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Children Of The Electric Sea

Ok, so this week marks my 2 yr anniversary here on Macjams and I want to sincerely thank everyone for all of the encouragement, critique and support over my time here. So to (kind of) mark the occasion I am proud to release Children Of The Electric Sea.

This is a another one of those things that I wrote all the music, but had no idea what I was going to do with the vocals…So…I pinged it off of a few singers and it got “zero” interest for the most part…that is, until I sent it to Sam. He did a remarkable job creating this intriguing and dynamic, layered vocal concept…his musicality is off the charts. So then I asked another musical “savant” to replace my guitar parts with “real” ones….Sigmund came on and did his thing. I’m always blown away by his creativity and workmanship…he’s also a very good friend and a blast to work with…(we really bust each other’s chops). Finally, I asked my good friend and former bandmate, Steve Ritter who played Drums on my song BAD MAN, to have a go…he just KILLED it! Once again, I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such great friends and musicians!

Sammydix – Lyric, all vocals.
Sigmund – All guitars
Steve Ritter – Drums
Rok41 – Bass, keys, percussion, production/mix-master.
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Lyrics
Children of the Electric Sea
Flynn/Dixon 2-3-12

he can see you now
you're so original
in a matrix from different a angles
he don't know what
he don't know why
or is he losing his mind?

like a jealous lover
he sneaks and follows you
a sad state
but then you have so much appeal
so what do you feel?
don't be unkind
all he wants is your side of life

so let your waves flow
and he'll hop on for the ride

he don't know what to feel
he don't know what is real
you've blinded him with tears
all just to have you near (rept)

[All right, we'll take you in]

now on the other side of the seashore
he still sees
you in the distance
he's read all of your literature
he's studied you
and all you've done
but i'm not sure that you know this
he's willing to die for you
and all that you believe
no, i'm not sure that you know this
he's missing the deadlines
just to be ready to dive
so be clever and let him in, please

(children of the electric sea,
won't you wash him with all the things you do?
children of the electric sea
won't you wash him with all the waves you move?)

chlidren of electric seas
i know you hear his pleas

[All right, we'll take you in]

Now he's ready to dive!


ALL COPYRIGHTS 2012 Flynn/Dixon
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Uploaded: May 11, 2012 - 06:24:45 PM
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grah3am said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Busy Sam
Mr Dixon was very encouraging to me when I was in a quandary, and it's great to see him all over MacJams these days. I'm still hearing classic Cream (is there any other kind?), but mostly I'm hearing Mr D come into his own (2.05). Thanks to Sigmund and ritter for the rest of this. But it fades too soon! Death to fades! Proper ending forever. Seriously, this is top stuff.
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Graham
Thanks a million for listening! Sammy has been busy, very busy...I guess the secret's out. All of these guys are experts in their craft...makes my job easy. Thanks again!
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sammydix said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Graham
my apologies for misunderstanding. that comparison is indeed a GOOD thing and i actually hear it loud and clear (tho completely unintentional). very similar timbres. please forgive.
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alackbass said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
COTES
Wow! This is as good or better than any professional studio recording in my library! What an amazing team! Loved the bass solo which of course led right into Sigmund brilliance. Great drum track! Sammy is amazing! Downloaded (no-brainer)!!!!!
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Andrew
Thanks my friend, this was fun! These guys are amazing as you certainly know. We appreciate the download!
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egobandit said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
you guys
all I can say there are so many parts going on, in out with sammie's vocals then into a beautiful bass and then guitar lead that kills it tops!
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
EB
Thanks so much for taking time out to listen! We all appreciate it your listen!
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tokai said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Well Now
The stars are out tonight. Can't get a better line up, and it shows here. A bass solo too .. yeah! what a show guys.
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Steve
Thanks man! I know, I know...another bass solo...I have to take advantage of this because I don't dare solo live...well, maybe sometimes... :)
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TvRicky said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Magical My Friends in Groove!
Jam Fellas. Mix magic Rok and Sammy just kick us left baby. Sig your signature licks are grooved and slick baby. Give steve some yeah!. Bass so slick it slides left and in comes Guit Baby! Yeah! Production Wonderful. So very grooved I'm amazed. Real Real Cold!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Thanks Ricky!
I agree, the guys were very cold blooded on this one...nasty groove all around. Thanks again on behalf of the band!
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sammydix said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
cotes
sounds f'kn awesome Chris!
the bass and guitar solos sliced my brain...
and i might have to hit Mr. Ritter up some time!
privileged.
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Sammy
Thank YOU!...for helping me get this out of my head and undone file! Great lyric, harmony structure and pacing on your part. Thanks again along with the rest of the cats...much respect!
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Vic Holman said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Macjammers Of The Electric Sea
excellent performance guys....... just seeing the list of players i knew this was going to be something special......... and it sure is!
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
Vic
Thanks man! i'm really happy you enjoyed this,,,it was fun to rock out! On behalf of the band, thanks!!!
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KCsGROOVE said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
cotes
Cool song guys!
Dig the drive!
Cool rhythmsection and guitars
Fine vocals, Sam!
Very much enjoyed!
KC
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
KC
Thanks my friend! As always, I appreciate the support!
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Symphony101 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Killer !
Very cool tune, great groove ! You guys make the floors shake when you get together ! Great listen !
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Yves
Much appreciated my friend, these guys are really firing on all cylinders and the creative process is very rewarding!
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SylviaD said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Wow!
I am no expert on this genre but I know when I hear something worth listening to. I can't begin to express individual comments but I will say that the four of you blended to such perfection it was exciting to anticipate each one's performance. BRILLIANT you guys!
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Sylvia
Hi Sylvia, I am glad you made it through this!...This one is a bit of a banger is;t it?!...Th eboys were spot on in this collab and made my job easy! Thanks again!

