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“Vox Humana” by Nathan Moore

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The Vox Humana is a short-resonator reed stop on the pipe organ, so named because of its supposed resemblance to the human voice. As a rule, the stop is used with a tremulant, which undulates the wind supply, causing a vibrato effect.

vox humana borderI recorded these tracks a couple of years ago when I had just acquired a pump organ, a cello and a clarinet. The songs were teaching me how to play these instruments. The one catch was that they were all played upon drum loops which sort of sucked the life out of the songs. I chalked it all up to the learning process and moved on. But they haunted me. A lot of heart had gone into the tracks and I was courting my Love while recording these. Enter, Kris King (an old friend of mine) who decided recently to bring a drum kit to my studio and leave it here. I had never really played drums before. I thought, why not practice on those old tracks, and so I did. As I started laying my first drum tracks down I started getting really excited because, not only was I drumming, but the songs sprang to life!

These self-produced recordings officially mark the first time I have completely played all of the instruments myself: bass, piano, ukulele, guitars, organ, cello, harmonica, banjo, melodica, accordion, clarinet, saxophone, drums and other random things. This makes me happy.

I have a new album written and ready to record. I was really just practicing on some old tracks. I don’t want to get all into perfecting these, packaging it and all that. I’ll save that sweat for the new record. If you enjoy these, do me a favor and comment below and share this page with your friends. If you log in to Nathan’s Land a chat window will appear at the bottom of this window with which you can chat in the room or privately with friends while you have a listen.

Happy Holidays!

Nathan

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  1. Great blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!|

  2. What a beautiful sound, I love it. Some of my favorite recordings are when I’m learning “how to” right on, Nathan!

  3. I love this! Ghosts and Plain as Day have been faves since I first heard them. This recording is awesome, you are awesome. I love your songwriting and you’re doing a great job on that clarinet! Thank you for the music.

  4. Its great Nathan. You are such a talented songwriter and musician. I can’t wait to listen to it my car… because that is where I can really take it all in!

  5. Thanks Nathan – the whole album sounds awesome! I have a feeling that I’m gonna be looping that first track for a few days, though 🙂

  6. YES. You know what’s funny , is I guarantee this will be one of my favorites of yours simply BECAUSE you didn’t “fuss” over it. I find these are the rawest and and truest. Perhaps because in the “polishing” many artists feel like they have to change things, add things they normally wouldn’t to be “better” but really this just deviates from the purest essence leaving it watered down version of themsleves. But this. This is You!! Amen. 🙂

  7. Keep going back to God Damn You Nawlins. Soul. Love the horns. The whole album is great man.It’s the beat of the heart. It’s the beat to keep.

  8. Nathan, beautiful album. Nice tone, flow and songwriting-definately good listening music before my show tonite to get me in that easy going performing mood. Thank you!

  9. We burst out laughing when Iowa followed Like a Dog! brilliant To be a dog or to not be a dog, that is the question. 🙂

  10. Love “Come Over.” The writing teacher in me wants you to say something a little more specific, like “We can order Thai,” or “nan” or “wings”–I don’t know. But I do like the song.

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