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2/12/2007

Justin Sandlin - Don't open your mouth unless you have something good to say.

I am not a record buyer...I am a crook!

I'm a genius and you're stupid!!!!

Just kidding, of course.  I don't think anyone is that much better than anyone else. 
Shenandoah Revival
Weighted Rating: [16 Votes, 3.63 Stars]
Views: 2,184
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Liner Notes
Richie Isaacs [2/11/2009 1:28:56 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Beautiful rendition,trippy and cool and ethereal...I have to DL this for my insomnia bouts!
(Diggin thru the achieves is fun)
WILLBMUSIC [11/23/2007 6:54:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
justin
ScottT [5/13/2007 8:07:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
nicely done Justin
singmetofire [2/27/2007 2:22:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
no #@&%!. what a #@&%!ing terrible comment.
jsandlin71 (song submitter) [2/27/2007 1:33:48 PM EST]
Score: +0
Gee, thanks for the advice.
fusion4u [2/27/2007 12:54:05 PM EST]
Score: -10
Rated 0.5 stars
try experimenting with a little more musicianship skill next time, this is complete noise
jsandlin71 (song submitter) [2/14/2007 12:31:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
The way the solo sounds is a result of the nylon strings being plucked with a fat pick. I picked the melody in a lower octave. Then went back and recorded a higher melody on top of that.
aaronlife [2/14/2007 11:16:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
yeah, the solo is awesome.... very asian sounding, how did you do it? really, a brilliant job all around.
jsandlin71 (song submitter) [2/13/2007 2:06:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks wordgirl

I'm surprised no one picked up on the obvious edit at 3:01

This song originally had a 4th verse before the solo but I thought it was long enough and tried my best to edit it out. However, I couldn't get the timing right, so there's a beat and a half in there somewhere.
wordgirl62 [2/12/2007 11:13:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Congrats on the feature, Justin!
wordgirl62 [2/12/2007 11:13:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Eerie....strange, yet promising...cool picture of chickens! Beautiful and haunting. What a wild way to treat an old traditional...Innovative.Good work!
bringmetosee [2/12/2007 10:53:06 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
jsandlin71 (song submitter) [2/12/2007 9:05:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Thanks for the comments everyone. I didn't expect this to get featured. I just posted it as an effects experiment. It's not supposed to be flashy or the next Hot 100 track but hopefully it can make you feel a little bit more at peace than you were before.
zissou [2/12/2007 6:13:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I like the strange background sounds coupled with the more straightforward vocal. There's not much of an underlying structure holding it together, but it works anyway. I like the spaciousness...It's relaxing and the 5+ minutes go by without making me impatient for something different. I agree that the lead part is awesome. I don't mind the processed vocals, they fit the mood fine. Nice rendition of a song I've never heard before.
guswatkins [2/12/2007 6:09:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
duffsc [2/12/2007 2:34:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
really like the ghostly textures on the intro. this isnt really something i would listen to a little drab for my tastes. it would defenitely be cool on an episode of six feet under though. one of my favorite shows. it has a seriousness about it that justifies the end result. great at a funeral!
MeatMachineII [2/12/2007 12:32:14 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
You did everything right here, I expected it to turn into a pop song any second, and it didn't which is sweet. I'm not a big fan of mellow music, and this song doesn't make me yearn to hear it again, but I can see the appeal. At first I thought, oh no another guy that doesnt know how to use reverb/delay......I honestly didn't know you could get something to sound that wet, and still be so clear. Bravo man.
jbrown [2/12/2007 12:04:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
This is a good example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. You caught that "whatever it is" that makes it all work. Synergy I think.
Mr. Bratty [2/12/2007 11:20:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
i can't recall having ever heard the song that this rendition is of. i have watched people play oregon trail but have never played it myself. with that as my starting point, i might agree that the vocals are a little overprocessed. i would definitely agree that the solo section was pretty much awesome. the whole feel of this tune reminds me of a gbv song called learning to hunt, which i like.
Mr. Bratty [2/12/2007 11:11:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
ok, i just realized that if you change your picture again, that last comment won't make any sense. except for that chickens are funny. but not as funny as monkeys.
Mr. Bratty [2/12/2007 11:09:55 AM EST]
Score: +0
i like chickens. they're funny.
aaronlife [2/12/2007 11:02:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
pretty #@&%!ing cool justin, your voice is perfect on this, what i like about, one of the things, is that it's not trippy, it's clear, but it's very watery, like just above freezing, listening to Shenandoah underwater reflected off particles... on Mars.
itchybrother [2/12/2007 10:49:01 AM EST]
Score: +0
I was wondering why the melody was sounding so fermilliar.

Well I can't praise you for constructing a good melody. And this rendition does go on a bit. But I will say that the solo section from about 3:03 to 3:55 was great.
beastia [2/12/2007 10:37:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
You picked a good song to work with! Shenandoah is a great folk song. For my personal taste I think this is a little too long to go without some additions or alterations. I think this could work really well in an album context as an interlude or something. The soundscape could use some more interest. Maybe some bowed electric guitar alla Sigur Ros? Organ is always a nice sustaining pad for background texture.
Not a bad idea here, but it could be developed into something much more interesting or concise.
firth5a [2/12/2007 10:06:30 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Not my sort of thing, but I agree it is bold.
WILLBMUSIC [2/12/2007 8:39:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I have to agree with scott on this on. an eerie rendition , perhaps a bit too eerie, but a bold endeavor.
Greyfield [2/12/2007 7:17:20 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
A beautiful, trippy version of one of the greatest American songs ever. There were times when I didn't even know what was making the sounds I was hearing, which made it a very fresh listen. Good song for your range, too, J-man...you sound exceptionally good on this.
guswatkins [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
gorgeous. haunting.
i wouldn't get into a whole CD of this, but i definitely like this song.
ScottT [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Very nice-maybe a bit too much reverb on the voice.
I am a lover of old folk melodies. One of my favorites is Shenandoah. I discovered the song from playing the computer game Oregon Trail 2 (complete with CD soundtrack featuring old folk tunes.)

I strung my steel-string guitar with some nylons and figured out the chord progression to this song. I came up with an intro and used my voice in a horn type fashion over top of the intro and made a two part harmony. I sang a couple of verses and picked out the melody on my guitar in octaves. I put this recording in the dumpster because it was boring and I had no way to spice it up.

One day I came back to the recording and I got a crazy idea of reversing the intro because it was the same number of barrs forwards and backwards. That wasn't enough to be interesting though. So, I used the pitch shifter to make the reversed intro go up to 4th, down to 5th, down to 6th and up an octave. I spaced these different recordings of the intro throughout the song and created the final recording.

It all kind of reminds me of Sigur Ros in a way. My favorite part is in the second verse when it says "rolling waters" and the reversed intro actually sounds like warped rolling water. Cheerio, ol chap! Huh?

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