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When I started recording this song it developed into a Portishead kind of thing and I'm certain I was influenced by listening to Char's recent work. Her voice has that same emotional timeless quality that I hear in Beth Gibbons. I sent Char the music and she was kind enough to lend her poetry and vocal talents.
A word on the production. Due to a microphone issue Char had to record using the pinhole mic on her computer. I encouraged her to do so - because I thought I could make that sound quality work. You tell me if I succeeded. I cleaned up the white noise with noise reduction in Audacity and did my best to create an atmospheric effect without losing the words.

Thanks Char - you're a champ.
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Lyrics
Like food for my soul
You comfort me, you comfort me
And I can't feel whole

I live for your words
They define me, they define me
Divided in thirds;
Eat, drink, sleep me, individually

I rest in your love
It shelters me, it shelters me
Below or above
You are all that I am eternally

So when we're apart
I don't exist, I don't exist
We share this one heart

So please feed my soul
And love with me, and love with me
You're cast in that role
Being consumed by my love completely

© Charlene 2009
Song Stats
Hits: 4595
Comments: 150
Fans: 53
Plays: 520
Downloads: 149

Uploaded: May 14, 2009 - 04:05:41 PM
Last Updated: May 16, 2009 - 07:53:43 AM Last Played: May 13, 2016 - 01:08:17 AM
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Hardware:
Bud - MacBook, Danelectro guitar, Guild archtop guitar, Ibanez bass, Oxygen8 keyboard
Char - pinhole mic
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Comments
magnatone said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Feed Me
GOOD GOD - this is awesome!! That Char is good with words isn't she? And these vocals over Bud's guitar, keyboards, etc, - wow, it just sounds so other worldly. I love the vocal echo-y effect, and the vocals sound great to me! Way to go Bud and Char - very cool!
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bud said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Like I said - the inspiration was Char from the start
I'm just glad I was able to provide a vehicle for her work. She is good with words and has an amazing voice. Our next one will have a quality mic at work to do her real justice.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Karen,
I am so grateful for your support and graciousness. Thanks, my friend. :)
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five_extra_arms said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
In A Million Years
I could've never imagined this!!!

Char! Feel the chills on the back of my neck! Your vocals are completely off of the charts. I am literally stunned by the performance, the lyrics and the entire package.

This is the hit track off of the follow up to Portishead's Third.

Bud, you have pushed the bar way beyond my comprehension, my friend! I'm breathless, like someone hit me with a Smart car kinda breathless. I don't think I've heard anything that effected me like this has in YEARS!!

Bravo!




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bud said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Breathe Bob
Put your head between your legs and breathe - you'll be fine in a few minutes. I love you man - so nice of you to stop by. Go Char!
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thank you,
Bob...that was a wonderful encouragement.
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I.G.M. said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
well
I`m a nitpicker when it comes to rhythm, and I could say "vocals are fantastic, but they could be more on the beat, more structured!" I don`t do that.
It`s good as is, very special feelings in this tune, great work, both of you!

