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I've been traveling quite a lot the last couple of months. So far my bed of inspiration I guess.
I'm in good company of my lovely daughter Flo, who's taking care of the voice one octave on top of mine.
Thanks for listening.
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I had breakfast in Paris dans la Rue Vaneau
Took a taxi to Warsaw, quite a way to go
Spent the rest of the morning down in Sofia
Lunchtime break by the Baltic sea, west Lithuania

Hello ordinary people
And they’re all waving back
Call me contemparary Caesar
I’m twittering the particles
Of my track

I’m enjoying the silence of a church in Rome
Via Stockholm to Brussels, feels like coming home
Done some shopping in Lisbon , meeting in Madrid
Across the water to Dublin and to Reykjavik

Hello continental creatures
Greenish, blueish and red
Take down your democratic leaders
Because I am the king of Europe
In my head

I never talk, I never eat, I never breath, I never cheat,
I never cry, I never smile, I never sit down for a while,
I never chat, I never laugh, I never sneeze, I never cough,
I never think, I never weep, I never change, I never sleep,
I never smoke, I never lie, I never come, I never try,
I never sing, I never speak, I’m never showing that I’m weak
I keep my head from spinning round, and both my feet onto the ground

Tasting fish in Helsinki, swimming to Talinn
Just in time to be part of nightlife in Berlin
Amsterdam is inviting, but I have to rest
Sheets and pillows, my working day ends in Bucharest

Hello continental creatures
Greenish, blueish and red
Take down your democratic leaders
Because I am the king of Europe
In my head
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Fans: 32
Plays: 268
Downloads: 77
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jun 03, 2010 - 03:58:44 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2010 - 03:58:44 PM Last Played: Apr 21, 2017 - 01:14:41 PM
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alackbass said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Just Cool
What a great trip around Europe. So well produced and mixed. Great lyrics! I love the heavy guitars. Cool wah interlude. It's just great!
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moorlandt said 2604 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Andrew
It surely was a long trip... the older I get, the longer it takes to make a song:-) Thanks for popping in, mate.
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jibes said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
I'm
glad I was able to hear your song!! Very good and your Daughter's vox is a nice addition.
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moorlandt said 2604 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Neal
Thanks a million for passing by. Yeah, I think Flo has a sweet singing voice.
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jiguma said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Walt!
This sounds terrific - a part of your new "up" period no doubt :) The backing is really strong and the production as clear as a bell. As I think I said last time you posted, I like hearing you singing in a higher register than usual. Flo's harmonies are really good, and add a perfect counter to your (still dark despite the register) vocals.
The travelogue really appeals to me - as you'd expect.
Good to see you posting again.
Cheers from Australia,
Neil
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Neil
If 'up' means 'accessible/commercial', you're definitely right. Working hard on that:-) I'm not able to post as often as I wish, but you know how much I love coming back here when I get the chance.
Glad you liked the travelogue (I KNEW you would!) and thanks again for coming in, Neil. You're so welcome.
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rok41 said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Nice job,
This one hooked me in early, great guitar and drum sounds, good lyrics. Thumbs up!
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Chris
Thanks for the listen, mate. Very much appreciated.
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Vic Holman said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
great concept
and a excellent song. the upbeat flavor of this is great and very catchy. there is a nice mesh of bright and dark that you brought out really well Walter. Your daughter did great as a backing vocalist too.
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Vic
I'm glad you mention the bright and dark mixture. That was exactly my basic concept. Yeah, Flo is much more of a talent than me: she only needs one or two takes, to be spot on. Great to read you once again, Vic. Thx a bunch.
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fasteddie said 2604 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Flo
did a great job on the backing vocals.

I like the dark texture to the song. Very cool beat. Nice one.
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Michael
I think the beat in this case is somewhat the backbone of the song. Took me way longer to get it right than it sounds like... Thanks for passing by, mate.
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mvh9591 said 2604 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Very Nice _____
Walter - This is great! I think the song is excellent Flo sounds great! I like the guitar work and attention you took on everything including the reverb on the drum track. Well done man!

Enjoyed completely and DL - Thanks,

mvh : )
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Michael
Thanks a million for popping in, mate. Such a cool track you posted yourself!
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Calchas said 2604 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Yeah Walter!
Like Neil I'm diggin' your "up" period man. This is very enjoyable. Nice infectious beat. Edgy guitar tones. Cool funky keys. Excellent vocal work from both you and Flo. What's not to like my friend?

Be well!
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Michael
Three Michaels in a row... feels like I'm being Michaelized :-)
Thanks so much for popping in again, mate. I cherish your comment!
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borisluxx said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Walter
This is absolutely great! It sounds like extensive traveling has lightened your mood (which is always a good thing). Great production!

