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This is a revised version of a track that was originally made for the RPM album in a month challenge. Bud and I created an album called 'Let Your Mind Stay' in a couple of weeks during February this year.

An embryonic version Electric Morricone is on that album - http://macjams.com/song/59587

This version has a different arrangement and a load more extra production elements

A word on how this track began

Sometime in January, Ectoplasm sent me a track called 'Hibernation' asking if I wanted to work with it. I would have looved to but I never got all the individual elements of the track. What i did instead here was take some parts of 'Hibernation' that were realtively isolated and created new sections with them (the drums and one keyboard line on here come from Ectoplasm's original piece)

I structured a completely new chord sequence around this, adding some synths, modelled electric guitar from logic, pizzicato basses, pulse basses, acoustic piano, theremins, dulcimers and some real and imagined acoustic guitars (along with a ghost voice message to me recorded from on my voicemail in 2001).

This has always had somewhat of an electronic spaghetti western feel to me ... hope you like

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Lyrics
Hey Bryn.....Bryn
Nobodies answering
Bryn....Bryn...
Have you got your jimmy jams on?
I need the ghosty ghosty bottewokkers
Bye Brynie
Night night
God Bless
.......................
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2010 - 02:22:11 PM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2010 - 03:27:23 PM Last Played: Sep 03, 2017 - 08:46:03 AM
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jdholliday said 2764 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
soundtrack to
something! really cool voice that little girl, you say ghost voice? what does that mean? anyway very well done good execution, I love the ooh ooh ooh instrumentation, great way to end it too, well done!
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particledots said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Hey JD
thanks for the listen + comment
the little girl is actually a little boy - michael - the son of a mate of mine - the voicemail was left for me some time in 2001 and i recorded it straight from my answering machine - i guess its ghostly in a sense because it has been sitting on my hard drive in digital form for all these years and i have only just resurrected it - little michael was maybe 5 or 6 then - a teenager now

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scofugate said 2764 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Ennio
would be proud man!. this is a very cool arrangement. Love the textures involved in this one. you really filled up all the aural space with much class.
Kudos.
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particledots said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
thanks scofugate
i would love to think ennio would be proud - i was thinking a bit more about this today and mused that ennio morricone may have sounded something like this if he had worked with jean jaques perrey - now that would have been a collaborative team to behold

b
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drakonis said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
The Fatman...
Possibly a bit of Ennio, but the spooky bits and throbbing bass and yummy chord progression reminds me a bit of the rich game soundtrack music from "The 7th Guest", written by "The Fatman"... this could be another room :-) Thought-provoking music, as always, cleanly mixed (although the intro and outtro, even in headphones, was VERY soft) and great choice of instruments and sounds and pacing.
ttfn,
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particledots said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Hey Drak
Have to say I havent heard of the fatman and have never been a great computer game fan, but i am intruiged to find out more after your thoughtful comments here - methinks a bit of research is in order
i did think twice abot the quiet bits at the beginning and the end, but i decided to leave them as is because of the sudden shift in dynamics when everything comes in - also i have made multiple versions of this tune (as bud and michael will attest to) and i guess i liked this version/approach the best

cheers

b
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bud said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Love ths version Bryn
you did a great job getting the "guitars" together. The theremin like oohs are also a treat.
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particledots said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
thanks kevin
getting a good acoustic guitar sound always seems to be a challenge (especially this big anthemic type of acoustic guitar sound)

the combination of my crappy acoustic and sampled instruments here seems to have payed off

i have been thinking - would it be worth (slowly) revisiting a few more of the tracks off LYMS now that the deadline crunch is gone and rethinking the approach to the production - ie doing a kind of 'redux' version of the album
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richard13 said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
The whole thing is a treat!
This is exciting stuff. Hang 'em high. (D/l'd, ta.)
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particledots said 2763 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
yeehaaaaaa
thanks richard

glad you enjoyed the electric morricone

b
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ShadowofNine said 2763 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Bravo
Excellent as always
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
I always appreciate your listens and comments

b
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ktb said 2763 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Electric Morricone
hey you tricked me! Now I like this Genre :-) I see a PD track posted as Easy Listening you know I HAVE to listen to it..lol

