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Houses Made of Glass w/ Char


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awigze

 Genre: Experimental

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When Char, Andy Mackle and I were working on a collaboration on, No Eden Here, she sent 3 recordings of lyrics that she was writing especially for the song. I liked each one, but I kept asking for more. The third one was picked but I had these other two tracks sitting in the till just waiting for something. The titles on each of the lyrics came in as, Graveyard and Houses Made of Glass... I bridged them together with another experimental song sitting in my till and came up with this collaboration. I have always loved experimental music and how it relates to theater. This has that kind of feel to it, I think. It is a bit odd but I think she will like it.

The picture is an x-ray that I thought would be weird enough to go with the song.

Cannonball Tenor Sax
Turtle Shell
Native American Caddo Flute
paper
pennies
thumb tacks
dried potpourri
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Lyrics
I'll get them later....
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Hits: 3552
Comments: 42
Fans: 25
Plays: 135
Downloads: 112
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jul 22, 2009 - 04:06:43 PM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2009 - 06:27:42 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 06:19:10 AM
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Feter said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Houses Made of Glass
This is amazing ...Char ..performance just amazing ... the experimental and all the
gorgeous creative sound beds behind ...just
wow ..... kudos ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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awigze said 3064 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Feter
Something for when Char returns from her sabbatical.
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Skean said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Way cool
Great mix this, loved it... Thanks
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johnwhitehead said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Cool
Experimental genre usually not my cup of tea. But
I really dug this.Grabbed me and held my attention. Love Char's reading, and your dark movie score. Very cool post.
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awigze said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
john
I wonder about this genre... I may have played it out for a while... Char's voice is very evocative and there were these file burning a hole in the hard drive.... Thanks for time spent listening and commenting.


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davisamerica said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
andy....
you have captured magic.
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Jack
thanks, man - it's an odd thing isn't it?
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SmokeyVW said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
eerie
wow

i love this!

thanks
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
sankyou smokey
Thanks man.... hehe
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airportseven said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Sure didn't see this coming
amazing piece Andy - really well done. I love it when people go off-road like this. Has an Arthur Miller quality somehow.
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awigze said 3065 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
airport7
Off road - indeed - I like that. Thanks for the comment.
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lengold said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
WOW
Weird is right up my street. I love Char's voice - there is such almost olde worlde quality to it - and very child like too. Really like the way she splits graveyard to alter the meaning.
Inspired use of paper and coins etc., and as always love your sax .
Very, very creative.
Cheers
Len

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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
lengold
thanks for the comment and listen - char is amazing,,, in a beatnick kinda way...
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Lennon714 said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Delightfully
left of center. Strange noises. It sounded a soundtrack for a Twilight Zone episode that was just too bizarre to air. Great noises.
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awigze said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Lennon714
thanks Lennon. appreciate the comment... liked what you said about being too bizarre... : )
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Lennon714 said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
when it
comes to experimental stuff, "too bizarre" is the exact moment things start to get fun. Keep the weirdness coming!
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Calchas said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
I miss Char...
Hope she is able to return soon. In the meantime, this performance---which is aces---will have to do.

Weird and wonderful!

Be well!
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
miss her too
This song is to beckon her from 'the other side'... hehe
glad you like it- or at least thought it was weird and wonderful....
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kassia said 3064 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Graveyards and Glass Houses
This is absolutely FABULOUS. I love it. It's like an old-time radio show. Char's performance is just wonderful and all your added sound effects are perfect. Man andy this is awesome.
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Thanks Shay
you are being too kind... I hope Char likes it... you know how she gets : )
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Outtaorbit said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Oh man.....Hahahahahahhahaaa
Nicely done
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Outtaorbit said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Berlin....1930's
You will shut down soon
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Patrick
Thanks Orbit... fun in the summertime!
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LunaTrick said 3063 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Provocative piece
Great use of sonic space... love the windswept woodwind in the background. Thoughtful stuff. Thanks!
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awigze said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
LTrick
Thanks, always good to see you have dropped by.... !
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Dadai.2 said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
great piece of musical...
theatre, Andy. This is a production worthy of a Broadway show. My interest was on high the whole song... when's the play coming out?

Jack
Roxylee said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
I'm speechless...
but char said it all. This is eerie and very creative. I think Char's voice and projection would be perfect for a Broadway play. You guys made a perfect sound bed for these words!
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Moviz said 3063 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Love the
Theatricality of this.... it sounds magical... Char's voice sounds wonderful especial when the tone changes to a singing mode later with that great vibrato...... love all the sound effects and the way you put all this together, regards M
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mowguy3 said 3062 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Great,Great job
you two. How creative is this? This is why I love this place. Out of the norm and captivating. Thanks.
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mikkinylund said 3059 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
Wow
This is an awesome performance! It reminds me of Lydia Lunch performance-wise, but the message and content are very different. After the first round of (may say excellent vocals), it turns into a dreamy landscape of sounds and tones, and then just abruptly ends with the throwing coin sound... It's like a read poem, but yet, something more than that. Very creative and colorful.
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awigze said 3001 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Mikki
Thanks Mikki.... Char was reading at a tempo for another song - these two were not used so I shelved it until inspiration ... and so, here it is. Thanks for commenting and listening to our song
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Doadars Uncle said 3058 days ago (July 29th, 2009)
Oooohhhh!
Tooo cool! Great stuff. Mind blowing!
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awigze said 3001 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
aint she precious
Char - so cool - glad you like it Mr Uncle
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Boundless said 3057 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Great experiment, Andy
Makes for quite a listening adventure.
Must have been a lot of fun
cooking this up.

Thanks !
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abfkingsport said 3054 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I love Char. She has such a great speaking voice. Anger anger anger. Very cool. I love the abstract feel to it, as well.
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ste said 3053 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
dark
and very cool
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Char said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
I love it!
Very very theatrical and evocative. Love the echoing and sound effects. Never thought I'd hear that anywhere. You did me a great honor and I am most grateful. Thank you, Andy.
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drakonis said 3022 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
What the...
WHERE did my comment go? I know I commented on this long ago, dang!

Anyway, this is really disturbing... quite dark and angsty, Char really lets it all hang out, and Andy you really did a great job creating a hallucinatory abstraction around her words, accentuating the nightmare. Hell hath no fury... well done, you two!

ttfn,
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Char said 3002 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Don't know, pooffer!
Thank you for stopping in twice. :)
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awigze said 3001 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Drakonis
Oh, I deleted your comment before due to the dragon / cat incident in my backyard... coulda sworn it was you, but have had troubel with dragons for generations... so might have been another. sorry
thanks Eduard - your visits here are always welcome.... A
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PaulaMunk said 2784 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
This was
really creative, Andy. Just ran across it once more. :)
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awigze said 2782 days ago (May 1st, 2010)
Char
loved you involvement in this... thanks again!
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I play a Cannonball Tenor Saxophone and a 1968 Selmer Mark VI Alto I don't attempt to sound like any other sax player but look for my own sound and sometimes it looks for me. I live in the Dallas area. Collaboration Sites: Siren's Headban... [see more]

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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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