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I Have Dreamed In Another


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TobinMueller

 Genre: Art Rock

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I originally wrote this song for a soundtrack to a Spanish movie about Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide which was filmed in Bucharest. But after staring at my father's face for months while he languished and then recovered in ICU, and then lost his memory and struggled to find himself again, I thought about this song again in a different light.

My favorite part is the excellent solo by Entcho Todorov, a fabulous violinist who also plays on this Tango.

The song art is a detail from Jan Ternald's Confrontation.

Hope you like this track, the many layers, the musical references to things unspoken (hopefully elevating the many passing melodies and instrument choices to the level of subliminal lyrics), the storytelling aspects. I tried to juxtapose the electric piano(s) with the smoothness of the Jaco bass and acoustic guitar and piano, symbolizing the layered dreaming, layered lives. It all explodes into the violin solo section, where Entcho takes over as the complete other character, the other life. I also wanted to do another song in which I sing with my bass voice, Suzanne loves it when I sing low.

Initially I couldn't decide what genre to slot it under, but have (at least temporarily) chosen Art Rock, liking Mungo's reasonings and also wanting to place something under that label anyway. I also think Cinematic Soundtrack, Tango and Showtunes apply. Please let me know if you think something other than Art Rock is more appropriate.

Please listen in headphones, if you can. Lots of subtle things to hear, hopefully. You may also have to turn up the track slightly, since I didn't want to compress the drum too much.

This track was remastered and appears on my 2007 release, A Bit Of Light, available through CDBaby.
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Lyrics
I have dreamed
dreamed I
I was another
I have dreamed

and I reached out past another’s sleeping
and there before me was another’s life

oh
and all the dreams still locked in another’s eyes

how many lives
how many deaths
how many truths
and wickedness
can I hold in another’s hands?

oh

I have dreamed
I have dreamed
I was ten thousand men
alive in ten thousands worlds
held in another’s
another’s hands
in another’s hands
in another’s hands

I have dreamed
Song Stats
Hits: 7572
Comments: 50
Fans: 22
Plays: 881
Downloads: 289
Votes: 34
Uploaded: Mar 18, 2006 - 11:01:07 AM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2009 - 07:19:14 AM Last Played: Oct 23, 2017 - 02:57:19 PM
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Hardware:
Entcho Todorov's violin
My Korg A90-ex (controller keyboard)
Mackie mixer, EV 757 mic
Software:
GB2 and several elec piano software add ons
Comments
said 4266 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
Forth and back on the wormhole carnival ride
Dreams, passages, distorted mirrors, puffs of air from the lower
regions, unglued synapses. It's all there. The story of the ride gone
awry. Out of control. Spun too fast. Flung to another dimension, cast in
a new role that is lucid and frightening. Then brought back again
without apology or refund. Such is the absurdity of lives in some local
theatres. Well told, Tobin.

Evolution of a Dreamer
by RCS

After a twenty-minute nap in the car and on the boulevard,
I awoke (within the dream) and realized that reality can be
painted well if one is true to the balance of light and color.
I beheld the shimmering pixels.

I regarded the land bridge impassible and decided
to go way around the west end of the swollen, white lakes.
A horde of bicyclists made a mad dash across the impassible bridge.
Some made it, but a big man fell in the water.
In his campsite, drying himself off, the big man muttered,
"This is how I chose to spend my Sunday."

"My heart is closing," Bridget said, smiling, having just received
a very fine overcoat from a very engaging and gracious foreigner.
I shook the young man's hand. Our clasp was strong and sustained.
There was spontaneous hope and joy.

"Iodine gives me twenty minutes of protection, "the daughter said
to her mother who responded, "I should have had it so easy in my day!"
Whereupon the mother pulled off a very large piece of toenail
and tossed it onto the locker room floor.

The stuff of dreams. Providing clues to nothing, or everything.
A glimpse of heaven, where our bodies and minds are given free range.
The play areas of disembodied souls. Accidental doors to parallel
universes.
Bizarre, disconnected feelings and sense impressions.
Good for a brief laugh or a prolonged cry.
TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Forth and back on the wormhole carnival ride
Thank you for adding so artfully to this page. I appreciate all your additions. An
oasis of imagination.
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thoddi said 4266 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
good to have you back
Hi Tobin, this tune has your signature all over it. You have indeed your own sound.

