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It's been a while since I've been able to obsessively mix a tune. And then The Orbiting offered "Wake Up" to remix--for which, thank you guys!!--and I couldn't resist because Lisa's voice is always too cool to work with.

Song art is derived from a poster by Hans Erni.
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Lyrics
Wake up everybody,
the nightmare is coming,
while you were sleeping,
they were dreaming
a dream for you,
a dream for you,
you didn't ask them to,
you didn't ask them to,
dream it for you.

Wake up everybody,
wake up everybody.

While you were sleeping,
they were dreaming for you.
Wake up everybody
Wake up everybody

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up

You and I can fight the darkness,
you and I don't have to fight alone
you and I can fight together.
One and one and one is more than one.

Wake up everybody,
the world is melting.
While you were breathing,
they were stealing,
your dreams from you,
your dreams from you,
you didn't ask them to,
steal them from you.
You didn't ask them to.
While you were breathing
they were stealing from you.
Wake up.

You and I can fight the darkness,
you and I don't have to fight alone
you and I can stand together.
One and one and one is more than one.

Stand up everybody,
no more acquiescing.
If you don't stop them,
you're asking them to,
asking them to,
steal from you.

Wake up everybody,
wake up everybody,
wake up everybody.

You and I can fight the darkness,
you and I don't have to fight alone
you and I can stand together.
One and one and one is more than one.
Song Stats
Hits: 4716
Comments: 69
Fans: 32
Plays: 578
Downloads: 156
Votes: 11
Uploaded: Jun 05, 2008 - 08:27:02 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2009 - 11:18:14 PM Last Played: Mar 29, 2019 - 09:37:17 AM
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Soundtrack, Gleetchlab, GarageBand
Comments
Ed Hannifin said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Firsties!
If the gods are kind...

Ed
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perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Zam!
How ju do that?
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perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
No
You commented even before the song was done uploading, didn't you??
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ktb said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
one and one and
David, excellent job. Totally dig this.
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perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Awesome
Thank you, John.
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Ed Hannifin said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
This is my idea of a good time...
...one of my favorite mixing ears bringing his chops to one of my favorite duos...

This ends up being headphones candy. I think I have to get cans with a third earphone to get the full effect...

I like the Eastern vibe in the percussion, the instrumentation, and some of the ways that Lisa is using her voice....

Ed



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perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Thanks, Ed
It was a good time mixing it too.
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ledebutant said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
What I love
Is that Ed doesn't have to get a third ear for that third headphone. What isn't he telling us?
Feter said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Wake Up
thats an amazing Rockin Gypsy fiddlin there ...
great great arrangment my friend the boomin
bass and drums just right in .very nice job
thnx alot for sharin it !
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perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Feter
I agree, I love the sound of that viola, and I like the way it complements Lisa's singing. I'm glad you like this Feter, thank you.
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jiguma said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
David
Good to see a new post.

Can't listen now but will download onto the iPod - I just KNOW it will be amazing.

More later.

Neil
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perceptualvortex said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
jiguma
Thanks for grabbing a copy, Neil, and for your vote of confidence. I hope you're enjoying this!
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ledebutant said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Man Oh Man!
I have to admit, I've been holding my breath since you said you were doing one of these, filled with excitement over what you'd imagine up and you did NOT disappoint. This is super-trippy and incredibly dark, darker than you usually do and you've brought out flavors in the vocal that I hadn't pictured (as Ed said, the Eastern vibe is very, very cool).

I could not love that viola more or the chimes behind it or the bassline or some of those incredible Gleetchlab sounds. The sirens are a great idea. You've also made me realize that I'm way over the top with the remix I'm doing and that it doesn't have to be crazy to be interesing.

It goes without saying that the mix is incredible and I feel almost as though I'm moving through a really dark carnival ride and the image from the photo is looming out here and there.

I couldn't love it more and I'm sure Matt will love it, too.

Thank you, David!!! Thank you, thank you!
perceptualvortex said 4029 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
Lisa
...I keep hearing your voice, over and over...
You're welcome! No, wait, thank YOU; this song was exactly the inspiration I needed to hit the virtual mixing board. And I had a lot of obsessive, distracting hours of making lovely music, and it's because of your voice.

I'm very pleased with how this one turned out, and I'm glad you are too. Thank you and Matt for letting us remixing types take a shot at this great song. You rock, Lisa!
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said 4029 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Killer...
David, this is an amazing remix of Orbiting's original. Great eastern flavor and a true remarkable sounds you added... This is a true masterpiece. Happy to hear a new tune from you, this piece made my day!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
perceptualvortex said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Birdman
Yeman, thanks for checking this out, I'm glad you like it!
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michael2 said 4029 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
wow
what a remix. sounds amazing, i am really impressed by the subtle gleetchlab stuff. it's hard to be subtle with that one. really great take on this.
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perceptualvortex said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
michael
Thanks, man. Gleetchlab was really good for mixing up the sounds of the bells; I did go a little crazy with Gleetchlab, like usual, but the crazier stuff didn't get into this song. Listen for them in my next release, haha.
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guitapick said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Music...
...fits the lyrics...

