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(Further) Demented--a remix


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Mystified

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When Mungo posted “Demented,” I was reminded of the radio mystery dramas that my mother used to listen to. The piece seemed a backdrop for other sounds and conversations waiting to happen, and so I asked to do a remix of it. My original intent leaned towards a parody—something to do with a cowbell, no less.

But when the time came to record, I improvised something far different. The idea evolved to a setting for a couple of strange-and-somehow-eerie children’s songs that I had sung growing up. While most of the track was recorded in the first full take, additional vocals were added later, as well as sound effects.

The result is a montage of abstract and eerie ideas--very much the antithesis of what I’ve posted here before. Part drama, mostly maniacal. So grab a blanket, close your eyes, and prepare to be “Further Demented.”

Thanks goes to Mungo, who basically handed the composition over to me to do whatever I wanted with it, and who let me use and revise the artwork, too.
And thanks also to Alimar and Synco, who listened and offered helpful pointers here and there—and kept their sanity in the process?
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Hits: 4931
Comments: 48
Fans: 12
Plays: 585
Downloads: 219
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2005 - 06:46:20 PM
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2013 - 02:31:20 AM Last Played: Jun 22, 2015 - 04:36:13 AM
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Comments
said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
I'm Scared!!!
The laughter with the carousel music is an especially
inspired touch!
I'm awfully flattered and feel you've done a wonderful job
here. Even more spooky than the original.
Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
I'm Scared!!!
Thanks, Mungo!
I'm so glad you liked the additions. Wouldn't have been inspired to add anything in the first place without your original track. :)

(And I've never even seen one of those "Halloween" movies, so it just goes to show !)

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jgurner said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
Go to my happy place! Go to my happy place!
The little man that lives inside my thumbnail told me to let
you know he thought this was great. He's going to use it
as the soundtrack to my next nightmare.
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Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Go to my happy place! Go to my happy place!
Well, just tell the little man in your thumbnail that he has to follow the Creative Commons license information at the top of the page... ;)

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Jim Bouchard said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
love it!
The "Cockles and Mussels" songs is one that sticks with
me from when I was little and we had a Limelighters'
record around the house. Glen Yarborough's group
y'know. I really like the soundscape of this. Cockles really
are an odd little shellfish...just had some recently.
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Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
love it!
Yes :) we had a Limelighter's album lying around our house, too....
My dad played it often..... AND it was my dad that taught me the song "Molly Malone," though I discovered that I learned the "Mussels and *censored*les" chorus backwards! Only the more proof this composition is somewhat twisted, eh?

And yes. Thanks again, Mungo, for the great soundscape that is the basis of this little dramatic experiment.

And thank you, Jim, for your comments!

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cjhoose said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
Chills
Right at the end of Twinkle Twinkle and the sirens got me
scared. Did someone DIEEEEE???????

*hides under desk*
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Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Chills
Well, as far as I know, no voice actors were harmed in this production. Me,
myself and I are still alive, anyway.

I'll get back to you on 'our' mental state.... ;)

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bobbyinfinity said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
9's for nitemarish
That was a traumatic experience. I wouldn't want to scar
small b's childhood memories with something freaky like
this though but then I would say the same thing about my
music.
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Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
9's for nitemarish
Scar? scar?!
But it's only a scratch! I'm sure it will heal perfectly!

Really, though. I'd not recommend it for the kiddies.
I mean...this is what happens when you listen to "ring around the rosey" a
hundred times!

(thanks for the comments :)
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aclarke said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
Just plain Freaky!
Might not sleep for a month. Thanks.

Really this was a very interesting and fun adaptation of
Mungo's classic "Demented". I hear this as a soundtrack
for one of those late, late horror flicks.

Great job, Mysti (you too, Mungo)!
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Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Just plain Freaky!
Thanks, AC :)

But you know...that Nyquil stuff, I hear, works wonders for helping you
sleep....and coming up with new songs. (Just ask Mungo!)

Thanks for listening and for your comments :)
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said 4429 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Just plain Freaky!
Thanks, AC!