The alternating pianos at start adds to the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide feel of the song. Guess that was the tought behind iut as well:) Cool sound from that distorted el-piano. Very much to my taste.

The viola is fabulous and fires up underneath the song. Your chord progression along the solo, bringing up the chaos feeling and then taking it back to a calm mood, has a masters touch.

As your music is clearly well organized and strictly composed, your singing follows the directions pointed out in your score. I see that this is the intention of your arrangements and your performance gets top marks from me. As I am a leaning more towards the blues and soul my self, I would of course like to hear you sometimes improvise more over the strict arrangement to sort of make a contrast to the otherwise perfect image. The distorted piano serves this purpose, but i could wish for more crude stuff... :)

I'm not good at putting stuff in a boxes, so I'm afraid I can't help you with the genre.

Hope you're doing fine Tobin, great to have you back here:)


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TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
good to have you back
Thank you, Thor. I know what you mean about wanting more "crude" stuff. My
vocals are playing a part, just as is the electric piano, and in this case it is of the
surface dreamer, not the world beneath, which is reserved for the
instrumentation (and the action on the screen). Also, I'm fairly self-conscious
and not particularly good at vocal improvisation, so I avoid it. Funny how our
performance limitations can sometimes limit our artistic choices. But thanks for
listening so carefully and I look forward to more collabs with you in the future.
Perhaps we can do something crude together?
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charliechen said 4266 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
theatrical and dramatic
The song is a mini-musical/operetta. The story unfolds in all the different aural elements and rhythms. It is quite mesmerizing.

This is one piece of music where I didn't want to read the lyrics. The piece needs to flow through you without any distractions.

Having said that, I could see it being danced.

I would love to hear this performed live with a small orchestra and vocalist.

Beautiful.
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TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
theatrical and dramatic
I know what you mean about not wanting to read along with this track. The
lyrics are secondary, a frame in which the real painting occurs. Thanks for
seeing between them, around them, past them.
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jiguma said 4266 days ago (March 18th, 2006)
Just wait a minute ......
.... while I pick my jaw up off the ground! Tobin, I've liked all your
earlier works, but this to me sounds leaps and bounds ahead of
anything I can remember from your repertoire. Your Bowie-esque (and
by definition Iva Davies-esque) vocals on this are just too good for
words (he ticks off point #1!); fascinated by the chord structures you
used (tick#2); production is both restrained and "out there" at the same
time (#3); violin solo is sublime (4); oh, and then there's the
immaculate production - all-in-all an excellent piece. Point 6 is of
course the masterful playing throughout. Oh yes, and the lyrics aren't
half bad :)
A few years ago, I saw a production of Iva Davies "Berlin" (with Davies
and the then-current version of Icehouse playing the score live) - an
excellent production by the way - and this piece reminded me so much
of that evening. This has so many European resonances for me, and
Berlin (the city this time) came immediately to mind in the first few
bars (so to speak!).
This is a piece that can be dragged out whenever the nay-sayers start
on about the deficiencies of home recording and GB in particular.
Have to stop raviing - this is one of the best things I've heard on MJ!
Thanks,
Neil
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TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Just wait a minute ......
Wow. Thanks. This could be the most positive review ever. I love that you have
taken such care to listen to these different aspects of the song. Thank you for
your uplifting make-my-day sort of comments. I must confess ignorance as to
who Iva Davies is or the show "Berlin." Please email me any links or advice as to
how to listen to him/it so I can know what you mean. Sounds intriguing.
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Suzanne said 4266 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
collage of alternative selves
like a collage of feelings, dreams, memories, desires. the images you stir with your voice, your half phrases, your amazing electric piano licks (yes, like subliminal lyrics), it is astounding to me how you are able to conjure up things deep inside. masterful. this writing is beyond craft, into the intuitive art of Art. and, oh, that low voice! i agree with the person above who says they just let it wash over them. this deserves many listenings. you are like the tide, never the same. (by the way, i'd simply put the song under "cinematic soundtrack.")
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TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
collage of alternative selves
I was leaning toward "cinematic soundtrack" until Mungo came up with the Art
Rock idea. Thanks for your comments. I know you have to listen to my songs in
many stages (and usually like my rougher early simpler versions best), thanks
for your patience. I did edit out several little things in the final mix, things that
got in the way. You are a wonderful influence, in more ways than I can count.
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John Stebbe said 4266 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
It's all good
It's all good . . . but that violin solo is something you just don't hear
on MacJams. What a beautiful sound! Thanks, Tobin, for recruiting
Encho Tudorov to perform with you here.

