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It began with trying to follow the decay from a delay, it had no tempo. Don't try this at home kids. I gave up on it but left it in.... Just in case? Sorry about the very poor transition.
Mr Andy kindly gave up his sax blowing skills to rescue the sinking ship and it all of a sudden it sounded like a tune. Mr Andy is very good at his job.

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Any singers or swingers wanna play around with any of this please go ahead, always open to any ideas.
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Uploaded: Jul 22, 2011 - 06:11:43 PM
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alackbass said 2218 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
poms/awigze
Deep, deep groove! Great textures and effects. I really like the lead guitar at 2:33. Killer guitar sound! Of course Andy sounds great here.
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Hello Andy
You are very kind to many people, no wonder you are a teacher. Thanks mate.
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awigze said 2218 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
I am still diggin this/ Steve
Love the sparseness to this tune... gave me many more ideas than I recorded.. which is a good indicator that a song is not a sinking ship. [nudge] I am going to have to recruit you on that guitar sound at 2:30. There are some vocalists that come to mind when I listen to this song... I wonder if any of them will agree to collaborate... we shall see.
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awigze said 2218 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Open collab indeed!
I became aware of you, Steve early on and was always amazed at your compositions. Wondered if we would ever do a song together.... Thanks so much !
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Andy
Mr Andy. We should have done this earlier. The best part of what I get to do is audition parts solo via the headphones, yours were on a loop while I sat back in amazement. Brilliant playing, and a massive thanks once again.
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sammydix said 2218 days ago (July 22nd, 2011)
Poms
man i love how you record. just sounds so good thru my speakers. you and Andy gelled to the tee on this tune. superior in every way. got two tunes to try this weekend....
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Sam da Man
time you got some new cans bro? Well now that is very good news in deed, I will look forward to hearing anything coming from you, a very skilled song writer
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sammydix said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
i meant
black and poms
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Skean said 2218 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Bro
This is awesome, and Andy on sax fits like a hand-glow to your cool backing, I love your git work.
I promise I don't come to test this at home, but I'm sure I come to play it many times… Cheers
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Kenta.
Thanks. No, don't try to follow things that do not have a tempo, it will only end up in tears. Cheers.
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hackneybloke said 2218 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
poms
seriously...genius. definitely one of the best songs on macjams....and beyond. what a great choice of conspirators - i would have never imagined andy on this....but that's my narrow mind; it's a perfect addition.
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Genius, ha?
second time you have used that word, you might need to look it up. Thanks J, enjoy Scotland, watch out for the midges, this is their time of year.
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ic42 said 2218 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
wrapped in the darkest memory
huddled in a corner, the ex remembers the bad, and the worse. it flows by in wet streamers like the steamy headlights on the city street down below. there is nowhere to go now. there is nowhere to return to. there is only this corner of the apartment to huddle in, wrapped in the solitary now.

very evocative of loneliness and despair, for some reason... beautiful soundscape you two.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Drak.
Autobiographical? Thanks for the poetic description, and I thought it was one of my happy tunes? Just wait till shitmas comes.
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ic42 said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
the good ones are...
perhaps there is some personal button pushed here... but then, isn't that what great music is supposed to do... trigger an emotional response in the listener? If this mysterious music is happy, I look forward to your "darkest holiday" tune then. :-)
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ktb said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
poms/awigze
Something remarkable here Steve. One of the deepest soundscapes I've heard mate. Andy's minimalistic touch adds beautifully. Also your synth and key touch's. Just right.
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
John
Hey you play the box? Do you do any Irish tunes? My uncle gigs in Ireland with his box, I always go out with him when I visit my family, he is such a character. Thanks for the kind words mate. I hope your tune is coming on, I am looking forward to listening to that.
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Vic Holman said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
poms
i really like the eeriness of this. the suspense is killing me

brilliant track
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Vic
Many thanks for your continued support.
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PaulaMunk said 2217 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
You draw the
listener in. What is behind the door... you wonder as you hand turns the knob. Slats in the shades let streamers of moonlight into the large room. You can feel the eyes of someone watching you. He begins to play. You have to sit down so you squat onto the floor. The notes flow around your head. Someone is beating time on makeshift drums. Are these sounds coming from a ghost band? You aren't scared because the music caresses. You hope they offer to let you stay, because you want to hear more. What an experience. Why did you two wait so long? Excellent collab. Thanks.
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Babe!
Seems like Mr Drak has inspired some creative writing here, I am very happy to read such lines, we should do more of this. we have just been discussing the matter. Thank you Char, I enjoyed reading that. I don't know why, perhaps cos he is one of those real musicians. Take care.
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Daugrin said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Funky Stuff
The sax is gorgeous. Excellent production... the textures here suit my ears nicely...

