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#495834 - 10/14/18 07:00 AM [User Showcase] Not Another Sound
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gruverider Offline
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Not Another Sound

I'm not quite sure what I have here nor how I got here with this Tune, but here it is ...

RealDrums: Jazz TerryClarke
2128 Acoustic Bass
454 Acoustic Piano Solo
2198 Electric Piano
plus my writing for midi piano and Bass
and various sound effects

Not Another Sound (9-17-2018)

When you’re around
there’s not another sound I want to hear my Dear

Your smile loud as laughter
Your gaze a singing jay
Your voice a maestro dancing ‘cross some yellowed Ivory

A treat delicious you are the sweetest thing around
My Dear you are like peaches And I hear not another sound


When you’re around
there’s not another sound I want to hear my Dear

Your sigh so gracious
You yawn in Harmony
Your moan a Diva breaking down some complex melody

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#495836 - 10/14/18 07:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Man, how cool was that?!

Great groove and I love the vocal delivery, just so smooth and laid back. Piano is killer!

Some great lines, "Your sigh so gracious, you yawn in Harmony" is my favorite.

I thought the sound effects took away from the song somewhat, worked well in the intro but might be better to tone them down a bit during the vocal?

But just my opinion and I could be wrong wink Overall I very much enjoyed this one.

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#495889 - 10/14/18 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Wow, this has the unsettling effect of watching two movies playing at the same time.Like the night clubby cool romance of the song is
about to be interrupted by those street disturbances... and barking dogs!
Its very creative and original -I need to listen again to get over the surprises.
Your vocal phrasing is a lesson and I enjoyed the groove and sophistication in the lyrics.


Robert

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#495892 - 10/14/18 02:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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It's like Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits and Frank Zappa got together and one of the Franks said "Hey! Let's write something!" (likely the other one said "Okay. Let me get a drink first.")

I've never describe anything on this forum as avant garde - but this surely fits the bill.

Nice to hear you do a cool-jazzy vocal. Cool Soul. Super!

Awesome production. Excellent mix.

A great listen. Going back for a third helping...

fj

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#495894 - 10/14/18 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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PeterF Offline
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Lawrence

Amazing and one of the most interesting songs I've heard for a long time - (loved floyd's review). Stunning work great vocal and imaginative!
Going back again as well.

Peter

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#495904 - 10/14/18 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Will Josef Offline
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Stunning!

Salvador Dali portraying Sinatra.

Got to listen again!

Will

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#495916 - 10/14/18 05:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Hi, Lawrence !:))

This was something
completely different
and so superbly
performed as only
you can produce !:))

WOW ! is a fitting
word for this gem !!!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#495981 - 10/15/18 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Wow - what a tune! It's just a unique take on the classic crooner tune. The groove is incredible and had my toe tapping from the get go, and the way all those instruments work together is fantastic, albeit almost dizzying. A really interesting listen for sure. It reminds me sort of a toned down "Trout Mask Replica" (the Captain Beefheart album).

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
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#496008 - 10/15/18 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Love all the sound effects and the cool crooner sound. Very interesting. Another great one by you.

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#496027 - 10/15/18 08:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Man, how many sides do you have with your vocal chops?

Multiple genres, genre mashups and you NEVER miss a step.

Love what floyd said about the "Franks!"

Janice thought it a bit of Harry Connick, Jr. channeling!

We like all the sounds...hard now to imagine it w/o them.

Absolutely one of the year's top posts.

The entire production, vocal performance and midi work is sophisticated, classy and cool!!!

Wow.

J&B

PS "Hard to get outa the head" line: "Your voice a maestro dancing ‘cross some yellowed Ivory"






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#496101 - 10/15/18 03:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Greg Johnson Offline
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WOW!! LOVE IT!!!! It has a great moody city feel. Should be in a film soundtrack. Great job putting this together. It has tons of character and personality! A true gem!!! Take care. Greg

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#496156 - 10/15/18 08:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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very cool,

Van may be jealous!

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#496280 - 10/16/18 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: Robertkc]
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gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, how cool was that?!

Great groove and I love the vocal delivery, just so smooth and laid back. Piano is killer!

Some great lines, "Your sigh so gracious, you yawn in Harmony" is my favorite.

I thought the sound effects took away from the song somewhat, worked well in the intro but might be better to tone them down a bit during the vocal?

