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Got sucked in by technocracy. Also some experimenting with backward guitar and vocals. the art art is an original piece that i and the machine did.
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Hail The Machine

hail the machine everything you need

transmission no resistance
i offer you acceptance
hail the machine

one source for your electricity
we are joined by static clean
all will hear and see the same
heres your number and screen name
won't you hail hail the machine

you will stare at the colorful glare
you will listen by the pluggs in your ear
i am your friend always aware
hail the machine

transmission no resistance
i offer you acceptance
hail the machine

welcome my friends
i hope you are all plugged in
i supply your needs
i'll mainline your direct feed
won't you hail hail the machine

due for an upgrade please hang around
replace your batteries when you're down
don't you worry about security
you are covered under warranty
you are connected i guarantee
hail the machine

transmission no resistance
i offer you acceptance
hail the machine

here we are again
together on the grid
who even cares what you did
shiny objects brought you in
won't you hail hail the machine


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Hits: 4246
Comments: 46
Fans: 10
Plays: 203
Downloads: 170

Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007 - 11:00:56 PM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2007 - 11:00:56 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:56:09 AM
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Hardware:
all the same stuff that the machine prefers
Software:
logic express
Comments
said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
really cool track,
very reminiscient of Floyd in some ways.
Very surreal sounding track.
Excellent guitars. Excellents track!
Vic Holman said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
thank you very much
must of been a "floydian slip" there is some inspiration there. since they stopped producing stuff i was kinda inspired to get into something of that style.

Thanks for taking the time out to listen appreciated!

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said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
machine controle
We are the machines. Pushing the envelope, emptying the envelope. Greatness pumped through the circuts.
My favorite line "Welcome my friend hope your plugged in ." excellent Work Vic. LOve the direction. When I get back on my Mac its a definite down load. Right now I am using my other machine an HP Oh No!!
Vic Holman said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
and wires everywhere
this was kind of a response from the machines point of view to a earlier song i did (staring at the sun). i thought i had a third one to make a trilogy. but no. so i might have to create another one .....brain washing machine. HP? at work, we have a mountain of those just staring out at everyone.

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said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Nice track!
I really enjoyed this one, Vic. The lyrics are outstanding, as is the mix. This one's a definite download!
Vic Holman said 3692 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Thanks Mike
i think when you spend 12 hours a day on the computer you get a little intertwined, maybe to much. fun to get into more sonic textures and the reverse stuff took some figuring out.

Thanks for listening, and taking the time.

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ktb said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
backwards is cool
Love the lyrics and concept. A little psychedelia flavored rock. Vocals sound fine, perfect in context. You remind me a little of Tom Petty in voice and your decision to always experiment with new sounds and directions. The choice of tones for the guitars was tasty. The end was trippy. Neato
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Vic Holman said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Thank you very much
i do like to find different ways, at times, to get something different in there while still keeping in a song format of sorts. the really weird stuff i keep on a leash.

Thanks for taking some time out to listen.

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bud said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Hey Vic - my machine likes it -
I swear it's gettin it's groove on - and I'm plugged in to the direct feed - I offer you acceptance - here we are again together on the grid. Great song - the backwards stuff is fun. Did you use Audacity?
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Vic Holman said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
thinking backwards
it's all logic express. for years i've been trying to figure how to get that volume swell effect that you hear in the music and right before hail. all the sound production people i work with would never tell. like a magicians oath or something. finally one let me on to it. it has kind lead me on a path for something new to play with.

luckily i haven't been sucked in far enough to name any of my computers!

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perceptualvortex said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Futuristic
This is great, Vic... really solid concept and realization. And it's got a cool unique rocking sound, enhanced by the sound experiments and backwards stuff. Really enjoyable.
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Vic Holman said 3691 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks David
this is one i kept rebuilding and looking for something a bit different. the reverse ramping of the guitar chords has opened my eyes to some cool posibilities on textures and sounds. underlaying some of the vocal is manipulating a filter plug-in on a second vocal track. pretty inspired to do some more studio trickery.

Again thanks for taking the time to listen. i appreciate it!

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JOAN said 3691 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Good Grid!
this is eggcellant! love your vocals and the production....leaves me sucking eggs!
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Vic Holman said 3691 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
egg salad surgery
this was alot of tweeking. trashing and rebuilding. the machine pulled through sunnyside up. yet i felt a little scrambled.

Thanks for the listen, the machines on the grid like to keep there transistors toasty!