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abzwork said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Cotes...
Yeah...this is it, exquisite flava sprinkled with some rich dark colorings...vocals open the clouds for bright lights in the guitar, bass, and drums...ahhhhhh...a flava-fest, I need an extra ten minutes of this...:):):)peace
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Erin
Thanks! This one is a bit of a departure from some of the other things we have done, I am certainly glad you enjoyed and thanks for leaving such a nice comment.
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Char said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Everyone
brought it. Sounds terrific. Happy Anniversary, Chris. Thanks, guys.
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Char
Helllo there Char!...These guys did a wonderful job! Thanks!
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Sigmund said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
COTES
You know this one was one of the funnest we've done, Chris! You're a great friend and I always look forward to any project we're working on together. Steve - awesome job, man - you, sir, are a true professional! I hope this won't be the last song we work on together. Sammy, I am truly impressed with your ability to create a lyrical presentation - you really help make the song a listening EXPERIENCE - great job! Yep, I'm proud to be a part of this one!
Sig
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rok41 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Sig
Thanks again for this musical "road trip", as always, your musicality shines through and I agree, this one was really fun to put together! I sincerely appreciate your friendship and your tireless dedication to whatever project we're working on. I'm looking forward to the next one...
Check out my latest song called Long Day 2015 (w/awigze)
sammydix said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
I'm looking forward to the next one...
me too!
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Les_Kloo said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Electric Sea
Yum. Every bit of it.
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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Thanks!
Reggie, glad you liked!
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SCJohnson59 said 1843 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
YEAH!!
George Clinton meets The Chili Peppers? ;) and it doesn't surprise me that the bass is ROCKET HOT!! :D
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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
SC
Thank you my bass brother, I would love to see that! GC and RHCP!
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Philip18 said 1842 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Quality rok!
Everything about this is excellent. All the players are outstanding musicians and it shows. My favourites are the bass around 2:30 and the guitar solo that follows, but in saying that I don'r t want to take away from the vocals and the drums. Great mix, too - everything clear and in its own space. Very impressive work from all of you!
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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Phil
Thanks so much for checking it out, these guys really gave great performances and Sammy's lyric was undefinable.
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Carrie71 said 1842 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
COTES
Very cool! Great sound, great job by all.
rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Carrie
Thanks! We're glad you stopped in and had a listen!
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J_Gretch said 1842 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
COTES
Sammy fan right here....Great company you keeping man....

