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•MUTE OF MALICE


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algabatz

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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Worked with the vocals on this one. Basically a lead and two backings. An acoustic guitar with a light chorus as a base. I was trying to get it "airy". A gloomy song. PLEASE comment!

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Mute of malice

A drop in the ocean, a puff in the wind/were the gentle feelings that so great could have been/a wild and dream-like tradeof blood and guile/too foolish for a tear too wicked for a smile//for a smile
A brief spasm of so called delight/and a wounded man left alone in the night/as if words were all careless/she was dumb, mute of malice//mute of malice

Here she comes with dismay/and her passion ends the play

No foolish friends laughing and joking/no ship waiting with funnels smoking/to carry him out of trouble, if trouble came/he was given the bow and arrow, but left alone to take aim//to take aim

Here she comes with dismay/and her passion ends the play

A crowd is not company, and faces a glimpse of a flying dove/and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love/as if words were all careless/she was dumb, mute of malice//mute of malice

Here she comes with dismay/and her passion ends the play
Song Stats
Hits: 3636
Comments: 13
Fans: 1
Plays: 160
Downloads: 128
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Sep 29, 2004 - 08:48:28 AM
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2005 - 09:10:02 AM Last Played: Feb 01, 2019 - 08:43:03 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha acoustic guitar, keystation 49e, TiBook 667, a Sennheiser mike.
Software:
GB
Comments
mikkinylund said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Very good...
It doesn't sound like Joe Strummer, but that's the feeling I
get from this song. Very good arrangements I think, lyrics
are excellent as is the vocals. The only thing I am
personally missing is that it sound 'thin' at times, can't out
my thumb on it, like one or two instruments are missing
to make it complete. But, that's me, what makes
completion is of course a personal matter. Conlusion:
very good, very personal, and very interesting. I'll raise
my glass of Absinthe (if I had any) to this one!
Check out my latest song called Rune XV
algabatz said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Very good...
Thanks! Maybe you're right, there should be some "body" in it... I also
realized, listening to it outside my earphones, that it's too much bass. I'll
have to remember putting it through the speakers next time... Learning all
the time.
Check out my latest song called Hunting down luck
mikkinylund said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
Umeå??? :)
Check out my latest song called Rune XV
algabatz said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
Yes. You too?
Check out my latest song called Hunting down luck
mikkinylund said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
Used too, many moons ago... Sorry for writing this in English here, am not
sure if anyone else reads this and will get offended if they can't understand
Swedish!!! :) I used to play in "General Bildt", "Marilyn Moscow", "Puffin", all
local Ume-acts... I moved to the US about 8 years ago.
Check out my latest song called Rune XV
algabatz said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
(FYI Umeå is a small town up north in Sweden, not far from the polar circle)
That's cool. I moved, back in 1985, to GBG. In Umeå i was a drummer in a
local band called La Machine, during the punk-era in the early 1980's. Last
year i took up the drums after a 10 year pause. I'm a Mac-head and when i
got iLife this summer something really clicked. I persuaded my wife to buy
me a keyboard for a birthday present a couple of weeks ago, and here i am, a
singer/songwriter!<P> I'm
extremely rusty on both guitar and keys. Haven't tried live drums yet. Loops
suits me fine fttb.
I'm having a ball. Hows the US treating you?
Check out my latest song called Hunting down luck
mikkinylund said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
I know I did see you live, at GK perhaps..? Back when, who has memory? :)
This was back in the old days when Komeda sounded more like Siouxie, the
Pinhead's did their Iggy Pop, and instead of hanging on the internet is was all
about Garageland, uh? :) US is treating me well I guess, it is for sure tough
country to live in at the moment, but things may get better soon...
Check out my latest song called Rune XV
algabatz said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
I had an idea back then that we could use the cinemas as concert halls for
local bands. So i rented Odéon and Saga. Only trouble was that we had to wait
for the film to end, so i called it Midnattsrock (Midnight rock) and ran it for
several saturdays. The best local bands at the time played there (so did we :-)
Maybe that's when you saw us.
They were high profile gigs. It was
incredibly
popular and we kept filling the house. It was Citizen Kanes last gig (some of
them went on to play with Johnny Thunders), Station 84 (who became
Komeda), and lots of other really great bands and musicians.

Unfortunately
the neighbours started complaining and they wouldn't let me rent it anymore.
I still play with Ziggy, the guitarist from Pinheads.
And as for the US. Go
Kerry
go.
Check out my latest song called Hunting down luck
mikkinylund said 5472 days ago (September 29th, 2004)
Eh...
I remember I did go to at least one the shows, I believe at Odeon. One man
feels old all of a sudden! :) I think I may have seen your last gig, something
tells me I did...and I remember you moved away... I probably had just moved
to Umeå at the time myself. I played in a band together with Henke from Ray
Wonder, Kim from Big Red Machine (I think the name was) - later I played
with Robert (I still think he's in Umea running the Umå Open)... Of course,
generally, there's so many bands and side bands it is almost impossible to
remember it all. I had fun living in Umeå, it was a great city, and quite often I
miss it. A few of my brothers are still living there.
Check out my latest song called Rune XV
Iseae said 5471 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
Moving
I found it hard to sit still through this piece. Great energy.
It felt like it was a live performace to me though, not a
"studio" piece. Could use a little polish, but the song was
great.
Check out my latest song called Vickys Song
algabatz said 5471 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
Moving
Thanks! I've gotten some interesting feedback on it. Somehow i get the most
praise for what i'm most dissatisfied with, namely my singing... But that's
great, i do need a pat on my back. I'll probably work some more with it.
Thanks again for your input, it's really appreciated!
Check out my latest song called Hunting down luck
saymme said 4206 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
FAV
! tx its awesome...People don't know what they're missing !
PaulaMunk said 3614 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Very poetic.
Loved it up until 1:08. From 1:08 to 1:28, something is not quite right. Same thing in each of the places where you repeat "Here she comes".... I wish I could explain. Forgive the unhelpful critique. I do love your stuff. Thanks.


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