1st Aug 2021 04:57 - 2 years ago
Description : Played on fretless 3 string homemade guitar with Screaming tube handmade ceramic slides and Mojobone hand carved pick.
Sorrow poem excerpt by Edna St Vincent Millay
Chorum Corvas Corvax - Chorus of the Raven

Comments (7)

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

NFMaster 3rd Aug 2021 03:50 - 2 years ago
You are an excellent instrument maker and musician.
This track sounds so authentic.
I could see this song being featured on an episode of Mayans while they're riding their Harleys...

sirefox 2nd Aug 2021 00:03 - 2 years ago
Esto es alucinante, suena de vicio, me gusta este ambiente hipnótico y LA ENORME CALIDAD EN LA PRODUCCIÓN. la lluvia y el cuervo complementa el ambiente espectral de la pista. Gracias Burtsbluesboxes por dejarnos descargar esta obra de arte. Que tengas un buen día. Paz y salud para todos.
Burtsbluesboxes replied 2nd Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
Awesome thank you :D You may need to use google translate like I did and that's what I got below. I do music as a hobby just like building these homemade guitars from junk. I find with production less is more. The more you EQ and compress stuff the worse you end up making it sound. I try and get the tone I like before recording, then adjust to get everything in the mix comfortably.

Impresionante gracias :D Es posible que deba usar google translate como lo hice yo. Hago música como un pasatiempo al igual que la construcción de estas guitarras caseras de basura. Me parece que con la producción menos es más. Cuanto más ecualizador y comprimir cosas peor terminas haciendo que suene. Trato de obtener el tono que me gusta antes de grabar, luego ajustar para obtener todo en la mezcla cómodamente.
DijamMusic 1st Aug 2021 23:13 - 2 years ago
Yeo Bart,
You've still at it?
I'm glad you're still here mate.
Great track as usual my man.
Well done
Burtsbluesboxes replied 1st Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
Still at it and still lurking in the graveyards ;) I hadn't been recording much for a bit, doing more building than playing. I've got to take some time tonight and scroll through what everyone's been up to lately.
Zootman 1st Aug 2021 22:35 - 2 years ago
i need those frets i think!! hdu are frequently quite loud and full on but they do some good atmostpheric stuff. a song called 'lull' off their higher album is a good example of their more ambient stuff. all the best to you
Burtsbluesboxes replied 1st Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
LOL!! Fretless slide is definitely a different style. I like 3 string tuned open g GDG. I have a 4 string fretted tuned EADG like a regular guitar. There's one stringers, 2 stringers, 3, 4 5, and your traditional 6. Lap steels are pretty big thing too. People will make them out of a 2x4 or old violin case. If you get a chance look up Fat Knuckle Freddy. He's like the Jimi Hendrix of the primitive fretless guitars. He calls his style Graveyard Blues. Very Punk like, loud and full of energy. Very cool guy if you get to ever meet him too. I was set up selling guitars at a show he played 2 weeks ago, his dinner set was quite mellow, laid back playing, sitting in a chair. When he took the stage for the night set it was wild. Shocked some of the people :D
Zootman 1st Aug 2021 20:31 - 2 years ago
Love the intro, guitars sounds awesome. Homemade far out, you're obviously a craftsman and we need more of those! I'll tell u this reminds me a little of a nz band called hdu who use similar layered guitar textures. But this is unique and I really enjoyed it.
Burtsbluesboxes replied 1st Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
We sure do!! I'll look up hdu, I love dark atmosheric music. We need more fretless music, who needs those stinking frets any way LOL!
dimestop 1st Aug 2021 13:45 - 2 years ago
Not the biggest fan of this genre, dark and moody, but had to comment on that guitar, whether it my thing or not, that guitar is superb and the crow was cool and I like the sharp end plain old stop, well done
Burtsbluesboxes replied 1st Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
We can all learn alot from each other and other genres. I learned a ton here when I started out using a computer to make music from the electronic based musicians. I wish we could share pictures on here. The guitar is made from an old kitchen drawer, wallet tin, piece of oak for the neck and an old Telecaster pick up.
pseudoble 1st Aug 2021 13:20 - 2 years ago
This is great - dark and moody and wonderful (and with the crow sound a little quirky) production and I love that you actually made the guitar AS WELL as writing a great atmospheric track - really epic - I hope all the random listeners lean in to more than the first 15 seconds. Ends a little abruptly but nice work
Burtsbluesboxes replied 1st Aug 2021 - 2 years ago
I'm very pleased with the first track Sorrow, the second needs a bit more work, really thinking I need to extend it. On you tube there's 2 documentaries on cigar box guitars, Songs inside the Box and Makers of a revolution a uk based one. There's a long history of homemade instruments by people wanting to make music but not able to afford expensice guitars and such. Damn things are more addictive than crack! Dark and moody is my favorite stuff :D

