That is the Dream is now available for download:
You can download the 128k mp3 version for FREE, or get the high-quality 320k mp3 (or higher bit-rates) for USD1.
go here! sumbang.bandcamp.com
This song is written and recorded immediately on one quiet day at the house (4th of February 2007). It was done using a small stereo mike attached to a Sony Mini-Disc recorder (an old banged-up one, you can hear the whirring gears in the background).
The audio was then brought out into my computer, ripped and shared as a 96k mp3 file for two years on this page.
Today, I thought I should check out bandcamp.com and test it out by building a Sumbang page there.
But before that I tweaked the recording a bit:
1. Leveled and mastered the song using T-Racks, just using the presets actually.
2. Brought it into another software, SoundSoap, to clean-up the hiss and the whirring noises.
3. Edit in fade-in and fade-out using SoundStudio.
I like Bandcamp so far, and if everything goes well with this experiment, Carburetor Dung will start sharing our tracks with you through it.
Thanks to anockmearan who filmed and put all these videos up, here are two clips of Sumbang (Joe’s solo fucked-up acoustic attempts!) live at the recent Nasik Dagang Jamm held in Kuala Terengganu during the Hari Raya.
Disclaimer: I’m always bad at remembering chords and lyrics and singing is NOT one of my best qualities, so do approach with much dread!
Third day of raya, and so it could be on Thursday 26th or Friday 27th October 2006. Sumbang’s first gig at home! Scary!
My solo (and sometimes with friends) project, Sumbang, will be performing at the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women Jam Night @ LostGenSpace on Friday 9th December.
go here for more info:
Friday, 9th & Saturday 10th December 2005: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women Jam Night & Human Rights Night @ LostGenSpace
I’m not sure whether I’ll ask friends to join in yet, but my set will feature original Sumbang tunes and also Dung and The Shitworkers songs. I’m actually very bad at playing solo! too nervous and always forgot the lyrics and chords!! but I’ll try lah…
Sumbang (Joe & Alak) played a really fucked up set at the A Beautiful Day – Tsunami Charity gig on 5th February 2005, National Art Gallery.
more pix here: A Beautiful Day