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bud said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
I considered adjust the timing on the vocals
but came to like their slightly off kilter feeling. I felt it added to the mood. I trusted Char - and I'm glad I did. Thanks for stopping by.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
It is
strange. But I was in a mood because of the music. I did try to fit the vocals in with some sort of rhythm. Thanks.
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cchaplin said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Sound quality
really works with the pinhole mic.
Very David Lynch - I love it !
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bud said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Lynch
Excellent reference. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Good thing.
I haven't gotten anything else to work. Well, at least I have this much. I can stop now.
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tokai said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Oh yeah
this is on the money. Very hip. Wow that lyric is beautiful. You got that head sound just right, loving that guitar sound again it is just right for this track. Me hears a slight Radiohead groove too. Very smooth guys. Bud grand job on those drums, how you getting that sound? Best track i have heard in a while.
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I think the drums are apple loops
syncopated pop or something. The rest is just finding the right reverb and delay to get it to breathe. I also have a synth in there that has some trem on it to move with the drums. I think. It's actually been a while since I did the music track. Glad you like.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thank
you for liking the lyrics.
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musichead said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
you cleaned up nice...
You cleaned up the vocals better than I did with her. I liked what she did in the first some much I beg her to do another! She just keeps getting better. And the writing and guitar work is very solid!!!The Danelectro sounds just that. I heard it! nice work kids!!!
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thanks for the kudos
I love what you and Char have done together. She needs and agent.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
You know
how frustrated I have been. I was so sorry I couldn't do better with a different mic. Thank you for coming by.
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tempie said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
masters of the atmoshpere
wow...i don't know what to say. it's a very affecting tune Bud. it's very good. it reminds me a bit of what lanois has done with emmylou harris, in the acoustic voice vs. machine music sense - packs a punch similar to that work...
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Nice of you to make that comparison
I like his work with her better than anything else he's done.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I sound
good all echoey. Thanks to Bud.
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Reggie_Pole said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Magic
Damn. That knocked me for a loop. I had to listen twice to make sure I was in the right frame of mind to take this in. This is a fantastic piece of work, elegant in its simplicity, mesmerizing vocal performance, and a just-so, hypnotic backing. The lyrics flow, and the song wouldn't have the personality that it does without Char's off-kilter timing. Shows a lot of confidence. Great stuff Bud and Char.
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Char really brought the goods
and I enjoyed mining a groove with subtle changes. Got lucky with the combo.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Confidence
or cluelessness? Thanks, Reggie!
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DarkPlanet said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Trip Trip Nice
Nice music and vocals sort of reminds me of Space
This has a science fiction feel to it, I guess Magnatone was spot on, "otherwordly" Yes it is!
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Hey Tom - glad you stopped by
nice comments too. Thanks.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I would like
to be known as versatile. I have more experience "not knowing what I'm doing" than anyone I know.
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Char said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Pretty much
an experiment for me. Bud shouldn't trust someone who hasn't any idea where to put the words. I have been beyond frustrated in trying to get Audacity to recognize the MAudio mic. Thankfully, he was able to use the lone recording made with the web mic. I'll just say thanks for the chance. Thanks, Bud.
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Charlen - you know exactly what you're doing
your instincts are spot on - and that's a lot better than practiced "correctness" in my eyes. It was a pleasure working together.
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Feter said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Feed Me
Succeed ? OMG ...this is magic ...trippy ...the music so deep
and powerful ...Char id great great work with both lyrics and
singing work ....what a guitar groove here Bud ....wow ....loved
the bass ...the whole production is a top notch one ...thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Cheers Feter
So glad you can dig it.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
The music has
an intensity and a passion but I won't say I was sure of the lyrics or the singing. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
dawg and char ...
omg ... :-]
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thanks for the preview feedback Jack
You stopped me from screwing this up.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I am curious
as to how Bud could screw anything up. I know I have a million ways to do that.
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sheilad said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
that was good
really really good.. gotta listen again!
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
You may ride
as many times as you like. Thanks.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thank you
Sheilad. So happy you liked it.
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drakonis said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
exquisite...
definitely am getting the off-kilter Portishead vibe with the music and mix, and Char's lyrics/vox really do fit in perfectly here... lovely work here Bud, great trails of echo, and although the ending seemed a bit abrupt, this was awesome. Great work, both of you, excellent way of overcoming the webcam-mic-noise.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
The ending does sound a little clipped here
oh well. More imperfection to add to the mix. Char did a fine job under less than perfect circumstances.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
A better
way would be if I could get Audacity to recognize the mic. Thanks, Eduard.
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Char said 1051 days ago (August 8th, 2014)
I finally
had someone look at the mic and the pre-amp Jack se4nt. The pre-amp was fried. So, it was a good thing I got the different mic. But, if I hah had good equipment, Bud wouldn't be able to work this much magic.
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ktb said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
the motels
very atmospheric. The whole groove is tribal. I love the changes and Char's voice.
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Haven't thought of The Motels in a long time
Cool comparison.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thank
you very much. I appreciate it.
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awigze said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Bud / Char Classic
This is so pure and real. You stole my Char... the Andy's are so very jealous now.... we must defend. This is really great y'all - I am not going to get any sleep now with this tune going thru my head. Beautiful and woesome at the same time! Is that the right word.... thick with mood and inspiration. A truly deep and profound collaboration with sensitive interpretations on both collaborators.
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Let's just share the music
and share the muse. I love No Eden Here.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I do
enjoy the Andy sandwich. :)
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Andy-bm said 2963 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
Welcome
to the dark side. I could use the company. This is very well done. Char never ceases to amaze me.