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Mungo
Stun Nutz said 4430 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
surprise
This was a great surprise... the addition of sweetly
sung vocals was a great! Usually you hear monster
growling or something over this kind of stuff (more
cliched halloweenish territory)...this, however,
twists your head around a bit. Well done! It was
unsettling and almost soothing near the end, but
overall a well rounded piece... now with added depth.
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Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
surprise
Thank you!
It's been very interesting to see people's reaction to this. I wasn't quite sure
what others would think of it. I'm still singing a folk song here...but obviously
with a major sort of twist!
(and i'm not very good at impersonating monsters, anyway ;)
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Kevensor said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Nightmarish...
but in a good way. I could see this being used for the opening to a movie like the Grudge.

Innocence vs Evil is a great contrast that leads to some really demented creations.

Wow!
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said 4429 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Nightmarish...
Mysti, he called you evil. ;)

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Mungo
Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Nightmarish...
What? Me...evil?
And I suppose you're all Innocence, Mungo! :P

(I blame it on the cowbell.)
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Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Nightmarish...
Thank you, Kevensor!

I've never seen The Grudge, but I'll take your word for it!
I'm glad you liked this. Thank you for listening and posting.
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thetiler said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Usually I don't listen to stuff like this but..
Usually I don't listen to stuff like this because I don't like
scary stuff. But I thought you did a nice job. I loved the
variation in it. I was very skeptical at first not knowing
what was coming but I thought it was very well put
together. It seemed like a lot of work went into this.

Good going, nice production.

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Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Usually I don't listen to stuff like this but..
I usually don't listen to stuff like this either (really!), but...

Discovering Mungo's track "Demented" when he posted it sort of opened the
door to at first considering and then trying something new and completely
different vocally and creatively.
Voice acting has always intrigued me, and this was a fun way to explore it.
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drakonis said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
1 1=8!
To quote my favorite line from Outland, when the
drugged-up worker began imagining huge spiders
crawling around inside the legs of his spacesuit (and
subsequently killed himself to get away from them):
"Aaaarrrghhhh!" Yes, the innocent-sounding Mystivox™
was the perfect sprinkling of arsenic over this haunted
room of whispered ice cream and ring-around-the-rosies.
This is one of those pieces where I thought it was perfect
as-is, and then Mystified adds to it and moves it up a
couple of notches on the DisturboMeter! And I thought
she had the perfect voice to sing soothing lullabies... now
I'm not so sure I'd want to fall asleep when she was
nearby! :-) Kudos to both of you... Mungo, most
disturbing misuse of a cowbell... Mystified, most
disturbing misuse of a pleasant voice... you hit all those
wrong notes perfectly! Shiver... I need to go watch
Psycho to cheer up now, and go pet my tarantula.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
1 1=8!
LOL....Drak, you make me laugh ( I was going to say 'you slay me' but I
already assured chjoose that no one was harmed in the making of this song).
Mystivox™ ? Very funny. I assure you that my lullabies are *perfectly safe*
(and sane) and I don't own a single vial of arsenic (or have any old lace lying
around the house for that matter, either).

However, I may venture another submission like this one *just* for the
comments alone...as they keep me laughing.

Thanks so much for listening and leaving your witty comments!
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said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
1 1=8!
Thanks!

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Mungo
_nderscore said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
jaw dropper
mysti, is that you? what strange things are lurking in that
head of yours? i'm overwhelmed, shocked & cowering in
my little corner (& loving it!!) you wonderfully managed to
mix the extremes of scaryness & sweetness in the same
song. now i know what goes thru the little sheep's mind
as the rope twists round & round & round & round..
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said 4429 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
jaw dropper
I think I'm a bad influence. :)

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Mungo
_nderscore said 4428 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
baddie
yeah-no joke! killer tune mungoman
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Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
jaw dropper

Do you *really* know what goes through the little sheep's mind?
Mary had a little lamb and thought SHE knew, too, and then---

(Well, that's one song I decided to leave out)

Another comment, _ndie, that managed to make me laugh and laugh.
Thanks for listening and for commenting !
I'm glad that people are taking this submission with humor as well!



