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Cirque Du Mort- TDL and MJK Halloween Jam Spooktacular!


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This was an immensely entertaining project to undertake, and some of the best fun I've had here at Macjams yet! Micheal and I were initially unsure of what to do for this as our mutual sounds were so diverse. Micheal came up with the idea of doing character pieces within a song that would suddenly stop and start. Intrigued, I began composing but soon found this a bit overly jarring, even for a Halloween song. In addition it felt right to really get back to the americana roots of Halloween and produce something that would be enjoyable for everyone. A ghoulish, spooky, fun romp that had some of that great cheesiness that only Halloween does right. After thinking for a couple of days, I landed on the idea of a traveling circus of the undead, performing for one night only in a small town. A circus that gives far more than you bargained for, and leaves with more than they came....

Micheal deserves a lot more credit here than he will claim I'm sure. His character voices were flawless, and really it was his inspiration that got my creative juices fizzing away. The underlying track titled "Cirque Leviathan" is composed of nearly twenty separately played instruments; as well as several that I had to make up by modifying the existing palate in garageband. The calliope and quickly hammered marimbas were particularly difficult to simulate. Micheal provided all of the character voices, while I ply the part of the gravely voiced ringmaster.

This project was challenging and a blast to produce, i hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did.

-Regards, Adam
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sloparts said 2583 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Oh this is just to cool
Not the kind of Circus I want to attend, mind you, but an interesting place never the less.

The calliope sounds great and the way you use effects and the audience participation is also very cool.

I love it !

Ed
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Skean said 2583 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Cool
And spooky, but still friendly for kids and fun as well, nicely doneā€¦ Cheers
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Yeah
We could have been absolutely brutal (some of the gags I came up with were thrown out by the censor!) Glad you enjoyed our collab Kenta--you take good care and hoping you have a very good week!
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jdholliday said 2583 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
2 masters!
doing their thang! This is brilliant, unbelievably ghoul, freakin awesome!
people are gonna goblin this up! Danse is a genius and Michael is the ultimate performer! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Hey I like the "TDL"!
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
BOO!
Thanks so very much James--and really, Adam is the one to really thank for making this happen (I just came up with the jokes and voices and away we went!) Hope you and yours have a fun Halloween--take care now!
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MarkHolbrook said 2583 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Just barely
into this and I KNOW I'm gonna love it! Love the death march going on! This is soooooo outstanding!
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ShadowofNine said 2583 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Hahaha
This rocks, the circus of the Damned very cool and fun..Bravo to yu all
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Dave Baby!
Thanks so much for dropping by--we enjoyed hearing from you!
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jbazemore said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Excellent
A midnight circus not for the feint of heart
michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Hope you had a good seat--appreciated Jbaze!

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Char said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
The character voices by
Michael are superb. Loved the gravelly ringmaster and his cheesy jokes. This music is good enough for a classic horror film.... the funeral march played by an calliope, unnerving. Whoo! This is fun. Thanks.
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Happy to have you along for the ride Char--thank you!

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rok41 said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Sooo Great!
Killer! Killer! Awesome!
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
We had a lot of fun--hope you did too! Thanks Chris!

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Symphony101 said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
You guys are impressive
doing your characters. Great music too, fantastic work guys.
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Hi Yves--thanks again and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Carrie71 said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Gritty
Love this. It is Tom Waits meets Danny Elfmen. You really had fun and I can hear it.
michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks Carrie...
I think I had fun too!
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crissew said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
That music
is just plain scary, awesome. Great voices from Michael. Really well done!
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
We greatly appreciate your stopping by--thanks Charles!

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alackbass said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Cirque Du Mort
Frightening and comedically entertaining all at once. Monsters telling jokes with rim shots! Too cool. Such a natural way to combine your diverse talents. Great production value and mix.
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks again Andrew!

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RAVENS said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Neato
I absolutely love the music track, the freaky carnival theme does it for me. I can picture the entire scenario. This was really creative, you guys. Love all the characters!

RAVEN ;-)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Te Instrumental
Will be be posted tomorrow after we have our spooktackular fun
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Dani!
And all the rest--we're glad you liked this!
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michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
Thanks so very much Adam!
I think with your delightfully mordant yet playful Elfman-like score, we did the right thing with playing a Halloween version of "Abbott & Costello"! I only wish I had had more time available and really, YOU did all the work--and it's excellent too! A great pleasure to work with you and to get to know you a little (and folks, as you probably know, Adam is NOTHING like that sinister "ringermaster" you hear--quite the pussycat in fact! Thanks again Adam and thanks to those who stopped by to listen.

Happy Halloween to everyone! BOO!

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Spooktacular2010 said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
I have met some wonderful "snacks"
at the circus...swirling fun here!
michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
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CC_Connection said 2582 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I don't really understand to much. But this is scary and so much fun and exciting. I like so many voices and the many jokes.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Well...
at least we didn't get any "BOOS" on this one Tina! You are much too sweet--thanks from both of us!
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dave_b said 2582 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Cirque Du Mort
Cool concept, character voices are great, spooky backer hits the right notes. Funny!
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davisamerica said 2581 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
adam and michael
I am still laughing my ask off ... creepy and damn funny...perfect guys!
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2581 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
I just love the Circus
Especially when it's so hauntingly good.But even as good as this it, you are still in my Spell. you didn't invite me to come to you Circus. tsk, tsk, tsk,

Little Queenie
Alannah said 2581 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
I have always found circuses ....
and especially clowns ... to be a little creepy to begin with ... now I will never go to one again .... call me sufficiently creeped .... the children's voices make it especially scary ... you guys did a great job with this one ....
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HeadCrushingMachine said 2581 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Ghoulish Comedy Production
How much fun is this?

Love the comical characters in this frightening environment.

The jokes are great.
bud said 2580 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
What a hoot
and such an original idea. This challenge has brought out some wild creativity. I love the macabre track and all the jokes and character voices. Great collab guys.
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michaeljayklein said 2578 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Thanks very much Bud! Michael

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fasteddie said 2580 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
Now
this is really perfect for the Halloween spirit. Dry humor and creepy music is perfect.

This sounded like the Hammer House of Horrors. Hey MJK you do a perfect Peter Lorry (sp?).
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michaeljayklein said 2578 days ago (November 3rd, 2010)
Thanks Eddie!
It's "Lorre" by the way and I love pulling his voice! Take care now, Michael
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