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The Seduction of Corruption


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DWL

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Here's the latest song from Amokopera and further proof that the drugs don't work.

The politician has just made his pitch in the pub and it all goes a little mad. Cacophony, dissonance and madness was the aim.

With many thanks to (using their aliases) Biba-nova, echoroom and Vic Holman for their contributions. They're all there somewhere.

TBH I think I've overcooked this and gone too far with the cacophony but I'll wait for the responses before looking at a remix.

Cheers

Dick
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Hits: 2855
Comments: 25
Fans: 9
Plays: 152
Downloads: 127
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 26, 2007 - 05:30:08 PM
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2011 - 02:58:04 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 09:27:34 AM
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Garageband, Strat, Boss G8, K. Yairi 6 string acoustic, Yamaha 10 string (it started with 12), Samson C01, Tascam US-122, various bits of wood, my desk, a hoover, numerous cans of beer, a box of matches, a cigarette lighter, bottles, glasses, mobile phone, loads of voices, a pool table, unnecessary reverb, a vaguely unhinged mind.

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Comments
lengold said 3708 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Great stuff
This is one opera I would like to see. Brilliant production - good to hear such a very British voice - and a very big nod to the Who.
Very impressive.
Cheers
Len


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DWL said 3707 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
Pinball wazzock :-)
I didn't realise that's what it was until someone mentioned it. For once it wasn't a deliberate copy.

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
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Vic Holman said 3708 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
wow dick
this is just wicked. I had no idea how it would end up. totally amazed at your skills.

Quite a piece with your wailing guitars and all. Your vocal on the acoustic part reminds me a bit of chris difford of squeeze. the accent I guess.

Thanks for letting me be a minor player here.

Vic
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DWL said 3707 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
I had no idea either
I tried just an vocal and noises version but it didn't work.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it and thanks for your input :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
peacepiano said 3708 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
On the March
Sounds like everything is running "Amok" and corruption is on the March. Guitars and vocals are right on. I don't know enough about sound effects to know if they are "overcooked" but it sounds pretty cool to me. I think I am getting an idea of how the whole opera is going to work. This is a lot of fun to follow. Thanks for sharing.
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DWL said 3707 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
Amok is what I wanted!
but i'm still not sure about it ;-)

Maybe it'll grow on me!

Thanks

Cheers


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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3707 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
This sounds great
I wasn't quite expecting this after listening to the original reference track.

I don't think you have overcooked this at all and there is no such thing as unnecessary reverb (compared to some of my tracks, this is dry!!!!)

:-)

Great job here....love the guitar work and for some reason I am getting an early Bowie vibe from this.

Glad I could help with this

b


DWL said 3707 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
I didn't know what to expect either!
I have to thank you for unwittingly giving me the idea in the first place and also for the your contribution :-)

I hope I you didn't feel you'd wasted your time.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
announcer said 3707 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Interesting mix
The mix works despite the fact that it is unconventional in that the major elements except for the voice are way back in the mix. I expected the guitar to jump out of the back and give us a kick in the arse along in there somewhere. Maybe the waiting and not getting the kick is what makes this work.

good lyrics well sung
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DWL said 3706 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
If I knew what I was doing
it would be a miracle :-)

I played with this mix for so long I was sick of it.

I do know that now I have to do something about the vocal and the overall level.

Comments much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Mystified said 3707 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
nicely done!
B sent me here for a listen--glad he did.

I like how this weaves in and out of the 'live scene' with the voices and background ambience and the singing and guitars.

nicely done! :)
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DWL said 3706 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
Thanks!
I'm pleased B felt confident enough of what I'd done to send you over.

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
echoroom said 3705 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
Fookin hell
Dick - It's so weird hearing this with the instruments, rather than just your backing vocals. i think the intro works fine - chaos and cacophony all around. Personally, i'd make the SOC vocals line a bit more obvious/upfront second time around (the solo rightly takes lead third time around). i think the production is fine, and i think it's unbelievable that your musical talent isn't recognised as it should be.

I'm sure you have moments of doubt, as we all do, but you're creating something unique here, and I hope to god it gets a wider audience... take this as a compliment, i think you're writing 'The Wall' for this generation, and it's a pleasure to watch it come together.

Steve
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DWL said 3694 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thanks Steve
apologies, I thought I'd already answered these last few posts???

I really appreciate the comments. Judging by a current thread we all suffer from self doubt.

I'm pleased you enjoyed it. I almost gave up on it a number of times as I couldn't get anywhere near what I wanted but I think it was the Bowie vox that pulled it together. Thanks :-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
benjhannah said 3704 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
Sounding good mate!
Sounds good this- I see what you were aiming for now- sorry I never got round to doing some chanting for this it worked out pretty well!

Ben
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DWL said 3694 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
And apologies to you Ben
thanks for the comments. Maybe you can get involved on another?

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
guitapick said 3694 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Whew...
...just too cool, man. Love that wah Strat in the back.

Awesome leads back there, too, behind the vox.

This is really great, Dick...
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DWL said 3694 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thanks Mr G
it turned out OK in the end. Thanks for the comments on the guitar as I wasn't too happy but I'd spent so long on it I couldn't face redoing it :)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
guitapick said 3693 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Well...
...let's not get too picky here, Dick. I know the feeling...but, essentially: the guitars rock, my friend. Seriously...


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DWL said 3693 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
Appreciated !!!!
:-)

Cheers

Dick

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I'm really a 25 year old guitar god but an evil witch trapped me in this podgy middle aged body.
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
said 3677 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Where the hell have I been?
You ROCK Mr. Langford...You rock indeed!

Fabulous vocal delivery (Love your accent...I'd like to hear you cover the Kink's "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion." Ha ha...) Nice guitar and bass work. Fully loaded psychedlic mix! Well done!

Take care!
Monkaton said 3500 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Another Gem
Your opera is going to be great! This is another excellent song.

The cacophony is great and the guitar solo, with the pan from left to right and back again, is a classic.

Lyrics, melody and arrangement are first rate.
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Monkaton said 3500 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I Forgot to Mention
While there is a Who sound with the acoustic guitar, the lyrics remind me of the Kinks. The cacophony reminds me of XTC.

Good luck with the opera. It sounds great.
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ageofthedeathtree said 3467 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
absolutely...
love this song, man! great all the way around. nicely done! fav'd and downloaded into the ipod!

age
-sons of hypnos
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PaulaMunk said 2378 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
You've got
the right vibe here. Well performed. Thanks.
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10 years here (at time of writing!) - it doesn't seem that long ago I wrote "it doesn't seem that long ago I wrote 5 years"... Older but no wiser. The musical projects that make up Amokopera are now complete and Distant England (the story of... [see more]

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