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Invaders From the South


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Dragonas

 Genre: Rock

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This is a song about the Turkish invasions of Ukraine.
To see the full description go to the previous posting of this song (41641).
Many thanks to Christina, (Lala Divina), who was kind enough to lend her vocal talents.
She really added a new level of depth to this song with her amazing voice.

I hope you enjoy!
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Song Stats
Hits: 3235
Comments: 19
Fans: 13
Plays: 96
Downloads: 0
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Jul 31, 2008 - 04:30:54 PM
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2008 - 04:30:54 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2018 - 06:48:06 AM
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Comments
said 3637 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Invaders From the South
I really enjoyed this. Sounds great. And a fantastic production.
Well done you guys.
Yes! Lala Divina does also sound Amazing too.

Peace Dee
Dragonas said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Dee!!!
Dee,
Thanks so much coming by and checking it out!
I'm glad you liked it.
I could not have finished this new version without the help of Christina.
I know it is a little long at 5 and a half minutes, but worth every second in my humble opinion.
Again, thanks for the listen.
Cheers and much love,
John
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Feter said 3637 days ago (July 31st, 2008)
Invaders From the South
WOW ... I m touched by this colab ..your electro
pop orchestral setting just so impressive and to
invite Tina awesome singing just add some angelic
taste to all of it ..her voice is so pure ...Bravo
I m realy enjoyin this ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Dragonas said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
FETER!
Feter,
I'm so glad you came and listened!
I know you live in Syria, so you are the judge of all eastern music on macjams, in my opinion.
I really tried to blend a lot of different styles of music into this song, and I'm glad you approve!
Thanks also for the really kind mentioning of angelic Tina's voice!
I hope to hear some more stuff from you soon Mr. Feter.
Cheers,
John
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Morning Light said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
YES, WORTH EVERY SECOND!
This is an AMAZING!!! Depth, intensity, beauty, and always maintaining a menacing feel.......Christina's voice is beautiful adding the demension of crying. Very cinematic richness and i enjoy all the interestng variety of sounds you have used to construct this. Thank you for sharing this!!!
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Morning Light
Wow, nice to have a compliment all the way from Sweden!
Thank you for listening!
I am really glad you like it.
This song was a monster to get out, but I'm so glad I did.

Now don't let those Turkish invaders come and kidnap you! ;-)
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dajama said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Very well done
The sweeping arrangement and terrific sense of drama propel this along. Love the ominous drums, and the use of bells is a nice touch. The vocal is really effective - lovely singing by Christina - great voice, with real emotion. Cinematic and dramatic, evocative and moving. Very nicely done. Peace.
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Hi David
Thanks so much for your kind critique!
I really love the imagery of your description: "sweeping arrangement..."
powerful descriptive words from a talented artist.
Cheers!
John
Check out my latest song called Dragonian - Part I (1 of 6)
magnatone said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Invaders
well first of all, I think 5.5 minutes is just about the perfect length for a song (lol, mine are ALL that long, so I have to say this!) I really liked the first iteration of this, and you're right dragonas, the addition of Christina's voice is sublime here. This project has really come to full fruition, and I was completely psyched to see it pop up on the music page this morning. Congrats!
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Karen!
Thank you!
It is always an honor to get a comment from you, Karen.
The song HAS come to a long way to full fruition, and I could not have done it without your helpful comments on the original posting back in April.
It really means a lot that you like it.
Cheers,
John
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Miller-Schletty said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Some heavy musical themes...
really well done. You capture a scope of wide pictorial-audio dimensions. Excellent writing and arranging. Can't wait for the movie... heheh.

cheers,

Jack/Dadai
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Jack!
Thanks for the listen.
Hopefully we can work on the movie soon! ;-)
Seriously, I was really going for an epic cinematic feel here.
Really nice to get confirmed that it translates well.
"You capture a scope of wide pictorial-audio dimensions," I'm sincerely flattered.
I approach music like a painter and start with wide sweeping strokes and then go back and brush in the details, but the goal is always to make something bigger (wider) than life... something fantastical.
Thank you Jack.
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stacey said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Sweet
This could be an amazing cinematic score! I can see some great scenes in my head as I listen on my headphones. Nice job!
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Stacey
What a great compliment from such a talented singer/songwriter like yourself.
I see you make short indie films??
I'm curious to know what "scenes" you imagine in your head when you listen?
;-)
Kindest regards,
John
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Moviz said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
I Thoroughly
enjoyed this piece. You really did get a very atmospheric feel of both Turkish and Ukrainian musical lilts and blended them beautifully. Lala Davina's vocal is excellent and gives an added excitement and feel to this. Great work, cheers M
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Moviz said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Only just saw
that you had this under 'Rock' Genre. I would say either Pop Orchestral or Cinematic, cheers M
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Dragonas said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Maurice!
Yes, A comment from a gift vocalist from the UK!
Woo-Hoo!
I agree that the tune might be better classified in pop orchestral or something like that.
I'm terrible with song classification.
Usually when I classify a song under the ROCK category, it's because I think it "rocks." hehe j/j

So glad you enjoyed, cheers.
John
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Dragonas said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
oops...
By the way, I meant "gifted singer," not "gift" singer.
Ham fisted typing.
Cheers

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jiguma said 3636 days ago (August 1st, 2008)
Christina's vocal ..
.. is a great addition D. I like this - interesting composition. I would possibly have preferred to hear this with more lifelike instruments. Most of what you've used is a little too synthy for the context to my ears - but that's me more than you ;) Structure-wise, the chord sequences are a bit repetitive (I know it's rock genre, but it has more of a cinematic sound to me), but the sound is solid.

