Category: Originals

Troebel Water (Nederlandstalig) – Dutch folksong – Gratis Download

Troebel Water

I had to setup my laptop for a recording session next saturday. While doing so, I grabbed my notebook with songlyrics and decided to do a ‘lo-fi’ recording of a song I wrote, Troebel Water, back in 2015.

The recording was intended as a “test” of the setup (AKG mic, DI for the guitar, mixer, laptop, Ardour DAW).I used my old six channel Behringer mixer connected to the laptop with a Behringer A/D converter.

I liked how this simple version of this song turned out so I’ve decided to publish it on SoundCloud. Free download. Hope you like it, even if you don’t understand the words.

Troebel Water (with Lyrics)

Lyrics – all rights ©2015-2022 R. Brinkman

Mag ik aan je denken,
als de nacht zo eenzaam is,
mag ik aan je denken,
als’k in troebel water vis
mag ik aan je denken
als ik je weer mis

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als ik weer dat liedje hoor
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik sta in het decor
mag ik aan je denken,
en weer eens ontspoor

een arm om jou heen
de schouder die er niet meer is
ik praat er niet omheen,
troebel water, troebel water,
waar ik in vis

Mag ik aan je denken,
als je mij vergeet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als jij het niet weet,
mag ik aan je denken,
als ik de foto zie,
… die uit m’n handen gleed

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By The Hand Of Men (Original Easter Song, Acoustic)

By The Hand of Men original acoustic song about Easter

Live Acoustic recording from the livingroom “By The Hand Of Men”. An Easter Song. He’s Alive! Happy Easter!

It’s not easy to write an original song about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection of Christ is sung about in many songs.

These words came to me a few days ago. There was no time to record it in the studio so I recorded the song in an acoustic version with my smartphone in the living room.

BY THE HAND OF MEN
(original easter song)
All rights ©2022 reserved R. Brinmkan, Solid Rock Blues Band

On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men
On a Cross, long ago
We remember now and then

(chorus)
On a Cross, long ago,
A sacrafice, the dices rolled
On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men

Lord above, why oh Lord
Hast Thou forsaken me,
Lord above, in Your hand
I command my soul

(chorus)

Death no longer scares us now
The lamb that rose out of the grave
Defeated darkness, out for our soul

On a Cross, long ago,
A sacrafice, the dices rolled
On a Cross, on a hill
He died by the hand of men
He died by the hand of men ..

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BANDCAMP FRIDAY – PROCEEDS TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEES

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

Help the Refugees from the Ukraine! All sales proceeds to Ukrainian Refugees!

Download from BandCamp at
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Ukrainian refugees

Ukrainian refugees need help. That’s why proceeds of the sale of the latest Solid Rock Blues Band album on March 4, 2022 will be donated to “Giro 555” (national refugee help in the Netherlands).

BandCamp wil hold Bandcamp Fridays in 2022 on March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th, meaning they won’t charge us any fees for the sales so the full payment will be used to help the Ukrainian refugees and you’ll get the album as a gift from the Solid Rock Blues Band in return!

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Solid Rock Blues Band 2022 Release “Stone-Blind” out now!

New 2022 Release Stone-Blind

The long awaited release of the Solid Rock Blues Band’s latest album Stone-Blind is here! Today the album including eleven original rock, blues, country and folk songs was released after over a year of writing and recording.

Stone-Blind is the 20th release of singer-songwriter & composer Rudy’s studio band projects!

The album is available trough BandCamp (Hq audio!), SoundClick, SoundCloud and AudioMack at the moment. It will be available trough the major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon also later on.

Stone-Blind

Blinded by love, fear, resentment, circumstances, politics, social developments. In 11 songs with blues, rock and folk influences, an exploration of today’s society. With all its beautiful but also dark sides. Loss, broken hearts, death and destruction. But also a nice walk, love and sometimes… a feeling of joy and happiness.

