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DWL

 Genre: Political
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The songs in this "opera" are supposed to be dramatic but this is more cinematic. For the middle section I want you to envisage the politician in an empty ballroom except for the band on stage. The scene is lit with the intermittent light from a mirror ball. The politician is dancing with a beautiful woman. The woman is his conscience and his real self.

Every time they take a circle of the floor the mirror ball throws light on her face and each time it grows progressively more ugly until she is a decaying corpse.

Just thought you'd like to know that.

Lyrics and melody by Graeme Hobbs.

Music and vocals Dick.
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2007 - 05:51:37 PM
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2015 - 02:58:08 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2016 - 12:41:49 AM
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paddler said 3745 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
A Contrast!
I found this a refreshing contrast to most stuff on here - great theatrical qualities.Brilliant orchestration,some really interesting and eerie melodies going on.Gerald Scarfe artwork/animation wouldn't be inappropiate with this song.Some of those chords are beautiful.ok I just noticed the word Amokopera - so is this to be performed on stage? I'll have another look at your profile to see if you've written anything about it there.Good stuff!
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paddler said 3745 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Ahaa!
Ahaa! I remember now.Will you be staging it in Brighton? My mate from Cardiff and I have decided that we are going back to Brighton this year to visit some of the old haunts.Are you familiar with Komedia at all? or the Sanctuary? or the Gardener Arts? Considering I was down there for 11 years I successfully managed to submit absolutely nothing to the Festival in all that time!
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DWL said 3745 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Thanks!
for the kind comments. Coming from such a versatile chap like yourself it's high praise.

The rock opera won't be finished for a while yet (I've still another 6 songs to arrange and record and finish the overture) and I've no idea what to do with it when it is. We've only got the bare bones of a story but nothing substantial.

I know the Komedia and was there recently seeing The Danielsons. Haven't been to the Sanctuary for years or the Gardner Arts Centre. Ridiculous really, all this culture and I lock myself away in my basement :)

Drop me a message if you fancy a pint or two when you're down here.

Cheers

Dick

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peacepiano said 3745 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Dark and brooding
Overall the decline of the character is clear. The whispering vocal lines maybe have too much bass and not enough mid because those words are not clear. The rest of the vocals are very powerful and the orchestration creates the mood well.

I'll be listening for the next installment!
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DWL said 3742 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
I messed up the mix!!
Due to my own stupidity I really did get an unbalanced mix on this. I have hopefully corrected it and re-eqd those whispered vocals so they weren't so buried.

I'm worried that I'll run out of ideas for the others :O

Thanks for your support

Cheers

Dick
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Joe Brady said 3744 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Well written and well arranged
I would like to hear more from this production. Best of luck to you with this effort. The lyrics definitely ring true for me; wish you had printed them. I can evision myself enjoying this production in the theater (theatre?). Good Job!....................Joe
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DWL said 3742 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
More???
Thanks for the comments Joe. The completed ones so far are here http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=661117

I'm pleased you're enjoying them. It's hard work for me but a lot of fun indulging my excesses :-)

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 3717 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Arranging amazing
Dick -another quality piece of work from you. There's a definite Floyd/ Wall feel here. This fits in well with the previous work. I really hope you get to stage this, because it's a real piece of art/theatre that you're constructing here.

i take my hat off to you - you're producing original, intelligent work of consistent quality - I hope you find the audience you deserve.

Steve
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DWL said 3717 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
Much appreciated! I'm running out of ideas now though. I've got another 4 or 5 songs and no bloody ideas.......

Still looking for a producer with lots of money but then again aren't we all ?

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 3717 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
well...
it doesn't sound like you're short on ideas yet, Dick.

What do you need a producer for?

This stuff sounds fantastic! Really, I hope you get somewhere with this, it deserves to be heard.

Steve
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DWL said 3717 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
The producer has to fund the film
There's gratuitous sex and violence apart from the music so someone should be interested ;-)


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tbivans said 3602 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Roger Waters...
all over the place! Great Stuff! Going to check out your other material now! Keep it coming!
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SpiresVortex said 2857 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Wonderful!
As I said somewhere else!
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Demeter7 said 2295 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
You are
unbelievably talented. This dance macabre is chilling. Thanks.
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