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maizuru/Bud/Char


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tokai

 Genre: Trip Hop

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Description
Song about Maizuru on the West coast of Japan. Spent 12 months there.
Bud sent me a few different ideas and takes and Char did the same.
Thank you so much for both of your help on this track, i tried to do it some justice.
Char, you amaze me with your enthusiasm and voice, i hope the experience was enjoyable, thanks for all the emails and many takes, i am sorry if i was a pain.

Bud... bass, harp
Char.. vox

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Lyrics
Why is this place
so hard to face
Gets colder here
with every year

Why can't i see it clear

Turn to stone
Song Stats
Hits: 3159
Comments: 30
Fans: 22
Plays: 277
Downloads: 102

Uploaded: Nov 12, 2009 - 04:55:15 PM
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2009 - 05:15:08 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 09:24:53 PM
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Comments
Feter said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
maizuru
this is very cool collab ...perfect arrangement
and engineering ..so tight ..kinda new age ...
solid bass work ..really ...kudos ..thnx alot
for sharin !!!!
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spitlogic said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Nice
Great collab. Char: your voice is magnificent. Great backing and a huge treat for the ears.
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Char said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
It is
of course, very familiar but this is a bit different from what I heard before. I hope you got what you had in mind... it speaks of a chilling and inhospitable atmosphere. I wish I could've done better. Bud's additions give it that trippy sound. Glad you finished it. Not a pain but a lot of learning. Thank you.
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ConnieO said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
maizuru/Bud/Char
cool colab...I felt like I was kind of on a "trip"...not that I do that kind of thing!
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Moviz said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Dramatic
sounds and with the perfect voice for adding to that drama..... ideal film music..... love the orchestration..... this is 'Art' in music, regards M
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ramonaji said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
I didn't read your description.... so...
when I heard Char's voice come from my speakers it was an exciting surprise!

Really great, guys!
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five_extra_arms said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Whooooaaaaa!!
Now this is impressive!!

I love everything about this! Char, there are buildings on the other side of the earth crumbling because of your amazing vocals! WOW!!I love the twin vocal parts just around 4 minutes. I'm ba-loan away by your performance. Bud, dude, I know when you put your hand on something it takes on a new life form - a hideous, filthy... just kidding. That reggae harp sound is as if I'd never heard it before. Your bass is dark and dramatic and always a perfect balance with the other elements, namely Char's stellar vocals. Steve, this was a great project. You built an amazing atmosphere packed with imagery. Now I can scratch Japan off my list, cuz I've experienced the real deal!

D/L'd before I can't afford it!

Thank you!

Bob
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bud said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Wow Steve - you really pulled this together
and Char - what a great vocal - but no surprise there. Can't imagine how mush work went into this in the mixing. Sounds great - your guitars and synths are excellent. BTW - the harp is actually a melodica - same kind played by Augustus Pablo. I had great time on this - thanks for the opportunity to work with Char again - and to mix it up with you.
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davisamerica said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
steve and company
what an excellent collab ... char's vox is a perfect fit to the magic of the bud and steve wizards...... very darn cool!
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particledots said 2839 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
cool
very cool
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ktb said 2838 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
too cool
Char, you are sooo in the zone on this. Just the perfect inflection, pure ear candy. The music chills and swirls. You guys should do some more in this vein. A very unique and intoxicating sound.

fab picture btw :-)
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chronologic said 2837 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
Another good one
Char... wow. Jefferson Airplane -- NO REASON why it couldn't have been you. Only thing I'd beg for is more content.

Nice use of the sound bytes Steve.

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jiguma said 2837 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Amazing vocal Char
and Steve and Kevin are no slouches either. I love the variations, and different sounds (although I'm not overly crazy about the scratchy sounds here and there). This moves in and out of form - a really good characteristic. Char, your vocals really are special here. Nothing is overdone, and it's all good - I'm even starting to like the scratchy bits :)
Top post!
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Reggie_Pole said 2837 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
maizurutokaibudchar
That's quite the lineup. What a unique sound. Amazing. One of Char's most compelling performances. Great mix. Sounds are coming at me from all directions. It works well. Fantastic array of sounds. Again ... unique. Well done.
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blaky smith said 2837 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Enjoyed !
Beautiful piece Steve, very original, very creative, with a great vocal. Talented collab with Chalene and Bud. Bravo...
Marc
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tokai said 2835 days ago (November 16th, 2009)
Marc et chacun
thank you for your help and support once again it is appreciated, here's to the next one.
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lengold said 2834 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Steve, you
are doing some amazingly creative things here. Inspired collaboration. Bud's bass spot on and I just love Char's voice.
Wonderful production and mix.
Cheers
Len

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AcetyleneJukebox said 2833 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
hara kiri
Unique sounding collaboration. A feeling of desperation and of being hopelessly lost pervades this track. Some very eerie trip hop/art rock.Nice work.
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Gaylen75 said 2832 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
Unusual Usual
This is a classic from the start. Freeform and devicive. I love the tones and space.


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kassia said 2831 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
oh man
this is incredible. steve your guitars and the production/mixing on this - all fantastic. i love the effects, waas and all those things i have no idea what they are but they're just damn cool. char's vocals are amazing. and fit perfectly with the other sound clip choices. wow just wow. bud's additions are excellent. this is a masterwork. wow!
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drakonis said 2831 days ago (November 20th, 2009)
honto ni...
"It's true"... "The child is small"... "speak a little" it was fun to listen to the Japanese snippets and try to remember my vocab lessons from ages ago...

Char's elongated singing is eerie, and fits your writhing music bed really well. Great musicianship here, Steve, Kevin, Char. Unsettling in a weirdly satisfying way. :)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Z293 said 2830 days ago (November 21st, 2009)
So This Is What
Trip Hop should sound like. As I'm listening I was wondering what genre is this? Really great mix of textures, Char's voice cuts right through, Bud's bass is solid and powerful and I'm loving the wah in the guitar sections.
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Skean said 2828 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Yep
Great collab guys, nice music and great vox from char.
Downloaded for sure, cheers dude.
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dolby said 2826 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
It's...
...very good. Captures some of the mood and weirdness of Japan. Love the country, love the track!
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Hickling_Stan said 2812 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
So atmospheric
My son studies Japanese at school, going to have to play this one to him. Fantastic vocals and just so moody. brilliant
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Char said 2777 days ago (January 12th, 2010)
Been awhile.
I thought I'd give it another listen. Your stuff is frighteningly original. It has a psychological effect and it disturbs a bit. Thanks, again.
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PaulaMunk said 2766 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
The bleakness
and the inhospitable nature of the place is clear. The Japanese interspersed within stresses the foreign-ness. there are parts that I just love. Wonderful work by you and Bud. I'm not crazy about the vocals. I wish she could have done that better. Maybe try a chipmunk next time? Lol. Thanks.
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Heightened said 2690 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Yoku
dekimashita ne! I wonder would a Japanese version of China Girl would sound like. Hmmm.....probably better.
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papag said 2560 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
My sushi perked up
This song has a great feel, when it kicks to the B section it goes over the top.

Excellent vocals, arrangement and mix.

Fav'd and Dl'd

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irok75 said 2371 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Thanks
Killer vocals on a very nice soundbed :)
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