You might also like these tracks

If you liked Sorrow and Chorum Corvas Corax by Burtsbluesboxes you might also like these other Heavy Metal tracks.

20th Feb 2014 19:17 - 10 years ago
Description : A metalish track built around loops by Planetjazzbass. Pure looperman product, all loops from here! :)

As everytime, any feedback welcomed. UPDATE 2015.10.24.: improved audio quality - lower lows, higher highs. Now even more scary, and in 256kbps!

Applied loops (full or partially):
PLANETJAZZBASS : 0111346-0014566 - (funkenstone), 0111346-0039117 - (my goat is sick), 0111346-0014648 - (black bomber), 0111346-0018490 - (heat shield), 0111346-0038108 - (sennheiser zen 1), 0111346-0038109 - (sennheiser zen 2), 0111346-0015208 - (pig milk), 0111346-0019635 - (hippo pool), 0111346-0032035 - (bover boots), 0111346-0014682 - (trekkin time), 0111346-0014803 - (i told you so), 0111346-0014561 - (frontal lobe), 0111346-0020779 - (fat flies), 0111346-0032147 - (smooth shoes).
MEGAPAUL : 0448131-0058899 (E 100BPM 4 bars main riff), 0448131-0058767 (HM A 85BPM 4bars), 0448131-0059390 (D-Red-Ralf-has-gone-120BPM-8bars)
REI4REAL : 0039029-0001514 (rei iron E 75), 0039029-0001680 (rei hammer 02 D 140)
ACIDTONE : 0037502-0002671 (double kick bass with china)
ANCHOR : 0072432-0001749 (lots o double bass trash)
XARNOR : 0085913-0008990 (metal drum loop)
GUITARGURU : 0057331-0001168 (wavey rock riff), 0057331-0001169 (robot talk)
BLAQHSTARRMUSIC : 00665575-0014482 (acoustic overdrive gt)
SPIVKURL : 0186161-0065468 (acidic arpeggio)
CHILLDADDY : 0067852-0001439 (indian calling tom tom)
PSYCHOTROPIC_CIRCLE : 0071878-0003099 (lion perc and orc 01), 0071878-0002818 (salsa groove 01), 0071878-0003153 (fx el 3 114)
SASH : 0020884-0001302 (screaming feedback)
LJSHADOW : 0144345-0014306 (hitter)
DRMISTERSIR : 0208341-0069232 (she loves it)
WADIZZLE5000 : 0711434-0054859 (break break break)
STREETSBEATZ : 0959110-0062623 (ratchet gutta - ride)
DJ_FRED_VAL : 0002663-0002511 (fv roland dr-550 120), 0002663-0006690 (fv rock beat 140), 0002663-0008079 (fv xylo attack 140)
24th Jul 2022 22:12 - 1 year ago
Description : heavy metal song ... new master on it ...
18th May 2012 20:20 - 12 years ago
Description : I am totally just gonna encourage you to hit play...and enjoy!

