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Cosmic Contemplation - a whole mess of it!

Credit where credit is due:

First and foremost the very generous and brilliant poet Eleanor Wilner, whose lines:

release me now
from what I am: a weary cosmos in a skull,
a mind awake inside a jar-if anyone can hear
my plea-release me, release me now...

(from the poem, "Orpheus on Sappho's Shore" published in *The Girl with Bees in Her Hair* and elsewhere), got this whole thing started, and with whose kindhearted permission I am posting this song. Thank you Eleanor, for your inspiration.

apb - Guitarist, Producer, etc, who did all the hard production stuff that I find impossible still
jgurner - featured trumpeter, thanks Joseph for interpreting apb's idea and making it reality
musichead - not just the bass player - we love him! first to hear my first two measely verses and passed them along to apb
joshnyberg - lending his ears (not rears) and giving critical suggestions for the beginning and ending of the song in particular

me - wrote the song, lyrics, original midi bass line that peaks in occassionally, threw in a strings loop and helped arrange, was creative executive (I'm da boss), ha ha, oh yeah, and the singing

Please enjoy!
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Lyrics
Release me from what I am
a cosmos in a skull
Release me
Release me from the eternal
forming constellations that burn

My grey matter creating
sparks tingling down my spine
Release me so that I can
walk out of here
forming constellations that burn

Nobody hears me
my bruises like stars
are silent like stone
forming constellations that burn

Here I am a firefly
beating my breast against
the inside of a jar
forming constellations that burn

© 2007
Song Stats
Hits: 7729
Comments: 91
Fans: 35
Plays: 1185
Downloads: 245
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Mar 19, 2007 - 04:55:28 PM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2007 - 07:16:41 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 11:54:28 AM
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Hardware:
various Macs and various interfaces
Yamaha APX-8A acoustic, Gibson Les Paul Studio (EMG-ZW pickups)
MXL-V63M mic
M-audio firewire interface
Software:
Garage Band v3
Drums on Demand
Comments
said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Like it
great collab and singing. Good song!
Estella said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
thanks!
glad you liked it!

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caroline said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
well done chaps...
and chapess!!! a yearning, longing kasbah typah thing!! ty for sharing xox
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Estella said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Thank you!
I appreciate you listening and your compliments......that's a cute little car!

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Jim Bouchard said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
Cool then Hot!
This is pretty great. I have a wish list for the mix: take down the tambourine a couple dB, bring the vocal up and lower the midrange EQ on the vocal. A de-esser on the whole thing might help a little, as it sounds a little hissy to me. I don't really hear any bass presence on the song. I think it could be fixed a bit in mastering, but it's usually easier to fix things in the mix first. Things I really like a lot: the panning is really well done, nice stereo space, the trumpet is awesome, and the guitars are all excellent. The vocal is great except that the EQ is off. The lyrics of course are excellent, and the composition is really well put together. What an ambitious collaboration!
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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Thanks alot Jim
.. really appreciate the in-depth tips. The bass was admittedly done a bit quick at the end (apologies Steve) and it needs to come
up a bit but more importantly be bassier I think (add more
depth to the mix). EQ on vocals: I recall I had a tiny boost on some mid-range (well spotted) it was my taste really (I liked a quality in Estella's voice in that range and I thought it helped to lift the vocals a little from the backing without going too loud .. but I see you think they need to come up a bit too .. that's the alternative and that darn tambourine ..lol .. (was me - it's my spurs!! lol) I have nudged it down so many times, it's close to 'off' but I think it can go down one step - I was trying to balance it with the acoustic really and not lose it completely in the el.guitar sections, there is also a "Kenyan maraca" loop with it.

Thanks again - all good stuff, noted and I can certainly address these prior to any mastering. It was ambitious - got up to my limit (33 tracks) at one point and had to optimize, down to a nice 20 now.
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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Bass ...
.. I figured out what happened to the bass .. apart from
noticing some ducking down on it (how did that happen? lol),
I realised I mixed the final addition (the bass) with my HD212Pro's headphones only (and they enhance the bass) - I noticed a huge difference with my other headphones/monitors.. will fix this (and mix with the monitors) - was trying to figure out where I went wrong. Live and learn. Sorry Steve ..
I'm such a nonce - always time for a re-mix after feedback :o)
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***itiswotitis*** said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
great stuff
this is fantastic.. very dramatic and emotional beautifully sung and well presented and produced ....FAB

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Estella said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Thank you!
I'm really flattered you liked it. Thanks for listening. Can't wait to hear your music next...

