Tags : | Folk | 4.71 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : My Dad found his old 8-track recorder. I think he was going to ask me if I was interested, but I was already half way to my room with it and a new song forming in my head.
This track is more of a straight-forward folk song. The opening is completely recorded on the 8-track, so it's a bit more lo-fi. Then the track kind of opens up into a cleaner chorus. I hope you enjoy my little experiment.

So far 6 users have left a comment on this track.
If this is your track why not return the love and check out their tracks too.

  1. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Thu 29th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    Hey, I must say that this is beautiful! I've been into folk longer than almost any other sort of music, and I think you've done excellent work in song writing, performance, and recording! Gives me some reminders of Nick Drake, for example, who is one of my favorites. Enjoyed each instrumental part, and your vocals sounded great! I love magnetic tape very much, and would have a lot of fun with an 8 track! Sold my 4 track many years ago, something which I regret a bit. Happy that I found this song of yours! Thank you for letting us hear it! Fave!

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    Thank you very much! I really loved recording this way. It was much more hands on and allowed me to focus on writing and performance rather than predominantly on production.
    I plan to make more folk-style compositions in the future, so watch this space.

    TA

  2. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Mon 19th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    Folk also isn't at all my sort of thing but this has a very authentic and warm acoustic sound. It's a million miles from the sort of stuff I make.

    Piano sounds good and kind of triumphant with some of those chords you let ring out.

    0:59 nice higher piano notes and walking groove.

    Guitar is delicate.

    Doesn't sound like it's been played to a click.

    Good late night chilling music.

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    I'm glad you enjoyed the track. I did start using a click but I thought it sounded better somehow without it, more genuine. Thank you for listening.

    Cheers.

    TA

  3. guyd
    guyd on Wed 14th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    Nicely done, good recording.

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    Why thank you :)

    TA

  4. Burtsbluesboxes
    Burtsbluesboxes on Wed 14th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    I see you found your way out of the catacombes. Is that your tape that was found abandonded in the camera? Had to ditch it and run because of a lasagna shortage huh?! When I first stated playing we used a cassette player to record hahaha Eventually my friend got a 4 track recorder. 8 tracks wow! What are you going to do with all those? Sounds good :D I love folk. Maybe next you can do a duet with Joan Baez? Maybe get Erik on organ.

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    It was a close call. Erik was on to me. Luckily I found some old Sarah Brightman recordings from the 80's; so I pressed play and threw the 8-track into a conveniently placed canoe and sent it downstream. He will be chsing that for a while...

  5. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Wed 14th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    I lived with Tascam 8 track decks for years & wore out the outside heads I used them so much...it makes an honest musician of the user...nowhere to hide...just the music...I noticed the acoustic was nicely recorded but your vocal is the star T.A...good for you....a big well done to you...enjoyed this one...Ed

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    Thank you TW. It was difficult to get the takes right at first, but as soon as I relaxed and learned to love the soft hiss of the tape deck, I really enjoyed the experience. Also, I'm relieved that you liked the vocals, I always feel nervous about showcasing my voice. Though I'm starting to use it more and more lately.

    Cheers,

    TA

  6. XyIlent
    XyIlent on Wed 14th Oct 2015 - 4 years ago

    Folk isnt really my drug of choice but this was an awesome listen, was perfect to just chill out to at nearly 2am in the morning.
    I dont think im really qualified to give any advice on how to improve this due to my lack of knowledge on the genre but all in all its a great listen :)

    toastedavalanche
    Reply by toastedavalanche

    Thank you Xyllent. I don't think genre matters so much as long as the music doesn't grate against your mood. Thankfully you were in the right mood for this track, so all is good :D

    TA

 ! You need to Log In or Register to post here.

Down by the southern coast you'll find a wandering man
He just wants to help the world in any way he can
He has no provisions just a guitar in his hands
He sings to the passing gulls as they glide above the land.

And he says "we are one beneath the sun,
If rain should come, this changes none"

This is what he said.

 


 

You might also like these tracks


Tags : | Folk | 4.13 MB

Description : What happens when a short but hypnotic celtic intro turns into something completely different? The most noteworthy collaborator on this track (yeah you guessed, it's Tumbleweed) answered correctly to this question! A newly patented musical genre is what happens...yes..."SlovenianCelticCowboyMusic" is born. Sometimes we just have to cut off from being too serious...The version presented here has been carefully chosen from 4856 or so mixes...
As always all thanks to my dear friend Ed who makes such wonders possible to happen.....

Tags : | Folk | 5.64 MB

Description : Another simple track... Wonder if my genre selection fits for the tune. :)
Electric guitars by me, every other samples are from the site only. Applied loops :

YAPPY: 1172494-0086059 (Art of misery part1 flute 85bpm), 1172494-0086060 (Art of misery part 2 flute 85bpm),
SWG: 0045720-0001359 (SWG_Rock_Basic_120),
DANKE: 0671112-0066529 (Chill drum),
HAIDARJASEM: 1154425-0083657 (Me gusta),
MWRATRIDGE: 0631933-0052898 (Grinding Bassy Groove),
MEGAPAUL: 0448131-0061613 (Doom Pale Moon 120bpm Bass Guitar),
CENTRIST: 0079105-0059391 (Olympus - Chorus 2).

