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We Stare At Memories

PD - I have wanted to do a version of David Bowie's 'Fantastic Voyage' for a while. Finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I started off by programming the chord sequence into chordbot but quickly decided to abandon the idea and played the whole thing on guitar and bass in the end. Finished version can be heard here http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=160295

Before I got to this point however, I sent the chordbot version to Cat.

Cat: When B put the MIDI of Fantastic Voyage in the dropbox, I decided to see what it sounded like in 'reverse pitch' via Logic. I modified the MIDI to straight chords after transforming it and started assigning 'the kitchen sink'--synths/piano/bells...whatever I felt like until I had a sound I liked, then added bass and percussion.

PD - when I heard Cat's reversed midi pitch version, i decided out of curiosity to reverse my vocal track from Fantastic Voyage and drop it on top of Cat's version. Upon hearing this, I thought it would be cool to try to figure out what the backwards vocal track words sounded like phonetically - so line by line I deciphered and sang what i thought the backwards vocals were singing (see lyrics below) I then sent this back to Cat who added another layer of vocals

Interestingly this song came in to existence just by a random midi process and by mimicing the pattern of the backwards vocal - now that we have written and 'learned' this song, we may return to it in the future and sing/play it properly...
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We wake the sadness in our prayers tonight Observe the stars Feed the women She loves herself tonight Master he runs tonight Oh never must be found In hours Oh blood on mirror fearless And I make believe I'll share weeks in the fossil Not one madman Ill share with you whats possible within our lives
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Uploaded: May 08, 2011 - 01:01:42 AM
Last Updated: May 08, 2011 - 01:01:42 AM Last Played: Feb 17, 2019 - 12:11:38 PM
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michael2 said 3029 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
this is so good. i love the conceptualized origins and the final result is excellent. great work guys.
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alackbass said 3029 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
we stare at memories (sketch)
I love the sound of your voices together. And all the warm synth tones are beautiful. Such a creative process! Very inspiring!
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Mystified said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
What a trip! :)
I really like this final version you posted, B. Thanks for the very-creative journey this song turned out to be!
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ShadowofNine said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
A keeper, amazing track....
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Daugrin said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Close encounter
Great sketch, the story of how you made this is beyond me, the process
you use is so different from my own, but I dig the results...

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jdholliday said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
crazy cool!
you folks are amazing!
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Vic Holman said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
we stare at memories
excellent tune. the process you explained and undertook was a cool way to see under the hood of a sonic magpie composition
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PeterB7858 said 3028 days ago (May 8th, 2011)
Creative in the extreme
Was that a backwards kitchen sink I hear being played in there? :-) It never ceases to amaze me how left-field creative some people are. Cool track, Peter.
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Fire_Angel said 2749 days ago (February 11th, 2012)
Lovely singing and a dreamy mood, perhaps it could do with being a touch longer; I'd still be hungry for more if it were twice as long...
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say said 1579 days ago (April 27th, 2015)
This is really beautiful.. backwards vocal :)it's on replay
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