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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast  Influenced  as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space! I have been a lover of music for as long as I can remember, an amateur lyricist for 25 years, a music writer for 15 years and a hobbyist musician and blogger for almost 10 years. My tastes range from jazz to house to hip hop and I love helping artists from all genres develop their sound. My music, videos, reviews and interviews have been featured in a variety of magazines and websites, including: B-Boy Tech Report Gimme That Beat Humanhuman Audio Skills Dream House Beats Where Did the Road Go Beat Tape Co-Op Push Power Promo Drum Magazine You can find my music on Bandcamp: Monkey Mind Sounds AKA LeeTNB And you can find me on Facebook: The New Beatmaker page Lee's personal page

Jessamyn Rains 'Land of the Living' (Lee TNB Stone Tape Remix)

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The song style and subject matter brought to my mind films such as 'The Others' and podcasts such as 'Midnight in the Desert'.

I was inspired to turn the vocals into a message from 'the other side': whereby you cannot hear exactly what is being said, but it still connects with you on an emotional level.

The bassline especially was reshaped to act as a 'wall' between the listener and the vocals.  The vocals were distorted in a number of ways to further build this wall or a veil between 'the other side' and 'The Land of the Living'.

A slightly psychedelic folk intro gives way to a second half inspired by UK 90's rave and drum 'n' bass. 

I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did creating.




All elements (aside from electronic drum sounds) are samples from Jessamyn Rains 'Land of the Living'

Electronic drum sounds: Native Instruments MASCHINE

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