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MissChaos

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The final version of this song can be found on iTunes on my album, "120". Thanks for listening!
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Song Stats
Hits: 7826
Comments: 45
Fans: 29
Plays: 666
Downloads: 259
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Mar 16, 2006 - 09:16:11 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2008 - 03:44:46 PM Last Played: May 30, 2017 - 08:07:35 AM
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Hardware:
Korg Karma, Powerbook G4, iControl, M-Audio Audiophile, KRK monitors
Software:
Garageband, JP4, AMG Synthpack and Karma sequencer
Comments
gwhoose said 4150 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Fairies
Sounds like you have faery motion. fireflies are sometimes like fairies.

play; continous, I would have liked a variance of colors. A phase change to
a slightly different mood and then mingle back. I noticed you had several
different moods going tightly woven. Sometimes it is good to pause a
mood for drama. and then weave it back in slowly.In your case separation
and then union.
Texture yes, that was good. But sometimes a hem in the cloth will
suggest an arm or a leg. And then you get a bigger picture; like hinting at
a horizon.
I guess you can tell I liked your work.
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MissChaos said 4150 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Fairies
Thank you, Mr. H. :-) I'm honored that you stopped by to listen. Very good
suggestions as well! Welcome to MacJams!

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drakonis said 4150 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
She's a firefly
But she's still MissChaos. I still hear a great deal of your earlier style
here, which is a good thing. But I also hear you trying some new
things, which are very nice... hey, how do you like those nice rich JP4
strings? MissChaos on JP4, yummy! I'm a nut for rich bass, and you
have some very strong rich bass sounds in there that create an
interesting atmosphere. Your orchestration is very crisp, the
instruments and sounds are well-delineated, which I like... not muddy.
I like the weird spot in your music where the firefly smacks into a plant
and shakes herself and has to change key and start over. Overall, it is
sort of cotton-candy-ish, not a real strong melody per se, but more of
a feeling imparted, I hear the buzzing wings, I see colors flowing by...
that's what the good-old MC-piano-arpeggios and this new style
orchestration impart. Overall, this is slightly more upbeat and fun than
your others, not emotionally heart-wrenching, but still very enjoyable
to listen to. It almost sounds like a sketch for something greater,
maybe because I'd like to hear more :-) Sigh, another fave & DL from
you! Very nice work here!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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drakonis said 4150 days ago (March 16th, 2006)
Oh, and another thing
What wonderful artwork! Did you design that? And as for genre, other
than creating one just for you, probably New Age would work, although
that seems to have an unfortunately negative connotation, or maybe its
just me who is embarrassed to admit to enjoying a little New Agey
D.Arkenstone or M.Oldfieild now and then. Dragons are supposed to be
all jagged and craggy, and not be soft romantic Enya-loving softies. Oh
well... just don't tell anyone, OK?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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MissChaos said 4150 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Oh, and another thing
Well, Drak, we discussed Enya already so I won't rub it in here and embarass
you. :-) As always, I look forward to your comments. You are right on in your
descriptions (will you write them for me from now on?). I'm loving JP4, but I've
got plenty to learn. For the most part, I had more fun creating this one and
focused more on sound & texture than the uber-emotional element. Helps, too,
that I had a little noizy influence around. :-) Thank you, E.

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DeputyDoofy said 4150 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Excellent
Miss_Chaos, this is quite the spectacular tune. I'd love to get in detail like Drak, but I'll keep my comment short and pointless. :D
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MissChaos said 4150 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Excellent
Well, Doof, short or no, I'm thrilled to see ya on this page. Sometimes is the
pointless in life that matters the most. :-)

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said 4149 days ago (March 17th, 2006)
Wow!
Absolutely stunning!! Very intricate. Excellent performance! I'm looking
forward to Spring too!!! Thanks for posting this!
MissChaos said 4147 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Wow!
thanks a bunch for stopping by!

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caroline said 4148 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
whoooo - this is amazing
it made me want to go diving down through those layers - this is marvellous . i don't usually like sorta thing but i am enchanted by the sound of the wings going by - blast - where did i put those ear buds? that settles it... download and at least one more listen later if not many - thank you xox
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MissChaos said 4147 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
whoooo - this is amazing
Hee hee... hope you got a listen thru the buds. :-) Thanks, Caroline! xoxo!

