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The full title: Queen Crimson, or the conversation between the birth of Aphrodite and the Mother Ocean. This is what I sent around to people to inspire them to contribute. Fosod's great vocals blend perfectly with the real life whales (which I added after I heard his contributions), as does Gudkarma's flute (which I added after). IvanJS was in the hospital during the mix and couldn't play bass, but I used his original MouthinoffCollab vocal as a starting groove, even though it kind of got buried in the onslaught of sounds. Religious chanting (clips) forms the backdrop that morphs into vocal choruses by various people.

Artwork is an original by Tobin James Mueller, © 1999.
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It is meant to listen to in headphones, since there is so much going on! Turn it up as far as you can...
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Plays: 1075
Downloads: 279
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Uploaded: Oct 22, 2004 - 07:43:52 PM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2006 - 11:45:24 AM Last Played: Oct 10, 2016 - 10:45:30 AM
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Hardware:
Guitars: Suzanne.
Vocals: Fosod, Twon, Tobin, Suzanne and John Selvia.
Bass: Twon.
Shakuhachti Flute: Gudkarma.
Humpback whales: clips, Gudkarma's flute, Fosod's vocals.
Grooves: MouthinoffCollab by IvanJS; percussive loops by Tobin.
Software:
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Comments
Brothermist said 4718 days ago (October 22nd, 2004)
too many chefs
sorry even though i really i like a few of you guy's solo
efforts
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Brothermist said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
i take it back
i was listening last night through my crappy headphones because everyone
else was asleep. you definately can't do justice to this song without hearing
through a decent set of speakers with wide stereo seperation. i'm really sorry
about that.
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Mcboy said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
wow....
this falls into the realm of art....sound art...if u will....u
won't here this type of creative work on the radio thats for
sure...and a damn shame...i've given up on radio as a
source for adventurous music...nothing but formulaic
offerings....your music takes the listener on a trip to parts
unknown and elsewhere and frees the imagination to
color the view in so many possible ways....thanks for
ride!.......
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TobinMueller said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Gliding
Like gliding over a world alive with waves of births and
beliefs. Those guitar licks are pretty amazing, Suz. Love
fosods vocals and his duet with the whales! Makes my
imagination soar...
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TobinMueller said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Gliding
(...even after listening to it a hundred times...)
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Suzanne said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Gliding
(hugs and kisses for that)

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morning girl
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gudkarma said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
hahah!
you actually managed to squeeze me in there.
i didnt thinki would make it. :)
well my voice is back if you need it again.

this sounds really good!
i cant turn it up to '11' because i'm on my ibook now.
but wait till i get home!!!!!!!

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Del said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Killer illustration art...
...a self-portrait? And I second McBoy... killer guitar art too.
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Suzanne said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Killer illustration art...
oh, i forgot to mention... song art is by Tobin. you'll have to ask him (!)

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morning girl
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Z293 said 4717 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
I've Been Waiting
I knew you played guitar but I've only heard very little
of your playing before so this was a surprise. Pretty
impressive.
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said 4716 days ago (October 23rd, 2004)
Musical Artistry...
par excellence. Woven so very nicely.

Jack
Suzanne said 4665 days ago (December 14th, 2004)
Musical Artistry...
thanks. i was afraid it would sound a bit like a mess, with all the stuff i layered into it. i edited out some things and now i'm glad i did. i appreciate your comments.

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morning girl
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eleveneyes said 4716 days ago (October 24th, 2004)
How I'd Love To....
eavesdrop on this conversation more often!

"Angel came down from heaven yesterday
She stayed with me just long enought to rescue me
And she told me a story yesterday
About the sweet love between the moon and the deep
blue sea"

Thanks for being my angel. This piece was heavenly. The
guitar tones and performance are stellar - can't type
anymore - must listen again NOW!
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Mr. EI Oval said 4716 days ago (October 24th, 2004)
What a trip!
I think that knocked some of the crust off of my brain just
listening to this.

