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#499210 - 11/03/18 07:31 AM [User Showcase] When The Impact Has Worn Off
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When The Impact Has Worn Off

Here is something bit funkier this time, I tried to catch the mood of Prince's more rock oriented hits. Unfortunately my voice is not strong enough for this song and some parts were too challenging for my tongue, but I hope you can overlook these small issues smile

On a local musician forum there was a contest for songs related to mental health. I actually won that competition, but not with this song. The subject gave me ideas for other songs, and this one was also inspired by that subject. The message of this song could be that woman is a drug you can't be weaned off, after you have mistakenly tasted it.

RealDrums: BluesRockEv
Loop: Funk16ths_SyncSnareRide
RealTracks:
Electric bass #2607
Electric piano #2526
Electric guitar #1718, #1719, #2158, #2757, #1651 (solo)
Acoustic guitar #3060
Horn Section #2348
Organ #2619

Vocals: Janne S

Mixed in Cakewalk for Bandlab

Lyrics:

When the impact has worn off
and the daze is gone
in the nooks of my body
the symptoms remain to live on
I'm groping with my fingers
for a medicine case
I can merely touch
dusty crannies of my space.

Just a while ago
I felt colors in the spotlight
now I'm crawling on the carpet
in the grey of the lone night
Just a while ago
euphoria raised me higher
now I am sweating, trembling
I just can't give up on desire.

When the impact...

I went to see a doctor
asking for a new prescription
he said he can't enrupture
blissful addiction.
I searched for happiness
through alleys very shady
but every dealer of the flush
looked like a heartbroken lady.

When the impact...

I spent hazy seasons
in some mental institution
I felt the shocks of treatment
mind's electrocution.
But memories got stronger
teeth on the gag still braving
lobotomy can't remove
the traces of the serotonin craving.

When the impact...

On the waves of the Cuban seas
my pill of happiness is surfing for joy
it didn't promise to return to me
dissolving in the lap of a Latin lover boy
It shivers still on my loins
that sweet excitement
the flavor whose substitutes cloy.


-----------------------
Janne

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#499216 - 11/03/18 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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That was a fun listen!
Thank you for posting.

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#499217 - 11/03/18 08:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Cool song!

funky groove like Prince (love the bass especially)

interesting write, good vocals

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny

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#499248 - 11/03/18 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Loved the tone on the bass guitar. Excellent vocal. Over all very very coo piece of music..
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#499250 - 11/03/18 01:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Nice one, Janne.

Good groove. The bass is cool. Nice use of the horns, too. Organ is nicely used, too. Cool guitar solo.

A good listen. Funky and fun.
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#499263 - 11/03/18 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Hi jannesan, nice work on this. I quite enjoyed the overall feel on this. The horn section is a great touch! well done!
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#499275 - 11/03/18 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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At first, and this is not surprising of course, this had a nice Per Gessle ring to it.
But it wouldn't be a Janne song if a completely unexpected twist wouldn't come up wink

Pro sounding, that's for sure!

Rob and Anne-Marie
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#499307 - 11/03/18 09:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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A cool vibe - overall sounds like Ian Dury & the Blockheads.
There's some MASSIVE essing on your voice in places that is almost painful in headphones.
I can empathize re the difficulty of singing generally and wordy lyrics in particular.
You've made a good demo of the vocal anyway - it'd be cool to get them sorted.
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#499337 - 11/04/18 02:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Janne

A very impressive use of the funk style and some wonderful work on the horns.
Nicely done all round.

Peter

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#499357 - 11/04/18 04:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Janne.. I especially liked your arrangement with the horns, organ, etc..I liked the stops, the solos, etc...very well mixed in to the fun..very creative lyric choices, as well as the analogy. You are a champion of going into very unexpected topics for your songs!

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#499406 - 11/04/18 08:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Cool track Janne!! Boy you have a lot of different styles that you do so well. Cool song, production, and mix!! Take care. Greg

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#499444 - 11/04/18 12:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
That was a fun listen!
Thank you for posting.


Thanks for liking and listening to my song smile

Janne

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#499445 - 11/04/18 12:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: 44kfl]
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Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Cool song!
funky groove like Prince (love the bass especially)
interesting write, good vocals
enjoyed the listen,
Kenny


Thanks Kenny for your kind words, I'm glad you loved the bass, BIAB has many good funky basists smile Thanks also for mentioning Prince blush

Janne

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#499446 - 11/04/18 12:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Loved the tone on the bass guitar. Excellent vocal. Over all very very coo piece of music..


Thanks Scott for your positive feedback smile

Janne

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#499586 - 11/05/18 08:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nice one, Janne.
Good groove. The bass is cool. Nice use of the horns, too. Organ is nicely used, too. Cool guitar solo.
A good listen. Funky and fun.


Thanks Floyd for your kind comment smile BIAB has truly great bass, horn section, organ and guitar soloist, everything you need to make a funky song smile

Janne

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#499587 - 11/05/18 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi jannesan, nice work on this. I quite enjoyed the overall feel on this. The horn section is a great touch! well done!


Thanks Joe, I appreciate your kind words smile

Janne

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#499899 - 11/06/18 02:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: jannesan]
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Nice funk you have going there!

Lot's of RT's there and it all sounds very cohesive. BiaB and talented users never cease to amaze.

Well done!

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#500005 - 11/07/18 07:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: RnAM]
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Originally Posted By: RnAM
At first, and this is not surprising of course, this had a nice Per Gessle ring to it.
But it wouldn't be a Janne song if a completely unexpected twist wouldn't come up wink
Pro sounding, that's for sure!
Rob and Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob and Anne-Marie for your kind feedback smile Per Gessle, interesting reference but I like it smile

Janne

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#500006 - 11/07/18 07:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
A cool vibe - overall sounds like Ian Dury & the Blockheads.
There's some MASSIVE essing on your voice in places that is almost painful in headphones.
I can empathize re the difficulty of singing generally and wordy lyrics in particular.
You've made a good demo of the vocal anyway - it'd be cool to get them sorted.


Thanks Ray for your kind feedback smile Ian Dury, wow smile I agree about essing. I should first learn to pronounce my esses correctly, then use Melodyne better and always remember to handle the consonants properly. And then use de-esser, I have tried Sonar's vocal strip, but let's see if the Nectar 3, which I have just purchased, is better.

Janne

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#500007 - 11/07/18 07:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: When The Impact Has Worn Off [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
A very impressive use of the funk style and some wonderful work on the horns.
Nicely done all round.
Peter


Thans Peter for your kind comment smile

Janne

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