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I was going through michael's back catalog and found a gem of a track called 'e-bow sizzle'. It was one of those songs that immediately floored and inspired me, so I sent him a note and asked permission to add vocals. He was cool with it so here we are..

original - http://www.macjams.com/song/32270
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Lyrics
Second guessing all the blessings
I've been given in my life

Rearranging, always changing
I am never satisfied

Compromising my horizon
Is not an option for me this time

No going back, only forward
I will fight

I will conquer, I will slaughter
All these demons In my mind

You will see me rise above this
I will look it In the eye

I'll stare it down to submission
Until I am set free tonight
Song Stats
Hits: 4514
Comments: 59
Fans: 33
Plays: 129
Downloads: 183
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008 - 11:50:48 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2008 - 11:46:39 AM Last Played: Jan 16, 2015 - 07:58:51 PM
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Hardware:
me- Blue snowball
m2 - fender tele, ebow, epiphone univalve amp, ibanez bass, fender rhodes, danelectro tremolo pedal, some broken drumsticks and a cymbal that my buddy threw away.
Software:
me - GB
m2 - Audacity
Comments
Feter said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Tonight
Great ,,,,,just great singin ..very much fit what
Michael started and built ...loved this colab !!
thnx alot for sharin !!
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
vox
Thanks Feter. Yeah michael definitely built an interesting, solid landscape with the original. I didn't want to bury it with overdone vocals so I tried to keep the melody and performance fairly subdued and simple. Glad you liked it.
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lengold said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Love the lyrics!
Great collaboration - beautiful sound bed and truly inspired lyrics and vocals. Loved it. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
lyrics
thanks len. They've been written since 2006 with no song. They never really worked with anything I came up with so I gave up on trying. Then I heard 'e-bow sizzle'...
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lavalamp said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Two of my favorite....
join forces. Great collab. Not so mainstream, which I dig. Reminds me of something (VOCALS). Trent Reznor of a Sound Garden track.

Great stuff. Did not expect this kind of song from you two.

Have a great week.

Dave
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Thanks Dave
You're probably thinking of NIN's 'Hurt'. The first vocal melody I came up with sounded a lot like it so I reworked it quite a bit. It still definitely gives off the same vibe of that song though. Thanks for checking it out.
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tokai said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
2nite
the vox work well with the track and sound great. inspirational words well worked. cheers.
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
tokai
thanks for stopping by for a listen.
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MarkHolbrook said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Great sound!
I love the intro guitar work! It really is a beautiful sound scape!
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
soundscape
Thanks Mark. I agree! Michael definitely seems to know what he's doing.
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davisamerica said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
right then
very nice collab .. loved the vocals alot ... soundbed is amazingly cool ... good collab folks
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
thanks a lot
for checking this one out. glad you liked it.
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ThinkTank said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Compelling music.
That intro was great! Have'nt heard the original , but this is a great track!
rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
original
thanks. imagine this without vocals and you've heard the original. I wouldn't mess with perfection!
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magnatone said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Tonight
wow - this is just gorgeous guys - congratulations
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
:)
Thanks for checking this out.
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michael2 said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
dude
you really did an amazing job on this one. i had a few people tell me that I should put vox on this and could never come up with anything, and you did it perfectly. love the part, the lyrics and the way you recorded it. excellent job my friend.
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
thanks michael
for letting me in on this one. I had to get right up on the mic when I recorded the vox. Made for some interesting and somewhat disturbing collateral sounds I had to try and supress!
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Barretok said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Great!
What a good composition. Eerie sounds and vocals creating the perfect atmosphere for the lyrics.
B
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
eerie
thanks B. Yeah it's got a pretty haunting sound for sure. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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Skean said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
Very cool
I kinda love all in this the lyrics is sung so cool as the song bed is a beauty.. Great collab guys.

