It sounds remarkably like the recorded version. That's cuz the support tracks are directly from my original multi-track recording. The effects (pitch-shifting & my "smoke & cloud" delays) used on the fretless bass are also the same.
Performance wise - I prefer this take over the "studio" version in many ways. I think I was just more in touch with the vibe of the piece here than on the recording.
I used to be opposed to this kind of "backing tracks" performance thing.
But then I realized it's a tremendous creative tool.
I love working in the studio AND performing. It would be a waste to limit my studio or performance ambitions with some arbitrary rules about what is and isn't "allowed" in either sphere.
That's how I roll. ;)
To upload this video - I used a service called Tubemogul. It's a service that lets you upload a video once and then deliver it to several different video sites with a few clicks. You have to set up accounts on all the sites ahead of time though.
After the jump is several versions of this video from the various sites it was uploaded to.
It's pretty clearly how each service renders the video and it's relative quality.
Check it out if you're curious about that kind of thing.