I performed a rough and ready version of this at an open mic with Chris last year and decided to do one of my ‘family and friends’ collaborations. I had the bones of the song assembled and was just waiting for my daughter to get back from Germany and convince her to provide some backing vocals. Unfortunately, in the great computer crash of this year I lost all the stems, and the project was shelved
Last month, I came across an email with a rough mix of guitar, vox, fiddle, piano and drums that I had sent to the band and decided it was good enough to use. I asked Cousin Lars in Copenhagen to do another guitar solo, got my son Tor to provide a bass line, and I sang some backing vocals on top of the mix.
True to form, I stole the creativity of others for the video (Transfiguration 2020 by Universal Everything)
Music by dEUS (Nothing Really Ends, Pocket Revolution)
Chris Goldring guitar & violin Lars Larsen (my cousin) guitar solo Hans Larsen (my brother) drums Niels Larsen (Hans’ son) piano Tor Larsen (my son) bass Me vocals, mix/production
I like the song. I don’t know exactly why (and this may be a strange comment), but your version makes me feel like it should be playing as part of the soundtrack of the Natural Born Killers film. It has a sense of melancholy and muted menace, to me. I haven’t really listened to the words of the lyrics; that’s purely a feeling I get from the sound of it.
You’re intuitively on the money there, Jason
Tom Barman, (the centre of dEUS) studied film in Brussels and has directed a couple of films as well as numerous videos. The Ideal Crash was the perfect pop (alternative) album of the 90s
Hi Brain brians,…
That was a treat,… ,
My compliments also to the whole family and friend ,…a wonderful supper oppressive song with a great almost hypnotic video clip that was absolutely intriguing ,…last picture should have been you in a walking position,…
But if I could use only one word (thank God I don’t have to ), I’d say AMAZING
What a fantastic video Brian, I am still trying to work if I am traumatised or not. I wanted the Yeti to take a bow before the mistletoe envelope him/her/it. Really went well with the moozik.
As to the cover, I remember the OM version very well and not knowing the song really enjoyed that performance. But boy have you done a great job and pulling the clan together and even more impressive, if you spliced this together with mislaid stems. That was a pleasure to listen to sir. Nearls lure KO !!
@TheMadman_tobyjenner Ta for the vote of confidence. I’d hate to traumatise anyone, but I’m less worried about you than most
It was the stems that went missing. I had one rough mix that I just had to use and add a couple of tracks over. That effectively saved a lot of ‘tweaking’ time as so much was already ‘glued’ together
Anagram? ‘something’ rule OK?
@sairfingers Good to have you back on board, my friend
Praise indeed! Much appreciated
I’ve already viewed your piece this morning. Will comment later
@Socio Cheers, James It really is fun to do these collaborations. (Although they can be time-consuming)
@CT Ta for the YT comment, Clint. Much appreciated.
I mentioned to Jason above: Tom Barman (songwriter) studied film before going ‘pop’
Super duper in every respect, Brian, glad you could resurrect and refresh this one. You have a great and feel for arrangement and mix, comes through whenever you produce a multi-track project. And an eye for video selection to accompany. Loved it.
Well sir, your music is must see TV for me. It’s such a cool deal when folks find their own voice on the instrument, which you have done, but it’s also cool to see someone expand and explore what can be done creatively with music and the medium. This was well done all the way around.