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Expect (w/DChapman)

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packosmokes

 Genre: Industrial

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Darren and I have talked for awhile about doing a collab and it's only now come to fruition. Starting with a guitar and synth riff I had in my mind, Darren not only played the riff, but cleaned it up, and came up with three others that are in the track, as well as playing the synth riff on guitar which just sounded awesome!

For the guitar tracks, Darren miced the front of his Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 with the Apex 430 Condenser Mic and the back with a Shure m57, resulting in a nice, thick guitar sound.

I was going for a kind of funky industrial metal with punch, but you could groove to it. The collab was a pleasure and don't be surprised if you hear more from us. :P
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Lyrics
A nice little ploy,
To get yourself something

Notorious toy,
Good for just about nothing.

I've seen you before,
And I know you'll keep coming.

You quickly got here
And you'll quickly be gone.

You're not so obscure,
But you see yourself running.

You're a thing that's so sure,
when you see yourself gunning

You're well on your way,
to be the forgotten

Full of yourself,
And nothing else.

Missing the point,
You sell your own sadness.

Then you flip your coin,
And ask for forgiveness.

There's no better way,
for a self-proclaimed actress,

to vindicate action,
through sympathy.

You had a choice,
And you chose to have malice.

You had a voice,
And you chose to be callous.

You made your noise,
From the top of your palace.

And now you' mean nothing 0 0*.

Idols will come and idols will grow,
But you're not the God you think I owe,
How does it feel to not be the best?
No matter how close you try to get.

Stretching your words, distorting the truth,
Victim of no one else but you.
Of all the things, that you try to get.
The world is the one thing you expect.

This space, it was bore out just for you.
But you found it was too much work to do.

This place full of ignorance and bliss,
You call it home and you're not too hard to miss.

This word that you wouldn't dare to speak,
Reflecting all of your fucked up history

This past that you can't seem to erase,
You spew, like the present, from your face.

This blame that you hand to everyone,
Is the easiest way you could run.

This thought reoccurring in your mind,
Is a thought no one else can seem to find.

This world isn't big enough for two,
Thank God for eliminating you.

This time it is something more than real
When you find that you're no big deal.

Idols will come and idols will grow,
But you're not the God you think I owe,
How does it feel to not be the best?
No matter how close you try to get.

Stretching your words, perverting the truth,
Victim of no one else but you.
Of all the things, that you try to get.
The world is the one thing you expect.
Song Stats
Hits: 7047
Comments: 40
Fans: 20
Plays: 787
Downloads: 278
Votes: 31
Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005 - 03:20:38 PM
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2005 - 05:38:03 PM Last Played: Jun 26, 2019 - 07:54:05 AM
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Hardware:
PoS:
Shure m58
ART Tube MP
M-Audio Keystation 49e,

DChapman:
Powerbook 1ghz - 512 RAM
M-Audio MobilePre USB
Apex 430 Condenser Mic
Shure m57
1990 Fender American Strat Plus
Mesa Boogie Nomad 45
Software:
Logic Express 7.1
Comments
ka-klick said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Really tight
Look forward to more. Hope this isn't the end of TENSE though.
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
packosmokes said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Really tight
This is not the end of TENSE at all... chikoppi and I just haven't had the time to
cross paths in awhile. I do have a TENSE track in the works still and consider this
a very TENSE style track, adding DChapman to the list of TENSE collaborators.

Perhaps all three of us will end up collabing on a track together soon!
Check out my latest song called The Future
Sil-VER said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Cool!!
FAntastic!!!
Remembers to me something of MINISTRY!!
Great!!
Silver
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AndrewB said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Nice
Wow, Its pretty good dude

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dchapman said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Wow, these collabs are fun...
The wonders of the internet... collaborating with a guy from LA that i've
never met, while i'm freezing my nuggest off up here in Canada!

Here's my half of the story:

Joe approached me with the intent of a collab and supplied me with
about a minute of synth riffs with with percussion. Not quite knowing
where this was gonna go, i spent a few hours creating riffs to
accompany. Once I had what I liked, i miked up my boogie, condenser
in the front, 57 in the back and supplied joseph with 2 audio files for
each part, giving him a unique tonal control of the guitar.

I'm very pleased to see how these guitar parts have helped a small
piece of music evolve into a complex industrial song.... and this is a
genre that I would have otherwise never worked in.

Amazing job Joseph. I can't wait for the next collab!
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
chikoppi said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Groovy funk industrio-metal? Hell yeah!
Balls-out! I was curious how you were going to fit vocals into this one. I
love the approach you took, with the wide and deep introduction. The
cadence of the vocals slips right in to the the rhythm. Great lyrics! You
gonna tip us off on who the subject is? I can think of a few media divas
to whom these lyrics might apply...

