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Dark Sun Rising


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fasteddie

 Genre: Psychedelic

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I’m going to have to do a really angry song next to offset what just happened here.
I had forgotten all about this song until I ran across it the other day. I figured it was time to finish it.
I took the picture in the Wasatch, Utah.
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Lyrics
Dark Sun Rising

Tarnished silver grey is the sky
I look up and the void fills my eye
An eagle glides on vortex above
Casting a shadow upon the dove

(Chorus)
My mouth is dry as the sand below
The night promises black as the crow
I visit a place familiar yet forgotten
Trudging a path that is less trodden

Bleak is the storm that looms ahead
I forge ahead disregarding the dread
Dark Sun rising perpetual night
Fog of darkness blocking my sight

(Chorus)
(Chorus)
Song Stats
Hits: 2276
Comments: 43
Fans: 20
Plays: 89
Downloads: 66

Uploaded: Feb 13, 2011 - 01:32:14 AM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2011 - 01:32:14 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 03:32:08 PM
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Hardware:
PRS Mira Guitar
Mesa Boogie Express 2X12 amp
American Deluxe Fender P Bass
UA LA 610 MkII pre amp
Sterling Audio ST69 tube mic
Software:
Reason Record
Comments
Carrie71 said 2327 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
first
Yeah you rock. Love it.
fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Carrie
for having a listen. That means a lot!
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alackbass said 2327 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark Sun Rising
What just happened here? I don't know. I'm just glad it motivated you to post this. Rocking tune! I love the retro 70s rock guitar sounds.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
for having a listen to this madness. :D
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tf10music said 2327 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
dark, proggy lyrics
you've delved into the 70s ethos quite deftly. I wonder -- have you heard Ayreon? You remind me of them here. I really liked the soundbed -- very ominous. Nice!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
I'll
have to look them up.
Thanks for having a listen. Means a lot.
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hackneybloke said 2327 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
dark sun rising
great photo mike. i'm going to have to go through your vast back catalogue and count how many times i see the word 'eagle'.
eagles aside....this is cool dude. great atmos, great mix....and not rocky! i don't know why you don't do more of this. love the guitar riff and cold wind at 2.40....and that excellent solo after. love the cymbal taps in the wind at the end. truly great stuff dude.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
I dunno Julian
There's these chubby little birds that hang out in the parking lot at work. I bring some stale bread every couple of days and throw it out onto the lot so they can make it through the winter. Therefore, bird imigary must be on my mind. Those little warblers probably think they're little eagles just like Napolean must have thought he was just a little All Star Wrestling hero.

Thanks for having a listen. I don't know if I have another one of these in me. I'm not so great at art rock. I like screaming and screaming topped with a lot of yelling.

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jodyrush said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Teardrop Explodes...
This takes me back to a band that I really enjoyed in the 80's called Teardrop Explodes featuring Julian Cope. Your vocals are reminiscent of his. I enjoyed this very much. That guitar solo has a metal feel to it and fits in with the psychedelic feel. Great job!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks man
I'll have to look up Teardrop Explodes. I appreciate you dropping by and having a listen.
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mrattue said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Chill Wind
Empty sky, chill wind, black night.

Effective track, if a little depressing!

Marc
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Yes
It is very depressing. I agree fully. It is nothing but minor chords and sung with devistating lyrics.

Thanks for having a listen. Much appreciated.
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magnatone said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark Sun Rising
you're fast .... you're eddie .... you're FASTEDDIE!! and this song is FABULOUS! it's very cool to realize you're an extreme sports guy - it makes me listen to your music in a slightly different way, with that broader understanding. very cool - i'm such a fan!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
You are so kind.

The extreme sports thing definitely motivates my song writing a lot.
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Little_Hooligan said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Nice track
I like the 'freshness' of the mix.. virtually atmospheric.. Intense lyrics.. could really feel them
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thank you so much
for having a listen. I tried to leave lots of headroom for the bass. I hoped that would drive the song.
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RAVENS said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Awesome
You know how much I dig your heavy stuff, but man this is very cool. Seriously awesome song, your guitar playing is killer & diggin' the vocals and lyrics!

RAVEN ;-)
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thank you Dani
for your vote of confidence.
There were some things about this song that I wanted to fix but was too far along to do so. I was also at a loss at how to fix them.

Thanks for listening and for the comments.
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dave_b said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark Sun Rising
Cool lyrics, very different from most of your others. I like the vocals. The groove and guitar riffs are still very much metal. It's cool to see you push the envelope.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks dave_b
for having a listen.