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Alannah said 3748 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
You guys work well together ....
... a really lovely song .. and lovely singing by Estellie ... my nit is that I could hear this "cybally ringing hissssss" on the vocal track which was a little hard on the ears - I think Jim probably explained it better - this wasn't as apparent through speakers but through the headphones ..... it was like an ultra-high-frequency pitch ring which forced me to turn down the volume ..... I suspect with a little tweak on the mixing of the vocal track would FIX this right up .... well worth it cause the song is really NICE! And I agree that a little more bass would certainly be good.
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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Thanks Alannah
.. since I did the production (does that make me a producer Estella? .. oh no, the unions!! ;o)) I'm curious - the drums with more cymbals were specially treated with some filters for variation (might be that?) and I also have a real physical limitation (my ears!) with freqs over ~12.1Khz - so it is very possible you hear something I really can't. I don't think it is the same as Jim is referring to .. could you be a star and give me some .mp3 min:sec time-stamps for when you hear it appearing, would really appreciate it, help me track down what it is. Cheers (send a Note thang)- glad you still enjoyed it overall.
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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
hmm ..
might be sibilant sounds in general and the reduce 's' factor that Jim mentioned. There is alot of 's' words in the lyrics and to be honest, I avoided attempting to reduce any 's' as any time I have tried it before it ends up a bit dull, muddy and lifeless - so tips appreciated on how to go about that without having these side-effects. (the basic EQ preset for "reduce S" doesn't do it for me.
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lavalamp said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Release me
Great song. Nice Spanish feel. Keep it up
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Estella said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
thank you!
thank you lava! apb keeps adding spanishy flair with his guitars, when I'm the one who's spanish! I don't know how it happens....but i think it's working! I'll have to listen to your stuff....


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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
...
'olé!!
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jgurner said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Such a great tune!
I just want to say thanks to Estellie and apb for asking me to take part in it. I really enjoyed it. It was great doing something a little different and the song is wonderful. I've always been a fan of the "Spanish" style trumpet. It has a very noble sound and I'm glad I got the chance to try my hand at it. The music is wonderful and Estellie's vocals are just so haunting. They really stick with you.

Thanks again guys for letting me play!
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Estella said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
NO, thank YOU
...I think your trumpet lines really add such a beautiful, shivers inducing melancholy to the song. Privileged to have you aboard. Thanks for your compliments.

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echoroom said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Insert title here
Well, Christ, where to start here?

OK, arrangement and playing is great, the guitar especially deserves a special mention, acoustic and solo are fab. Production is really crisp, although there is a little 'crackle' on the vox, as alannah notes, but no big deal. Love the horns toward the end.

The lyrics are poetry, inspired by and complimented - the join is flawless between your words and Wilners. There's something about

Release me so I can walk out of here

that really gets me.

The singing is your best yet - emotional, raw growling towards the climax ... great structure too, by the way ( clever use of the electric guitar).

So, a big song about big things ... great collab, and the best yet from you estella. This is the sort of song .. i hear it, and it makes me want to stop writing or push me to improve, it's that good.

I've played this 3 times in a row, and going back for more.

I hope this gets the recognition it deserves guys.

Steve
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Estella said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Wow. Thanks!
Hmm...well, gee thanks! I am really most flattered that you think my lyrics blend well with Eleanor Wilner's because she's a hero. And I've often felt paralyzed by the sheer talent of other writers, so I am bewildered that you like mine ("Gentle Machine" rings a bell). And if you'd read the amazing post war poets I've been reading, you'd wonder why any of us have a single word left to say.

But the urgency drives us on...

the idea to step up the song this way was apb's. I just took him up on it, which I was itching to do. and then joseph and steve really made it something else more wonderful. I'm glad you liked our efforts.

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echoroom said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
.. and another thing..
i really like the fact that you put 'Flash Gordon' in the keywords.

Steve
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apb said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
..
.. how would you have found the song otherwise? ;o) er ..
you might have guessed by now that was another of my
daft ideas :o) .. now you've opened up the 'guess which keyword was suggested by who' competition now .. :o)

thanks very much for the amazing compliments Steve, praise indeed, too kind.
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MJG said 3747 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Nice collab....
Grand lyrics with a spanish hint from APB! sounds good.
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Estella said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
thanks!
kind of you to stop by!