...to a "t"...

sweet...and incredibly menacing...
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perceptualvortex said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
guitapick
Thank you. I think the lyrics (aside from the 'you and I' parts) really are kind of menacing, so I'm glad you picked up on my reflection of that.
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drakonis said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
trippy
from the dark to the light... and the light is not the light we are used to... it is just a brighter darkness... the middle-eastern tinged violin creates a really "slinky" feel that touches on the obscene... and that, coupled with Lisa's wonderfully smooth singing really makes this an indelible mix. As always, mixed and drummed to perfection. TWO-dos Kudos!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Eduard
Funny, I hadn't thought of the viola as 'slinky'... until now, haha. But I hear what you mean. Thanks for listening and the kind words, drakonis.
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said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Mix it up
What a great remix! I dig the instruments & rhythm tracks. Well done
perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
easyT
Thank you, easytbird... this is a cool song to remix, isn't it? I'm glad you like my take.
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Ibstrat said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
You are
a mix master.Incredible!
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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Ibstrat
Thank you, Mark, I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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Diviner said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Really Good Track
Very nice to the ears, really enjoyed this track. Well composed and arranged, esp like the strong bass. Nice one.
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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Diviner
I'm glad you enjoyed this, man, thank you for checking it out. The bass is made of Bass on Demand loops, which I've gotten a surprising amount of mileage from--they are diverse and versatile.
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Diviner said 4023 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
Cool
Might just check it out. Cheers.
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Mystified said 4028 days ago (June 6th, 2008)
Fabulous remix!
I love the addition of the violin...it works so very well. Your other additions here are wonderful, as well!

It's nice to hear a post from you again!! :)
Thanks for sharing!



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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Cat
Mysti, it's good to virtually see you again. Thanks for listening! I'm glad you dig the viola--it was quite the discovery when I found how well it fit with Lisa's voice.
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lengold said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
This is
just fantastic.
Cheers
Len


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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Cool
Thank you for checking this out, Len, I'm glad you like it.
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smokey bacon jnr said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Brilliant
Beautifully trippy. I can see the attention to detail. The echo on the voice really works - sounds a little like Lacuna Coil. Great.
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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
smokey
Thanks for listening, Mr. Bacon, I'm glad you like it. I will check out Lacuna Coil.
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magnatone said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Wake Up
Holy Smokes - this is superb! I will be listening to this MANY times! What a fantastic sound - congrats!
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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Karen
It was nice to meet you in chat yesterday. Thanks, I'm glad you like my remix!
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lavalamp said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Very interesting one
Like Lisa's voice on this and really dig the bass.

Fantastic!

LL

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perceptualvortex said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
LL
Yes, Lisa's voice is the star here; I love the haunting, chant-like way she's singing. The bass is assembled from Bass on Demand loops, which I've been getting a lot of mileage from. Thank you, lavalamp.
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Vic Holman said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
cool mix
and the additions bring some cool added texture(s). subtle but very effective.
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perceptualvortex said 4025 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
added
Thanks, Vic, I'm glad you enjoyed this.
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egobandit said 4027 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
wow
dont know why but starless and bible black comes to mind when I hear this. Very strong lyrics and performance by ledebutant. As always Mr PV its top notch.. been waitin for something from you thanks, BTW great bass!!!!!!!
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perceptualvortex said 4025 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
King Crimson is always a welcome comparison
Thanks ego... I know, I haven't been very musical lately! Glad you like that bass; I spent a lot of time trying to get a good bassline for this, piecing together Bass on Demand loops. Thanks for checking this out.
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steck said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
As ever
Great work as ever David. I haven't heard the original version but bloody excellent mix mate.
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perceptualvortex said 4025 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
steck
Thank you, Graham. Be sure to check out the original some time, and the other cool remixes; the diversity is pretty amazing.
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said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Ha ha...
Wow David...this is AMAZING!

Lisa always sounds great, but you have accented and framed her vox in a way that is at once mystical and sensual.

Beautiful job on the soundbed as well. Immaculate mixing job throughout!

Bravo and encore!

Be well friend!
perceptualvortex said 4025 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Amagi
Thanks, Michael, I really appreciate that.
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Dj French Toast said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
This is
Ill man ..what a fantastic song and love the violin and ledebs voice is always awesome . Man your mix is great well done on the Bass . !
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perceptualvortex said 4020 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
Dj French Toast
I'm glad you dig this tune, thanks man.
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Macaudion said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
And now, I be hip by association...
The beginning of this little tunage had my tummy rumbling w/ the type of excitement in anticipation that posed the question, "now how's he gonna top this"...

I miss you, Dude!

...it felt as if I was being tossed, (quite artfullY in a forward direction through these other worldly states by a meticulous beating of drums... - the synth and cello action... - diggin how it was relentless in trying to roll my psychy onto it's edge - most of the fun was in trying to roll things back to upright while holding onto my ears for dear life - all the while though, ya gotta know that I was dong a head bob that would have onlookers know that, yup, I am indeed, a hip and cool being!

