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this is the bed
by urmymuse
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Sat, Jan 18, 2014 @ 12:32 PM
 
timberman
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permalink   Sat, Jan 18, 2014 @ 3:11 PM
OMG, my brother, this is incredibly beautiful. You’ve captured the blackness and the cold I wanted to convey with your beautiful and hurting guitars cutting like scalpels and with exactly the right mood of sadness I wanted. Thankful you took the time to make this, it’s a standout track and I love it.

I should mention the lyric is inspired by Lou Reed’s beautiful song “The bed” from the “Berlin” album from 1973, my own discreet little tribute to a great musician. That song and the preceding song in the track list, “The kids” are the two saddest songs I know of. Despite the gentle acoustic arrangement, they’re hard to listen to in all their naked, albeit somewhat theatrical despair but coping with getting through them and on the other side, one feels stronger and wiser.
 
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permalink   urmymuse Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:46 AM
I was really taken with your song Per. You paint a really strong emotional picture with those well chosen words. I am really glad you think my treatment has done it justice :) I had a blast doing it.

Re Lou Reed - yes that is a great track. One among many he did.
 
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permalink   timberman Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:44 AM
Thanks for the compliment. I’m new to lyric writing but former relationships offer good inspiration;)
Stefan Kartenberg
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permalink   Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 12:47 AM
very nice guitar arrangemante
 
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permalink   urmymuse Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:47 AM
Cheers :)
Ivan Chew
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permalink   Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 8:58 AM
The reverb on the snare made me go, “Ok what’s this about?”. The vocals made me sit up. When the main guitar chords came in, it was like Woah, you’re on to something here!
 
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permalink   urmymuse Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 9:49 AM
Cheers Ivan. For a brief moment I considered starting with the chords, but changed my mind. Glad I did.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
Forgot to add that I REALLY liked how that one bass note helped to shift the direction of the arrangement. Brilliant.
 
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permalink   urmymuse Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:15 AM
Cheers Ivan - yes some times less is more :) towards the end I tried adding to the drums but went back to the “um bash um bash” I started with.
unreal_dm
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permalink   Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 11:24 AM
Great arrangement and production – epic guitars.
 
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permalink   urmymuse Mon, Jan 20, 2014 @ 2:32 PM
Cheers :)