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Sinister Jazz (LIOLI 8)


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Mystified

 Genre: Downtempo

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I think a little sinister Jazz is in order for the good Doctor.... ;)


Thanks to Bryn for listens and suggestions, and for sending over a very cool distorted rhythm-and-effects track for me to use.
The instrumentals and vox are my musical weavings.
The loop in this is fairly obvious--i turned it backwards and assigned it a new software instrument ...enjoy!
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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2008 - 11:39:43 AM
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2010 - 01:31:17 AM Last Played: Dec 07, 2017 - 12:26:59 AM
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Hardware:
you know...the usual....(MacMini for recording vocals, Behringer B-1 Condenser Mic, MAudio Mobile Pre USB, MAudio 61-es MIDI keystation, macbook for final mix)
Software:
and more of the same...(GB 4 for the MacMini, LogicPro Studio 8 for final mix on the MacBook)
Comments
Cameron said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
interesting title!
Those two words aren't often linked together, but it works.

Interesting departure from your usual vocal style; definitely different than your more classical offerings. Very enjoyable.

Good selection of sounds in a very clear mix. Imaginative treatment of the loop.

Suggestion: Not everyone may know what your hardware and software is, especially the newer listeners. But even I do not remember if you use GB or Logic or whatever, so I encourage you to always post what you use.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
the title...
...strangely enough, came about after I sent over an early mix of the loop with the bass and synth to Bryn to listen to.

I was trying to decide just 'what' it sounded like, and in the discussion, 'sinister jazz' was mentioned, and there it stuck.

When I recorded the vocals, I improvised the chorus first, and then improvised the lead afterwards. (yes...most everything I do is still improvised)

Thank you for listening and commenting, Cameron :)
It's always nice to get your impressions on a composition.

I'll go update my recording info: beyond upgrading my software to Logic, I'm still using the same old condenser mic and pre-amp I got nearly 4 years ago!
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sloparts said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Oh Whoa now, Cat's on fire
Searing vocal work and lush backgrounds make for one "Evil Woman" about to take your soul. If I were the Dr., I'd be afraid, very afraid.

this is a very spooky sound Cat and I just love it. At then it almost sounded like the song was a breathing, living being waiting to devour anyone who gets too close.

Excellent work Cat, just excellent.

Ed
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you, Ed!
I love how you describe it as almost sounding like a 'breathing, living being"...
I'm a storyteller at heart, so that's a very cool description!
Thank you for listening and commenting :)
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Feter said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Sinister Jazz
Interesting how all that sound bed with all the
motions layed under your vocal work...this is
jut amazing ..wonderful singing Cat as always .
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
thank you Feter!
Once again, you're right here with a comment. Thank you so much for all your support. Glad you enjoyed this one :)
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WillyB said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
...
wonderful feel and flow of both the music and vocals. Also loved the production...perfect touch.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
thanks!
Production is something I'm still working on ironing out, so I appreciate your comments :)
Thank you for listening!
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chikoppi said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Jazz and Self-Medication
I so feel drunk when I listen to this. Very stylish! I dig the persistent synth that sort of winds away in the background.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Sinister
Hehe. Your comment gave me a chuckle.
Thanks for listening and sharing your impressions! :)
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HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Creative

Nice vocals harmonies and melodies .
The backing track is great too .

Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you!
I very much appreciate your listening and then taking time to leave a comment!
:)
Now, I need to get caught up on my listening to the rest of the LIOLI entries!
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Char said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Very cool, Mysti.
Diana Ross and the Supremes were never this tight. Thanks.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Char :)
Thank you! A very kind comment. I just had a lot of fun pretending to be a jazz singer for a few minutes! I'm glad you like the result, and thank you for letting me know :)
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said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
Another Veteran of the LIOLI wars
This is how you do it boys. And for the ladies on the team, you can throw your opponent of guard with subtle influences like this and then spring the trap when their guard is down. ( Well it worked when I had to catch my cat and take him to the vet ) (no puns intended) hoo hoo hah ha ha haaaaaa. Oops, wrong role. Sorry about that. (Gonna have to talk to casting about that)

Nice work here Super Looper. This is sure to confuse the Dr and throw him off guard. Very very well done I might add.

CSP
Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you, Capt!
Let's hope this helps to put the good Dr in his place, eh?

Thank you so much for listening and commenting :)
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Vic Holman said 3368 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
sin sister
vocals sounds so great it should be a sin.

cool music track to spread out over. groovy!
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
sin sister jazz?
Hehee.
It was a fun departure :)
Thanks for listening and letting me know you enjoyed this piece!
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Alannah said 3368 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
WOW .....
.. you do the "jazz thing" very well ...... (mind you I might have turned up that main vocal track just a titch .... or should I say "torch") ... I like it that you are "tinkering" around genre wise .. and trying new things (I still like the mystified things mind you) ... but I enjoyed this one a lot ....
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you Alannah!
I really do like to tinker in different vocal styles (which is why I have far too many songs posted on my song page!).

