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BIAB drums, organ & "gospel" vocals.
Gene Pensari on lead guitar
This was November Collaboration W.I.P.
No soundcloud link for this...it was a bit mashed by their processor so I've opted for the slightly better sound on YouTube.
THANK YOU to all who commented & suggested...they made the result MUCH better.
Most of the footage comes from the Perlinger Archives of YouTube creative commons.
The drummer footage comes from RealVideo drums. It's a really cool little thing but I suspect that PG won't be expanding that part of the archive. I needed some Bandhi Nahbox footage.
I nicked video & stills of Gene from FB - with his permission.
The bits of me were done in in two stints. The 1st with the reddish shirt...I still had hopes of a singer but when he finally bowed out I did the blue session All up about an hour setting up and filming with an old Canon camera & a green screen.

Lyrics:
You insist that we exist,
In language of the pragmatist,
But knowing doesn't make it so.
Before we learn it's time to go.

Shhh, don't say it aloud,
Nothing that could make you proud.
What you say is taken down,
And recited when they take your crown.

What you feel and what you see,
are nothing more than things that we,
Conjure for a farewell kiss,
While we're astride our own abyss.

Shhh, don't say it out loud,
Conversations are a thundercloud.
What you say is taken down,
And recited when you're far from town.

Hush, keep it in your head.
No, you're no better off dead.
What you say is taken down,
And restated in your wedding gown.

Waking from some reality,
To find it wasn't meant to be.
Knowing something, making plans:
All is nothing when the barcode scans.

Shhh, don't say it out loud,
Conversations aren't allowed.
What you say is taken down,
And recited at your time to drown

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Powerful stuff. Well done to all involved.
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I like it!!! Hard to make out the lyrics on my headphones, but that may be just me. Beautiful "wall of sound", though.

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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Powerful stuff. Well done to all involved.
Rob4580

Thanks Rob,
I'll pass on your words to Gene & Fran.


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Originally Posted By: musician17
I like it!!! Hard to make out the lyrics on my headphones, but that may be just me. Beautiful "wall of sound", though.

Sorry #17,
The vocals are louder than I want but not quite loud enough for some. I've added the lyrics to the O.P. in case you return.
Thanks for your kind words.


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The most Pink Floyd-ish song since Pink Floyd abandoned music, including the solo works of Waters and Gilmour!

This is very well done. I'm #18 for louder vocals, but by now I know that's your style.

The video is pretty cool and psychedelic too. Goes well with your song
But we need to talk about that blue shirt, Ray!


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I've been looking forward to hearing this complete, and Gene did a fine job for you. Rest of the band sounds great too.

The lyrics are absolutely perfect for the piece, I wish I had a fraction of your writing skills.

Put me down as #19 who wishes the vocal could be a tad louder in places wink

Long piece but doesn't seem long, held my attention all the way through.

BTW, there is a little known feature in youtube called stats for nerds, if you right click within the video you can bring it up. When I do that it shows that youtube thinks your audio is too loud and is turning it down by 2.6 db. I shoot for as close to zero as possible when I master for youtube, peaks -1, LUFS -14 usually gets you there. https://productionadvice.co.uk/stats-for-nerds/

Excellent, Ray, my new favorite from you.



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Yes. More vocal.
The sound is great.

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It's not often I get to disagree with you, Ray, but you don't need a different singer as you suggest in the description on YT. Gene and the whole band are excellent and I'm happy to have watched the progress of this learning experience. You're really good at this, Ray.


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Ray,

I love the Pink Floyd vibe! It really is a good fit for your tunes! Glad to see you step up and do more vocal work on your songs! It's an excellent song with lovely melody and chord structure! Your instrumentation choices are perfect for this!

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I liked it before.
Even more now.
Cool video, too.

An excellent listen.

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Ray, I also liked it before and still liked it. The video is trippy as hell and though the song is long it had enough things going on to hold my attention until the end. Tom

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Still one of the best things I've heard from you. Did you change the vocals quite a bit? It seems to have a Russell Mael (Sparks) quality to it now. Great set of lyrics and as all have mentioned, quite the tip to Monsieurs Floyd. Well done!


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Hi Ray
What a great audio visual experience !!!
I find it excellent
And what you definitely don't need is a new singer
You do it just perfect for this music
Also MUCH praise for Gene
Makes a lot of fun listening
I wish you a merry christmas and a healthy new year
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Originally Posted By: B.D.Thomas
The most Pink Floyd-ish song since Pink Floyd abandoned music, including the solo works of Waters and Gilmour!
This is very well done. I'm #18 for louder vocals, but by now I know that's your style.
The video is pretty cool and psychedelic too. Goes well with your song
But we need to talk about that blue shirt, Ray!

Thanks B.D.,
Ah, you can see I don't plan or dress for my videos. You should see the state of the jeans I was wearing!
I thought some 67ish oil projection images would be appropriate.
I'm pleased you like it.


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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
I've been looking forward to hearing this complete, and Gene did a fine job for you. Rest of the band sounds great too.
The lyrics are absolutely perfect for the piece, I wish I had a fraction of your writing skills.
Put me down as #19 who wishes the vocal could be a tad louder in places wink
Long piece but doesn't seem long, held my attention all the way through.
BTW, there is a little known feature in youtube called stats for nerds, if you right click within the video you can bring it up. When I do that it shows that youtube thinks your audio is too loud and is turning it down by 2.6 db. I shoot for as close to zero as possible when I master for youtube, peaks -1, LUFS -14 usually gets you there. https://productionadvice.co.uk/stats-for-nerds/
Excellent, Ray, my new favorite from you.

I couldn't raise the vocal any further...the sheer shallowness and crunchy gravel showed up too clearly. It's at the safest/cleanest I could cope with.
Yes, you're right. The audio is mastered for CD and I was too lazy to run it through Reaper to reach the LUFs required.
I usually address the audio's final level inside the video editor but - clealy - didn't.
I'll try to remember - I'll leave a post it note on the screen.
THANKS.


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Yes. More vocal.
The sound is great.
Vic

Thanks Vicarn.


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Ambitious and successful project.

I was drawn to the bass line throughout. That was good.

I agree with the Pink Floyd references mentioned.

I want to put on a black light while I listened. I liked your blue shirt. It would look good in the black light.

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Trippy man! Great sounds.

Reminds me of early Pink Floyd.

Mind altering dude.

I love those Video Real tracks too.

They are really fun to jam with.

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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
It's not often I get to disagree with you, Ray, but you don't need a different singer as you suggest in the description on YT. Gene and the whole band are excellent and I'm happy to have watched the progress of this learning experience. You're really good at this, Ray.

I may have found a slight help with my vocal problem...slight & no cure though. The thread I started is here...
https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=99503&Number=746120#Post746120
"...learning experience..." is how I approach it too.
Thanks.


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