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(#57) The Clouds Hill Tapes, Part I, II & III2020/07/24


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#441 Andrewf

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:55 AM

Why do you think they're instrumentals

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:31 AM

O could be singing himself on Pt. III



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:53 AM

I hope he does sing something. He doesn't need to be a virtuoso soul singer, but I thought he'd been moving towards, not a frontman, but being a confident vocalist. Albums like Corazones show his voice off really well, without being swamped in effects.



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:14 AM

O could be singing himself on Pt. III

Audrey is the drummer. Virginia said she sings lead and backing on all tracks

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 05:38 PM

Why do you think they're instrumentals

Because they don’t list Virginia on those songs.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:19 AM

Can we get this link to The Clouds Hill Tapes pinned on the Omars discography page with the rest of the albums? That page has proven to be a nice easy reference page. 



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:22 AM

Why do you think they're instrumentals

Because they don’t list Virginia on those songs.
Part 3 lists virginia but doesnt list Audrey

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:27 PM

O could be drumming himself on Pt. III



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 02:39 PM

At Pt. I , what they did most was play live. The Pt. II is more like a jam two instruments in combination with some over-recordings of keys and vocals. And Pt. III came as a pre-production by Marcel Rodríguez-López (Omar's brother) where I added many things.

 
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:34 PM

wonder if that means that p3 is more electro

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:45 PM

K so Part 1 is rock, part 2 jazz, part 3 electronic?

I’m expecting part 2 to have no drums, mainly piano ballads. The sample from Diamond Teeth sounded very pretty. Part 3 as an electro record sounds about right. If you listen to the new song, Marcel is kicking the whole thing off with a programmed beat and they’re basically playing over it. So maybe Audrey’s only on Part 1.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:45 PM

wonder if that means that p3 is more electro


Sounds like it, but that'd be interesting considering the original songs are the most pop/indie of the bunch



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:46 PM

Here is an interview to Johann Scheerer, the producer of the tapes, talking about the sound of Omar's guitar:

 

"This time, I only used ambient miking, Omar wanted the album not to be about his guitar. The guitar sound was supposed to be something more atmospheric, less rock sound and more sound-sound. The album had to be about the voice.

For the room miking I used an old Neumann USM 69, there will be more information about this in my production blog".

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:07 PM

Thanks. Anything else related to Omar that you can translate?

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:54 PM

About the "Omar as a dictator" stuff, besides from that is just a bit of story about Clouds Hill and not much:

 

"APU: You worked with ORL in Bosnian Rainbows, a band we could call "synth rock". That band emerged as a result of Omar's artistic redefinition, TMV split-up and he resigned to be "the dictator of music", embarking in more collaborative projects and his sound changed with that decision. ¿How was working with Omar in this sessions?

 

"JS: I'm not quite sure about that dictator vs democratic thing. I think it was something media made bigger than what it really was. I never noticed any kind of forced change in the way Omar works. Plus, I must admit that I'm not a fan of democratic decisions in musical production. In every session you need a strong mind, a leader with a vision. Usually, that's Omar and there's nothing wrong about it. Sometimes, he decides that I have to decide things, and that's also a pretty strong decision. Giving so much power to another person requires a lot of trust. We built that trust during last decade. 

So: working with Bosnian Rainbows was fun, just imagine a bunch of people always with a good humour, all remarkable musicians just haning around, and a guy like me constantly trying to make them work. At some point, they will take the instrument, play one or two takes and just nail it. I think we made the record in three days, everything was on tape, no computers involved, even the reverbs and delays where on tape before sending them to Matt Bittman, who mixed the album."



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:44 PM

anyone got a link to tape 2?



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:45 PM

Me too please!

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:51 PM

Me three, please.



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 01:56 PM

Pretty please.

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 02:05 PM

honestly, do any of you know how to use a search engine? all you need to do is search omar clouds hill tapes mp3 and sort by date..






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