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awigze

 Genre: Trip Hop

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I met Natalie in July of '11 during Drak's Summer Jam and French Toast. She's a great person as well as a great friend. We've done a couple of collaborations together before (Siren's Headband etc.)but we wanted to have more control over this one. We discussed how sax and voice can somehow meld on different levels. We attempted to make that happen here. It's all rather subjective and much easier to think about than to try to explain.

Natalie wrote this song. She sent me the guitar and vocals as a scratch but I ignored her instructions and jumped in with mando, strings, bass, sax and some vocals. The bass drum is a Bohdran.

This really ought to go on her profile, but she told me to go ahead and post it.
Gladly!
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Lyrics
Home by Strangedreams:

In the hollow of your echo
I fight to find my feet,
And I talk out of turn
Though I know that I'll burn
I'll only sing your song-

Home, home
All the way home
On my own
All the way home

In the pitiful pale
Of a travelles tale
The Siren fell and wept
For the wise man had said
As the hourglass bled
"No promises are kept."

CHORUS

In the silvering stream
Of a daydreamer's dream
I tremble in your web
For a fool never tires
Of the lips of a liar
She'll hunger here instead

CHORUS
Song Stats
Hits: 2729
Comments: 58
Fans: 27
Plays: 209
Downloads: 57
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Oct 27, 2011 - 10:22:51 AM
Last Updated: Oct 27, 2011 - 12:13:14 PM Last Played: Mar 13, 2017 - 03:42:32 PM
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Comments
Gaylen75 said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
great
Way brilliant...more please
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awigze said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Thanks G!
Natalie is difficult to corral, but every once in a while she slows down enough to spend some quality time.
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papag said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Shimmering
Natalie's voice is beautiful on this song and you have added just the right touches to highlight the emotion in the piece. Sax and mando touches are sweet.

thanks for the download :)
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awigze said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
papa G!
I Agree. Natalie has this spine melting ability to captivate.... at least for us guys anyway. ; )
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magnatone said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Home
OMG - this is absolutely breathtaking you two! it grabbed my heart and held on tight - what beautiful, beautiful sounds in my ears. thank you both - please do more collaboration, you two have some serious magic!
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Abraxas said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
A Voice from the Ether
Parting the mists to find its way in the world.
A soft symphony of sound, blending, caressing.
Warmth and satisfaction lay at the end of the path.

@
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awigze said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Abraxas
That is the most apr and best description I have seen written about Natalie... can I steal that?
Thanks - you noticed some of the nuance we were going for... Thanks loads for the listen and taking the time to comment!
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richard13 said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Very sympatico
Sometimes it's best to ignore instructions and go with what feels right, and in this case hearing Natalie's scratch track inspired you vis a vis the mando, strings, etc. Your additions fit in beautifully, IMO. The lyrics/vocals are hauntingly lovely and to me put this in the TripHop genre. Whatever, very fine work, both of you, and thank you for the d/l.
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awigze said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Richard
triphop. I couldnt figure out what genre, so this is as good as what I came up with... I'll change it from Other if I can. Thanks for the input and glad you like it.
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crissew said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Excellent
Love the way the instrumentation and vocals work together on this one. Your voice sounds great as always and Andy got a chance to do some different instruments than I have heard from him commonly in the past. Great job both of you.
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awigze said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Charles
thanks my friend, It was time to stretch out a bit.
thanks for all of your support and comments over the years!
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Feter said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Home
Mr.Andy ..this is just fabulous ..the rootsy ethereal vocal of Natalie was served well with your fantastic orchestration ..the mandolin the whole combo just so well done ...touched ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Mr Feter
Like that- "rootsy ethereal vocal of Natalie" I enjoyed this song a lot.
Thanks

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Henke said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Excellent indeed
A subtle piece. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, is that iPhone sound around 2.22 intentional? A little distracting when you're on headphones and start looking for your gadget to see what's up ;-)

/Henke
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awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Henke
sorry - ya was intentional - I was looking for a triangle sound at that point and I was thinking where I could get it... and well, you know the rest. sorry if it was distracting.
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Carrie71 said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Home...
Beautiful! Enough said. :0)
awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Carrie
glad you heard this one! YOU are the beautiful... and that husband of yours too... he's kinda perty too.
; )
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alackbass said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Home by Strangedream w/ awigze
Downloaded!
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awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Andrew
thats says it all
thanks
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poisotonic said 2216 days ago (October 27th, 2011)
Great Song!
I do love trip-hop.
This song is a killer!
Meaningful lyrics and the beatiful voice of Natalie give soul to this song.
Thanks for the DL.
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awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Dadgar
Trip-hop, ya Richard13 tipped me off on that genre. I didnt know what it should be applied too. Love Nat's voice on this ... and everything she does.
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Jarvoid said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Very nice and
tasty...haunting and very atmospheric....coo,what a great voice,defo fave and downloading...great post..

