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The System Will Know


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Montag

 Genre: Experimental

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The story behind this is that I wrote the lyrics (and one other song, as well) after a particularly weird night that gave me the feeling that something was "out there" and was waiting for me to somehow screw up and make myself vulnerable to cosmic retribution. A very Philip K. Dickish paranoid world view, but written long before I ever read any Dick or even knew anything about him. Also, people involved in religion might recognize a few references to The Watchman as being somewhat "adversarial" in nature. This, too, long before I had my stint as a believer and understood the function of Satan.
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Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011 - 11:55:52 AM
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011 - 03:51:05 PM Last Played: Apr 16, 2017 - 12:08:15 PM
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Hardware:
One of my early MIDI experiments, using a Yamaha V-50, Korg Wavestation A/D, and Korg S3. For this one I had a mixer, so no Y-connection mumbo-jumbo was employed.
Software:
Power Tracks Pro, the best soft sequencer out there, especially at the price, which is somewhere around 50 bucks.
Comments
Les_Kloo said 2240 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
The System
Serious business. Very good.
Check out my latest song called Smoke and Dew /awigze
Montag said 2238 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Thanks!
My songstuff tends to be overly serious, or overly absurd, or absurdly serious, or seriously absurd. It's up to the listener to decide which.
Check out my latest song called The System Will Know
Daugrin said 2237 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Doors of Perception
Welcome home!

Daug
Check out my latest song called TCYB/U Got No Mind
Montag said 2222 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Thanks, Daug!
There's no place like it.
Check out my latest song called The System Will Know
five_extra_arms said 2225 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
The Function of Satan
Great first post Montag! I'm most impressed. Vocals are really superb and all your synth work is out of sight. Your drum sounds are really nice as well. Man, I need to unpack my Yamaha V50 and get busy with a new tune! The lion roars (samples?) are intense.

Great mix and a really original sound. It's really cool hearing something from you after all the time we spent playing live.

Welcome to MacJams. I look forward to your next post!

Bob
Check out my latest song called Draw
Montag said 2222 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Thanks!
Coming from you this is all high praise! The drum sounds were from the S3, as was some of the really really abstract one-shots. The lion (if I recall correctly) was done using the Boss SE-70's pitch shifter and really lowering the pitch of my voice. If it was a sample, and I don't think it was, it would have been my voice lowered as well. Oh, and that gliss bit where I lead in to the roar part? That was just voice, and I had to take it a few times to keep my voice from breaking or me running out of breath. Heheh.
Check out my latest song called The System Will Know
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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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