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Komrade K said 4147 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Sensuous and sensual
...and there seems to be a contented purring noise cropping up at the low
end from time to time! It's like taking a bath in warm chocolate butter -
utterly lovely. Not that I've actually taken a bath in warm chocolate butter
but this is definitely the audio equivalent!!!

KK
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MissChaos said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Sensuous and sensual
warm chocolate butter? Well, if chocolate's involved, you can bet it'll be
good. :-) Thanks, KK, for such sweet & warm words. Mmm.

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Macaudion said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
PIcking up bottom and top lip, and face...
Well actually, everything dropped...

Lady - I almost always feel like I know what to say... - This tune is so
absolutely AMAZING!!! - Yippee! My buddy did this - I knew that you
were good, but this one... It has just blown me the farthest away... -
WOW!

(Breathing now)

I probably would try to say more if it weren't for the mailbox full of MJ
alerts, so... - We'll talk...

MissC, Get signed... Please... Dion

P.S. - I miss you - Now how could that be...
And smile at the other ones for me - xoxox

PPS - Glad the clouds have moved aside
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MissChaos said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
PIcking up bottom and top lip, and face...
[Reply coming via personal email] :-) (thank you, Dion. A million smiles from
only a few simple words)

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alley-oop said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
excellent
very moving music. I'm not so much into genre labels, but I hear jazz and classical elements. Sophisticated and emotional. Great Job! MissC.
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urbnite said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
karma
this is lovely. if i knew how to make any of this kind of stuff, i'd have
more to say. but i don't.

other than i dig it... and i totally got the feel of spring, no wait... yes,
spring. nope, cold again. come on! when will the flowers bloom?

but you know they will in the end.

btw, how do you like that iControl thing? the gadget freak in me wants
one, but i'm just doing on track recordings lately, so it's of no use to
me really.

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MissChaos said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
karma
Thanks, urbanite! The iControl? Meh. Take it or leave it. It's better suited for
guitar & bass players because it brings the most used features in GB to a sort of
mobile interface; reduces the need to use the mouse and keystrokes in GB. But I
find myself turning back toward the laptop and mouse anyhow to adjust timings
and such anyhow. I'm actually selling my iControl. :-) Nice of you to stop by
here and listen to my cute lil' tune.

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jpfeiff said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Smooth and mellow
Builds nicely--I think "ambient" is definitely the right genre for this one. Nice, distinct separation in the various layers--not muddy even with so much going on. Could be a cinema soundtrack.....
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MissChaos said 4145 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Smooth and mellow
Thanks for listening!

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illuminati said 4146 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Your music always evokes the great outdoors
in the most epic way. All the grandeur and danger of the wilderness is
here. I felt like I should be wearing a coat, racing to get home before
dark, before the night closed in. Top notch.
MissChaos said 4145 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Your music always evokes the great outdoors
wow, love your description of this. I'll probably always think of that now when I
hear this tune. Thanks so much for your kind words. :-)

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kristyjo said 4145 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
I could listen and listen all night
This is the kind of piece that doesn't tire me out - there's just exactly the
right balance of constancy and change. Always something new to listen
for, yet I'm settled right into where I'm comfortable. I love the
interweaving of natural sounding instruments with synthesized sounds.
Nice tempo, too.
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MissChaos said 4145 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
I could listen and listen all night
hi Kristy! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this! Thanks very much for your kind
words.

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said 4145 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
easy to listen to.
Very movie score like. It could go in a few genres.
I am glad to see you churning out a lot of music again.
It does your soul so good.
Audiologic said 4145 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
An Emotional Twist
This has many of your classical elements built into what I guess you
would call almost a piano piece? I love it. Beautiful and emotional as
usual. The strings in there are wonderful too, especially the quick little
bows. Wonderful job, and sorry for taking so long to get to this.

Ben
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Mcboy said 4145 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
i don't
know what it is....but its good.....choice of notes hit the soul in the right
spots.....bravo....!
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Leon said 4142 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
fireflies..and butterflies in my stomach
9-10-9-9! An instant fave!