Good stuff.
Neil



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Dragonas said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Neil, my Aussie friend!
Hey,
thanks so much for the spot on critique mate!
I actually agree with you about the synthy quality of the sounds on this song.
I used every plug-in and filter I could to get the orchestral instruments to sound more lifelike.
But the point actually was to have a big contrast between the synth sounding instruments and the more organic sounding instruments.
Unfortunately, the contrast wasn't as dramatic as I envisioned because the World Instruments Jam Pack for GB is still kinda synthy.

Thanks for the thoughtful comments!
Cheers,
John
Check out my latest song called Dragonian - Part I (1 of 6)
guygrooves said 3636 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Cool...
Thats all I have to say.
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Dragonas said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Guy, You are cool
You are cool, that is all I have to say for you, my friend.
Thanks for the nice comment.
Cheers and be well,
John
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peacepiano said 3635 days ago (August 2nd, 2008)
Dance
While listening, I was envisioning a dance troupe dancing to a elaborately choreographed dramatization of the invasions. The voice is hauntingly beautiful and adds a lot to the impact of the piece.

Thanks
Bill
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Dragonas said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Hi Bill
Thanks for the listen.
I'm so glad you imagined choreographed dancing!
Wouldn't you just love to see some Arabian belly dancers doing a routine to this song? :-)

Cheers,
John


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mowguy3 said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Killer tune
and great production. I must say that I think it sounds more cinematic than rock. No matter, great stuff and hats off to Christina for her fantastic job on vocals.
Thanks and be well, Russ
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Dragonas said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Hey Russ
Thanks for the listen and the warm comments.
The song is definitely Cinematic, but the real question is:
would You have stopped and listened to a "Cinematic" song called "Invaders from the South?"
The "Rock" category does seems to get more clicks on MJ, doesn't it. ;-)

Glad you liked.
Cheers,
John
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TheWhizzies said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
awesome!!!
cool song.
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Dragonas said 3633 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thanks little Whizzie.
You're pretty cute!
-John
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TheWhizzies said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Well...dang!
I really like how this morphs from a cinematic Timbalandish (reminiscent of "4 Minutes") into a dramatic climax with rock textures. Some of the decorative elements may not be necessary (like some of the synthy stuff at the end) and the orchestral parts are a little simplistic, but it works as a pumped up pop instrumental track and the vocals were a FINE touch. - Eric

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Dragonas said 3633 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Hey Eric
Thanks for the listen and the comment!
I actually posted this song back in April, and then recorded Christina singing the Soprano parts, remixed it, and added an extended ending.
I jumped on YouTube and checked out "4 Minutes" and I totally see what you are talking about.
Just for the record, I'd never heard that song till you referenced it, but I still think it's pretty cool.
Thanks again for the thoughtful critique!
Cheers,
John
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egobandit said 3634 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
YOu guys
Gota great thing goin on here YOu got me hooked between the excellent composition and la la divina "whew" like the singing says! Like when the heavy part comes in then the almost disco sounding part.. So many parts!
I only wish there was a download button.
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Dragonas said 3632 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks Egobandit
Thanks for checking it out man!
So glad you liked it.
Cheers,
John
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said 3633 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Invaders From the South by Dragonas
I like this - interesting. Displays contrasts of lightness and darkness, hope and struggle! Sounds cinematic, would've enjoyed hearing it in the new batman movie.
Really enjoyed it!
Dragonas said 3632 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Thanks Myrna
I'm excited that you could hear it in the new "Dark Knight" Batman movie!
I consider that a big complement.
Hope you get to post some of your stuff soon!

Cheers,
John
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E-Frame Wrecker said 3630 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Epic
This reminds me of what ELO would be doing if they were around today. The song moves along nice and the different parts stimulate the imagination. Song length is appropriate for a song of this complexity. Great accomplishment and very contemporary sounding.
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Dragonas said 3629 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Thanks E-Frame
I will definitely have to check out Electric Light Orchestra.
Sadly, I'm afraid that I haven't heard their stuff.
I swear I learn about more music from you MJers than anywhere else.
Thanks!
Peace,
John
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Kori Arashi said 3618 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
Nice Works
This song is awesome! I love how everything flows really well together with the vocals and the beat adds to it too. Everything works really well in sync. The cymbals and vocals make it very dramatic with the organ coming in. I can honestly see this being used in a PSP game like Death Jr. or that sort with horror. This is going to be added to my favorites! Thanks for sharing! :D
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Dragonas said 3617 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Thanks so much
Thanks Kori,
Keep shredding on that guitar man!
You kick ass!
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Char said 2628 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
I'm still
amazed at what you do. I love the addition of the vocal. Thanks.
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