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.

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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.


Wow this is amazing. Its so slow and almost hypnotic. For some reason it reminds me of the Lulaby from Disney's Anastasia

Mooi liedje. Meestal luister ik niet naar dit soort liedjes, maar mooi is het wel :D Keep it up!

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newhansen responds:

Yo, bedankt :)

Excellent pick for the win. I might have to enter and kick your ass next year.

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newhansen responds:

Haha thx dude! Bring it on like donkey kong! ^^

awesome! :D

newhansen responds:

Thx ^^

Love the melancholic piano at the beginning - this very much reminded me of a kinda tarboy like song with that sorta despair feel to it.. and it has that brit feel to it. It reminds me of the beatles ara tbh. And while it could have conveyed more misery I can see it as a band playing in a coffeeshop in miseryville :P



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newhansen responds:

As new as I am to newgrounds I didn't know Tarboy yet. >.< haha, shame on me. Just added it to my favorites. Thx for your review chrona! Don't know what you mean with 'ara tbh' though :)

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4.61 / 5.00

Apr 9, 2012
3:51 AM EDT
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2 min 53 sec

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