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Show of Empty Souls


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gadzooks

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This began with a click track and Kontakt Acoustic Piano ... a made up in the moment thing. Then I used Absynth for all the synth and synth bass sounds , Addictive Drums, my Fender Jazzmaster overdriven, sure 58 for vocals mixed in GB.
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Uploaded: Apr 11, 2013 - 07:48:59 AM
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2013 - 07:48:59 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 09:34:22 PM
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papag said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Soul of souls
This one got me. Listened a couple times to get it all in. I really like your blend of synth and guitar. Your voice has an ache in it that I could feel.

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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Thanks Papag...
Synth work is relatively new for me and I'm enjoying the sounds that come with absynth and I'm enjoying all the incredible sounds. I'm glad you could feel my ache ... making music is my therapy LOL
Cheers
SG
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davisamerica said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
listened to this
and then went on a search. Procol Harem did a song called Too Much Between Us and the vocals always seemed wonderful and honest at the same time. This tune has those qualities and it is indeed a gem to listen to. Great tune Stan. Took a copy.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Procol...
Harem ... I went to you tube and checked out that song ... I've forgotten how wonderful of a band they were. I remember hearing whiter Shade of Pale for the first time and how it affected me ... I think that tune made me fall in love with the B3 sound. Comparing some of this tunes qualities to PH is a great compliment ... now I want to go back and get reacquainted with Procal Harem.
Thanks Jack!
Cheers
SG
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Narad said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Show of Empty Souls
Excellent stuff with empty souls. Take a bow ! :)
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Oh Harald...
You are too kind!
Cheers
SG
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richard13 said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Zowie!
This is quite different for you Stan, I think. It reminds me a little of something too but I'm not sure what (Bowie?). I love papag's saying that your voice has an ache in it: it's almost palpable. Good stuff: hope your feeling better soon.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Hi Richard...
I never realized how the ache comes out in this tune but now two people have mentioned it and I guess I'm so immersed in my own ache that I don't realize I'm aching..... yes, I can see why you would say Bowie.
Thanks very much Richard for listening and for your comments.
Cheers
SG
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Moviz said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
I can hear
a kind of Beatles thing going on here Stan and I love this transition of yours into the world of Synth of late.... this is wonderfully classic...... could be from a film couldn't it...... vocal mix is great...... love it love it and the lyrics (post them at the other place plz LOL), regards M
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Thanks...
Maurice ... I have been enjoying exploring the whole synth thing ... it's like free inspiration ... something new. A film ... wouldn't that be nice! I can hear the Beatle thing especially in the chorus ... maybe Lennon? I think we are all influenced subconsciously by what we've heard in our past and that's a good thingAnd yes I will post them at the (other place) LOL.
Thanks again maurice .... really enjoyed your new song ... now if I could just afford to go to Paris...
Cheers
SG
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Skean said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
The artist
With the pencil or the cool voice and fabulous music making, you're a true musician something I never come to be, I'm just glad to be part of all joy Macjams giving me, and you are one of the reason to be here, peace.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Ah Kenta...
You are too kind my friend ... thank you for being there!
Cheers
SG
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lavalamp said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
refreshing
Really like the structure of this song. Lennon/ Bowie-ish. A little Neil Young delivery.
Nice stuff.

