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diamonds in the coal/Echoroom/KTB


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tokai

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This is a track KTB, Sir John Libby decided to put some keys on then he sent it on to Steve Craig aka Echoroom for some choice words. I am loving these words and the way he puts them across.

http://www.macjams.com/artist/echoroom

The mid section is not right, i have run out of ideas. Cheers guys for wanting to make something out of this once little tune.

Any thoughts would be sweet.
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Lyrics
A picture framed from our wedding day
Some date I cant reclaim
But I know the lines from every song I've loved;
Not the faces or the names.
A childhood told in episodes
But guest stars and no plot
Your past is real and 3 steps away
But for now that country's lost.

Say something real, say something new
A line of universal truth
,Cause someone has to take control ...

I went to give it up;
A break i the hard drive
I had to give it up
A break in the hard line

Polishing the coal
Until its diamond

I can not escape ....


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Downloads: 136
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Uploaded: May 17, 2009 - 01:09:59 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2009 - 01:14:31 PM Last Played: Sep 29, 2017 - 05:56:14 AM
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echoroom said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Firsties
Just had a first listen to this - the drums sound immense! I like what you've done in the 'chorus' but - it makes it even funkier. I really like the looseness of this - structureless structure! Thanks for letting me wail on this - hope t work again soon Steve.

Steve
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Steve
an Irishman in Africa, did not Sting write a song about you? or maybe he should have. I was amazed that you could pull this off, esp that mid section. When John sent me the draft i was amazed, and then you said this was just a rough sketch, i was looking in my inbox everyday. I thought this track previous to your additions was going no where, well without the words, maybe that was the case. Now, it is the only song my misses has on her itunes that i wrote. Fair play, to you.
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Feter said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
diamonds in the coal
Man !!!! ...great mooody with dark essence all over ..thoughtful lyrics ..
I like that on songs ...but your singing just so much on tune and dark
with the line of the song ...I found the middle section is a nice change ..
movin a lil outta darkness ...nice guitar work indeed ...this is superb !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Mr kindness.
Feter, what can i say. You are such a decent bloke, thank you so much for your words. I thought this was a light tune, but then again from me that might be difficult, i have always lived in the darkness, i prefer it there but i am no axe murderer don't worry. Not many want my pictures on their walls!!!
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Marveee said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Diamonds
fantastic track. Reminds me of Portishead/Massive attack. Love the 'couldn't care less' approach to the lyrics, until you get to the Chorus then BOOM from no where. The sound is a very haunting, creeping slow melancholy feel, love it.
tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Marveee
hello. The massive attack, ummm i wish. I love that band, properly a bit too much eh?
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davisamerica said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
guys ...
damn ! Excellent from some of the best artist here ... fantastic track ... i like the middle :-]
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
American Davis
you like the middle, we like you, enough said. Cheers.
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ktb said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
structureless structure
Steves, many props to you both.

Steve C - soulful vocals sir. Wow, great job on harmonizing..loved it all, right down to the spoken word - "previously". Too cool.

Steve W - you create the best mind mending jams. Lush guitars, ultra sultry.

Hope we can do more :-)

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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Sir John
What do i say to you that you don't already know. How about, lets do some more? Mate, arise.....
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ramonaji said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
excellent work fellers!
This is great in every way! Love it!
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Ramona
hey, hows it going? Looking forward to our next session. Cheers.
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egobandit said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
i wanna give it up
When it went there, it was like a shift in time so smooth. Thanks for the download!
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
hI MAN
you know i can not stop singing, that line Polishing the coal until its diamond, people are asking me at work who wrote that tune?
No worries, glad you like it.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
A gem of a track
Cool grooves. Lush guitar sounds. Enjoyed the overall mood of the song. Great collaboration.
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Cheers
once again, for your words.
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racerat said 3133 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
the fix
t, KTB, E-man:
great work guys. This is very spooky. Sure a dash of Portishead, but also some truly original grooves. Really groovy. Great rainy day- dream away-ness.
P
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
racerat
Many thanks. It is raining now, just for a change.
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lavalamp said 3132 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Choice words
Great job boys. Moody and cool. Loved hearing your voice again Steve. And the whole is sweet.

LL
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Dave
cheers, for the words, Steve's voice is really top, i thought the draft was a mind blower too.
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peacepiano said 3132 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Haunting
Wow, gentlemen. Each part is as powerful as the other. The "chorus" surprises and fits well at the same time.

Thanks
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Bill
Chorus surprises me, esp when i tried to change it so many times. It still sounds empty to me, considering the vocals take off. Cheers mate.
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Reggie_Pole said 3132 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
polishing up that coal
OK, had to come back and leave a comment. Rushing around too much. Quite a different sound for a tokai work. Dig that tremolo and your trademark sparse but heavily layered guitar work. The drums sound great, and the funkier section is very slick, then the down time ("previously") preceding the final chorus is perfect. Echoroom is new for me. I guess I'm stunned and amazed that you could send him such an open, relatively unstructured track, and he comes back with this. That kind of ability is completely alien to me. Very nicely done. And ktb, cool as ever. Great work guys.
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Glad you came back
Reg, in more ways than one. Drums are a bit heavy in the mix, i think, i can't win, if i was a perfectionist like you, it would have all sounded a lot better. Alas, one day?

Like you say, i was amazed when i first heard that voice over the track, Steve has done a splendid job here and of course where would be without KTB.