The opening waves of strings and Spanish guitar immediately got me
from the very first few lines... I was all lost in enchantment after that..like
a wanderer suddenly roaming through a land of dreams and then falling
and swiming in a river of imaginations... The staccato strings and pulsing
pads just make an intoxicating mixture of fantastic sounds that sends me
in a whirl of delirium... Then the dream ends in a sudden jolt of silence.
Awesome..awesome... did i just imagine that or did i really hear it?
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atonalis said 4142 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
excellent.
wow. i loved the harmonic content...... the delicacy of the piano flirting from above...... the percussives all filtered in a juicy way gives the track a really subtle drive....... nice nice listen.
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Parichayaka said 4129 days ago (April 7th, 2006)
Genius!
Great combination of piano, strings and synth beat. Although you mention that the song has about 25 tracks, it doesn't sound contrived or "overmixed" at all. Has an organic flow to it. Could be twice as long and I would still enjoy it. Absolutely beautiful!

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said 4116 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
I love this...
the cracks and hisses add to it and the string change up is very nice.

the bubbly stuff is nice but a bit much (just a teensy bit at that) around
the middle of the piece.

Definite mind movie material, DLing this.

Thanks MissC!
hacked_to_pieces said 4116 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
ahem
Great instrumental MissC love the slow gradual build up, and the use
of minor chords thru out. No vocals needed on this track as it is very
complete on its own and held my interest from start to finish.
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MissChaos said 4116 days ago (April 20th, 2006)
ahem
Thanks, Hacked! Does this mean you won't sing opera along with this? :-)

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said 4109 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
A side effect of all that...
anticipation and hope is that it lights a fire of inspiration. I could oil paint
all day to this. When the rhythm pick sup an dstarts to drive backed by
those strings it makes my heart spill forth with all its creative desires.
said 4109 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
A side effect of all that...
Ha!! I already commented on this! lol.. sorry its been a long couple of days...
strange I dont know what I was thinking of with the bubbles in that first
comment. Nah I love this much.

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macgalver said 4043 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
mesmerizing
You have an uncanny sense of melody and an elegant ear for
composition. I think all too often there is too much going on in music.
Not so with you. Perfect doses of everything. Nicely done, MissChaos.
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caroline said 3941 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
i came back to listen to this again today ..
.. and you a married lady now too!!! this really is a fabulous piece - thank you xox
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onesweetworld said 3926 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
woo!
Miss Chaos,
Bravo to you for this piece. I have no idea what genre it is but I'm the last person to ask for that!!! I can tell you really have an ear for what sounds good and what FEELS good. Maybe we can work together one of these days. On to more of your beautiful music...

-Linda
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Doadars Uncle said 3913 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Great voices
Tender melodies offset with driving percussion! Nicely done.
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rsolorio said 3891 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Great sense of space
MissChaos I really enjoyed this. The textures, noddling sound and effects were well balanced and captivating. I found myself smiling while listening, thinking how much I was enjoying this piece. So thanks.

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MissChaos said 3891 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
thanks!
I'm really pleased that you enjoyed this. Thanks for stopping by this older song. Best of luck finding the perfect monitors/speakers! I hope Santa is generous!

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timothy devine said 3855 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Wow
Love the sound. Bob James comes to mind right away. Don't know why I went to this song.I guess its in the genre i like.
I was checking out your fans. Thats quit a list. I'll take in some more latter. Thanx
Timmy
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MJG said 3845 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
I do like this piece, actually a little more
than the other, the piano and synths you play balance each other very well, and breakup of drum loops is very enjoyable, thanks Miss C -MJG
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EMP said 3763 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
So Talented
Nice work, great mixing the different keyboards. Piano works so well on this track with the beats in the background.

Nice work.
Please creat more rare find you are.

This track made me happy.

Thanks
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Reinholt56 said 3682 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
I came to the party late on this one....
I can only apologise for missing this gem. An evocative, nostalgic, longing, hopeful piece of music.

The undertow to the piece has the inklings of what nowadays I know is 'you'. (I know what I mean (musically) but can't explain it better).

Thanks for pointing me in the mix's general direction.

Blown away (like cotton grass seed on the wind).

Paul.
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