-Richard
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Richard
Traveling broadens the soul... although it was mostly businesswise. Grazie mille for coming into my house again, mate. Greatly appreciated.
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guygrooves said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Talented family..
This is very cool. The production is the best I have heard in a long time. Very well written and performed to.
Peace
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Guy
Thanks for the flowers, Guy. No big abracadabra production-wise: just GB, a Samson USB mic and a basic midi keyboard.
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MannequinRaces said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Yes!
Glad to see you back around here Walter! Great production on this! Everything is clear as a bell. Did Sellaband go bankrupt or something?! I haven't been keeping track with it.

Adam
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Adam
Thanks for passing by, mate. Yes, I think SB went bankrupt, but was rescued by a new investor or company. It's been ages since my last visit over there.
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MannequinRaces said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Hehe
Same for me Walter. Sellaband kind of lost my interest. It's great to hear from you again.
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craft said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
so long
It's great hearing from you... Nice theme on this one.. Yours daughter gives some nice feeling to it.. Good job Walter
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moorlandt said 2603 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Craft
Great to hear from you. What a track you got there yourself! Thanks for the listen, mate.
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Dadai.2 said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
very cool sound....
Walter,

you and your daughter make a nice duet. This has a combination of genre feels to it... pop, funk, and kind of alternative. I dig it. Thanks.

Jack
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Jack
Yeah, the genres... always a tough one to decide in which it resides. I guess it has a funky edge somehow. Thanks for listening, Jack. You're always very welcome.
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Morning Light said 2603 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
The King of Europe
What a very interesting, fun creation you have done! Flo's voice really flo's perfect with yours... :)
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Linda
Thanks so much for popping in. Really makes me a huge pleasure.
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jdholliday said 2603 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
I listened to this
yesterday wanted to come back to listen closer and comment, well glad I did very 80's human league which I love, your vocals are so good I'd like to be able to hear them a little better in the mix and it's a bit trebly in my headphones the program channelstrip would polish this mix dramatically.
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
JD
Well, thanks for popping in in the first place, and a second huge thank you for coming back to comment. I never made the connection with Human League, but I get your idea when I listened agian. Much has to do with the beat I guess. Never heard of 'channelstrip'. Is that a PC application? What you hear is coming straight out of Garageband, with no editing on the mastertrack. Perhaps I should try your siggestion once. Thanks for the tip, mate.
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billykirsch said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Breakfast in Paris
3 real sweet sticky croissants and a latte with no sugar. Newspaper, a table in the sidewalk.
The dark king of Europe indeed.
It travels too fast for my taste though.
Uber cool funky bridge.
Great to hear a new one from you Walter.
But now I'm waiting for one with Flo singing lead :-)
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Billy
Traveling too fast? Europe in one day, that's the exact pace of a group of Chinese tourists :-) Thanks for the croissants and the flowers, mate. And of course, I'll lock up my daughter in the cave and will only release her when she has resang all my songs backwards and in Swahili.
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Joanna said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
moorlandt
This is fantastic! Has a great, moody feel to it. I could easily hear this on the radio and would be singing along as I drive on the freeway. This is so cool!
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Joanna
I'm afraid this is far from radio ready:-) Thanks for the many flowers. You're always welcome.
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PaulaMunk said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Thanks for the trip
through Europe though I wonder if you enjoyed any of it. Very professional sounding. Lucky yo have a talented daughter. :)
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moorlandt said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Char
Nope, I didn't enjoy it. It was strictly business, but I HAD to do it. So glad to see you on my page, Char. Highly appreciated.
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Savage_Beast said 2602 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Nice
Great song. great production
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moorlandt said 2601 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Thanks
for popping in, buddy.
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hackneybloke said 2602 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
king of europe
hi walter. excellent mix.....everything so crystal clear. love the break at 2.18 and the whispering that comes after. the back instrumental reminded me of talking heads. your lyrics scan really well and roll of the tongue especially in the chorus.
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moorlandt said 2601 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Julian
I'm pretty happy with the sound myself I must admit, although I'm sure it's technically a disaster. Just mixing by the ear. Yeah, a bit of Talking Heads now that you mention... always very interesting and enriching these comparisons. Thanks a million for passing by, mate.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2601 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
KING OF EUROPE
COOL STUFF, MEATY, FUNKY, CREATIVE, FOOT TAPPING. I LIKED THIS A LOT. CHEERS
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moorlandt said 2600 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Thanks
for popping in, mate.
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sloparts said 2601 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Brilliant piece of work Walter
Very catchy groove and music bed, and the lyrics are great. Ah yes, The King of Europe is alive and well in Bucharest.

Long Live the King !