Tags : | Folk | 6.59 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : I always wanted to write a cowboy folk song, something that would have been sung by a western settler as he explored the wild west. So come and join me as I sit next to a roaring fire, crickets chirping in the background and sing along if you want to. I only used the campfire sound effect in the third verse, I couldn't find a great campfire effect so I used it enough to give the effect without it being too annoying and taking away from the song.

I used the classical guitar this time for some strumming, a little mandolin and some harmonica and some sounds of nature to add to the feel of sitting around a campfire. I sing the lead and backup vocals.

Tags : | Folk | 5.26 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : I had a lot of fun recording my last folk song, so I thought I'd take a stab at recording another one. This time I limited myself to 2 for all my vocals and instruments (guitar, piano, ukulele and organ). Enjoy the song and leave a comment letting me know your thoughts :)

Description : I wanted to do something different like i do normaly. And I think that I was successful.
A -drum ´n chill folk song-. A kind of hippie music in colorful garb of the modern era.
At the end of the track there is a bonus.
Something in the way of bonfire music.
Only minor2go with guitar and I sing all alone at ......................................................................................................
feat - minor2go on guitar - EpicRecord on drums - thegibZy on drums -

Tags : | Folk | 8.71 MB

Description : This is a country/folk track in a genre I don't do much, so I thought I'd give it a go. It also has some instruments I don't use much, namely the banjo, mandolin and fiddle. I got the title from a movie I saw a few months ago. Hope you enjoy, Scott.

Description : A song about what's happening in my trees outside my house. A finger snap loop, a mandolin loop and a cabasa loop were used that I uploaded here a while ago. Acoustic guitar, bass, some singing and some piano.

Tags : | Folk | 4.28 MB | Colab Request

Description : Singer-Songwriter, Folk, Piano, Indie

Tags : | Folk | 7.01 MB

Description : Kindofa '60s work song. Another song from my collab with Sunny War. This is the first song on our album HELP which we should get done this month. This song started with looperman-l-0498019-0072501-tumbleweed-90-g-slow-train-rhythm, a great rhythm guitar riff; the song just emerged out of it without effort. Props to Tumbleweed and his great guitar loops which I have often used. Then there were three other loops, drum, piano and lead guitar. Sunny replaced the guitar loops with her acoustic picking, using Tumbleweed's loop as the inspiration. The drum and piano loops remain: looperman-l-1703213-0101854-deathsquadktown-1994-inspired-hip-hop-drum-beat 90, looperman-l-0592478-0101770-designedimpression-piano-loop-will-power-94 g. Thank you, loopers! Feedback please!

Tags : | Folk | 1.13 MB | Has Lyrics

Description : The story of "Heer & Ranjha" is kind of an Indian version of "Romeo & Juliet" ....

while listening to this song try to imagine the scenario where "Heer" (Juliet) is dying next to "Ranjha" (Romeo)

Tags : | Folk | 2.11 MB

Description : 3 string cookie tin guitar jam with Snowflake's spoken word. Will put together an album of cigar box guitar music for free download soon. License - May We Join Hands? by snowflake (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/43328 The rythym backing guitar is available in loop section, enjoy :D

Tags : | Folk | 6.36 MB | Colab Request

Description : indie/folk, I guess :P

Tags : | Folk | 6.28 MB

Description : Adele's Hello geared towards my folk style

Tags : | Folk | 2.85 MB

Description : Two classical guitar tracks. Guitar tuned to an open C then I put a capo on the third fret making the song in the key of E flat. Added some delay to the picking track. Another quick idea, about 2 hours invested. Enjoy!

Tags : | Folk | 7.12 MB

Description : Special Thanks to minor2go for the great guitar loop! https://www.looperman.com/loops/detail/78340/guitars-unlimited-sunday-by-minor2go-free-90bpm-rnb-acoustic-guitar-loop

Hey guys, I decided to try to make a track using a LM loop as the foundation! I made this "RnB" loop into something a little more "folk" i guess you could say. I added some filtered strings and tropical precussion behind it, and also gave it the structure of a tropical track as well. I actually have a youtuber who is going to provide vocals for the track so that is why some parts are bare.(so as to leave room for the vocalist to be creative with their writing) I really had lots of fun making this track and look forward to it getting finished off with some quality vocals. I haven't really mixed it well, and the bass during the drop is definitely going to be changed in the final product. If you guys have any critiques/reviews on things that need to be fixed or changed, please feel free to comment!

Thanks again guys!
Rico L.

Search For Tracks
Latest Tracks Comments
From The Forums
Watched Forum Threads