16/02/2010

new ideas

blake and i have been discussing the idea of putting out another free download single. we were thinking maybe of an edit of 'i can't make you love me' (the intro edited down a bit, basically). fbi have been playing it a bit and it makes reasonable sense as a single. for the extra tracks, i was thinking perhaps of using up some of the songs we have backlogged, but which probably wouldn't otherwise get developed. things like 'monday. wednesday, sunday' and 'scarecrow in the melon patch'. they're songs that would have a similar feel to 'i can't make you love me'. they need polishing, though, especially in the vocal department. blake also suggested some live things - i thought maybe the live version of belafonte from the last fbi radio appearance. any other suggestions? it's a single, so it doesn't necessarily have to be a cohesive whole - but we thought maybe this time use some of our own things rather than remixes.

i would also really like to do a 3 track ep of the electronic things i started over january - http://telafonica.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-electronica.html and http://telafonica.blogspot.com/2010/01/some-electronic-music.html. i'd love to have some vocal things happening - especially in the last of those. probably more abstract kinds of vocals. i'd love them to then be released on a 3" cd-r which is attached to old floppy disc cases via a foam dot. the artwork would all exist just on the sticker on the floppy disc and on the actual disc itself. any thoughts?...

6 comments:

tim_the_tam said...

hey sir can you send me the radio edit of "i cant make you love me" when its done please.

Bec said...

are you not going to develop monday wednesday, sunday or scarecrow in the melon patch? i quite like those!

ajebec said...

yes. they're going to be developed for the single. they're not in a state to be released properly at the moment. they need considerable work.

Eliza said...

'They're not in a state to be released properly at the moment. They need considerable work.'

Sounds like a botchy boob job.

Marcella said...

3 track electronic stuff, consider me on it, I freakin love these! I'm thinking either really abstract and sparse or as hectic as the beats, can you email them to me in a format I can play with or is this not possible? I'm just thinking I like to be able to see the loops and layers to add vocals too, but if not I'll just have a go at seeing what I can come up with. Not sure how I 'll record it, might have to talk to Foxy about some gear, what format would you need it recorded in to be able to integrate it into the track? Can we even do this?

Oh and I'm going away next week so I might not get to it for a bit, but keep harassing me, Mx

PS anyone know any sweet MC's?! you could really bust some rhymes out on a couple of these too if you had the skills!

ajebec said...

does dave have ableton on any of his computers at the moment? or cubase? i remeber he had cubase on his mac desktop before you left - is that computer still functioning?

if so, i can easily send you individual files, or just the whole of each track, and you can record vocal bits for them. even without any of that software, you could just download audacity and do it with that. if worse comes to worst, you can just use the inbuilt mic on the mac - blake has recorded the majority of his lessons in time stuff that way to pretty good effect. i can then edit the vocals back into the tracks over here.

that would be really great.