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When We Met



 Genre: Electropop

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. . . a brief story about two people finding each other in a train station in Paris one summer. It was love at first sight, for all the wrong reasons.
I have tried my best to get away from a loop based track. -- not that there is anything wrong with that. There are a few access rhodes loops in here; 3 drum loops. several sound effects-- i.e. train, etc. ((Royality free and PAID FOR-- however, I have built on them and or dissected them beyond reason at most points )) The majority of this track is all original sounds using Reason, Kontact 2, my A-station, Trilogy for bass and fill. Programmed all the drums. Backround vocals (FR), are just me pitch shifted and filtered.
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When We Met

when we met,
the station was bare
we met,
a terminal stare and yet
we met,
i remember you wearing green

when we met,
the cellophane tore
we met,
a past i deplored you met
and led
a season of exciting starts . . .

my heart skipped a beat
i had learned to fly
but everything seemed to be
just a little lie
when we met . . .

-donald gordon-bell
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Uploaded: Nov 01, 2006 - 01:16:58 PM
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2009 - 09:24:55 AM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 06:38:27 PM
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Live, Reason, ProTools M-Powered
A-station; Korg, Radium 49, M-audio 88es surfaces;
audix mic(s); mackie and tc electronic pre-amps;

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Live 5.2; Reason 3.2; ProTools; Trilogy; Kontact 2.1
urbnite said 4641 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
not sure what i could suggest you try again.

i think this works pretty well. the lyrics are maybe my favorite part. "a terminal stare" - that seems brilliant to me.

would be cool to maybe work in some french lyrics... i dunno.

even though you use lyrics to help tell the story here, i think you still use your ability to tell a story through the sounds very well.

i could see this working in a club.
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_nderscore said 4640 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
tons of sonic bits to sink your teeth into-i think it's gonna take me a few listens to register it as a whole. i especially enjoy how the vox softens & validates the somewhat noisy soundscape. great stuff
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onesweetworld said 4640 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
what an interesting and cool story! I like the echo vocals so it feels like you're actually at the train station. Did you mean to do that? That's really clever!!!!!!
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rtcooper said 4632 days ago (November 10th, 2006)
Not my normal Comfort Zone. Too Many. Too Much. AND I wanted to hear it on a full-on multi-thousand watt Club System!

Uncanny Touch, at work here. The Center Holds. There is no Bombast, anywhere, even with the Unlimited Opportunities for it. The profusion of sound colors and contrasts is still, somehow (who knows), Delicate. The reverberation of the clamor of a crowded Grand Central AND the pressing thoughts your concentration is being torn from, simultaneously. A trance of concentration; consciousness through the drug.

How the Vx Trx, in it's measured but imploring whisper, cuts through the Mx to achieve perfect clarity and place in the energy fields is, plainly, just beyond me. A perfect placement/balance.

This is a Sound Stage by a very skilled musician and observer. Who, I suspect, is also, a skilled writer.

With Best Regards,

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said 4616 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
I like the different electronic sounds, but not the song.
I do not say it's bad, but it's rather chaotic.

The voice in the background sounds macabre.
racerat said 4022 days ago (July 12th, 2008)
I like it precisely BECAUSE it's chaotic. The chaos transforms it from a more pedestrian Reason based loops exercise to a deeper level, filled with passages, scenes, and transports you to an off-kilter Kafka-esque pasture of steel and rails. Quite cinematic, ascerbic, and haunting. My only criticism is that there is no Download button on this one. Shame....

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Name: donald gordon-bell
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Donald Gordon-Bell (Owner and Director of Gordon-Bell Production Studios ==> http://gordon-bellstudios.com) is a composer, songwriter, performer and degreed as a mastering engineer as well as proprietor of DGB Studios. Originally from Rhode Island,... [see more]

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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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