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Not Dead Yet!

In fact, alive and kicking. Well, kicking, at least 🙂

I’ve thrown out what was meant to be song #2 about a month ago, because it was too wishy-washy for the dramatic events covered in this song. After all, the story gets going for good here! Dramatic were also my enduring attempts at producing a song better fitting this place. Dramatic, albeit puny at first. I struggled with ideas, measures, tempi, melody lines and whatnot hours and hours every day for nearly a month. I would create a variation at night, and hate it the next morning. I deleted, removed and arranged frantically, and probably lost about half my scalp over this.

Until I finally came up with what you’ll find here. It is, however, not yet finished (I know, I’m repeating myself all over the place), and it’s still missing the guitars. But I have a very clear idea of where it’s going from here, some rough ideas about the vocal parts, and I’ve already started the lyrics. Have fun!

Yours truly,
don’t sue me,

March 31st, 2007

Don’t listen to this song!

Because, dear girls, you’re going to hear it a few more times. Better save it for when it’s done! No? You’re sure? Okay. Here goes:

I’ve cleaned up the song a little from the previous version, and added a small keyboard solo (I admit to having edited the 32s in the matrix editor). I might remove it later, because I’m not so certain about it. The vocals and lyrics are, of course, still fake. I do like the melody, however, so unless the vocalists have a better idea, it’ll stay that way. Also, I temporarily suspened the chorus, but it’ll be back with a vengeance. Or just be back. However, the very calm synth part you hear in the end is intended to be the bridge/middle part and it’s not going to stay in this place. I’m going to insert another verse, and perhaps some instrumental thing right before it.

I pulled some bass from the intro part via EQ automation, because the toms were booming like mad. Afer the intro, the bass is put back in. It’s not consciously noticeable, so you’ve gotta take my word on it.

The song is not actively being worked on at the moment, though, because I recently decided to work my way through the album chronologically. So it’ll be quite some time before the next version of song 15 will appear here.

Perhaps you’d like to listen to it after all? It might be a long good-bye! 🙂

Yours truly,
don’t sue me,

March 9th, 2007

VoxagerCast 1

Hallo liebe Freunde, Feinde und anders gesinnte! Dies ist der erste offizielle Podcast aus dem Hause Voxager, der kein Test ist 🙂 Er wird diesmal präsentiert von Henny, der freundlichen Fee hinter dem Mikrofon. Viel Spaß!

March 5th, 2007

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