But lyrics and song content belong to the fawmers who wrote them!
four-track 4-track 4track tape cassette rock 3-4
Here is four-track tape #1, mailed around the country to 4 participants who each added a part (https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8620/).
Track 1 - drums @zecoop
Track 2 - guitar @stevenwesleyguiles
Track 3 - vocals/lyrics @bachelorb
Track 4 - keys + mix @burrsettles
Congrats to all 4 participants. Well crafted four-track, great mix.
Woooow, this is super cool. Love that guitar, the bass (keys?), and the mix is solid. Great job on this one, folks! Makes me wish we had a MFTM (March Four Track Month)! 😁
Ha!! Just now hearing this!! Love what you all did!
And I apologize if I locked you in (cuz I played a bunch of chords that you probably had to use to form what you did). 😀
@bachelorb Good job with that!
@burrsettles Great job mixing! Do you do it all in the 4-track or bounc it out?
Oh, this is great! Drums and guitar holding things together, the synths giving some additional interest. Love the slowdown, and the advice there - breath in confidence, breath out fear. Very cool! Nice sounds.
Love that flange.
Post the lyrics!
I like the half-time feel, a bit of stumbling down an alley to it. Groovy fuzz guitar. And those synth bloops are really great.
That last chord has a really rich sound to it, great balance of guitars and keys.
Yeah, stadium anthem for sure, the rhythm set by the drums has everyone swaying, and the guitar has everyone throwing rock hands. The spoken interlude is a nice touch. Sweet keyboard sound - what is that?
Oh man, this turned out great!!! I was trying to remember what i had done on drums, and you all really made it epic. I love everything about this song - it's a positive lighters up in the stadium kind of vintage anthem. The keys really gave it that extra edge too - so cool. Well done everyone! 😀
Love that fuzzed out guitar! And the synths were an inspired addition at the end, they give it something unusual to make this more than just a lo-fi rock song. The lyrics sound good from what I can pick out and I love that stripped-down spoken-word section. Forever in awe of anyone who can write a song starting from drums like this!
I'm in awe at these fourtracktape productions. This one sounds like a longstanding band in a studio to me. Terrific sensitivity to what each other are playing. Great work.
Nice one, I love these challenges. I may have to look for a four track on ebay for next year. Getting 70s vibes off this. Reminds me a bit of Tuesdays gone by lynnrd skynyrd. Great stuff. Really enjoyed it.
This is cool beyond description. Seeing the order of operations and how late in the process they synth was laid down, I love how the synth ends up (to my ear, anyway) distilling and defining what the rhythm instruments were getting at. I hope that's fair? Everything's fantastic and works well together.
Ah, it's so refreshing to see the FAWM founder finally post some songs (even at this late point in the month)!
I like how the different instruments are panned across the stereo field; it's a nice spacious feel.
I also like the mellow, deep vocals, bluesy guitars, the rich electric piano and expressive drumming. The slow 3/4 rhythm is rather reflective. I especially like the spoken interlude in the middle.
The ending is surprisingly effective; at first there's only vocals, and then the rest of the band immediately follows and concludes the track.