DC, I dig the guitar work. I think you're a closet industiral-naut! The
licks are very NIN, with that great little chromatic step worked in. I've
tried to mic my amp a few times, but never got a nice round sound like
this.

Really meaty mix. Lots of rumble and potential for things to get
muddy, but everything is distinct and sharp. Solid, steadily-building
song structure and groovy transitions and breaks. My neighbors are
going to become familiar with this one!
Check out my latest song called Autopilot
packosmokes said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Groovy funk industrio-metal? Hell yeah!
Thanks chikoppi, I also found it very interesting the way Darren double miced it.
It gave me great control over the tonal area the guitars would live in.

I am interested in the possibilities the three of us could achieve with your
industrial noize textures, his guitar licks and my vox.... hmmmmmm
Check out my latest song called The Future
dchapman said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Groovy funk industrio-metal? Hell yeah!
I second that.
Check out my latest song called Waiting for the Other
chikoppi said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
Groovy funk industrio-metal? Hell yeah!
Balls-out! I was curious how you were going to fit vocals into this one. I
love the approach you took, with the wide and deep introduction. The
cadence of the vocals slips right in to the the rhythm. Great lyrics! You
gonna tip us off on who the subject is? I can think of a few media divas
to whom these lyrics might apply...

DC, I dig the guitar work. I think you're a closet industiral-naut! The
licks are very NIN, with that great little chromatic step worked in. I've
tried to mic my amp a few times, but never got a nice round sound like
this.

Really meaty mix. Lots of rumble and potential for things to get
muddy, but everything is distinct and sharp. Solid, steadily-building
song structure and groovy transitions and breaks. My neighbors are
going to become familiar with this one!
Check out my latest song called Autopilot
SlimGirlFat said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
At Last!!!
about time you two...
Awesome collaboration.
Packo, the arrangement and production here is stunning.
Your vocals are the best I have heard from you so far. Great harmonies
on the chorus. Good lyric writing too.

Darren, what can I say, I'm a fan of yours and your playing here is
fantastic.
I really hope you all work together as Tense for a long time to come!

One of the best tracks around and now top of my faves list.

Top marks guys,

D/L
Slimmie




cjhoose said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
as always, angry and strong
Something for really good loud speakers! I really like the drums.

The lyrics are just awesome.
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DeputyDoofy said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
I always say...
... you've got that KMFDM sound nailed. Even the fact that TENSE may have revolving collaborators makes you more like KMFDM (philosophically).

Ok, all that said, this is a great f'in tune!!!
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packosmokes said 4938 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
I always say...
You know what's funny... considering KMFDM's recent albums, I wonder if we
sound more KMFDM than KMFDM does :P

Of course, the main reason being KMFDM's signature sound came from Gunter
Schultz and now that he's left the band, this leaves KMFDM without that
flavor.Instead, that flavor has gone to Slick Idiot along with En Esch.
Check out my latest song called The Future
fatastro said 4937 days ago (December 18th, 2005)
ten inches
at least! Heavy metal NIN on more angst. This track is going on the
gym/break-up playlist. Jam, Jam, Jam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


J-
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snowdragon said 4937 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
A Masterpiece
R-O-C-K on boys!

More please.
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Macaudion said 4937 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
Drive'n
Well, that was RIGHT ON! - Like everything else on this tune, you're
work'n the bjesus outta that cowbell, Mungo would be proud....

You get all A's from me. Nice collaboration guys, this is a solid tune.

Cydniko
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Iseae said 4937 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
Smooth
Nice. Great lyrics. Vocals remind me of Trent Reznor. Great song,
pro sond. I love it.
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4937 days ago (December 19th, 2005)
nice
pretty well polished up for these here parts...

spiffy production.

I think it takes too long to get into the "meat" of the song though. I like
the idea of building up into the heaviness, but it seems like it gets
bogged down before it really kicks in. Overall very nice but I think you
could tighten it up by cutting it down by 20 seconds or so.

Malachai
Check out my latest song called Zucchini: TMI Amp Giveaway Soundbed #2
Drew Kopr said 4936 days ago (December 20th, 2005)
No complaints!
I can't find anything amiss here. Great tune and work by you both. Excellent production.
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Mcboy said 4934 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
where
ya been hiding man....or.....wher've u bean???? hhehhehhe.....stiill rockin
in that industrialized way of yours.....ya still have it man....great vocals
and chapman's git is a nice foil......very kool!
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
perceptualvortex said 4934 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
Smashing
Really fantastic. I love the feel, and the production is excellent. Great job guys!
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Pie said 4934 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
Pro Pro Pro Pro
Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro
Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro
Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro Pro

:-)

Loving it loud!!!!!!!!


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Al Terego said 4934 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
Almost perfect
love the light and shade with the guitar layers and the vocals. If the vocals
were a bit louder and you stuck in a knock down get out git solo in the
middle this would be just ridiculously good.