Highly original sound. Thumbs up!
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Mr. EI Oval said 4716 days ago (October 24th, 2004)
What a trip!
I think that knocked some of the crust off of my brain just
listening to this.

Highly original sound. Thumbs up!
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packosmokes said 4714 days ago (October 26th, 2004)
I hold up a pint of Guinness and say....
BRILLIANT! Wished I could've been a part of this, but I
really felt it didn't have a place for me... perhaps, next
time, heheh!

I love how THICK this song feels, so many textures
mingling together to create an awesome sound, hats off
to all! Especially, the work done by the Humpback
whales... they NEED a record deal! :P
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Suzanne said 4665 days ago (December 14th, 2004)
I hold up a pint of Guinness and say....
i missed you nonetheless!

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morning girl
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Ringo said 4714 days ago (October 26th, 2004)
Alan(a) Holdsworth
Is that really you on the guitar? Ooooeeee! Got a bit of
EVH from the licks (isn't that the beginning to the solo
from "Beat it" in there...?) the overall feel was much more
King Crimson/UK (hence the Alan"a" Holdsworth
comment). Really nice tone on the lead guitar, full of guts.
How did you do it? (hot di Marzio's plus a Mesa Boogie..?)
Really loved this, you have got some of the best talent on
the site with you here and it shows.

Yep, loved it.
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Suzanne said 4713 days ago (October 27th, 2004)
Alan(a) Holdsworth
this whole project started as a king crimson homage, hence the title. i actually started with the feel from the Perfect Pair album, but a lot of that stuff got kind of buried in the waves of ideas i added over 2 months of epileptic layering. thanks for the comments. lots of retakes, tobin fixing guiar timing in various programs, and AUs helping with effects. i think the guitar was actually mixed into a draft mix 2-3 times on top of earlier mixes - as i added parts i would realize an earlier mix made the guitar too soft so i would re-mix it over the top, sometimes using different effects. as messy as the end product sounds, and as lively.

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morning girl
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Mcboy said 4713 days ago (October 27th, 2004)
Alan(a) Holdsworth
well....u really have some fantastic chops...u really should do a piece where u
r guitar is showcased instead of playing little snippets here and there.....i
hope one day to hear some of u r great playing upfront......

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ChrisSly said 4714 days ago (October 26th, 2004)
So much sound!
There's so much going on, it's like a great meal. All the
different flavors coming and going. The rhythm reminds
me of Micky Hart's Planet Drum album, until the guitar
starts wailing. Great stuff!
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Cameron said 4713 days ago (October 27th, 2004)
trippy dream or dreamy trip?
The song has just ended, and I suddenly woke up and fell
out of bed.

Was it a dream or was I tripping?

Very artfully conceived and executed track. You did
indeed have "so much going on" but somehow it all pulled
together into an intricate, multi-layered whole.

I liked your guitar playing very much.

I kept trying to listen for the Shakuhachti flute but
couldn't quite make it out.....

.....which means I need to listen to this song a few more
times!

Wonderfully creative -- thanks for sharing this.
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Suzanne said 4711 days ago (October 28th, 2004)
trippy dream or dreamy trip?
the flute is doing the intial impression of a whale. it is what starts the whole thing, this first sound you hear. i morphed it into real whale sounds but they're kind of buried under that first groove and then the other layers. but the whales resurface in the end, this time with no flute, but a lot of fosod!

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morning girl
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gudkarma said 4708 days ago (October 31st, 2004)
hehe.....
my shakuhachi was a little low. i dont think people were expecting that. : )

i can hear it though.


ah......i came to say.....thanks for the note on my old poem.
heh. i just saw it 'what can i taste'
thank you.

you might like my upcoming post, susu.
i submitted it tonight....
i'm on my laptop...so if you email me...i'll advance you a copy.

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Suzanne said 4665 days ago (December 14th, 2004)
hehe.....
thanks. i love the quietspace you share.

