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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

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

NFMaster
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...

Peace
sirefox
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
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
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
Maj
Burtsbluesboxes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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