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Rosalia


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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!


Inspired by a documentary I saw on the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Italy. Some of the images haunted me for weeks after. I debated posting more details on this, but some feel it's better to leave it ambiguous.

History can be be both beautiful and morbid.

There are two unmistakeable samples used in this song. The music and speaking/singing vox are all me (and a kid!).

photograph by National Geographic
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Song Stats
Hits: 4715
Comments: 50
Fans: 12
Plays: 605
Downloads: 163
Votes: 22
Uploaded: Apr 09, 2006 - 10:31:39 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2008 - 03:40:33 PM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 10:29:24 PM
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Hardware:
Korg Karma, MAudio Audiophile, iControl, KRK monitors, USB microphone
Software:
Garageband
Comments
said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Nice.
I might not sleep tonight.
Komrade K said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Top banana!
An amazing production here, you set very high standards. I love that
bass sound you've got under this and those keyboard stabs are delicious!
Almost sounds like you've got Grace Jones doing some vocals in there -
this track would really lend itself to a dance/dub remix.

KK

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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Top banana!
Thank you, my fiddler friend.

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said 4091 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
Top banana!
Bananna Hammock.
gwhoose said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
minimalist
nice minimalist drums with organ peeping over the top. All love is equal
until life segments and shelves it; and then you wonder where it has gone.
Sometimes life can continue without love, sometimes it can't. Sometimes
love returns again and again.
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
minimalist
And some fear it & push it away. I like your thinking. Thank you Mr. H.

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drakonis said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
gets under my skin
wow... this is really beautiful, haunting, pulling me into an electronica
delirium. Reminds me a little of Enigma in its vagueness of subject
matter and the feel of the music (did you "Altar" your pitch to create the
monk-chants too?) The music, singing, spoken parts, all swirled together
to create a very well-crafted piece. I loved the rich bass, the tasteful
percussion, the attention to detail on where to place things, spatially and
temporally. The only thing I'd wished was that the ending was a little
more conclusive... it seemed like everything stopped at an odd place... or
maybe it is just me wishing for the music to continue. Faved, Dled.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
gets under my skin
I'm so pleased that you stopped by this out-of-the-norm piece of mine. I almost
deleted it but figured it's okay to try something new for me, despite the risks. A
certain someone told me no one would believe that I wrote this and also played
those synth parts (no loops!). I did, however use some sampled voices here and
tried to point that out in the song description. This one started out with a
mission to do something funky: I had that drum segment (thanks, EE!) and wrote
that funky bass line & organ riff. I suppose there's still a lot of me in there as
well, as I think you caught with your keen perception. Thank you, Drak.

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Stun Nutz said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
hey...!
You have been cranking out the tunes lately! It's good to see you back in
the game full swing... and up on iTunes, as well! Also... it was really fun
to hear your voice and the little girl in there (one half of the dynamic duo,
I presume?).
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
hey...!
yup, one half precisely. :-) Thank you Mr. Nutz!

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Warren Smith said 4097 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
frothy
Right - we're all equal in love, just some are more equal than others (to paraphrase Orwell).

I recently read the the coffee beverage "cappuccino" derives from the brown tone of the Capuchin robe.

Your mix here whips up a frothy soundtrack - dark, mysterious, ominous - with a dollop of love slathered on top.
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
frothy
I think you've summed it all up. Thank you Warren!

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charliechen said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
What makes history so morbid...
...is the people involved in the stories. People can be so beautiful and morbid, can't they?.

This is a haunting, beautiful track. I love the chanting. You did a great job evoking a sense of history, with a very modern electric spin.

Just lovely.

P.S. I love your EP on iTunes. Bought and downloaded.
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
What makes history so morbid...
It sounds as though you either know about the subject matter or you did your
research. ;) Thank you, Charlie, your words mean a lot.

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atonalis said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
very nice....
..... like trip-hopish funk.... really nice keys.... i like the hints of chant in there...... very haunting voice you have there as well. the only crit i have is that the tonal elements could come up more... but thats just my tastes...... yearning upon yearning in this..... even if it is funky....... wonderful track.
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
very nice....
your comments are noted. Good suggestion! Thank you for stopping by, I'm
stoked you came by for a listen.

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said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
The catacombs
Can't part my hair with these catacombs...but your song may part my
brain lobes. Watch out. Murmurings of dead saints and sinners.
Interesting juxtaposition of modern downbeats and eternal updrafts.
The sewers are alive with the echoes of old souls.
MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
The catacombs
Can't pull one past you. :-) Glad to have your insightful comment here. You
know this story well.