LL
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Thanks...
For the comment and I do see/hear the Lennon/Bowie ... two great musicians...even slightly compared too is a compliment... thanks for listening.
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Show of empty souls
Seductive backing. Pain in both the voice and the wailing guitar. Snappy drums and pounding bass. Interesting lyrics - where did they come from, Stan? I like the synth sounds. Masterful recording and mix. Always a delight to listen to your work (which I've downloaded, with thanks, for my SG collection)!
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Hi Philip...
Thanks for your insightful comments ... I have been delving into the synth sounds lately. I never imagined going that way as guitar has always been my interest but the discovery of new sounds takes my songwriting to new places and I think that's good ... for me anyways. The lyrics I wrote yesterday quite spontaneously after all the music was recorded and mixed ... I kind of made them up as I sang to the recorded track ... stopping and starting, writing bits down, then singing them. I finished all the vocals last night then fine mixed everything this morning. Thanks again for always listening and giving honest comments Philip.
Cheers
SG
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Char said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Stunning
in its poignancy. You were in the right pew and in the right chapel at the moment of inspiration. That's intense. Thanks.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Thanks
... so much Char! Intense is a good compliment.
Cheers
SG
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rok41 said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Empty Souls
Hey Stan, for something "made up in the moment" this turned out nice. Vocally it reminds me a bit of Petty in places, and the pace is really nice. Piano, Synth work is nice and of course the guitar work is always golden. Nice post, RoK
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Hi Chris...
Thanks for dropping in to listen to my self indulgence ... I can see why Petty comes to mind. We are definitely influenced subconsciously from the music in our pasts ... the trick is to create something new with it ... The piano was made up in the moment but the rest took a bit more time LOL. Thanks again for your comments. It always means a lot coming from someone you respect.
Cheers
SG
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alackbass said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Show of Empty Souls
I'm hearing the same Procol Harem vibe Jack heard. Impressive arrangement. You always produce such great sounding mixes.
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for dropping by and for your support.
Cheers
SG
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alackbass said 1439 days ago (April 16th, 2013)
Deserved a fan!
I thought I had when I commented! I did now!
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Daugrin said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Empty Stage
Perfection... Allow me, the expectations fried.

Daug
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gadzooks said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Hi Daug...
Thanks for dropping by .... the expectations fried ?.... you got me there.
Cheers
SG
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Vic Holman said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
empty souls
exceptional song stan. very stylish in a bowie way. you threw in some cool experimental elements here that really add a nice aural touch. a masterpiece in my way of thinking
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gadzooks said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Hi Vic
Thanks man ... it means a lot coming from you.
Cheers
SG
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magnatone said 1444 days ago (April 11th, 2013)
Show of Empty Souls
stan, you just continually blow my mind!
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Garni said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Show of Empty Souls
Love the way you merge the piano, synth sounds together. Nice bass work, you get some nice bottom end things happening there. Great lyrics and vocals. Overall quality work Stan!

G-)
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Symphony101 said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Very nice song
I really loved it. Dropping by your page is never a disappointment, awesome works Stan
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PeterB7858 said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Show of Empty Souls
The Kontakt Piano works really well, Stan. So do the synths. You have done a fine job with the vocal effects, too. One of your most vocal driven songs, I think. Like it. A lot. The lyrics seem, to me, to be quite self-reflective. You are an inspirational artist, on many levels. Thanks for sharing with us at MJ. Kind regards, Peter.
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bud said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Wow Stan
love the arrangement. Great use of the Absynth. Very T-Rex/Bowie with a hint of GnR. Cool track.
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Loob said 1443 days ago (April 12th, 2013)
Love the synth Stan
Vox seem to be just a tad under the mix. In places anyhow. Good dynamics. Maybe that's why huh? Good stuff!
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mystrag said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Souls
Very powerful chorus with nice synth and guitar playing. But the thing I envy the most is your vocal. This one's a keeper. Nice job, Stan!
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egobandit said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Absynth
I need to check it out, another finely tuned and mixed song, reminds me of Styxs, would like to see the lyris to this very heart felt singing like how the guitar follows along! great song! btw great art work
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oldlibmike said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Great sound all around
Very nice piece. Every sound has its space and mixes well. I usually hear Absynth in wild weird patches, but here its subdued and quite beautiful in the mix with everything else.
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tokai said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Stan da man
does it again. You put us to shame with your musical abilities. All this music you make must you a happy man. Guitars sound real cool.
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Trillian said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
I LIKE!
Reminds me of several songs just out of reach of my memory to name... and I'll probably misquote him, but didn't Will Shakespeare say something to the effect, "All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players...... We fret our hour upon the stage all sound and fury signifying nothing." Yes, a human soul's life span is short in the big scheme of the universe's concept of time, and although every human soul's contributions may not be uttered 100 years from then upon other mens tongues as infinitely significant, yet all our contributions in small ways influence future generations by inspiring our own faith, hope and love (and creativity) in those whom we have loved in our time here on earth. So, pass it on. Souls are neither empty or full but what we choose to make of the one God gave to each and every one of us. What gifts! ~ Life!, and the power to choose for ourselves our own destiny ~ kind of an awesome responsibility all this freedom to BE and to learn and to contribute in even small meaningful ways. .... Enough belly button lint ;~)P lol I really enjoyed your song Mr. Gadzooks, and you have a very nice singing voice. : )
gadzooks said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Wow!!!
Thank you for that .... and please, feel free to continue at any time with more belly button lint!
Life! is a gift, and yes, the power to choose for ourselves our own destiny .....
Cheers
SG
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spitlogic said 1442 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
Nice
A mix of Queen and Prince I'm hearing here. I like the transitions and the structure of the jam. Nice work.
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Fire_Angel said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Fabulous.
Reminds me of some Beatles stuff, but also of Pink Floyd in places. Guitar playing is refined and smooth, it's worth listening just to hear that, even without the rest, and the rest is good.
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KCsGROOVE said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
show
Stan, another listen ...
Man, a great song
is this a different mix, it is as if I hear a lot more.. Your vocals shine!
Very cool chords
KC
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VicDiesel said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Is it real or is is Kontakt?
I like the song, I like your vocals and guitar work, but the drums should probably have been real, and that piano at 4:30? No really......
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gadzooks said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
Hi Vic
I appreciate your honesty ... 4:30 piano not at all or is it a bit harsh? I questioned it myself.
Thanks for the listen.
SG
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VicDiesel said 1441 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
4:30
I hate to be too honest, but that piano was, eh, far from subtle.
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jiguma said 1440 days ago (April 15th, 2013)
Lovely sound Stan
Very interesting song for a quickie!! For some reason this reminds me of Peter Greenstone's stuff. Love the guitarwork and the vocal works well for me. I agree with Vic about the drums, but only from the point of view of making a good song better.
Very nice post indeed.
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FEEL said 1440 days ago (April 15th, 2013)
Nice intro
Love the vocal melody, has a bit of a Tom Petty/Neil Young feel to it. Digging the chord progression and the guitar adds a nice touch, not too much but just enough. Current sounding, nice choice of keys, Enjoyed!
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DWL said 1440 days ago (April 15th, 2013)
Made up in the moment?
You amaze me Stan.

