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I Promise To 12.11.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, videosong.
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I’m really happy with how this song turned out. You get to hear some more cello–acutally, recording this song was my first ever attempt at playing the cello. Let me tell you, cellists make it look much easier than it really is!

As I was writing this song, I was aiming for a vulnerable yet not whiny sound and feel. The song is supposed to feel very intimate and close. This way when the bridge comes it opens everything, which I personally think makes for an exciting dynamic arc. But that’s enough of my babble, I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.

Peace,
Eran

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In The Basement 11.20.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, music video, videosong.
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Through this year, we have time and again been fortunate enough to have great friends, ready and willing to help us out when we need an extra body, an extra sound, an extra ounce of inspiration. This week we called on those friends yet again, but this time there wasn’t such a strict demand. Just… dance! Here’s the party, more info after the video:

This song was born of the catchy riff you hear between the verses, and all other sections grew out from there. We got to play with another new sound this week as we just acquired (thanks Gina P!) our very own electric organ.  We also did a bit of voice-as-instrument on that riff, which was a fun experiment.

And for the recording and awesome dancing, we would like to extend a very special thanks to Brandon, Aaron, Kyle, Gina E, Brittany, Gina P, and Jessie. You guys are great, and we so appreciate your help!

Allie

Ten To One 11.6.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, videosong.
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It’s pretty easy to develop habits, at least for me. You know, do something the same way (more or less) over and over again, until I almost forget that there are other options. Well, this week shook me right out of one of those ruts.

This week’s song is not particularly flashy, but it has something going for it that we haven’t really done since our early sit-in-front-of-the-computer days: a live band. We’ve been layering parts one by one for so many weeks that I nearly forgot how much fun it can be (and how much quicker also) to record with a band. Also, the recording just comes out feeling totally different. So with that, a special thanks to Brandon and Aaron for coming over and laying down a tasty groove.

Peace,
Eran

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