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Life Is Short - Never Say Goodbye - Bond Challenge


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Life is Short was developed over the period of a couple of weeks, originally as a small Particledots experiment that was located sonically somewhere in the region of Portishead's copy of Pet Sounds. Then Bud threw a slew of guitar tracks into the mix which moved it into another realm entirely. Finally, with James Bond fresh on his mind, Michael 2 added the icing on the cake with his sublimely wonderful vocal tones.

Bud is the guitar player
Michael 2 is the singer
Particledots played the part of Brian Eno

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photo: Bela Lugosi in Plan 9 From Outer Space
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Hits: 3193
Comments: 29
Fans: 25
Plays: 324
Downloads: 150

Uploaded: Oct 04, 2009 - 09:38:12 AM
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2009 - 09:42:25 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 02:50:24 AM
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Hardware:
Particledots: ASUS Intel Hackintosh, M-Audio Firewire Solo, Evolution MK36c Keyboard Controller, Sony MDR V-900 fones, Tannoy Monitors
Bud: MacBook, Danelectro DC'59, Line 6 Gearbox
Michael 2: Pinhole Mic
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Comments
DarkPlanet said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Spaces
...in between the notes, great prelude going on here, guitar and keys are lovely
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apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by Tom
your comments are appreciated.
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musichead said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
nice
Go Ed Wood!!!!
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apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Too bad Ed Wood
is not available to make our first video. Guess we'll have to do it ourselves.
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jgurner said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
I can see it now!
Ed Wood presents Beli Lugosi as James Bond in Never Say Goodbye. Perfect!

And with you guys doing the theme song - even better. An epic collab. Nice and dark and moody. Love it!
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apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Perfect vision
and we share it. Loved your Bond tune.
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Feter said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Life Is Short
Now wait a minute what a band line ...!?!??!?!
This is excellent ...you cant say anything but
WOW ...incredible guitar work ...and man .
Michael your voice just surprised me here ...
sure the touch of Bryn just so notisable ...
this is just cooool ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by Feter
I'm really grateful for having met these guys and getting a chance to work together.

Bud

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michael2 said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
at last
after all of the MJ growing pains, and the "what shall we post first?" emails: the Bond song see's the light of day. Bryn's sonic expertise really surprised me on this one. I have always been impressed, but you really can't overstate the man's skills. The man did like 13 re-mixes. If you guys like this one, check out my blog, where you can find another completely different mix.
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bud said 2794 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Must agree with Michael
Brynn was the brains and motivation behind this track. He sent me a really comfy bed to play in and indulged multiple rounds of my guitar fantasies. When I heard Michael's amazing vocals I new we had a cool combination and thus APOD was born.
Many thanks to the Bond challenge and all it's talented contributors and gracious listeners.
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MJ_Bond_Theme_Challenge said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Subtle and Mysterious
...one of the most fascinating takes on the Bond theme ideas; utterly entrancing and deeply textured with those dreamy, surreal drifts of sound. This sounds unexpectantly timeless, very much charting new territory in Bond theme ideas. If I were a movie producer............................... (sigh)

You guys hit a deadly win with this one. Awesome work.
apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Many many thanks to you for hosting
otherwise this would never have happened.
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SmokeyVW said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
eerie
eerie and intensely wonderful

thanks


i totally get the picture. you guys are too funny


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apod said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Humor is one of those human qualities
that enriches the universe. The cosmic joke and all that. Thanks for your visit.
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particledots said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
This was great fun to work on
And great to work with M2 and Bud on a focused project like this.

From the little particle experiment, thru the many layers of bud guitars to the great vocal that Michael did, it was quite the journey watching this evolve from version 1 (a track called '10 Questions') to versions 12 + 13.

Good to see Bela making an appearance here

We might get him in to play theremin on the next tune
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sloparts said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Very cool track gentlemen
I like the lethargic pace of this, it gives the feeling of impending doom. Excellen production and mix, it even sounded great on my MacBook's speakers

Very cool take on the James Bond theme. Kudos guys

Ed
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Vic Holman said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
bela bond
outstanding job guys. everyone really gels here.

be sure to get together on other songs in the future.

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Lennon714 said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Bryn's got the brains
M2 and Bud have the brawn, they should be making lots of money. This is very cool. You sound really different, Michael. This is stylish as hell and brings the requisite Bond sex appeal. Great sound bed.
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Mystified said 2793 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
congratulations
...on a fine track and on the new band.
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apod said 2793 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
thank you cat
glad you liked

:-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2793 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Knew this would be great
Outstanding in every possible way! Guitars are out of this world, vocals rock... the beat keeps you goin... Excellent!
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rsorensen said 2793 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
incredible
nuff said
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awigze said 2792 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Roll Credits
This is way above me... great work - sublime and thick with cinematic mood. Great collab all the way around.
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lengold said 2792 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Amazing
collaboration.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2792 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Excellent!
Classy work. Classy collab.

Cheers

Dick
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Outtaorbit said 2791 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Very nicely done.....
Life is short and sweet.......
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Daugrin said 2791 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Apod
Michael 2 is very convincing as the master of ceremonies, he has authenticity. Those other geezers did alright too, Lol.
Thanks guys, when does the new PS come out?

Daug
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mr_mordenus said 2791 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Life Is Shorter Than We Know
...the first line of the lyrics whisper of danger while riding on a sensual cushion of ominous darkness. We're in for a hell of a ride, I think.

Beautifully put together, breathes slowly and deeply and surrounds you with atmosphere. Excellent entry, guys. Martinis for all.
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sschedra said 2778 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
A Collab?
Cool! Love it that there is another male vocal Bond theme. Has a definite Bond feel. Good ending section too.
Good job guys!
Stephen
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