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A great day for me - I've had my first EP of the Japanese Idioms project professionally mastered and I'm really very pleased with the results. I have uploaded all six tracks before, here at MacJams, but the improvement is significant to my ears. I just need to finalise the artwork before I set up a release on my Bandcamp site, which I will announce in the forums. Also planning a physical print in time for Christmas.

Anyway, have a listen and compare with the original version of this song. I'd love to hear any feedback.

I had the mastering done with Matthew Gray, right here in Brisbane. I know he does online mastering, too, so send him an email if you like the results.

Update: The EP is now available as a digital download over at my new site: www.dantimmermans.com
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Lyrics
Eveyone's talking but he doesn't understand - their mouths are moving but their words have no meaning - and all these lights and sounds amount to nothing - and he wraps himself in his comfortable ignorance - this is a peace he's never known but it's a peace he's gonna have to let go - he tells himself that one day he's gonna make a change - but if he does he knows it's never gonna be the same - because this is a peace he's never known - but it's something he'll someday lose - and if this is a place he wants to call home - it's a peace he'll have to find somewhere else.
no salesmen, no pamphlets, no preachers, no adverts, no surverys and no last chance offers. and no-one else's hands in his goddam pockets.
Song Stats
Hits: 2698
Comments: 25
Fans: 13
Plays: 59
Downloads: 74

Uploaded: Nov 01, 2010 - 04:53:02 PM
Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010 - 04:43:28 AM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 05:57:28 PM
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Hardware:
Maton Acoustic, Fender Telecaster, Shure SM-57, Fast Track USB, Percussion: egg shaker, tambourine, mattress, beatboxin' madness
Software:
Garageband and Battery 3
Comments
tf10music said 3179 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
quite possibly
the best thing I've heard on this site -- wonderful playing, wonderful arrangement, great vocals, and decent lyrics. This is going onto my itunes.
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
thanks for listening
haha I know you're a stickler for lyrics so 'decent' is quite the compliment! but seriously, I'm glad you liked the updated version of this song and had such positive comments to give.
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jdholliday said 3179 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
very cool!
congrats!
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
thanks, bud
glad you liked the tune. just going over to have a listen to what you and Charles have been uploading lately...
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alackbass said 3179 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
mimi tookereba inochi nagashi
Yeah man! A very smooth sounding mix. The song is nice too. I really like the main guitar figure.
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
thanks kindly
thanks for your comment, Andrew. I also was very happy with that guitar bit because it really informed the rest of the song. I couldn't decide whether to play it in 4/4 or 6/4 so, in the end, I just decided to do both!
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MarkHolbrook said 3179 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Simply great
I felt the intro went on a bit long. But man the song is simply gorgeous! Love the guitar work. This is a download for sure! Really nicely done with great vocals!
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
thanks, Mark
I'm glad folks are downloading - it still blows my mind that my music might pop up randomly on someone's ipod on the other side of the world. you might be right about that intro, though...
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MarkHolbrook said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Its the best
compliment I can give you. Ipod bound it will be AND I wish I wrote and performed it man! Killer tune in every possible way. I don't pimp songs in chat but I've been pimping this one!
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Sigmund said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
mimi
I like your work, Dan - this sounds really cool and the mastering is well done. I may have mentioned this to you before but your music reminds me a lot of Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoyed the listen - thanks!
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
halloween done, all pumpkins smashed
Thanks, Sigmund. I've added Smashing Pumpkins to the 'sounds like' list. Glad you dug the tune.
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rabittwhole said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
this is
fantastic
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
th
anks
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dave_b said 3178 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
mimi tookereba inochi nagashi
Some outstanding picking. Vocals and harmonies are top knotch. Mix sounds great.
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
the mix
thanks for commenting on the mix. the Garageband files of all six tracks on this EP were lost when I accidentally formatted my backup drive when reinstalling my OS. a devastating day but I found I could recover some temp mixes. Matt really was able to bring the life out of them and sort out some level issues in the master. not the ideal situation but I'm still very happy with the results.
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RobLeBanc said 3178 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Great!
This is really a smooth feeling recording, love the harmonies, excellent playing, great quality production. Has kind of a Shins feel to it. I dig it! Thanks for sharing Dan!
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
my pleasure, Rob
thanks for listening! I'm glad for your positive comments and I've been recommended I listen to the Shins. They're quite popular so I'm probably familiar with some of their stuff and don't even realise it. again, cheers for having a listen.
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MarkHolbrook said 3178 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
Just keep
coming back... Sorry... Can't get enough of this!
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dantimmermans said 3178 days ago (November 2nd, 2010)
you're welcome anytime!
and I appreciate your pimping efforts :)
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magnatone said 3176 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
mimi
this is very exciting Dan, congratulations! The mastering sounds awesome, and your song is just excellent. what a picker you are! and these vocals are to die for! i'm excited for you!!
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dantimmermans said 3176 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
thanks, Karen
you always have something nice to say - thanks for having a listen. i see you have a new song now....
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Relic67 said 3175 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
oh yeah
super fantastic! slightly reminiscent of jose gonzalez who I really like.
wonderful singing and guitar playing. like the melody too.
very pro sounding. the intro ain't too long IMO. I see from your bio that have a "post-rock" background... and for post-rock that's a short intro!

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jiguma said 3173 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
Great sound
great song. Lovely mix Dan.
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racerat said 3169 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Congrats
Dan! Great job name. Matthew did a great job with the master. The acoustic on this sounds even more lovely. Like when it opens up at about 2:40. The whole idiom thing might be a bit over my head, but I know what I like...;-)

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Hickling_Stan said 3145 days ago (December 5th, 2010)
Envious
Ok thats being honest but what a production coming through on these headphones! Superb. Cheers Mark
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I grew up on Dire Straits, Def Leppard, Phil Collins, Paul Simon, and Eric Clapton. Then I discovered heavy metal. [long pause] Did the post-rock thing for a while, thinking my 'tortured' soul could could only express itself in chaotic guitar crescen... [see more]

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