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moorlandt said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Estella!
What the hell is this? You have taken three steps at a time! Just like Steve, I really don't know where to start. I'm simply blown away by the whole song... The melody, the arrangement, your lyrics (wow, your lyrics!) and then on top of this all... a voice that is just astonishing. Big big congrats to all collaborators. Estella, you shine.

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Estella said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
: ) : ) : )
Thank you!!!!!! You made my day a brighter one! (am I blushing?) So happy you like it because, as you know, I admire your music (especially your gorgeous voice and your individual style).

(if you hadn't found the song yourself, I was going to seek your feedback on this myself, hee hee)

I'm thrilled you loved the lyrics and the vocals, and the whole of it.

I had extra ears for the arrangement (a great deal of which was done with apb) - some essential listening from joshnyberg. jgurner's trumpet is so beautiful in there and musichead really stepped it up (with his last minute, on the fly recording session). I'm truly humbled by all the great help I received.

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BAMPOT said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Wow!
Love this ,full of emotion.


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Estella said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Thank you!
I like what you say on your page about how we're all just here to share our music. Yes, a humbling experience to give and take in this place.

I felt moved singing this. I'm glad all our emotions came through.

Anyway, will have to keep listening to your stuff before commenting. Take care.

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selters said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Wow!
This song reminded me a lot of Calexico, A band I really like! Except this has a lot more powerful vocals! Your voice is spectacular, and the instruments are great. Top scores concerning all aspects of this song!
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Estella said 3743 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
well, thank you...
....for the major compliments! I'm really loving your work as well, so good to meet you in chat the other day...

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drakonis said 3746 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
nice nice nice!
What an assembled group! Very good songwriting and singing, Estellie! You also got some talented backing there, great basslines, super trumpet, awesome guitarwork... makes for a compelling song. I like the lyrics that bring across the tormented frustration of feeling trapped and wanting to break free, without being too blatently teenage-angsty, well-written, and very nicely sung!
ttfn,
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Estella said 3743 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
phew
Thank you for saying what you say about not being too teen-angst. That was a concern of mine. Thanks very much for stopping by to leave a comment : )

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musichead said 3744 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Just the bass player!!
I was just the bass player..bwahahaha
and I was the first to hear the demo..
I agree with some of the points in mixing, Needs more
bass but we have talked about that. I hope I dont come off like
a musician that is complaining about his volume.
But if the bass comes up a bit, I think that alot of the high end will fade.
Just a guess. Im still very new to mixing. Thanks to Estella and Alan and jgurner and Josh!!! Its always a blast!!!
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Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
I think you're right...
and thank YOU for being such a good sport. definitely a lot to work on with this song, but I'm very happy we got this going. Of course, the bass will be brought up in the next mix. Thanks again to every one who worked on this, and to everyone who wasn't afraid to tell us what they felt needed to be fixed - all of the critiques were really useful. And the positive feedback didn't hurt, either ; )

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Slotogenic said 3743 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Great!
Great singing, great production, great playing. This is a wonderful collaboration you guys got going, keep it up!
Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Much appreciated
will try to keep it up!

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SlimGirlFat said 3743 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Very Nice!
I like this very much! Wonderful singing and musical arrangement is great

Slimmie
Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks!
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for listening...will have to visit your page as well.

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jiguma said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Great song!
I really like the song, and concur with all the positives above. I especially like your voice Estella and the guitars and arrangement. The nits which leap out at me are the absence of bass (but I note Alan's comment) and the sound of the drums. The snare and kick just sound wrong to me, which is a real shame, because what they're playing sounds good. I'd really like to hear a remix of this one with the bass up (a lot) and some different treatment of the drum sounds.
Calexico was mentioned, and I agree with the comparison.
Despite my nits (no-one left anything positive to say already - problem with getting to a song late) I really like the song.
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apb said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks Neil ..
.funny you mention the snare/kick - comment I got from me
old drummer mate was that the snare sounded "strangled" ..
all the drums are DoD loops at the mo- now that I have
some 13 or so tracks room, I could go down to single
hits and choose each drum sound, would be more
flexible - something to consider certainly for the re-mix-
then I can really get them to match the song better, kick included. I've now since listened to "Frontera" by Calexico and I can hear the similarity, especially in the acoustic guitar styling - had never heard them before - I had a Spanishy Evanescence meets Ennio Morricone in me mind somewhere :o)
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RacerX said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
voice
very compelling voice. interesting progression. I like the acoustic flaminco-style guitar throughout, I think it's not bright enough or out in front enough when it's the main musical intrument. Drums could be out in front more during the more full part of the song. cool tune, great collab
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Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks!
I appreciate the listen....we'll be thinking of your suggestions...and welcome to macjams! Hope to be hearing one of yours soon when you begin to upload!

