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Shaun Dewberry
Worked at Verang, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, SAA, Transnet, UTi, RDC, Telkom
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Hey Group,

So I finally finished up my analysis and popped it in the attached image. Will post the same to the Google group.

Although it seemed really easy to do, it turned out to be quite tricky in the end. It's also damn important to have a good set of headphones I think - helps a lot

I chose The National's - Don't Swallow The Cap, mostly because I'm rating their latest album Trouble Will Find Me as my album of the year. Although it's relatively "sad" music, I find incredible beauty in their music and their songs are just packed with complex sounds and talent. The lyrics are also fascinating.

Anyway, for the analysis, yes , I chose a decidedly complex song (for me at least). The warm, richly-echoed baritone foreground vocals are accompanied in the chorus sections by very subtle backing vocal placement at the perimeters. Heavily (snare?)drum-driven song with subtle cues further back from the violin and cello. One really has to listen to hear it, but when you do, it's "WOW! I can't believe I missed that". Same goes for the trumpet and trombone at the back. There's a couple instruments I can't identify - probably some sort of synth, and then what could possibly be a heavily overdriven electric or steel guitar in the closing seconds of the song.

Anyway, forgive the rambling and enjoy the song!

The National - "Don't Swallow the Cap"

Shaun.
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