Your voice is brooding and introspective on this song, and
compliments the lyrics well. You have a very appealing baritone
instrument. Reminds me at times of Chicago's original lead singer (the
one who accidentally shot himself), the one before Peter Cetera. The
one who sang on "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Can't
remember his name, but your voice recalls his sound.
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John Stebbe said 4265 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
It's all good
OK, that singer from Chicago was Robert Lamm, but it was Terry Kath who
accidentally shot himself.


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said 4266 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Most Excellent
I especially liked the violin, but the entire song was very enjoyable and
very well done - the performances, the melodies, the arrangement and
the production.
If you are looking for a genre other than "other", it's my opinion that "art
rock" would fit.
TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Most Excellent
Art Rock, great idea. That's in first place in my head, right now. Art Rock
combines the storytelling theatrical with the David Bowie vocal style. You think
it would be suitable even without an electric guitar (or an Emerson organ)?
Thanks for your careful listening. (The violin is my favorite part too.)
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said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Most Excellent
It would say that it would be very suitable. I have come to believe that Art Rock encompasses many things that now have their own musical branches - it spawned progressive rock, but also spawned (or at least was one of the parents of) psychedlic rock, ambient rock, industrial rock. As you mentioned, I feel that much of Bowie's work since he started collaborating with Brian Eno falls under Art Rock. If I were to pick a starting point for Art Rock, it would be the Beatle's Revolver. But I'm biased - that LP is a favorite of mine. Others may point to some of Brian Wilson's or Frank Zappa's works from around the same tiime (1966).

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Ars longa, vita brevis.
Joanna said 4265 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Complex
This sounds theatrical to me, like a deeply complex, layered show tune.
I could visualize the scene on stage, the play of spotlights on the
singer, dali-esque set designs and silent dancers spinning through the
motions of a dream.
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TobinMueller said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Complex
Everything I write ends up sounding like musical theatre, sadly. I love your
"Dali-esque set designs and silent dancers spinning through" idea. When the
first Macjams Jamboree is held at Lincoln Centre, I am definitely going to spring
for the extra dancers.
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Scorpjammer said 4265 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Do tell your story, Mr. Balladeer.
Awesome composition from start to finish. Very complex and intricate work, while having a catchy rhythmic instrumental melody throughout. Terrific keyboard and killer violin work. I dig the classical guitar touch. So subtle, tasteful. I could go on and on.

Definite headphone candy.

Way to go!
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TobinMueller said 4264 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Do tell your story, Mr. Balladeer.
Thanks for listening in headphones. So many more details picked up that way.
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Wifty said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Epic
Wonderful work Tobin. Epic, dramatic, powerful show tune.
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dchapman said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Epic
Firstly, I'd like to say how glad I am to see you back.

Ok, now your song. You have a gift (or maybe, perhaps, many many
years of education) that allows you to add all of these marvelous layers
into your music. All without fighting one another. All helping to paint
a beautiful and sometimes haunting picture.

Your songs always take the listener to another place and where ever
that place may be, it's exactly where you wanted to take them.

I won't begin to comment on the musical aspects of the music because
it's so far beyond my knowledge, but the emotion comes across as
clear as day. And as usual, your compositional prowess is equalled by
your production skills.