Thank you Reg. You must be sleeping better without those sheep to herd?
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lengold said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Oh Yes!
I too love the moodiness of this and the great meandering drums.
Steve's vocals are magnificent and fit so well into the beautiful backing track. Great work by you all. Love the production too.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Hi Len
enjoying our summer time? Did nt somebody say something once about 40 days and nights? Any good at building arks? Cheers Len.
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Calchas said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Wide as the great outdoors...
Man I love the way this tune is panned.

Loose and full of juice. Nice guitar work throughout. Top-notch vocals.

Be well!
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
loose and full of juice
well thank you Mike.
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Sigmund said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
diamonds
Very open, airy, from the first beat. Your arrangement is excellent, and the vocals are ultra cool. The bridge at about 2 minutes is very cool. All the guitar work is dreamy, sultry, alluring in its appeal.

Very cool - nice work. I am glad you chose to share this with us.
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
hey Sig
Nice of you to drop in and drop us a line. Still not convinced by my playing in the mid, i wince a bit when i hear it, but then i do that when i play back a lot of my tunes... No wincing whilst listening to a soaring.
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Vic Holman said 3131 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
2 steves and a john
a cool trio if you ask me.

it all comes together in a nice ethereal way. just the way i like 'em
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tokai said 3131 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
thanks very much
Vic, with love from SSJ.
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Three_Below_ZeroZ said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
In The Ruff
Just stumbled upon this gem by pure accident and what a surprise to see the line up!

A break in the hard drive.

I hear a darkish Portisheadish soundscape. Bud and Char must've had the same Wheaties for breakfast.

Nice track.
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tokai said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Ha Ha
indeed Bud and Char have a similar tune. I was really taken back by that tune, it is a classic and i love it.

Thanks mate.
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tempie said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
break
i like the break the way it is - the "i wanna give it up" bit sounds live, i love it. entire tune reminds me a bit of DMB live. very moody, bet it'd sound great at red rocks :)
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tokai said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
DMB
never herd that name before i will be checking out two things then, that and Blondie. Cheers mate.
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spitlogic said 3130 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Great work
It has a very mysterious feel to it. Well put together.
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tokai said 3127 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Cheers Spit
thanx.
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MarkHolbrook said 3129 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Wow
This is super cool! Love the wavering guitar moving around and the drums are like I'm right there in the studio as this is laid down live.

Really really cool!
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tokai said 3127 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Hi Mark
except my studio is devoid of an engineer, cheers mate.
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bud said 3128 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
OK - this is the coolest song I've heard
in along time. Definitely dig the downtempo feel and the spacey playing all around. Wonderful guitar - backwards at times to these ears and great druns and keys. Then Steve lays his cool pipes across it and there's nothing better going on. Great collab.
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tokai said 3127 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Bud
you have to make another of those tunes, because that was something special as i have already told you. I am not getting very far with the bud zepp track, but if you are a fan of that Bristol sound i have loads of stuff.
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bud said 3126 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Forget about the Zep thing
I may take you up on another Bristol number though.
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jiguma said 3128 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Niiiiiiiiiiiice!
Love the guits and the vocal - Steve, does Bowie visit you often? :)

Very laid back and luscious. Love that unstructured structural thingie.

N
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tokai said 3127 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Ned
cheers, now all i need to do is get a sound like you do. Bowie, is what i thought, Steve is a fan of the earlier stuff.
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I.G.M. said 3127 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Very Bowie-ish,
isn`t it?
Could be a bit more changes in it.
But a really good production!!
Wow, or is it Bowie himself in the end???

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tokai said 3126 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Changes
agreed, there could have been. Thanks very much for your support.
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blaky smith said 3126 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Cool
Great collab, the result is excellent Steve, very nicely done on all levels, bravo!
Marc
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tokai said 3126 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
merci monsieur
c'était très gentil de votre part.


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NickFury said 3124 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Diamonds
This is really different guys, really cool! Like the bridge, nice guitar work too.
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tokai said 3123 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Woah
Hi Nick, thanks for checking it out and passing up your thoughts.
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Char said 3123 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Wow,
the singing is first rate. I really like the whole thing. It is BIG from the first note. Thanks to all.
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tokai said 3123 days ago (May 27th, 2009)
Hey Char
You blew me away with that vocal you did on Buds track and inspired me to start writing some more Bristol tunes.
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Char said 3120 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
That's nice.
I don't know what Bristol tunage is. Keep up your writing. :)
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btransue said 3120 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
me specially digs this..
This has a great feel to it. Would love to hear the keys a little louder during that first break... Very Silvian. Love it when the bass kicks your ass into it a bit. The ending's a bit rough. Great tune.
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tokai said 3120 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Hi
nice to meet you, umm the ending, i like it. But, i agree about the keys. Thanks for the comments very kind of you.
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dadgarus said 3120 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Well done!
Dark but smooth.
Comes creepy and goes crawling.
Nice lyrics.I like it!
ThnX for sharin' Steve.

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tokai said 3119 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Hi mate.
Dark, yes indeed. I spent a lot of time in the darkness. Photographic darkrooms used to be my second home. Sometimes, in the winter months i never say daylight, it all rubs off you see... nice one.
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chronologic said 3078 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
this works
All the right people man. Very cool.
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tokai said 3078 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
Chron
thanks mate.
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tonestones said 3000 days ago (September 27th, 2009)
Very cool
Nicely done. Great feel. Really nice vocal performance. Very nice Bowie texture.
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