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Dominus Proboscis (w/ Richard Schletty)



 Genre: Electropop

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Featuring, quite spectacularly, the vocals of rschletty.

Lyrics ©2006 Richard Schletty. Music ©2006 E. Zamorano.

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Dominus Proboscis

His large nose
senses no mystical realm,
no god,
no hope,
no aroma of love.

With dulled senses
he stumbles
'cross small divides,
never seizing the day,
never reaching for stars.

He cannot adjust
his lifelong habits
to forestall disaster.
The assailant can surely
snatch away all.

His attitude stinks.
His muscles are atrophied.
His mind is anemic.
He is unable and unwilling
to embrace his neighbors.

He is an automaton
who spins out his days
in grief,
in despair,

He is an easy mark,
a sitting duck,
to be bagged and diced,
skewered and fried,
consumed and regurgitated.

Lord, help the man!

Does a mother weep?
Does a beggar sleep?
Is the child frail
from a lack of ale?

Are your nails too long
to play this song?
Do the wicked win
or do they lose with Satan?

©2006 Richard Schletty
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Comments: 21
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Plays: 483
Downloads: 115
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Oct 29, 2006 - 02:30:57 PM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2008 - 01:25:59 PM Last Played: Jul 04, 2019 - 02:31:13 AM
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said 4643 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
is a perfect platform for Richard to do this thing he does so well. Great collaboration gents.

. - Harold
EZamor said 4626 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
thanks, yes, schletty did an amazing job. he should also be credited for arranging this shorter edit.
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said 4643 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
good collab
strange to hear schletty singing to this kind of music well done nothing negative to say here
said 4643 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
Strange but true
You ain't heard nothing yet. This was no stretch for me. I am glad I stumbled across such a nice playbed for my hard thoughts. Thanks, EZamor! Let's go.

EZamor said 4626 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
richard's vox
yes, judging from his available catalog, schletty is an incredibly diverse talent indeed!
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said 4642 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
BTW, I know I am pronouncing the Latin "proboscis" incorrectly but "pro-bah-skis" doesn't flow as nicely as "pro-boh-shees". My apologies to Sr. Pacifica. Proboscis means feeding tube or snout and is sometimes used to describe an extreme nose on a person. The phrase "Dominus Proboscis" is a silly play on words: i.e. "Lord Nose" which sounds like "Lord Knows". My apologies to Sr. Ballistica.

said 4642 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
Great collab!
Wow Rich! Sounds like you're channeling Jim Morrison in places. Excellent vox! Excellent music! Excellent play on words! I think I like this one! (God knows).

Be well!

Vic Holman said 4642 days ago (October 29th, 2006)
sticking my nose in
a blow away track. (yes, pun intended) really takes me to david bowies, low & heroes period. excellent.
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alexweiler said 4642 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Great masterpiece ...
... that works perfect with Richard Schletty's vocals.
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said 4642 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
pairing up
Thanks, Alex. So, I didn't go overboard? With EZ's original soundtrack, some people said it was lulling theme into a deep meditative state. I guess I felt the need to wake them up - a supercharged salt spray over a deep, broiling ocean. This was a lot of fun. Thanks for listening, everyone.

drakonis said 4642 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
WICKED-SICK, as my daughter would say...
which seems to mean "Great, wonderful" these days (I feel the tectonic upheaval of the generation gap!) EZ's music did turn out to be a great backdrop for this, good raw powerful music... I still think there should be a little more bass in there (the drums still feel a little thin.) Since Richard's singing is a little higher than usual, adding some ethnic-ish bass percussion (udu?) or boosting the bassiness of the bass synth a little wouldn't hurt. But Richard did a super job of fitting great lyrics into this piece, and I loved the Latent Latin play on words. For some reason, the fun quirkiness of Richard's singing reminded me ever so slightly of our dear MIA Troy. And the lyrics reminded me a bit of the Dwarves at the end of the "Narnia" books. Very well done, you two!
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said 4642 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
Eduard speaks
Yes sir, your words are music to our ears. We appreciate your thoughts and comparisons. Troy-like? I guess that's not a bad thing. We'll take that.

EZamor said 4626 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
drakonis mix?
schletty sent me his a capella vox track for this (which could very well stand on its own), and i've been wanted to revise my backing track to come up with a final mix. but if you're interested, drak, we could send you the files to remix? let me know.
Check out my latest song called Chrysta Bell - The Truth Is [EZamor Mix]
FEEL said 4641 days ago (October 30th, 2006)
I think the man will try anything
Richard... I think you'll try anything... very diverse... I'm really impressed with the controlled scream... really! EZ... nice bed to lay those vocals down on. Thanks for sharing

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ktb said 4641 days ago (October 31st, 2006)
loved it
First great job on the music, it was a nice stew of theatre, ambient, & electro pop. The string pads and the mallet on pipe sounds blended nicely.

Mr. Schletty - you are amazing. I see below its no strecth and I am a believer. You tackle all different styles with such finesse. loved the scream :-)
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said 4640 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
Karma Oxidation
Thanks, Karma. Glad you like what we did.

EZamor said 4626 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
thanks to all.
thanks for the nice comments, everyone. i truly think schletty's vocals shine on this one--that scream still blows me away! i've been meaning to come up with a version that might compliment the vocals a little better, but i haven't had a chance to get around to doing it.
Check out my latest song called Chrysta Bell - The Truth Is [EZamor Mix]
said 4521 days ago (February 27th, 2007)
Thanks, EZ. This was a fun outing. Anytime you want to send me another track, please do so -- I like your music style.

said 4494 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
i like it! it has a "creepy" feel to it. i like the way the vocals are done. very tasty tune!
peacepiano said 2719 days ago (February 4th, 2012)
Not many songs on MJ are nearly as clever as this one. I like the lyrics, the super way the vocals are delivered, the heartbeat like music. Everything works well together. Thanks to both of you.
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EZamor said 2702 days ago (February 21st, 2012)
Dominus Proboscis
Thanks for the kind words! :)
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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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