4th Oct 2019 03:26 - 4 years ago
Description : So a guy buys a nice guitar at a pawn shop but returns it a few days later after waking from a sound sleep to hear it playing by itself. When he tells of his experience he is shocked to learn the owner had actually died while playing it. Is it fantasy or truth? Is the guitar in this track that very same guitar? Its all part of the mystery and fun of Halloween !
EDIT: modified ending to a deeper voice

Comments (21)

If you have time take a listen and give Neomorpheus some feedback.

bringerofDOOM 19th Jul 2020 18:04 - 3 years ago
Why would he return it? I would just let it play itself all the time, like a dead mall pianist. Plus the ghost sounds like he's in good spirits... :)
Neomorpheus replied 20th Jul 2020 - 3 years ago
Ha ha, only a true bringerofDOOM would answer as such !!

Thanks for the entertaining comment bro.
Jkingz 25th Nov 2019 20:48 - 4 years ago
Man, I love this tune! really great playing my friend, good job. Pink Floyd-esque intro into a Knopfler style riffing melodic tune. cant be bad! keep up the good work
Neomorpheus replied 26th Nov 2019 - 4 years ago
Hey thanks man ! You mention two names that have had a strong influence on me for sure. I really appreciate that association.
StaticNomad 3rd Nov 2019 18:41 - 4 years ago
Ghostly greetings.

Do you have a hollow body guitar that you filled with Jim Hendrix's ashes? Sure sounds like it on this track featuring some very tasty playing with a beautiful feel and touch.

It's a bit too chilled out, sensual and relaxing to be a proper Halloween track but I'll let you off. That Thriller one you did a few years ago was much more appropriate for Halloween.

2:10 those runs are my favourite playing in the track. Plus the awesome 2:28 bend.

Jimi sounds like a little child right at the end. I thought his ghost voice would be a lot lower and more humorous.

Big congrats!
Neomorpheus replied 5th Nov 2019 - 4 years ago
Do I have a hollow body guitar with Jimi Hendrix's ashes?
That'd be a bit morbid but having his ghost in my guitar would be cool!! I'd just settle for one of his guitars. But hey you made a good point in your thoughts on the ending. So I re-recorded my voice and went in the opposite direction with the pitch. Thanks for the comments bro, you are only one of few that has ever got me to edit my tracks.
eggs0ntoast 25th Oct 2019 09:07 - 4 years ago
sounds like he was sad at the passing of his former owner but knew he had to move on althougth reluctent to do so :( the guitar i mean
Neomorpheus replied 29th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
It does sound a bit lamenting. So eggs, I had to think about your comment and if I understand you correctly, your actually suggesting that its not the ghost of the former owner in my guitar, but instead the guitar itself has taken on a life of its own?

Interesting. That theory is not quite as creepy. Wonder if I could sell that to my wife? Ha HA !!

Thanks for the comments man.
joecramer 23rd Oct 2019 19:29 - 4 years ago
I really could enjoy the listen to this fine slow hand dreamy one. But i could not get the ghost thing :) cause it is much to "friendly and heavenly" but it is also far away from angels.
So it must be just real good deep human stuff.
Really well played!

stay tuned
Neomorpheus replied 24th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
I guess as far as ghosts are concerned, I'm way more acceptable of the friendly and heavenly sort than the opposite type. So that's the idea with the peaceful and benign vibes I tried to present.

Thanks for the listen and comment Joe.
theHumps 23rd Oct 2019 16:27 - 4 years ago
Sounds like a haunted Telecaster, those are the best i hear(from those voices in my head)ha!

Cool tone, nice reverb, chilled out feeling track till the very end....scary! Well played!

Neomorpheus replied 24th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Hey Wayne nice to have you drop in. You know I never really much liked Telecasters. I played a few over the years but since they were always a favorite of the country players I pretty much wouldn't play one. In recent years I come to realize my stupidity. They are great guitars and I especially love the feel of them. It's possible I could have been haunted by the Telecaster all those years and didnt realize it!
lochovski 23rd Oct 2019 06:02 - 4 years ago
great track to chill awsome, production is good to
Neomorpheus replied 24th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Thanks man, certainly appreciate the comment. Always cool to get the feedback from new listeners.
Nous2 13th Oct 2019 19:13 - 4 years ago
vraiment super !!!
Neomorpheus replied 15th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Merci, Mon amie.
EricMilligan 10th Oct 2019 04:07 - 4 years ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this track, Neo. Beautiful playing. Gorgeous tone. So nice to hear a true musician at work.

