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tokai

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sheep. Animals; I suppose i just love that album so much, it is so underestimated . This is a my tribute to it.
Joe and i have been chewing the cud on this idea for ages. He sent me the sheep and it went from there!
Heightened, did the first intro and the vocals. Thanks for all your help and debate on the matter.
I should not have chosen the drum pattern it was difficult to keep time with, but i liked the vibe of it. The drums are a bit of a mess, anyone fancy adding something in that dept or any other would be great.
My second venture in logic studio. My mac is having trouble keeping up with it, and makes all sorts of strange adjustment to the track while i am asleep. Another RAM of gig is on ORDER.
This is a song about seeing out of the old, i hope.... the end of the winter, i pray.
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Lyrics
Baa Baa Baarrr black sheep
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Hits: 3230
Comments: 36
Fans: 22
Plays: 83
Downloads: 127
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Feb 05, 2009 - 01:29:38 PM
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2009 - 01:43:29 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2018 - 06:49:04 PM
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ktb said 3574 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
understated and
very atmospheric. I like it. Heightened did a fine job of layering the audio clips. Its was just right, not too dense, with a keen ear for keeping the listener engaged. Now i'm headed over to his page to check it out.
My only observation on the drums, would be maybe they sit a tad high in the mix? Fine collab gents.


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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Hi Jon
Thanks mate, agreed drums are too high and a bit scruffy, very difficult to add to the 2 step groove, and for some strange reason all the tracks would move about ever so slightly, meaning every time i went back to the track i would spend ages repositioning them, don't quite understand that. Cheers, will post up our track soon.
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magnatone said 3574 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Sheep
wow tokai - very trippy, very cool. Terrific work from Joe (as usual), now you two make a GREAT team! This is one of the most interesting things I've heard in a long time - thanks!
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Thanks Magnatone
glad it was interesting for you, it certainly was for us. Cheers.
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Skean said 3574 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Trippy
Cool work guys.. Enjoyed.
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Trip
always trippy, and dark around the edges.
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Reggie_Pole said 3573 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
RAM ... sheep ... I get it.
A fitting tribute to PF. Animals is far and away my favorite from them, and in fact, Sheep is my favorite tune by them (especially the last few minutes). The bass pulse is tense and Floydish. The clean guitar sounds great. The two-chord combination is ... what ... kind of questioning and forlorn. I love the choir voices in the background, too. Again, I'm impressed with your restraint. Very tasteful adornments, and, of course, you are the master at working the spoken voice into music. My compliments to Heightened, also. Excellent collaboration, gentlemen.

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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Very poor joke
sorry! not in the same Caliber as your repertoire. I used to hate pink Floyd, until i saw that cover, i had to listen again and again until i just thought that this was just incredible. Thanks for your observations, clearly you understand music and how to make it work. I was trying to pass this your way...
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Feter said 3573 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
sheep
Now this is an incredible collab ...I m so fun of this trippy journey
with all the natural imagenary ...too much scenes here and there ...
one wish is that some one can sing somewhere I just love this ...
the guitar work is a tiopnotch ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
No worries
Feter, glad you took time to listen and comment. Thank you once again.
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LunaTrick said 3573 days ago (February 5th, 2009)
Fine collab
With two stellar chaps. Interesting sounds and textures here. Good stuff!
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Ta Dan
Glad you like this, it was a good laugh making this.
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musichead said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
I like
I like....I like the start of the song. Reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd. But 1/2 way through it. Sounded like the great band from the 80's XTC. Just very nice use of effects. and mixed with some seperation. nice job!
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
xtc eh
Thanks Steve, the bass was difficult for this, trying to follow that 2 step was a challenge. Cheers man.
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ted23 said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Very
Clean.Crystal clear mix.
Are you starting to get on with the pod? Sounds like it.
I'm not familiar with Animals so can't relate to the tribute but for me as a tune i really like the vibe. It moves along very well and I didn't pick up on any awkwardness regarding bass and drum. The guitars sound great, i'm digging the flurries of fills and realy like the way things seem to come and go/fade in and out of the mix. It gives it a certain mood.
Nice one
tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Hey Ted
Not familiar with animals, perhaps i could persuade you to check it out. I never got it first off, or second, but in a way that is why i respect it, it is not conventional, but is quintessentially english in a nice dark sarcastic manner. Yes, the pod, i have programmed my own sounds, in fact, for this track we have sheep 1,2,3,4, etc, i used just pre sets before, i am still not that happy with its heavier sounds though¡ I am learning all the time and that is what it is all about to me. Now i have to learn logic, and that could take a very long time. Cheers Ted. Thanks for the comment.
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egobandit said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Animals
There was a time in my life when it was the only album I listened to for months I drove everyone crazy. LOve the open air quality this has, a strange journey through new world orders and old world sheep hearding. Really dug this downloaded and thanks!
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tokai said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
yes in deed
me too...... early 20's it became my companion. Perhaps i hated Mary Whitehouse and that crusade as much as they did. It is the keyboards on that album that i really loved, there are many very special moments. Cheers, i was very happy to read about your experience of Animals.
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lavalamp said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Bahhh
Sheople, the world needs sheople. Bah bah

