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DIAMONDS AND PEARLS


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KCsGROOVE

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Music Noir
A vocal experiment here
Hope you like it
KC
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Diamonds and pearls

Misty moon high above
The lower part of town
The air is full of love
The conversation is toned down

But something's changin'
There's danger in the air
A storm starts ragin'
But you don't seem to care

Diamonds and pearls
All for the girl
Diamonds and bullits
To stop the world

Neon lights are flashin'
The scene painted red
There's punchin' and smashin'
The actors hurt real bad

Like in a B-movie scene
You grab the girl, kisses so hot
You're so entangled in your dream
That you didn't hear the shot

Diamonds and pearls
All for the girl
Diamonds and bullits
To stop the world

KC february 2012
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Uploaded: Feb 27, 2012 - 09:13:38 AM
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richard13 said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Music Noir: I love it
and the rest is damned cool. I guess the drums make it rock but it's very bluesy to me. How is it a vocal experiment? My only nit (as some say) is that it's too short: I'd suggest a lengthy instrumental break in there somewhere (maybe after the "shot"), before a return to the vocal/chorus. I'll say it again: damned cool. Thanks, I took a copy.
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
thanks Richard
Well, one of the vocals is sung and the other more spoken and very low
Maybe you can only hear it on headphones...
:-)
KC
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dave_b said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
Bluesy and laid back, hits the noir target head on. Nice changes. Vocals work well.
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
thanks Dave
yes, it's more bluesy than rock, always difficulties with the genre thingy :-)
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sammydix said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
D&P
thought this was gonna be KC does Prince at first. song's got character and a bluesy aura-- just can't escape that feel on this one. kinda pleasantly touches on 'eerie' in spots.
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
thanks Sam
Well, I was definitely aiming for that eerie vibe ;-)

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musichead said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Lennon like
Very Lennon like. I thought. Great theme and idea!
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Thanks
I feel honored being compared to Mr. Lennon :-)

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Symphony101 said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Great work !
Very nice song Cees, very nicely built. I love the vocals too !
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ShadowofNine said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
NICE Cees, is the sax a Sample-Loop-anyway I dig sax used this way, very cool song and performance...
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Hi Dave
I used saxlab for the sax, played through midi on a keyboard.
KC
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DWL said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Jazzy. blues groove
nice work and a somewhat sleazy sound. I really like the lyrics.

Now, where's that guitar solo?

Cheers

Dick
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
thanks Dick
No guitarsolo this time :-)
Glad you like it!
KC
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Silky5 said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Cool Work Cees
Diamonds and a new chair - that means everything else needs changing is more like it it seems ;-) Fab lyrics what was your inspiration ? Great song
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
thanks Paul
for stopping by...
The worktitle of the song was diamonds and pearls
You have to come up with a new when saving for the first time
later i wrote the lyrics around that theme
:-)
KC
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Philip18 said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Diamonds and pearls
Bluesy feel with noir lyrics - fascinating. All encased in your characteristic quality backing. There may be a place for a wailing lead line, but either way I enjoyed this!
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
yes I considered making it a bit longer and adding a solo of some kind, but it was already around 3 minutes and I thought : enough! lol :-)
KC
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gadzooks said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
KC this is excellent. Bluesy and very smooth. Lovin' the lyrics and your high and low vocals. Nice harmonies. The keys almost sound like a wurlitzer. What are you using for drums? ... they sound live and sit well in the mix. This is a well made tune with great feel!
SG
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Hey Stan
The piano is the LOunge lizard by Applied Acoustics, both for Rhodes and WQurlitzer simulations. The drums are EZDrummer.
Thanks for listening!
KC
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michaeljayklein said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
High contrasts and dark shadows
You really embodied that great noir feeling perfectly here Cees--both a noir fan in film and fiction and I loved it! Mr. Mitchum would greatly approve too! Thanks again, Michael
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
thank you Michael
Glad you like it! :-)
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KC
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abzwork said 1975 days ago (February 27th, 2012)
Diamonds...
What a gem...luv your vocal swagger Cees, colorful splashes of horn and tight bass n drumz...the guitar rides this limo under and around the vocals like custom jewelry..most excellent indeed Cees...Big Smile City flava
4sure....:):):)peace
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KCsGROOVE said 1975 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Thanks Erin
I like your description here.... vocal swagger, hehehe :-)
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Narad said 1975 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
Great stuff, Cees. I like this a lot ! :)
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Thank you, Harald
I'm glad that you like this one.
Appreciated, my friend!
KC

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Jarvoid said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Love the atmos...
like a detective noir novel,the sax just adds a Marlowe feel to it all.......(touch of the Doors here and there)....nicely done ....go find the dame and solve the case........