Another success.
d.
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TobinMueller said 4264 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Epic
Thanks for the kind words. I always think its ears and patience that enable
layers to be added without conflict. I remember one of my first one-on-one
composition classes with my professor when I was showing him the first section
of a string quartet I was writing and he asked "Why did you use this
progression?" and I answered "Because it sounded the way I wanted it to." He
said there has to be more of a reason, and too this day I can't think of a better
one. Experience helps to find the sounds in my head, where to go, how to make
it happen. Thanks for acknowledging the years spent learning, I hope they
weren't wasted. But I just do what I hear.
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FEEL said 4265 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Not only words tell the story
Loved the lyrics and the keys that you choose well. The violin attack really changes the mood of the composition and add the feeling of confusion to the composition. The interpretation and relation of yours and your fathers experience compared to that of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hide added a nice touch. Welcome back.

Regards,
John
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iG.STUDiO said 4264 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Beautiful
Very rich instrumental layer, totally enjoyable - complex and involving, makes you want to listen over and over. I liked the "instrumental" approach to the lead vocal as well - blends in perfectly with the back ground "matter".
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giovanni said 4264 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
So much...
Wow... there's so much going on here. I really love that you can step back
from this piece and hear a full essence yet when you step in closer you
hear the adbundance of sounds, melodies... all working together. This
sounds like you, Tobin, and yet its very different.. i really like that.
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quarkhead said 4264 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Wow, nice tango rhythm!
The first thing that came to mind hearing this amazing song was Astor Piazzola. The cagey beat reminded me of a lot of his work.

Really excellent job. At first, the low voice threw me, I must admit, but as the song progressed, it felt more and more right, until by the end, I couldn't imagine it being done another way.

Truly a wonderful piece of art!
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TobinMueller said 4264 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Wow, nice tango rhythm!
Yes, I listed Astor Piazzola on the song page under "sounds like" even tho that
list doesn't show up anywhere yet. I did use a little accordion in a few spots,
too, as a homage. Thanks for staying with the voice until the end, my voice puts
me off at first too, but its the only one I have so I am starting to get used to it as
well. Resignation is a powerful tool in the quest for inner peace. (Altho inner
peace is not necessarily an artist's friend.) Glad you liked the tango aspect of the
song, it is what I strived for first, a new kind of tango, but a tango nonetheless,
as an analogy for the violent dance within ourselves among our competing inner
lives.
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Einarus said 4263 days ago (March 21st, 2006)
Epic
I've always been a great fan of your work. Besides the fact that it's simply
always an enjoyable listen, I love that there's always so much to hear,
both whithin the music and outside it.
This is no different.
I would give you a more detailed comment expressing my admiration of
this, but I really wouldn't know what to say. I hope it suffices to say that I
was, quite frankly, in awe.

A work of art.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4263 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Travel in brain
I was invited with your song.
To the dream.
I have dreamed
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EdensEve said 4262 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
I couldn't help but to keep looking
I couldn't staring at the song art you used. The same feeling I got frmo your voice, like you were being hysponotized by the dream of finding life through another person, like Being John Malchovich. The song made me feel everything at once, and I didn't realize it until the "wickedness" lyric kind of surprised me, but made perfect sense. Flips sides of coins. I couldn't help but to keep looking into those eyes, until I was looking out of them from the inside...
TobinMueller said 4262 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
I couldn't help but to keep looking
Yes, Eric's art is mesmerizing. I love that self-portrait (for the original, before I
added alterations, see: http://www.artsforge.com/green.html). Eric is no longer
painting, but is writing books. An alternative life of his own begun. He says he
is happier than ever. One life is simply not enough, don't you think?
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James_ Medd said 4262 days ago (March 22nd, 2006)
Very Good...
Tobin, your're clearly an excellent musician and writer and this tune
shows that brilliantly. You've achieved some great sounds here, I'm not
sure if its my sort of thing but very good all the same.
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alley-oop said 4262 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
Excellent
The music and playing are just outstanding. Encho's violin is haunting,
it blends so well with your instruments and and voice. I love the
singing, and compelling lyrics. Bravo Mr. M
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Corporal Beef said 4261 days ago (March 23rd, 2006)
What can I add?
To be able to take listeners on a musical journey into someone else's
mind (a crazy Mr. Hide at that!) is a daunting task for some, but you
make it seem so easy. I could pinpoint the exact moment when the
dream was overshawdowed with the darkness of insanity(?); perhaps
that lays in all of us, just waiting to escape us as we sleep.
Great job with this one; I can tell a lot of effort was put into it. It's nice
to have you back.
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TobinMueller said 4257 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
What can I add?
When are we ever done with a song? I spent enough time on this one to feel like
I am actually finished. Thanks for noticing. All the little spaces are filled, and I
sense the swirl of my creating as I listen, which always thrills in a personal way.
It is great others feel it too. Thanks for your comments. One of my favorite
details is they way I bent the electric piano a few times to slip into a modulation
in an unexpected way; and the little weird organ sounds that flicker in and out
of the background at times, subliminally. It feels great to actually finish a song
and be satisfied.
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futzpucker said 4259 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
This is brilliant
Tobin, because of quite striking nature of what you can accomplish in a
studio, and because of my own limitations regarding interpretation in
literature, I only skim the surface of the imaging and storytelling of the
lyric, which is obviously brilliant even so. Instead, I concentrate on
what you do with the interplay of your tools and your gifts to
accomplish the creation of a world for your songs, and in this regard I
am in awe, especially in this piece.