Homey's mindful and, fairly striking words are set in the scene of a pretty wonderful little musical nightmare...

The two of you as "head designers" of my wake-sleep dream state..., a bit of a stretch for my imagination, though, I gather that this is a goal that is clearly stated somewhere in the SMALL PRINT of your "mission statement" - LOL - my stumbling little brain cells are reporting w/ a smile, mission accomplished....

High five'n yas! Glad to hear you're back, David. Big time!! Macca
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perceptualvortex said 4020 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
Macca
Hey man, thanks for welcoming me back. My songs aren't done being posted until I get one of your comments, because I love reading your impressions. Whether or not you paid attention to the Small Print (tm), I'm glad it's mission accomplished for your smiling brain cells, haha. Thanks for stopping by, Dion, now it's your turn for a new tune!
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Drew Kopr said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Cool!
Dave, great stuff! This version offers very nice additions to the tune, in my opinion, and it is great to see you post since it has been awhile. Hope your creative energy results in some more postings soon my friend!
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perceptualvortex said 4020 days ago (June 14th, 2008)
Drew
Thanks, Drew, I'm glad you like this version. Yes, I really need to get mixing songs more often... I've been feeling in the musical wastelands for a while, not being able to come up with any ideas. Then this came along and jostled awake my muse, which is great. Good to hear from you!
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bud said 4026 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
OK - my next listen is on phones
but this is already amazing. Great work PV and a wonderful collab. Can't wait to go deeper into the sound.
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perceptualvortex said 4019 days ago (June 15th, 2008)
bud
Thanks for listening, bud; I hope you enjoyed the headphones version too.
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timothy devine said 4026 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
Excellent
This is awesome
real cool tune
nice vocals ledebs
the music bed is way creative and flows nice
good stuff
peact
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perceptualvortex said 4018 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Timothy
Thanks for listening, man. I'm glad you like the music bed I made for Lisa's voice to lay in; it's not difficult finding inspiration when she's singing :)
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Outtaorbit said 4026 days ago (June 9th, 2008)
yes indeedy
this rocks
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perceptualvortex said 4018 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Outta
Thanks, outtaorbit!
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VicDiesel said 4024 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Great song
Ok, you have great basic material here to work with in the original track, but your contributions are nothing to be sneezed at either. It all sounds fantastic.

Just one question: where on earth did you use Gleetchlab? I don't hear much glitchy stuff.


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perceptualvortex said 4024 days ago (June 10th, 2008)
Vic
I used Gleetchlab on the bells and chimes; I layered them and varied their speed (slowing them down, mostly). Kind of a lightweight use of the program, but it was the effect I was looking for. I also tried a bunch of other soundsperiments with Gleetchlab, but only wound up using a few of the bell tracks that I made. I'm glad you dug this, Vic, thanks.
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alfalpha said 4023 days ago (June 11th, 2008)
why am I...
...not surprised that this is so brilliant.
David, you have this 'knack' with remixes- you always manage to capture
the 'soul' of a song via your creativity, as well as capturing my attention!
Cheers & Regards,
Alf
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perceptualvortex said 4018 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Good to see you alfalpha
Thanks for the kind words, Alf. I'm glad you like my remixes!
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sloparts said 4021 days ago (June 13th, 2008)
Started out a little slow for me,
but was interesting enough to keep me listening. Now I'm very glad I did. This just shines with dark emotions and glistens with raw power that is only being held in check by Lisa's haunting vocal. A very moving piece of music, Great collab you two.

Very enjoyable listen Dave, thanks for sharing, and for the iPod food.

Be cool man,

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perceptualvortex said 4018 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
Ed
I too am glad you kept listening, and I'm glad you like this! Yeah, slow... this is the slowest song I've ever mixed, I think, and I had to resist the strong urge to start the tune with powerful drums (see: all my other tracks, haha). But I managed to get those drums in there eventually. I appreciate your comment, thank you for listening, Ed.
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Char said 4016 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Amazing result.
It works so well. Thanks.
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saymme said 4014 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Wow..
wow...
...what a grand mix!(!) I love this song w Lisas voice , like You say it's so great ! You did this marvellously : ) : ) ! Lissening..very interesting with all these different sounds..It is reeeaally G R E A T (!) makes You curious of whats coming ! I've heard a few versions of this not too many but this is a definate fav among them , Courtsey to You Both !
My Pleasure Totally ! Lena David have You heard this w Dreadmon? Don't know why, but I came to think of You when lissening to it- I love it its like a mantra too(heard it just before I heard this)
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illuminati said 4013 days ago (June 21st, 2008)
This is mega-cool,
maybe my favorite of the Wake Up remixes. It propels very nicely and the bass line is wicked awesome.
Bob6stringer said 3920 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
Wizardly!
To compliment the vox and the mix would be understating the obvious. Deep groove and never lapses into goth-macabre despite the themes touched upon.
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