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12parsecs

 Genre: Indie Rock

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this one's a little quieter than some of my other posts, as i'm experimenting with a new mastering chain, so g'head and crank it!

so i was driving home with my gf, when i had this simple melody pop in my head and this cool progression that went underneath it. i interrupted the her talking and asked her to, “hang on a sec” and whistled the melody into my phone (it has the ability to take short, crappy sounding recordings). that's what you hear at the beginning of the song. i knew i'd forget it by the time i got home if i didn't record it. i only hope i remembered the underlying progression correctly. either way, i think it kinda works.

i wouldn't say there's lyrics, per-se. more like the improvised rantings of a mad man. i especially like how i say “please don't call” and “why don't you f'n call” in the very next breath. :)
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Hits: 3099
Comments: 16
Fans: 21
Plays: 164
Downloads: 136
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008 - 08:13:55 PM
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2008 - 08:13:55 PM Last Played: Feb 04, 2017 - 11:58:19 PM
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Feter said 3200 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
I need my %20
this is very interestin as you draw it as it gets to
you .whistling it then go wider and wider ..very nice
shadow the dark strings to the guitar and the band !!!
sometimes you really dont need lyrics ...very moving
this need a video clip ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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12parsecs said 3200 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
wider
you hit the nail on the head, feter! by design i was going from a quieter, narrow stereo field - the breaking it wide open in the choruses. thanks for checking it out!
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kassia said 3200 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
%20
I love this, how it builds from the cell phone whistle. I totally wasn't expecting the vocals, but they're totally cool - especially since i didn't understand most of them, just kind of added to the whole kind of ambient feel. I love the underlying progression you put in here, whether or not it was the original idea. Never got boring. Great piece, well constructed, cool sound choices. Thanks!
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12parsecs said 3200 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
lyrics
thanks for your comments. i like where the vocal is sitting. and you are right, it's just there to add texture and convey the mood. i thought about writing a bridge for this tune, but mood seemed to come through fine without one. cheers!
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rsorensen said 3200 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
%20
you know I love this one. good to hear you're able to make time for some non service stuff again, though the workout stuff rocked too :)
so tell me what's with that title anyway?
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12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
title
in html/urls %20 is used to denote a 'space'. clever, in a dorky way, i suppose. (he says, pushing up glasses and adjusting pocket protector.)
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tokai said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Great tune
i wish i could remember the name of the band this reminds me of. This tune builds into a crushing wall of sound, very effect use of mastering skills, i use a similar set up to you with a strat and XT but i have yet to get that rich sound, do you give lessons? Wonderful track, i feel the sample fits well and gives it that extra edge. Great.
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12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
reminder
i think the band you may be thinking of, or at least this tune reminds ME of, is mogwai. i saw them when the came to vancouver about a month ago. one of my favs. their opening act, a uk electronica/wall-of-sound/shoegaze band called fuck buttons, was pretty cool too. i can hear their influence in this track.

i'd give lessons, but i'd have to charge for my travel time - which wouldn't be worth your while, methinks. hehe. :) i'm not doing anything too special. just keep experimenting.

and that sample (i think you are referring to) is my tc powercore virus synth. i highly recommend the powercore products!
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lavalamp said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
very cool
Clean and crisp production. Cold Play meets U2, love it.

I like when you post tunes in this kind of genre.

Great stuff.

Dave
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12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
cheers.
cool and crisp. that's the way i like it. like my lettuce.

thanks for your kind words, dave!
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that80sboy said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
cool...
...goes to show you inspiration hits most anywhere...hope your gf was not talking anything serious at the time...haha!
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12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
gf
naw, i probably wasn't paying attention anyway. =P
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bobnisbet said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
Interesting tune
Thanks again. My 7 year old son and I enjoy Loud Louder Loudest, and one day I want to make a video of waterfalls building from a single drop to a raging cascade and back to a single drop to accompany it.

Peace,
Bob
12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
concept
dooood! i totally dig your video concept. do you dabble in cg? i know some flash animators... yeah, that's it! we'll do it in flash! (because flash animators love to do water! j/k. this is funny to one person on this site. and not even that funny that. =P)

glad you enjoy l-L-L-q and this tune! cheers!
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SatelliteTragedy said 3192 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
hah
hey i laughed. we could try it but yeah, it'd look like crap's crap
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12parsecs said 3182 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
:)
hehe
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Vic Holman said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
120%
i always appreciate how a song can shift dynamics. this does it in a real cool way of being subtle to aggressive. excellent!

someone needs to take the phone away.lol.
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12parsecs said 3199 days ago (November 19th, 2008)
phone
LOL! yeah, i was talking a little loud into the phone there, i guess.

i often like to try to create dynamic songs. i wanted that first chorus to come in unexpectedly and crazy loud. i hope i achieved that - at least on some level. thanks for checking in out, vic!
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DWL said 3194 days ago (November 25th, 2008)
Loved it!
A stroke of genius using the actual phone recording. Builds really well and and the guitar is just perfect.

You've got to have pretty good (or pretty weird) ears to hear the explicit :-)

Cheers

Dick
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12parsecs said 3182 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
phone
i think maybe i'll try recording a hook or main riff to my phone one time. it's just crappy enough to be charming. :) actually, i'm surprised my pitch was so on?!?

i agree you have to have weird ears to understand what i'm saying. but then, i do have weird ears... and, well, i "sang" it - so i guess i should know what i said. next time, though, i'm definitely writing something down and making more deliberate lyrics.

thanks for checking it out.
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Mckenzie said 3187 days ago (December 1st, 2008)
man
i know i've said this before, but this is definately my favorite tune on macjams. Stunning arrangement.

Have you heard an instrumental called 'in a house - in a heartbeat' ? by a guy called john murphy? i might even prefer this to that piece, and i reeeally like that piece. if not definitely check it out on youtube, you'll well like it.

cheers

Mz
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12parsecs said 3182 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
in a heartbeat
checked out in a heartbeat on youtube, like you said. rad tune! i like his progression - much creepier and less common than mine. i tend to write those 'feel good' progressions... you know, the ones where you kinda know what the next chord is. something satisfying about thinking 'oh man, i hope it goes here next..." and it does. it's like, 'ahhhh'... a sense of relief, almost. (<-- hmmm, DEFINITELY over analyzing. :)

anyway, thanks for checking it out. i'm looking fwd to your new tune(s)! don't keep your public waiting.
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Elevator_Funk said 3151 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
Ha Ha! I bet your GF was Pissed!
...but it was well worth it. This pretty darn good. I like the tension and release here, the guitar throughout is prettly cool.

I usually get creeped out by gutteral screaming, but it fit the tune pretty well here.
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Remark80 said 3129 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
Niiiiiice
Love this one. I think the vocal placement is really great. Again, your melodies are really catchy. I will be humming this one all night. Thank you.
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kingbee said 3107 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Impact
I thought I could feel a Mogwai influence in here.
Have you heard the theme music to the film 28 days later?
Sort of similar feel....or even My Vitriol in their quieter moments.
Great stuff
Loved it
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somebuddy said 3053 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
AWESOME
Wow, that was seriously awesome. And I don't know if I've ever said that in a post before, so that's saying something! Keep this stuff coming, please!
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blindsidedpoets said 2784 days ago (January 8th, 2010)
I need my %20
Absolutely love this! It's hard for me to describe this genre to people, but this is it, this is the one I love to listen to when I have those undefinable, complex emotions and need to get something out, but not sure what. It's what my fingers lean to when playing in that headspace. Amazing tune!
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speedonl said 2680 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Wow!
That's some melody man, love your work!!
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