But just my opinion and I could be wrong wink Overall I very much enjoyed this one.
Thank you for the kind comments and the feedback. I took it to heart and I agreed and pulled some of the effects back a touch in the vocal part of the song.


Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Wow, this has the unsettling effect of watching two movies playing at the same time.Like the night clubby cool romance of the song is
about to be interrupted by those street disturbances... and barking dogs!
Its very creative and original -I need to listen again to get over the surprises.
Your vocal phrasing is a lesson and I enjoyed the groove and sophistication in the lyrics.


Robert
Thank you Robert. I did set it up like a scene in a film. The Singer steps off a train and walks past a dog to get to the concert where he can hear the crowd cheering. As he approaches the stage the drummer starts and then the band joins in. He takes the mic and sings. Finally after the song is over the band goes to a restaurant to chill.

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#496375 - 10/17/18 07:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Wow Lawrence was this a cool tune. That intro was so neat. I have all kinds of images playing in my head when listening. Super vocal. The drums, those bass runs and piano. Wow. Very cool indeed..

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#496534 - 10/18/18 05:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Wow! That was a wild ride! So creative, and way out there...I loved it! I’m not even sure what some of the sound effects were supposed to be but you’re weird lyrics that you placed over the Nervous Jazz beat gave the whole thing a very strange but seductive vibe. I feel this is the result of very open-minded creative “sound” composition and the result was interesting, curious, Funny, but at the same time very high-quality. it’s something I want to listen to again. Kudos on the great work, man!

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#496599 - 10/18/18 12:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Man that was swingin’!! Lawrence, this is a fantastic offering from you!! The vocal fits that jazz backtrack perfectly! You always produce such high quality work! Thanks, Torrey
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#496614 - 10/18/18 03:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: dani48]
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gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
It's like Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé, Tom Waits and Frank Zappa got together and one of the Franks said "Hey! Let's write something!" (likely the other one said "Okay. Let me get a drink first.")

I've never describe anything on this forum as avant garde - but this surely fits the bill.

Nice to hear you do a cool-jazzy vocal. Cool Soul. Super!

Awesome production. Excellent mix.

A great listen. Going back for a third helping...

fj
Thank you Floyd. The image of those guys together, wow! Thank you.

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Lawrence

Amazing and one of the most interesting songs I've heard for a long time - (loved floyd's review). Stunning work great vocal and imaginative!
Going back again as well.

Peter
Peter, thank you and I'm glad it seems to have all come together.

Originally Posted By: Will Josef
Stunning!

Salvador Dali portraying Sinatra.

Got to listen again!

Will
Will, thank you very much. I'm happy to hear it has a visual component to it.


Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Lawrence !:))

This was something
completely different
and so superbly
performed as only
you can produce !:))

WOW ! is a fitting
word for this gem !!!:))

Cheers
Dani
Dani, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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#497142 - 10/22/18 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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Loc: New York
rsdean Offline
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Lawrence,

There are not enough good things to say about this song...

You are a true artist and visionary...

Love everything about this.

Bob
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#497145 - 10/22/18 10:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: gruverider]
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I love everything about this song. There is so much going on here, but it all meshes well. Great singing.

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#497550 - 10/24/18 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Not Another Sound [Re: Janice & Bud]
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gruverider Offline
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - what a tune! It's just a unique take on the classic crooner tune. The groove is incredible and had my toe tapping from the get go, and the way all those instruments work together is fantastic, albeit almost dizzying. A really interesting listen for sure. It reminds me sort of a toned down "Trout Mask Replica" (the Captain Beefheart album).

Great work, and thanks for sharing smile
Thank you Deryk. I'm a big fan of "Trout Mask Replica".


Originally Posted By: Belladonna
Love all the sound effects and the cool crooner sound. Very interesting. Another great one by you.
Thank you very much Belladonna.


Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Man, how many sides do you have with your vocal chops?

Multiple genres, genre mashups and you NEVER miss a step.

Love what floyd said about the "Franks!"

Janice thought it a bit of Harry Connick, Jr. channeling!

We like all the sounds...hard now to imagine it w/o them.

Absolutely one of the year's top posts.

The entire production, vocal performance and midi work is sophisticated, classy and cool!!!

Wow.

J&B

PS "Hard to get outa the head" line: "Your voice a maestro dancing ‘cross some yellowed Ivory"


Thank you J&B. You are always generous and encouraging with your comments. It is always appreciated.

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