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  • #50261

    PopeBeanie
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    Solamente 2-1/2 minutos, y’all!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    #50264

    Unseen
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    @popebeanie

    Martirio, sung in her native language brings out the beauty of her voice more than her songs sung in English.

    It was a treat to hear her sing it a cappella.

    #50277

    PopeBeanie
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    And now for something completely different. These reactors are fun, clever-Brit style. They don’t interrupt the song (Disciple), so you can skip forward as much as you like, although they do smile or chuckle at the same places I would.

    8-1/2 minutes.

    #50304

    Unseen
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    Dany at age 10 0r so playing the sax.

    #50334

    Have you ever checked out Broken Peach? Not really my type of music but I think they are talented and very creative and do some great covers. Their Halloween Special is a blast.

    #50379

    Unseen
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    @ PopeBeanie

    If Ale were to form a side group of her own, what would it sound like?

    She has such a soft voice that even on songs where she supposedly takes the lead (mostly on older material like Hunter, River’s Soul, or Red Hands Never Fade) I have a hard time hearing her clearly. She’s not a belter of lyrics like Dany and Pau.

    Her personal taste ranges widely away from the material The Warning does on stage.

    Thus, I imagine Ale fronting a Spanish language version of a group something like l’Imperatrice, a group she listens to on repeat:

    #50381

    Unseen
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    Have you ever checked out Broken Peach? Not really my type of music but I think they are talented and very creative and do some great covers. Their Halloween Special is a blast.

    Not my cup of tea, either, I’m afraid. I’m not even terribly interested the types of songs they cover.

    This thread is mainly for The Warning or matters related to them as a group, the group’s material, and anything related to the same.

    #50383

    PopeBeanie
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    Have you ever checked out Broken Peach? Not really my type of music but I think they are talented and very creative and do some great covers. Their Halloween Special is a blast.

    My thoughts, too. I like their creativity and humor. I jumped to their Tainted Love before I saw your suggested Don’t You Want Me. Both were obviously recorded in time lapse, to be sped up to look more spastic when played back.

    I’d spend more time on them if I didn’t already have a list of musical rabbit holes to dive into. I spent another couple hours on TW last night after finding another knowledgeable/experienced reactor that could point out things in TW performances I hadn’t noticed before.

    Looks like I convinced my therapist to look into TW! I consider that a win. Unless she comes back and tells me we need to work on my TW fixation. (It wouldn’t surprise me.)

    #50385

    Unseen
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    I have created another thread for people to talk about other bands. It’s titled Is Descartes a Kant the only one?

     

    #50386

    PopeBeanie
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    She has such a soft voice that even on songs where she supposedly takes the lead (mostly on older material like Hunter, River’s Soul, or Red Hands Never Fade) I have a hard time hearing her clearly. She’s not a belter of lyrics like Dany and Pau.

    Sometimes it takes a reactor to point out which part she’s singing in a harmony before I can pick it out. As softly as she sings, her harmony on Teatro 2122 Revenant is beautiful, and I couldn’t parse it out from the mix until I listened on studio headphones. The mix itself is perfect, even when the harmonies are understated. This is one reason I listen more than once, because I love catching more nuances I missed before.

    Another thing I caught, thanks to a dickhead reactor making a big deal out of hearing “more than one voice” when only Pau was singing on an older Dust to Dust live recording. He made the idiotic claim that a record company must have edited the audio in post, but when I listened more closely, I could tell that she was “doubling” her voice, which is a common way for some bands to make their voices sound fuller. I’ve not seen TW do that very often in newer, live recordings, but I am noticing some backing tracks recorded earlier.

    One track that’s obvious is when the band’s manager does his preacher’s sermon, in the Dust to Dust live at Foro Didi, a venue in Monterrey, recorded in 2020. He comes in around 2:48. I believe it’s triggered by a laptop that Pau manage, to her left, maybe a foot or two above the floor.