Daug
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tokai said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Da Daug
Agreed, the sax is very cool.
Cheers.
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dave_b said 2217 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
poms/awigze
Sax and guitar feel reflective, while the drums suggest restlessness. It'll be interesting to see where this goes.
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tokai said 2216 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Dave
it is about time you posted a new tune. Yeah, i hope somebody will have a go at something, but as it is I am very happy to have the tune just for Andy's parts which are brilliant. Cheers Andy.
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Les_Kloo said 2216 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
poms
Love that John Carpenter beginning. Change at 1:10. A second beginning. You've become a real sound engineer. Do you give lessons? That guitar at 2:40 is coming from the next town over. I think the word for the sax work is sultry. Sounds like a movie track. Moody, wide open. You're so versatile. Would definitely like a peek at the musical ideas swimming around in the tokaimind.
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tokai said 2216 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Teaher lesson?
That's funny Dr Les. You are my teacher you know that. Changes, err, more stuck together with tape that is no loner sticky. It is always a pleasure to hear your music, and read your thoughts sir, mine are like pissing in the wind.
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michaeljayklein said 2216 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
Steve/Andy
This slowly reaches out and pulls you in! I liked it! Michael
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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Cheers Micheal
for the kind words.

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TreeFalls said 2216 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
oh.
so your versatile too... and exceptionally so apparently. as has been noted earlier, the groove is quite deep. i would add that's it tasty too. the build is fantastic and the awigze sax accents put really this over the top. thanks for this!
tokai said 2075 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Steve
Thanks mate, I deleted the comment,because I had made yet another spkelkingz mistake, so I went to corresct it and I thought I curt and paisted itt, but I didn't¡ and now can not reproduice the sentimimetos I previously roote but, it went something like this..... {without spell check!} nice one.

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AcetyleneJukebox said 2216 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Good stuff
Some very cool trip hop/jazz/rock.Enjoyed the mysterious midnight vibe of the whole track. Great collab.
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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Thanks
I have always admired your work. Cheers.

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bud said 2216 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
I love the idea of following the decay
sounds like something I might do. Cool tune you cooked up here - and yes - Andy can pull a rabbit from any hat. Great collab.As always your guitar tones are exquisite.
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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
The bells.
Cheers Bud thanks as always for your kind words. Let me know if you make a song using that.
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jiguma said 2216 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
I liked the first minute or so
but felt it was kind of disjointed from the second section - which I liked even better. Great mix/production - a place for everything (and everything in it's place). Love the distant guitar in the RH. Lovely sax Andy, and cool synths. Also like the stops/pauses and restrained management of the instruments.
I'm thinking you could have got 2 really interesting tunes from this rather than dove-tailing them together.
But that's just me ....... top post gentlemen!
Neil
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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
G'day
Too right! That is the way I write Jig. You will notice it in a lot of my music. I will start a section over a few days and work on the move onto another section, I never sketch out a whole 5 minute drum track first and try to fit something into it. It does not fit, I just liked it. Cheers for many kind words and your support, we thank you.
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lengold said 2216 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
This sounds
just great - definitely pro level mastering.
Wonderful sound bed for Andy's soulful meanderings. Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Where you been Len?
We gotta do a dub tune one day mate. I love the way you make you rhythm sections. Thanks Len.
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prototype said 2216 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
very nicely done
like bud, the idea of following the decay is extremely intruiging....will have to see if i can find some decay to follow myself and see where it might lead

