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Apr 9, 2012 | 3:51 AM EDT
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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

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 was great, I imagined the beginning of the song as a depressed man watching a black and white TV and the rest of the song about his sorrow.

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newhansen responds:

Haha. I love to read how people imagined the soundscape to be. Nice :P


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome , Simply Awesome :)

newhansen responds:

Thx men! ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Now thats Worth 5 Points,Very Good Job!

newhansen responds:

5 points for the win!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That's the only thing I can say about this- this got me re-interested in good old indie songs.
Please release the lyrics, this gives me SO many animation ideas, but I don't want to make anything straying from the original theme and message of the song...

newhansen responds:

Lyrics have been released on my newgrounds userpage. Gl ;)