For whom the bell tolls

For whom the bell tolls

standup's picture



Liner Notes: 

Yesterday I got a Hudsonics T'Watt 1-watt tube amp in the mail from Paul "Dragondreams" Hudson. So I put some synth tracks together, and a sample of the copious church bells in our very churchy neighborhood, and a sample of a guy who REALLY WANTED TO TALK TO YOUR SUPERVISOR and was repeating that into a cell phone. A lot.

And guitar is from the Hudsonics amp, and a Squier Jagmaster guitar.


Not really. Put your supervisor on the phone, that's about it.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


mikehex's picture

Feels like an anxiety dream. The Jagmaster seems to be telling the story, while the vocal sample interrupts its train of thought, keeping it from reaching an objective. Nerve wracking! (I mean that as a sincere compliment)

Tim Fatchen's picture

Fabulous groove beat synth AND the guitar, and the voice sample, sounds like the sixth or seventh circle coming for you. I guess the guy was a demon after all. The synth pattern does create anxiety, I agree!

billwhite51's picture

this is intense. when the guitar comes in, it gives me something to hang onto amid the anxious reeling. i doubt if speaking to the supervisor us going to help this guy.

wacha's picture

This put me on edge in a good way, I love those synths and the beat is fantastic. Really nice use of samples to create a wall of sound feel and that guitar part blazes through the mix perfectly. Really nice job!

Kurtis Kanttila's picture

Oh wow, very cool and creepy sounds. The beat contrasts it by feeling more spacey and upbeat and the guitar manages to work off both elements. Neat song!

MarkG's picture

the synth and drums are very insistent. Vocals are unnerving. This piece stirs up a lot of emotions in me.

Chip Withrow's picture

I'm glad I have the headphones on so I don't scare the dog!
It's quite lush and groovy throughout, with so much tension over the lushness and groovy-ness. A really inspired piece of production. Guitar is pretty, with a sting/bite to it.