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Forever in Time


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 Genre: Ambient

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Description
A slow melodic synth-pop song that deals with the reactive nature of human relations. •Female vocals & lyrics by Leila (Iseae).
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Lyrics
•Verse 1•
Who's that hiding behind the mask. Casting long shadows in winters cold gaze. I've walked to far to turn back now. Show me your face

•Chorus•
I see your eyes in the fire light. Gazing out beyond this place. Searching for the twilight of this disease, a cancer of the mind. Swallowing whole, this moment. Lost forever in time.

•Verse 2•
Confliction of body and mind. Take two steps forward and I take one back. We'll meet six steps from center. We'll wake to find, we're face to face.

•Chorus•

•Verse 1 reprise•
Song Stats
Hits: 4630
Comments: 30
Fans: 13
Plays: 302
Downloads: 216
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Jan 17, 2005 - 11:16:49 AM
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2005 - 11:54:26 AM Last Played: Mar 21, 2015 - 09:44:27 AM
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Hardware:
PowerMac G4 Quicksilver Dual 1GHz, Audiowerk8 PCI Audio Card, Mackie 1202-VLZ Mixer, Novation SuperNova 2 Rack, Audix OM-5 Mic and an M-Audio Keystation 49e
Software:
Logic 7.0, Melodyne 2.5 Demo and WireTap 1.0.0b3 •Software Synths (ES2, Sculpture, Ultrabeat and EXS24)
Comments
said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Mesmerizing track
Iseae's vocals are especially so. Really good production on this. A bridge or tempo change in the transition between her vocals would add some greater interest, but it doesn't especially need it. Well done.
Normal said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
A thought on adding some change ups
I did make an attempt at a bridge after the second chorus.
But again, it was one of those things I couldn't quite get
right.

I'm kind of afraid to work on this song much more, there's
so much reverb and processor hogging instruments in
there (i.e. Sculpture) that with all the overload pop ups I
get, I sorta hesitate to meddle with it. I'll take another
look at it next weekend though.
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hacked_to_pieces said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Nice
and relaxing really enjoyed the musical arrangement and
the female vocals are outstanding as well as the male
voice. Also kudos for the great production.

8 8 8 8
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SlimGirlFat said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Mesmerising Vocals
from Iseae... but much too far back in this mix to hear
those lyrics. Anthony, I'm dithering over whether the
effects on your vocals really do the track justice, I can get
a grasp on the contrast you are trying to get between the
two of you, but maybe with more 'you" in there would be
an option.
Overall though this is really a wonderful track..

A beautiful melody , arranged beautifully and the
production is very very good.

Slimmie



Iseae said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Mesmerising Vocals
Thanks for the complimiments...The male vocals were supposed to be in total
opposition to the female, the angelic female voice next to the gritty cruchy
boy. Though I see what you mean about them not having justice served,
Anthony's a little afraid of his voice.
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said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Bassline
Love the bassline. That hesitation totally works. The
whispered male vocals are a nice juxtaposition to the
female vox.

The bridge is weak. I'd like it more written feeling, but in
the context of the very atmospheric arrangement I guess
it really works fine.

Don't mess with it anymore and do a new one!
_nderscore said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
windy, fuzzy goodness
i really like the blowy feel to the whole thing-i have a
really windy, dusty video by firelight running around in my
head. really clean production-especially the bass elements
(i can crank it, still sounds good!). i thot anthony's lyrics
could have been a tad louder, but we'll see what a little
eq in iTunes does ;)

i'm digging leila's vocals-they sound 'different' somehow,
a little higher range. sets the mood perfectly. i agree w/
troy.. this one rocks-go make another one!


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Iseae said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
windy, fuzzy goodness
Yah, my vocals are in the C4 / C5 range as opposed to the E2 / A3 range. It
was quite the stretch. Anthony won't let me do any sort of stylization when
I sing for him either.
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Z293 said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Always love your production skills...
and on top of it your songs are always interesting. You
two should do more work together.
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chikoppi said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
The dynamic Duo Returns!
NIce track with some great atmospheric effects! The vocals are treated in a way that almost makes them abstract... as though the lyrics are meant more to be suggestive than literal. Rather, that the lyrics are subliminal to the qualities of the vocal performances. Hm? I think you get my drift. Sort of Massive Attack expressed as an ambient remix using vocals as instruments. Whatever the case, its a gem!
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MissChaos said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Very Professional
Very etheral vocals -- love 'em. I wonder what the
addition of some ambient harmonies would bring to her
vocals. The piano is so lovely. Just the right amound of
reverb spread over this (and you know I'm a reverb
addict!) I think you could have a longer fade on the end
synth note--just a personal opinion. This deserves high
production marks. I'm downloading it! Great job, both of
you!
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packosmokes said 4596 days ago (January 17th, 2005)
Vocals...
do need to come forward a bit more. She's in that realm
where they seem ambient, but you know she's saying
something and you just can't tell. Just a little push into the
front should help that.

Other than that, mixed sublimely. You're one of the most
pro sounds I hear on this site. Balanced wonderfully and
club ready.

