• Submitted on time! Aug 27, 2020
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Hats off to Kurds for a total bop. Loved the melody and the way it related to the feeling of the lyrics.

Thought the main instrument was the guitar

Did some trumpet for it… did it well enough. I was inspired by some arrangement from David Byrne’s album with St. Vincent — some reverby composite gestures for horn section.

I liked it better just as a tone in the floaty chorus?

Alice Feldman on singing!

I worked decently well with timed sessions. I got a bit bogged down 2/3 of the way through “what do I do next??”

Mixing, arranging, recording… all separate, but connected… I’m working at disentangling them.

I’m familiar with some techniques for mixing, but the cloud of “TF DO I DO NEXT”.

My longer term goals have to do with thinking of “sound design” so I can improvise/make parts happen in a cleaner way, where the lines & material are sort of improvised, but the sounds are more thoughtfully constructed. Been digging Tame Impala recently. Love all your thoughts on stuff!


Looking for feedback on

How tf does Tame Impala do his mixes and everything agh -- how to do simple things with a mix & instrumentation -- next things you'd mix??


kurds September 2, 2020 12:23pm

Damn, this was cool! Very haunting. Echoing @@nurphgun, the synth is awesome. I’m completely with you on mixing, it is baffling. Gonna have to ask you for some trumpet at some point…and that guitar lick at 1:40 is sick– what’d you use for that sound?

nurphgun September 1, 2020 9:23pm

Love the synths in this. I’ve also been having a blast with sounds like this lately. I am very new to mixing so I can’t help much, but I think adding an otherworldly element to the vocals–some kind of delay or reverb–would help them sit better within the sounds of the rest of the tune.