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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thanks Gerd! I think the emphasis on harmonies sets our versions apart from Heather's, it's certainly a way of putting our own stamp on the material.

Posted on: 2018/11/26 23:53
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Here's a playlist with all the songs (London Rain, Island, Doubled Up) in sequence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA1MfY ... ZxsjJSTBFMTFR182iKSdtY7_N

Posted on: 2018/11/27 14:37
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Just finished a new solo piece. This one's more of a groove-based thing.

https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/cracow-station

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Also, had to reupload the playlist with the Heather covers. New link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O88m5o ... 9eQtqipP0Dl5M57c8wtzXh7sZ

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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I really like that you are so professional!
In regards to the Heather Nova Cover songs I think Joanna is a perfect choice for the vocals!

Posted on: 2/13 23:19
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thanks Gerd! I try my best with the limited resources I have.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Nice tune. Interesting night-time mood.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thank you!

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Check out this cover of Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage performed last Tuesday!

https://youtu.be/QHZL5YjgaHc

We only had audio from the cams this time but I managed to set a pretty good sound out of them anyway.

Posted on: 3/3 0:52
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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I love this tune !

It's been a long time since I listent to it the last time.

I feel old, now.

Posted on: 3/7 12:53
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Yeah, I became a real fan when Version 2.0 came out and that was over 2 decades ago!

Anyway, here's our version of SLEEPING DOGS from the show:

https://youtu.be/sQd4Mu2e_Lk

I really like Joanna's voice on it and I think I came up with some pretty good changes in the chordal structure of the chorus (even if say so myslef).

Also, here's a playlist with 10 tracks from the show (some with another singer, some with myself of lead vox):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUD5S3 ... 9eQtJNaF9MI9dlYmAW-2wGHHc

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Nice version of Sleeping dogs of the two of you!

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Indeed. Great job !

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thank you for the praise you lovely people :)

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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So I've just finished this new 13-minute prog epic. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but I think at least the first part may appeal to HN fans:
https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/the-great-myth

Posted on: 5/12 20:50
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Impressing song, love the long ones! It reminds me in different ways to songs of Yes, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Genesis, Doors, all musicians I love. Great how the song develops!

Posted on: 5/14 0:40
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Really an epic piece of work! It made me somehow think of bands like Pink Floyd as well.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thank you guys!

Gerd, I love all those artists too (maybe Doors not quite as much, substitute them with King Crimson :)

Anyway, knowing that the biggest HN fan in the world actually is into prog too makes me feel much less weird about myself :D

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Ok, so I've already released another track. I started this one in September but kind of got stuck halfway through, so I dropped it for a while and finally got back to it last week and suddenly I figured out what to do with it.

It's kind of proggy too bu this time only 6 minuted and I think the chorus is quite catchy :)

https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/it-changes

Posted on: 5/29 21:10
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Just finished a new one called Icy Tenderness. This one should really appeal HN fans. It's uncharacteristically short for me and generally a gentle ballad.

https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/icy-tenderness

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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There's a new Strange Moments track out now! First one since November 2016, this one features the other singer, Marzena. Check it out, this one is really delicate.

https://soundcloud.com/strangemoments/be-home-soon

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Just listened to it - very nice song! Marzena has a soothing voice which I like a lot. Fits to yours like Joanna’s does.

Posted on: 7/15 13:42
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Very aerial - I like it.

Very nice guitar parts.

Posted on: 7/15 21:01
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Quote:

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There's a new Strange Moments track out now! First one since November 2016, this one features the other singer, Marzena. Check it out, this one is really delicate.

https://soundcloud.com/strangemoments/be-home-soon


What a great song! It reminds from an song development and from the sound to some songs by Yes. I love even more the voice and intuitive voice of Marzena, maybe Ian Anderson is to precise in vocals, has not that edge like she.

Posted on: 7/15 21:19
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thank you everybody for the lovely comments!

Gerd, I love Yes, so big thanks! Btw I think you meant Jon Anderson. But I'm a big Jethro Tull fan too ;)

Posted on: 7/15 21:28
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Sure Jon Anderson, sorry. Ian is great too.

Posted on: 7/15 21:31
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Just made another solo song:

https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/blindfolded-complacent

This one's a bit odd for me, quite dynamic, eclectic but short and with an alsmot power pop chorus.

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I like it ! It has something vintage that gets me in good mood.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thanks!

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Yes, it's that time again. I've just finished a new track. This one's piano driven and somewhat longer and more complex than the last two solo ones (and the SM one too).

https://soundcloud.com/wp-music-1/between-the-lines

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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You should use the piano more often. It gives incredible class to the beginning of the song.

The rest is fine as well. Somewhat vintage, but really refreshing ; I like it.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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In this song I heard the style and art of Genesis and Yes. It is not that you copied anything so. Great piano at the beginning!

Posted on: 8/30 22:58
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thank you both! I must say I have zero technique when it come to the piano but midi lets you get away with a lot :)

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Yes, I remember midi was very convenient when we did recordings a decade ago.

Now, I need organic demos, in order to show people who might ask me to play in their pubs or so what it's like if I play live.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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I think there is nothing wrong with midi, Estelle. Old, ok, doesn't mean it does not work or is wrong. If you have better tools better working for you, good for you.

Posted on: 8/31 23:47

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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I guess it's a matter of motivation, I can totally get that if someone wants to make a demo to help them get a gig, it makes sense if it sounds similar to what's going to be played. That's not why I make these recordings, though. Also, I'm not a tradditional singer-songwriter, nowadays I rarely just write a full song on the guitar or piano. I actually usually work on the basic arrangement while I'm composing, to a degree in which the lines between composition and arrangement blend. For example, for this last track I was working on the piano, bass and drum parts at the same time, recording all of them bit by bit.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Besides, the midi technology was developed quite a while ago but it's still very much in use. It's essential when using effect rack controllers, for instance and it's still a very popular tool among composers. And I want to make it clear that I don't just program the sounds but actually use a midi keyboard with, indeed, soft instruments, so it's all played, even the drums. That piano intro was actually improviseed in one take but I later worked on the dynamics in the midi file (my clumsy fingers along with the non-weighted keys made everything sound too agressive) and changed or moved around a few notes here and there.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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If I am going to see a pub owner, and say "hey, I can come and play gig in your pub" and give him a deo with a lot of midi instruments, the bar owner won't know what it's like to have me playing in his pub : will I come with some other musicians ? Midi background ? Or just my guitar, but what will it sound like ?

If I come with demos like those on Facebook, what he hears is what he gets, which is much better for the pusposes I seek for now.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Thanks Estelle for reposting. Looks like one of our posts was mixed up. Maybe we are both admins and can edit.

Posted on: 9/2 20:51
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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Quote:

Estellem wrote:
If I am going to see a pub owner, and say "hey, I can come and play gig in your pub" and give him a deo with a lot of midi instruments, the bar owner won't know what it's like to have me playing in his pub : will I come with some other musicians ? Midi background ? Or just my guitar, but what will it sound like ?



I understand that perfectly and I think I also made it clear in my penultimate post :)

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Yes, but I had pushed a button by mistake, I "edited" Gerd's post instead of "relpying" it.

I noticed that today, so remove my asnwxer from Gerd's post an pasted my reply in a proper post.

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