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Ophelia's Song


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 Genre: Dance-Club

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Laid back underground jazz club style track, beautiful sultry female vocals sit nicely over brushed drums and smooth bass to produce a rounded 1930s or graphic novel romance scene soundtrack.
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Lyrics
When I fall in love I get dizzied.
I fall out there's just dirt to dish,
a memory to drown me in.

Still, can't regret my big scene,
though I acted the fool
my double became a real has-been.

Now that we say our goodbyes,
no need for rushing
crocodiles, crocodiles.

When I fall in love I get dizzied.
I fall out there's just dirt to dish,
a memory to drown me in.

Tried my best to act cool,
through the roughest weather
had no queues.

Still, can't regret my big scene,
though I acted the fool
my double became a real has-been.

Be there! (then I would say) funny,
how you become what you've seen too much of,
so I might have been.

Now that we say our goodbyes,
no need for rushing
crocodiles, crocodiles.
Song Stats
Hits: 10808
Comments: 42
Fans: 37
Plays: 2129
Downloads: 391
Votes: 53
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2005 - 04:47:21 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005 - 11:15:12 AM Last Played: Sep 14, 2017 - 08:30:13 PM
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Hardware:
Digidesign MBOX
Dynaudio BM15
Fender Rhodes MKII
Fender Stratocaster
Trumpets
Vocals
Software:
Protools LE 6.7
Comments
eDrew said 4552 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
That voice...
Passionate vocals. I love your description. The music is sort
of experimental but the vocals make it very enjoyable to
listen to. The harmony vocal later in the song doesn't seem
to fit perfectly. You can never go wrong with a Jam in a triple
meter. Thanks for sharing this.
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ChrisSly said 4551 days ago (June 7th, 2005)
excellent production
and vocals. reminds me of combustible edison, without
the kitsch. and I love what sounds like vocals processed
with a leslie cabinet. I really love this piece. downloaded,
and waiting for more.
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said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
nice vibe
nice vocals.

i likes.
ScooterDMan said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
this is a great
love your voice. love the groove. the music is beautifully
produced and the lyrics are mystifying, to say the least.

there's also something especially memorable about the line
"no need for rushing crocodiles." im not sure quite what it is,
but i like it.

10-9-9-9 :)
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alley-oop said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Your voice
Is out of this world! All soul! This is such a fantastic song! Everything about it is just great!
The 'Tried my best to act cool' bridge change up was so unexpected! Wonderful wonderful 10,10,10,10

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Cameron said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
jazzy
This is very cool, progressive type jazz fusion with the
electronica/dance genre. I like pieces like this which don't
fit rigidly into a single category.

Your voice is spell-binding! Excellent lyrics and vocal
delivery. Unusual phrasing; I like your deliberate pacing,
sliding up and down in a hypnotic way.

I particularly like your harmonies in the stanza:

Tried my best to act cool,
through the roughest weather
had no queues.

Very cool accompaniment. Tasteful, understated yet full.

Excellent production values also!
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mikkinylund said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
So Cool
Awesome arrangments here, very cool and deep bass, and
what vocals, wow! Film Noir! "Now that we say our
goodbyes, no need for rushing, crocodiles, crocodiles..."
That's high class poetry!

M
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BlackLily said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
amazing
you hit a very soft delicate nerve.
i loved it
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Peter Greenstone said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Pro
This extremely good. I love it. Excellent all around,
technically and artistically. Reading your bio I guess you are
professionals. I hope you will mingle with the community
here at MJ.
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daphna said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
wow
excellent arrangement, production, vocals, lyrics, melody.
This song just grabbed me and I was hypnotized. Love
your vocals. Wow. Very deep song. Love that ethereal
background sound throughout the song. This is excellent
work. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
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Stun Nutz said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
I was going to say...
...this sounds so professional, when I realized by
reading your bio page that you really are
professional. No fair! Put us all to shame, why don't
you! Actually, I'm glad people like you post here, so
I can download your stuff for free. Awesome.
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blues mongerer said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Am I in Love?
I'm in love with the tune, and the artistic photo above.

That's 3/4 time. Isn't triple meter a shuffle, a 12/8, or 6/8 feel?

1-2-3
2-2-3
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Kevensor said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Smooth.
I downloaded this as soon as I heard the voice.

