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Sonnet 138: Industrial / When My Love Swears (Dadai, rschletty, mungo)


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This is quite a departure from Postludes Trio's past sonnet songs. Here is the second of three different versions of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138. The process started about three months ago with a simple double bass loop in the key of Cmaj and Jack and Rich both doing free-form vocal tests. We let it vegetate for a while, then decided to lower the key two full steps to Amaj. Rich sent Jack the transposed double bass loop and Jack laid down a soulful vocal track on his lunch break. Mungo accepted our invitation to help fortify the musical landscape. Richard and he put a bunch of hours into this project. So much so that it resulted in a trilogy of stylings.

Richard's comments: "Our collaboration on Sonnet 138 throws the door wide open to a myriad of ways to interpret Shakespeare's immortal words. Jack laid down an excellent vocal track that is proving to be adaptable to various treatments. Our sonnet styling up to this point had been too narrow (i.e. in the folk and soft rock/adult genres). This instrumental track is entirely mungo's own. I merely balanced out the vocals and industrial soundbed in Logic Express."

Bill's comments: "I was flattered to take part in this collaboration and enjoyed very much adding in my synthetic atmospherics."

Jack's comments: "Mungo and rschletty took my fairly unremarkable vox and applied their creativity to come up with Gothic Rock, Industrial and Jazz versions of Shakespeare's Sonnet 138. We are uploading the three versions on three consecutive days (to minimize song overload)."

VERSION 1: ALTERNATIVE/INDIE ROCK - http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=10114
VERSION 2: INDUSTRIAL - this song page
VERSION 3: JAZZ - http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=10181

Related pieces:
- A "clean" mix of Jazz version (no chatter or coughing): http://www.schletty.com/music/WMLS(S138)-Jazz-nochatter.mp3
- S138 Study, by rschletty: http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=9693 (an early study by Rich in Cmaj)
- Ghost of 138, by mungo: http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=10223
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Lyrics
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When my love swears that she is made of truth,
I do believe her, though I know she lies,
That she might think me some untutor'd youth,
Unskilful in the world's false forgeries.
Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
Although I know my years be past the best,
I smiling credit her false-speaking tongue,
Outfacing faults in love with love's ill rest.
But wherefore says my love that she is young?
And wherefore say not I that I am old?
O, love's best habit is a soothing tongue,
And age, in love, loves not to have years told.
Therefore I'll lie with love, and love with me,
Since that our faults in love thus smother'd be.

-The Passionate Pilgrim (1599), William Shakespeare
Song Stats
Hits: 5102
Comments: 22
Fans: 2
Plays: 310
Downloads: 209
Votes: 14
Uploaded: May 18, 2005 - 10:06:18 PM
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2005 - 08:10:36 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 11:38:38 AM
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Hardware:
mungo: PSR-275, UA-25, iMac G5
dadai: Shure 57 mic, iBook g3, M-Audio Mobile-Pre
rschletty: G4/500MHz
Software:
GB1, GB2, Logic Express, iTunes (MP3 at 192 kbps)
Comments
said 5142 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Mungo's baby....
The musical landscape in this version is all Mungo's
creation. Totally unique. Thanks Bill!

Jack
said 5142 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Mungo's baby....
This one grows on you like Terminator's self-regenerating forearm. Great
job, mungo.
said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Mungo's baby....
Thanks, guys. I had fun with this - and I couldn't have done it without Jack's
vocals, Richard's bass track and the encouragement of both of you.

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Mungo
chikoppi said 5142 days ago (May 18th, 2005)
Light my fire
Is it just me, or did anyone else feel the shade of Jim
Morrison standing over their shoulder while listening to
this? Nice example of how music can texture the context
of the lyrics. What began as moderately flowery verse
became sad and slightly sinister. When is the country
rendition due for release?
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said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Light my fire
We will begin work on the country version as soon as Johnny Cash's agent
agrees to terms to have him return and appear from the great beyond and
stand over our shoulders. They're demanding top billing : )
Thanks for listening, Chikoppi.

Jack

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Making melody with your heart...
_nderscore said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
mungomania
lovin the grindy 'soundscrape'. that repeating bass loop is
driving me crazy, tho. i think it would be better to remove it
altogether to make this sound even more brutal-maybe even
mess with the vox a bit as well. regardless, the sounds on
this are top notch! DL'd
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said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
mungomania
Thank you for your comments!

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Mungo
Rebsie said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Edgy
Very different from the previous one ... much darker.
Gives it a very different feel, far more edgy and
sinister.

Extremely original and well done. Great soundscape,
Mungo!
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said 5142 days ago (May 19th, 2005)
Edgy
Thank you, Rebsie

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Mungo
PO said 5141 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Very original
I like all three. Don't know wich one most, all different
qualities. Very nice..
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said 5140 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Very original
Thanks. MO. I'm glad you like all three.
said 5140 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Very original
I mean PO :-)
Anonymous said 5138 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
good accompaniment!
the background accompaniment is excellent ... i wish
voice have different effects to match ... because this track
can be truly innovative with "out there" vox ...
said 5138 days ago (May 23rd, 2005)
good accompaniment!
I agree with your idea that the vox should possibly have some
effects, placing it more in line with the industial take of the
soundscape. It is an edgy take of the sonnet, so why not more
edgy on the vocal. Good call. Thanks for listening and for the
comments.

Jack

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Making melody with your heart...
said 5137 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
good accompaniment!
But, still we must ask, "What would Elvis do?"
Warren Smith said 5137 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
a blast furnace of industrial creativity
Sounds like a psychotic Andrew Carnegie!
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said 5136 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
a blast furnace of industrial creativity
That's right! You win this round. We'll be right back after these industrial
PSAs.
said 5099 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
a blast furnace of industrial creativity
Now there's an idea for a song .... thanks!

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Mungo
said 4640 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
PSA or PCB?
Or, "We'll be right back after these industrial PCBs."

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http://www.schletty.com/song
DOCTORBIZARRE said 4640 days ago (October 2nd, 2006)
COOL SOUNDBED
That was deep guys! Nice haunting track!
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mfwmiles said 1817 days ago (June 26th, 2014)
Jim Morrison Sings Shakespeare
you have created such an amazing mood with this...just wonderful.
Check out my latest song called The Strange Cafe (Ennead #9)
RichardSchletty said 1415 days ago (August 1st, 2015)
Jim Morrison Sings Shakespeare
Thanks. mfwmiles!
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Artist Info
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Name: Jack Miller, Richard Schletty, etc.
Location: Santa Braul Calisota USA
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Our collaboration was born at MacJams.com. Founding members of Postludes Trio: Jack Miller (MJ username: Dadai.2) hails from CA. Rich Schletty (MJ username: RichardSchletty) has a very permanent residence in St. Paul, MN. Mike Lavoie (MJ us... [see more]

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Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of electronic and experimental music. First used in the mid 1970s to describe the then-unique sound of Industrial Records artists, a wide variety of artists and labels have since come

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