From the opening bars of the song, the juxtaposition of the sweet
acoustic piano and its lovely voicings with the distortion and slightly
twisted voicings of the electric piano, set to a lilting groove that the
shaker simply presents, the stage is set for a journey to come.

From there the use of various supporting instruments, each of which
makes remarkable use of space as well as stating simple yet
wonderfully rich parts, turns the song into a virtual classroom of how
to effectively bring a listener where the composer intends. The contrast
of peace and tranquility, creating a calm, reassuring, introspective
atmosphere, to the section of unsettling and even disturbing
dissonance, as the listener is given a glimpse of his/her own shadow
side, all accomplished seamlessly, reveals an unmistakable master's
touch.

The instrumentation, their voicings, their parts, the ease of which it
appears this song's arrangement was constructed (an illusion, of
course), and the fascinating story-telling all this married to the lyric
accomplishes, has created a work of art you will be proud of the rest of
your life, and with every good reason. You are a man with great gifts,
and you appear to be tearing down that which often slows the progress
toward greatness in us all (self-made, false limitations) to reveal the
deeper dimensions within, dimensions to which we all have full access
but ironically have to learn to find; in that regard you are a teacher,
and whether people favor your particular music or not is irrelevant to
this universal aspect of creation of art.

It is regrettable that you had to witness your father's suffering (and
we're all pleased to hear that he's doing better), but the clich that
says that good things often come from bad proves itself constantly,
and it may be that his suffering helped you find the artistry it took to
bring this song to where it is.

Congratulations, Tobin, and thank you for giving us this gift.

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TobinMueller said 4257 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
This is brilliant
Thank you for your kind words, especially the personal ones. It is emotions that
I try to conjure with my music, to make passages live in a visual-tactile-emotive
state. As I play, I conjure these images-feelings and try and make sure they
reach inside me as I re-listen. If we are to open others, we are vulnerable. If we
try and hold on to anything (which I cannot help but do), a kind of joyous
suffering is inevitable. If we let joy surround, pain will follow. I have found that
joy and suffering, love and loss are aspects of a single movement. Nothing
worthwhile is easy, yet there is an ease that pervades. It is one of the things I
tried to create with this song, a sense of inevitable duality. Thanks for all your
words, your careful listening, and taking the time.
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Scott Carmichael said 4250 days ago (April 3rd, 2006)
Tobin..you're a painter
You have such a pallette to work with .. I know I've said that before, but
it still stikes me how free you are to employ sounds that would not be
obvious to most of us... And I sit here and watch a movie instead of
listen to a song...

