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It's Over


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michael2

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So I have been listening to a lot of british invasion bands lately (as well as my usual diet of sad electronic music). This song is my attempt at the Zombies "Odessey and Oracle." Except sometimes it sounds more like an indie band trying to sound like the Kinks (with backups from an old Who single). It's pop, but not with the usual structure, and it's kind of sad.

Was just telling the guys in APOD how I have gotten away from my old "bash it out quick and use no more than 8 tracks" school of recording; this is a return to that. I spent the most time on getting the drum track the way I wanted (ghost notes on the kick my friends). anyways, hope you like this one.
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Lyrics
it's over
long before it's time
and it's not easy
remembering the times
when we were happy
sunny days and pain are all the same now

then you pulled me
into a world that's full of sticky situations
everything you do needs confirmation
I don't really like your disposition
the way we view the world is not the same

oooh
oooh
oooh
oooh

it's over
long before it's time
and it's not easy
remembering the times
when we were happy
sunny days and pain are all the same to you
Song Stats
Hits: 3074
Comments: 62
Fans: 33
Plays: 136
Downloads: 63
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Dec 30, 2010 - 01:05:58 AM
Last Updated: Dec 30, 2010 - 01:05:58 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 07:56:43 PM
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Hardware:
my laptop and an MXK USB mic
Software:
Logic 9, did the vocals in Garageband on my work computer in the bathroom during my lunch break, Ocean Way Drums, The Wasp Synth, Martini Combo V organ, Braunschweig Upright
Comments
speedonl said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Now
This is very well structured, it's too short!! I wanna hear more, you have a beautiful voice, Cheers!
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michael2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks
you are too kind. hadn't done a short song in awhile, so there you have it. thanks so much for the kind words.
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TheWeirdBrothers said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
I don't really like your disposition
This is wonderful.
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michael2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks man
I write what I know. glad you liked, wasn't sure if this would be up anyones alley. thanks for checking it out. I need to get some needlepoint art work for it though.
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TheWeirdBrothers said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Rumors
By the way, I love the "Rumors" cover art weave thing...what the?
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sloparts said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Unusual, Michael,
but very well done. It does have a "Kinks" sound to the vox. I like the slow pace and sparse back track that leave room for the vocal and harmonies to shine, and shine they do.

Very cool track my friend,

Ed
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michael2 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
ha
figured someone would catch that, but sure they stole it from someone too. :) glad you liked this one.
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ted23 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Cool
I overuse the word cool. Here it's actually fitting.
I dig the sad vibe and that melody is dreamy. Actually it kind of sits on the fence between dreamy and nightmarish which is great.
The kick ghost notes are particularly great :)
Nice one
michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
cool
thanks man. yeah, I've never tried the ghost notes before; also put a few on the snare. doimg drums is pretty fun now. thanks for the kind words.
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alackbass said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
It's Over
I'm not hearing The Kinks or The Who in this. But I like it. Great melody. In fact the melody is so good it carries the song (isn't that how it should be?) allowing for the sparse arrangement to work Great drums and bass.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
yup
you're right about the task of a melody. glad you think I pulled it off on this one. i think I hear the kinks/who thing in the high backups. thanks for checking this one out.
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Bob Rodgers said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
I
love the sparse arrangement that makes way for the great vocals and harmonies.
Drums sound great and good to hear how you put this together, less is sometimes more.
Very much enjoyed and thanks for the download.

Bob
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks
yeah, I was definitely thinking sparse when I started this one. my last band was a 3 piece and when we wanted to change up the instrumentation, we had to either stop playing something or get creative (matchbooks jammed into organ keys, etc...), and I wanted to write something that could actually b e played live. so you get this. thanks man.
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Lennon714 said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
This is
about as up my alley as it gets. I came across your tune "Someday" in my iTunes playlist the other day and was wondering when we'd see something like that again. The time you spent on the drums really pays off. That bass sound is perfect. harmonies are haunting. Really in to this. DL'd
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks Eric
glad you like this one. i had fun doing this one. Forgot about that song "someday," but there are similarities for sure. thanks so much for giving this a spin. now if I can just get a chance to add to your Beach Boys cover.
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particledots said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
beautiful
what a lovely, intimate mix you have created here