Ed
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moorlandt said 2600 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Ed
The King thanks you! For your time listening, and for the many flowers.
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flo said 2600 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
Great !
I Just Love this song !
Je kan er niet naar luisteren en er Tegelijk bij stil zitten !
Fantastisch ! :D
x
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2600 days ago (June 7th, 2010)
I've got a weakness
for syncopated drum patterns where the snare hit on "2" comes early, so I liked this song immediately! The wah guitar in the break is also an instant classic. Thank you for giving us this "Virtual Tour" of the European continent--a much-appreciated four minutes of travel.


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moorlandt said 2599 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Michael
Very glad that you like the drum pattern. The little trick here is also the hihat with an accent on every third 'hit'. At least that's what I think. Anyway, happy to see you pop in again, mate. Very much appreciated.
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michaeljayklein said 2600 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Very professional....
Well done song; at times I had a bit of trouble discerning the lyrics now and then, but for this style of song, it might have been an asset in establishing mood. Keep up the good work! (I never realized Babe Ruth was a king somewhere!)
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moorlandt said 2599 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Michael
Thanks a bunch for your time listening. Ah, my badly pronounced lyrics are probably a way to hide my Flemish accent in English:-)
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lengold said 2600 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
So pleased
you are amongst us again Walter. Great song, performance and production.
Thanks to the addition to my collection of your great songs.
Cheers
Len

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moorlandt said 2598 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Len
What a pleasure to welcome you with every new song I upload! I mean that very much, thanks for your support, mate.
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magnatone said 2599 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Europe
hi walter - wow, this is terrific! love your guitar and percussion in here - and Flo really shines. thanks!
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moorlandt said 2598 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Karen
I'm honoured again that you appear on my page. Thanks for flowers, and how I wish I could collab with you one day :-)
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DarkPlanet said 2599 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
Fantastic
Great song!, its sounds very european in every way...Sound production is tops, Good Job all around and congrats to Flo!
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moorlandt said 2598 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
Tom
Gr€at to s€€ you popping in. A hug€ thanks from Bruss€ls!
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Sigmund said 2599 days ago (June 8th, 2010)
The King of Europe
Very interesting journey through Europe. Your vocal style in this piece is unique and, well, very European. I hear a lot of different influences, yet r sound is fresh and original. Well done, Walt - very much enjoyed this -
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moorlandt said 2597 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Sig
Glad you like the song, mate. And thx a bunch for your words.
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kassia said 2597 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
very cool
Love Flo's vocals over yours. Your voices meld very nicely. Cool lyrics and nice dark energy in the song. Production is top notch. I love the bass and synths especially. That funky guitar at 2:20 is awesome. Very cool song Walter.
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moorlandt said 2596 days ago (June 11th, 2010)
Shay
Thanks for your time listening and for the many flowers. Cheers from BXL.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2595 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Interesting...
... I always look forward to hear your songs because you have a special touch that signifies your music over everything else. Fantastic work here. Great vocals and great music! :)
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blaky smith said 2593 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Great post
Excellent Walter, this piece sounds terrific with a perfect production, very nice job on vocals with Flo, a great pleasure to listen...
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moorlandt said 2592 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Marc
Salut mon ami, glad to read you again. And happy that you like the song. Nous sommes quand-meme tous des Européens... :-) Cheers from BXL en toute amitié!
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scofugate said 2593 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
What a Tune!
What a Radio Ready tune man!!
Top songwriting ability!!
My fav here is the overall mood (Vibe) it puts me in.
Way to go Flo as well!!!
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moorlandt said 2592 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Scott
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five_extra_arms said 2592 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Never Say Never
This sounds so European (kidding).

I've always enjoyed hearing you sing, but the addition of Flo is even better. You two are gifted singers. In the intro you sound a bit like Numan at his finest, but you've got an original sound, so my comparison is only intended to be a compliment.

I'm a big fan of dark and loud guitars, so I'm really digging the overall sound of this tune.

Nice to hear you again.

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moorlandt said 2592 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Bob
Probably the most European song on MJ :-)
Numan, Flo, loud guitars, be sure I take everything as a compliment. You've got a hell of a track uploaded, mate.
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ConnieO said 2591 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Cool
It sounds Brusselsian! Just kidding, read your forum.
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Symphony101 said 2586 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Uitstekend !!!
A great song from Flo and you ! Great sound, great lyrics Walter ! It took me a while to finally drop by, and I loved your work !
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moorlandt said 2586 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Yves
Thanks for popping in! It also took me a while to 'discover' another Belgian on MJ. We're not really a majority here :-) This is a great place, as you might know already by now. And an ideal ground to grow on your talent. We sure keep in contact!
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Garni said 2284 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Im a fan :)
Loving this!!
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