As it is it's just pro as the pie man said.

Compulsively enjoyable
deathengine said 4934 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
can't get enough
as i've said before with your other songs....i really love this shit! i really
like hearing, what I think are some influences - KMFDM, Ministry,
etc.....although what i really like about "Expect" is now I'm starting to hear
some Nitzer Ebb....which really gives the groove with punch, which you
said you were going for. Really takes me back to why I really started
listening to this genre of music...thanks alot! This is excellent!!!!!!
crucial_d said 4933 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
wonderful.
industrial is a great genre,and you have reaffirmed that.
i really dig the music, and the whole vibe and beat.
the lyrics are quite good too.
i think it's amazing what you can do over the internet,you LA person
collaborating with a guy all the way in canada.
who did the vocals?
was it you or dchapman?
either way, i love this song.
Check out my latest song called Everyone In LA...
packosmokes said 4933 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
wonderful.
Hey crucial_d, thanks for the great comments! To answer your question, I sang
the vocals, mixed and composed the song and DChapman did all the guitar. In
the future, we're going to try and figure out a way for DChapman to mix the
guitar as well... I would've had much more mixing help from him if the file
wasn't too much for his PowerBook to deal with. I've gotten spoiled with my Dual
G5, heheh!
Check out my latest song called The Future
algabatz said 4933 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
!!!
Damn, ur good.
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ThatNation said 4933 days ago (December 23rd, 2005)
CD Quality
This is something I could imagine hearing on a real cd! Great audio quality, nice vocals and a truly great guitar sound...

Im trying to think of who you remind me of...
Anyway good job and thanks for posting at MacJams!

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marcel474 said 4932 days ago (December 24th, 2005)
Excellent
Love the heavy groove.
It all sounded good enough for airplay.
I'll look forward to your next peice.
Cheers.... Marcel
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said 4930 days ago (December 26th, 2005)
SOUNDS COO!
I think the guitar should be more in your face but not bad the way it is? Just my preference! More chunky i Guess!
Tiny_Man_Inside said 4919 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
WOW
OK - I commented on this song after I had listened to it once. Liked it enough to download it....

I burned it onto CD the other day with the intention of listening to it in the car on the way to work.

Since then... it's basically the only thing I've listened to. Over and Over. This song gets my vote for the BEST SONG EVER ON MACJAMS. By a huge, huge margin too.

Incredible production guys. Just incredible. Love the guitar sound, great mixing, space for all the instruments. And the lyrics rule too.

If I have one beef, it's that I would like to hear the vocals just a bit higher. Not much, just a tad.

AWESOME work guys!

Malachai
Check out my latest song called Zucchini: TMI Amp Giveaway Soundbed #2
buckhorn said 4918 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Really cool
Im imagining a grungy ware house dance hall south of market, there is a
lame wanna be dj mixing this tune and the patrons are sweating out
their last hits of x . This tune cranked to 11, the windows are rattling,
nubile dancers trancing......... forgive me I was having a flashback.
Listened to this a couple of weeks ago sounds better with each
listen.Excellent lyrics and vocal performance and music, what more could
one ask for.Im really too old to enjoy this but I do any how, I won't tell any
one. Later
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alley-oop said 4914 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Late coming to this
Clean, really hot track. tasty compostition. great singing , great lyrics. great breaks. great playing I thought the vocals could have been a liitle more out front. And the crunchy guitar rhythm parts could have been more out front.
Smokes , whating for the next by you two
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CIPHER said 4914 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
Move over Trent Reznor
Amazingly filthy. The right kind of heavy with lyrics to enhance the mood.

Pass me the needle.
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Osric said 4913 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
great energy
this has a great groove, really tight. I played this so loud, its a good thing the neighbors are at work lol. The only improvement I could say is that the words are hard to make out in some areas. I look forward to more from you guys. This is great stuff!
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daydream nation said 4910 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
expect
MManson would love it or better still buy it from you. Wonderful.
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alanfraser said 4895 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Wall to wall rage
Slamhammer jams and I am damn sure glad I am not the subject of this
tune! Hard rockin' tune. Loved it!
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core said 4895 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Forget Pro
What can I say. It truely is professional sounding. But what means
professional? Reaching the level of stuff released by labels? The truth is,
you show excellence on all levels: performance, song writing, production.
If this wouldn't work for a decent demo for a label, I don't know what
would. Dude, if my ass was in SF right now and not stuck here, I'd start a
mutual project with you.
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EZamor said 4725 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
Very impressed!
wow, that rocks. i dig everything about this track, but i'd like to hear it with harder percussion and maybe a slightly meatier bassline. the nitzer ebb-ish vox & liyics are spot on.
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relrick said 4547 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Good Job!
Not typically my style per se. But I totally dug it. All of it.

Rick
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