i dont think its too short at all....its just right

love the lyrics, the drums, the ....well everything


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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Bryn
thanks my friend, glad you approve of this one. was just eyeing one of your tracks I pulled from the pod (before the purge).
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egobandit said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Drums
It wold seem simple but if you programmed these its not an easy task, Love that its mostly singng and bass was some very cool sounds going on in the background, I say bash it out the quick and simple is the best and most fulfilling. beautiful!
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Tim
yeah, I programmed these with love. supposed to sound like a sloppy indie rock drummer. almost easier to just program drums than use loops at this point; by the time I dig through loops to find something that I like and then chop it apart to make it fit, I can already have a drum track done. but they're still fun to torture though. thanks man, glad you liked.
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magnatone said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
It's Over
oh michael - i love this kind of stuff from you! piano is a nice touch in there - i'm so biased, i know. i could listen to you do music like this all day and never get tired of it.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Karen
thanks. nice of you to say. I almost feel awkward playing piano in tracks here at MJ (since we have some phenomenal piano players). thanks so much for your kind words and support.
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jdholliday said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
did you really record the
vocals "did the vocals in Garageband on my work computer in the bathroom during my lunch break" ???, that makes a great back story, like Natalie (strangedream) recording in her car, pretty cool how you went from 1 extreme to the other on your last 2 posts, a happy pop tune to this what reminds me of Nirvana kinda goes Indy sad pop song, either way your voice and creativity are as good as it gets,
"then you pulled me
into a world that's full of sticky situations
everything you do needs confirmation
I don't really like your disposition
the way we view the world is not the same"
Some seriously well written lyrics!
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
haha
yeah, these were recorded in my work bathroom. I set my laptop on top of a giant pile of medical supplies, plugged in my ear buds and did these in about 10 minutes. i did 2 tracks of each (lead and harmony). was planning on editing together the best parts, and ended up just using the first takes. i actually do a lot of recording at work in the spare moments, but it's usually drums or synth parts. thanks man, MUCH appreciated.
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ShadowofNine said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Luv This
Unique and creative to my ears, strong vocal, kool structure to the song, totally enjoyed...To the ipod...
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks
glad you liked my tune. onto the next right?
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dave_b said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
It's Over
Sparse arrangement lets the excellent vocs/harmonies shine. Spooky synth line is a nice touch
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
thanks dave
glad you approve. funny, I wasn't so sure about the synth line at first, but now it's growing on me. almost sounded like it belonged on a gangsta rap track, so I automated the LFO to make it sound cheesier. thanks man.
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Estella said 2521 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
It's Over
I LOVE it. I like how at odds the components of the song sound together, pleasing to the ear, just the same, and fitting for the content.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Estella
at odds is right. the drums just take over the whole thing huh? kind of sounds like a sound check jam session. you have great taste in music, so will definitely accept your compliments gratefully. thanks so much.
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stevel said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Nice and melancholic
Nice track Mr M2...kind of reminds me of some Deerhunter stuff or even a bit of Nirvana. I like the drums.
Steve
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Steve
someone else had mentioned Nirvana and I guess it's probably the tone of my voice (and the simple bass line). funny how different people will pick different aspects out of a song that others don't hear (including me). thanks so much for checking this out.
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ktb said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Its Over
I've always felt a little brit flavor in your song writing Michael. The stripped back mix and plaintive vocals work well. My only (teeny weensy) nit is the farfisa organ sound. That being said and reading some of the other comments, it may be the key ingredient that gives it that "O & O" feel. Exceptional songcraft in any event.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
ktb
oh there is a lot of anglophile tendencies to my writing, as much as I try to disguise it. it's funny, I think my favorite part of the tune is that cheesy organ sound (it's the synth part I don't know about). I was actually thinking I might write my next few songs all with this instrumentation so that it would be like forming a band with myself ("all we have is drums, bass, organ and a synth"). anyways, I guess it's interesting how we're all attracted to different things. glad you liked it overall. and why did the Zombies spell "Odessey" that way?
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ramonaji said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
cool!
I like this!!!
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Firesign said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
very cool
Love the drums. Love the vocals. Love that it is so short.

