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Download the Rough Mix of 'the Chameleonaires'

It’s been a busy busy coupla months for us, but we’re pleased to report that our next album, An Index of Maladjustments, is nearly complete.  In fact, we’re mixing it now and we are working toward having copies available at our next performance, which is July 15 at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, Pa.


That’s where you come in.

We’ve been working on these songs for quite some time, and it’s always good to get a fresh perspective on how things sound.  So we’d like you to check out this mix of “The Chameleonaires,” if you’d be so kind:

The Long Afternoon – Chameleonaires – Rough Mix June 2011

We want to know what you think, and your input will be really helpful to us as we begin to finalize our mixes.

So, how’s it sound?  Drums too loud?  Guitars too loud?  Bass too loud?  Everything too loud?  Everything not loud enough?  Vocals OK?  You tell us, we’ll listen.


  1. Great song! I love it. The rough mix sounds very good to me. I would like to hear a little more dynamic variation. Even sparser sound when the second verse begins, then hit hard again when the refrain returns.

  2. Thanks Rob, I’m grateful to you for the comments and for listening — and that’s a really interesting idea. I hadn’t considered this for the verse! One thing I’m thinking about tweaking is the bridge before the final chorus, for something like the same effect…that section just seems like it should be a little softer / dreamier…

  3. I like it and the mix sounds like it’s “there” in terms of volumes and timbres. It’s probably good to go but in the interest of nitpicking, I would not disagree that the vocals in the bridge could use a reexamination. I’m not sure what the answer is. Just think about it. Thanks. This sort of thing is fun!

  4. Great tune! It put me in mind of “Zombie Compromise” by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.

  5. Thanks, Kev — love Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet; never even crossed my mind, but I hear what you’re saying!

  6. Thank you so much for listening and for the positive feedback, David — I really appreciate the ears! I will take another listen to the bridge and see what might be tweaked there: if two trusted listeners hone it on the same thing, it bears reconsideration!

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