Beautiful and cool! Wow, what a voice! A little like Bjork's.


Welcome!


DL/10s!
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said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Wow...
So smooth and well produced...
I love when the second voice comes in, it's a very nice
touch. Everything about this song is in place. Perfect.
10 10 10 10
philonnie said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
What an incredible....
voice you have... tinges of bjork and joni mitchell. Fantastic texture to the whole production. Downloaded to my ipod and look forward to hearing more of your music!
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I. Spike said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Yummitudinal rating = 9743.176
Ambiance so thick it was like pudding being eaten with a
fork.
Yummitudinal rating = 9743.176
A frosting attitude with lithium induced gusto adorned by
frayed carmel leather rounded corners and shiny slow
flashing blue and purple lights.
Destination = a happy place for swimming pool full of
tears.
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Peter Greenstone said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Yummitudinal rating = 9743.176
Priceless, I.Spike. ;-)
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grah3am said 4549 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
More, please
This is ace! I have no idea why the crocodiles are in there, but it would make the video very interesting.
Feel free to try out your new material here if it's all up to this standard.

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jiguma said 4549 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
Top two!
Amazing production - a humbling experience. Still lost
for words!

9999 DL
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thetiler said 4548 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
Nice voice
I love the style of the vocals.

Nice tune

Thanks
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pan said 4548 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
Thanks
Hi People,

thanks for the feedback -
me and Marinella had high times reading all this.

Let's address a couple of matters:

First of all, we are not professional -
we don't make a living out of this stuff.
This doesn't mean that we wouldn't love to *:>
We released a few records in the past, but they never
got mainstream.

The track in its first form featured a more jazzy
walking bass and real drums.
We moved to a more "ambient" arrangement to
best fit the other songs of our EP - we are
tempted to play whatever we like, but often it's a
commercial suicide.

The rhodes and the vocals are a little bit
harsh on the special, there are a couple of notes
clashing. We left this harshness because
it gaves that phrase some kind of bitterness.

After a couple of months, we decided to move
further into electronic territories, so we gave the
song a twist erasing the jazzy drum tracks,
putting a more kraftweresque rhythmic stuff behind -
the final version of Ophelia's Song sound a little bit
more glacial and futuristic.

Unlike other stuff we've made, this song started as
a chord progression and a melody put upon it -
Then came the arrangement.

The problem with loop based sequencers is that often
I'm tempted to write melodic lines upon pre-built loops
(this is what I've done on the other song, "some thoughts
are hard to die"). While sometimes it works, sometimes
not - the music should be in your mind, then on the Mac -
do not reverse the order of the events *:>

That's why I think that if a song works with
just a piano or an acoustic guitar and the vocals,
you've done the 80% of the work.
Then, if the arrangement is done properly, the mix should
be the last of your worries (as someone says, "the song
mix by itself").
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grah3am said 4530 days ago (June 28th, 2005)
Thanks
Firstly, you two should be able to make a good living with music of this quality - it's as good as anything I've heard on the ambient music station on BellExpressVu's Canadian satellite system, and better than most.

Secondly, I heartily agree that if it doesn't sound any good on an acoustic guitar or a piano, it's probably not worth recording. Every musician should have that idea firmly in their head before they record one note.

Be sure to let the MacJammers know when the CD is out.

---
"You read him his rights while I shave his legs."
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johnfloy said 4548 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
beautiful
Great vocals...reminds me of portishead...Stellar!!!

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Cantor said 4548 days ago (June 11th, 2005)
stunning vocals!
dang! more please!
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puffbob said 4548 days ago (June 11th, 2005)
Hmmmm.......
Very mysterious. I really liked the vocalist and the haunting melody, however I never felt this song went anywhere. It was like I was invited into this musical vehicle and while expecting a great ride, was only taken around the block before being dropped off.
Please come back and thrill me like I know you can...........
PB
Mcboy said 4548 days ago (June 11th, 2005)
excellant
mood setting...gorgeous lush voice.....thanks for sharing this
most excellant track....
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cjorgensen said 4546 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Yum
Thanks.

