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#473727 - 05/20/18 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Avalanche
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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

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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
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#473741 - 05/20/18 10:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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.

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#473743 - 05/20/18 10:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Yep, folky and a bit vintage sounding.

Nice mix and vocals, evocative without being specific.
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#473746 - 05/20/18 11:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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.
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#473771 - 05/21/18 06:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: LPman]
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LPman,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
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#473809 - 05/21/18 04:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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

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#473825 - 05/21/18 08:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Spot on with the retro folk sound. Enjoyed the harmonies. Well done on the lyrics.Rob

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#473845 - 05/22/18 01:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: dcuny]
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David,

Thanks - appreciated!

Bob
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#473862 - 05/22/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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!
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#473889 - 05/22/18 10:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rayc]
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Ray,

Thanks for listening - much appreciated.

Bob
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#473920 - 05/22/18 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Love this mix. It is nice and soft and your vocals really shine.

Just a really well mixed, warm and intensely enjoyable song.
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#473948 - 05/22/18 03:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Loved this tune Bob. Vocal really stands out. Really cool backtrack. One of my favorites. Well done
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#473951 - 05/22/18 04:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Ember - PG Music Offline
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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
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#473959 - 05/22/18 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: Robertkc]
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Robert,

Thanks so much - I appreciate that.

Bob
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#473993 - 05/22/18 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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.
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#474014 - 05/22/18 08:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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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.

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#474019 - 05/22/18 08:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Deej56 Offline
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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

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#474051 - 05/23/18 05:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Very nice, Bob! I'm a fan smile
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#474097 - 05/23/18 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
Registered: 12/23/17
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cliftond Offline
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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!!!

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#474192 - 05/23/18 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Avalanche [Re: rsdean]
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Cool song Bob!! Very hypnotic...spellbinding! RTs work perfectly for the style. Great job!! Take care. Greg

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