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Apr 9, 2012 | 3:51 AM EDT
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7.1 MB
2 min 53 sec
4.61 / 5.00

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Metal, Rock - Indie

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Mainly submitted for the next NAC 2012: misery.
Recorded with Logic 9. Must be a 50 layered project.
Try to listen the songs on your monitors instead of your apple headphones ^^ -> i have the feeling it's missing a lot of low frequency if you do.
Guitars played by Sander Tijburg. Drums played by Jorn Juist. Bram Juist was drum engineer on this one.

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‘Above the Basement’ combines interesting classical harmony with a modern indie rock style, all with smooth voice and an incredibly well-polished production. The melancholic mood of small orchestral arrangements, gentle guitar riffs, baroque keyboards, clean vocal harmonies and borrowings from Jon Brion and Brian Wilson makes it easy to visualize film scenes when listening to the tracks. This is not strange when you know an orchestra of talented international musicians has been summoned to record the songs. ‘Above the Basement’ might be compared to listening winter-songs on a hot summer evening, or listening summer songs on a cold winter night. Either way, after listening these songs you are left with this particular emotion of both hope and melancholy.

Duration: 15 minutes
Year: 2015

Mixed, Mastered, Video and additional vocals: Bram Juist -Studio Engineer: Paul Nieuwenhuijsen - Drums: Tom Rutgers & Jorn Juist - Guitars: Sander Tijburg - Strings: Niels Hendriksen & Naree Park - Brass Producer: Samuel Hebert - Trumpet: Félix Rheault - French Horn: Alexandre Derguy - Trombone: Jérôme Boisvert - Clarinet: Marco Danesi - Artwork: William Hackney. Compositions, vocals + add. instruments by New Hansen.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

All the sudden the drums become the most pleasant thing in my life - This sort of things never occurs before in Newgrounds
And that means a lot to me

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newhansen responds:

Your age is displayed as 80, should know ;P. Thx for comment!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow. As a metalhead, I tend to only check out the heavy metal here on Newgrounds. I realized I was probably missing out on a lot of quality music so I went ahead and clicked on this and I am glad I did. This is incredible work. Every bit of it sounds so clean and professional. You have thoroughly impressed me.

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newhansen responds:

Your comment means a lot to me! It's really cool to impress someone who's into metal. Thx alot ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Holy balls... that's the cleanest drum recording i've ever heard on newgrounds, and that's coming from someone who acctualy plays the drums... Nice Job... thumbs and a like, good man!

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newhansen responds:

That's really good to hear.
I guess it's the proper use of the mics that did the job :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is great! This sounds so Sgt Pepper-esk :-)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this damn song. Been playing it on repeat every other day.
Anywhere I can see the lyrics?

newhansen responds:

Havn't got the lyrics for you yet. Though the sheet of almost all instruments can be found @ my newgrounds userpage ---->

Lyrics might be released as well. Thx for your support!