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A prog mantlepiece.
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Ghost in the Machine (lyrics by Graham Exton and Sam Dixon)

Let me introduce you to the ghost in the machine
If you don’t know what I mean , take a look behind the screen

The syncopated shadow of every LCD
Is just trying to be free of the cyber lock and key


Final movement
Fatal shutdown

We live in a haunted machine
We give to the haunted machine

You're not there, you're not here, you're nowhere, disappear....RANce....Rance....rance....

We live in a haunted machine
We give to the haunted machine

Finally, you’ll cross that bridge
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Uploaded: Jun 21, 2017 - 03:02:25 PM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 - 10:48:16 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 07:30:28 PM
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paul f. page said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
It's alive!
No need for a lyric. The narrative story comes through with the music, though your "lyrics" help put this into context. Percussion/bass are particularly strong on this track and really keep the piece together with a sure and precise sense of rhythm. Many nice things going on in inner voices of your orchestration, too. Very inventive idea and your realization of it is clever and right on the money.
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grah3am said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Thank you, Paul
It was written on my Yamaha bass, apart from the middle section, which is all Ovation. The tick tock nature of the music inspired both myself and Sammy to write about machinery and computers. I'm glad that came out in the music.
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sammydix said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Turned
out just fine, Graham. I like what Tom did to my voice when I came in halfway through. Nice n airy--and ghostly. I liked how the ending segued as well. Wish I could have sang more, but next time...
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grah3am said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Yep
The whole thing reminds me of Yes somehow.
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grah3am said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Stuff I left out
Our internet is terribly slow, and I had many attempts to upload this. The one that got through omitted co - creators Sam Dixon (voice and lyrics), David McNair (drums, percussion) and mixmaster Tom Hellsten. The song wouldn't be the same without their contributions.
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Philip18 said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Ghost in the Machine
I like the different guitar tones that you use in this. Impressive arrangement - interesting variety in what's going on. It's good, Graham!
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grah3am said 154 days ago (June 23rd, 2017)
It was a convoluted process
There's more or less straight Ovation on the acoustic sections. The rest is all a Yamaha using one or two tones on a Zoom effects box, tuned down a tone to make bends easier. Thanks for listening, Philip.
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Fire_Angel said 155 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Blew me away.
From the start to the perfect ending it held my attention, and that's not easy at the moment because my concentration is often poor. So much work went into this and none of it wasted, lots of detail, lots of different sounds from the guitar, lots of rhythmic content. Lets go gently at the end, leaving you wanting more.
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grah3am said 154 days ago (June 23rd, 2017)
You're right.
Thanks for the kind words. It did indeed take a lot of effort. 23 tracks on my computer - I had to split it into two Garageband files to finish them all. The song was born around the time of Hurricane Matthew and subsequently stalled and I forgot about it. Lots of mishaps and gremlins were involved, so the title says a lot about the creation process.
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FEEL said 154 days ago (June 23rd, 2017)
love the progressiveness
nice vocals. the progression is impressive. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
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grah3am said 154 days ago (June 23rd, 2017)
Ta muchly
I think I've commented on the "difficult" nature of the recording elsewhere.
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H3nry said 154 days ago (June 23rd, 2017)
Yes indeed
Prog never diode, it still ticks in the old haunts. Nice production. Despite the complex arrangement, it never gets muddy. Done in Garage Band? Impressive!
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grah3am said 153 days ago (June 24th, 2017)
GB and the rest
My stems are GB, Sam's are Reaper, David's are Logic. Tom mixes using Harrison Mixbus then masters using Studio One. I'm gradually moving to Mixbus, but GB is so familiar I use it when inspiration hits me. Thanks for the kind words, H3nry (fellow Lehrer fan?)
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PeterB7858 said 154 days ago (June 24th, 2017)
Ghost in the Machine
Multi-faceted prog goodness. Fine collab. It has complexity and clarity at the same time. Not easy to do. The vocal harmonies and layering work very well. Classic prog arrangement that is strongly supported by the instrumental skill on display. Drums are integral. Kudos to all. Thanks.
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grah3am said 153 days ago (June 24th, 2017)
Cheers, Peter
It was a tricky blighter, but we got there in the end.
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Name: Graham Exton
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One - time British comic strip writer, now full - time teacher in the Bahamas. I've been waiting patiently for Apple to come up with Garageband since I had to abandon my Portastudio in the UK. ... [see more]

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Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other "progressive" genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early

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