I did desire a kind of break or sonic explosion to happen.
Not necessary, but I could really imagine a spot where this
song opens into a serious wash of sound. But GREAT
work!
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packosmokes said 4596 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
Vocals...
Oh, Faved and Downloaded.
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Cameron said 4595 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
floating...
I really liked the way you gradually built the intensity at
the beginning of this track, leading to Iseae's floating
vocals.

The raspy male vocals offset hers nicely. Good "yin and
yang"!

You guys definitely have a "signature sound", which I like
very much. The only little thing though, which crops up
now and again on your tracks, is that there's so much
going on in the accompaniment that the mix becomes just
slightly "overwhelmed", and almost buries the vocals
sometimes.

However, you may be very deliberately and purposely
going for this wash of sound, which is actually quite cool.

I seem to be on an "ending kick" lately -- noticing how so
many songs submitted here have abrupt or chopped-off
endings. This one also sounded a bit sudden, kind of at
odds with the deliberate, floating mood you created so
well throughout the song.

Overall, I enjoyed listening to this track very much.


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said 4595 days ago (January 18th, 2005)
Rack-mounted hope
A lovers' dilemma, drawn and quartered, flung out across
a sea of longing. Ambient cries quell the dissonance.

No definitions found for "Confliction" in my dict. No
problem, though. Poetic license.

Wonderful track. A very mellow edginess.
Iseae said 4594 days ago (January 19th, 2005)
Rack-mounted hope
We bounced back and forth about confliction being an actual word...came to
the conclution that if it wasn't already, it should be.
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said 4594 days ago (January 19th, 2005)
Rack-mounted hope
conflict + affliction = confliction

The judges will take that!

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said 4594 days ago (January 19th, 2005)
Rack-mounted hope
conflict + affliction = confliction

The judges will take that!

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drakonis said 4594 days ago (January 19th, 2005)
Nice Conflictionating!
I really enjoyed the slow driving melody, and the
juxtoposition of your two voices, the lyrics, and choice of
instruments and levels. Overall, an excellent track!
Although Iseae said it was a stretch to get that high, she
hit the notes dead-on (or was that Melodyne, only her
hairdresser knows for sure?), and Normal's growling voice
could have leaned slightly more toward singing than
growling, but maybe not. I thought this was very well
thought out and crafted. I can feel the work that went
into this, it is nicely polished.
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Iseae said 4593 days ago (January 20th, 2005)
Nice Conflictionating!
Nah, it wasn't just Melodyne. I found that after I warmed my voice up to sing
in that range, I did ok. I can always hit those notes, but usually I'm a bit
squeeky in that range. I will admit to using Melodyne, but I was only ever 1/4
semitone off at most. That's the problem with this new technologie you can
never tell what's real and what's synthasized
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drakonis said 4592 days ago (January 21st, 2005)
Nice Conflictionating!
Bwahaha Iseae,
I know you have a naturally wonderful voice, I was just tricking you into
letting everyone know that is *really* your voice! Ethereally pretty!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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eDrew said 4593 days ago (January 20th, 2005)
Nice & Mellow
Good job guys. Nice and relaxing.
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mars said 4591 days ago (January 22nd, 2005)
Wow
I love Iseae's vocal. So beautiful. That's why I expect
something more in the chorus..., but I really like the mood
of this song. Great song.
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TobinMueller said 4582 days ago (January 31st, 2005)
Thrilling other-worldly vocals
These vocals are thrilling, other-worldly, set the track
apart. I thought they were pro samples until I read the
song description. Excellent. Arresting.
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Iseae said 4581 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
Thrilling other-worldly vocals
Wow, what an amazing compliment! Thanks!
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EMP said 4582 days ago (February 1st, 2005)
Nice!
Like it, Well put together, vocals strong, production solid.
Nice and chilled.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4579 days ago (February 3rd, 2005)
Great Track
Definitely work to aspire to. Love the bass and the contrast in vocals... a perfect mixture of darkness and light. Thanks for sharing.
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Macaudion said 4336 days ago (October 4th, 2005)
Impressed by your studio
I found out that you exist and, that you exist in a fine way on this tune.
This is excellent. You are definitely added to my fav list.

This has a beautiful groove go'n. I liked the vocal work, the bass and
use of synths and fx. A very nice piece indeed.

Cydniko
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DGO said 4287 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Zoth
I could so see this on the Zoth Ommog label. The singing is just
hauntingly beautiful Absolutely love it. Going strait to my ipod.
Thanks.
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perceptualvortex said 4148 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Just
discovered this gem. Amazing production and really, really gorgeous vocals from Iseae. I think the male vocals are good, actually, very fitting for the song--but truly Iseae's singing and the excellent production are what makes this stand above most ambient tunes.
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Name: Anthony Finfrock
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[U-D-R] began it's existence as a remix project dating back to 1996. I used an old "mod" editor called Meditor to remix songs by Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and Leæther Strip. I tried to write some original compositions in that program, but found it ve... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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