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said 4096 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Love it
Keep it nice done a really relax song.
Thanks fore sharing.

Sincerely
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Love it
Thank you, Skean!

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datafunk said 4096 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
dubby hoppy
brilliant track, mad prod, I love the dub flavor of it (actually I would have dubflavored it even more), your keys are gorgeous, so cool.
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MissChaos said 4096 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
dubby hoppy
Oooh, if Mr. datafunk says so. :-) Thank you for the props!

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said 4091 days ago (April 15th, 2006)
dubby hoppy
Datafunk remix anytime soon?
borisluxx said 4096 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Marvelous!
I couldn't agree more with Drakonis; this is very much like Enigma. I mean
that in a good way. I love them as well as this song of yours. I can also
see how Komrade K heard a bit of Grace Jones in there as well. A very very
good job and you really do justice to the genre. I really have nothing but
great things to say about this piece. It was well thought out, well
produced, I could go on and on. The vocals are fantastic, in my opinion. I
LOVE those haunting vocals! Excellent job! DL'd!
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MissChaos said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Marvelous!
wow, seal of approval from the real electronic crowd at MJ! You all are so good
at this stuff... it means a lot to have this kind of encouragement. Thanks, boris!

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perceptualvortex said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Swirly
Vaguely spooky but lovely to listen to nonetheless. The chanting and other vox, as well as the synths reminded me of a more soulful Industrial Monk tune. I especially liked the vocals in here, nice going to you both with that. Great production MC!
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MissChaos said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Swirly
thanks, PV!

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renecalvo said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
wow
You really have control of your pallet. Im awed.
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MissChaos said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
wow
wow back! Thank you!

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Macaudion said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Well now
Did you just go and get all gruvn' and sexy on us

-- Funke Funke Funke --

And you've turned kinda hipster too - Diggn it! - But you knew that -
Is that's your voice - I heard her voice (getting closer) - You didn't do
this - Did you - Of course you did... - Not that you can't, of course -
It's just that it's so different -- Mostly, it's that it's so slick, and that's
not something that I'd ever associate w/ your name - It's slick and
sexy, but I don't have a hard time w/ the sexy part, especially since
you've started wearing things like that itty bitty bumble bee skirt that
you've been sportn lately Yeah, what does the _U think about that... --
But I digress

This is a gruvn little number that you've put together - I REALLY like it
Okay, it's my fav of yours - I just realized though, that I'm kinda
stunned into disbelief and I've spent most of my time here trying to
make sure that I was at the right place - I even had to check the top of
the page again - I should like, get over it huh -- She's coming out, and
she wants the world to know... See, I can't sing..

This is the most interesting collection of expressions that I've ever
heard -- Of course it is -- This is cool viewing -- I can't wait to hear
what's next -- I'm on the edge of my seat though - I have a
verrrrrrrrrrrrrry cool view - Keep up the good work miss( - Will this
become available on Itunes - Dion
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Macaudion said 4095 days ago (April 11th, 2006)
Well now
Did you just go and get all gruvn' and sexy on us

-- Funke Funke Funke --

And you've turned kinda hipster too - Diggn it! - But you knew that -
Is that's your voice - I heard her voice (getting closer) - You didn't do
this - Did you - Of course you did... - Not that you can't, of course -
It's just that it's so different -- Mostly, it's that it's so slick, and that's
not something that I'd ever associate w/ your name - It's slick and
sexy, but I don't have a hard time w/ the sexy part, especially since
you've started wearing things like that itty bitty bumble bee skirt that
you've been sportn lately Yeah, what does the _U think about that... --
But I digress

This is a gruvn little number that you've put together - I REALLY like it
Okay, it's my fav of yours - I just realized though, that I'm kinda
stunned into disbelief and I've spent most of my time here trying to
make sure that I was at the right place - I even had to check the top of
the page again - I should like, get over it huh -- She's coming out, and
she wants the world to know... See, I can't sing..

