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y don't (jana's lament)



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vocals/lyrics by jana (miss redd)
music/guitar/synths by bryn (PD)

part of the particledots 'creative reboot' challenge

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June 1st:…i have worked with miss redd on a couple of tracks in the past. she is a very creative and imaginative person and has a great voice too. coincidently just as i was about to start this creative reboot, she contacted me out of the blue and asked if i would be interested in working with some acapella tracks she had. here is the result. a first draft of what i am sure will be a fantastic track. chattering loops, deep detuned bass drones, distorted wailing sounds in the distance and reed's great vocal. this reminds me somewhat of a cross between portishead, orbital and japan…an interesting meld of elements. would be interested to hear if the APOD boys might have some suggestions for additional colour here. i added a close snapback echo to redds voice and tweaked the eq a bit - i have some ideas for different production tweaks that i will get to in the next few days

from jana - Looking back on various past relationships with clarity & a new perspective, I came to the realization that these past relationships were unbalanced, and that the other person wielded all the power. This comes from that place of desperation. And in the end, after all is said and done, you're left with only battle scars. This is my lament.
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2011 - 10:26:38 PM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2011 - 10:26:38 PM Last Played: Nov 19, 2018 - 11:38:36 AM
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aRcTip said 2717 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Everything in here is just really great. What a voice! The bass! The guitar! Wow. The last part (after 1:56) might not be as strong as the rest - in my opinion, but it works never the less.
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Hickling_Stan said 2717 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Lovely vocal that reminded me a little of Nina Simone. Like the way the vocal holds the melody and the music acts as an atmosphere to enhance it. Good job. Mark
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Reinholt56 said 2716 days ago (July 7th, 2011)
Hi Bryn......
This track is growing on me as I listen to it more and more. The blog thing is a great idea. Looking forward to reading this up some more.

Take care.

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PatriciaGirl said 2716 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
Enjoyed it
Thanks for sharing-patty
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dave_b said 2715 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
y don't (jana's lament)
Expressive vocal brings out an easy to relate to love gone wrong lyric. Lush backer, complementary sounds. great production
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bud said 2715 days ago (July 8th, 2011)
I loved this when I found it in the pod
and felt the same Portishead vibe you mention. I think you really nailed the backing and did great service to Miss Redd's incredible vocals. I wouldn't change a thing - but I'm sure APOD could come up with at least six different versions and multiple remixes ; )
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2715 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Atmosphere, dripping with it. Amazing box, perfect accompaniment. This plucked string arpeggios work perfectly, and the dissonant buzzes and tones are well judged. Beautiful and haunting.
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Soundhound said 2714 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Yes I do remember.....
She has a way with words, like no other her voice as well, has her own
style not many do now a days....She's really good.....
You track is right there as well, move real good around her solid groove
lots of flavour, well done.....
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egobandit said 2714 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
on the knees for u
strong lyrics against a powerful spacious track of musical playful ness that takes the listener through the lyrics and into the music and back again!
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Llarion said 2714 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Oh, MY....
What an expressive, passionate, compelling voice!! And you STARTED with that??? Wow, what a texture you created! Way to work it... Almost an Andreas Vollenweider sensibility... This is just flat coolness....
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Dadai.2 said 2711 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
this song...
atmospherics and sensual pathos in both the vocal and the music bed. Really a great synthesis. Wow... nicely recorded.

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Parichayaka said 2710 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Somehow Dawn Penn's 'No no no no ...' came to mind - love the lack of rhythm, the open structure and open ending. a musical snapshot of a moment.
Strong, expressive vocals - and I like that despite the description - there is more strength than despair in the performance. Looking forward to hearing more from this great collaboration!
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TobinMueller said 2709 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Dreamy dread
There is a thread about The Twilight Zone that also mentions The Outer LImits currently running in the Forums. This has a vibe that could fit into either series. Dreamy yet edged with dread. Nice vocals.
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echoroom said 2704 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
Never heard..
... you post anything other than interesting, well produced and inventive. Great vocal, evocative soundbed, haunting track.
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ShadowofNine said 2699 days ago (July 24th, 2011)
y don't
Awesome track...
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awigze said 2698 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
This captures the angst of loveloss. There must be something in the air... atmosphere. A lonely lament, but lovely... ah yes, empty hearts. Very evocative sound bed.
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Char said 2698 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
Very sensitive
treatment, Bryn. Lovely, evocative vocal. Thanks.
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lengold said 2698 days ago (July 25th, 2011)
This is
just pure brilliance.

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papag said 2687 days ago (August 5th, 2011)
stop hittin the play button. this one has me hooked. Makes me zone out on the words and music...good stuff

thanks for the download :)
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K.I.S.KISMET said 2670 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
oh so blue
i am truly moved by the sentiment and fine artistry here.

such admirable talent!
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Diviner said 2420 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
Very nice
Sounds great, every layer sounds sweet. Don't know how you do it. Well done
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