Thank you for dropping by for a listen and leaving a comment :)
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Diviner said 3368 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Oooh, Creepy
Very nicely done. The music is very good, love the sounds you have created. The lyrics are very nice and well sung. Well done, its very good.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you!
I appreciate you stopping by for a listen and leaving your thoughts on this piece.
I had a lot of fun doing it! :)
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Rik_Berryere said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
OOoooooooooooo.....
.....I've never been more fascinated and frightened in my life... I feel unable to resist that voice, that droning synth, but this is going to cost me I'm sure, cost me and clean me out and leave me a broken shadow of who I used to be, but the sweet, scary and sublime whisper of this song is just impossible to resist.....
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
fascinating and frightening, eh...?
I'm always fascinated (and sometimes frightened!?) by others' responses to my songs. It's very cool to get feedback and see how a piece is observed or experienced by others--so I appreciate you taking a moment to let me know! :)
Thank you!
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particledots said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Sinister Jazz
Very nice to hear this has developed
Love the vocals, particularly the background vocals.
When I get back in to making music one of these days perhaps I will do a version with no lead voc and background vocal sparseness emphasis...(I am creating my own oblique strategies here)
:-)
I like the snare drum that overlays the drum pattern I sent you...might be interesting to randonly meddle with the reverb settings on that throughout the song
The synth drone is one of my fave parts of this song and it helps to amplify the sinister feel
Great production (on Logic Pro 8 I assume?)

b

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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you, B!!
I'm with you on your comments here, and really am looking forward to the remix :)
Thanks for taking the time to comment.

And thank you for sending the drum pattern--it made all the difference in this song and added an entirely new dimension of 'color' to it :)

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yrp said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Very Misterious
track...
Something rare to find these days.
The mood of this track makes me feel weird (in a very good way).
It is a great surprise to find your music.
I will surely delve your catalog to listen to more and more...
thanks for the music.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you!
It's funny how this song evolved. I didn't set out to create a specific vibe when building upon the loop, but the addition of the modulating synth definitely set the sinister tone.
Mysterious, yes! Making music intuitively often is :)

Thanks so much for listening and leaving a comment.
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wurzel said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
that's sweet and spooky. Great mix.
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you!
Thanks for listening and leaving a comment :)

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Moviz said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Great Title
and the backing tells the sinister part very well to the silky smooth bluesy vocals; great sound, regards M
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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Hey :)
Thanks so much for dropping by to listen and leave a comment.
Glad you enjoyed the listen :)
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regulus said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Your so clever
I would not have fathomed the loop were it not for your tell of its treatment. i had to listen a couple of time to grasp that transition. Love the vox back up and you are for ever coming up with tantalizing compositions. This is a little on the dark side but for facing the circumstances it is well placed. Love it and your new bio page. It just keeps one wanting to see and hear more.

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Mystified said 3367 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you!
A little on the dark side, yes--just enough to keep balance with all the other more cheerful things I post :)

Thank you for your kind comments, and for taking the time to share them here!
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michael2 said 3366 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
cat
this is sick, i love it. one of the more creative entries (not that they all don't have their certain magic). your voice is captivating as always, and the sounds you used are, well they're sinister. great job.
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Lennon714 said 3366 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
wow
this sounds like one of those mash-ups from the UK with classic jazz records and some of the high-tech whizz-bang electronic equipment. That droning siren is GREAT. cool tune.
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dajama said 3366 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
I have to echo
Cameron's comment about the title - cool and intriguing! In fact, the whole track is intriguing. Your vocal is really nice, and I like the music a lot. Great idea to reverse the loop. Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Nicely done. Peace.
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stacey said 3366 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Lady!
Loving every little thing! You are seriously talented. Seriously.
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I. Spike said 3365 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Toot sweet...
I think your voice is too sweet, toot sweet, to be sinister... I dig the lilting dissonant quality.... grew-vhey!
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SmokeyVW said 3365 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
loop? what loop?
cool intro - lots of nice slightly distorted sounds

the vocals are primo - wowee

that background portamento synth really makes the mood

oops - completely forgot to listen for the loop

thanks
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LunaTrick said 3362 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Cool...
Dark and Siouxsie-like... nice change of pace for you.
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thetiler said 3361 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
I like it when the myst
gets nice and funky, especially with the jazz feel.

Way to go Myst!



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PentaRay said 3343 days ago (October 22nd, 2008)
When is your album release?
This page is filled with superlatives already... and they are right! I think the key elements are (1) your vocal harmonies and (2) the contrast they make with the spooky background. More of these, please!
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loricunningham said 3225 days ago (February 17th, 2009)
super cool
The title really DOES work for this song! Wow - you have combined a couple of styles that I don't think is really done all that often. The song works! Great job, Cat!!! Beautiful vocals, tight harmonies.
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