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Voices of Arctic Insomnia


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MissChaos

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Edit: I'm changing this to "Open Collaborations". I'm open to suggestions and interpretations.

Another experiment in my quest to merge classical with modern electronica. Why am I so fascinated with it? Who knows, but it makes it very difficult to attach a genre to this on MacJams.

I've been experimenting with the audio abilities of my synthesizer, too. So this song is half software instruments and half Korg sounds; all played by me. No loops, 'cept for some chopped up percussion.

Anyone want to mess with this? Let me know! I reached a point with it that I don't want to add to it anymore, but I'd love to hear some vocals. Thanks for listening.
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Hits: 5953
Comments: 57
Fans: 35
Plays: 482
Downloads: 210
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Dec 01, 2006 - 01:19:56 PM
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2006 - 10:54:45 AM Last Played: Dec 02, 2018 - 07:16:58 PM
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Hardware:
Powerbook G4, Korg Karma, the almighty Mighty Mouse, M-Audio Audiophile, KRK V4 monitors, crappy USB microphone.
Software:
Garageband, Karma built-in sequencers, iTunes LAME.
Comments
Rebsie said 4496 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Transcends the genres
Mmm, maybe the reason you keep wanting to merge the classical and electronica genres is because you're so darn good at it.

Your special gift is for injecting a deep pathos into synth-made music so it really touches the listener on a deep level while soaring through an amazing range of tones and textures.

Superb.
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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks, Rebsie!
What a compliment. If I've made a slight emotional impact, I feel I've accomplished something.

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Stun Nutz said 4496 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
n n n i i i i c c c e e e
Getting darker and more mysterious with each post, I say. This is a fine piece of moodsexy... _nder has got to like this one!!
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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
ha!
He does indeed have a fluffy side. :-)

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_nderscore said 4494 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
:P
the joke about me hating it is that she threw out MY 4 TRACKS!! heheh
she asked me to work on this one, but as usual, time got the best of me & she doesn't wait around once she gets going! she's really dying for someone to mess with this one to see where it goes. yes, i like it. ;)
DL'd/faved..
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Bubowski said 4496 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Tasty Textures
As always, your pacing and choice of textures is really beautiful. I too am after that illusive balance of classical and electronic (my latest shot is Emergent: http://www.macjams.com/song/26393). I like the little glitchy percussion parts and the blending of sounds you've got going on. Once again a Miss Chaos fav!

--Graham
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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks, Graham
I'm always stoked to have your thoughts on my tunes. Really glad you liked this one. I'm off to listen to yours!

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Audiologic said 4496 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Brings everything together
Very Well done. Love the major / minor transitions you often do.

Mixing electronica and classical fascinates me incredibly. You amaze me with it. You probably see me switch back and forth between the genre's, but I can never seem to put them together just right. You do it perfectly though.

I used to use many samples from my korg, but don't any more. Thanks for the reminder - I might give it a try again soon. :)

Glad to hear some more from you.

~ Ben


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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Hey Ben!
Thanks for listening! I often hear your music (in my iTunes playlist, of course) and feel like I'm completely tuned in to your artistic mind. I've liked your stuff for a long time, and you certainly achieve that blending of styles as well. Once enough people catch wind of it, you're going to blow them all away. Hey, this one's open for collabs if you feel like adding or remixing it!

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moorlandt said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Speechless
This is so damned tastefully composed that it absorbs all the air around it. There are times that I am speechless...

- Walter
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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks, Walter!
So am I! Thank you

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jfaaz said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
I'm into it!
Very good!
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MissChaos said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks!
I appreciate your listening to this!

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Ed Hannifin said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Y'know, whenever I'm sleepless in the Arctic...
I find myself in this same sort of vibe...

This is a very spacious mix, and a great listen. Managing that thing I admire in other people's recordings, of being full without being busy... full, simple, enough, a nice spread of tones and timbres and textures...

Ed
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks, Ed
I'm always so excited to hear your thoughts as I truly value your opinion.

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GnuYouSir said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Yup
Great textures. Luverly!
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
thanks!
Thank you, Fr. Damien -- er GnuPoo. :-)

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perceptualvortex said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
I've
Always thought that classical music was meant to merge with electronica. This song is a good example of why it works. You're really good. Too good... you're definitely a professional. Nice of you to come hang out with us tyros :) I was reminded of "Industrial Monk", which I bet you'd like if you haven't heard it.
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
hey PV
Oh stop. professional amateur perhaps. You should see me fumble around the keys until I hear what I like. :-) Hey, I just listened to the Industrial Monk samples on iTunes. I think you're right. I'm going to have to check _nder's iTunes library. I bet he has the entire library of their music. It's right up his alley, too. Thanks for the big smiles and nice words, David.

