Pain Fades - original track

  • Posted on: 25 September 2017
  • By: agittins

This song was written as part of the assessment tasks for MUSI221 - Songwriting for Contemporary Performance, part of my Bachelor of Music degree at UNE. This is a live take without any edits, and I use a looper (sooperlooper on linux) to replay the chords during the solo (the ending of the loop was a bit rough).

Lyrics:

[Verse]
Droplets of water catch the streetlight
Thrown from the windshield as it burst
Whirling Dervishes of glass and water
Dance before my wide eyes

[Chorus]
Eons to think, no time to react
Surprise in slow motion, an echo's decay
Time stretches out as objects contract
The pain washes in as the light fades away

[Verse]
The taste in my mouth of steel ripped and torn
A weightless malaise suspended in air
Below me the ocean waits, tranquil and cool
As I hover above in my broken cloud

Nerd Metadata:

I used debian linux exclusively to put this together. Sooperlooper, NSM, Non-mixer, Calf reverb, delay, EQ and multiband compression, Ardour for tracking and post-production, Blender for video editing.

Guitar is a Takamine PSF-94LTD recorded using the on-board pickup and preamp, the mic is a Behringer C3(!). Presonus 1818VSL interface.

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