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SlimGirlFat said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Spoooooky
oooh, this is wonderfully spooky. Definately not for a
bedtime story with those snippets of nursery ryhmes in
there.. the laugh before the merrygoround bit is
outrageous... with the sinister synth tone rumbling in the
background. then a shock with "what do you think it
means?" popping out in that loud scary way... and that
deep laugh.. man... this is such a cool track
Excellent suspense track .. something that should be used
for a film soundtrack...


excellent work Mungo and Mysti...

mwaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrgh

Slimmie
said 4429 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Spoooooky
Thank you!
Boo!

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Mungo
Mystified said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Spoooooky

Thanks, Slimmie, for dropping by for a listen!
I'm not sure where that deep laugh came from. And not sure where it went....

I'm glad you enjoyed this in all its spookiness, and so grateful for your
comments and your support! :)

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said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
don't do that!
This is far too evocative. Worse than a Hitchcock thriller.
Yikes. My spine is etched with perspiration.
Mystified said 4430 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
don't do that!
Awww!
Shhhh. It's only a bad dream...

But...you know what's kind of funny about all of this? If you played my vocal
track alone, how scary would it *really* be? I mean, save for the one agitated
question and the maniacal laugh, it's just a lot of softly sung children's
songs....but put a creepy background track to it and....

The psychology of music is fascinating, yes?

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said 4429 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
don't do that!
yes, it is. :)

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Mungo
Rebsie said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Brilliant
My mum used to sing "Molly Malone" to me when I
was small, but I never heard it sound this spooky
before! Very atmospheric and compelling ... it was
only when I downloaded it I realised it was nearly
nine minutes ... time seems to drift away and become
meaningless.
Well done you both!
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said 4429 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Brilliant
Thank you, Rebsie! And I agree - it doesn't seem like 9 minutes at all.

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Mungo
Mystified said 4428 days ago (March 15th, 2005)
Brilliant
Thank you, Rebsie!
(Folk song singing but different, eh?) LOL
I must have had an overactive imagination as a child. When I learned the song
Molly Malone it scared me! Her ghost was going around selling shellfish out
of a wheelbarrow, for goodness sakes!! Poor thing.

I'm glad you liked the song, and took the time to leave a comment :)
Thanks again to Mungo... for starting it off in the first place!

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Sentinel said 4428 days ago (March 16th, 2005)
Brrrrrrrr
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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said 4424 days ago (March 20th, 2005)
Brrrrrrrr
You'll warm up ... unless you start hearing this in your sleep ....

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Mungo
packosmokes said 4426 days ago (March 18th, 2005)
Ooooo
This is gonna' be great to play, freaking out the kids
knocking on my door... for Halloween, that is :D
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Mystified said 4425 days ago (March 18th, 2005)
Ooooo
I would have waited until Halloween to post this...but nah.
Hehee. Those poor kids coming to your door!

Are you going to dress up as Little Bo Peep? ;)

Thanks, Packo, for listening and commenting!
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said 4424 days ago (March 20th, 2005)
Ooooo
Thanks, packosmokes.
I plan on using this as holiday music year round!

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Mungo
Peter Greenstone said 4426 days ago (March 18th, 2005)
thougth I had commented
But maybe that was only in the chat area. Hmm.
I like what you did with Mungo's piece. Took it to another
level. Those children's songs can be so dark in the right
context.
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Mystified said 4424 days ago (March 20th, 2005)
thougth I had commented
Thank you, PG!
Yes...amazing what Mungo can do to a few innocent childhood songs! ;)
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said 4424 days ago (March 20th, 2005)
thougth I had commented
:O

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Mungo
I. Spike said 4389 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
...creepy Myst...
This was a lovely textural nightmare... replete with cold
sweats and dry mouth... Just maybe a bit too longinsh....
...aaahhhhh.......
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screaming.org said 4207 days ago (October 23rd, 2005)
yes, I'm already scared.
This one definately goes into my halloween playlist
this year. I like how you slip into a minor key on
"how I wonder where you are".

I wish I had taken your suggestion to grab a blanket,
because the laughter chills me to the bone.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3915 days ago (August 11th, 2006)
I thought I'd commented on this ages ago
... but apparently not. Mysti and Mungo, you sound like Nurse With Wound, and I didn't expect I'd ever make that comparison on MacJams. One of the scariest tracks I've ever heard, even after repeated listens.
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