Still Alive (Portal)

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SMES presents "Still Alive" from the amazing game Portal. This song was written by Jonathan Coulton and we planned to cover it! Recorded with two Zoom H4n's with 4 mics plugged into them and mixed with Logic.

Sax solo, Jarrod Brereton.
Piano solo, Harry Cook.

Thank you for our small fan base that has encouraged SMES and given so much support to us. It is truly incredible. And a big shout out to Camoshark for your support and wonderful help getting us out there. Thank you and I hope you enjoy.


Love the fast beat, however I'm not much of Portal fan.

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SMES responds:

Great to hear you enjoyed the tune anyway =)

You guys rock, this is absolutely amazing! I like it better than the original :D

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SMES responds:

Haha thanks so much! Thats a very nice compliment and thank you so much for it =)

YES YES YES YES YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!! So glad you guys are doing more!! :D

Most excellent rendition of a song I never even considered to be interpreted into this style. I agree with Camoshark's assessment. Nothing short of amazing! Very interesting harmonies and rhythm. Performances all around were very good. I'm looking forward to more! Even if it takes another 4 months, seems to be worth it with you guys! :D

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SMES responds:

Thanks so much! hahah glad to hear you enjoy it. It was certainly a lot of fun playing it.

I'm hoping to go crazier with how I arrange tunes so we shall see how things play out. And hopefully we won't need 4 months for the next tune to come out =)

Wow, never thought I'd hear some Punk-Jazz on NG in my lifetime!

Utterly amazing work, people, you guys keep impressing me more and more with each release you put out! Some truly great harmonies in there, great tense atmosphere with the piano ostinato, love the small flanger effects put in there.

Flawlessly executed, with some great solos, props to Jarrod and Harry for their respective performances, same goes for James, Arlene and the guy which I'm assuming directs this page, Fabian!

There's really not much else I can say, other than I'll be sure to share to other fellow Punk-Jazz fans. Congratulations again for producing such amazing content!


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SMES responds:

Thank you so much CamoShark, your words truly mean a lot. And thank you so much for your support, you have been amazing.
I shall send out your words of kindness to the band and you are very much correct, it is I, Fabian!!

Thanks Sam once again and I hope soon we can collab in something together =)

Cheers, SMES

Grab your companion cube and swing,baby, cause this joint is happening.

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SMES responds:

Cake, anyone? And thank you =)

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3.89 / 5.00

Feb 4, 2013
8:30 AM EST
File Info
9.5 MB
4 min 10 sec

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