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Dark Dreams w/Drakonis


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strangedream

 Genre: Indie Rock

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The details of this project are simply too hilarious not to share. Eduard and I aka Drakonis met about 2 and a half months ago on MJ and became fast friends. We agreed to collaborate on this song forever ago it seems....I wrote s melody and lyrics for it almost right away, but then started school and a thousand other projects and poor Dark Dreams was left in the dust. The other night I was in the car with my recording gear, the only place I'm able to record anymore lately, lol, trying to get another vocal done, but it just wasn't happening. For some reason, this song popped into my head and I immediately opened the file and recorded this. This is a first take that I fell in love with. Eduard's music tells a story on its own, and I hope I did his "story" justice in terms of music and lyrics. This song is a little spooky, just in time for Halloween! Enjoy!
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Lyrics
I'm in love with the night
I come alive in the absence of light
Let me dream, let me die
I'll find my way by the light of your eyes
Show me how
Love me now
Touch my heart, in the dark

I'm in love with the night
I come alive in the absence of light
I'm in love, I'm in pain
In darkest of dreams they are one and the same
Show me how
Love me now
Touch my heart
In the dark
Song Stats
Hits: 2320
Comments: 45
Fans: 34
Plays: 118
Downloads: 44
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Oct 23, 2010 - 02:23:35 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 - 10:17:41 PM Last Played: Apr 30, 2012 - 12:37:24 AM
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Hardware:
Whatever is in Eduard's dungeon of equipment, plus a Blue Snowball USB mic and a Mazda MPV (ha! my studio!)
Software:
Garageband and Acid
Comments
TERRAPLANE said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Excellent
vocal delivery here,,, your a natural songbird ...... thanks

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TERRAPLANE said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
wow
firsties for the first time ,, also the backing track is awesome!! Thanks for the DL
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jdholliday said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
This is incredible!
your voice is absolutely beautiful! Amazing vocal performance, in the car?
Superb! one of, or may be THE best vocal I've heard to date here on macjams! Which "Eduard"?
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alackbass said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Dark Dreams
Yeah! This is outstanding! Downloaded!
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davisamerica said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
your voice is incredibly good
and it melds like magic to the dragons musical spell. I shall take a download and leave you both with a very big Bravo ! Really a great tune.
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Carrie71 said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Incredible vocals
Wow love your voice. Very cool feel.
tonestones said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Wonderful collab.
The vocals are absolutely fantastic. Eduard's backing track fits beautifully. It has a really clear, dreamy, crisp sound.
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Moviz said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Oh!
This is exquisite; beautiful melody and vocal..... just love your voice and Eduard's music sounds just fabulous, love it, love it, regards M
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strangedream said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thanks everyone!
Glad y'all liked it! High five for recording in the minivan! PS, Drakonis helped me out quite a bit with that cool echo effect.
Calchas said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
More vocal awesomeness
from the wonderfulness of yourself! LOL

Love this Nat!

Be well friend!
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strangedream said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Thanks
Mike....thanks for listening/.
VicDiesel said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
I've heard that music box before
I think.

Great vocals, good tune.
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RAVENS said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Lovely
I think I remember Drak's instrumental sometime back. This is so pretty, not spooky at all. I hope you both work together again in the future, awesome stuff!

RAVEN ;-)
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Sigmund said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Dark Dreams
You have a great voice and you know how to sing. This is magical, mysterious, and your vocal adds sultry and sexy to the mix. Very nice, and you recorded it in your car, no less!
Thanks!
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dave_b said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Dark Dreams
What a great vocal! The lyric and melody fits very naturally to the haunting backer. Very nice collab.
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Heroic_failure said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Am..
..Loving this for sure.. The backing is nice too, rigid but giving you the space to really sprawl out with the vocals. Great piece.
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Alannah said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
You sang and recorded this in the car??????
... first I gotta get myself some new CAR Gear .... this is fabulous .... WOW you got some KILLER chops on you !
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magnatone said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Dark Dreams
GREAT backstory Natalie! your voice is astounding, and I enjoyed every second of this - thanks - great to see you back here!
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ted23 said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Holy moly!
Nice singing.... Fabulous
PaulaMunk said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Nicely done.
The lyrics fit well and the singing has just the right mood. Thanks.
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MarkHolbrook said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Ok that pretty much
clinches it... If you can sing this well in a car... gawd... what is my excuse!? LOL This is superb!
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Calchas said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
Hmmn....
Perhaps I'll try recording my vox in a car too.