Pretty much everything else has been said, so I'll just mark
it as a favorite and move on to your other cuts.
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TobinMueller said 4545 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Diamond floating among the lily pads
My favorite parts: the "Try my best" duet bridge; the
syncopated ending of the phrases; the wonderful vocal
performance and style. It was hard for me to follow the
lyrics, I won't have been able to piece together the story
without textual help. And the last 2 lyrics stanzas are very
good and should have a strong understanding context to
be the punchline they are. The whole track has a
wonderful concept-vibe going on, very well done. Even
tho watery, dreamy, floating in lost giving up after-world
apathy is achieved (and even has a sense of self-
deprecating humor that is very tender and true) there is a
sense of no dramatic development, since all drama occurs
before the song begins, which makes the piece slightly
too repetitive in my ears. But a wonderful track. Excellent
voice.
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mandolinquent said 4545 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Sooooo nice.
Lovely. Wouldn't change a thing meself... I love the use of
nostalgic organ sounds and brushed drums in a modern
context. It's a clever production that lends a rare edge to
an already special song. Like Scooter, I love the rushing
crocodiles...
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Doadars Uncle said 4545 days ago (June 13th, 2005)
Beautiful melody
and voice!

I enjoy the lyrics. I really like this style!
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Drew Kopr said 4528 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
Very cool
this is a very cool track. Great voice!!!
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SpasmodicMan said 4526 days ago (July 2nd, 2005)
From the title down (up?)
First: GREAT PHOTO. Second: COOL LYRICS. The double-
speak half sentence conscious-streaming stuff is spot on,
and anything using crocs gets bonus points. I dig how the
title explains more than the lyrics, frees you up to make
poetry. You take full advantage. Third: NICE SOUND. A hat
trick. Gotta tip my hat back.
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syzygywell said 4473 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
I second that voice
I've listened to both songs you have posted here and I
must say they are definitely some of the best I've perused.
Great vocal work and wonderful mixing.
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1 a.m. said 4355 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
feel
Love the sultry jazz vocals, the arrangements and the mood ! 8 7 8 8 .
Would make a good soundtrack.
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1 a.m. said 4355 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
feel
Love the sultry jazz vocals, the arrangements and the mood ! 8 7 8 8 .
Would make a good soundtrack.
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DJ-S*D* said 4318 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
good stuff
good stuff man. It was definately interesting. keep it up
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ktb said 4153 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
bass pedals!
what a great song guys. vocal depth off the charts and the music bed is
to simply entrancing. really like the bass pedals and the avante garde
feel of the entire tune. incredible mix!
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sobek99 said 4139 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
..
very unique.... dark and cool at the same time .. vocals remind me of
katie mellua...!! nice job
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j2morrow said 4065 days ago (October 6th, 2006)
Mesmerizing
Great voice, great lyrics. The music's like a nacartic, drawing you in.
Very jazzy in feel.
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Steerpike said 3538 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
This Ophelia's Song
I must say that this version here is not the first version I have heard!
I have a Lanzarote video post-card, and this song features on it, It grapped my attention instantly, it's haunting entrancing slow melody and lyric formation very rarely found in most todays melodies made me repeat and repeat the section of this song, Then luckily, the VCD contains all the song details and so I "Googled" it and this is where I have ended up, I never thought I would be so lucky ever to get a copy of this never mind ever finding an album or so! But I do like the 2006-VCD version because of the lack of Cymbals but I presume this will now grow on me, I have a very good ear for hits! and this fall into one of those categorys where I found the like of V. McKone I like anything that sets aside the usual imature junk in the charts these days, and to be honest, there is nothing I currently crave for in the charts, But this song will be on my playlist for quite a-while, it is so dreamy, inspirational, grapping, mythical, and the journey it takes my mind is relaxing and dreamy! The lyrical content is best absorbed in a half sleep state to understand the story, but the arrangment seems to follow the lyrics which pulls you back and into the imagination of the songs story, I hope I'm making sense or hope that those of you who share what I find hard to explain about this songs captivation, understand what I am on about, Anyway this should be sent to some top record companies. 100/100
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Name: Matteo Curcio
Location: Milano Italy
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Pan date back to 1998, when the early pop careers of Matteo Curcio (b. 14.10.74) and Marinella Mastrosimone (b. 29.06.75) converged. They started working together with a psychedelic-rock project called Sunscape (releasing “Sunscape – I” for... [see more]

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