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Slowdive - "Altogether"


Slowdive Altogether

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
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Author Notes

Thanks to Septekka for chart testing and the following write up:
 
From this point, the album starts to take a more relaxed tone, with this song being particularly laid-back, drugged-out, and often-overlooked. It starts out with a simple, atmospheric guitar line before the drums and bass enter in to give it a bit more momentum. More guitar layers start to come in as the song progresses, and the distinct handclap sounds on 2 and 4 help drive the song forward. The moody vocals culminate in a simple, but effective and memorable hook consisting of just the word "yeah."
 
The drum part is surprisingly intricate, given the relaxed tone of the song. Its basis stays in a slow ride beat similar to the one found in "Machine Gun," but it contains considerably more in the way of variations and fun fills throughout.
 
The guitar in this song is also quite varied, mainly sticking to a progression of 3 chords with single-note arpeggios in between that are never really repetitive. There's also some brief lead sections in the mix.
 
The bass, like many others here, is fairly simple 8th note strumming, with a few little 16th notes mixed in.
 
Vocals have another simple but enjoyable melody, and the "yeah" hook, where the second harmony joins in, is a pretty fun part that might throw you off the first time, as well as the bridge which changes things up.



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