My band, Life in Art (dream pop, space rock, etc?)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by funkycarnivore, Oct 10, 2001.

  1. Well, since I'm finally approaching "Member" status after about a year of TalkBass, I thought I'd take a moment to introduce the band I'm involved with. We are called Life in Art, and have been around for about a year. We are a four piece (guitar/vox, guitar/Rhodes, drums, and bass), and we have been playing in the LA area for about the last six months. We've been getting a good response so far, and had a writeup in the Pasadena Star-News last August. We're on an independent record label called Royal Laundry Records:
    Our CD was released in August and has been selling pretty well so far. All of the songs from the disc can be downloaded at our site, as well as four new live tracks that were just posted today.
    I guess our musical style is "dream pop" or "space rock" or something like that. Anyway, our music is available for download here:
  2. HOW IN THE WORLD did you get that tone for "Under the Stars"????

    BTW...really dig the tunes!!!!:)

    PS: How's that noel redding jazz???
  3. Hey, thanks! Actually, the studio tracks were all done on the same bass, which was an American Standard Jazz with Fralins. The preamp I used on "Under the Stars" was my Eden WT400 set flat. I think the reason it sounds a little phatter than the other tracks is that we recorded all the parts into ProTools and then ran them through our CAD console and back into ProTools. It seemed to warm things up a little.

    The Noel Redding Jazz is pretty cool, but I've found a Jazz bass that I like a lot better--the Modulus Genesis VJ. I'm trying to sell the Noel, but so far, nothing so it's just sitting in the closet until maybe it's valuable someday.
  4. i'm looking for a Jazz type bass, but not a Mexi that one made in japan? What does it sound lie?
  5. Yeah, it was made in Japan as part of a "limited edition" of 1000 back in 97. It has a lot of that vintage vibe, similar to my Jazz with the Fralins, so it doesn't sound too aggressive, but it sits well in a track. However, I've discovered that with the way I play, most Jazz Basses sit well in a track!
  6. how much would you ask for it?

    (BTW, i just played one and i love it...but i think it's kinda overpriced here)
  7. I'd like to get $550 for it. For some reason, they're all over eBay and the used market, despite the fact that they were supposed to be a limited edition of 1000. Oh won't hurt if I don't sell it.
  8. Hey! Those are nice tracks, played well, and good composition. I like bands like Pink Floyd, Air, Kruder &D. Your music has some of the same feel but you have a distinct sound of your own. Very cool.
  9. Hey, thanks for checking out the music--I appreciate it a lot. I am also in the process of figuring out how to download your band's music, but the password thing doesn't seem to be working for me at the moment.

    I'm in the Los Angeles area (Temple City), so if you get the chance, feel free to come to one of our shows. The gig calendar is at
    Of course, please keep me updated on when you guys play too.
    Thanks again!
  10. I listened to the live recording of desperate for you... Damned good voice your lead singer has, always a good sign!!!!

    Relatively good live recording too - IE, that bass is audible!
    How did you record it? - We record lots of stuff using a sony stereo mic and get pretty good results - on occaisions?!
  11. Yeah, the live stuff was done with a Sony MZ-R900 MD recorder set to LP2 mode, and the mic is a Sony ECM-MS907 stereo mic. Thanks for having a listen!
  12. we use the same mic... but a differnet md recorder.. simple, but effective!