Here is a remix of an original song from 1996: When You Go Away (2023 Remix). It is a (cheesy) ballad, which we hoped could helps us “make it”. (I deeply regret having chosen this one for the recording, as we had much better songs. But we thought this one was more “accessible”…) I will soon remix the second (and last) second of this demo, which is a much better song! But I must admit that I do like this song as well. (Well, probably because I wrote it…)
The band was called Parsec, and I was really lucky to be a part of it! The bass player (Piera Bergamo) and drummer (Caio Carlucci) were phenomenal! The singer (Bruno Sant’Anna) was also excellent! The keyboard player (Alexandre Torres) was also quite good, coming up with some great sounds and parts (although It does not show as much in this particular recording.) Too bad it was me on the guitar…
The lyrics are in “English” (wrote by a friend from another band, Al Pedralli), but with some serious problems… But at the time, we were more concerned about the performance. (Please, don’t mind the lyrics too much.)
The piano and clean guitar clash a bit (and are too “busy”), but overall I like the result. I intend to rerecord the guitar parts (soon-ish), and maybe add something else here or there. But I thought I should have a version with the original performances.
It was recorded in a studio in São Paulo (Brazil), although I forget its name. I remember we did not have much time (since we did not have much money) for these recordings, so it was quite stressful recording it!
I’ve got the stems from old ADATs (24 channels in total) we’ve found recently. The audio from the stems were not that great, but hopefully the result is OK.
The remix was made in Ardour, using LSP, x42, OverToneDSP, u-he, IK Multimedia plugins, mostly.
Honestly, I am not sure this new mix is any better than the original, but I had fun working on it, and that’s all that matters.
Some more details (but not much) in my blog post about it.