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Chronicles of a Dysphoric Translator (Part IV-VI)


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The continuation and conclusion of the story.

All the radio samples and most of the weird sounds you hear are from 'The Conet Project' - actual recordings of of shortwave numbers stations. Read about it here:

http://irdial.hyperreal.org/www/conet_project_booklet.pdf

Chronicles of a Dysphoric Translator:
Part IV. parasomnia
Part V. irrati0nals
Part VI. translation sub_rosa

Special thanks to Petra Borén for lending her voice to Part IV. parasomnia. Check out her website here: http://www.myspace.com/petraboren

Parts I-III are posted here at MacJams:

http://www.macjams.com/song/42255

..but have since been remixed a bit. They now have Conet samples rather than Apple text-speech samples. Send me a note if you'd like the updated version.

DISCLAIMER: This thing is 10 minutes long, so you may want to go to the bathroom before you listen.
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Lyrics
Part V. irrati0nals

These numbers cycle through my brain
I try to think them all away
They laugh at me and claim defeat
I will not give them victory

I scratch them onto these 4 walls
I try to decipher them all
No patterns, endless cycling
These numbers don't amount to anything!


Part VI. translation sub_rosa

My sentence has been served
And now I'm finally free
I got what I deserved
For failing them and me
and now that I am gone
Th3 number5 fa11 lik3 sn0w
Into my open mind
I've translated the code

But I'll never share
What I have just seen
and they'll never know because
I'm keeping this for me
for me
for me
f0r me
fo7 m3
me
4 m3
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Downloads: 178
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Uploaded: May 29, 2008 - 03:36:48 AM
Last Updated: May 29, 2008 - 12:25:54 PM Last Played: Sep 13, 2017 - 01:27:22 PM
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Comments
said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Cool!
Very huge work here, I've always loved to hear such pieces coming from you. Great production and a top notch work here. Thanks for sharing!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
birdman
Thanks, Yeman. Just had a chance to check out your songs. Really amazing stuff there. Keep it up!
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lengold said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Fantastic concept piece
I really enjoyed this from start to finish. Always interesting, brilliant writing and fantastic production.
Downloaded for many listens. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
:)
thanks len. it was a lot of fun to let myself get totally immersed in this when recording. glad you like it and thanks for downloading.
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magnatone said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Chronicles
I have LOVED this series, and I love this. Your inventiveness here is just off the scales. Some of your most interesting work on MJ I think. Such cool ideas, such great music - basically, you ROCK!
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thank you karen. yeah this series has been my favorite posts so far. Your 'Elevated Passage' blew me away. You know the song over there >> that's the TOP OF THE FAVORITES ;)
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said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Excellent


Sounds awsome. Love it. Great production.
One thng about your music -Its never boring. I never know what goodies I am going to hear when I press play. I am never disappointed.

Peace Dee.
rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

thanks a lot, dee. you're getting so good! your stuff's really starting to cook. keep it up!
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Lennon714 said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
fantastic
I back Dee up on her comments. There's always something fresh and interesting going on in your camp and it's never disappointing. This project feels like it was a lot of fun to put together. Very cool!
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thanks eric. it was indeed a blast. gotta get back to the rock next though. i feel the need for a huge release...
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Skean said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Excellent
Very cool work.. It's excellent in my opinion.. Bravo
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thanks man. your latest is brilliant.
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Feter said 3466 days ago (May 29th, 2008)
Chronicles of a Dysphoric Translator
Incredible song my friend ..I truly loved her voice
what a structure ..the guitar work just perfect !!!
loved the Art here and the scenary you create here .
huge work done here ...thnx for sharin ...
*this is a real revisit to King Crimson*
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thanks feter. always look forward to your thoughtful comments. wouldnt have ever thought of king crimson in reference to this but now that you mention it...
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

oh yeah - and I agree Petra brought SO much to parasominia. that song was meant to be the main character's dream soundtrack, in which he's dreaming of heaven and angels. she's the perfect angel!
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Nick_Flash said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Great
This has been such great creative project. I lot of thought went into these. It's been cool to see it progress from that first experiment. Keep up the awesome work man.

nick
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thanks nick. yeah it started of as just a fun little thing and turned into a near 20 minute saga, much to my surprise. glad you like it. working on our next collab tonight ;)
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said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
wow!
very intersting song structure! absolutely well done!
rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
:)
thanks for checking this out. i think i fooled a lot of people because the compositions themselves aren't that complex, but I've distracted you all from that with a bunch of neat sounds hehe
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kassia said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
wow
I don't know how you could have improved on the first installment of this series, but this is even better! Fabulous job. I seriously envy your mixing and production skills - and your creativity. This is great, alternative music, the kind of stuff I can only find on MacJams. Great work!
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)

thanks kassia. not sure which installment I like best, but i'm leaning towards part VI because of the 'choir' backing my vocal. that was a lot of fun to do and i think it sounds pretty decent. Anyway I appreciate you taking 10 MINUTES(!) to listen to this and comment hehe. I'll have to check out your stuff today too.
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Vic Holman said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
something tells me
that your going for a full CD on this series.

