Jyraneth Rising - demo by tapewolf

Jyraneth Rising - demo

Jyraneth Rising - demo

tapewolf

13 June 2015 at 17:04:36 MDT

I think this is the first recording I've published on FA which was recorded on 2" tape using my newly aquired Otari MX80. It's inspired by a psychopathic character of sunblink's creation. Dangerously insane and incredibly powerful, the Lady Jyraneth. The picture is a sketch drawn by her during Anthrocon 2014.

Not having access to a female vocalist I decided to try recording the lead vocals with the tape running slow and see what happened. This is the result.

There are a few glitches, a couple of flubs on the bass part, the drums don't sit well in the mix and the mixer buss clips each time the word 'screams' is voiced, something which I'm going to have to try and fix before I do the album version.

Vocals, bass and some of the tape effects (reverse cymbals) were recorded first on a TSR-8 and dubbed onto the 2" machine. Other tape effects were done on a Studer A807. The octave shifting bit around 5:10 was done on my Akai GX-210D because the other machines were too stable and precise when switching speeds.

Recorded on 2" 24 track on an Otari MX80 and mixed to 1/4" stereo on a Studer A807. Both machines use SM900 tape at 15ips.

Instruments used included:
Roland MVS-1
Roland JV1010 with orchestral card
Korg Triton Extreme
Waldorf MicroWave Mk1
Hammond XM-1 with H&K Rotosphere
Manikin Memotron Rack
Waldorf Pulse
Moog Voyager
Epiphone Thunderbird Gothic

I'm the Lady
Or perhaps I'm a man
It makes no difference
When you're in charge of a clan
You wouldn't like me
When I'm feeling annoyed
But you'll obey me
...or I'll have you destroyed

I'm the mistress of Darkness
The Princess of Pain
I'd rip out your eyes
And then your soul and your brain
I'm the priestess of Darkness
The patron of screams
The end of your sorrows
Your hopes and your dreams

I'm the Messiah
I hear the gods in my head
I send my armies
To leave the heretics dead
There's nothing finer
Than to watch their heads roll
If you defy me
Then I'll devour your soul

Chorus

And in my garden of delights
(The heads are skewered onto poles)
Such wondrous sounds and wondrous sights
(A few more rebels lost their souls)
I like to lie beneath the trees
(Dead bodies swing from every bough)
And feel my hair blow in the breeze
(I think I'll execute you now!)

Chorus

If you betray me
Then all my people shall see
As you're beheaded
The fate of traitors to me
And it won't stop there
For your final release
Your soul is eaten
By my secret police

I'm the mistress of Darkness
The Princess of Pain
I'd rip out your eyes
And then your soul and your brain
I'm the priestess of Darkness
The patron of screams
The end of your sorrows
Your hopes and your dreams

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