Jarvo
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Thanks Jarvo
I am glad that I achieved what I was aiming for....writing a song like a kind of detective :-)
Thanks for the kind words!

KC
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TvRicky said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
"Neon lights are flashin' The scene painted red"
Sting going on my friend. And that's a good thing. Real slick groove my man. Outstanding musical performance all around. Composition magic and Production excellence. Original, funky and lyrical real.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
thanks TVman
Not the biggest fan of Sting, but ala ;-) I'm glad that you like what I've doine in this song, I just wanted to paint a musical picture, tell a story... I started this groove and the worktitle was Diamonds and pearls and I wrote the story later,...
KC
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doc_elvis said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
smooth...
just stunning!

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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
Hey Carsten
glad you like it
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dimm witness said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
topnotch
world class smoky noir ;) evocative and provocative! thanks mr groove
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
thanks Eddie
for your very kind words :-)
Glad you enjoyed it!
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finkeldink said 1974 days ago (February 28th, 2012)
Very pro sound
Excellent production.
Very clean.
All in all a really cool journey.
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
thanks FD
for your kind words about the production
glad you enjoyed the trip :-)
KC
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Garni said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
Diamonds and Pearls
Love the bass in this mate! Great mix... Not sure what you mean about a vocal experiment, because it has your trademark sound.

G-)
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KCsGROOVE said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
Thanks Gerald
for stopping by...
well the experiment was that I did one vocal track that I sung and the other one was spoken (listen on headphones for a better judgement :-) )
KC
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tempie said 1974 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
pro
production is outstanding, man. as is the composition. kind of 70's adult rock with a touch of english soul, a cool vibe. really well done, in every way. i like the sparse guitar work especially. just right.
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KCsGROOVE said 1972 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
thanks tempie
for your kind works.
I can't escape from that 70-s feel, lol :-)
glad you enjoyed it
KC
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Soundhound said 1973 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
oooooh...So true.....
If they only understood the human cost of those things, it would
be like the seal pup skins....
People wouldn't wear them any more...it would be a game changer
Or would they even care at all....

Good tune My Man...... Well said.....Well done....
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KCsGROOVE said 1972 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
thanks Tony
always interesting to read to what thoughts i inspired you this time, hehe
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alackbass said 1973 days ago (February 29th, 2012)
DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
Love that rising chorus! As cool as an A list jam at 3:00 AM! You're mixes are amazing!
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KCsGROOVE said 1972 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
thank you Andrew
I do my best with the mixes :-)
Thanks for your kind words
KC
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neilh79 said 1972 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Diamonds and Pearls
So consistent Cees another fine tune
KCsGROOVE said 1971 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Thanks Neil
for stopping by and your kind words
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Doadars Uncle said 1972 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Success!
Here's an example of a successful experiment. Well done!
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PeterB7858 said 1971 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Right up there
Hey Cees, you are getting some really nice sounding drums these days. EZDrummer seems pretty good. This is up there with your best work, definitely. The next Bond movie theme, perhaps? Thanks for the post and D/L. Take care, Peter.
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smokey bacon jnr said 1971 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
well sleazy...
Nice loping bass line. I would echo the criticism that it's far too short. I was just getting into it and it stopped.
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Mosaica said 1971 days ago (March 2nd, 2012)
Music noir
Definitely sleazy! Slow jazzy groove and enigmatic lyric. Nice one :-)
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PatriciaGirl said 1970 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
Always impressed.
I am always impressed with your work. Without prying too much, may I ask, are you professional studio musician? Are you still playing in a band, because your sound, music and mix all tell me so! Love it, thanks for sharing. ttyl patty
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Char said 1968 days ago (March 5th, 2012)
Yeah, this was
not a very long song but it was delicious and I always prefer quality over quantity. Perfect music noir with exactly the right "it is what it is" attitude. Thanks.
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paul f. page said 1967 days ago (March 6th, 2012)
James Bond...
The opening guitars and bass just reminded me of a scene from a James Bond movie. (Not a bad thing!) This strikes me as film music...that little sax creeping in with just a note or two at strategic spots. The piece just lopes along and takes no prisoners along the way, moving at its own pace, leaving bystanders by the roadside with mouths agape. You've really created a mood here and you are honest about how to deliver it. Nicely done and much enjoyed.
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hackneybloke said 1966 days ago (March 7th, 2012)
diamonds
cool 3am music. the low voice works well cees. good choice. you should be a voice-over artist doing hollywood action movie trailers....and aftershave.
ok back to the music. yeah....definitely conjures up images of a domestic bust up, a walk-out and rain....lots of rain. good delivery on 'didn't hear the shot'. this is a cool track....sorry i got here late.
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