Beat 52: Dawn light flickering through


I was sad when the Excellent Gentlemen left, so I decided to try to make the beat from a song of theirs that I love. Check out the real deal. They played it live at the Halloween show and it made me overjoyed and sad at the same time.

The drums are a kick drum, a hi-hat and crash cymbal, and a snare. The bass is a more mellow version of the saw I normally like, with a slow attack. The rhodes part is synth, not the real thing, cause I was too lazy to go out to the garage, and there’s also some synth organ in there. Since I can’t sing or play guitar like those dudes, I subbed in two trumpet parts for the guitar, and flute for the vocals. I’ve tried recording flute and trumpet for other beats, but I like how this came out much better. The one other part that comes in at the end is a synth Emoto-flute.

I don’t normally do personal shout-outs, but Mr. Girlfriend, remember that you deserve the best.


4 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. dong julio cortez

    Little known EG factoid: actually, that is two trumpets playing the guitar part on the original recording!

    November 11th, 2008

  2. Everything 4 Pakistan

    Do you do weddings?

    November 11th, 2008

  3. Ralph Machiatto

    I got really overjoyed and kinda sad when I heard this.
    It’s so sweet and really tender, just like Mister GF.

    November 11th, 2008

  4. Young Scallop

    Sometimes I have this dream that I’m in my twenties again, only to wake up and find that I’m a sad middle-aged one-man wedding band, who takes extra special care.

    November 12th, 2008

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