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morning girl
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Cantor said 4698 days ago (November 11th, 2004)
wild trip!
good to see you're still writing! man that's a trip. give us
some more!
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jcharney said 4692 days ago (November 17th, 2004)
God. I want garageband!
Amazing. Just amazing.
coolio said 4682 days ago (November 26th, 2004)
Pile on
What a cornicopia of sound. Push it, girl. Push it! You have some great friends there, too.
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alanfraser said 4679 days ago (November 29th, 2004)
Phenomenal
I can't believe I've been on MJ all this time and had no idea
you can play / arrange like this.

All 9's.
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ka-klick said 4675 days ago (December 4th, 2004)
Sorry I've been so busy lately
This is cool stuff - and I missed it, until now. I'm starting
to see the light at the end of the tunnel (just hope it's not
a locomotive, or oncoming traffic). I'll have to take this out
on the iPod and get a real listen to it. Some of my fav.
folks doing some really hot stuff, dang.
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Suzanne said 4665 days ago (December 14th, 2004)
Sorry I've been so busy lately
thanks. lots of help from my friends, as jimmy page once said. i wish i wasn't so busy, too, and could spend more time remebering how to play!

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morning girl
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said 4665 days ago (December 14th, 2004)
Got that right
A very busy dream...or nightmare. Wonderful.
adicarter said 4664 days ago (December 15th, 2004)
Cool...
I really like this, sometimes songs with this amount of
density tend to lose direction, important aspects get lost
in the maelstrom so to speak. This works really well
though because every bit serves a purpose. Very
atmospheric.

Nice one.

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Suzanne said 4596 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
Cool...
thanks! i always layer on too much stuff. i cut some things off of this before finally submitting it. glad you think i found the right mix. everyone's contributions were so fun to work with...

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morning girl
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SpasmodicMan said 4617 days ago (January 31st, 2005)
Rip it up and let it fly
Over the ocean you fly like a demon lover, skipping like a hot rock just above the sirens of water, sizzling with goddess nakedness, dripping the coolest licks in sight. Motion, never let me down. Constant, so sad it has to end. You can fly me to your place of birth any time!
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Suzanne said 4596 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
Rip it up and let it fly
i'm becoming a fan of your poetic (?) comments. too bad there aren't links to a list of member comments from the profile page...

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morning girl
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Truth42 said 4616 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
This knocked me out
This is a really accomplished piece of work. One of the
best things I've heard at MJ. Fantastic stuff!
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Suzanne said 4596 days ago (February 21st, 2005)
This knocked me out
thanks. listening to it again (as i write this), the ending is so long i think it should be the final track of an album. now all i have to do is come up with the rest of the album!

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morning girl
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basil81 said 4567 days ago (March 21st, 2005)
Boisterously Hypnotic....
Yeah, what a trip. Very crazy cool...


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cormacbrenock said 4560 days ago (March 29th, 2005)
this is addictive listening
This is full of musical colour and stands up to repeated listening , there are no cliches and if I could I would buy it .
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I dont have a mac nor do I have internet access where I live at the moment .
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ScooterDMan said 4551 days ago (April 7th, 2005)
wonderful
god, the electric soloing is out of this world. it's jeff
tweedy-ish. that on top of this multi-layered, multi
dimensional soundscape makes for some interesting
imagery.
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Scorpjammer said 4547 days ago (April 10th, 2005)
Monster tune!!!
First let me apologize for coming across this wonderfully rockin, funkin', masterfully mixed tune sooner. Where the heck have I been?! Actually, it's tough to keep up with MacJams.com. I came across your tune via Blaine Transue's VIRTUAL GARAGE listings. Thanks for sharing. Bravo to all the collaborators and to Blaine and VIRTUAL GARAGE.

