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Off-World Colony (w/Heightened)


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Description
a collab inspired by the film 'Blade Runner'

Joe: Rhythm guitar, Drums, Synths
Me: Vocals, Lead Guitars, Bass, Synths

go check out Joe's other stuff. s'good! http://www.macjams.com/artist/Heightened
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Lyrics
Off-World Colony

Another world awaits me there
Another planet far from here
Where I can live without a care
Where all my problems disappear
I need to forget everything
So take it all away from me
Take the violence, take this pain
I need to find myself again

"A new life awaits you in the
Off-World Colony. The chance
to begin again in a golden
land of opportunity and
adventure. Let's go to
the Colony!"

Am I made of flesh and bone?
Are these memories my own?
This gun is heavy in my hand
Am I more human than human?

The lights are flashing overhead
They pull me out of deaf silence
The words are scrolling left to right
I've got to leave this place tonight
Song Stats
Hits: 3656
Comments: 35
Fans: 18
Plays: 297
Downloads: 145
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Mar 31, 2008 - 02:21:00 AM
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2008 - 02:30:17 AM Last Played: Apr 21, 2017 - 03:34:41 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson Firebird VII, Blue Snowball Mic, Fender P-Lyte Bass, M-Audio KeyStudio 49i
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
Heightened said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Really enjoyed working with
Ridd. He is truly a gifted artist - go to his website. ULTRA COOL SONGS galore!!!
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rsorensen said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
ditto
Thanks back at you! I had a great time working on this too.
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lavalamp said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
One of the greatest movies.......
of all time. Great job guys. I totally get the lyrics. Love the "Off-world colony" sample. Ridley would be proud.
LL
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rsorensen said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
lyrics
Thanks Dave. I'm glad you get it. It's meant to be told from the POV of Deckard the night he hunts for all the Replicants. There's one moment when he's first introduced when he looks up at the Off-World zeppelin as it flies over - I'd always wondered what he was thinking. Man I'm a nerd!
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lavalamp said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
I remember that scene too
I such a nerd, too.
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ktb said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
very cool
your vocal sounds great just a little unlike you? i guess its the whole atmospherics of the track, its off worldly! really enjoyed the heavy analog synth riffs. now off to check out joe's page!
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rsorensen said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
different
hah thanks. yeah there's 2 diff harmonies going on with the main vocal, and the main vocal is pretty filtered itself. Definitely going for a different sound there. Thanks for checking it out.
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Lennon714 said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
dig it!
What a great concept for a song. I was anticipating some heavy guitars and/or drums to roll in. I was tricked and that's cool. I'll compare the experience to listening to Weezer's "Butterfly" for the first time. I was expecting feedback and volume swells. Didn't happen, but when the song was done I was like, "Wow. That's totally unexpected and I love it". Great job, guys!
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rsorensen said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
remix
thanks eric! that's interesting - it never occurred to me to try that, but I can totally hear it happening now - especially after the bridge. Maybe we'll do a heavier remix someday. Could be cool! And btw, you referenced a song off my #1 album of all time. I know every note of that record inside-out. Big points for you!
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guygrooves said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Ultra cooooooool
Loved every second of this one very well done you guys!!!!
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rsorensen said 3548 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
:)
thanks for checking it out!
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said 3547 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Relentless
Love this reminds me of Deathcab for Cutie and New Order at the same time, Wow kicks ass tune it just never stutters or hesitates for a second Downloaded with enthusiasm!
rsorensen said 3547 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
:)
hey thanks for downloading! i appreciate it.
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Nick_Flash said 3547 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
Yeah!
Awesome collab guys. This is definitely a different sound from you and thats part of what makes it so good. All the sounds sort of melt together to form this solid track. Love the growl of the guitars in the background.
Nice work.
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rsorensen said 3547 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
guitars
thanks nick. joe sent me a great original track with a lot of that growl already there and got everything rolling. fun!
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Vic Holman said 3547 days ago (March 31st, 2008)
out of this world
fantastic piece guys. moves along at warp speed.

and my robot avatar has this thing about Daryl Hannah. not that she would care.

really excellent!
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rsorensen said 3547 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
haha
thanks for listening and commenting, vic.
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lengold said 3547 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Great collaboration
Excellent stuff. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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rsorensen said 3547 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
:)
thanks len. really cool that you downloaded.
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said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Fast and furiously brilliant.