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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Oh wow!
Your voice sounds killa! I love it so sultry! Music sounds sweet! Nice job guys! Very cool effects too! Has a tex mex guitar feel!
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Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Dr. Bizarre
Thank you very much. I"m happy you liked it. Sultry, ay? I'll take it.

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Boris the Bull said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thoughts from the bull...
jeez louise! this is just sensational! i love the way the piece climbs
like a powerful idea that grows and becomes stronger... then falls
gently back into itself like a fleeting thought. a memory.

by the end of this, i felt like i'd just traveled. it's got such momentum
and vigor behind it. but the best part of this is that i didn't even have
to stop and think about the production. the music, the words, and
especially the deliberate vocal delivery are all fantastic!

this was a real treat for late on a Sunday evening! thank you and I'm
looking forward to what you come up with next! Instant fan, here!!!

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Estella said 3742 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
hey boris...
what a beautiful description you gave of the song. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the ride and not worry about the production. I couldn't have asked for better. Thank you for listening - so glad to have met you in chat - let's do that again!

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said 3741 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
golly heck
hi estella - back for another listen. my head musta been in a bad space first time -cuz the high searing synth line is easier to listen to this time around. glad i tried again - your vocal is a thing of passion and beauty. lyrics are killer - and you delivery them with an intensity that builds just right. nice! anne
Estella said 3741 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Wowee!
Thanks. You must be an angel to try again after your first experience. It's a valid thing to think about because we don't want people in the same situation to like, get a headache from listening to the song. APB figured out some magic trick to cut out the really high frequencies that he and I can't really hear but that maybe some people are more sensitive to. This also had the side effect of bringing it down in the mix, which i agree needed to be done. I haven't heard this new version yet. maybe APB can give you a better reply than I. Any way, one day, a new version of this will emerge, but right now both APB and I have other projects to get to...

Thanks for the compliments and extra listen. I'll be keeping my eye out for new ones of yours.

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apb said 3741 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Thanks Anne ..
.. actually I heard from others about the high synth string being a bit piercing, so I took a closer look on that track
in Logic with the EQ analyser on .. and found some freqs
in that loop a fair bit >12.1Khz but < 15Khz (limit of my hearing is about 12.1Khz, eh?) - so those with good hearing would undoubtedly have found that a bit piercing. So I'm glad for the comments about this and have since stuck in a freq gate around 12.1Khz and turned them down a bit (re-mix work is ongoing .. I said REMIX WORK IS ONGOING!! lol)
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dreadmon said 3740 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Great song
All around, a powerful piece - great voice and vision - everything has pretty much been said regarding the production and I've nothing to add to that. So the remainder of my comment is to state how mystical and emotional this song is and how captivating the arrangement! Would love to hear a re-take with all elements fired up and in my face!
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Estella said 3738 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Dreadmon...
thanks for taking the time to listen. I'm happy you thought it was captivating. Such nice compliments you gave. Can't wait to check out your music.

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five_extra_arms said 3737 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Dynamic
Now that was an earfull of great stuff. Vocals and lyrics are really well done. The guitars solo were amazing and blend so unexpectedly with those fantastic horns. This is a rich collaboration.

I totally love this song.

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apb said 3737 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
..
thanks. El. guitars are 5 tracks of riffs and effectual noise..2 tracks for the acoustic, I also really like the way they work with jgurner's trumpet parts: Joseph did all that, clever composing and contribution.
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five_extra_arms said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Latin Flavors
The picking guitars are so ethnic and spicey. Works great with the soft keys and when that lead guitar gets nuts all over it, it takes my breath away. The horns just push the whole thing over the edge for me. Estella's vocals are so perfect for this song. Too much talent for one song!

Great job kids.

Can I vote twice?

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Estella said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Ha Ha
with five extra arms you could vote five times and that same time, couldn't you? your compliments are too sweet. Thanks!

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ledebutant said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Need a New Brain
I thought I had commented on this the other day, but remember now that I was distracted by something, wandered off and forgot to finish the post. I need a new brain, apparently, because this song is definitely on the list of my all-time favorite songs here at macjams.