Enjoyed much!!!
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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Thanks J
I agree!
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carbon said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
dream team
all of the elements come together perfectly. it is one thing to assemble a dream team, but quite another thing to actually execute. you all delivered! this is top notch! thanks for the d/l.
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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Carbon
much appreciated! This one really worked itself out!
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Bob Rodgers said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
A
really great song, love the arrangement and so well produced, sounds very pro.
You can't go wrong with this line up, Sam's vocals are perfect. Great guitar playing sig and this sounds very tight. Love the bass and solo Chris, congrats on your 2 yr anniversary!

Bob

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rok41 said 1842 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Bob
Thanks! It's been a fun run here. I really like how Sammy interpreted the song and how Steve and Sig brought their shredding skills to the the table.
Check out my latest song called Long Day 2015 (w/awigze)
bassjam04 said 1841 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
Cotes
Very nice.I do remember this one- It really came out great.Steve is always great and you two locked it up.Cool groove and Im always a sucker for a bass solo-love the bass tone!Sigs part was perfect for this song-like pretty much everything else Ive heard from him (love the guitar tone). I really dig Sammy"s vocals-love what he came up with for this song.Great job everyone!
rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Brian
Good to see you my Brutha! Thanks for checking it out and the nice comments...these guys are awesome! Your fortunate to play with Steve weekly!
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PeterB7858 said 1841 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
COTES
Just blasts out of the gate and keeps on delivering the whole way. Steve's drums just rock, Sam's enigmatic lyrics and layered vocal melodies are unique and awesome, Sig's guitar work just kills it, especially the main lead break and your bass is a quality equal partner in the enterprise, Chris. Superband status is thus bestowed. Thanks, Peter.
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rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Peter
We sincerely appreciate you stopping in for a listen and for the nice comment. I agree, these guys are tops!
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RochaMalhada said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
top off

Excellent; this blew my top off this morning.

Really good song writing, great performances by all

Happy anniversary, Chris! It's guys like you that make this site tops!

. - Harold
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rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Harold
Thanks my friend, glad we could start your day off with a bang!
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ShadowofNine said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
COTES
Gezz this is good, man fabulous, production is outstanding, performances the same, (to my ipod it goes) Bravo to you all...I have long been a big fan of Sig's guitar, now that bass Rok just screwed me to the wall, and Steves drums are superb, last but not least my man Sam, proves once again that he is a serious singer and lyricist

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rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
SO9
Thanks, we knew this one wouldn't be for everyone so we appreciate the time you took out to listen. On behalf of all these cats I thank you!
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magnatone said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
COTES
good grief - how did i miss this??? thank god i got here finally - and WOW!! chris, this is about as good as a collab gets - what a bunch of stellar bandmates you have here! sammy's vocals are incredible (as well as his lyrical prowess), shredmund shows his stuff; GREAT percussion by steve and YOU my dear chris absolutely kick ass! thanks for the treat guys!
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rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Hi Karen
These guys truly rock and as i always say, it's great to work with such good friends! Thank you so much for commenting, your support means alot!
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gadzooks said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
COTES
So well produced ... man, killer drummer the other guys aren't too bad either ... Chris, your bass rocks!! ... get down and funky break in the middle ...slappin' and poppin' Love that chorus and the way Steve does the off beat on the bell. This genre of tune fits Sig's style so perfectly and Sammy sure can write ... his singing is tops!
Cheers
SG
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rok41 said 1841 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Stan
Thanks man! That means alot coming from a talented cat like yourself. Steve, did an exceptional job on the drums...and Sig and Sammy shine bright as always!
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jiguma said 1840 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Fantastic production Chris!
What a great rock song - Sammy gives a really interesting and inventive vocal performance, and the band is hot indeed. Really liking the rhythm section (of course!) and especially the way you have mixed the bass level - way too often the bass seems to get lost in the mix here. Sigi rips of course.
Excellent post!!
Neil
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rok41 said 1840 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Neil
Thanks my friend! I too really like Sammy's take on this...I don't know hoe he does it. All the guys did a bang up job as expected. Regarding the mix, I am getting better each time, but it always seems to be a struggle for me. Seven vocal tracks made this one interesting...
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sammydix said 1840 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
7 vocal trks
holy smokes! i forgot i sent you that many! how could you stand it?
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neilh79 said 1840 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
COTES
Wow this rocks, really like the way the heavy drums and bass carry this forward. Awesome guitar work from Sig and great vocal, make this a great tune
rok41 said 1839 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Neil
Much appreciated my friend, thanks for the listen and nice comment!
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papag said 1839 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Full of it
This collaboration is so loaded with riff after riff and a groove that just keeps givin...topped off with some serious vox.

