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Level of Actual (w/Bud)


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michael2

 Genre: Experimental

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THis is a song that Bud posted a little while ago that was an instrumental. I added some more sounds and a vocal track. Here is his original:
http://www.macjams.com/song/34733
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Hits: 4317
Comments: 37
Fans: 22
Plays: 315
Downloads: 179
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Sep 05, 2007 - 04:11:19 PM
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2007 - 04:21:16 PM Last Played: Jan 18, 2017 - 04:57:17 PM
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Hardware:
intel mini-mac, mxl usb mic, m-audio 49e keyboard
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Comments
Feter said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Level of Actual
this is much Ambient experimental than alt\rock
but I m enjoyin the singin and the arrangment
my friend ! !
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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks
i just changed it to experimental. so glad you like, thanks for listening.
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Axgrinder said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Smooth!
I like the whole feel of this and the vocals are tight! You guys did an awesome job on this and the production is top of the proverbial notch! Left me wanting more. Keep on keeping on!

Alvin
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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks axeman
i'm glad that you liked it. i did 2 versions but the first one was killing me, so i threw it away and re-did this today. the bass was giving me a really hard time on the dissonant passages. thanks for stopping by.
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bud said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
I'm allowed to like this right?
Cause it's really amazing. I love what you've done here. I know there were some dissonant changes that didn't add up quite right and you've managed to make beautiful music. Reminds me of what I wish Peter Gabriel had moved into deeper in the eighties. Excellent vocals and lyrics.

Thanks for taking an interest in the tune - I really appreciate it. The cool thing is I appropriated on of my daughter's songs for Level of Actual - and now it's gone further. She'll like that.
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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks
for letting me mess around with it. i have a lot of fun toying with the works of others. makes me think of things i might not have otherwise (and this way I don't have to rip off your vibe outright). forgot your daughter was involved with this; that makes it a Bud Family Affair.
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cjdaley said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
I like
the idea of a lonely guy singing to the very music of the spheres. The string/choir (?) arrangements are space operatic, to say the least. ground breaking.
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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks man
glad you stopped by. there is actually no strings or choirs; i ran an organ through some "spectral" something or other i downloaded last week. it's a pretty neat effect.
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cjdaley said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
spectral
I got them. They're fun to experiment with. How could I (or you, I suppose) resist something called "dronemaker" anyway ? This is a terrific song, Michael.

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No redeeming qualities
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said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Fabulous stuff
Michael and Bud....

Great feeling of tension throughout this
michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks Bryn
always happy when you approve of something I've done. thanks for coming by.
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said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
woa!!!!
what a blend and so clear! the lyrics and the way you sing them bring this to another level! great take on Buds song! excellent !!!!!!!!!
michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks egobandit
i'm getting better at GB little by little. i had a hard time mixing this one, but it seems to have worked out pretty good. thanks for listening.
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Morning Light said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
WOW!!!!!!!!!! :D)
THIS IS SO .....YES, LEVEL OF ACTUAL........AND A BEAUTIFUL MYSTICAL EXPRESSION OF THE HEART....I LOVE IT!
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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
morninglight
thanks so much for stopping by and giving my little song a listen. glad that you liked your listening experience.
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five_extra_arms said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Gorgeous
Wow Michael. You really did an amazing job on this piece. I was taken away to a far away place (they accused me of trespassing). Beautiful and heavily emotive atmospheric vocals, as usual. What an unexpected tandem of talent.

Singularly, you and bud are nothing but innovative super talents, but combined, you are both just stupid. Stupid like Einstein.

This is a gorgeous piece of noise. There are moments when I actually had shiver-like symptoms from the build up of the instrumentation beneath your vocals. A real intense and dark, futuristic spider web laboratory sex appeal.

I always look forward to your next post.

Thanks!




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michael2 said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
thanks
very kind of you to say. i still like Buds original. This was much fun for me.
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Vic Holman said 3582 days ago (September 5th, 2007)
Michael....
you really have been in a great productive mood the last couple of weeks.

