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shaman


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tokai

 Genre: Heavy Metal

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In Maizuru, in Japan, there use to be a small bar i used to frequent on a friday eve, where a band would play. i was allowed to play a number one night which was mainly this riff, it went down quite well and they asked me to play with them a few more times, it was something i used to really look forward too, that and the warm sake.

This has taken an age to get together. The opening is at 97 bpm, but try to keep in time with the Shaman keeping a rhythm with his ayahuasca leaves was very tricky. I could only use part as the beat was not in time.

I kept this as mainly a rhythm track, i took out the lead. I am trying to concentrate on getting a better production sound. Thanks to all the guys at mcjams that have helped me with tech questions and pointing me in the right direction. There are still issues i have, but i will leave it at this. Anyone up for putting something on this like a vocal or whatever please feel free. One loop used, for the drums, but i changed it, the rest of the keys was played on the mac keypad.
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Lyrics
yes!
Song Stats
Hits: 2862
Comments: 25
Fans: 22
Plays: 75
Downloads: 139
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Dec 29, 2008 - 07:39:00 AM
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2008 - 07:49:43 AM Last Played: Jun 18, 2017 - 08:04:20 PM
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Comments
ktb said 3188 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
hmmm crunchy
ohhh, what i wouldn't have given to have been sitting at the bar, and caught the jam some Friday night. Lots of wonderful Tokai textures on the guitar and your synth choices are always spot on.

PS: how long did you have to wait to capture that pic?
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bud said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Shamanisitic massive missive
Great production and excellent guitars - this should get some takers - why not list it as an open collab? You're work is always so varied and dimensional.
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Feter said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
shaman
Interesting ....the intro just trippy ....the guitars just fabulous !!!
nice work my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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lengold said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
What a very
interesting life you lead Steve.
Love the sound and feel of this - I certainly couldn't improve on the production/mix. Great track.
Cheers
Len


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LunaTrick said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Super work...
Love the shamanic opening... all the variations... overall mood... very compelling!
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ted23 said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Super
sounds!
Really digging the menacing feeling here. Has a sense of panic and paranoia to it.
Cant wait to see if anyone takes you up on your vocal request. This is great a musical piece but it's definitely crying out for some angry vocal...... Which is easier said than done.
Excellent rocking tune.
Doadars Uncle said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Hey!
Love the rhythms! And yes, nice and crunchy!
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timothy devine said 3187 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
What a a trip
The guitars have great tones, mixed with the rhythm stuff and synths, marries to make a great tune. You have great changes in your tunes to keep the interest level way up.
great timing and playing
dig it man


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peacepiano said 3187 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
Sounds
Sounds solid as a rhythm track. There are enough chord changes and breaks to make this a real musical journey. Build up in the middle is particularly effective. Love the guitars.

Thanks
Bill
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davisamerica said 3186 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
amazing
this sounds fantastic
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WillyB said 3186 days ago (December 30th, 2008)
...
Cool track, nice playing. The sound is modern, yet it still seems to span a few decades with touches of the progressive genre. The rtwork is a super nice touch and fits very well. Nice job!
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Macaudion said 3183 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
metal b heavy
but not too...

even a bit of sweetness

diggn' it, big time. very nice. thx. m
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musichead said 3182 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
bass
If you want a bass part on this tune, just send me a note. I really like it!
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dirigent said 3182 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
shaman
A wonderful blend of styles
Far east Folk and Hard Rock melted together.
Works very well. Cool stuff!
A powerful melange, I'm in awe!!!
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3181 days ago (January 4th, 2009)
Shamanic metal.
Nice guitar playing on this. Also great guitar tone. Has lots of drama. Well done.
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Komrade K said 3181 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Great fun
That's an excellent riff you have there, liked all the synth work too. Are you going to put the lead guitar back in - would be great to hear it.

KK
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dolby said 3178 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
Another...
..good 'un. Was quite surprised to see it listed as Heavy Metal - of course it's much too funky for that. Another dark and brooding piece which i hope gets developed by someone. You seem to be on a roll right now and the investment in production perfection is paying off -

Phil
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tokai said 3177 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
Many thanks
to you all for your support. There might be some other versions of this coming up if you are interested. Still up for any willing participants. Cheers everyone!
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Kicbal said 3177 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
Pretty Sweet
Gives me a "Faith No More" vibe. Nice. I wonder if the drums are a bit quiet in the mix. I also like the stringy bass and the keys breakdown halfway through.
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Kicbal said 3177 days ago (January 8th, 2009)
Pretty Sweet
Oh, I should have listened longer as the drums get loud at the end of the song. Cool
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SISTERS said 3172 days ago (January 14th, 2009)
wow-wee!
intriguing arrangement - i LOVED the heavy driving groove.
i'm just yer average ear - but the mix sounds good to me.
entranced,
anne
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sloparts said 3159 days ago (January 26th, 2009)
Interesting story,
Even more interesting music. I'm not a Heavy Metal kind of guy, but after listening to this I could become one. This is just and excellent piece of music Steve. Very dynamic and diverse. Nut most of all, a treat to the mind, soul and ears.

Excellent,

Ed
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maxjsl37 said 3151 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Awsome!
Love It! Period! Killer riff, love the tribal feel and time changes.
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hackneybloke said 2558 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
shaman
the shaman sounds like he's singing after hearing what you've written as opposed to the other way about. that is cool. again your guitar riffs blow me away....it's kind of heavy metal but with big art all wrapped round it...and it sounds amazing. 2.05 lovely left turn with those guitars and the lead riff coming back again. seamless transition at 3.00 - lovely new atmospheric section. 4.00...i would have not left the drum beat out on its own at all...it sounds too exposed and synthetic. in fact i'm wondering whether i would have finished at 4.00. the great thing with what you do is that you can omit or add according to desire because you do transitions so seamlessly well.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2558 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
shaman
pretty spacey stuff then it got all groovy at 1:00. dig the main riff. 2:03 brings a cool chord surprise. should use the main riff more in the composition. enjoyed it. cheers
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