I couldn't get this quality in a year.

Great writing and great performance.

Cheers

Dick
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Les_Kloo said 1439 days ago (April 16th, 2013)
Empty souls
Yes, this is the kind of thing you should be doing. Oh ... wait ... no ... scratch that. Everything you do comes out good. You should keep doing ... ummm ... everything. This one is full of emotional power. Compelling. I hope you don't mind if I add my little avatar to the MJ numbers game.
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Bob Rodgers said 1439 days ago (April 16th, 2013)
To
hear that this lovely song was made up in a moment is very impressive and what a great performance!
I love the lyrics and such a great mix of synth and guitars.
You always sing great vocals Stan, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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michaeljayklein said 1438 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Your music should be in everybody's homes...
...Stan, I wish I could wave an enchanted wand and make that happen because I feel sorry for the folks that may never get to hear your music. Man, this was simply beyond words--I'm always stumped to describe the feelings I get when I hear pieces like this from you; then again, feelings are rather difficult to put in words, it's what I like about good music and what turned me onto it in the first place! I hear "amazing" used as an adjective quite often but in this case, it's used correctly and deservedly. LOVED IT!!!!!
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MartinD28 said 1438 days ago (April 17th, 2013)
Wonderful music making
Very engaging piece. "A made up in the moment thing" seems to behind so many great songs. Nothing can beat inspiration that is then carefully and professionally communicated. Wonderful job!
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apb said 1437 days ago (April 18th, 2013)
Engaging
quite a blend as mentioned: Beatlish but more Bowie, some Tom Petty/Roy Orb- altogther, Stan. Inspired piece. Well deserving of attention.
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TvRicky said 1432 days ago (April 23rd, 2013)
Wow..Stan
Man what a leap in sound...I hear your production skills as well as your wonderful musical talent my friend..Blown by the mix and feel you have here Gads. I think my new monitors are bringing a bit more bottom and feel to the groove...Slick piece baby...You are the Man!

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Franciscus_Henri said 1431 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
souls
I've performed for over three decades and I swear. I've been where this song is!
TobinMueller said 1431 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Fabulous build
I had no idea, from the opening, that the song would build to where it ascended, nor grab me with the magnetic emotions that it did. Most excellent track. Wow. Most excellent! Extremely dramatic. The juxtaposition of incongruous sounds made this a fab concept piece, as well. Wow.
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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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