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Estar Listo ( w/ Bud )


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michael2

 Genre: Experimental

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This is a song that Bud posted awhile back (Darkness till Dawn), and he was kind enough to send me the files so that I could play around. Bud plays all guitars, drum loops, electric piano, and supplied the parakeets that you hear in the background. I did the synths and vocals.
For some reason this song reminded me of Can, so i went with that vibe. I think it's the first time I've heard Kraut-rock with Spanish lyrics. Did the vox in Spanish because i recently did a collab with Blaky Smith and I loved his vocals on it; seeing as how I don't speak French I went Spanish (which I'm pretty bad at - especially considering that my mom's family speaks Spanish almost exclusively). It's about my wife Nicole.

oops: originally there was a much cooler bass track, but for some reason it was all mangles when Bud sent the file. eager to just jump in, i re-recorded it (sorry Bud). here is the link for Buds original: http://www.macjams.com/song/38994
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Lyrics
translated:
To Be Ready

to keep company
to explain
of course my love
to articulate
to search for
to fit
to desire
to depend
to burn

to be ready
to be ready
to be ready
to be ready

to question
to keep company
to explain
of course my love
to articulate
to search for
to fit
to desire
to depend
to burn

to be ready
to be ready
to be ready
to be ready
Song Stats
Hits: 3756
Comments: 39
Fans: 17
Plays: 108
Downloads: 128
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Feb 11, 2008 - 05:52:48 PM
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2008 - 03:01:09 AM Last Played: Jan 07, 2015 - 11:59:52 AM
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Hardware:
intel mini mac, m-audio 49e keyboard, i think that Bud plays a danelectro guitar
Software:
GB4, i used a few of free synths: alpha (the main melody line), flying monkey (the noise at the beginning and end) and remedy (the panned sound during the chorus). i really like them and recommend them (they're free).
Comments
Feter said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Estar Listo
Impressive what a groovey work .loved the keys
work here .the vocal is incredible .truly suprised
by the style ..and it was fit on the mood when
the guitar start to hit ...man this is great
KUDOS!!!!!!!!
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michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
hey
thanks Feter. Bud did all of the hard work, i just noodled around on top of his track and added some vox. thanks so much for stopping by and your oh so kind words.
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davisamerica said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
wow michael
another knock out... and you gotta love working with kevin..jealous Kudos X2
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michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
thanks
i ended up having a few free hours today and this happened. told Bud t hat I would sing over the top of it, and couldn't think of a "real" melody so I went in this direction. thanks for checking it out.
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Nice
u have done this very good my friend.... Buds original is good and with you on it it's better.... Love it.

Cheers from the beers
---
Kenta
michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
thanks
so much Kenta. this was fun for me, hope Bud likes it. thanks for stopping by.
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Nice Sounds
Tu eres Listo...Smooth grooving music, vocals and parakeets hehe

Nice collab fellers!
michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
well actually
i am ready. good thing. thanks for checking this out Tom. appreciate the comment.
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
a song
of love, I like what you did to the bass and of course the singing nice I dont know spanish not sure if I know english. Like this I think the only compliant would be the bass its a bit strong, in the mix besides that a realy great addition to an already great Bud classic!
michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
thanks egobandit
glad you stopped by. yeah the bass is a bit prominent, but it's always hit or miss when you bounce it from GB to itunes. sounds good on my monitors, but we'll see how it sounds in my car. thanks bro.
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Love this
Fine work by both of you really enjoyed this gentle piece of music....
michael2 said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
thanks davevan
appreciate your giving this a listen. Buds track was so nice, i had to get involved (for better or worse). thanks for coming by.
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Vic Holman said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
dos amigos
mucho gusto!

Que? Michael that doesn't even sound like you. Must be your latino lover voice huh?

That is a totally wicked synth line that you have running there. Smooth!
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
just swell
This puts me in mind of 5 AM in off-season Acapulco: sleepy, seedy and potentially very dangerous. Great sound and an easy stride. Really good job.
bud said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Great work Michael
I love the twilight zone synth line - it's beautiful and a perfect compliment to your vocals. I never expected this at all. I also like your remodel on the bass.
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Heightened said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Just too perfect!
Another groovy, innovative piece. Making me look real bad. Bugger!
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announcer said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Big Fan here
I loved the original track and love what you did to it. Spanish was a perfect choice.

Nice countermelody with the synth. good touch.
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Mystified said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
tres cool....
hehehe.

