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#431834 - 10/01/17 12:14 AM [User Showcase] The Hiding Place
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The Hiding Place

This time I decided to go back to 'normal' and showcase something more difficult, an artistic and moody song. It may require several listenings to get really into it. I thought this would have been difficult to sing, but Miira did again wonderful job and in very short time.

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Other sound effects: bees, walking on the snow

Vocals: Miira

Mixed in Adobe Audition 2017

Lyrics:

The lake was bright and tranquil
when the summer came
among the vivid dragonflies
we made love without a shame.
Sunsets on the secret porch
crickets singing through the nights
mosquitoes on your naked skin
affection healed their bites.

Only you I've ever brought
to this hiding place
no-one ever knew about
our sweet embrace.
Now my memories are purged
even you can't find a trace
I'm the keeper of the embers
at the hiding place.

You had to leave the cabin
when the autumn came
you fell into your backup arms
to cease the dreamy game.
Alone to shun the coming ghosts
of the prison of my past
no safety net to save my soul
just a veil to cast.

Only you...

Icicles on gutters
when the winter came
frozen windows hid the view
once there caught a flame.
I chose calmness over flare
kept the fire out of sight
decades buried burning thoughts
concealed my appetite.

Only you...

A glimpse of an oil lamp
the worn face of a tramp
footprints on a trail
a hidden chapter starts a new tale.


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Janne
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#431840 - 10/01/17 05:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Very nice sound. Backtrack was very good and really enjoyed the vocal

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#431883 - 10/01/17 06:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Janne, what a beautiful production! I appreciate the amount of care and work you put into this effort! The wonderful sound carries you to another place! Very good! Thanks, Torrey
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#431912 - 10/02/17 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Hello, Janne

Very beautiful song with unique chord progression!
The progression at the following lyrics starting from C major is especially wonderful.
"Sunsets on the secret porch
crickets singing through the nights
mosquitoes on your naked skin
affection healed their bites."
Mira's vocal is also very pleasant.
It sounds like a song based on a traditional folk of Finland we do not know.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#431962 - 10/02/17 07:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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This song reminds me of walking in to a fantasy realm. It has such an enchanting sounds, and I feel the loops you used really helped to add to this effect.

Thanks for sharing.
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#432121 - 10/03/17 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very nice sound. Backtrack was very good and really enjoyed the vocal


Thanks Scott for your kind comment, I'm glad you enjoyed the vocal smile

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#432122 - 10/03/17 10:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Janne, what a beautiful production! I appreciate the amount of care and work you put into this effort! The wonderful sound carries you to another place! Very good! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks Torrey, I appreciate your kind words smile

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#432162 - 10/03/17 01:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Very captivating. Has an early seventies folk sound.
The intro reminded me of falling leaves.
Great production and great vocals.
Rob

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#432173 - 10/03/17 02:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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I liked that song a lot. And I got pulled into it on the first listen. Very ethereal. Excellent production.
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#432234 - 10/03/17 11:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Deeply inspiring.

The is both delicate and raw in a beautiful way.

Most enjoyable.
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#432254 - 10/04/17 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Great job on this, jannesan! I found both the song as a whole and it's lyrics to be beautifully mesmerizing. It pulls you in right away - and I found it to be equally as interesting a piece as it is delicate and pretty.

Fantastic work - thanks so much for sharing smile
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#432329 - 10/04/17 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Janne, what a beautiful production! I appreciate the amount of care and work you put into this effort! The wonderful sound carries you to another place! Very good! Thanks, Torrey


I agree with Torrey!! Absolutely lovely the way you put this together. Band works perfectly for this. Wonderful, wonderful job!! Take care. Greg

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#432349 - 10/05/17 02:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
I liked that song a lot. And I got pulled into it on the first listen. Very ethereal. Excellent production.


Hi Janne,

Well, John beat me to the punch with the ethereal comment. It's obvious you out a lot of work and time into this production. You did an excellent job! And your vocalist is very, very good! Loved it!

Alan
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#432392 - 10/05/17 12:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Very beautiful song with unique chord progression!
The progression at the following lyrics starting from C major is especially wonderful.
"Sunsets on the secret porch
crickets singing through the nights
mosquitoes on your naked skin
affection healed their bites."
Mira's vocal is also very pleasant.
It sounds like a song based on a traditional folk of Finland we do not know.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.
Best regards.
Shigeki Adachi


Thanks Shigeki, your comments are always so insightful smile I'm glad you mentioned the chord progression, I was trying to avoid melody and structure of another song playing on my mind, so I managed to create the part you mentioned, I'm also happy about it. Probably not very Finnish type of folk, but who knows what are my influences here smile

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#432394 - 10/05/17 12:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
This song reminds me of walking in to a fantasy realm. It has such an enchanting sounds, and I feel the loops you used really helped to add to this effect.
Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Ember for your kind words, nice to hear about your enchanting fantasy vision smile

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#432395 - 10/05/17 12:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Very captivating. Has an early seventies folk sound.
The intro reminded me of falling leaves.
Great production and great vocals.
Rob


Thanks Rob for your nice comment smile Interesting observation about seventies folk, I'm satisfied that I have captured that kind of sound.

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#432396 - 10/05/17 12:30 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jannesan]
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Great music Jannesan, excellent background and mixing.

To Mira: great vocal as usual. As long as I heard to your voice it remember me a lot Dee Dee Jackson in some song like "Stop the clock" or "Galaxy of love"

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#432617 - 10/06/17 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
I liked that song a lot. And I got pulled into it on the first listen. Very ethereal. Excellent production.


Thanks John for your positive comment smile Very nice to hear that it wasn't too difficult on your first listen.

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#432623 - 10/06/17 11:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: AudioTrack]
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Deeply inspiring.
The is both delicate and raw in a beautiful way.
Most enjoyable.


Thanks VideoTrack for your kind and beautiful words smile

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#432683 - 10/07/17 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: The Hiding Place [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Great job on this, jannesan! I found both the song as a whole and it's lyrics to be beautifully mesmerizing. It pulls you in right away - and I found it to be equally as interesting a piece as it is delicate and pretty.
Fantastic work - thanks so much for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk for your delightful comment smile I'm really happy you think the song is mesmerizing and that you found the way to its world immediately blush

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