Free Bonus Track

The album is available for download for only €5 at BandCamp and US$5 at SoundClick. At BandCamp and SoundClick there’s a free, acoustic, bonustrack included you can download at no cost.

https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/stone-blind

Of course it’s up to you if you buy it or not (we would really appreciate it if you do or buy one or two tracks) but you can also stream it for free!

Recording and production

On the album you will find two co-writes, “Gave Up on Givin’ Up” and “Stones for Bread”. Al songs were recorded and mixed at the home recording studio the LoftStudio, Groningen, The Netherlands. Several songs were already released as (digital) singles and reached Top10 positions on Drooble and SoundClick.

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Stones For Bread (pre-release)

Stones For Bread Free Download

Stones for Bread is a new rocking blues song by the Solid Rock Blues Band from the Netherlands. The song has been pre-released on SoundCloud and in HQ Audio (CD quality) at BandCamp (check this link).

While trying to complete a few songs for a new album this song was written together with songwriter James Zheutlin more or less as an “in between” song. Based on an acoustic concept song (first demo version below).

SoundCloud

Acoustic Demo Version

The acoustic demo version was recorded in the kitchen at the LoftStudio and filmed using a smartphone.

Lyrics Stones For Bread

All rights ©2021 . Words: R. Brinkman/J. Zheutlin

You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell

You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
pushed me out of the door,
said don’t “come back here no more!”
pushed me out of the door,
said “don’t come back here no more!”

Will I ever heal?
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
A contract under seal?
Only an empty shell,
Only an empty shell!

You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell

You gave me stones for bread,
You gave me stones for bread…

Recorded using..

Drums & Bass – JJazzLab
Guitars – Harley Benton Telecaster + JoYo American
Vocals – MXL770
DAW – Harrison Mixbus

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New song release – Mountain High

Mountain High Song Release Solid Rock Blues Band

Mountain High (Valley Below) is an uptempo song, countryrock and bluesrock influenced, by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. Inspired by a short holiday trip to the Harz region in Germany.

While on holiday this song was written by Rudy and it took a few months before the melody and music were composed. After that was ready, recording and mixing the song was done in one day. Recorded, mixed and released on May 2, 2021 at The Loft Studio.

Video Mountain High

Audio only (Soundcloud)

More details about this recording

Recording
Drums – Digitech Trio
Bass – Harley Benton MM84ASB
Acoustic Guitars – Samick Greg Bennett (Electro Acoustic)
Electric Guitars – Ibanez AS53-TF Hollow Body
Vocal Mic – AKG C900 Condenser
Audio Interface – Behringer UMC404HD
DAW – Harrison Mixbus6

Video
Free stock video from https://www.pexels.com/nl-nl/videos/ and footage shot in the Harz region, Germany. Edited using Flowblade

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The Road To Barna

Road to Barna SoundCloud Download

A song inspired by pictures of Barna, Ireland. Some, perhaps surreal, poetry. Lyrics mixed up with haughtiness and a simple beat with wide vintage guitar drenched in reverb. And no, .. never made it to Barna. Not yet.

Lyrics – The Road To Barna

Road to Barna SoundCloud DownloadWords & Music ©2020 R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

Like a lake, pretending to be an ocean
and the moon, pretends to be a star
you pass me by,
as you walk down the street

Like a leaf, pretends to be an tree
and a clock pretends it’s controlling time
your head keeps noddin’ on the beat

So here I am,
try to earn some karma
will it be enough
to pave the way to Barna?

Like a tree, pretends to be an forest
and a drop, pretends to be the rain
you just whist when you pass me by

I want to be
on that road to Barna
hear the Atlantic,
I’ll be there to warn ya..

it’s callin’ me, callin’ me
it’s callin’ me, callin’ me

Recording details

Song recorded at ‘the LoftStudio’.

Recorded using:
– Mixbus DAW
– Behringer UMC404HD interface
– Hondo (vintage) electric guitar
– Harley Benton MM84ASB (bass guitar
– Drums: AVL Drums
– Vocal mic: AKG C900 Condenser

Free download

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Don’t Say We’re Over. Out now on Spotify!