I wish I had written this.

//Andy
bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Here
I'll light a match. You can find me here during office hours. Char is amazing.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thanks Andy.
A couple lines didn't make the cut. Glad it sounds okay. :)
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SmokeyVW said 2962 days ago (May 14th, 2009)
excellent
the vocals and lyrics are excellent

the guitars and drums are just right- best use of a tritone interval i've heard in a while - sets the right mood for the lyrics

i agree, very much like Portishead - and yet very unique

thanks!
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I so
appreciate your stopping in, Bill. Thanks. :)
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Here I go to wikipedia again
always something new to learn. Thanks Bill.
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LunaTrick said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Yes
Definitely hear the Portishead... sounds great too. Great job both of you!
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I'm
trying, Daniel. Glad you think it was good. :)
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thanks Daniel
I'm real happy with how this worked out.
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Outtaorbit said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Interesting......
Char certainly takes this to a realm....A temptress calling and you have to answer... very cool, nicely done...both of you.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Music
inspires the voyage. Thanks, Patrick.:)
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particledots said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
You succeeded Bud
Very cool track and very cool singing

I would love to have a crack at remixing this one day if it ever comes to be up for grabs

b
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Got itchy
fingers, huh? Glad it intrigues you. :)
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bud said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
The file is all yours
I couldn't think of anything better than one of your remixes on this. Very exciting.
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mudmen said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
love it
i love portishead and bud your production is SPOT ON!! Char's voice is very good
Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
My thanks.
This is very encouraging.
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Calchas said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
YOWZA!
Char is slowly meta-morphizing into a superstar! Great writing and vocal delivery girl!

Kevin...I think you just nailed the mood of this piece. Your sound bed just oozes lonely desperation. Fabulous guitar work bro!

Be well you two!
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Hardly,
Micheal. It is all a dream. Thanks so much.
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JOAN said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
oh my
Char is amazing! And so is production all around.
I hope she is sitting in saturday night in Bklyn!!
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Gee,
thanks. That would be a kick.
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lengold said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
This has totally
stunned me!
On my third listen - I am feeling really guilty about stealing the download, I should and so should millions of others be buying it.
I absolutely love this, such an emotional and deep piece of art. Best thing I've (maybe ever) heard for a long, long time.
Cheers and Congratulations to you both.
Len

edit: 4th listen now.
further edit: double fave was on purpose!
further, further edit: 7 hours later revisit to make sure it wasn't just a mood I was in. No, I still love this to bits absolutely amazing.
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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Most grateful
that you liked it so much. Thanks. :)
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Relic67 said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Cool!
Wow, really cool tune. Those warbly vocals are wicked. Fits the mood completely.
Like that sitar-ish kind of sound too.
Really great collab.


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Char said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
This was for me,
a case of "now, for something completely different!" Thank you.
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egobandit said 2962 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
what a trip
A soundscape and a journey that I wasnt sure if I should take but liked it anyway. Excellent!
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
Thanks, Tim.
I'm never sure about anything.
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Vic Holman said 2961 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
everything is fine in heaven
I was watching Eraserhead last night.... and well, I fell like I'm still watching it via this song.