Pretty conceptual and neatly laid out in a abstract way. That's how I like 'em.

Seems to me this is the next evolution from where NiN & Radiohead should have gone but have yet to accomplish.
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
yeah
I think I'm going to get it professionally mixed and release it as an EP. Do you think I should do more songs and go for a full length? I'm not sure where it could go from here yet...
Thanks so much for that last part of your comment. I'm quite humbled by it. Those are two of my favorite bands.

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Vic Holman said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
as the saying goes
...leave 'em wanting more.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

agreed!
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tokai said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Massive
great guitar as usual. I like the way you have put the voice into action with the chimes of a nursery rhyme, even though it is disturbing. Brilliant performance piece it has radiohead elements to this. Epic...
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rsorensen said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
nursery rhyme
thanks - yeah that little music box thing is called 'Swedish Rhapsody' and it was actually broadcast by the numbers station along with that voice reading the numbers (sampled from The Conet Project). Because it was Swedish I got Petra to sing over it, who is also Swedish. Worked out pretty good that way hehe. thanks for listening
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SystematicFailure said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
wowowowow
this si a MASTERPIECE! I loved the first section and couldn't wait to hear this next part. I love the heavy metal guitars part, the angel singing, and ESPECIALLY the choir accompaniment at the end. i love it all! great job friend.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

thanks for always checking out my stuff. when are you going to post another one? looking forward to it. the choir part was a lot of fun. glad you think it worked out :)
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LunaTrick said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
Just becoming acquainted with your music
After someone in iComps compared me to you. After hearing this, that is very flattering. We do share a colouristic approach to guitar work and I look forward to learning more of your work.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

thanks; i'll have to check out your stuff!
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rustykangaroo said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
another great 1 !!!
another great track! everything you do seems to maintain a good quality. this ones definitely different. you seem to really have a knack for lyrics. your creations are really solid. your the real deal man.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

thanks a ton, rusty. those are kind words. i find writing stories a lot easier than personal lyrics. i'll have to try more.
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dajama said 3465 days ago (May 30th, 2008)
This is a powerful piece
A terrific combination of different elements, from the spooky radio samples, to the acoustic mid-section and the heavy guitar and then the lovely keyboard. Mind-blowing - what a great concept, and fantastic execution. The opening three minutes are mesmerizing and haunting, and when the acoustic kicks in, it's really effective - unexpected and stirring. Great vocal work, and great use of beats. I love the closing section, too - soft and charming. Overall, quite an achievement. Kudos, my friend. Peace.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)

thanks dajama! I appreciate the detailed review. i was unsure of the acoustic section because of the unexpectedness of it, but it just had to go there in terms of the concept. i'm glad you thought it fit. the last part's my favorite. Charming and vulnerable was what I was going for, so thanks for picking up on that.
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VicDiesel said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
Collage
Interesting, this collage of sounds and musics. I'm not sure what the global thread is, but this particular 10 minute fragment is fun to listen to.
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
thread
thanks; I guess the thread you're wondering about would be the numbers stations transmissions and the lyrics. Musically the first half (part I-III) flows a little better, but by design. This second half has a little more musical contrast. The whole thing's meant to be listened to as a whole. Makes more sense sonically that way. Thanks a lot for checking this out.
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egobandit said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
POWERFUL
from one part to the next epic in size Downloaded bec you cant listen once! THanks
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rsorensen said 3463 days ago (June 1st, 2008)
:)
thanks for the comments and for downloading, bandit
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said 3462 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
out there
Interesting. Not sure what I am listening to. Random radio samples? I feel like an observer from the Outersphere monitoring Earth transmissions. Head trip.
rsorensen said 3462 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
samples
hey thanks for listening. as for the samples, this is pasted from the song description:

All the radio samples and most of the weird sounds you hear are from 'The Conet Project' - actual recordings of of shortwave numbers stations. Read about it here:

http://irdial.hyperreal.org/www/conet_project_booklet.pdf
Check out my latest song called Again
craighalkett said 3462 days ago (June 2nd, 2008)
Excellant
great piece really enjoyed thank you for sharing Craig
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