VOTK Preview - Afterlife (w/Vocals)

 
       
 
Dec 13, 2017, 06:27 PM

Production well underway. Wrapping up this one now. Hoping to have the whole thing done and released by 12/31/17. Here is a sample of the song Afterlife. Jen can post the lyrics if she wants to. We’ve changed up some of the guitar tones and are mixing things a little differently on this album so hopefully it will all work out and be an upward progression of what we did on our first. Always learning and trying new things!

Video is yours truly in the beginning (but I’ve generously cut out the ugly guitar faces I tend to make…lol - so you’re welcome), then the rest has Assassin’s Creed Origins as the backdrop.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ea6NX99dY

 
     
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John Evans Joined Oct 01, 2016
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Dec 13, 2017, 07:04 PM

Great stuff. Very atmospheric arrangement and video.

I keep expecting Jen’s vocals to kind of take off and soar over the desert. Does this happen in later tracks?

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Dec 13, 2017, 07:56 PM

Speaking of guitar tones :)
I’d like to hear you try something less compressed and saturated with your rhythm
guitars. Instead of that ultra-wide holy crap the sky is falling thing, shoot for a more
“HERE’S MY MARSHALL IN YOUR FACE” sound! :)

 
     
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Dec 14, 2017, 02:29 AM

Gavin - Yep.

Tony - Holy crap the sky is falling is my style bro. :) JK…always evolving.

 
     
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John Evans Joined Oct 01, 2016
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Dec 14, 2017, 11:58 PM

WOW!!! im really kind of at a loss for words to aptly describe how i feel about what i just heard so i will resort to all caps and exclamation points: THIS IS SOUNDING AMAZING!!!! I am constantly in awe of your playing John. And the arrangements are TIGHT!! Very PRO!! And speaking of.. Hey Jen! Hello! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE your vocals and melodies! Hauntingly gorgeous! Such great control of your voice! Cant say it enough, you two are such a powerhouse duo! Cant WAIT to hear the rest of this latest installment in the Evans and Stokes catalog!

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Brad Jaggard Joined Jun 22, 2016
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Dec 15, 2017, 12:26 PM

Thanks Brad!!!

This one is all coming together pretty quickly. It’s going to be a little unique, but will have several tracks like Afterlife to bring it into normality here and there.

 
     
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Dec 15, 2017, 02:10 PM

Love it when that happens! And am all for unique! Bring it!

 
     
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Brad Jaggard Joined Jun 22, 2016
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Dec 19, 2017, 06:25 AM

Hello my pretties. Just coming up for air (sorry John)  :)

Hello Gavin. It’s funny that I came in after this hiatus and read “I keep expecting Jen’s vocals to kind of take off and soar over the desert. Does this happen in later tracks?” just after mixing one that definitely does (though it’s more like soaring through the Underworld). So yes, it does…or at least I hope it does.

Oh my goodness, Brad, what a feel good comment. Thank you. I think you are the best mood booster around. Thank you.

Jen

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”
- Bob Marley

 
     
Jenny Stokes Joined Sep 24, 2015
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Dec 19, 2017, 11:52 AM

About that hiatus, Jen. I assume you have had your nose in books about Egyptian afterlife mythology? Looking forward to hearing your voice echoing through the Underworld. Is there a preset for that, or maybe a cave nearby where you can take your microphone?

 
     
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Gavin Sinclair Joined Dec 02, 2014
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Dec 19, 2017, 03:25 PM

Ooo, good idea. A cave….

https://soundcloud.com/jennystokes-nz
http://www.evansandstokes.com

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- Bob Marley

 
     
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