Yes, there are some production issues, but every other element is incredibly strong and the songwriting is especially great. Regarding the vocals, sometimes you can reduce the sibilance by going in and just cutting the volume a tad (it doesn't take much) in the extra-sibilant pieces of the vocal, literally right on the 's' portion of the word. I haven't had luck with any computerized sibilance reducer I've tried, even expensive ones. Also, there are definitely spots where Estella's voice are being drowned out. I don't know if it's volume or if there are just lots of instruments battling for frequency space in those spots. Cutting one or two (or three) of the instruments a single dB in the 2000-3000 range will make her voice pop out more in front, immediately and won't be noticeable in the individual instruments sounds, once everything is put back together.

The songwriting and musicianship is just stellar and I love your vocal performance. I'm kind of a sucker for this style of trumpet and think it's the perfect accent for the song. Great job by everyone here.

Estella said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
wow
what a compliment. thanks. I'm sure Joseph appreciates your comments as well.

Those sound like great tips for the vocal production. Thank you for that.

Alan is working on those right now
(*wi-tish*).

; )

Will be listening to your newest soon...






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apb said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
...
thanks very much Lisa, praise indeed. Oh, if you need a new
brain, I have one going spare, hardly used .. ;o)
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ledebutant said 3736 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Hmm
It's not marked "Abby Normal," is it? If not, I could definitely be interested.
apb said 3735 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
...
.. let me check..hmm "APBBY Normal". It's pronounced "Ah"PB actually ;o)
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bronco said 3726 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
Nicely Done
Good collaboration all around. Estelle your singing is pleasing to my ear and the harmonies work well. Very dramatic guitar solos apb! Love the overall production and feel to this one.
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apb said 3726 days ago (April 10th, 2007)
...
thank you Mr bronco sir ..hmm, perhaps a little bit OTT on
the 'flash gordon' in hind-sight .. but I'll take dramatic
effect as the excuse ;o)
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HOKEY POKEY said 3722 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Bravo!
I just love this tune and it's presentation. Great vocals and atmosphere- in the lyrics and in the production/arrangement. It reminds me a little of Calexico and Robert Rodriguez. The guitar tone is spot on. One of my favorites.

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Estella said 3721 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Hey thanks!
I recently got turned on to *El Mariachi* - Rodriguez is quite a director, very resourceful. Didn't like *Desperado* as much, ha ha. Anyway, you've got apb to thank for most of the production, i.e. making things sound good, and for making suggestions for how far this song could go - 'cause I had no clue before. As for the great atmospheric sounds, well we have to thank jgurner for his excellent trumpet lines and musichead and his fantastic bass playing, not to mention apb's amazing guitars.

Well, thanks for listening. I'm glad you liked it.

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SecaMode said 3721 days ago (April 15th, 2007)
Nobody hears you? I do!!!
Estella! This is a beautiful song, the chord progression and guitar give it a very south-of-the-border feel. I like your bass line. Of course your voice is awesome, as usual. I really like it when the heavy guitars come in! Alan did a wonderful job with the instrumentation and production. Great collaboration all around you guys!
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Estella said 3720 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Sergio
Ha ha! I was waiting for someone to make that joke!

I'm really happy you liked it! It was really fun to see this song emerge from all these talented musicians. collaborations are something else, very special.

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baki said 3709 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
great colab
sorry guys, she wins :) great voice lady. no, really - excellent.
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Estella said 3706 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
baki...
I've your voice now, too, and that is something very beautiful. Thanks for the compliment. I lucked out with these guys.

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Estella said 3706 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
baki...
I've heard your voice now, too, and that is something very beautiful. Thanks for the compliment. I was very lucky to get to work with these guys.

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Dj French Toast said 3706 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Makes me tingle
This song makes me feel like squishy goose-bump tingles and butterfly flutters in the stomach . Downloaded . very nice tune : )
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Estella said 3706 days ago (April 30th, 2007)
Wow
Thank you! I'm really glad it had an effect on you. You know, no one's ever told me when they downloaded a song of mine, so I am really happy at the moment. Thanks! Well, I started listening to your stuff, and it sounds good to my untrained rap ears : ) And I love that your name is a popular breakfast item - I like food!

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thetiler said 3685 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
like that
spanish feel, ,mixed with the universe and you got something special.

Way to go!
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Estella said 3682 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
Thank you!
We got to thank apb for that Spanish feel on his guitars! He came up with those great guitar stylings. Couldn't have asked for better.

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iam0pen said 3682 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
The mixture is explendid!!
Estellie and collaborators this is such a beautifull song. The emotion is superb!!! The different musicstyles fit in perfectly....

well and your voice.....
I would love to do a duet with you one day!!!

