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06-16-2010, 01:42 PM

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1. Catching Your Powerfield (http://www.valenzia.se/res/aud/ddm_catching_your_powerfield.mp3) (Originally written in 1987; maybe a shameless rip-off of Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer".)
2. Rhythm Of The Heart (http://www.valenzia.se/res/aud/ddm_rhythm_of_the_heart.mp3) (Originally written in 1989 with Europe's "Superstitious" in mind.)

OK, here's another project I just finished. And to make a long story VERY short: I "brought to life" two old songs that I wrote as a brat in the late eighties and re-recorded them together with my wife (she's the one on the cover, and she's the one who sings all the lead and background vocals). I was also lucky to have a few good old friends from the good old day coming over to have a drink and then record their respectively instruments (bass and solo guitars)...

Anyway, the songs were originally written in 1987 ("Catching Your Powerfield") and 1989 ("Rhythm Of The Heart") and (re)recorded in May 2010. So this project was sort of a nostalgic trip for both DesDemona and I and a modest attempt to recapture the magics of the Eighties rock music.

As usual, everything is recorded, mixed and mastered in REAPER. And all plugs are freeware.

For more detailed information, see DesDemona (http://www.valenzia.se/doc.php?id=23)

Let me hear what you guys think...

06-20-2010, 12:21 AM
Excellent production! So this is what Max Martin did in the 80's then :-)

Yes, the production is radio-quality (no such weakest link which would disturb me so that it would take my attention while listening).

06-20-2010, 04:34 AM
my wife (she's the one who sings all the lead and background vocals).

Wish I'd read that before listening. I kept thinking it was a guy that sounds like Geddy Lee. :confused: I liked her voice much better the second time through!

a modest attempt to recapture the magics of the Eighties rock music

You did - and very well! Excellent job!


06-22-2010, 12:52 AM
Thank you, guys! I really appreciate the kind words. :)

11-07-2010, 11:23 PM
Hi Valle

I've listened to the hellvalla burn and renegades albums. They're some of the best albums i've come across in the past year. I'm typing this out while listening to 'catching your powerfield'. I can say, you've got amazing production skills and consistency in your work!

Thank you for the music! Now where's the buy/donate button? :)

11-08-2010, 02:16 AM
Thank you very much, pitpat!

That really made my day! :)

My heroes when it comes to mixing/producing are Michael B Tretow (ABBA), Jeff Lynne (ELO) and Mutt Lange (Def Leppard etc). I've always loved how their productions sound "clear" and "separated" every instrument carefully put in its optimal place and space of the sound spectrum and that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish myself. I can never be as good as these gentlemen, but I do get some positive reactions every now and then from people who listens to my productions.

All the DesDemona- and Hellvalla Burn productions are made with/in REAPER except for Renegades for which I used Samplitude, back in 2006.

No need for buying or donating :) The fact that you care to download and listen, and post a few lines about what you think about it, is more than enough for me to continue doing what I love the most: Rock & Roll!

Thanks again!

11-08-2010, 08:11 AM
Two thumbs up! You have a great 80s type of sound.

regards, Jack

11-10-2010, 04:33 AM
Valle, 'Catching your powerfield' is an awesome promo track - Extremely catchy and hasn't been out of my head and playlist. This is quality 80s style music!

I avoid listening to music too critically, as in, the sound and details... as much as i can. It somehow takes away my 'enjoyment' of music. I believe good engineering frees the listener from the sound and lets him enjoy the music. So, in your case, you've done a perfect job! **thumbs up**

I'm not surprised you've used Reaper and the included plugins. Its easily to be overlooked due to the not-so-sexy gui, especially the JS plugs. But they really pack a punch!

Again, thanks for the music! Awesome! :)