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This is a song in celebration to Midsummer and Mythology. When I was little (younger), the adults used to tell me stories about a nude man (Näcken) sitting by the lake, or in the river, playing the violin. He used the beauty of the music to lure people to him and to drag them down to the underworld of the sea. Sometimes he could transform into a white horse that none could resist riding, and with the same purpose; riding the fools down into the lake. This nude man, the evil of the sea, has been a part of Scandinavian mythology since the Vikings. It's a mythology especially used around Midsummer among other similar stories and myths.

Nix is the only English word I could find translating the Swedish word for this character.

I play all instruments except the drums, although I've started to use fake drums on almost al of my song as os lately (whatever can be found in the kitchen etc.).

Thanks,

Mikki
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Lyrics
[ nix ]

she's very young and lost
scared of giants, wights and trolls
she finds a deep black lake
and sounds of a violin

it is the play of the nix
a nix playing trix
a midsummer dream

the tunes are beautiful
she can't resist the magic sound
she has to be there too
she has to see this magic man

the nix is smiling at her face
then he turns around in flames
he drags her down into the lake
he takes her down to hell

© MKN05
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Uploaded: Jun 22, 2005 - 11:55:36 AM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2005 - 09:33:19 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 12:42:43 PM
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Jim Bouchard said 4562 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Fascinating
I like the instrumental workout in the middle. I was thinking maybe it would be good to hear this sung in Swedish. The harmonies in the chorus are really great in your trademark offbeat way!
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Peter Greenstone said 4561 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
very cool
Always cool. I especially like the freaky instrumentation you
do on this one. Love that bass (tuned down guitar?). I think
maybe the vocals could come down a little or maybe the
drums, bass, and guitars could come up a little instead
(particularly during the chorus). Seeing as this Nix plays the
violin I think it would be appropriate to hear some kind of
wicked, distorted violin performance in there.

Again, very cool, Mikki. You pick some great subjects to
write about and you do it with such style.
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_nderscore said 4561 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
originality
this is so different from your other tunes. seems to have a
trippy 70's drug-induced vibe to me (not that i would know,
really). makes me feel kinda lost, but in a good way

this is out there.. way to push the limits!
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mikkinylund said 4561 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Thanks guys
jim > thanks in respects to the middle part referral - it is
like peter says below, done with a very tuned down guitar,
my latest thing, different guitar tuining and I have no idea
what I am doing! :) I am unsure about singing it in
Swedish, since I live in the USA, post my songs at places
like MACJAMS, and since the story is very important to me,
I feel as if the the purpose of the song would get lost...
You got my brain going here though...

peter > VERY tuned down guitar! :) You are probably
right about the vocals coming down a little bit, I still have
plenty to learn when it comes down to the mixing... I
agree with a violin solo, that wold be so awesome! I
actually tried, but I haven't yet found a sampled violin I
really like. GOT violin? Anyhow, there's violin in the mix,
but a bit more laid back...

_nderscore > You're right, my infliuences right now are
very much from the 70's... That but also my experience
with exploring the nature, many things I guess... I'm on
the hunt for the Mikki-sound!

Thanks!

Mikki
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I was born and grew up in Finland, Scandinavia where I attended my first Art School followed by art studies in Sweden, and a noble fictional writing school. That was followed by an advertising and marketing degree. I am also a painter and I've had se... [see more]

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