Thank you so much Mr. Bear for the track and the mix :-), now you'll have something to entertain you on your trip :-)

17th Dec 2016 17:09 - 7 years ago
Description : I discovered Meshuggah around 2003 and was blown away by the power, complexity and super Heavy sound of their music. Their "Nothing" album marked the switch to 8 string guitars and pushed Heavy Metal into a whole new territory. My track is a variant cover of their song "Nebulous". I have stayed pretty close to the original but added a few dynamic elements of my own. Its loud, its super heavy and way out there...Beyond Nebulous.
22nd May 2024 03:44 - 3 weeks ago
Description : I asked Danke if I could add some vocals to his track Future Machine and he kindly agreed and sent me the track. The lyrics are about a soldiers experience in war as he and his trench mates are told to get up and out of their trench and attack the enemy across open fields. I can only imagine the fear, tension and chaos that goes through one's mind at that moment.
8th Jan 2015 12:32 - 9 years ago
Description : This unconventional metal track is dedicated to Valvedriver though it's not a parody of his fine music or me actively trying to sound like it. I struggled for months with the first few minutes of this track knowing that I must be able to take it somewhere deeper, more psychedelic and powerful. Then I loaded some sampled choir voice instruments, as used in my track Reckful and suddenly found myself happily in Valveland - not a place I visit often. Feeling amply Valvedriven and newly inspired, I added the last few minutes fairly easily and very quickly. So: it's a twisting, turning mixture of grunge, menacing ambient, mystical metal and ultra-heavy funk. Instruments: electric guitar+bass, synth basses, female choir voices, one synth pad, some other synths on the nastier side of things and a few programmed heavy acoustic drumkits playing a mixture of triplets and straighter grooves. Interesting thoughts appreciated. Favourite bits? Shit bits? Please listen on good headphones/speakers as there's a lot of heavy bass in this. Now get ready to rock: balls out, hands in the air and with rebellious joy in your heart. Just try not to headbang the hell out of your laptop. Go!
21st Mar 2018 06:44 - 6 years ago
Description : Whats up guys?! Been a while I know. Iv'e moved around a lot but have finally settled down and have been hard at work with my metal band. Unfortunately I've had to put my solo work on hold for a bit while I'm recording with the band. We are being professionally recorded now, a very big step up from the last recording of my band that I posted here. Anyways, hope you guys enjoy! We are, Raze The Pyre.
16th Jun 2016 01:06 - 8 years ago
Description : I'm looking for someone to sing some killer vocals on here..
20th Jun 2015 00:21 - 9 years ago
Description : FINAL UPDATE -- 25.06.2015 -- L.O.D - Lovers of darkness
- Phatkatz4 on guitars and drums
- Joe Cramer vocals, synths and drums
I tryed to enhanced Phatkatz track.
used loop - Chris Hall waves-and-ocean
german and english lyrics are in the lyric folder
enjoy - comments are welcome
20th Oct 2017 16:56 - 6 years ago
Description : used 4 loops from 3nigmadjing including the insane riser which i love big thanks for that looperman-l-2432186-0114538-3nigmadjing-insane-trap-or-dubstep-buildup and ableton with old greco stratocaster.
11th Mar 2017 12:29 - 7 years ago
Description : Part one of three.
28th Apr 2021 15:04 - 3 years ago
Description : Looking for someone who puts some vocals on the Track in style of lorna shore.
29th Sep 2022 07:21 - 1 year ago
Description : UPDATE: 2 parts put together...Nice chill to fall asleep to, and then the metal alarm clock wakes U Up!!
8th Oct 2012 03:14 - 11 years ago
Description : Quick sampled metalcore song I came up with and thought i'd let the metal heads of looperman get a whip of this track
5th Sep 2015 04:29 - 8 years ago
Description : Was going for something dark, a little moody. Nicetones101 provided an excellent canvas, for me to experiment with some vocals.
*headphones seem to sound the best, but maybe I need new desktop speakers :P !