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This song is a bit of a mess, but I think I kinda like it. I have an unwritten rule during recording projects like this that I won't copy and paste sections of guitar tracks. If a song has two verses I will record the guitar parts for the verse…read more
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May 2020 is the fourth straight month I've done an album in a month challenge (RPM Rules) and while I still have one more song in the pipeline, this one makes 10. Four months in a row... over 40 songs... probably a grand total of three riffs…read more
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Not sure if this one is worthy of the 6:00 running time as it's not nearly that much of a prog epic. I think I over did the padding (unintentionally). I could have cut the break in the middle considerably, and the solo at the end could be cut…read more
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This is sort of two songs stuck together. That wasn't the plan, it just sort of happened. The only thing interesting about the noisier first half is the fuzz pedal on the rhythm guitar. Big Muffs really are harder to fit into a mix. I do love…read more
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My song writing happy place is sort of slow to mid tempo dumb rockers. Something like 75-90 beats per minute. Every once in a while I feel the need to shake things up and write something super hyper active. This is an example of that. I also…read more
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This song is a bit of a mess, but I think I kinda like it. I have an unwritten rule during recording projects like this that I won't copy and paste sections of guitar tracks. If a song has two verses I will record the guitar parts for the verse…read more
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May 2020 is the fourth straight month I've done an album in a month challenge (RPM Rules) and while I still have one more song in the pipeline, this one makes 10. Four months in a row... over 40 songs... probably a grand total of three riffs…read more
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Not sure if this one is worthy of the 6:00 running time as it's not nearly that much of a prog epic. I think I over did the padding (unintentionally). I could have cut the break in the middle considerably, and the solo at the end could be cut…read more
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Robert James's avatar
This is sort of two songs stuck together. That wasn't the plan, it just sort of happened. The only thing interesting about the noisier first half is the fuzz pedal on the rhythm guitar. Big Muffs really are harder to fit into a mix. I do love…read more
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My song writing happy place is sort of slow to mid tempo dumb rockers. Something like 75-90 beats per minute. Every once in a while I feel the need to shake things up and write something super hyper active. This is an example of that. I also…read more
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the telemarketers are working from home, very hard indeed. this gives me the modern blues
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I remastered this one that got deleted a while ago, still too much stuff in it but keeps rabbits outta the garden when i crank it on exterior speakers outside.
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RPM 2k15 vocals by Ashley Reynolds this whole place going down the drain and i’m going along for the ride nobody forced my hand nobody made me this way nobody tried to stop me either it’s not what i say, what i do it’s everything all…read more
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RPM 2k15 vocal by Gregg Todt is it the medication that makes her stare off into space? those little pills in the bottle grab your collar smack you in the face i want to make an appointment to see that drug, so he will give her back to…read more
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With Big Time Operator, who originally uploaded his aweome music with the offer that anyone can add vocals...too good to miss! Love this music, and had loads of fun wailing. Thanks Chris! Played on BBC Radio Introducing. :) http://alonetone…
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Not sure if this one is worthy of the 6:00 running time as it's not nearly that much of a prog epic. I think I over did the padding (unintentionally). I could have cut the break in the middle considerably, and the solo at the end could be cut…read more
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Andrew Russe said

Love the 335 lead. I see what you mean about mixing, though. And the drone - that's a cute idea. I wasn't gonna listen now (VERY late, VERY drunk), but the description of the drone made me press play. Sounds cool, but I almost wanted more of it - I am drunk, though! That lead, wow, wanna switch a guitar on now... but... there's always tomorrow/today... and bed feels like a good idea.

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Did you know that if you use a drummer in GarageBand you can shut off the snare drum? I didn't. I setup the entire song with the drummer (Benny) and then copied the track to a standard MIDI drums track and deleted all the snare hits. Cool…read more
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Andrew Russe said

Cool guitars

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I came dangerously close to calling this ABACAB, and also to having the song form be ABACAB. Bullet dodged? I was noodling out the bass line and drum parts on my iPad and I had three sections. I couldn't decide which one had the better hook…read more
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Andrew Russe said

Dig this one too. First listen I was distracted by some work stuff... then a delivery... life, eh? Came back and hit play again and it's like old friend.

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If ever there was a song that begged to close an album, it was this turkey. A couple of things here. First, I don't really know what I was going for. Quiet, slow, boring? Probably not boring, but there you go. The cool thing happens in…read more
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Andrew Russe said

Loving the lead and the backwards guitars at the end. You might think you're over using it, but wow it's a mighty cool sound.

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If ever there was a song that begged to close an album, it was this turkey. A couple of things here. First, I don't really know what I was going for. Quiet, slow, boring? Probably not boring, but there you go. The cool thing happens in…read more
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Andrew Russe said

Liking this one a lot. Making me want to reach for the Robin Trower albums.

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I am a guitar player and a 3rd rate songwriter.

See also: http://alonetone.com/breakevenmusic

Prior to the switch to the white UI I was having an issue where all of my uploads were marked as private and I couldn’t change them. I created a second account and moved on. Then after the white UI switch I found a couple of tracks had vanished so I moved everything back to this account and deleted v2.

from Methuen, MA

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