A very cool track!
The groove is just right on this...and love the addition of the 'close encounters' sounding synth.
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said 3423 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
I like it
Great work.. Good to hear such music.... Thanks for sharing it....
blaky smith said 3423 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Spanish..!
very well done Michael, loved your vocals singing in Spanish...
A nice complement with Bud, an other nice tune Michael, bravo !
Regards
Marc
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lengold said 3423 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
What a
lovely 'feel' - you two have mixed so well on this. Great late night piece and the Spanish gives it a warm exotic vibe.
Cheers
Len


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Tribrix said 3422 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
I'm under your spell doctor . . .
This is very trance like (not the genre, but the state), almost hypnotic in it's effect on me (maybe it's the theramin like sound). Very cool, original vibe, more pop than experimental to my ears, but that doesn't detract at all from its quality. Great work all.
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said 3422 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
I
remember and enjoyed bud's original with his birds in the background singing along.
You've done a great job with this....especially the whistling synth line...very nice...hooked me right away. Top job!
thetiler said 3422 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Enjoy the dancing feel of this
Terrific guitar strumming for this tune.
Cool chorus effect as well. The subtle way the voice speaks is interesting as well.

Nice!
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echoroom said 3422 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Smooth
... bet you use this voive with the ladies! Wow, this is a fantastic interpretation of Buds track.

I'm gonna wait a loooong time to do my own version... I'll have to wait for people to forget how good this is!

steve
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MMI said 3422 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Groovy
Nice chill vibe. Would not be out of place at Cafe del Mar.


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timothy devine said 3421 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Cool
I love when the electric guitar comes in.
This is great. Nice sounding tune.
The synth sounds are perfect.
Adding depth.
mui bian
mui bien

i must check out buds track
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said 3421 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
trippy
the keys, and the nocturnal way you vocalize makes this a totally different tune. nothing on bud, but you gave this song a dream-like feel, and made it your own. nice one, brother
Allen
stevel said 3421 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Really like it
A cool moody track, nice textures...love the murmered vocals. Nice guitar work
Buenos!
Steve
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maxruehl said 3419 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Quiet...
...seductive little groove you guys have forged here. Nice work.:)
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said 3419 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Oeps
I'll explain the oeps later. First off, Spanish? Damn fine, I don't know bout the pronunciation, but it sounds sensual and really adds to the song. The production is friggin almost flawless, it is clear and a lot of room left for your...voice...sheez, when will you ever learn ;-). Your voice is so lovely, put it just a tiny bit more in the mix. Ok, I must admit it is like putting salt on snails (Dutch verb for nagging or looking for nails in shallow waters...hahahaha). Ok, Bud is next then. Awesome playing of all the instruments. Not too much, nice build-up and good choice of instruments. He must be a pro or somefin, cos it kind of blew me away. The oeps, zie piece de resistance! I think this tune would do very well in a porn-flick. But a good one, one where it ain't all bout the bumping n grinding and what have you (teabagging and coffeemaking, hahahahahha). I guess, it would go well in the seduction phase (doesn't take more than say, this song). Or just put it on top of a road movie (yet again!). All in all, as you can read, I had a good night cap with this ol' song.
Have a nice weekend y'all!
Marc
said 3418 days ago (February 16th, 2008)
'Toi Listo, cumpa
Cool and slick vocals as usual from you. This really augmented an already cool song from Bud. Bass works good -

. - Harold
Diviner said 3417 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Very good
A lovely relaxed track, and the spainish adds a nice edge to it. Enjoyed.
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said 3417 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Estar Listo ( w/ Bud )
I love the mood & many layers of this one... full of spices & flavors for the ear!!! Awesome!!!!!
dirigent said 3417 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
Wow
This is very intense, haunting motives. Great groove. Supercool!
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said 3414 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Great collab
Good sound on the guitar... That synth in the background.. It makes me stop op a little, and listen... It has a good allround sound....

Great collab.... Thanks for sharing....
said 3406 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Very nice.

This was simply beautiful and very dreamy to listen to- liked the the spanish singing- although I have relations who are spanish I cannot undertsand a word- but its sounds great and good guitar work
Well done guys. Nice work.

Peace
Dee
gregd said 3378 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
Smooth . . .
like digital butter.

Aren't you glad I don't write lyrics? Seriously though, cool track. You're good at what you do, even if it is just "noodling around" on top of other people's work.
-g
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billykirsch said 2810 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
What?
Is that _you_ singing? So you know some Spanish :-)

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