I'm slowly working through your page

sincerly, great work...
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jim mason said 4231 days ago (April 22nd, 2006)
fusion jazz art folk
after careful consideration i have come up with a genre for this tune. i
would call it fusion jazz art folk, there is just about every element in
this song except (to be honest) rock. although there is a hint of gentle
giant and romantic warrior. it is very rich and complex, i have not
reached the level where i could record something like this, i purposely
keep my stuff simple or my brain would explode when i tried to
produce it. i thank you for stopping by earlier and your thoughtful
comments. i am sure i will pass by here many times on my stay here.
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TobinMueller said 4116 days ago (August 16th, 2006)
fusion jazz art folk
Yes, everything but rock, and yet I thought "art rock" was the place to park the
track becuz I thought the art rock audience at MJ would appreciate it the most. I
like your new genre idea, tho. By the way, my brain explodes a couple times
every day. Luckily, all the king's horses and all the king's men (read: Suzanne)
are still able to paste me back together again, before dinner each evening,
hopefully.
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renecalvo said 4228 days ago (April 26th, 2006)
nice one
I especially like the epiphanal moment followed by that sweet resolution on violins.
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laine said 4225 days ago (April 29th, 2006)
I have Dreams too in Australia
I am so glad I have taken the time to look you up and have a peek at
what you do. Your music absolutely espresses my paintings! and I will
be listening to this on my next canvas. I too hear Bowie- and Iva Davis
who I think first was with a band Flowers and then Icehouse, Saw them
play in Melbourne Aust....That is a compliment plus Only you are in
another spectra, Your music an apparation to behold Yeah )the
compostion is perfect completed by your violinist who plays like the
16th century that has been suddenly transported to the year 2006
giving such a schizo-affective performance it is totally amazing wild
confusing manic scary stuff there wow you are so blessed to have all
this inside you and with you. I am totally blown away like a piece of
crispy autumn caught by surprise of the hurricane. This has made me
feel sooooo fragile .....thankyou so very much for allowing the world to
hear such a masterpiece. All the best Laine*****
TobinMueller said 4116 days ago (August 16th, 2006)
I have Dreams too in Australia
Wo, what a great comment. Conscious-streaming tethered to my own time-
rifting. Yes, I am blessed by the people that surround me. I am off to check out
your art.
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MowMeDown said 4212 days ago (May 12th, 2006)
Bit me
Mow me down you son of a gun. This song just creeped out and bit me
over and over, like a vampire from a seductive dream, and I had to listen
to it. That fiddle was tops. Really enjoyed your low vocals. This is what
music can be.
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Sarutobi said 4128 days ago (August 4th, 2006)
This is v interestin
it flows from theme to theme like a sort of sea and builds up in power i
like this...
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said 4056 days ago (October 14th, 2006)
production
and everything I feel is flawless. Like a grand network of strings meshing together and forming a quilt fit to warm you with. One part stands out the part where the voice becomes intense. I enjoyed this one very much
Norman Goodman said 3896 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
.
Eloquent and tastefully phrased piano intro. Brilliant violin. Some of the sections of this piece are extraordinary.... but to be honest I found the vocal performance and melody line to be lacklustre and dull. After such a gorgeous intro and upon reflection of some of the exceptional sections ( in particular where the strings are featured ) I feel a stronger melody could be developed. To my ears this came across as though you have created a tremendous musical bed but were at a loss as to how to approach the melody. Regardless of my inability to comprehend the intent of your melody this is in most respects a fine piece of music!
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TobinMueller said 3225 days ago (January 23rd, 2009)
Vocally floating traveler
What I was going for, visually, was creating a vocal line that floated through a dreamy twilight zone. Its doesn't move as much as the music bed becuz it is hovering over the bed like a watcher, if that makes sense. The vocals are my eyes, but the music is my brain. Also, my voice isn't that great and will always sound "lackluster" when compared to the likes of Entcho's violin!
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DonStevens said 2860 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
IHDIA
I was envisioning a stage musical with dancers. The violin sole is beautiful. Also like where you add a little reverb. A very complex piece. Had to listen to it three times.
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billykirsch said 2848 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
I Have Dreamed in Another
I'm digging the intro. Reminds me of something I love that's too deep in my memory and can't recall. Then, WOW, GREAT bandoneon / violin contrapunto @2:27. The bandoneon here sounds more like the real thing! May be the violin is masking the artificial taste of the synth. Violin is unbelievable.
Beautiful lyrics. Beautiful song. Great vox.

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