I did not tell you but I think you look like Mona Lisa on that picture (and that is a compliment) beautifull!!!

Greetzzz...
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Estella said 3682 days ago (May 24th, 2007)
mmm...
...I like your voice, too. A duet wouldn't be a bad idea....Thanks for the compliments on the piece. I'm sure apb, jgurner, and musichead are happy to hear it. And I hadn't thought of my pic that way, but thanks for that compliment, too. My next pic, I'll see if I can do another modern rendition of another priceless piece of art, ha ha!!!

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said 3681 days ago (May 25th, 2007)
cosmos in a skull
What a great line

"Release me from what I am
a cosmos in a skull"

Very nice
Estella said 3679 days ago (May 27th, 2007)
Thanks!
I owe that one to Ms. Eleanor Wilnor, the poet. I adapted a few lines from her poem, "Orpheus on Sappho's Shore," with her permission, of course. She was the inspiration for this song.

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Dj French Toast said 3601 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
Wow
Lovin your vocal style , lovin the production , lovin the poetry . What a wonderful song and a great colab .Downloaded and addin it to the Ipod thanx.
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Estella said 3601 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
woo hoo!
finally, the ipod honor. Thank you Mr. French Toast!

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said 3565 days ago (September 18th, 2007)
WOW !
Estella all i can say is WOW ! WOW ! WOW !
One of the bests i've heard it in MJ in this genre, this is just beautiful song, fabulous guitar work, great singing, great words ! GREAT SONG ! Excellent post !
Enjoyed

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
apb said 3565 days ago (September 18th, 2007)
On instructions from 'da boss' ;o)
.. and on behalf of our merry group, I thank you, Yemen...glad you enjoyed this one, praise indeed.
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Heightened said 3546 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Release Me
Should release it on a record label!

Heightened
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freefalleffect said 3475 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
haunting
and very distant....good collab....hats off to all involved....you def got some of the bright ones here at MJ to join in....good work kids....love the lonely and very forlorn sounding synth.....peace
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rtcooper said 3474 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Inspiration's Doorway
Why am I so taken aback with each Vocal performance you do?

I guess it's the different challenges that you take in.
It is completely Not Girl Group stuff, way too much Soul for that.
Another one, here.

Mix seems a little toppy in the 2K range, but is mostly noticeable at the start and diminishes as one focuses on the Vocal, which is sold flawlessly.

Poetry is often impossible to convert, but here it becomes a fine, lyrical backbone. Really Fine.

appreciation and best regards,
Cooper
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dajama said 3439 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
I've been meaning to go back and check
out some of your earlier posts, and I'm very glad I did. This is a very cool song, and what a vocal performance. You reach heights with your singing here, expressing the marvelous lyrics wonderfully. Listening to this is an aural treat. Nicely done. Peace.
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Estella said 3438 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Thanks!
I'm glad you came to this song and listened. It's one I had a lot of fun singing, not to mention getting so many people/musical perspectives/talents involved.
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kallocain said 3394 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Love the feeling
Thank you Estellie for visiting my site. I came to check out yours and found this song, which I actually got presented for me by APB before I got a member. I think it is a wonderful song and has a very sensitive feeling in the production. The song has a Calexico touch, which is a band I have great respect for. A good song for me is one that change your current feeling status and this certainly do that. Nice work all involved!
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saymme said 3304 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
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Great hearing this again ...! & Cigaretteman is a FAV!! Back for dls thankYou! You have a wonderful voice, i remeber the first times hearing Your songs, it was& IS!! a GREAT experience You are so Good : ) AWESOME COLLAB !! Hows Your Music going ? Really hope to hear You're making new songs/collabs I love the one with ECHOROOM thats brilliant!! Maybe another with You both ? I HOPE : ) tx again Lena
Dj French Toast said 3050 days ago (February 14th, 2009)
Oh yeah
I listen to this one on my Ipod all the time I forgot it was you :) Well Im adding a few more to the pod tonight ......Such a great vocal delivery and such powerful harmonies .
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mtransue said 2954 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
totally
totally rockin track. I could listen to this 100 times in a row.
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axljfoley said 2802 days ago (October 20th, 2009)
GOOD
job to everyone who worked on this
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davisamerica said 2554 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
"da boss"
you are indeed. you have some great back up here. Your voice is a sheer treat to listen to. Very nice collab and very glad i found it...and Joe...great horn man!
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