Post # 1
Re-inspired by Miss Mascara, I thought I’d bring my dilemma to the hive. I’ve been looking for an instrumental version of Bloc Party’s "So Here We Are", but have been unable to find one. Is there a way that I can take out the words? Should I just leave them in? Is there another inspiring Indie rock song with suitable acoustics for aisle walking?
Thanks for your help in advance!
Post # 3
I can’t watch YouTube at work, but I found this link. The description looks like maybe it will work for you?
Post # 4
I found that link too while I was looking but it sounds like a techno remix. I can’t believe that the Vitamin String Quartet hasn’t done a tribute album to Bloc Party yet, they’ve done just about everyone else!
Maybe if you could find it on a karaoke CD the words would be less promient than the music??
Post # 5
Yeah, that was some techno song with no resemblance to Bloc Party 🙁 (I had done the same thing… found the youtube… couldn’t watch it til later and was disappointed).
Do you think they’d have a karaoke version of this? Is there a way to strip words out of a song or make them less prominent using what I already have on my computer (garage band)?
Post # 6
In my (limited and awful) experience with karaoke, the instrumental versions are usually significantly different than the original, so I don’t know if that would be your best bet. I can’t believe they don’t have an instrumental version of the song… and that electronic track is definitely a no-go!
I think you could probably tone down the vocals using your computer, but I’m not sure how that would work unless you have the different samples for each "voice" in the song – then you would just delete the vocals completely or lower the volume to your liking. Without the separate samples, you might be stuck just lowering the volume of the higher range, which would have a negative effect on the rest of the song…
I still can’t believe they don’t have an instrumental version somewhere. Can you hire a quartet with a guitarist, or even just a guitarist? That would probably be the best bet. 🙁
Post # 7
All our songs were songs that had meaning to us, but sounded nice and traditional since we had friends who played the violin and guitar. Simple, beautiful, and "us".
Post # 8
I am a big fan of using non-traditional processional music and I love the song you’ve choosen. One thing comes to mind though- it might be awkward to walk down the aisle to. The beat is a little fast-paced. I think it would make a better choice for the recessional.
Post # 9
Do you know anyone who plays an instrument who is creative enough to adapt the song to play in the ceremony, or at least do a recording? If not, perhaps post something in Craigslist and who knows, maybe an aspiring musician out there can help you out!
Post # 10
Thanks for the great suggestions, girls! I’m gonna see what we can come up with and I’ll let you know.
@poli- our recessional is "Signed Sealed Delivered" by Stevie Wonder. We knew that would be the case before almost anything else!