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A “Tipsy” Recording. :)

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Just wanted to share another instrumental theme, “Suco de goiaba” (stands for “Guava Juice”). A memento of small, simple happiness. :)

JulianoZuca

An Old Forgotten Song…

October 7, 2013 1 comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Just dug up an old song which was written to be performed by a band but such thing never happened. lol The concept is to use some endless lyrics–by tying the final and the first verses together–while adding instruments to the mix progressively.

I hope you like it, undestanding Portuguese or not. ;) See ya!

If
I could take you
somewhere far from here,
I would say: "I'm already
ready to go.
No need to ask,
I'm not frightened by deciding.
(Almost nothing to take with,
only recollections of what I've seen...)"
But if you turn me down
I stop and ask myself...

Wandering.

June 24, 2013 Leave a comment

A new quick recording on, as the title states, wandering. lol I hope you like it. ;)

Have an awesome week! :D

New Song–Text Over Music This Time.

Hi there, how have you been?

A couple weeks ago I listened to an interview with the Brazillian songwriter Djavan and it was shocking to hear about his composition process. He said that as the voice usually is the last thing to be recorded in an album he makes all the instrumental work first; and WHILE the songs are being recorded he starts writing the lyrics. O.O

That’s an absurd due to how high Djavan sets the bar for his lyrics… and for showing how confident he is when it comes to his creativity. :P

Anyway I tried something like that as an exercise for me–without the pressure, the deadlines, of course lol–and came up with this:

The lyrics are much better in Portuguese but I’ll translate ’em anyway. ;)

See ya, have an awesome week!

Lost and Found

To know:
The "Lost and Found" bill
includes a dress
and what would be a pair of gloves
(if it's the case of the other hand appears).

- Couple's hammock;
- Cups (three all the same);
- An ambergris censer.

Yet to be found:
A record player; a bookmark;
a curtain; a glass jar;
and a mother-of-pearl'd jewel case
(heart-shaped).

- Pics of Paris;
- Letters (a chest);
Useless things.

Schizophrenia… Or the Fear of It.

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

This time I want to share a sketch of a schizophrenia song… I must confess I’m afraid of it hitting me at some point in my life so I must stay aware about that possibility. :P

I’ll do my best to translate the lyrics but the most important part is the “chorus” where dozens of voices flood the guy’s (me) mind.

SchZphRn!

Olho pro espelho, não é sempre que me reconheço nele.

Mesmo tendo tido tanto tempo ainda hoje vago a procurar

uma rota, uma passagem... um lugar aonde não se perca mais.

Uma grama, um grão de areia, um conta-gotas:

some a cada instante mais um pouco de mim.

[every time I REALLY realize that I'm alive my heart skips a beat]

[como uma gota que cai de um beiral depois do orvalho da manhã...]

[ゴメンナサイ。 すみません。]

[it's all about rhythm... and poetry.]

Translation:

I look at the mirror... Sometimes I just don't recognize myself.

Even after happening to have had enough time I still wander looking for

a route, a passage... a place where I don't lose myself anymore.

One ounce, one grain of sand, a dropper:

at every passing moment some of me vanishes.

Celebrating Death… In a Certain Way. :)

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

This week I want to share a song about death… But not necessarily in the dark sense of the word. After losing things in general during my lifetime–objects, places, people, love–I’m finally (at age of 32 lol) managing to realize (AND put into practice) a feeilng of… rebirth. I’m trying to see death as the end of a given cycle instead of just complaining about losing things… that actually were never mine since we don’t OWN things the way we may think we do.

‘Nuf said, here’s the song. :) I hope you like it.

See ya!

Commented Portfolio: A (Theatre) Play. (Tracks #6 & #7)

February 4, 2013 1 comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Getting on with our commented portfolio here we go with two tracks from a theatre play soundtrack.

In this work I needed something… fantastic, though concrete to some extent. In order to achieve that I decided to keep an acoustic, folk mood when it comes to instrumentation (nylon guitar, mandolin–both traditional Brazillian/Portuguese instruments) in one hand and a more vanguard harmony for the “surprising”, magic feeling in the other–se the major chord striking the final blow in “Não esperou o dia seguinte”.

Enjoy is, see ya next week!

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