Does the year and make of the car matter? And which do you think would be best... domestic or foreign made?
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strangedream said 2437 days ago (October 23rd, 2010)
You guys are great
And you're cracking me up! LOL! Thanks for listening, guys!
drakonis said 2436 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
The MPV Mobile Studio
That sounds better than "my car"... but as has been pointed out, it sounds pretty darned amazing no matter where you sing. I am very happy to have this see the light of da... uh, finally spread its wings at night and take flight. Thank you so much Natalie, you put your heart into that first take. Despite network problems (and other hilariously inane problems) you got this over to me, and I worked in my "dungeon of equipment" on it (namely "Harmony Assistant" to bump it up a few semitones, and GarageBand to speed the tempo a bit and add some light drifty echos here and there, and whoosh, there it is!)

Vic & Ravens mentioned an earlier unadorned instrumental, it is here for sad comparison:
http://www.macjams.com/song/63213
Thank you again for adding magic lyrics and singing to make this soar!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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crissew said 2436 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Great song here
I have listened to this song probably 10 times over the last couple days. I find this song intruiging. It has elements of do wop, ever so subtly implemented. I have ideas for how to even improve this song further if ya'll are interested in collabing on it. Fascinating song. Really got my gears turning on this one. I think with a little tweaking this could be absolutely epic
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crissew said 2436 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Natalie
You knocked the vocal vibe out of the park. Msg me when you get a chance (sorry about not being around much lately)
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crissew said 2432 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Upon further reflection
perhaps this is perfect as is. I was thinking of taking it a bit more in a do wop direction and adding a little more accent to the rhythm section, and a more walking type bass line.
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Outtaorbit said 2436 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Well I just died....
Wait let me leave a comment...
Beautiful.... what a way to go out on.
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strangedream said 2436 days ago (October 24th, 2010)
Wow
I didn't think I'd get this much response on this! I really appreciate the listens, and I am sure Eduard does as well. I guess its kind of like wine.....occasionally waiting on something until it ferments is a good thing.
rok41 said 2436 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
Wow...WOW
Natalie, your voice is so nice and smooth. This is so pleasant to listen to, and the backer is great! One of my favs! Great collab!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
auto vocal, not auto-tune
What an entrancing song--and a wonderful one-take vocal delivery. Love your voice and phrasing. More sultry than spooky to me, but maybe I'm not that easily spooked!
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michael2 said 2435 days ago (October 25th, 2010)
wonderful
i record in my car as well, always found it to be an interesting experience. Drak is the coolest and you guys did a really great sounding track. the instrumentation is so seasonal and pretty and your voice works perfectly. great job guys.
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Narad said 2434 days ago (October 26th, 2010)
Dark Dreams
Beautiful dark dreams rendered with a light voice. :)
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Doadars Uncle said 2433 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Ooo
You caught me with the first note! Great expression!
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strangedream said 2433 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Thanks
for stopping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed the song.
Kicbal said 2433 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
Delicate Perfection
Really nice collab here. Love the subtle nature of all the instruments and voice. Vocals sit perfectly in the mix. Excellent stuff. Reminds me a bit of a more jazzy version of Delerium or maybe Universal Hall Pass.
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scofugate said 2433 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
I need to record my drums in your car
This is sooo cool!
your just freaking awesome. you want feedback here...well here it is....I dont hear any,,LOL
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tf10music said 2433 days ago (October 27th, 2010)
vocals
oh my god. Your voice is incredible, wonderful airy feel. The soundbed is minimalistic, but very emotive. I'm very impressed.
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ShadowofNine said 2432 days ago (October 28th, 2010)
Stunning
Fab vocal on Eduards track, I loved the instrumental version and I'm digging this version 2...Bravo to you both...
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kassia said 2422 days ago (November 7th, 2010)
gorgeous
this is fabulous! your voice is sublime and I love the sort of free form recording you did. It really sounds natural and comfortable and true to the song. Eduard, an excellent backing track full of some really cool sound choices and it all blends so well with Natalie's voice. very well done you two.
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papag said 2421 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
shazam
this is fan-flippin-tastic

fav'd and dl'd
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chinaman2 said 2369 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
perfect
just perfect. very well done guys. love it.
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awigze said 2368 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
levels
levels of cool here. I know a couple of people who record in mini-vans. No prob with me- it seems to work. I 'm in love, I'm in pain... what a cool line.
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kindafishy said 2285 days ago (March 24th, 2011)
Breathtaking
I've been listening to MJ artists for a few weeks now. Finally decided to create an account last week. I've been enjoying the music this site has to offer for a long time, but this is the first song I feel compelled to comment on. The vocals are nothing short of completely breathtaking on this track. Very happy I came across it. Thank you.
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JBurns said 2278 days ago (March 31st, 2011)
ooh
what a voice!
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