CJ
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awigze said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Jarvoid
Yes, she's got it goin on. Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment!

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Moviz said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Folky ethnic feel
to this, with intriguing vocals and instrumentals..... very entertaining, regards M
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Thanks Mo
wanted to keep the organic feel to it. Glad you got to hear Natalie's voice too!
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jfisenne said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
Home
This sounds really good. Nice vocals. Nice work all around.
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Home
thanks ! Natalie has a great style and highly creative writing.
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egobandit said 2215 days ago (October 28th, 2011)
all I can say is wow
Im glad you jumped right into it awigze great additions to a beautifully sung melody Natalie puts it all out there
greatness and thank you !
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
EB!
my old friend... yes, she does. she's great and a good friend too!
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TracyVosh said 2214 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
Nice
I've always loved her voice...so soft and tender! Great job to both of you - you complement each other so well.
awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Tracy
I am with ya all the way. Thanks for the cool comment!
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Cheeto said 2214 days ago (October 29th, 2011)
WOW!!!
Love...love this song...from the lyrics, vocals, sax, the whole piece! Three words: A MA ZING!!! Go figure Andy..you not doing what you're told..keep on keeping on!!
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Cheeto
he he... why would I start doing that?
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DWL said 2213 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Amazing soundscape.
Lots of very nice shifting textures in this and an Eastern feel.

Also elements of Enya in the way you've created the sound bed.

Beautiful singing and playing.

Cheers

Dick


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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Dick
cool comment - Natalie is great in this track.
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davisamerica2 said 2213 days ago (October 30th, 2011)
Very nice song.
The music and vocals are entrancing. Very enjoyable throughout. T
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
DA2
Thanks Terry....
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dave_b said 2212 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Home
Very nice imagery "hollow of your echo", "silvering stream", and beautifully sung. Good to hear Andy showing his versatility.
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Dave
Thanks for the support. glad we get to hear Natalie some more.
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Soundhound said 2212 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Not really that hard.....
Anything you can play on an instrument, you can sing and visa versa....
It's one of the laws of harmony......

Well done by all.....


Peace

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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Sounbdhound
cool perspective. dig the input. Thanks for the drop in and taking the time to comment
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spitlogic said 2211 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Nice work
Her lyrics put me in the mind of Portishead. Well made. The different instruments are well spaced and panned.
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Mitchell
hey thanks for the nod to Portishead. I love Natalie's singing in this and all of her tunes.
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RobLeBanc said 2211 days ago (November 1st, 2011)
Wow,
truly inspiring. This has an old world feel to it, mythical and haunting with beauty throughout. Nat's voice is magical, as always!

Very nice!
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Rob
yes! that's it... old world. thank you
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PeterB7858 said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Captivating...
This song had me captivated from the first notes with its space and Nat's sensational vocals. Glad you ignored Nat's instructions, Andy, the backer is just fantastic. Atmospheric and evocative. Thanks for the D/L. Regards, Peter.
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awigze said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
Peter
Natalie pulled this out of me. not sure how she does that. Glad you enjoyed.
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maxruehl said 2210 days ago (November 2nd, 2011)
RE: Home
Beautiful work, bud. Your instincts, as per usual, are spot on. Natalie sounds great, too.
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awigze said 2209 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
AndyMax
Thanks.my friend. Good to see you!
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TvRicky said 2208 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
Songbird
Minnie Ripperton comes to mind at the start of this wonderful compilation. Natalie you are a most wonderful creation. I hope you extend this piece and give me the pleasure of completion. Your essence touched me deeply and makes me long for more. Sensuous..Genuine..Deep.

SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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awigze said 2205 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Ricky
I agree with every word... although I am not sure what you're working on there.... She is all that and more.
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ste said 2208 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
yeah
i'll go with the beth gibbons comparison. she's great. top understated playing here, mate. you do subtle very well.
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awigze said 2205 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
ste
When this song first hit our dropbox I was stunned. It sat in there a long time and it needed to be heard.
Thanks
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Estella said 2205 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Beautiful
This is beautiful. I love the delicate, but sure vocals and all the colors in the instrumentation. Super collaboration!
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awigze said 2205 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Estella
thanks! I know Natalie would be pleased with your comment. She's been extremely busy so she is hardly here... so I guess I am managing this one!

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egobandit said 2183 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Beautiful
Listening again and said where is my comment

Excellent all around!

saw it

but I'll comment again
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Doug Somers said 2179 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Home
The song is very powerful with poetic lyrics and Natalie's smooth vocal, and I really love the orchestration you put together - very full and rich yet only adding to the essence of the song. Many tasteful choices throughout these performances.

Nicely done!
Doug

PS - While it wasn't played in the typical style, it's good to know there are other Bodhran players out there.
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awigze said 2107 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Doug
Thanks - sorry for the delay in responding.... I can in no way play the Bohdran.... its just a big hoop drum in my hands. I really like the way you characterized the song... and I agree.

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