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« on: July 24, 2020, 03:40:02 PM »

My Pet Sounds...  Grin


https://themajikrainorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Iím working on these songs... I still have to record the vocals.

Cheers

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 06:49:28 PM »

My Pet Sounds...  Grin


https://themajikrainorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Iím working on these songs... I still have to record the vocals.

Cheers

Guillaume

I love what you are doing so far!  I can't wait to hear the vocals!

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 11:07:28 AM »

Thank you!  Itís a fun project, an impossible task. Iíve already done the Beatles Cheesy . This one is for me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 11:07:51 AM »

Thank you!  Itís a fun project, an impossible task. Iíve already done the Beatles Cheesy . This one is for me.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 11:09:15 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2020, 02:33:16 AM »

My Pet Sounds...  Grin


https://themajikrainorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases

Iím working on these songs... I still have to record the vocals.

Cheers

Guillaume


Dude....thatís brilliant.

And they work just fine without vocals, so Iím stoked to hear what you come up with!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 06:26:35 AM »

Thank you! Track 6,10 and 12 are instrumentals. I think 12 is more 67 Smile than 66 Pet sounds. Three instrumentals is a bit too much. If you already like this, You will like the melodies,, itís always the toughest part of the game, finding  good vocal lines over complex chords sequences. Brian was so good...
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 07:21:28 AM »

Seriously, you could've added some static to these songs, claimed you found some acetates of lost Brian Wilson tracks, and I would've believed it. Definitely the best emulation of Brian's Pet Sounds style I've ever heard.

'Away' is like a perfect coupling of Henry Mancini and The Beach Boys. I absolutely love this whole album.

I found myself singing my own melodies to some of these songs since there are no vocals yet haha. Phenomenal work!

How did you record the orchestral parts? Are those with actual instruments or MIDI? Sounds like actual orchestral instruments to my ears.
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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2020, 07:27:32 AM »

Thank you.

Iíve played everything except  a couple of drum tracks and the strings, woodwind and brass  parts.

As Iíve said before, itís nothing but a great challenge. I wonít do it a second time so it has to be perfect to my ears.

Iíve always wonder why there wasnít more soundalike Pet sounds songs. You can find dozens of beatlesque tunes for any of their albums. Even Brian changed its style after 66. The song Jill by Gary Lewis is a rare exception. Same musicians, same studio, almost same year...

I will probably use pre-sales to help press some records.
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 04:42:47 PM »

Very nice! Glad to have found it recommended on another thread. What led you to relase them as a work-in-progress? Do you have all the vocal melodies written out or are you still composing them?

How did you build up the tracks?

Kudos for a great job
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 05:18:52 PM »

I'm only a few tracks in so far, and I'm stunned. Amazing work! The production and arranging are top notch, as is the songwriting and especially the chord choices. You've captured something in the texture of this music that Brian had in his own, a texture which others can try to use the same orchestrations and sounds but not get the cohesive whole. Very, very nice.

Whether intentional or not, the chord changes (one sequence in particular), descending lines, and rolling triplet/shuffle feel in "Someone Like You" reminded me of the great lost Monkees track "All Of Your Toys", and anything or anyone who does that gets my highest compliments.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 12:40:53 AM »

Very nice! Glad to have found it recommended on another thread. What led you to relase them as a work-in-progress? Do you have all the vocal melodies written out or are you still composing them?

How did you build up the tracks?

Kudos for a great job
Thanks, I work on my own and sometimes I need to know whether i'm still going in the right direction. I have almost all of the vocal melodies written. Iím beginning the work on the vocals this week. I need to complete some lyrics. I know the vocals are gonna be a hard task... I really like what I have already done but sometimes the melodies are hard to follow. I know where they have to go but I canít sing them. Itís frustrating. Like these high falsetto on I get around or Let him run Wild, the melodies canít go anywhere else.
Anyway, I can sing them but alas, Iím not Carl or Brian.

Usually, I write the chords and the vocal melody together avoiding the obvious choices. I try to find something interesting in the bass with my left hand and then I find a smooth modulation to change the key within the song and when the chorus ends I try to lend on my feet again.
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