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michael2

 Genre: Art Rock

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This is a science fiction nightmare, It's all cabaret chords, played like Brian Eno and the Flaming Lips sadly floating through space. I like to think of it as haunting.
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Lyrics
i was there
the day they came
they came right down and split the world in two

that's how they are
that's how they play
they'd like to turn us all to balls of clay

(chorus)
outside
standing all alone
i know who they really are
if only today they saw my face

then the sky, it turned to gray
and all the flowers they bent down to pray
i was there, i was scared
i thought that i would probably blow away

(chorus)
outside
standing all alone
i know who they really are
if only today they saw my face

then the sun, it showed it's face
it laughed and made them run
and called them names
i was scared, but they were more so
i could see them as they fell to earth

(chorus)
that night
standing all alone
i know who we really are
cuz i saw the face of God


Song Stats
Hits: 3356
Comments: 12
Fans: 8
Plays: 131
Downloads: 148
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Apr 13, 2007 - 02:42:57 PM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2007 - 02:42:57 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 10:43:22 PM
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Hardware:
mac G3
Software:
pro tools, electric piano, roland SH101 and JX3P snyths, SM57 mic
Comments
BranDaMan said 3895 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
Excellent
Haunting indeed. Very evocative. You are very talented, why haven't more people here heard your stuff!! It's great!
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michael2 said 3895 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
i'm
not very good at promoting myself. i'm glad for the few folks that have found the stuff and had a listen. thanks for listening, and the kind words.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
stevewhit said 3895 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
This is...
Just superb! - I love this, you know there are parts of this song that remind me of John Lennon, ie Lennon quality, I am a huge beatles fan and I don't say this lightly. I love the piano chords and your singing has style.

Best Regards

Steve
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michael2 said 3895 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
thank you
very nice of you to say so. i also love lennon (especially the beautiful simplicity of his melodies). this is one of my favorite songs I've done, not sure why. i wish I could have used a real piano on this one, but there wasn't one available. i might try re-recording it after i get my piano tuned, but then again, i may just spend the time on another song. time is a pretty precious commodity at this point.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
Vic Holman said 3895 days ago (April 13th, 2007)
where space has no end
another cool piece! all we need are the inflatables and confetti. oh.. and the hand puppets. trippy and the face of delight.
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stevel said 3895 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Fab!
Great psych pop/rock track..... impressive performance and production. Sounds a bit like one of Secret Machines' slower tracks. Very enjoyable listen...cheers!
Steve
Check out my latest song called Broken Toy
said 3894 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
Man!!!!!!!
Brain ENo and Flaming lips are 2 of my most listened to and favorite artist I swear I cant listen to at war with mystics enough. Oh yeah your great!! you ever check out Muse. Your vocals sound like that except without the opratic pitches. This song is totaly excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
michael2 said 3894 days ago (April 14th, 2007)
thanks egobandit
high praise indeed. i've been into the instrumental version of war with the mystic latrely. thanks for the compliment, and for actually taking the time to listen to this stuff.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
TobinMueller said 3882 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
Artistic
Another great track. Your vocals are so good. At first, the way you don't pick up your foot from the hold pedal bugged me, but then the piling up of low-mid harmonics started to saturate and oppress, becoming an important aspect of the sonic storytelling. Really nice. Another piece of art, transcending genre.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
michael2 said 3882 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
thanks tobin
all of my piano player friends are always telling me to let off the sustain pedal. i just love the undefined washiness; it's like a delay pedal on an electric guitar. who knows, when i become a better piano player someday, i may develop a complete disdain for the sustain pedal. this song has a midi piano on it so it doesn't work as well as my real piano for the "permanent sustain." i think it's because the polyphony can't keep up.

i'm glad you liked the song, or should i say you "got it." it's kind of my paranoid version of "after the goldrush." thanks for stopping by.
Check out my latest song called Jazz Glitch Dub Experiment
Heightened said 3646 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Outside
Unique and superbly done - as always!
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rsorensen said 3538 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
wow
another gem uncovered for me to listen to. love everything about this one.
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Name: michael2
Location: Los Angeles Cali USA
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I'm a guy who never wanted to do anything but play music. I grew up with classic rock and prog rock before discovering punk and the new york dolls once I got to high school. As i got a little older (and less angry), I developed a love of ... [see more]

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Art rock is a sub-genre of rock music that is characterized by ambitious lyrical themes and melodic or rhythmic experimentation, often extending beyond standard pop song forms and toward influences in jazz, classical, or the avant-garde. The art rock

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