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Nurse DRE said 4496 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Meld and melt
I love that you meld different genres into your own. Boxes are meant for confinement and true creativity blows the lid off that idea and melts the walls to make a new world for personal expression. I love your work and this is no exception. If cold sleepless sounds like this then I welcome it. Bravo! :)
MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Thanks, Deb
I always love to read your poetic assessment. You have a way with words... You should write lyrics. :-)

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Nurse DRE said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
:)
aww sweet kitten - thank you! well I am a writer at heart and write for personal release but also for friends, family, special events, etc ... have had a few of my writings published on a small scale ... poetry has been my hearts mainstay but I guess lyrics I'll have to tackle next ... being I have the vote of confidence from the talented Miss Chaos :)
onesweetworld said 4495 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
great!
beautiful yet again. Chaos you ever let me down when i need ya! I really hope you enjoy creating as much as we enjoy listening.

p.s. love the "crappy microphone" keyword.
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Thanks, Linda!
It's good to feel needed. You're a supreme talent yourself!

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announcer said 4495 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Your mix is wonderful
Quite a few people have commented on your composing skills on this song but I agree with moorlandt that you have created a lot of "air" in this piece. I like the way your have exploited the depth of the stereo sound field as well as the width. Beautiful posting.
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Thanks, announcer
I struggle a bit with the production end of things, so your comment was really reassuring. I still have these annoying little clicks on the audio clips that I record directly from my synthesizer. I'm trying to figure out how to remedy that. But on this tune, I was indeed aware of how I wanted the sounds to appear on the depth of field. Thanks very much for thoughtful review!

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Reinholt56 said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
It fills me with awe...
This is yet another of your pieces that fills me with awe.

It has lots of different moods that come together in a wonderful way and they all seem to fit perfectly.

Thanks for sharing.

R.
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MissChaos said 4495 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Hi Reinholdt!
There are always a handful of folks whom I hope to be able to stop by for a listen, and you are one of them. I'm really glad to have your thoughts on this. Thank you, once again.

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blaky smith said 4494 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Excellent
It's a good quest to try to merge classical with modern electronic. Here you have a good experimen. I love this piece, very well done and really very pleasant to listen to. Thanks to share.
It's very nice to discover your music..
Marc
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MissChaos said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
thanks blaky!
I heard your tribute to your daughter on your page, and really like your work. Thanks for stopping by!

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kristyjo said 4494 days ago (December 3rd, 2006)
Outside of a box
but it's a good place to be. I have to agree about the 'space' thing that's been mentioned. It's one of those things that I hear, but can't articulate, so I'm glad when someone else does. This is a really nice combination of voicings. Given your choices of genres, I think you chose well! It sounds like you were fortunate enough to have a Northern Lights show while you were unable to get to sleep. That happens sometimes.
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MissChaos said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Thanks, Kristy
and stay warm up there in WI. ;-)

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Mcboy said 4494 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
what
a gorgeous composition......augmented by a fabulous choice of sounds...it transports me to beautiful place,,,,,,, thanks!
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MissChaos said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Hey McBoy!
Always such a pleasure to see you around here, let alone get such a nice comment from you. Hope all is well!

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Macaudion said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
MissC
Finally made to the party, not too late, I hope - This is a beautiful piece of music, Stacy. - I'm amazed at the depth and richness of each individual tone that you've created in this almost classic bed of sounds. Each sound has a unique demeanor and sense of character which creates a depth in personality that only a well traveled soul might reveal...

Chilling... -- To say the least.

I like the poly-rhythmic elements in this, and how they play against the melodic phrases, crashing together to create these delightful little aural events.

Cinematic...

Someone should be paying you to do film-scores -

SERIOUSLY!!!

Thanks for yet another facinating and quite intriguing journey into your very imaginative, sonic world.

D
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MissChaos said 4493 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
umm
what does poly-rhythmic mean? LOL! I'm such a dunce when it comes to music terminology, I had to go look that up! This song was merely an experiment when I started it ; and I was hoping someone would say "gosh, this is pretty half-assed, so I'll relieve her and mix it up a bit". But I ended up spending a lot more time on it than I originally anticipated because, as you said, I started seeing the movie behind the music. I think you heard and saw it too. I'm glad I'm not the only sonic weirdo around. Long live MacJams! xxxooo!

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futzpucker said 4493 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Stands well on its own
I consider this a beautiful, polished, complete piece of music just as it is. I love your compositional decisions on this song, which is masterfully arranged. Your artistic side continues to grow.

You write lovely, evocative, living, breathing music that gently calls the listener's attention throughout. I'd call that a gift.
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MissChaos said 4492 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
thank you, Patrick
It's very reassuring that you and others can appreciate some of my experimentation like this. I find I've been lacking inspriation and direction, so being able to tap my MacJams resources is like a small slice of heaven. Thank you for continuing to encourage me.