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said 3690 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
cooooooool
outstanding music, vic! grabs me by the gut, and doesn't let go.

i hear all kinds of influences here - but the changes are so different, i'll just call it holmanesque. loved "joined by static cling." thoroughly enjoyed your creation. anne
Vic Holman said 3690 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Anne
i made little differences in each section as it progressed. then again there where sections i would pull out and redo. funny thing was it started out as a blues rock tune. eventually leaving nothing of it. you have to hand it to a machine to be able to do that on the fly i guess.

Thanks again for taking the time to listen and comment. appreciated very much!

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DWL said 3690 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Great sound you get
you should give lessons :-)

Loved the textures you produce and the playing is excellent.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 3690 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Thanks Dick!
i'ld make a bad teacher, i tend to contridict myself at times when i learn something and then find a better way to create a sound. and of course managing all the tracks. whew! you know first hand i'm sure.

Thanks again!

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said 3690 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
:)
Trippy song!
the backward guitar is excellent fits like a glove...this marvelous song reminds of an excellent animated movie thats currently out of print-
"Light Years"
Cool vibe on this!
Vic Holman said 3689 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Thanks Tom
trippy indeed. i vaguely remember that film, but this does have a sci fi touch to it. now that i think about it, itcould fit into "Metropolis" as well. but darn i think Queen did that already.

Thanks again!

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Scott Carmichael said 3689 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
conflicting delay rythems
There seems to be an ever shifting and swelling rythem underneath that never quite lets you settle in... it leaves the impression that there is no place to rest or land or fit... disconcerted... As the machine would
make us feel... I think that this is a brilliant production twist that compliments the subject matter and really sends this piece along on it's trajectory...
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Vic Holman said 3689 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Thanks Scott
true, i set about making each section slightly different, so there would always be a shift and it's constantly going through changes. this was aflip side to a sond i did a while back "staring at the sun" from the persons point of view.

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Ed Hannifin said 3689 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Welcome...to the... er,... robot...um...
Wasn't there supposed to be a super-uber-group with Pink Floyd teaming up with The Traveling Willburys?

No?

I love the guitar break with the chimey, phasey, flangey electrics against the chimey acoustic single strums... But you knew that... I ALWAYS like the guitar breaks... and the rest of the guitar bits...

I hear that David Gilmour and Jeff Lynne are trying to get your number...

Ed
Vic Holman said 3689 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
robots have personality...
..at least on tv. Pink Floyd teaming up with The Traveling Willburys, maybe under the name pink willies.

true, as usual. plenty of guitars, the chimey has 2 guitars that play the chords going through a acoustic simulator set with a harmonizer set at a fifth higher. has a nice sparkle and ambience. kept the chimey but had to take out some clangy ones.

Thanks Ed.

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echoroom said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Computer music
.. and yet another great VH track. This is really trippy, with lovely guitars (the acoustic sounds gorgeous) and , as always, a really kicking chorus. You really can write and play man, and the quality is always high.

Rocking and a little disturbing - resistance is useless.

Steve
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Vic Holman said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
the title was from a comment i left on one of your previous tunes. it's been in my head since. this one got built up and torn down in areas. that went far from the original, which was a fast blues piece. i think the machine had other ideas and so this is what happened. also gave me a excuse to do some reverse effect. still need to refine it for different applications.

Thanks again Steve. always appreciated.

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RacerX said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
cool track
cool concept,
guitars are tasty, interesting sounding track. Lots of fun. I think the drums are just a little too far back in the mix.
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Vic Holman said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thank you very much
it was a challange to pu together but true it was fun to build and see how it would come out.

Thanks for taking the time to listen. really appreciated.

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mvh9591 said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Hey Vic -----
Would you be referring to us Macjammers in this song. I sometimes feel like part of the big machine staring at the colorful glare with pluggs in my ears. lol

Nicely done my friend. Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Vic Holman said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
ha ha we're all guilty
kind of a social commentary where the machine gets the last laugh. i know i spend way to much time on them. so far i've refused to give it a name. no wait, i do have do enter a password to start up. doh! it tricked me again.

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said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Wow...
Lots of great things have been said here about this and I can't add anything new, but, jeez, I have to say something... what a gem! Yes, the Floyd touch is unmistakeable, but it's fresher and more vibrant than anything I've heard from that camp for quite a while.

Thanks for the ride. Sometimes music should make us look over our shoulder...
Vic Holman said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks Rik
at a certain point i kew it was going to have a bit of a floydian sound in places. so i played that up a bit. machines and P.F. go together so well. unfortunately there time is past.

Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. i appreciate it very much.

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paddler said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Very true
I watched superman 3 the other day - its quite weird when that woman gets sucked into the circuits and becomes semi-robotised.I don't know what I'd do without my machines - I'd probably crash.Interesting song - liked the agressive guitar on the choruses
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Vic Holman said 3688 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks Richard
resistance is futile. you will accept the machine and all it's shiny products. ha ha.
i'm looking forward to when we can stick something on our head and just imagine to create the music.

Thanks again and take care!

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drakonis said 3686 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Enjoyed the Deja View
I totally love the concept, the song structure and melody/harmony... and partly because "Wish you were here" is an all-time-fave of mine, as is the funky Bob Dylanesque (Wilburys) style singing you have here, I hear the influences, but also hear a LOT of originality in this piece. I enjoyed the weaving of forward and backward guitar effects in here. So, keep in mind that I love all that, when I launch into a critique... its because I want to hear this again, up a notch! :-) First of all, the meter of the lyrics doesn't fit too well with the music, it often felt that words were jockeying for position in a line, sliding around and their syllables not matching well to the rhythm of the music.. which was a little distracting, kept me from getting into the machine rhythm. Secondly, I loved the backward effects, they added a lot to the mood and eerieness, but probably could have been smoothed in even more, with a little more edge taken off the end-falloff of some notes... especially the very end of the song, the last chord shouldn't just build and cut off, it should have a final (forward) chord strummed after it to let it end less abruptly, or have some other sound (like soft sequenced blips) be in the background. Panning sounds perfect. The EQ sounds very slightly muffled, may need slight bass/treble boost to spread out the pitches. So I guess the song needs a little more embellishment, it feels like a rough cut still... and I personally think it is a Crazy Diamond, and deserves more polish so it shines on, if you know what I mean. :-) This is quite an amazing bit of work!
ttfn,
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Vic Holman said 3686 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
thanks for the crits
really appreciate it. some good points. i've caught some of them after not listening to it for awhile now. and some good points to make me look at it from a different perspective.i really liked your idea of the blips or maybe some machine noise. originally i had a high set delay repeat but cut it down and short for the post.

Thanks again appreciated, now on to greasing up the machine again!



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stooey said 3686 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Scary!
I found myself feeling sort of creeped out while it was playing. I think that's what you were going for.
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Vic Holman said 3686 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
scary
it's not that i'm a creepy person. funny orwellian take on whats obvious. you really notice when the power goes out just how much you rely on machines.

Thanks and pleasant... dreams?

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said 3686 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Wow!
Vic Floyd strikes again. We seem to be much the same page conceptually this time around. The concept is similar to my ASSEMBLY LINE. Anyway, I am blown away by this piece. Really good lyrics. Nice vocals---occasionally sounding a bit Moody Blues-ish. I especially dig your quieter instrumental sections. Very impressive mix as well. Logic, eh? Well at some point I'm gonna have to upgrade. GB2 can't quite cut the mustard anymore. I NEED A BETTER MACHINE! (Arrrrgghh!)

Be well friend!
Vic Holman said 3685 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
oh yeah...
i had a good laugh when i noticed that as well. this was somethng where the wall was built then ripped apart only to be rebuilt in areas. machines like upgrades in music as well.

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SmokeyVW said 3685 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
including package... (complete)

if (experience.music.general > sound.input.current) then begin

song.comment.add("man, this tune kicks ass");
sound.input.current.replay(@event(repeat until page.close));
cerebral.cortex.mode(simmer,gently);

end;

schedule.reminder.set(time.tomorrow,"listen to this song again");

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Vic Holman said 3685 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
funny, now...
<we're talking proper syntax> alot of l and 0's in randomly generated order to create a preconcieved idea until the machine generates random keywords to figure out it's being dissed.

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SmokeyVW said 3683 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
oh oh
no disrespect intended! i was just fooling around with pseudo code as a machine's way of saying: this is one of the best things i've heard. i like it. it stimulates my brain circuits. i plan to listen to it again tomorrow.

guess i should've commented that code, eh?
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Vic Holman said 3683 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
no taking it back...
it's been logged in. thats the funniest comment. loved it!

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BAMPOT said 3685 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Great!
Love the guitar work.
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Vic Holman said 3685 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Thanks Colin
thanks on the guitars, i do restain myself in the sake of the song though. that comes first. plus i'm a lousy keyboard player!

Thanks for taking some time out to listen and comment, apprreciated!

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