I wanted to share a little collaboration with one of my dad’s colleagues, Tim Madorma. This is a *VERY* rough mix of just the solo section I laid down for his song. I’ll put up a link to the final product whenever Tim puts everything together and polishes it.
I spent a bit of time recording this solo today…check it out.
P.S. I love the unlimited possibilities that digital recording offers the modern artist. How cool is it to work on a track with different people in totally different places? All you have to do is record your own parts and share.
Insane multi-tasking with some cool riffs! Anyone else notice that cool spiraling chromatic pattern in the bass on the piano??
Loving the Johnny Cash vibe. First half is excellent.
Black Mountain - Buried By The Blues
Against the night, you will rise and set your body free
Frontier of light, you deserve to let your body sleep
Away from the static and noise
Muse - Take a Bow
Corrupt, you’re corrupt,
and Bring corruption to all that you touch.
Hold, you’ll behold,
And be holden for all that you’ve done.
And Spell, cast a spell,
Cast a spell on the country you run.
And risk, you will risk,
You will risk all their lives and their souls.
And burn, you will burn,
You will burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell.
You’ll burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell for your sins.
And our freedom’s consuming itself,
What we’ve become is contrary to what we want
Take a bow.
Death, you bring death and destruction to all that you touch.
Pay, you must pay
You must pay for your crimes against the earth.
Hex, feed the hex
Feed the hex on the country you love
And Beg, you will beg
You will beg for their lives and their souls.
Burn, you will burn,
You will burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell,
You’ll burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell,
Burn in hell, yeah you’ll burn in hell for your sins.
Some of you may recognize this one from the Watchmen trailer. The chord progression here is one of my favorites: I -> I Augmented -> iv -> I. The augmented chord creates an almost surreal feel to the whole song. The chords are played in a fast arpeggio and the tonic chord slowly moves upwards, building to a climax.
Aside from the music itself, the lyrics really speak to me. The subtle contrast between the words in the first half and the second half of the song is a beautiful artistic touch. There is a progression that is clearly evident: “Cast a spell on the country you run” -> “Feed the hex on the country you love”, “You will risk all their lives and their souls” -> “You will beg for their lives and their souls”. I am inclined to imagine this as a positive transformation. Yet in the end, no matter how much you wish you could take it back, you must burn.