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Anxious Overtime was written in the summer of 2000. At the time, I had just purchased the Proteus 2000 (you can deffinitely hear it) and the only other device at hand was an Ensonq-ASR-10. I often used this for sampling vocals/filters, etc/ and creating loops. I used Opcodes vision software and recorded/engineered all live tracks on my friends Ensoniq Paris System. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the Master Track off an Orb drive for re-tracking vocals so I'm left with this version that has a couple of hiccups in the beginning. While making this piece, I was after a lounge feel, with contemporary jazz overtones... I had no clue how the lounge genre parameters were actually defined. I knew however I didn't want loops in the DJ vain. A friend of mine was a DJ so I had brief exposure to it. It's kind of dated and you can also ascertain a long-ago influence on the outro. Can you guess who that might be? I'm just not sure if I want to re-write this piece. Mimi Vox, Jeremy write.
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Hits: 5169
Comments: 19
Fans: 10
Plays: 329
Downloads: 175
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Aug 02, 2004 - 03:43:10 PM
Last Updated: Aug 02, 2004 - 03:06:22 PM Last Played: Mar 01, 2019 - 08:02:18 AM
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Hardware:
At the time:
Apple Performa dated from 1994 (33mhz)
EMU proteus 2000
Ensoniq ASR 10
Recorded and mixed on an Ensoniq Paris modular system
Software:
Opcodes, Vision (you can download Sudio Vision for free nowadays) Still pretty cool.
Ensoniq Paris
Comments
said 5439 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
Awesome
Well, if I could only get GarageBand to sound this good.
The singing is excellent. The soundspace is incredible.
Wide and deep. Cool panning. Good solid bass without
distortion.
handovergold said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
Awesome
It really makes me feel good to know that this piece still works because it never made it's way to performance...kind of got lost in the mix of things (life, etc. ). Again, I am very greatful for your feedback.

Kind regards, Jeremy
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_nderscore said 5439 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
great tune
love the vocals, creative sound
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handovergold said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
great tune
Thank you very much! These kinds of responses make my day!

Kind regards, Jeremy
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said 5439 days ago (August 2nd, 2004)
Teriffic
Did you use GarageBand?
handovergold said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
Teriffic
Nah, I've only used Garage Band in the Apple Store. It seems to be a relatively solid program, however.
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TobinMueller said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
Lyrics content
Excellent poetic lyrics. Great thoughts, images,
metaphors, ideas. Nice internal rhymes. Fascinating
melody. The only thing is the ending, which is abrupt
(and I know everyone you know has left or died and it
might be appropriate to the song) and might be better
served with a ticking clock or alarm that wakes you or
something to fold the imagery back into itself. Another
mightily wonderful song.
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handovergold said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
Lyrics content
Ya know, funny that you should comment about the ending because at the time I wanted to use a sample or recording of an old wind up alarm. No one I knew had one and then before I knew it, the song was shelved and I forgot about it all together. I suppose I could of found an alarm in a thrift store but at that point, I just wanted to move on to something else (know what I mean?). Again, your comments are much appreciated and are inspiring. I look forward to any future feedback.

P.S. Where in the world did you find soo much time to upload your plethora of music. WOW!!!

Kind regards, Jeremy
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hacked_to_pieces said 5438 days ago (August 3rd, 2004)
Dreamy
vocals I like jazzy overtones and the progressiveness of
the the whole song must of been hard to sing to just a
freeform song stucture but you pulled it off. good job
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mcsweb said 5436 days ago (August 5th, 2004)
Please rewrite it
The production might be a tad dated, but not the song.
This song has great potential! I found this piece very
creative and interesting. Orchestral finish at the end is
particularly good.
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fosod said 5436 days ago (August 5th, 2004)
OT
Love the music, but not the vocals. I don't understand the
melody. Sounds arbitrary.

Good music, though. Industrial.
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handovergold said 5434 days ago (August 7th, 2004)
OT
Hmmm...don't understand the melody?? Don't like the vocal? Well, I can assure you that MiMi will make you feel SOMETHING, rather than NOTHING. Thanks for the feedback, at least ya felt SOMETHING...
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fosod said 5428 days ago (August 13th, 2004)
OT
Huh?

Hey, I gave you good marks.

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Kind regards,

Fosod
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Cameron said 5436 days ago (August 5th, 2004)
cool chords
The vocals are great, too. I like the shifts of unexpected
chords and rhythms. This is a truly interesting track!

It sort of cast me adrift on the sea....bobbing up and down
on the waves. The melody goes in a rather free-form
direction, with chords to match. Very dreamlike.

I like the dissonances! And the sudden ending is actually
quite effective.
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packosmokes said 5435 days ago (August 6th, 2004)
Love the rhythm
Great! Very gothic sounding track actually. I
especially loved the strings towards the end. The
only thing I think is it could use more exploration,
musically. I wish I could be more specific, but it feels
as though, it could have more dynamic highs and
lows or something I can't get my finger on... then
again, maybe it's just my ears. :P
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Ringo said 5423 days ago (August 19th, 2004)
Unsettling
lots of clashing harmonies and strident drumbeats with
those sci fi horror movie strings. More contemporary than
lounge (only the tempo says lounge I reckon). Don't know
if this was the influence but the outro reminds me a bit of
Bowie.

Kind of Bjork meets Vangelis.

Interesting....
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Suzanne said 5383 days ago (September 27th, 2004)
greater
very cool progressions, paranoid feelings in lyrics and mood about clocks and being behind, haunting and claustrophobic, excellent production and movement. yes! my favorite of yours (so far!)
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Bubowski said 5066 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Cool and Trippy
I like it. Good to find another Ensoniq/Opcode Vision user out there!
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Lex Talionis said 5055 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Cool and Trippy
yes indeed, c & t it is.... haunting. gorgeous, needs only a little tweaking...
love it though. 8-8-8-8
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