should be part of a movie sound track
tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Thanks
that would suit your style, and I would like to hear that. Feel free to use the first section if you like it. Cheers and it is great to have your support.
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PatriciaGirl said 2215 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Kewl
Intro Sonic bass line is very deep and tight. Loved it! This piece grooved for me 1:10 like some hip kat walking in some ghost town. Andy's sax added a soundtrack mystique to this piece. sound textures and accents are always wonderful with your Tokai touch! Great composition and collab you guys :) Thanks so much for sharing! Patty
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tokai said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Paty.
How nice of you again to leave your thoughts. Cheers and keep your thought provoking music coming.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Wow
... unearthly, yet amazingly accessible. Avant garde techno jazz? Whatever the genre this is really cool stuff and that sax is great, kinda feels like the theme music to a tense, psychological, Nordic detective show. Bravo, ace collab.
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tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Paddy
Hi, and thanks. A detective psycho I'll take that. Cheers.
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Moviz said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
I liked the
opening mysterious synth sounds (I love all synth sounds anyway) and then when the sophistication came in with the change of rhythm I was really hooked. Love the mix of sax and synth..... great beat.... this sounds really brilliant... love it, cheers M
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tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Thanks
Very kind of you to leave us your comments. Still not sure about the intro. Cheers
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gadzooks said 2214 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
poms/awigze
This is possibly one of the most creative pieces I have listened to on MJ. Pretty cool mix in my phones. Love all the nuances ... haunting sax harmonies with that cool guitar at 2:30 ... mind you being a guitar player who has a problem with making it too loud in the mix I would have liked to hear it a bit up in the mix. Really enjoyed this.
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tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Gadzooks.
High praise in deed, very kind of you to say that. Agreed about the guitar. I mixed later parts much louder than the solo, I always miss things out, thanks for pointing that out.
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neilh79 said 2214 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
Poms
Cool tune steve, would love to hear vocal on this good job so far well done
tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Neil
Cheers again for stopping by and giving us your thoughts, gracefully accepted. Vocal is coming.
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ted23 said 2214 days ago (July 27th, 2011)
...
Pulsing and ominous.
That high hat is great!
Again great space. I love the way you always stick the guitar in another room :)
Very clever stuff
tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Ted.
I got to get you a beer mate. Somebody mentioned the drums at last, if you noticed them I am a very happy chap. Thanks again Ted for being so kind.
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tonestones said 2212 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
poms
Great job on this one. This is perfect for Andy and he sounds great.
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tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Steve
He does, and I was grateful for his inspirations. Cheers.
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Sigmund said 2212 days ago (July 28th, 2011)
poms
Captivating music - settles into a very nice downtempo groove after the emotive intro. Great soundtrack material, and very well produced. Andy's sax fits perfectly in this dreamy tune! Nice work - enjoyed!
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tokai said 2211 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Sig
Been admiring you Nat and Steve at Draks via the video. Very impressive jamming. Thanks Sig, coming form you that is a bit of a honor.
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egobandit said 2211 days ago (July 30th, 2011)
sinking ship?
the transition at 3:04 was beautiful, I say more decay and delay great leading , your bass is so warm and thick ! of coarse Andy really rounds this out! Excellent song!
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tokai said 2207 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Egobandit
Thanks for checking this out, very kind. Cheers.
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Alannah said 2209 days ago (August 1st, 2011)
well gents ......
... guess what just went into my "tinker" trunk ...... (this reminds me a bit of a little ditty I did with DavisAmerica and Andy once upon a time called "Dangerous") ....
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tokai said 2207 days ago (August 2nd, 2011)
Tinker
Please go ahead and tinker all you like. Just been listening to that remix, what a show you put on there.
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awigze said 2198 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Alannah
that would have been Damien on Dangerous.
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Alannah said 2198 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
oops ....
... sorry D ....
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billykirsch said 2207 days ago (August 3rd, 2011)
Dark
Love the darkness in the beginning. How Andy fits his sax melody in the air is nothing but perfect, drums, guits and sax interwoven in a loose colorful mesh of woods, strings, brass and leather skins. A total trip.
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tokai said 2199 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Billy
Thanks my friend. Espero que todo está bien, tenga cuidado de hombre.
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awigze said 1853 days ago (July 21st, 2012)
yep
its still here. someone left the margarita machine unplugged.... and empty.

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Outtaorbit said 1853 days ago (July 21st, 2012)
whats not to like...
Sweet honey
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