Nice experiment my friend. Dig it much.

Dave
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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
baaahhh
cheers Dave.
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lengold said 3573 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Shame we
don't see Heightened here much anymore.
Great collaboration - fantastic mix. I actually love the drums and don't think they are too high in the mix. Interesting that your tracks move about while you sleep, maybe they are alive - certainly sounds like it.
Cheers
Len


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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Len
Heightened spends all his time on icomps, but has Skean has just posted a track with heightened. Ha ha, yes, while i am counting sheep the sheep shape shift and graze away from their pasture. How dare they¡
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davisamerica said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
have not
stuck my head into "logic studio" yet ... installed it ... looked at it ... ran away whimpering but the wonderful sound of this is gonna make me go back for more abuse. Great performances by all and Pink Floyd .... indeed I bow to. Your tribute ... but really a very original and inventive track ... rocks. Very Deep Bows !
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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
You should
make sure you got at least 2 gb of RAM so as the sheep don't eat your notes, that was my mistake. It is a mind blowing piece of kit, have not scratched the surface with it yet. Thanks so much for your kind words, deep bow and Baah back.
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Char said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Sorry.. I don't know your references,
but, I heard this with no prior exposure to what came before and to me, this is original and thought provoking and entertaining. Thanks to both.
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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Nice tio meet you Char
It was meant to be entertaining, im glad you read it as that. Cheers.
steve
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guitapick said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
I'm hearing...
...some fantastic music, here at MacJams. This definitely falls into that category...kudos, guys...great stuff!
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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Guiatpick
Coming from you i am flattered, this place does have some incredible talent yourself included. TA!
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Moviz said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Wonderfully
dramatic and atmospheric. I love Heightend's work and this from the two of you is so exciting and imaginative, definitely belongs at the back of a film, regards M
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tokai said 3572 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Hey
always loved his far out there soundscapes... cheers for the thoughts. What kind of film?
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bud said 3571 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Very interesting track Steve
It's great to see Joe back here - and the two of you putting together such a cool collab. I'm a big Animals fan myself and had the pleasure of having stage passes when they played it at the Garden in NYC way back when. It was pretty damn scary to tell you the truth - powerful mojo for my young brain.
You've done a really good job of capturing some of that mojo and bringing it to a new place. In my mind I always sound like Dave Gilmour. Reality is another thing.
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SISTERS said 3568 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
loon?
i love that little loon call - amazing how it pops up now and then in folks' compositions.
this kept my ear alert throughout - loved the opening up at 3:30.
my compliments on putting this complex piece together.
it's a mind blower.
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tokai said 3568 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Cheers Anne.
i will have to listen more carefully, i have not heard it yet, but many i time i hear logic or GB parts from the amazing library. Thanks for stopping by. I think PF are responsible for blowing many minds, with permanent damage to mine¡ Cheers
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blaky smith said 3568 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Cool
Excellent collab, great work with this nice piece, bravo !v
Very original and creative. I like it. Thanks
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tokai said 3568 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Cheers Marc
I am glad to see you here again and giving me your support.
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timothy devine said 3546 days ago (March 5th, 2009)
space
and more space
i love u'r work
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