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#530396 - 03/27/19 08:49 AM [User Showcase] Woman Of Perfection
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Woman Of Perfection

Guess what, this song got its inspiration from my dream smile In that dream I played the chorus of this song with acoustic guitar to a member of a girl band at a railway station. Probably she was going to travel to fame on global market and leaving me behind. Original lyrics were in Finnish and had references to local towns and places from my life, I thought that it would be difficult to translate, but I wanted to give it a try. Chorus was easier and I had it ready for a quite while ago, finally I changed references to better known places on the local scale, maybe some personal touch was lost, but hopefully the story is now more suitable for international audience smile

In the original Finnish version, I had a guest vocalist. For my version I had to transpose down by 2 half steps. Thus, the guitar solo had to be re-worked. I tried with multiriff but it didn't provide satisfactory result, so I used Adobe Audition to transpose the original solo track, luckily it worked out well, I used re-generated part only for the last couple of bars (unfortunately multiriff didn't generate the ending properly so I had to use the real BIAB for that).

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1759:Bass, Electric, Pop16ths Ev 085
703:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Spirited Ev 085
1596:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Pop16ths Ev16 065
2718:Guitar, Nylon, Fingerpicking CountryBrent Ev 085
1902:Guitar, Acoustic, Background Bolero Ev 090
1856:Cello
2334:String Quartet


Vocals by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab

Lyrics:


At Moomin World, after birding
I bought you a doughnut, fresh made
at the station I played guitar
do you miss my serenade?

You are my woman of perfection
every key from C to B
you are a polyglot
London is your cup of tea.
You are my woman of essentials
you are water, oxygen
but my habitat is too flat for
a cosmopolitan.

At McDonald's once in Helsinki
on a tender winter Friday
at a near pub a scrabble game
as always you ran away.

You are my woman...

On an autumn walk in tranquil Lapland
you smiled at my palindrome
almost dating at the stadium
still waiting beneath that dome.

------
Janne

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#530397 - 03/27/19 09:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Nice work Jannesan, thank you for sharing this! This sounds very full and I really dug the chord progression. That guitar tone is very warm! Great work!
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#530402 - 03/27/19 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

Some really nice music here... Great song and production / mix. Your vocal is a good fit for this style.

I really like the way you slowly built the arrangement and the inclusion of the strings toward the end - very nice.

Much enjoyed!

Bob
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#530407 - 03/27/19 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Nice tune & production...
I have to give you extra thanks...
For going to the trouble of translating your creation for those of us who are not polyglots smile
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#530423 - 03/27/19 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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This is excellent Janne. Super vocal. Guitar was excellent

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#530431 - 03/27/19 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

A really interesting lyric. A very nice arrangement - good instrumentation and a good mix.

I enjoyed the listen.

fj

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#530435 - 03/27/19 02:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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This song has a dreamy element to it that really suits the song -- and finding out that the chorus came from a dream I think makes it all make so much sense! Really great job. Thanks for sharing.
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#530439 - 03/27/19 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Hello Janne. This has a pretty melody. I wouldn't have minded hearing the original Finnish version. Over all good write and production. Rob

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#530460 - 03/27/19 06:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,
Interesting write, both lyrically and musically. Clever use of phrasing.
Loved the opening line "At Moomin World, after birding" (My wife is a huge fan of T.Jansson*). Please share Finnish version if you have that recorded.

Thank you for posting.

Misha.

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#530461 - 03/27/19 06:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne, I really like this song, it has a nice, soothing feel to it... the sounds are great!
Nice guitar playing too!
I hope your wife is fine with the lyrics! wink

Thanks for sharing!
Will

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#530512 - 03/28/19 03:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Well, that has to be one of the most interesting back stories I have ever read about a song!

Cool stuff Janne, enjoyed the listen smile
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#530547 - 03/28/19 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Wow - I really enjoyed this one! Love the stripped down backing tracks and slow progression in the tune, and your vocal melodies are stunning. It flows smooth as butter, and has some really memorable moments.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#530553 - 03/28/19 09:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Cool dream --> Cool song!

The progression and build are well conceived and the melody is very, very nice.

And like Dave said the backstory was fun to read.

Enjoyed it!

J&B

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#530557 - 03/28/19 09:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne ..

This is very interesting and pretty. The backing tracks are perfect for the song - nice selection!

The lyric and melody are captivating. i really enjoyed this! Best to you ...

Alan
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#530716 - 03/29/19 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Nice work Jannesan, thank you for sharing this! This sounds very full and I really dug the chord progression. That guitar tone is very warm! Great work!


Thanks Joe for your kind comment smile I was seeking a warm guitar sound and I'm glad to hear that I was successful… or actually that BIAB had such good choices.

Janne

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#530718 - 03/29/19 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Some really nice music here... Great song and production / mix. Your vocal is a good fit for this style.
I really like the way you slowly built the arrangement and the inclusion of the strings toward the end - very nice.
Much enjoyed!
Bob


Thanks Bob for your kind feedback smile

Janne

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#530719 - 03/29/19 11:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
Nice tune & production...
I have to give you extra thanks...
For going to the trouble of translating your creation for those of us who are not polyglots smile


Thanks Jim for your kind comment and extra thanks for your extra thanks laugh

Janne

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#530720 - 03/29/19 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Originally Posted By: Jim
Nice tune & production...
I have to give you extra thanks...
For going to the trouble of translating your creation for those of us who are not polyglots smile


Thanks Jim for your kind comment and extra thanks for your extra thanks laugh

Janne


I'm a polyglot but now I'm vaccinated for that.
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#530822 - 03/30/19 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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A very pretty progression and melody

well written, translated very well,

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#530934 - 03/31/19 12:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Woman Of Perfection [Re: jannesan]
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I like that you started with the cello by itself for a few seconds before the other instruments came in. Nice effect. Beautiful chorus melody. Your instrumentation works well in this song. Refreshingly original lyrics.

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