Love this. Its great sounding -effects - well- produced love the lyrics and the vocals are excellent. Well done you guys A big pat on the back.
Peace Dee
rsorensen said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
:)
thanks dee. I must say i'm really enjoying collaborating with people. i've got a few of them in the works right now and it challenges me to try different things I wouldn't normally think of doing. thanks for commenting.


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egobandit said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
blade runner!
HEy heightened this is great very cool collab great ness!!!!!
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thiscausticautumn said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
man...
... this is excellent. Production is truly stellar. I'm truly impressed. my only problem is that it's over already.
Peace,
-Rain
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rsorensen said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
:)
THanks! we certainly had a lot of fun with it. i didn't want it to end either. maybe we'll do a sequel... whaddya say, joe? ;)
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gail60 said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
excellent..
This is really great. You two did an awesome job together. Lots of twists and turns kept it interesting. Thanks for sharing with us. Always a pleasure!!


BTW...Sorenson, hope you got my April Fool's Joke in the "I'm so Mad forum....Just wanted to make you laugh.
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rsorensen said 3546 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
thanks gail!
OHHH you were JOKING?? I guess! I'll have to change the lyrics to the revenge song I just wrote! so much for inspiration :(

haha thanks for checking this out gail.
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The Orbiting said 3546 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Geez!
This is as good as In My Head Again and I can't believe you've put out songs since then and I've missed them. I need to double check my email notifications. The whole package here smokes, guys, but I think the sing-song verse is really catchy. You have a great voice and I'd love to hear a not-so-effected track come in, blended in with the others, here and there, but that's me trying to perfect things, not me saying things aren't really enjoyable just as they are right now.

Guitars, HOLY! and the synths are just gorgeous, really beautiful sounds and I love the moments where they feature. The end is delicious.

--ledebutant
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rsorensen said 3546 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
remix
thanks! i might rework this one a little bit at some point, which'll include clearing up the vox in the first verse and leaving them distorted for the last. i'll post the link here when it's done. thanks for listening and commenting.
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michael2 said 3546 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
great track
love that you guys collaborated on this (you're both great guys and talented to boot). ther is so much new nusic on MJ that it took me awhile to get to this one, but i'm glad i didn't miss it. very innovative approach to heavy music (love that moog bit in the middle).
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rsorensen said 3546 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
moog
thanks michael. glad you found it! i hear ya about it being hard to keep up though...
that moog thing was a last minute addition. I hesitated adding it because there's so much else going on there, but I reworked the section so it builds from a little to a lot. Glad you think it works and thanks for checking it out.
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Alannah said 3543 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
WOW .....
... two MJ greats hook up .. and what a hook up indeed ... I was saving this listen for Friday cause I knew I wanted to savour whatever you two came up with ! Worth the wait! great stuff ....
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rsorensen said 3542 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
friday night
thanks! everything sounds better with a few beers, eh? ;)
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Lenny Zero said 3542 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Any friend of Dekards...
.... is a friend of mine. Nice mix of beats and roaring guitar... like the distorted vocal on this, really effective. Smart how you incorporate the BR sample in this track - great track guys!
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rsorensen said 3541 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
blade runner rules
joe's responsible for the beats. i love em too. i know some don't like the distorted vox, but it was the only way to go for this one imo. glad you liked it, thanks for listening
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said 3523 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
Killer work my friends. I enjoyed the atmosphere of this great song.... Really great! You both fit together and I wish to hear you more in the future!

Take Care
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