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From Bryn:

a room by the river

the old bmc studio is winding down now - the drum machines aren't keeping perfect time, the synths and reverbs are faulty, the music is coming out of faulty chipsets and tired performance algorithms.

however, old hard drives still contain sparkly gems that catches the magpies eyes and ears.

particledots recently posted some files called A.N. for open collaboration from one of these dusty drives. the files for the A.N. collaboration (the guitar parts at least) were adapted from an old bibanova song called 'there's nothing' (circa 2003). this song also featured a great vocal performance by robert shaw.

after stevel, bud and diviner's great versions made from the AN open collaboration files, particledots had the idea that it would be good to try and reincorporate robert's original vocal. then came mystified's amazing reinterpretation, the perfect sound bed

however, in regards to the sound on this song...as mentioned above, the bmc studio is run down and running on very low power....so this is not the finished version

the new bmc studio should be up and running in the next couple of months and this track (along with a number of other sonic magpie gems) will surface in a greatly enhanced form.

From Cat:

When Bryn invited MacJammers to rework his song "A.N." I downloaded the files as well. As other remixes were posted, I wanted to twist this one around and see how it looked inside out....maybe upside-down.
As it turned out, I turned three of the tracks inside out, slowed the whole thing down, and then added Sculpture synth (in Logic), electronic piano, and improvised, ethereal vocals.
Sending it back to Bryn for a listen, I knew he was knee-deep in uprooting and moving, so I didn't expect him to work on it before that process was completed.
But of course, in typical particledots fashion, he added something--the main vocal--and turned it into something brilliant.

Thank you, B! "Polished" or not, it sparkles...
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Monkaton said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Backwards is Cool
Great sounds and production. I especially liked the backward sounding synths as well as the vocal backing and overall synths.

Lyrics and melody are also well done.
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magnatone said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
a room by the river
sigh.....this is TOO COOL!
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The Orbiting said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Robert sounds like the hipper twin of Bryan Ferry in spots here. This is like Roxy music on some really awesome digital drugs. I love the entire mood and weight of the song. Beautiful, beautiful work on the music, Cat. It's the magic here.
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abfkingsport said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
A masterpeice. Love the effects wonderful abstract sound. I like the vocs and lyrics. Very well done.
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Reinholt56 said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Hi Guys.....
This is another gen for the bejewelled crown.

I'll have to listen many times more for my own satisfaction/enjoyment/peace of mind.

I hope the move and everything goes OK for you Bryn.

Take care (to all).

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Char said 3908 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Magpies do like sparkly things.
They are great savers of treasure. A good habit to get into. Thanks.
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kassia said 3907 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
excellent work. one of the best things i've heard in awhile. good luck with the move bryn...will be looking forward to hearing what comes after.
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LunaTrick said 3907 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Very cool track...
Has the ethereal elements of great late 80s/ early 90s acts like My Bloody Valentine, His Name is Alive, and Cindytalk. Like this a lot!
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lengold said 3906 days ago (February 4th, 2009)

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blaky smith said 3905 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Again a masterpiece, I love it, sounds great and the production is perfect...
Beautiful work, congratulations !
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Diviner said 3902 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Haunting and very nice
at the same time, the vocals really give a different slant on things. It also sounds really good because the the way you have slowed it down and some sounds are reversed as well. Enjoyed.
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egobandit said 3901 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Brilliant ... Bows across the board Thanks !!!!!!!!!
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fdumptch said 3864 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Me download

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davisamerica said 3836 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
indeed ....
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