Thanks for the download :)
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rok41 said 1839 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
Papa G
Thanks my friend, glad you enjoyed!
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mvh9591 said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Nice___
You guys sure know how to put it together. Sounds great.

Much enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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rok41 said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Michael
Thanks for the nice words, much appreciated!
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dave_b said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
COTES
Sounds radio ready to me! Great job by this all star band, production sounds fabulous.
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rok41 said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Dave
Thank you my friend, it's good to see you stopping by. Sam, Sig and Steve are all talented cats!
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PatriciaGirl said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Nice shock!
Monster rock collaboration you guys have. I always love to hear when great musicians come together and create this type of energy. And the name COTES is very appropriate. Tremendous sound! Great job yall!!
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rok41 said 1839 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
Hi Patty!
This one had a different but cool synergy about it, lotta fun! As always, thanks so much for the kind words.
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ktb said 1837 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
COTES
Kudo's on an excellent track. Love how you mixed the variations. each verse seem to have a different emphasis on instrumentation. Killer keys Chris. Was that a clav I heard in there?
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rok41 said 1836 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
John
Why yes...umm, that was Clav...not being very consistent on keys, I carefully played an eight bar section, quantized and duplicated...You real keyboardists amaze me how you can play clav so time perfect. Thanks for listening and commenting as always!
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Moviz said 1836 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
Fantastic stuff
Seems the right artists all came at the right time to show this at it's best..... excellent work by all and Sammy really does help this along with those top vocals, cheers M
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rok41 said 1836 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Maurice
Its always great to see you, thanks so much on behalf of the band!
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Soundhound said 1836 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Love the...
Bed track solid groove very real, over all very nicely done by all involved...

Peace....
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rok41 said 1833 days ago (May 22nd, 2012)
Soundhound
As always, thanks for the listen and comment my friend.
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tonestones said 1830 days ago (May 25th, 2012)
Children
This is excellent. Great production. I love the song. It rocks all the way through. Great bass and guitar solos. Really great tune!
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rok41 said 1829 days ago (May 26th, 2012)
Hi Steve
Thanks my friend, it's good to see ya!...glad you enjoyed.
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davisamerica said 1822 days ago (June 2nd, 2012)
chris and company
.... just had to come back and tell you again how insanely good this is... and to snatch a d/l .... killer track
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rok41 said 1821 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
Jack
That's a great compliment and we really appreciate you!!
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Loob said 1821 days ago (June 3rd, 2012)
This is great!
I am not quite sure what it is? Maybe the FX on Sam. Makes it feel like the band is in a different room than him. Not even sure that takes anything away from it, just something I noticed! The instruments are fan freakin tastic! Your buddy on drums (never heard od him) is awesome! The whole thing is awesome. Love the short bass solo! Well constructed. I am not even sure I know what I am saying about the vocals feeling disconnected. I think maybe it feels dry compared to the band? Great stuff!
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rok41 said 1820 days ago (June 4th, 2012)
Freddy
Thanks! You know, it's funny, I struggled for some reason trying to get the vox to sit down in the mix; they either seemed buried or too far out front, so I agree with your observation. I tried adding delay, reverb, doubling...but I just never was satisfied with it. If you have any advice, please share...I am learning on the job as they say and any tidbits of wisdom are much appreciated. Thanks again!
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igorbass said 1789 days ago (July 5th, 2012)
COTES
Great sound!!!!!

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rok41 said 1788 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
Igor
Thanks my friend for dropping in!
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lholden said 1785 days ago (July 9th, 2012)
Cotes
Serious foot tapping going on with this one. Congrats to all on the team! Love it!
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lengold said 1761 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Wonderful...
Pro!
Cheers
Len

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DJShadowkat said 1648 days ago (November 23rd, 2012)
This ROCKS!!!
Love this.

Can I join the band? LOL

Good old rock and roll brings me back to my roots. I really enjoyed this a lot. I'm trying to put my finger on who this reminds me of...

Awesome work, great mix.

DJSK
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rok41 said 1645 days ago (November 25th, 2012)
DJSK
Thanks my friend for the kind words!!
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