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macgalver said 4493 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
you know
I really enjoy ambient music. And you do an exceptional job of layering your work, fusing sounds and finding super melodies and great beats. I think it's a stand alone piece. It feels that way to me.
I think it's certainly entertaining enough. Bravo. I agree with Rebsie.
It's your gift! Thank you for sharing it with us! (only criticism: seems to end a bit abruptly--maybe I just don't want it to end)
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MissChaos said 4492 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Hey macgirl!
so good to see your comment on my page. Thanks much for your kind praises. I don't know what I'd become if I couldn't get these melodies out of my head -- so if someone enjoys it along the way, it brings me big smiles. Thank you!

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time said 4492 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
Glad we are fortunate enough to be the audience you play to.
I'm enjoying this piece a lot! I've been a fan for ... gosh coming up on years now, ( I love MacJams). Sorry this is my first comment. This song is a different direction in some ways than your earlier arrangements, yet I can still hear MissChaos through out. By the way is that your voice back there? I love the gracefulness of the piano "moments" and the return to electronica. You've always done a great job of making use of space and do it again here. This morning driving in to work listening to it, as I have for the past few days, I image a story with a theme of overall danger tied with the beauty of tragedy. Mixing the classical elements with electronic, sounds difficult to me but you've done a good job with it.

I'm glad you're here
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MissChaos said 4490 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
hey, Time
Thanks and no apologies necessary. I'm really glad to see your comment here. I really do appreciate you spending the time to listen and tell me your thoughts about the tune. Thanks for the big smile. :-)

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I. Spike said 4490 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
I lush this...
Rich velvet tone, haunting and mysterious...
Do you have a lyrical concept or melodic idea?
If you do, then maybe I can try lending my voice to this lovely tableau...
What do you think?
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MissChaos said 4490 days ago (December 7th, 2006)
I pity the fool
who has to work with my GB files. :-) No, seriously, this one isn't too complex. I'd be thrilled to hear what you can do with it; mix it up, toss out the fluffy parts, add a human beat box -- whatever you do, don't make it country. ha! Send me a note and I'll get a GB file to ya if you're up for it. thanks!

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LightTronics said 4488 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Holy moley!
I have never heard your music before. I have been missing out! This is really great. keep it up!
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MissChaos said 4485 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
Thanks, LT
Thanks very much for listening! I'm glad you're enjoying my stuff. :-)

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MJG said 4472 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Happy holiday's
I enjoy the mood you've set for this song, along with the title, thanks for sharin'-MJG
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gregd said 4472 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
I like the movements of this piece
the flow is organic and fits the instrumentation.

I think you could do more with the ending though.

Given my weak propensity for vocals, I can't help you there.

All of your latest music sounds like it's recorded in a HUGE soundstage. Is the Chaos/_nderscore residence a castle, or what?

-g
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echoroom said 4467 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Old, meet new
Miss C., a fantastic piece of artistry, shades of William orbit, but I think he's in your shadow on the basis of this.

Oh, and what a great song title - just ..... wonderful.

I'm off to play this again.

Steve
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MissChaos said 4458 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
wow
I freakin' love William Orbit.

But alas, I'm not worthy. The man is a genius. An influence? You bet. Thank you SO very much for that generous comment. you made my day.

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Moodee said 4450 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Really love the drums and the Bass
Mixing of electronica sounds and sounds reminding me of the dark-romantic band "And Also The Trees". Still that mixing of sadness and hope at the heart of your inspiration. Approving 100 % !!!
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said 4373 days ago (April 3rd, 2007)
Very cool
Merging classical with electronica???

:-)

It's something that Mysti and I are experimenting with too...but perhaps from a different perspective to you (our angle veers more towards Baroque)

Stand by for something special from us in the next month or two...

:-)

b
EMP said 4368 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Just found you?
What more can be said. Great.

Thanks for creating such a track.

Great mix of beats and the vocal is just perfect.
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said 4228 days ago (August 27th, 2007)
oei!
awesome madam! A very desolate feel to it (i know, hence the keywords). This piece is loaded with subtle sounds, very relaxing and very pro quality. I stand in awe.

love,

Jb
MissChaos said 4226 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
have a seat.
:-) thanks for the 'stand'. Really! I was just listening to your song today at work. Great stuff!

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Char said 4154 days ago (November 9th, 2007)
Voices
I hope you don't mind. Some words I began to sing, after the piano.
Wonder, Wonder, Wonder!
Oh, when she comes,
You hear her in a thousand cries.
Here, heaven and beauty and danger lies.
Within her soul,
She holds the full, great breath of life.
The power and the wonder beyond all strife.
Wonder, Wonder, Wonder!
Oh, when she comes.
Oh, when she comes.
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said 4043 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Really nice.

Hi

This was simply beautiful to listen too- took me to another world
Thanks for sharing.

Peace
Dee
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