    She might also have started the song on that laptop. I know that in newer concerts she has all the songs listed, and triggers each song with a midi pedal, which starts a “click track” that all band members can hear. Then other backing tracks will automatically trigger, according to how she set them up.

    Ale was still playing a four string bass on this song, and plays a short solo at the beginning. I noticed her not consistently playing five string bass until around mid-2021.

    So you might notice Pau doubling her voice for about ten seconds starting at 1:28 and 2:18, which I think is likely triggered to double by the laptop. Her voice doubles again more prominently around 3:40. You can see that Ale and Pau are not near a microphone at those times.

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    #50388

    Unseen
    Participant

    @ PopeBeanie

    TW uses tracks to augment the performance like a lot of bands. However, they do so sparingly. The opening of More has a synthesizer sound when no one is at a synthesizer or any kind of keyboard or control panel. The “oo-oo-oo-oo” sound during the chorus of Enter Sandman while Dany is singing “We’re off to Never-NeverLand” happens with no one apparently singing it.

    And of course, the male preacher voice in Survive is prerecorded. I’m sure there are many other examples, but they are subtle and the band isn’t highly dependent on them. For example, if the tracks aren’t working on Enter Sandman, I’m sure Pau and maybe Pau+Ale would take over.

    Here’s something interesting that must be a track. If you go to about 16:20 in this video, you’ll see Dany’s lips moving while Alessia Cara’s voice is what you’re hearing:

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    #50390

    PopeBeanie
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    Here’s something interesting that must be a track.

    Wow, that that lip synching is weird, especially in a live show.

    #50391

    Unseen
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    Here’s something interesting that must be a track.

    Wow, that that lip synching is weird, especially in a live show.

    I agree. The only other time it happened that I know of was for a few seconds in the official video they did with Alessia where Dany is playing with her back against the wall fairly early in the video. Dany is the one on screen with her lips moving to the lyrics, but it is Cara’s voice we are hearing.

    Of course, Pau is the nerve center of the group, starting the click track they sing to and tripping the preprogrammed tracks. There is a video where the reactor, an experienced musician, points out the computer that’s next to Pau (this scene is shot from behind the drums) and even names the software she is using.

    Pau is the primary orchestrator of the group. Even though all contribute ideas—even the original idea for the song—she is the one who sits down at the piano and starts writing the parts as well as most of the lyrics.

    So, any thoughts on my what if idea about what a side group starring Alejandra would sound like. Possibly like a Spanish language version of L’Imperatrice?

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    #50397

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    So, any thoughts on my what if idea about what a side group starring Alejandra would sound like. Possibly like a Spanish language version of L’Imperatrice?

    Yeah I meant to answer that. My first thought was something jazzy, but not as pop as that French group. Maybe she’ll start out with guest appearances, e.g. with Muse? Otherwise I can’t guess. I don’t even have a preference for what I hope she does. But at this rate I’ll be watching for years!

    #50398

    Unseen
    Participant

    So, any thoughts on my what if idea about what a side group starring Alejandra would sound like. Possibly like a Spanish language version of L’Imperatrice?

    Yeah I meant to answer that. My first thought was something jazzy, but not as pop as that French group. Maybe she’ll start out with guest appearances, e.g. with Muse? Otherwise I can’t guess. I don’t even have a preference for what I hope she does. But at this rate I’ll be watching for years!

    The lead singer’s wispy voice reminds me of the soundtrack of A Man And A Woman, one of my all time favorite foreign films. Between the lovely Anouk Aimee, Jean-Louis Trantignant, the lovely cinematography, the Ford GT’s, and Francis Lai’s gorgeous soundtrack, you can’t go wrong.

    A widow and widower, both with young children, meet by chance and manage to fall in love despite all the hurt they are dealing with. It’s a very romantic movie in the best way, not sappy at all.

    The full album is available on Youtube, I’m sure, and is well worth a listen.

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