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#487747 - 08/25/18 10:42 AM [User Showcase] Falling Horses
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Hi All,

Here's something new and a bit folky…

This is called Falling Horses.

Falling horses
Running water
Late days in October cold
Mourning losses
Fading mortar
This barn is growing so old

But over and over in the meadows of gold
He runs on for days where the grasses still blow
And every now and then he shakes off the rain
With a swing of the mane

Falling horses
Down the mountain
The slow melt of April's last snow
Changing courses
Smart transporter
This day the wicked wind blows

But over and over in the meadows of gold
He runs on for days where the grasses still blow
And every now and then he shakes off the rain
With a swing of the mane

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2505: Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
2914: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent
RealDrums: PopPromiseEv16 Snare on 4

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob
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#487757 - 08/25/18 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Hello Bob,

Love the sound of that guitar picking. Fantastic backing track. Intersting lyric, as well. I enjoyed the whole production. If anything, it was too short. I found myself wanting to hear more.

Dave

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#487760 - 08/25/18 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Very cool song, Bob!

(was hoping you would be popping back in soon...)

A great sound! Love the BAND! I would guess you processed that guitar in some way? It sounds so big. An excellent mix.

Your vocal processing on this really adds to the big sound, too. I like it! The whole thing has a "now" Americana sound.

Well done.

fj
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#487777 - 08/25/18 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Really wonderful song....really draws you in with the big sound and abstract lyric!! Everything works just the way it should. Another really, really fine song Bob!! Take care. Greg

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#487792 - 08/25/18 03:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Well done rsdean! I really enjoyed the overall progression. Great work on the guitars and nice work on the vocals. Thanks for sharing!
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#487801 - 08/25/18 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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What an awesome song Bob. The intro was so cool. Acoustic in the backtrack was outstanding. This has to be one of your best vocal and lyric. A different favorite of mine
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#487806 - 08/25/18 08:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Bob

A really nice overall sound - very effective and good lyric.
Always enjoy your folk tinged numbers.

Peter

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#487838 - 08/26/18 12:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Very nice folk song, the chorus melody is especially beautiful. Always nice to hear that lovely RT #2914 in different kind of songs. Very poetic and lively lyrics. Mix and vocals are top quality.

Janne

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#487852 - 08/26/18 03:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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The music is so perfect for the lyric - I pictured the equine scene immediately.
I very enjoyable song Bob.

John
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#487859 - 08/26/18 03:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Love it!

First of all, great to see you back here with a new song!

This Is definitely one of your best, you had my attention right from the first couple of bars. Very emotive vocal and great tone.

Track sounds great also, that guitar! Also curious if you added additional processing to that.

Only complaint is it seemed to end too soon, you could maybe try and extend that outro by a couple of bars.

Excellent song and performance, enjoyed very much!
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#487862 - 08/26/18 04:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Enjoyed this a lot. Like some of the others have noted, the lyrics projected nice imagery.
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#487872 - 08/26/18 05:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: GocartMoz]
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Dave,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
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#487879 - 08/26/18 06:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Bob, loved this work...nice abstract imagery in the lyric, and I think your decision about using a simple, calming folky-type of style is just right for the messaging.

I did find one thing quite curious… I noticed in your verse that you matched lines 3 and 4 in verse 1 with lines 3 and 4 of verse two. I’m talking about the rhyming scheme. Did you consider switching them around so that you would have “losses/courses” in the same verse, getting a more tight-knit rhyme? Just curious!

Enjoyed it very much!

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#487893 - 08/26/18 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Thanks very much.

For the guitar, I ran two identical tracks - one panned right with a consistent volume and the other set right in the middle with a lower volume, except in the break, where this track served as the lead guitar. I also widened the reverb on the guitars to give them additional space.

The vocal was cut right up against the microphone for the verses and pulled back slightly for the choruses - I wanted a very intimate sound. This approach helped to increase the overall attack. There are also some lightly tracked background vocals on the choruses.

Thanks again and glad you liked this one.

Bob
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#487919 - 08/26/18 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,
Wonderfully cinematic lyrics - I love that kind of awestruck spiritual feel you bring to the chorus.
Really nice close vocal and no one does the spare BiaB arrangement better.
Beautiful!

Robert

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#487966 - 08/26/18 05:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Greg,

Thanks very much.

Bob
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#487967 - 08/26/18 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Your song tracks always sound good but ... I think this has a sound all its own. Everyone talks about the acoustic guitar but the bass is what blew me away from the first note. Outstanding audio production!
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#487979 - 08/26/18 08:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Bob!

How are you?

Creative write, great choice of instruments

nice imagery, a joy to listen to,

Kenny

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#487992 - 08/27/18 04:00 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Joe,

Thanks - I appreciate that.

Bob
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#488003 - 08/27/18 07:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Falling Horses [Re: rsdean]
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Bob,

As I said on Soundcloud another excellent song from your stable laugh cool

Always enjoy your style, this would be excellent live

Keep 'em coming

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