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vocoder on tiger mountain (w/michael 2)


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particledots

 Genre: Electropop

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I made a series of video portraits last year that were recently shown in a gallery here in AZ. As part of the exhibition, I had to create an artifact to sell. I created a small box set of the portraits that contained a 'making of' DVD. One of the challenges in doing this was creating a soundtrack to accompany the mini documentary. I was completely tapped out creatively and unable to engage with the music part of the project. Michael graciously offered his help with this and produced a number of beautiful small ambient, electronic pieces which he allowed me to use in the project.

One of the pieces is what you hear here, except the original version was much much sparser and without vocals. We decided to return to this recently and build it up a bit. Michael did all of the music for this and also the main vocals. I was going to do some vocals along the line of eno's taking tiger mountain, but Michael had a better idea to do a Bowie-like refrain (ala zane, zane, zane from 'all the madmen' - at least thats how interpreted the idea)

So i added a few layers of my voice to michaels vocal layers, a bit of particledots bass and some fake acoustic guitar

Thank you Michael for all the help you gave me with the staring down andy project
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Uploaded: May 13, 2012 - 01:17:34 AM
Last Updated: May 13, 2012 - 01:17:34 AM Last Played: Nov 22, 2016 - 11:17:07 PM
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Doug Somers said 1812 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
The Man Who Sold the DVD
I get the Bowie reference and it works wonderfully with how you've woven your contributions into your own take as this piece evolved. I'm sure that many who look at the making of DVD will be pleased that they are not only getting the portraits but also some first class audio to go with it. Nicely done you two!

Doug
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
The Man Who Sold the DVD
indeed
thank you doug
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carbon said 1811 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
vocoder
terrific. loving that punchy bass and m2 voice is a perfect match for the feel of this song. the build-up during the last third is great. thank you for the download.
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
carbon
great name - thank you for the comment
i thought michaels idea for the vocal build up was great too and i am glad it went the way it did
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michael2 said 1811 days ago (May 13th, 2012)
bryn
this sounds great. totally forgot that you were working on this one. I love how you brought all of the pieces together (much more abbreviated than my version). i have to remember to get a copy of the audio we did for your project. I have all of the Logic files, but I forgot to make copies of the mixes for the archives (something I generally do forget). great job my friend.
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
thank you michael
if it wasnt for you, the video project probably would have been mute...you did a great job
i will try to pull all the files you sent together and drop in the pod
perhaps we should string them all together into one continuous track and upload to here...nice themeatic collection of tunes....
what ya think?
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michael2 said 1804 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
yup
that sounds like a great idea

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tempie said 1810 days ago (May 14th, 2012)
Beautiful
It reminds me of the future and the past at the same time. Love it.
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
past snapshots made with future cameras
i have considered this concept for a number of years
i like how you encapsulate it here in your comment
thank you
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davisamerica said 1809 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
heroes and villains ....
...... downloaded. This is terrific.
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
terrific download
thanks jack
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Vic Holman said 1809 days ago (May 15th, 2012)
tigers
very cool bryn & michael... i like how this goes and some great layering

congates on the exhibit project..... that would take a lot out of me as well
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
great layering
thanks vic...perhaps we should post the original that was used in the project to give an idea of how many layers were added and how it basically changed the piece from music to accompany images into a more traditional song-like structure
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gadzooks said 1808 days ago (May 16th, 2012)
vocoder on tiger mountain
This is real creative stuff. Love that bass ... just a real nice melody and an excellent production. You and Michael make a good team.
I don't download a lot but this one is for my commute home ...
Cheers
SG
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
real nice melody
yes...michael has a special talent for doing this
i never cease to be blown away by the melodies and lyrics he comes up with
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jiguma said 1807 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
Tempie said it!
Yesterdays and tomorrows in a song - very cool Bryn and Michael.

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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
yesterday and tomorrow
absolutely

thank you neil
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egobandit said 1806 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
50's electro
Thought I left a comment, such a mix of textures and vox and the bass line is like sticky rice love when you guys get together!
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
50s electro
i love that description
thank you ego...
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magnatone said 1806 days ago (May 18th, 2012)
tiger mountain
lord, you two have such magical synergy. words escape me - i love every second of this song. the harmonies are SO cool and all the various effects and treatments just kind of blow my alleged mind. i'm so happy to see you guys posting together, and thanks for this awesome D/L. i would so love an extended version - any thoughts of doing something like that?
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particledots said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
thanks karen
no, i doubt very much there will be a longer version unless michael can take the bull by the horns
its always great fun and a pleasure to work with michael on music projects
he certainly saved my bacon by helping with the sound track he made for my little video doc...perhaps i should try to persuade him to post all the music he did for it as a little mini album...just the way they sounded in the video project
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magnatone said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
that
is a fabulous idea!!!
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shavingronaldscar said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Slick!
I think Ego nailed it. '50s electro. You've got mad talent, guys!
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alackbass said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
vocoder on tiger mountain (w/michael 2)
Such a great tune with a charming melody and Michael's instantly recognizable voice. A really interesting and beautiful arrangement. Downloaded!
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Char said 1805 days ago (May 19th, 2012)
Sometimes
I think the two of you came from the future. This sounds so otherworldly. You constantly surprise and delight. Quite a trip. Thanks.
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Lennon714 said 1539 days ago (February 10th, 2013)
It's crazy
what I miss. This is truly beautiful. The soundtrack to losing hope. Sound quality is so crisp. Fantastic. DL
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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