Reminds me a little of Radiohead - but maybe that's just me.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
ramonaji
thanks so much. thanks for stopping by.
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PeterB7858 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Best of British
I have been listening to the Beatles a fair bit recently and I got hints of them (on a dark day) peaking out behind this song. Sparse, solemn backtrack allows the vocals to take centre stage. I wish I could "bash out" something this good. Regards, Peter.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
always
the Beatles lurking behind everything; impossible to escape those early touch stones. as for bashing it out, there really isn't much to the song, so it was pretty painless. generally when I do stuff really quick, the giveaway will be the really poor sound quality. :)

thanks for the listen.
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bud said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Ghosts in the machine
what a great drum track you put together. Also love the slightly detuned upright. I always think it's a recording in your house. Excellent tune Michael.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
thanks Kevin
I got that piano on sale for really cheap, and I really think it is one of my top 3 all time software purchases. thanks so much for your feedback during the process.
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saladdays1 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Your description Is Apt
Regardless I love your handling of this song. Gonna check out some more of what you have submitted.
Interestingly, the few submissions I have made are thought of as "happy" yet the melancholy sound you brings resonates with me. I haven't submitted my "sadder" songs yet because they are too close to my soul and I somehow feel vulnerable. There aren't many old school "punks" with a great sense of melody like yours..


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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
thanks
i have a real soft spot for a melancholy tune. you need to post those sad songs, some of us love that stuff. true, I was a "punk" but I always loved melodic stuff. thanks so much for listening, and for the kind words.
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RAVENS said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Coolness
You really have a great voice, and this song displays it nicely. Mellow & smooth, very awesome. Too short though!

RAVEN ;-)
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
thanks
Ravens, very nice of you. Rare that one of my tunes gets called "too short." glad you enjoyed. thanks for stopping by.
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Vic Holman said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
are you sure
we are not talking about the porpoise song influence here?

cool to hear you strap on the instruments Michael. the single note synth is pretty cool here.
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
haha
the Porpoise song is one that can be re-written and plagiarized 10,000 times and I'll still never tire of it. thanks for checking this out.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Mike!
Your voice is among my very favorites at MJ. Equally is your songwriting. This is fabulous! I love the mood you set for this song... shout out to the drummer too ;) No, really, you did a great job with the drums. Let's hear more!
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michael2 said 2520 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
yeman
thanks so much. thanks for the props on the vox and the drum programming, much appreciated.
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fasteddie said 2520 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Cool song
I really like the droning bass and drums.

The vocals are just right.

The ghostly backup vox are very cool.
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spitlogic said 2519 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Cool
I like it. Well organized and a very authentic sound.
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racerat said 2518 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
It's Over
Michael,
Very intricate. I mean that in terms of the tonality of the instruments you used. The cheap moaning organ. The clicking synth. The slightly out of tune piano. Each of them feeling very well chosen and unique without feeling like it is crowding the track. Lamentingly odd and satisfying.

RR
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echoroom said 2518 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Quickie?
"bash it out quick and use no more than 8 tracks"
What, you didnt agonise over this for months tweaking ever line to perfection?
How do you think that makes the rest of us feel????
Great vibe, Thome York meets She's not there.
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tempie said 2517 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
are you sure that's what you're hearing?
the best thing about your tunes are the little sounds, most of which show up only once and then never again but carry on in your imagination for the rest of the song, a very cool interactive trick, like that GREAT little whistle sounding synth melody in the break...cool tune.
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tonestones said 2516 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Love the harmonies
Great tune.
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TreeFalls said 2516 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
i love everything about this tune.
harmonizing, lyrics, phrasing, structure, minimalist piano, bass, drums, synths. it's perfect.
VicDiesel said 2516 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Sounds like....
something but I can't put my finger on it.

For a "bash it out quick" tune this sounds pretty good. nice and clear mix. Tight sound.
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Corporal Beef said 2515 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
I Wish
the song wasn't over so soon. I love it when love songs tell it like it is instead of being all mushy and whatnot. Great synth sound at 1:32, and I liked the minimalist drums. Thanks for posting.
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Carrie71 said 2515 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
It's Over...
Too soon! Love it!
Relic67 said 2515 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
oh yeah!
what a great song!!
the melody is really fantastic and it doesn't have me reaching for any comparisons...
synth sounds also really cool. this is going on the ipod.
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apb said 2515 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Simple is best...
just the right amount of instrumentation to carry this. I hear a little of the Kinks as you mention in the high harmonies/style but prolly only 'cos you mentioned it .. I too hear the kinda Nirvana (and The Eels) in the melancholy and tempo and chords .. like Stevel mentioned. Influences aside, the vocals are as usual top notch.. I would have been tempted to add some high bells/glockenspiel (Eels style) and strings like cellos... but that prolly just me. Lyrics are good too and emotive.
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rdalin said 2514 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
This is a great song
You should add another minute, at least! The background music is perfect, and I love the lyrics.
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Philip18 said 2347 days ago (June 22nd, 2011)
Expressive
The vocal tone is just right for the content of the song, and the backing has plenty of interest as it builds and further instruments are introduced. Thanks for sharing it!
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