Neomorpheus replied 15th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Thanks Eric, I really appreciate it man.
Burtsbluesboxes 10th Oct 2019 01:19 - 4 years ago
Rigor Mortis is one of the bands that really got me into metal. Very sad hearing of his passing but at least he was doing what he loved. We have no control over what becomes of our material possessions when we go. As guitarist oud guitars mean the world to us, to others they just be a hunk of wood and metal. In my time away from here I've become very involved in homemade/handmade instruments and accessories like picks and slide and handwound pickups and have to say they definitely have more mojo than factory made/production items. Your title is right on :D Some do play themselves, were just the medium that makes it happen.
Neomorpheus replied 15th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
My wife is Asian (Vietnamese) and had to endure some horrific things as a child and survivor of the war in Vietnam. She has told me of things she witnessed that made my skin crawl. She very much believes in ghosts. She also has a strong belief that certain peoples personal possessions can become their link to this world when they die. She wont let me buy items from a pawn shop any more.
SpeakUpProd 9th Oct 2019 21:03 - 4 years ago
wow!just wow!
Neomorpheus replied 11th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Thanks for giving me a listen and taking time to comment. I appreciate all the exuberance !
Stereonomicon 9th Oct 2019 04:31 - 4 years ago
The idea behind the song is fascinating and the song itself is very beautiful. The production is clean and impeccable.
Neomorpheus replied 11th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Grazie for the kinds words. I'm always excited to see some new avatars in my comments.
Burtsbluesboxes 8th Oct 2019 14:09 - 4 years ago
Cool story. Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia died on stage while playing his guitar, maybe it's his! Steve doesn't believe ghosts are real, he should come to work with me LOL! :D Bear nailed it, nice clean soulful playing, always a pleasure Neo. Thanks for getting the annual Haloween thread going, coming up quick! I was trying to play with the Boneshaker yesterday when I got called into work...
Neomorpheus replied 10th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
OMG I remember that Burt ! I had seen him with Ministry at Lollapalooza and had been to the Rail Club in Fort Worth many times but not the night he died. Yeah I remember hearing he collapsed on stage and died shortly after. I doubt that one of his guitars would be at a Pawn shop, but you never know! I think Steve is just goofing on us with a play on words. Of course ghosts aren't real. Reality is term associated with life. They are un-real.
crucethus 8th Oct 2019 05:18 - 4 years ago
Spooky, (Ghosts arenĀ“t real) I love this slow hand-picked guitar sound. Awesome as always my friend!
Neomorpheus replied 10th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Glad you like the slow hand and good to see your comment cru. I was trying a couple of things in a totally different direction and wasn't liking it. So I decided to slow things down and dropped out most of the rhythm and the slow hand emerged. Its funny how these things happen sometimes. Oh and ghosts aren't real only to those who haven't yet seen one. Ha ha, Happy Halloween bro !
ShortBusMusic 8th Oct 2019 02:28 - 4 years ago
Ah, Neo, as usual your work on this one is a master's class in playing, composing, and production. Seriously brother, it's like listening to Mayer or maybe Jonny Lang or one of the other greats. They always say the tones in the hands and in this case, they are so right. Beautifully performed. Thanks for sharing. I hope all is well.

Happy Halloween.

Neomorpheus replied 10th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Wow that's quite a compliment Bear, I certainly appreciate the kind words man. Tone is always that Holy Grail we are constantly striving for. I was purposely thinned it out a bit more than I normally use in this, to give some what of a twang. But still wanted it to sound good. I actually use two distinct guitar tracks in this with entirely different set ups.
elijahbcrouch 7th Oct 2019 23:22 - 4 years ago
Neomorpheus replied 9th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Short but sweet. Thanks!
ClickbaitCabaret 7th Oct 2019 03:20 - 4 years ago
Nice track. Kinda low key jazzy. Great job.
Neomorpheus replied 9th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
I initially wanted a slow blues 8 bar rhythm progression but it was too full, didn't sound empty or eerie enough. So I basically dropped most of the rhythm guitar and just played some notes and flavored them up with various effects and some string techniques - slides, bends, pinches, pull-offs etc. I actually tried working in some rockabilly styling ala- Brian Setzer in here. Hes another great guitarist I admire a lot. I guess it does have a slight jazzy feel to it in spots though. Thanks for the comment man, much appreciated.
vinnybee 7th Oct 2019 03:05 - 4 years ago
Love the story you put behind this!
Neomorpheus replied 9th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Hey vinny, thanks for jumping in on this. I do enjoy getting creative on the descriptions of certain tracks. I cant take the credit on this one though. Its actually something a salesman at a local Pawn shop told me a few months ago.
DijamMusic 5th Oct 2019 23:38 - 4 years ago
Wow, neo,
What one can say about this track brilliant chill mate.
Mate, you are in the stratosphere in music production.
Really Well done
Neomorpheus replied 6th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Thanks jamid, I really appreciate that.
cartelscrum 5th Oct 2019 15:30 - 4 years ago
i need it wth drums
Neomorpheus replied 6th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Drums playing by themselves ?
I was hard enough for me to convince the ghost to do the guitar! I will leave that one up to you bro.
tsochai 4th Oct 2019 03:39 - 4 years ago
such a great chill funk
love it
great production neo!!!
Neomorpheus replied 5th Oct 2019 - 4 years ago
Thank you tsochai, I'm glad to hear your comment.

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