Beach House – My First Song in GarageBand

beach house

Summer’s done…

Picture it: the Norfolk coast 1967, sitting round a fire on the beach at dusk, warm sand beneath your feet. The ebb and flow of the tide, restless mixed feelings at the end of the season. It’s the happy/sad feeling The Beach Boys did so well, honed to perfection by The Avalanches…

Originally this track was made very quickly to a tight deadline for work. The brief was to create a laid-back soundtrack to relax students and induce a creative atmosphere, and this sparse little folk number emerged with a beach theme. It consisted of Apple Loops layered together in GarageBand, but I always felt something was missing and decided to add some depth, spicing up the sixties flavour. There’s even a few bars of Sgt. Pepper’s-style backwards tape for the sake of pure nostalgia. Goldfrapp did retro psychedelics so well on Seventh Tree, so I guess you could say I was under the influence!

Listen here,

or download here,
Beach House (remix) right click.

Check out my Cosmic Jukebox for more of my remixes and edits.

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13 thoughts on “Beach House – My First Song in GarageBand

  1. Neil

    Fab!!! took me away to a tangerine sunset of my youth beautiful x

  2. gordon m sutton

    My fingernails are filthy, I got beach tar on my feet …

    Joni would be so proud.

  3. Stevo

    love it. feel completely relaxed now. dreamy tune

  4. Gillian C

    Have listened to some tracks on your Cosmic Juke box and particularly liked Beach house – what a surprise!

  5. I really like this. 🙂 You’re a muso?
    I’m in the UK too (but Wales) and – wait for it – am an old hippy! 😉

    • Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback. I’m not sure I’m a real muso, but I like to dabble. Love psychedelic music and folk. I was born in 67 which was the Summer of Love so I’m an honorary hippy! Thanks for dropping by 😀

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  7. very…very NICE!

    • Thanks, Kirsten, and I’m loving your sunset pictures. Actually my song and your pictures go together quite well!

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