Smokin' git-chops too, to say the least.:)

10s!
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I. Spike said 4541 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
The Queen Shreds!
I've never heard a Queen shred before. Thank you my
liege!
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dotwood said 4525 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
no direction?
I'm sorry, I absolutely like progrock, but I can't see any
direction in this. It's noodling from start to end. Not that
there are no good parts in it, on the contrary, but it isn't
linked together. Progrock definitely means "more-
dimensional" to me: parts that come back in a different
setting with different harmonies very well linked together
or parts that are very diverse linked together in
imaginative and inventive ways. This is one-dimension.
On the other hand, I like the guitars and the bass a lot!
And some of the noises.
Guess I'm looking for the storyline, even if it's avant-
garde there has to be a reason and it has to be a
convincing one ...
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dotwood said 4525 days ago (May 3rd, 2005)
no direction?
Sorry, haven't read the comments about the collab. I guess the first comment
says it all: "too many chefs"

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Emily Rohm said 4508 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Holy smokes!!
You can play guitar!! I agree with some of the others...I
want to hear a piece that features that talent! If I could do
that with my guitar it wouldn't be collecting dust in the
corner. Very unique collab.
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8piscean8 said 4409 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Musical Soup
Nice group of talent in a musical stereo soup. Nice
shredding and bass playing. Something you don't hear
everyday.
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mactony said 4408 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
energy
Great energy
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ziti said 4382 days ago (September 23rd, 2005)
wow suzanne....
jeez your stuff is really great...now I'm all tingly!!!!

this would be great soundtrack for a Starbucks commercial....so full of
joyous energy!!

damn girl...you can play your ASS off!!!!

ooooh can ya say that to a girl????

awesome work!

deeper bow
z
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echoroom said 4279 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
crawling from the musical wreckage...
..... is this unique track.

My blinkered mind keeps trying to form a proper song from this, but that's not the point, is it?

Great playing from all involved - a wstrange piece, like a musical orgasm, with a sudden fade to nothing.
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Corporal Beef said 4266 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
Wow!
Hi Suzanne,

Your guitar work on this track is killer!! The whole track is somewhat meditative, but it's the guitar that sticks with me the most. Thanks for posting.
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stacey said 4120 days ago (June 12th, 2006)
In A Perfect World...
In a perfect world, I would be able to make music like this! I just love it.
Thanks so much for sharing!

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heatherbrooks said 4045 days ago (August 25th, 2006)
blistering
sexy middle section-to die for. the beginning and end go somewhere
else, but for those minutes in beween, i'm totally there. you are the
meshell ndegeocello of guitar!
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Norman Goodman said 3904 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Excellent Guitar Playing
Being a huge King Crimson fan I see where you are coming from on this. Loved the sonic layers, I am particularily impressed by the guitar playing!
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g4macuser said 3891 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
excellent guitar
now this is great! I don't know a lot King Crimson songs but I'm fascinated by the old YES and GENESIS songs, like "Close to the edge" or "Lamb lies down on Broadway". As far as I now King Crimson is not that far away from those other two bands.
When I heard the solo guitar the first idea I had was "sounds like Brian May". Then I read the posting comparing your guitar sound with Eddie van Halen. K, let's say Eddie plays Brian's guitar?
Just kidding. Everything's excellent work. From instrumentation, compiling to production. Great sound.
This song suits my Sennheiser headphones well ;-))

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Three Cat Clem said 3793 days ago (May 4th, 2007)
Layers...
Love the layers. Thoughtful guitar. well done.
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tonestones said 2959 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Great concept
I love this. You certainly met the mark. The evolution of this reminds me quite a bit of King Crimson's improv pieces I love so much.

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jojodoo said 2889 days ago (October 25th, 2009)
Queen Crimson .....
King Shit !
b0rn2w0rsh1p said 1569 days ago (June 6th, 2013)
Wild...
guitar work... I see you are listed as the guitarist. Was that the Guild - you made it sound so other-worldly - not like the jazz-box that it is... Was wondering about the word "Retired" in your profile...

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