Grail M
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I miss jamming with other people and the creative back and forth. Looking to do something different from my norm – a mix of shoegaze, indie and post rock with some experimental stuff in there as well. Translation: lots of effects, plenty of ambience, mid to slow tempo, quiet minimalism contrasting loud maximalism, odd tempos, pretty chords in some places – wild discordance in others. Some of the bands I list below are on the heavier side – I’d prefer to be on the softer side with the occasional bit of heaviness thrown it. Melancholy more than welcome but not averse to some upbeat happy stuff as well. That’s a pretty wide and somewhat ambiguous tonal spectrum which is another way of saying I’m looking to shape the sound with the people I play with.

Me: Have been playing guitar for over 25 years, have gear, practice space, and recording setup. Not looking to “make it”, get signed or go pro, just looking to have fun and write some songs. Interested in recording and playing local shows, maybe the occasional long weekend jaunt if the situation is right. I’m currently playing with a drummer and we’ve got a good thing started, which leads us to…

You: Play bass, guitar, sing or maybe something completely unexpected. You can play said instrument competently (no need to be a wizard or theory guru). Can practice at least once a week, don’t have an issue getting to Stoneham, MA (where practice is). You aren’t looking to be a rockstar or tour the world. You’re laid back but take music seriously (even if we’re not trying to “make it”).


You can hit me up directly at nundinor77 at g mail.


MAJOR CAVEAT: The riff examples I’ve included are rough experiments I’ve been playing around with. They’re not fully formed, mixed, mastered and may or may not be the starting point for songs. They’re using canned drums just go get a beat on there. I’ve included them more to give you a general idea of the stuff I’ve been playing around with.

Screen name:
Grail M
Member since:
Dec 06 2019
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Slowdive
The Cure
Radiohead
Beach Fossils
Pale Saints
This Will Destroy You
My Bloody Valentine
DIIV
God is an Astronaut
Whirr
Indian Summer
Minus The Bear
Dinosaur Jr.
The Notwist
Oh Hiroshima
Holy Fawn
A Place to Bury Strangers
Alcest
Still Life (Angry Heads… era)
Rainer Maria
Murder By Death
The Smiths
The Pixies

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Isolated practice space / home recording studio with lots of gear.

MUSIC