I really am liking this chord arrangement by far. The both of you came out with a pretty trippy tune. way to be!!
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
I remember
Eraserhead. David Lynch is definitely from another dimension. This is a bit strange. Thanks for clocking in.
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mowguy3 said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Feed Me
You say atmospheric, I say a bit haunting. Your choice of chord progression is right on. The slow drive throught is a great with the melodies floating in the background. Char, once again your lyrics are thought prevokeing to say the least, I wish I could write like this. Pinhole mic or all the tools in the world is not going to change the style and texture of your voice.
Mighty fine collab you two, loved it.
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Hi, Russ.
The music was my inspiration for the words. I heard yearning and a recognition of intense need. Thank you so much.
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paul f. page said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
When all's been said...
...what can I add? Mic works, Bud, and your general mix is perfect. It still amazes me that you can do all of this "at a distance" and without a lot of very fancy gear and it ends up sounding professional...The "other worldly" sound of composition itself--both melodically and lyrically--has the effect of transporting the listener TO that other world. You've created a unique expression here that is unlike anything else I've ever heard. Char's voice is perfect for this number, too. The whole package: kind of an anti-paulfpage presentation of the love story. ... And the world needs every expression of love it can get. Nice going.
Peace.
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Thank
you Paul. Who would not want to be loved? Makes life worth living. Thank you.
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T_Being_esq said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Disturbing
And a bit unsettling mood about this one. Quite nightmarish. Good non the less. Drums could do with a re-touch, stronger snare hits to give a greater emphasis to beat. It is a bit hard to explain, just a feeling really, think of Jon Bonham on 'When the Levy Breaks'.
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
The intensity
of the obsession and passion is powerful. It is what I heard in the music. Thank you.
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TERRAPLANE said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Fantastic meld
of two fine talents .....wow!! what Charming Char can get out of a pinhole ; > ) ,, Kudos ,,thanks Terry
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Hah!
Thank you, Terry. Amazing what you can do with a harp. It must be the finger hat. Thanks.
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Dj French Toast said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
Dude this is
so bad ass Bud ....It really needs some Eq'ing I think ....it sounds a little muddy but bro I love what your doin here this is the kinda music Id love to produce Im in love with the Triphop genre :) Great song bud and Char :)
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Char said 2961 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
I love that.
Bad ass! I think Bryn is messing with it. We'll see what else the genuises can come up with. Thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hello Bud!
I hear what seems like old vinyl record noise at the start and if it is meant to be there then I like it! It gives a classic feel to this tune.

I love the chord changes and Char wow oh wow you added so much with the vocals and lyrics! Perfect.

Deep bows to the both of you!
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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
I think that noise was intentional.
It was on the music Bud sent for me to listen to. I wrote something I called weird and fully expected Bud to hate it. I sang according to the mood I felt in the music. Thanks.
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Schello said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
yup
wow..inensity... great singer
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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Very nice
of you. Thank you.
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SISTERS said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
wow
atmospheric with a BIG A!
char - you've got an amazing voice, packed with power.
bud - MONSTER of a song - so very strange, so very very good.
impressed no end,
anne



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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Thank
you Anne. You are a sweetie. :)
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Sigmund said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Feed Me
Well after a thousand comments I am wondering if there is anything original to say...first this tune is definitely a portishead type of experience. I am surprised no one mentioned how, if you just read the lyrics apart from the music, this is about the last thing you would expect - the lyrics alone are very romantic - but the music creates a different mood...the free form in which the lyrics are sung adds to the ethereal nature of this piece. Together you have created a very unique piece of music - a fresh and original approach to a love ballad. Char, while you downplay your contribution to this piece, clueless or not, your performance is integral to this song's success. I think you did a great job! Bud, your vision here is what makes this song what it is - excellent arrangement and approach to this song. One final note - if you had not mentioned the mic issue, I doubt anyone here, but especially myself - would have noticed. Fine, fine work - thanks for sharing this.
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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
How very
gracious to spend that much time on your comment. I Don't really have any background in making music. I am learning as I go. It is very encouraging that people like what I do..and a little baffling, too. Thank you.
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kassia said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
wow what an atmosphere
Bud, what you've created with and around Char's amazing vocals - WOW. I think the quality of the recording just works so well with the feel of the song - and really makes the song what it is. Some of my very favorite lyrics of yours, Char. Bud, I love the pulsing - I can't tell if it's a guitar or a synth but it's great. This is just great. Do MORE you two!
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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hi, honey.
This wasn't easy to write for. As it is two lines were edited out, because they didn't fit with the music. It is a passionate and obsessive poem. Thank you for saying you liked it.
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yamenyamani said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
mood
it's so psycho i like it man go 4 it
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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
I agree.
The moodiness and the strangeness is very psychologically intense. Thank you.
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SmokeyVW said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
xcellent
this is even better played REALLY LOUD

holy cow! this is a trippy song

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Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Okay, Bill...
it is trippy. I was very unsure. But Bud liked it. Thanks.
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said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
WOW
BOW, I must

