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A multipart prog tune starting with ominous stuff, linking stuff, then ending stuff with a slightly optimistic tone. The precursor to "Long, Long Way", if you want to go back to my last MJ outing. Drummer David McNair is here in spirit via a sampled loop, so it's a genuine TRSP effort. Sort of.
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Lyrics
Neutron Lyrics

Where did it go?
How could we know?
High became low
And the world turned upside down.

Day in, day out
Within and without
We were sold out
And the world turned upside down

Hey ho, here we go
With the certainty of doubt
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Comments: 24
Fans: 19
Plays: 50
Downloads: 6
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2016 - 01:45:11 PM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016 - 01:45:11 PM Last Played: Nov 17, 2016 - 04:06:45 PM
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Hardware:
Yamaha and Ovation guitars. Yamaha drums.
Software:
GB 11 or 12. Not sure.
Comments
Philip18 said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Neutron
Big opening! Your description of ominous, linking, then more optimistic progression makes sense. Bit of a John Lennon tone to the vocal. Impressive mix! Good one, Graham.
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grah3am said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Yay! I'm John Lennon.
I worked REALLY hard on the vocals. Even I was surprised when they sounded okay. Thanks for the listen, Philip. It's always appreciated.
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sammydix said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Glad
I had the pleasure of hearing this early on up to the finished product. Turned out to be an awesome, open mix. Those acoustics are my favorite parts.
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grah3am said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Most supportive guy
Thanks, Sam. You have kept me buoyant with your positive input for a long time now. Very little compression on the mix, and I did some twiddling on the acoustics, so good job on spotting that. I'm off to listen to We Are Calling. The last one was a corker.
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smokey bacon jnr said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
broke my headphones
That opening played havoc with my Sennheisers!! I may have to sue. Nice work. I like the Yes like second section, shades of Close to the Edge. Great.

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grah3am said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Oops!
I checked it on various speaker possibilities before posting. Is there serious clipping/cracking? If so, please let me know. I don't want to break people's stereos. Also, thank you for listening as far as part two!
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smokey bacon jnr said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
no clipping
The production is fine, it's just loud!!
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grah3am said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Thank Melda
Free, and rather excellent, plugins have enabled much loudness in this house. Thanks for the feedback.
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FEEL said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Cool tune
I like the dark feel to it. Great sounds and a enjoyable listen.
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grah3am said 314 days ago (March 13th, 2016)
Starts dark, ends tentative
Thanks for listening. I wrote this on an acoustic guitar. The darkness arrived of its own volition.
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PeterB7858 said 313 days ago (March 14th, 2016)
Neutron
Ominous opening leads to some lyrical acoustic work with Floyd overtones. Agree with the Lennon reference. Really interesting project. Thanks.
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grah3am said 313 days ago (March 14th, 2016)
I had expert help.
Sam mapped out the vocals. The disembodied electronic McNair punctuated it. Then I got possessed by John Lennon, and ate all the chocolate digestives. And blamed Yoko. Cheers, Peter.
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BigFinish said 313 days ago (March 14th, 2016)
Wow and Wow!
Always love your post but this is incredible! Guitar work is stellar and Vox rocks. Listening on iPhone now .... Downloaded later.
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grah3am said 312 days ago (March 15th, 2016)
Cheers
Thanks for the encouragement. I now have three songs in a "Travelling" sequence, and need to create a couple more.
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KCsGROOVE said 312 days ago (March 15th, 2016)
neutron
this is really good music
dark opening and then a lighter tone, cool guitars
love the vocals
good one!
KC
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grah3am said 312 days ago (March 15th, 2016)
Thank You, KC
I dig your new one too.
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egobandit said 312 days ago (March 15th, 2016)
lots of stuff
cool stuff I like the parts and the way you link everything gives good balance , I like how the instruments are stacked onto of each other in this, each one coming in and dominating each other until the lyrics great song!
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grah3am said 311 days ago (March 16th, 2016)
Storytime
I like a good narrative in a song, even if I usually ignore the Verse/chorus/middle 8 - type structure. Thank you for listening, Mr Bandit.
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DWL said 309 days ago (March 18th, 2016)
Threw me off a little
I never knew where it was going to go!

An interesting concept piece. Very prog rock (as you noted!)

A bit Dukes of Stratosphear as well.

No bad thing at all!

Cheers

Dick

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grah3am said 309 days ago (March 18th, 2016)
The Dukes
Any comparison with XTC is music to my ears. Cheers, Dick.
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rok41 said 308 days ago (March 19th, 2016)
Neutron
Thoughtfully written performed and produced - I love this kind of stuff - Porcupine Tree feel in places.
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grah3am said 308 days ago (March 19th, 2016)
Ta, Chris
Any comparison with Porcupine Tree suits me just fine.
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Doug Somers said 308 days ago (March 19th, 2016)
Fine prog
Loving the variety you've put in, the changeups, well, the whole thing really. The song part, vocals and lyrics are perfect to match the sense of the whole whilst providing a new twist. I was going to say my only nit was that it was too short given all of the creative goodness you were providing, but since you say that this is the precursor to Long, Long Way I will go have a listen to it. Cheers Graham!
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grah3am said 308 days ago (March 19th, 2016)
Not done yet
I hope to use this, Long Long Way, Terra Nova and a percussive bridge to make an LP side of music on the topic of going to a strange new place. Thanks very much for checking out Long Long Way. I think Terra Nova is worth a trip too.
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