Fantastic rendition, addition, vocalization, mesmerization, electrification to Bud's song. Very cool.
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echoroom said 3582 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Etereal excellence
From the first line I loved this ... ethereal and emotional, a foggy devoton of sound ... very cinematic, a massive soundscape. This is truely excellent - I loved the original, and this really pushes it into the stratosphere.

The sort of song I wish I could write, someday

steve
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Reinholt56 said 3582 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
A great collaboration......
Michael, this piece is a fine piece of collab..

The singing reminded me, in some places, of John Lennon (in his latter period) for some reason.

The pulse/beat is almost Industrial in it's feel, to me. It probably sits OK in Experimental.

All I have to do now is listen to it through a better sound system to appreciate all the nuances, etc.. (I'm listening through a pc speaker at work, at the moment. Not the best of sound systems)!!

Paul.
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Mystified said 3582 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Love this one!
Great effects/additions on the instrumental, and love the vox, too.

Kudos :)
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said 3582 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Woehaa!
Quality stuff bro! Usually i will type a lot, now i will just say this: beautiful, the music, the vocals (!!! yummy) and too short (since i want good stuff to last forever...alas).

love,

Jb
said 3582 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Yes!!! guys
It's It's It's.... I can't find a word... Excellent... 10 s all over it :D
Mcboy said 3581 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
other worldly
like some futuristic poetry reading......kool....
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michael2 said 3581 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
thanks everyone
for giving this a listen and commenting. Bud's original was very inspiring, that odd clunky rhythm was very appealing to me; and the rest just sort of came. some of it was neccesity (how much room is there to sing? what key should I use? there's no MIDI track, etc...). I love collaborating with people, such fun. glad you all liked.
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said 3581 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
Great!
I really dug Bud's original post, but you have taken this to a whole 'nother level Michael. Good lyrics and vocal delivery. Nicely done!

Be well!
grid stalker said 3580 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Sweet dark
Sound bed, vocals, production----all excellant. Keep waiting for that driving jam to appear but stands well as a mournful, haunting cinematic theme. Love that voice!
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gail60 said 3580 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Intense!
I really enjoyed listening to this. I liked the original as well but the added vocals gave it so much depth. Really cool song and so easy to get into. One thought, In my mind, I keep feeling this real loud drum solo coming in with an awesome beat and taking off with you yelling, "I don't care anymore" like a build up in the middle and then ending quietly like you did...regardless, it is a great song already. Thanks for a great collab and for sharing.
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Dj French Toast said 3580 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
I had commented
once B4 on this jam but I think the site froze .....I really dig this one alot love the whole feel ....Thanx for the download.
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lengold said 3580 days ago (September 7th, 2007)
Great
collaboration. Fantastic lyrics and vocals - very moving.
Cheers
Len


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moorlandt said 3579 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
my taste
Oooh yes, I adore this kind of ambient vocalised music, but I wouldn't put it under 'experimental', it's much to 'evolved' to be considered as an experiment. A heavy bass and snare drum in a very down tempo would perhaps add at the end of the song. Just my idea... A great listen overall, Michael!
-walt
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said 3579 days ago (September 8th, 2007)
Nice !
Micheal this is great post from you, really your vocal here sounds great ! loved the way you arranged this piece !
Much enjoyed and sorry for being late my friend

Take Care
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3577 days ago (September 10th, 2007)
Depressing...
...cheers. Be calm.
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Heightened said 3538 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Level of Actual
Light interest in Experimental - but it just became stronger!
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magnatone said 3413 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
You'll probably never see this comment
but this is so COOL! I'm really really loving your music.
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michael2 said 3409 days ago (February 25th, 2008)
thanks
i did actually see the comment. and appreciate it very much, love when folks take a look at the back catalog. thanks for listening, and for the kind words..
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ageofthedeathtree said 3260 days ago (July 23rd, 2008)
wow...
great tune, great collab!!! loving it!

age
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