what a perfect combination

. - Harold
Char said 2960 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Gee,
I don't know why Bud wanted me but I am glad we could do this. Thank you for listening. And for trying so hard to help with my recording snafu. You are very kind.
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Alannah said 2959 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Being a HUGE Portishead fan myself .....
.. I was really looking forward to listening to this one ... I was NOT disappointed .... this is GREAT ..... fabulous dark backing track of Bud's and Char's lilting vox on top gave it a great new feel .... here's hoping Char sorts out her computer issues!!!! p.s. I would LOVE to hear a Particledots REMIX of this .... the man is a mad genius .... and I suspect you both would be very happy with the result !!! Just let me know if it happens cause I wanna be first in line to listen !
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Char said 2959 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Thank you
for everything, Alannah. I can't really say I'm copying anything because I didn't even know what Portishead was until some people mentioned the band and Beth Gibbons. I was, in turn, compelled to sing like this because of the music. Bryn has the files. Should be wonderful. Thanks.
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racerat said 2959 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
wow
Really spot on Kids. This is vintage PH all the way. The built in mic was a good call bud. The lowfi thing really hit that nail on the head. Dig this cut completely.
P
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bud said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Thanks Philip -
I really respect your opinion - and you don't blow smoke. I think the pinhole was a lucky break. I just wanted to get Char's voice on this - and I knew the medium wasn't gonna be an issue.
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Char said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Ah, well,
the web mic is the only one I can get to work. Thanks for the vote of confidence in Bud's choice to go ahead.
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fambroski said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
I'm Stunned!
I'm not sure where to start. I'll use the guitar pick rating system. - You get 4 picks. You can only get 4. Woo Hoo!
There's so many things great about this track, but I'm in shock over Char's voice. I had no idea. What a great pairing.
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bud said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Four picks!
That's exactly how many I have in my pocket right now - you win a special prize. Really - thanks for dropping by and commenting - much appreciated.
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Char said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Oh, so,
Miche.. you never heard me before? Very interesting composition; kind of deep and disturbing. That was all Bud. I let it lead me. Thank you so much.
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damiengh said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Unsettling Obsession
Loved this one, even though it creeped me out on the subject and mood level.

Reading those lyrics and the mood music here, brought to mind some of those scary movies like Fatal Attraction or these other movies:
http://www.amazon.com/wither-goest-stalker-obsessive-movies/lm/2HN8V0ZD7VPW3

Bud, your fine craftsmanship and Char's effective voice made for a real mood stirrer.
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Char said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
I'm
sorry to be creeping people out. Yes, this is obsession but not really violent,... more devotional, I think. Deep down, I think love works best when you acknowledge your real need. You are less likely to take the other for granted. Thanks, Damien.
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ShadowofNine said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
great
Track very cool enjoyed from the first note...
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Char said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Ah,
well Bud thought you folks might like this. It is cool. Thanks.
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The Infinites said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
WOW!
This is fantastic! Radiohead meets Tori Amos, what a superb surprize! Love the whole sound - very European. Char your vocal talents will be in big demand (even more), this is just brilliant. Bud - I really dig the laid back playing, very controlled and creates a great atmosphere.

So glad I've came out of hiding to discover this gem!