This is the most interesting collection of expressions that I've ever
heard -- Of course it is -- This is cool viewing -- I can't wait to hear
what's next -- I'm on the edge of my seat though - I have a
verrrrrrrrrrrrrry cool view - Keep up the good work miss( - Will this
become available on Itunes - Dion
Check out my latest song called Pavel
dreadmon said 4094 days ago (April 12th, 2006)
sweet
love the chanting and the groove - super-trippy and haunting. It ends a little suddenly for all the great head of steam you've got going, other than that. That's a rippin' little track.
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jap joint jerk said 4094 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
beautiful!
cool beat,melancholic pad,and Gregolian chant.
i realy like this.
feels like walking alone cloudy day with little hope.
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ktb said 4090 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
did i mention?
what a mix, that bass and trippy beat just jump right out of my
speakers! I think I fav'd this at 17 seconds. A record for me :-)
The chanting (was that one of the samples?) and your vocal parts are
interwoven to perfection. that bass!...and of course the organ dancing
around, really just too sweet...did I mention the bass? Did you play the
other parts, drums, pads etc? many deep judo's on this. quite
frighteningly excellent
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ktb said 4090 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
did i mention?
what a mix, that bass and trippy beat just jump right out of my
speakers! I think I fav'd this at 17 seconds. A record for me :-)
The chanting (was that one of the samples?) and your vocal parts are
interwoven to perfection. that bass!...and of course the organ dancing
around, really just too sweet...did I mention the bass? Did you play the
other parts, drums, pads etc? many deep judo's on this. quite
frighteningly excellent
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
MissChaos said 4090 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
did i mention?
I'm playing the bass, organ, and pads on my Korg synth. I played and recorded
the bass part first, before I knew where I was going to take this little tune; I
guess it kinda came together naturally. I'm still not sure. This was kind of an
experiment for me. :-) I'm really glad you stopped by and offered such nice
encouragement. Thank you!

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quintesson said 4090 days ago (April 16th, 2006)
To quote Marv Albert....
"Its Gooooood!" I love chillout music to the core. I also know it hard to make it well so well done on this one! Another one please.
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Nurse DRE said 4086 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
beautiful hanting
miss chaos you are fabulous! what a deep and haunting song - I listened to the collab with bp - fabulous!!! I was curious if you knew about the saint rosalia and her time in the caves and her story/life matches the feel from your song - haunting, drawing in, dark, enveloped in the cave but full of purpose of beauty from a different source ... amazing job!!!
Nurse DRE said 4086 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
beautiful hanting
miss chaos you are fabulous! what a deep and haunting song - I listened to the collab with bp - fabulous!!! I was curious if you knew about the saint rosalia and her time in the caves and her story/life matches the feel from your song - haunting, drawing in, dark, enveloped in the cave but full of purpose of beauty from a different source ... amazing job!!!
MissChaos said 4085 days ago (April 21st, 2006)
beautiful hanting
Thanks, Deb! The story of "Rosalia" struck me in a way that is hard to articulate.
I couldn't get those images and thoughts out of my head for weeks. I suppose
this was my way of purging them. It's really quite fascinating stuff. I'm so glad to
see you around MJ! You're gonna have a blast finding amazing music here. :-)

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Leon said 4084 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Nobody does it better...
From the first note, this song immediately grabs you and takes you on a
dreamy ride. The superimposition of male and female chants and the
throbbing energy of this song all make up a mystical experience. It's like
a mysterious tunnel that you course through... somewhat dark, enigmatic,
and magical.

Yeah, nobody does this kind of music better than you, MissChaos.
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said 4081 days ago (April 25th, 2006)
Nobody does it better...
I agree, nobody does it quite like Chaos.

echoroom said 4043 days ago (June 2nd, 2006)
dreams in music
this is fabulous - really dreamy, but quite haunting too. the vocal samples
give this a mysterious feel, something glimpsed but not quite understood.

Great piece of work.
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Hectorious said 4017 days ago (June 29th, 2006)
Great Stuff
Thanks for posting!!!
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craft said 4015 days ago (June 30th, 2006)
sexy grrovy song
this is fabulous - really dreamy and darky too.
Great piece of work.

Is portugal we say: "MIAU"
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macgalver said 4014 days ago (July 1st, 2006)
master or mistress
This rocks. I'm loving every second and dling as fast as I can. Bring it
on! thank you so much, misschaos. Spectacular. Understated and
elegant. This is wicked cool. Meow, indeed. xxoo, kelli
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stacey said 3973 days ago (August 12th, 2006)
It's over already?
Holy cow, and I mean that literally...

This is really beautiful My only critique would be that it's too short. But,
that's probably cool. Leaving your listeners wanting more is always a good
thing.

Stacey
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DGO said 3712 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
Masterful
Production is top notch. This song reminded me a bit of Ann Clarke, only much better. Love the FX and over all ambient flow. Excellent work MissChaos.

John
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slumbering said 3448 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Beautiful...
I don't know what else to say...
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Lightman- said 3395 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
Nice beat
This has a nice beat/rhythm.... And i like the effects on the voices.... Good chords... Peaceful song...
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