Big thanks to TenodiBoris, our latest supporter!

We're 13 people from our target today. Why don't you be one of them?

You can support NG too and get tons of perks for just $2.99.

Create a Free Account and then..

Become a Supporter!

So Cold


Author Comments

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.

Follow me:

‘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.


Everything I wanted to say gadogry VV already said so I'll just say this completely excellent has a bit of a Beatles feel to it which makes it that much more great seeing how I love the Beatles.. The quality of this song was great and the song itself very professional. Well done hnieuw, excellent work!

People find this review helpful!
newhansen responds:

That is great! Thanks for your review :D

This is great. Love the melody. Love the atmosphere. Love the falling chord progression. Singing, arrangement, lyrics, that hypnotic outro... nothing I'm not impressed by. So cold yet so good!

A few small things:

-- You actually removed the background harmonics during the last instance of the chorus. I think this is when you can use MORE layers/effects to drive that falling/losing control feeling home.

-- The drum rolls during the outro could continue for just a tiny bit longer. Now it feels like the drums dropped the torch right the moment before they're supposed to pass it on.

-- Obviously, "winds blows" is grammatically wrong, and I really don't understand "it's 6pm I'm but she's I don't know for sure." But they are minor things that don't deduct from the listening experience.

-- While I didn't listen to much Beatles, I didn't think of them until I read these comments. . I think it's good to let your style DEVELOPE itself as you make more music and acquire more about what you like. Trying to FORCE your way out of the shadow of some other people is a good thing, IMO. I'm sure there are a lot of good/popular bands that exhibit some Beatles influence, just like half the NBA would tell you that they patterned their game after Michael Jordan growing up. Just make sure you create what you enjoy!

People find this review helpful!
newhansen responds:

Didnt notice your review when i posted the song. I was just listening to older songs while i saw your review. Thanks for taking the time to listen (even though it's been a year ago ). ^^
I want to say that the chorus of the lyrics is pretty much nonsense. Though you are right that even in nonsense lyrics 'wind blows' is grammatically wrong. Your last point is very interesting. I'll keep that in mind :D

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 :)

People find this review helpful!
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..

Well...as 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 ;)

Bah, Barely good... Tbh nothing so aesthetic to my eyes, nor original...

newhansen responds:

Haters <3

Got a beetles feel to it.

People find this review helpful!

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info


4.61 / 5.00

Apr 9, 2012
3:51 AM EDT
File Info
7.1 MB
2 min 53 sec

Licensing Terms

You may not use this work for any purposes.