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Char said 2959 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
So nice
of you, Jim. Someday, my mic will let me use it. Thanks.
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jiguma said 2958 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Portishead for sure
I love Portishead, so this sounds great to me. The vocals work in this context, although I hope Char gets a better mic situation soon! Kevin, the music bed is perfect for this with the interesting chord changes giving Char something to get into. The pinhole works most of the time, but it sounds like some serious clipping getting in the way at times.
Char, your voice has strength and accuracy as well as a personality of it's own. The words work well, and the whole tune comes off despite the heat of the vox.
N
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bud said 2958 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Thanks for dropping by Neil
You're right about the clipping - happened a few times. I did my best to find an overall effect that worked and dug the challenge. I was so impressed with Char's emotional delivery that I chose not to ask for a second take.
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Char said 2957 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
I've been
going around with the mic situation for nearly a month. It has made me crazier than I already was. Thanks.
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Ibstrat said 2957 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
This
is an amazing piece of work-everything is superb- the vocals gave me the chills,great drum beat,the guitar sound is awesome.Jefferson Airplane updated to 2009.Excellent!
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Char said 2957 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Well,
This is a good piece to bow out on. I was lucky to be able to do the few things I could. Bud had a wonderfully moody sound and it was neat to try it. Thanks.
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bud said 2957 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Thanks Mark -
guitar kudos from you rate very high in my book. Glad you dug the whole package. Hadn't made the Jefferson comparison - but I can hear it now.
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ramonaji said 2957 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
I love it
sublime.
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bud said 2957 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
I love
that you love it. Thanks.
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Char said 2957 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Heartfelt
thanks for the listen and comment.
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blaky smith said 2953 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Cool
I'm late but I think no too late to say I love this piece, great collab you two, very nice done. Bravo!
Marc
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Char said 2953 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Marc,
alors, vous avez tout le chemin de la France à l'écoute. Je suis ravi que vous le souhaitez. Merci.
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bud said 2953 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Right
What she said. Thanks Marc.
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rsorensen said 2947 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
really like
the groove you establish right off the bat with this one. the song itself sounds like it was tailor made for char, who executes an amazing, spirited vocal. love everything about this. bravo
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Char said 2946 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
I guess it is best
not to think too much but just go with the flow. That was some unusual composition by Bud. I thought the poem stank but sent it to Bud so He would see I was trying. But, he said, "sing it". You are very sweet, My thanks. :)
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FleshFest said 2856 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Holy Awesome!
What is your secret?!
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Char said 2853 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Will,
Glad you found time in your busy schedule to give Bud's work a listen.
Thank you.
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JayLCiazz said 2856 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Like this a lot
Like your voice, the haunting music and vocal harmonies... very well produced.. this is something I would easily buy... never mind the portishhead resemblence...art is all about picking up where an other artists left it.. YOu did awesome!! Dark And Intriguiging. THANkS!
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Char said 2853 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Thank you, Jay.
I was surprised to find a few new people listened. Wow! Thank you.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2856 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Atmospheric
... man this is incredible. The music with Char's stellar vocal is just so on the money. Ethereal, spooky and visceral, this is a very effective piece of work.
Kudos.
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Char said 2853 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Hiya, Paddy,
You sure are a sweet talker. I think I might be getting better. Happy you enjoyed it. Bud deserves a lot of praise. Thank you.
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bud said 2853 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Looks like I've fallen behind the times
Thanks Paddy, Jay and Will for dropping by and giving our collab a spin. And once again special thanks to Char for bringing this tune to life. Welcome back dear.
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Vaisvil said 2783 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Awesome!!
The collab here is great!! More! Please!
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Char said 2783 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
It
was Bud's vision, start to finish. I am very proud of this piece of music. But, Bud did the whole thing. I am grateful. Thank you for coming by. :)
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bud said 2783 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Hold on there Char
this piece was inspired by your voice. I wouldn't have gone this direction if it hadn't been for you. Oh - and Vaisvil - thanks so much for dropping by. I'll stop by for a listen.
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crissew said 2758 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Feed Me
THis is a very cool track. Excellent use of Char's voice to create a ethereal sound. Perfect backing track for the vocal. Excellent.
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PaulaMunk said 2758 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Hi, Charles.
I've had the wrong link on Paula's page for Conqueror Worm. at least I caught the mistake. I am very proud of this, which was bud's baby. It was new for me. Glad you like it. And, thank you. :)
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doc_elvis said 2758 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
it works!
although i have to mention that i´m not really a fan of disharmonic melodys which are off the typical way of what our ears know as "harmonic"... what did i want to say? ah! yes, here we are: in this case it works very well! sounds a bit strange to me in the first moments but it works fantastically well!
yes, reminds me of Portishead, but here is a bit more...
congrats! cool tune!
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PaulaMunk said 2758 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Sorry for the
mixup. Wrong link pasted. I'm sure I completely confused you. This is bud's work and I have come to be very happy with it. Thank you. :)
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Cameron said 2707 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Ethereal
Totally hypnotic. This takes me to an elemental level, so that it is difficult to express it in words. Excellent guitars and Char sounds GREAT on the pinhole mic, and you did a great job working with that. Very fine.
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alackbass said 2611 days ago (May 1st, 2010)
Love it!
It has that ultra-dramatic feel of a Bond theme. There's a flute-like pulse in there that is very Strawberry Fields-like. Char's vocal is beautiful. The sound quality here is fabulous (is there something better than the pinhole mic :)
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Demeter7 said 2611 days ago (May 1st, 2010)
Thank you for asking
for something of mine. This is one of my best because of bud. :)
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Char said 2610 days ago (May 2nd, 2010)
When people ask
to hear me, I send them here, bud. :)
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thinkfish said 2336 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
beautiful
Cool!!! I sense lot of feeling in this music. Thank you Char!
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