Peace
---
Kenta
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rsorensen said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
thanks
thank you Kenta. Really enjoyed your Noises tune.
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SystematicFailure said 3415 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
///
those are real deep lyrics man. sounds like you had a bit of a struggle at some point. well thanks for sharing. great music and vocals, great collaboration here!
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rsorensen said 3414 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
struggles
heh yeah haven't we all. thanks for listening.
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saymme said 3414 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
..
10s..
rsorensen said 3414 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
:)
thanks for the high ratings, saymme. and for listening.
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Alannah said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Very Kewl ....
... for starters one couldn't go wrong with a great M2 soundbed .... but wow .. those vox totally make this into one awesome tune .... this is right up my alley (hmmm how did I miss it in my tinkerings searches ....) I wouldn't mind learning what techniques you used to mix the vocals ... it's a sound I have tried to achieve but usually don't quite hit what you have done here ..... great tune!
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
vocal mix
thanks allanah. yeah i'm so happy i found this little gem to add a vocal to. You're right, one can never go wrong with an M2 track for sure.
As for my mixing techniques, I can't remember exactly what I did, but it all started with 'telephone lines' effect in GB on the vox with a ton of tweaks and the 'Gentle' vocal compression. For that last 'tonight' scream at the end I used the same settings but with a ton of amp simulation and 'extreme compression'.
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Vic Holman said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
double nice
you came up with a great vocal for this tune by Michael. fits like a glove. the hushed vocal approach seems to have been the perfect approach.
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
hush
thanks vic. yeah i had originally planned the vocals to really build at the end but opted to keep it quiet, save the distorted 'toniiiiiiiiiight', which is pretty buried anyway. I didn't want to to overshadow the feel and atmosphere michael created with my singing so I tried to keep everything pretty low key. Glad you dug it and thanks for checking it out.
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dajama said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Excellent
Very cool collab. I love the music, and the vocal is a perfect fit, melting into the sounds beautifully. Lyrics are great, too, and the mood and tone of the words and the music work very well together. Nicely done. Peace.
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
mood
thanks dajama. he definitely set a mood with this piece. I'm happy you think I reflected it in my vocals too. Thanks for commenting.
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timothy devine said 3413 days ago (April 15th, 2008)
Perfect vocal
this works so well.
I have a song I did with one of michaels posts also, so i understand how inspiering his music can be.
this is awesome
you vox is just fitting in the bed so freekin perfect.
u think i like it?
peace
tim
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
yep
inspiring for sure. thanks for checking it out and liking it!
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Nick_Flash said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
definitely
a great sound bed and the vocals complete it well. Reminds me of something out of a movie. The mood you've captured with the soft vocals is great.
Perfect collab guys!
Nick
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
movie
thanks nick. yeah kinda sounds like something out of a Michael Mann movie - Heat or Collateral maybe. Thanks for listening. Looking forward to POW ;)
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Doadars Uncle said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Warm fuzzy!
In a dream...

I got the sense of an internal strategy...

The sound is very nice here!
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
yeah
i get that sense too. kind of a dreamy blurry type thing. when I heard the original the visual of blurry city lights at night popped in my mind. you know when you look at something so long it takes you somewhere else and your vision blurs? Thus the pic I attached to the song. thanks for the comment
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echoroom said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Jeez
,,,, that M2 surely can write 'em... what a beautiful track. You put a great vocal on this, perfectly suits the song... GREAT work guys.
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rsorensen said 3413 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
echoroom
thanks dude. he certainly can!
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said 3412 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
m2&RS
Great music, vocals fit that hauntingly pretty music quite right
Love the lyrics as well!
rsorensen said 3412 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
hauntingly pretty
thanks for listening tom. appreciated!
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bud said 3411 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Great collab - I just love it when gifts collide
Inspired vocals and lyrics - really fit the vibe of Michael's track with the perfect blend of inage and emotion - abstraction and allusion. Coulda worn this was conceived together.
Great voice and performance.
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rsorensen said 3411 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
thanks bud
yah it worked out pretty good. i dont know if michael planned to add vocals to this (i think not), but he structured in a way that made sense. guess he's just a natural.
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Macaudion said 3411 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
This one really does talk to me...
This was just a combination that was meant to be. Haven't heard the original, and this is my first time hearing your vocals, rsorensen but this is certainly a treat to hear. Great writing too. Michael2 has to be one of the most creative souls here. Always something solid and fresh coming outta that guy. Excellent writing too, rsorensen.

You guys gotta be happy w/ this. Great job! Thanks! Dion
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rsorensen said 3411 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
thanks Dion
Yah I am pretty happy with it. Thanks a lot for listening and commenting. Glad you stopped by.
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Bob Rodgers said 3411 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
Great!
Love this! great guitar intro, a wonderful collab, a great vocal and lyrics, very much enjoyed!!
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rsorensen said 3411 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
guitar intro
thanks bob rodgers! michael's ebow work in this slays me every time. Glad you enjoyed it.
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dlb said 3410 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
real cool
This is great, so original. Love the vocals and some real tasteful e-bowing guitar very nice!
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rsorensen said 3410 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
ebow
thanks dave. Every guitar player should have an ebow!
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said 3410 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Superb!!
Stunningly beautiful outstanding music
Do I like it though? I luuuuve it!! Well done you guys

Fav and Dowload ( all help) cheers
Peace Dee.
rsorensen said 3410 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
:)
thanks dee! been meaning to check out your latest too. will do now!
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aclarke said 3408 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Outstanding
Almost like this was written with you lyrics in mind. Really a perfect match for you both.... this is a keeper (and download)!
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rsorensen said 3408 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
cool
thanks a lot for downloading, man. really glad you enjoyed it.
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saymme said 3408 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
...lissening. . . again . . dl : ) (forgot)
This song is totally AMAZING .
back for 2 Imagine a whole CD with this kind of Music.. You 2 together are really something more than the regular !(!) that would kick some ass -don't know how to say it - it would be.. overwhelming, brilliant, a DREAM : ) ! I love what You wrote under 'Hardware' hehehe just great! MORE!!! & More positive lyrics -
Courtsey to You both Amen Helena
rsorensen said 3408 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Helena
hey thanks a lot for the return visit and download. glad you enjoyed this so much. might take a while but, we have another collab in the works.
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Heightened said 3406 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
This is outstanding!
Loved the flow - perfect in fact.
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rsorensen said 3406 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
thanks
thanks for catching up last night Joe ;)
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said 3404 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Nice!
Good work. Mikey has some old stuff that in need to re-mix with more instruments and here you are... picking up a sound bed to lend your great vocals. This is really great! I'm glad to know you both... Great team together!
Keep them coming!

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