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Menomena - "Taos"


Menomena Taos

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

Almost a "suite" with so many variations on the various themes in arrangements and building to a big end (that then almost humorously deflates), I really enjoy this song.  The band mostly records bits and pieces on instruments, then chops it all up into pieces and assembles songs.  You can especially hear this in the guitar licks, which clearly are from several recordings cobbled together but give it a particularly quirky vibe.
 
It also means (especially the guitar part) has some identical sections or licks repeating -- the exact performance, repeated.  So just to give the guitarist some more meat, I charted some of the saxes and string section material to the guitar part.  This also means less downtime for the ax-person ;-) 
 
Last, the vocal harmonies have not been added [b]yet[/b].  They've been charted, but I've spent a couple days trying to figure out why Magma doesn't like them (the errors I'm getting literally make no sense because it says notes at time X:XX have problems, but there *are* no notes at those times...).



1 Comments

No one is going to respect a Menomena custom but I will, dammit.  This is the album that got me into them and I'm pumped that you would take the time to chart this.  Thank you.