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Minos


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Ruji

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)

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The 4th song from the Prospero EP. Be sure to check out the rest of the album. It is a free download after all!

1. Heartshaped - http://macjams.com/song/61446
2. The Nightwatchmen - http://macjams.com/song/61447
3. Trembling and Screaming - http://macjams.com/song/61448
4. Minos - http://macjams.com/song/61450
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Lyrics
I'm gonna hide my shame in a labyrinth,
I'm dig my nails into his skin.
I'm gonna show him his unborn son,
Looking up the barrel of my gun.

She walks on rusty heels with a broken arm.
The horse she rides is lame, and the sea is calm.
The beating of tandem hearts inside my chest,
A mass of steel girders clothed in flesh.

And eyelids close,
The heart swell grows,
Her body rose like the waves.

I'm discovering my taste for broken homes,
I'm discovering my taste for broken bones,
I'm covered in a love of paraffin oil,
I'm discovered in an alleyway a blackened coil.

She's a fire breathing girl with expensive taste,
But she's running out of ways to forget my face,
Born inside a stable or a trailer park,
Representing a new lightness and a bitter dark

I was born out of sound,
Born from the ground.
Tied and bound in your heart.

I was born out of sound,
Born from the ground.
Tied and bound in your heart.
Song Stats
Hits: 1942
Comments: 17
Fans: 6
Plays: 190
Downloads: 50
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jun 04, 2010 - 01:21:06 PM
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2010 - 02:04:24 PM Last Played: Sep 22, 2017 - 06:20:48 AM
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Comments
hackneybloke said 2820 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
minos
this reminded me a lot of thomas otten (close to silence). i think he's a classically trained counter tenor. AND>.....wait for it.....AH-HA! there....i said it....and why not...Ah-ha turned out some fantabulous tunes. this is great man. i'm a fan. your voice is a bit wobbly from time to time...but i think that's because you're trying to control it so much. you're young...it can improve vastly.
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PaulaMunk said 2820 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Very
interesting lyrics. It is obvious that you can sing and do that well when you're sure of yourself. A very inviting melody and pleasant sound. Well done. Thanks.

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Ruji said 2820 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Thanks!
... I recorded really quickly, so I will probably go back and rerecord. Thanks again!
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eleveneyes said 2819 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
sonim
Great tune! love the swelling nature of the choruses, the strings the vocal arrangement, lyrics, everything!
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Ruji said 2819 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Cool!
... thanks so much. It really means a lot when people comment on my songs... so thank you immensely!
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drakonis said 2819 days ago (June 4th, 2010)
Great sketch here
I think this is excellent, but is only a sketch here... you have a great voice, great lyrics, and a super idea for melody and progression from faster verse to slowed chorus, love that... but it feels a little rough. I think with only minor tweaks and re-recording the singing and mix, this would be STUNNING. I would encourage you to work on this.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Ruji said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thank you for your comment! How would you advise I remix it?
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drakonis said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Reworking ideas
Well... let me listen again and see... I would suggest:
-Practice the singing so you can nail the main melody line confidently
-Mix the main singing voice slightly louder
-Work on the strings that sound synthy, maybe double them an octave down in places to give warmth
-The whole mix sounds slightly muffled, I'd go track-by-track and dip some frequencies so different tracks are more distinct. Also boost the low & high end a bit on the master.
-I love the choices of instruments and the build, maybe even hold back a little more at the beginning and bring MORE tracks in near the end to give more punch.

Those are some of my thoughts... hope it's helpful.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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jdholliday said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
This is
very well done, love your style, crazy lyrics, no idea what this song is about but it works, well worth the effort to polish... this could be great, it's already very good! Nice work!
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Ruji said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thanks man. It means a lot when people comment so thanks! Even I don't know what the lyrics are about, and I wrote them!
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magnatone said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Mimos
forget what everybody else said - this is fabulous! lol - actually you should probably listen, it might get even BETTER - i LOVE how this is put together, and especially like the instrumentation here. Great work!
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Ruji said 2818 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Thank you!
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write such a warm comment. It really means a lot. Thank you! Glad you liked it!
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shavingronaldscar said 2819 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
Nice!
Wicked vox, great harmonics. Stellar instrumentation! Love the way you draw the notes out on the chorus.
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Ruji said 2818 days ago (June 6th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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kassia said 2812 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Minos
Wow Ruji this is a fabulous song - truly. I think perhaps I would prefer the vocals to be a little more blended into the mix and quieter. You have some really great accompaniment here but it was hard to hear in some parts.

I agree with drakonis that the entire piece sounds a little muffled. I think you could fix that pretty easily with some work on the EQ and maybe less compression, if you used any. I think the vocals could maybe use a little bit of reverb.

But wow man, what an awesome song.
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Ruji said 2811 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Thanks!
Thank you for your supportive criticism. It really does help, and it is always great to have people share their knowledge to help others improve. Thank you very much, and I'm glad you liked my song.

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hackneybloke said 2526 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
minos
just downloaded the macjam radio thing....and the first thing that came on was this....and i was blown away. so i tracked you down and realised i'd come here before and listened. second listen; and it all sounds perfect. sorry for saying your voice was wobbly....i must have been having a bad day. this is a fantastic track.
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