Don't Say We're Over Album pre-releaseIt’s here! Don’t Say We’re Over has been officially released this week and is now available on Spotify and other online streaming services! Of course it is also still available on BandCamp since that’s where we have made our complete (back) catalogue available.

The official album release was done trough Amuse. We are considering re-releasing some older albums trough Amuse also, making them available (again) to the public trough services like Spotify and Amazon Music. Our experiences with DistroKid were fine so far but didn’t turn out to be successful in terms of sales. So we’re giving Amuse a try for distribution! So far, so good! Amuse has delivered the album to all platforms we’ve opted for and all went perfectly well.

Download or stream from BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/dont-say-were-over-2

Listen for free at Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/album/0tLnwkIbovvo0fAXgWWgQy

 

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Don’t Say We’re Over – Album pre-release at Bandcamp!

prerelease Don't Say We're Over

Rocking blues from the LoftStudio by the Solid Rock Blues Band. The new album “Don’t Say We’re Over” is now available at BandCamp! Stream for free or download the 8 original tracks for only €5.00. The pre-release at BandCamp includes a free download for the song “Pandemic Blues”.

Download or stream from BandCamp
https://barkingaunts.bandcamp.com/album/dont-say-were-over-2

Album Release BandLab Mastering and streamingPowerful Blues and Rocking songs about Love, Life, Society and Religion. Little stories based on observations not prejudices based on beliefs, politics or personal views. The new album by the Solid Rock Blues Band is now available.

Some of the songs have been around for some time already, including the video for the title track. All songs have been mastered using BandLab (you can stream the album from Bandlab also). The album will soon also be available from our SoundCloud and Drooble accounts.

Tracklist

Some of the tracks included were released as single. To read more about the tracks, click on the highlighted titles.

1. You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of
2. When A Woman Drinks Alone
3. Don’t Say We’re Over
4. Written In The Heart
5. Why’d She Call You My Friend
6. One Day She’ll Be Proud To Call Me Her Son
7. Pandemic Blues (free download)
8. Shattered Dreams

Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music

The official album release will be around October 4th. The album has been submitted for release trough Amuse. We are currently considering re-releasing some older albums trough Amuse also making them available again to the public trough services like Spotify and Amazon Music. Our experiences with DistroKid were fine so far but didn’t turn out to be successful in terms of sales. So we’re giving Amuse a try for distribution! In the end it’s not really sales that are our main goal but getting the music out there the most effective way. It seems Amuse will fit the bill for us.

We, however, always release our albums on BandCamp first. So here it is!

Official Video “Don’t Say We’re Over”

The album was named after the previously released single, included in the album, “Don’t Say We’re Over”.

Stream or download the album at BandCamp.

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You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of – Single Released

You Ain't What I'm Dreaming Of

Available for download now at BandCamp (high quality audio), SoundClick (mp3 audio) and free streaming on Drooble, Reverbnation, SoundCloud and Audiomack. You Ain’t What I’m dreaming Off. New single released by the Solid Rock Blues Band project. This is the 4th song released over the past few months that will be included in the new album we’re working on!

Lyrics

You Ain’t What I’m Dreaming Of
All rights ©2020 R. Brinkman/Solid Rock Blues Band

It ain’t loneliness that drove me here
and my woman she’s truly sincere
She’s been with me, for so long
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong

And I know this will break her heart
If I tell here we’ll be apart
Now that I’m here with you
there’s nothing she can do

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

It ain’t your beauty that drove me here
And I know I should’ve stayed clear
From looking for a woman like you
‘cus now my lady and I are trough

I can’t blame her for being here
Since my woman she’s truly sincere
And I know I’m treatin’ her wrong
She’s been faithful, for so long!

You ain’t no woman of God, you don’t even come close
You ain’t what I’m dreaming of, so why should I love you?

Love You!

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