Well done all. Excellent production


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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
easy listening
is a state of mind
my mind is pretty much always in a state, so easy listening seemed very apt
:-)
b
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alackbass said 2762 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Great Drama
Nice arrangement built around a strong melodic theme. It amazes me what I hear people doing with software instruments. Nice.
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
agreed
hard to imagine the world as it used to be without access to all of the music making stuff we have now

just imagine if it suddenly disappeared tomorrow (it would be time to get the 4 track portastudio out again)
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davisamerica said 2762 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
every
thing....
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thank
you.....
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magnatone said 2762 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Morricone
man .... bryn ... are you even real?
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
electric
woman....karen....no, i am figment of my own imagination
;-)

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Reisinger said 2762 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
love the atmosphere!
melancholic, beautiful, introspective and even retrospective in the sort of story telling quality it has.. very good
particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thank you
i think you picked up on many of the things that i have with this track

cheers

b
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ziti said 2761 days ago (April 27th, 2010)
heheheh
VERY cool....

clint eastwood on venus

fantastic!!!

z
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thanks fran
i like the imagery of clint eastwood on venus...should do a song about it

:-)

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ectoplasm said 2761 days ago (April 27th, 2010)
uber creepy...
can you say REMIXED?
i'll let you know what i have. when i have it.

respect.
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
ectoplasm
the idea started with the track you sent me -thank you

b
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Lennon714 said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Ghost Voice Message
Love the dramatic percussion... almost as much as I love the fact that a ghost left you a message. Makes me think of that Salvador Dali/Walt Disney collaboration that went unfinished until recently. This would be a perfect song for them to animate over. Lots of emotion. I start out uneasy, then go to dramatic and determined, then back to scared/uneasey.
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
percussion
was courtesy of ectoplasm (i snipped out a small section of his 'hibernation' track....strange thing is i never intended to put any drums on this at all....but now i cant imagine it without them

dali/disney soundtracked by morricone....what a great concept

my hard drives are full of ghost voices....i should get the ouija board out more often
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jiguma said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Very cool
That bass sound at the start is extremely pleasant to this ear. I hear "electronic spaghetti western" too.
Love the phone message!
N
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
have you got your jimmy jams on???
yes...that little snippet is very cool i think

glad you picked up on the morricone vibe too

cheers neil
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shavingronaldscar said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
epic!
and with a burgeoning musicality. I thought I heard a little ectoplasm in there, now it makes sense after reading. This is inspired work, love it!
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thanks shave
you inspire me too....love your recent tracks
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lengold said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Superb
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
many thanks len
glad you liked
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DWL said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Quality as always
Great work Bryn. Another level :-)

Cheers

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Gaylen75 said 2761 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Wow
I really love this.
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billykirsch said 2760 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
This is so good
It flies high. Love that voice, how it seems to start everything. Sometimes I hear a "shine on you crazy diamond" thing in the background, but the whole thing goes somewhere else beyond that. Dense and dark.
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thanks billy
i am not really familiar with shine on you crazy diamond...are you hearing that reference in relation to the acoustic guitars or the theremins or or....?

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billykirsch said 2751 days ago (May 8th, 2010)
crazy diamond?
I already forgot why I said that :-) I think it is the crystal sound of the acoustic guitar in the background.
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Demeter7 said 2760 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
The only
critique I would give is that this should be longer...mainly because once I began listening I was in a kind of thrall and I could use more of that altered state, so I'm selfish. You know you are a magician and you work a spell. :)
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
thanks char
its funny...i quite often get comments that my tracks should be longer....but i often feel that if i make them longer they will lose their impact...its always a dilemma
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tempie said 2760 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
i really like the way that
everything crashes in after the last phrase of the voice mail, very dramatic. the ghostly 'oohs' are very cool too. i don't hear spaghetti western as much as i hear a KieĊ›lowsk film.
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AndrewL said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
Its like...
...classic western meets classic sci-fi. Nice job.
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particledots said 2759 days ago (April 29th, 2010)
agreed
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b
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2759 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
cool
nice atmosphere
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SmokeyVW said 2758 days ago (April 30th, 2010)
.
great mood on this

i like the theramin sounds - and of course the voice overs - somehow reminds me of Tangerine Dream at times, can't put my finger on why (maybe the harpsichord instr?)

it's just plain cool

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Jarvoid said 2711 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
I get
the Morricone reference...cool track amigo.
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michaeljayklein said 2707 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Lotsa fun
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