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The Song That Never Was (The illuminati Mix)



 Genre: Electropop

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On Twestival.fm recently, Imogen Heap (one of my favorite songwriters) posted vocal stems for The Song That Never Was, a track that she had written for some kid's show. The show fell through and Immi decided to let folks have a go at mixing up a song with her voice. Here is my entry.
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Uploaded: Apr 06, 2009 - 11:43:10 AM
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2009 - 11:44:47 AM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 04:31:51 PM
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Calchas said 3754 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Step aside Enya...

This is beautiful Matt. Major kudos to you both!

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magnatone said 3754 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Song That Never Was
Matt - i've really liked so many of the entries here on MJ for this song, but I've gotta say, this is one of my faves. I love the beats you've chosen and backing music you've chosen, and your impressive musicality shines through. So great to see something here from you - more please! And congrats on the MBP!
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illuminati said 3754 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
I had a great time working with Immi's vocal tracks. It has been a long time since I've posted my own stuff. I tend to focus on The Orbiting. I have been around MJs, though mostly as a lurker. I'm so busy that I only have time to check the forums and comment on a few songs here and there. I'd love to be around more.
ktb said 3754 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
song that was
Matt, outstanding sound bed. Love the low synth pedals/stabs. Lots of textures and a killer rhythmic beat.

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illuminati said 3754 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Glad you liked the Moog
stuff. I just got a software clone of the mini and it has punch (although I'm sure the hardware version is even punchier, I've never actually played one) that other synths can't match. The two note oscillation was just a guide track but I liked it and it helped me keep the track simple. Thanks for always checking out my stuff. I've been remiss in looking at yours, but I'll catch up.
Sir Bass said 3754 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
like it
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gail60 said 3754 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Perfect combo
I am a huge fan of Imogen Heap and have listened to so many of these entries that folks have done. Honestly, many seem to get lost immediately trying to do way too much or not quite enough. You on the other hand hit this right on the spot! Terrific choices made here for this song as you really made it pop! Driving beat kept me going strong - Great job! Enjoyed it throughout.
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ledebutant said 3746 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
I love Immi
But I hate it when you work with other women. :-)

I've told you privately how much this rules. I just love the way you build the complexity and didn't go over the top just because this was a 'mix the song' effort. You made a great, musical song and showed a ton of discipline. Immi was lucky to work with you even if she doesn't know it yet.
kevmikwa said 3736 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Unlike others
I had heard about her posting of the stems from people on her message board and such. Still, I could never find the time to listen to any of the interpretations posted, much less download them. So not only was this the first mix I've heard, it's the first time I'd heard her vocals at all.

I feel like you've nailed her vibe so perfectly. She must have heard this one, and if she didn't she sorely needs to. It takes her style (the zoomy basses and soulful electronic rhythms) and adds an element that is both unexpected and at the same time essential: a driving, DMB-esque strummy feel. These go so great together. A really beautiful marriage.

Thanks for introducing me to the interpretations ... it will be difficult for any others to measure up to yours, IMHO.
MarkHolbrook said 3154 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
That guitar is sooo cool. I think you did a wonderful job on this! Very cool!
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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