This one was pretty different for me. Every so often I have to think of something bizzare to keep the interest up.
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Reggie_Pole said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark sun
Fasteddie slows it down. A little more serious this time. Good job with the lyrics and melody. Deep, wide mix sounding good with the crystal clear guitars. Good wind effect, and the pickup in the last minute is slick.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks RP
That means a lot for the listen and comments.
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jdholliday said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
SlowEddie?
What's up with that? LOL, hey dude, really cool song, well done, nice change up, cool blend with the edgey guitar sounds, but don't get all Lionel Richie, Phil Collins on us now!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
LR PC !
Ha ha ha! That's great. I actually really love LR's music. That guy had some real talent.

Thanks for having a listen and for the comment. :D
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neilh79 said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark Sun Rising
Nice tune man, this rocks. Love the riffs they bounce along well and the vocal compliments well. Nice job
fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
for having a listen. This one is way dirfferent for me. Typically I don't like to put so many effects on vocals, but this one lent itself towards that.
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PeterB7858 said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
You've confused me :-)
Hi Michael. Interesting amalgam of styles at work here. I am still getting a heavy metal influence but the picked electric guitar work gives it a retro feel. The prog style vocals add another dimension again... 3 plays and I'm still trying to put into words the impact the song is having on me. The very fact that it is making me stop and think has to be a good thing. Thanks for the posting. Regards, Peter.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
3 Listens
Wow that's either very cool or it caused a petit mal siezure. He he!

Thanks very much for the listen and the comments. That is very much appreciated.
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DarkPlanet said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Guilty Pleasures
Great track, I like the expansive soundstage
Love the lyrics, Fantastic general feel.
I like the grinding tone in the break
Thanks for posting!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Tom
for having a listen and for the kind words.

Much appreciated.
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rok41 said 2326 days ago (February 13th, 2011)
Dark Sun Rising
Ahh..starts off great with that George Lynch (Dokken) rhythm tone...Mike, you always put out quality rockers with unexpected time changes, twists and turns. Love the howling wind effect right before the lead break...and a nicely played lead it is. Very cool song...the only thing that I would say would to maybe add some harmony vocal lines in a couple of places for emphasis. Another great post my friend!
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Chris
for the listen and for the nice comments. I debated more backup vox. That would have been a good thing.

The bridge still bothers me a bit. It's too starkly contrasting to the rest of the song to sound like it belongs.

Thanks for havaing a listen.
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sammydix said 2325 days ago (February 14th, 2011)
DSR
Lost in the ozone. Like the dark atmosphere this tune emits. Another for the headphones.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks man
for having a listen.

I was pretty successful with the stereo seperation on this and used a stereo imager when the song was semi-mastered. with headphones that stuff shines through a bit.

Thanks for listening and for the comments.
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Jarvoid said 2324 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
You took the ..
picture in the Whats That Chutah ? Oh well whatever.

Nice 70's retro sound...I live in the seventies still,great place to be.....altho' some of it as shite too.....Great track D/Ld

CJ
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Chris!
You are too funny!

Thanks for having a listen man!
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Vic Holman said 2324 days ago (February 15th, 2011)
dark sun rising
well, i think this is a excellent track Michael. a cool psychedelic rock that i really get into.
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fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
for having a listen.

This one was gathering dust and it was ressurected from the bowels of the hard drive. Kind of sounds a bit like hard drive bowels.

Thanks for the kind words.
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ted23 said 2323 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Michael
Different but still an unmistakable fasteddie song.
The 2 panned guitars in the intro is classic and is a neat touch.
What's to say? The rest is as solid and skillfull as ever. The softer side of your vocals is always nice to hear.
Nice one
fasteddie said 2322 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
I dunno Ed
I like to scream so much that it's really hard not to all the time. My vocal chords feel cheated unless they're all dry and scratchy after a session.

Thanks man for having a listen.
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sewer rod said 2322 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Nice
I dig your hard rocking songs, but you did a great job on this too.
You can pull off an assortment of genres and that's cool.
This was great, and that rocking solo w/ the rest of the song being "mellow" really got me.
Great song, thanks for posting.
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davisamerica said 2321 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
michael...
very cool dark rocker...especially liking the percussion..well ...actually the whole package is pretty impressive. Nice one indeed.
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screamalexz said 2226 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
cool
nice atmosphere. sounds cool :) sorry for the lack of anything insightful just recently woke up so brain isn't working. sounds great though downloading :)
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Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

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