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i haven't posted anything in forever so here is this as an open collab. it's kind of ambient/downtempo. i recorded everything in the waiting room while doing jury duty, and then mixed it last night in my hotel room (i'm out of town for work). originally i had put in an accappella from another MJer, but as they are working on an album i dropped those vox and left it as an instrumental. this is a lot of experimentation with effects, much of it is a sample of some windchimes that I manipulated. not really a "catchy song" but hope someone will do something interesting with it.
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Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009 - 11:44:13 AM
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2009 - 11:44:13 AM Last Played: May 13, 2015 - 08:02:30 PM
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said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
I think maybe...
this might fit right on top of my "window Unit" song. Take out my drums, work it..

Mind if I play with it?

. - Harold
michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
oh yeah
feel free. i was hitting a wall with this one, so by all means see what works.
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ktb said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
jury duty waiting room
man, the last place I think I could feel creative and then I hear this. Pretty cool Michael. There's tons of possibilities here. Did you just use the pin hole mic on the macbook?. d/l'd for future fiddling :-)
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
you
have to do something while sitting around, and they had a crappy selection f magazines. fiddle away.
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Vic Holman said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
awesome
sounds! boy i need to go to synth school or something
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
hey
Vic, thanks for listening. actually a lot of the synths were just basic saw waves. i was seeing how much I could alter the sounds by automating effects rather than the synths themselves. you can get a lot out a phaser apparently.
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MarkHolbrook said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Good to see
you back Michael! Cool sounds in this!
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks
thanks for the listen Mark. now i need to actually write a song.
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magnatone said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
ok well first of all
song art is FABULOUS!! secondly, an upload from parichayaka AND michael2 in the same day - does life get much better than this? thirdly, WOWZA Mr. Michael2 - this has cool written all over it, and the fact that you conceived this while waiting to get paneled on a jury somehow makes this even COOLER! the windchimes are so cool, and i have no doubt that within 24 hours there will be all kinds of developed versions of this that will be a treat for the ears. so great to see you here michael - very cool upload - thanks!
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks
karen. this was mostly an experiment. it's pretty cool what you can do to manipulate sound. jury duty is always sooo boring I make sure that I have some way to pass the time. thank goodness for laptops.
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Feter said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Windchime
this is a great sound bed for a movie picture to let a song or ambient ...
very cool work ..cant wait to see what Mjers will came out with it ...
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
hey feter
thanks so much for listening to this incredibly self indulgent piece. basically concieved as a way to pass the time, hopefully someone will do something with it.
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Boundless said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Fascinating
What an ambience. . . Enjoyed that groove too
that comes in and out of it.

Thanks !
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michael2 said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
thanks
boundless. very kind of you. i hope someone can use this one for something.
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dajama said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Intriguing
This is really cool. Love the sounds. I have no idea how you do this! What a really cool vibe comes off this. As it is, it sounds cool to me, but when you mention doing something to it, it becomes even more intriguing. Lots of possibilities. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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particledots said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
nice one m2
hard to know what could be added to this
it is perfect as is
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bud said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
too cool for school
great atmosphere and super dimensional mix. I hear some noise reduction artifacts sounding very tribbley (that a word?). Nice use of voices and bringing the beat in is a gift to anyone taking on the collab. Excellent post for reentry.
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LunaTrick said 2932 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Super ambience
Great sounds Michael!
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Ex_Silentio said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Jeepers creepers
Oh, man. That first two minutes makes me want to hide under the covers. Good to hear that someone can get away with posting scary music -- and so well done. When the drums came in, I says to myself, "Well, so much for that." But I was wrong. That part is TOTALLY cool, also. Really loved it. What is that sound at 1:24? Shiver.
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davisamerica said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
downloaded ...
ya never know .... coll bed Michael ... pretty inventive stuff !!
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damiengh said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
flashback to childhood
Cool track. Almost like a dreamback dream, back to some pleasant childhood good time at park with friends, or with a Dad that is no longer with you.

Good on it's own, but the possibilities are there for more layers of creative juices to bake in this ethereal lasagna.
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Parichayaka said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
hey! what?
I was looking around, trying to find out who was talking! Mix of voices, effects and wind chimes is perfectly balanced. Slightly scary, but not too intense or indulging in anything darker or dissonant - which I sometimes can't appreciate in other ambient tracks I've listened to. Rhythm also blends perfectly. Very evocative.
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kassia said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
hmmm
i might just have to have a go at this. i have absolutely no idea what i'll do with it, but it's too cool not to try something. great collection of sounds and effects. it's like a big puzzle all carefully put together. awesome.
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Skean said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
Greatness
Nice, I mean super tune, thanks for the ride, love it... Cheers
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sloparts said 2931 days ago (June 17th, 2009)
My guess is you didn't get picked for the Jury
And that's a good thing. It let you go back to the motel and make this amazing bit of music. Very intriguing Michael. Wonderful sound scape with tremendous possibilities. Someone will pick this up and run with it, for sure

Ed
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tempie said 2930 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
jury duty
love how the voices seem to trickle into the tune during the first half and then when everyone is in the room the drums kick in and the party starts. cool dude.
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egobandit said 2930 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Ah Mr Michael
Good to see your playing around just get it out man! This is great love the experimentation a definite headphone piece. IM downloading just in case!
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Roxylee said 2929 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Wow, Michael
I'm glad you decided to experiment. This is quite cool. This needs to be in a movie soundtrack or some story. I look forward to seeing what others do with this, not that it needs anything else.
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Doug Somers said 2929 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
Works for me as is
This is tres cool. It's kind of like coming in and out of consciousness between a daydream and a public space - never quite surrendering to either one. It will be interesting to hear where this goes.

Cheers,
Doug
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Diviner said 2927 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
Great start
Love the build up to the drums. Very interesting sounds and cool vocal samples you throw in there. Very cool experiment. I think it would have worked better without the drums, however its still a good track.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2927 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
I hope you like...
...what I did to it!

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Add me to the fan list, too. I can hardly wait to see what others do with it. *wink*

Cheers,
Jim
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rsorensen said 2927 days ago (June 21st, 2009)
nice
cool experiment. can def hear some foggy vocals over this...
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lavalamp said 2925 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
Paging Dr. M2
Lovely experiment Doctor.

LL
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Alannah said 2925 days ago (June 23rd, 2009)
somewhere .....
(after the little fart sounds) ... and ... around the 2:00 minute mark I was having flashbacks of "Dark Side of the Moon" ..... then it kicked up a notch .... great M2 stuff as usual !
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MIRx said 2920 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
don't really feel the need
for additions to this, and when you say it isn't 'catchy' i can't agree - not as far as my taste is concerned! it's a haunting ambient track, so well put together, perfectly mixed, and with attractive sounds. but i bet many will find inspiration to add ;)
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Calchas said 2919 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Even...
...your incomplete experiments are good Michael!

Very creative.

Be well friend!
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Henke said 2902 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
Great as is
I agree that this is just great as it is. Why add to something perfect? Well done! /Henke
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