perhaps left me wanting a little more sensuality ( thinking of my own erotic dreams no doubt!).

Robert

Thanks Robert,
Dream away;)
Posted by: ROG

Re: Strange Dance - 03/07/21 02:50 AM

Hi Cap'n,

A very compelling track.

Loved it from the first sliding-in guitar notes - the intro sounded very Peter Green.

All very nicely put together and excellent lyrics which which left just enough room
for the listener to interpret the meaning for themselves.

Excellent.

ROG.
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/07/21 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi Cap'n,

A very compelling track.

Loved it from the first sliding-in guitar notes - the intro sounded very Peter Green.

All very nicely put together and excellent lyrics which which left just enough room
for the listener to interpret the meaning for themselves.

Excellent.

ROG.


Thanks for listening,
Opening slide almost hit the cutting room floor, glad I left it in.

moto
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Strange Dance - 03/08/21 03:30 PM

Your opening is captivating! Brilliantly executed. Wonderful composition and instrument choices.

A sweet moody mystical ride!

And I'm a fan of the lyrics. I had to listen again because they snuck up on me.

Great song!
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Strange Dance - 03/08/21 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Very cinematic in a mysterious and ethereal manner.

This would be a great ending credits song for a tv series.

"the golden glow of day break, brings the morning light
To wash away the shadows and the dreams she had last night"

Nice line of many.

We love open airy mixes and this is a fine one. Yeah, less is often more but it takes a good ear and some skill to pull it off. You established a nice soundstage...sounds great on the KRK's.

Your vocal and guitar performances are both well done and arranged.

J&B



Cap'n ...

Janice and Bud beat me to the word that came to mind after 20 or 30 seconds of listening: ethereal. Everything about this simple shines. Wonderful lyric to a delicious soundstage. It's my favorite from you, of the ones I heard. It reminds me of something Chris Isaak might have recorded. Really good stuff! Take care ...

Alan
Posted by: Derochette

Re: Strange Dance - 03/09/21 12:33 PM

Hi CaptainMoto,

I like this intro and this orchestration with this echo effect on the guitar. Your voice is superb with the slow and smooth rhythm. I appreciated. Well done


Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/09/21 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Very cinematic in a mysterious and ethereal manner.

This would be a great ending credits song for a tv series.

"the golden glow of day break, brings the morning light
To wash away the shadows and the dreams she had last night"

Nice line of many.

We love open airy mixes and this is a fine one. Yeah, less is often more but it takes a good ear and some skill to pull it off. You established a nice soundstage...sounds great on the KRK's.

Your vocal and guitar performances are both well done and arranged.

J&B



Cap'n ...

Janice and Bud beat me to the word that came to mind after 20 or 30 seconds of listening: ethereal. Everything about this simple shines. Wonderful lyric to a delicious soundstage. It's my favorite from you, of the ones I heard. It reminds me of something Chris Isaak might have recorded. Really good stuff! Take care ...

Alan


Thanks for the Chris Isaak comparison..........I can dream can't I.

I'm always pleased to read you comments

thanks
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/11/21 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By: gruverider
Your opening is captivating! Brilliantly executed. Wonderful composition and instrument choices.

A sweet moody mystical ride!

And I'm a fan of the lyrics. I had to listen again because they snuck up on me.

Great song!


Glad to hear you enjoyed it.
Sneaky lyrics?

thanks
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: Strange Dance - 03/11/21 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Derochette
Hi CaptainMoto,

I like this intro and this orchestration with this echo effect on the guitar. Your voice is superb with the slow and smooth rhythm. I appreciated. Well done


Kindly regard
Derochette
alias JaniJackFlash


Thank you Derochette,
I debated that opening, glad I left it in.

moto
Posted by: Alexander Paul

Re: Strange Dance - 03/11/21 12:54 PM

I love this song! Really well-written lyrics and the arrangement really creates a mysterious mood.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Strange Dance - 03/12/21 05:09 PM

Cool, trippy song!! Arrangement was perfect! I like the heavy reverb on many things contrasted with the dry, close violin part!! Hmms were a perfect addition! Very cool Cap'n!! Take care. Greg