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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

Reminds me of The Beatles. That's both a good thing and a bad thing. You've captured a good sound, for fucking sure; the song is awesome. However, I do feel the sound is a bit borrowed. Keep up the great work, great recording.

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newhansen responds:

Thx for your review, and adding it to your list of favorite music :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I agree with TwiTwi, It really gives you a "Beatles" taste
also this was very professional and it has a rgeat quality!
Congratulations dude! that's the music we need today, because nowadays commercial music just sucks.

You have a good voice maybe, one day, you could sell your music and become famous (who knows?), but for that, you have to be more "Authentic" , jjust give it a try

Excuse my silly meddling but I have a question!
Do you know anyone who can play the guitar, but something more like "metal or hard rock"?, i'm in the search for a guitarist to make collabs in the future! meybe we could collab :)

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newhansen responds:

Thx for the useful review! I'm gonna give it a shot to create an 'own' sound in my next work, like u said. I hoped to get rid of the 'beatles taste' with this one :P. I wonder why people still hear the influences.. for the guitar. You should ask the April MAC winners. The theme was metal, so i guess you can find some talented people over there. The post should still be in the audioforum. Gl ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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


Rated 5 / 5 stars

mother fucking awesome


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Getting good vocals is a challenge 5 stars

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newhansen responds:

5 stars for the win! :)