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#675625 - 09/30/21 01:24 PM [User Showcase] Calling Your Name
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Hi Folks.
Had been tinkering with this tune for some time. I feel if I do not post it, it will become one of those never ending projects that will soar my eyes and ears smile The idea behind it in my mind is appreciation of resilience. All comments are welcomed. Thank you for listening!

Calling Your Name


How many steps of the ladder broke under your foot?
How many hopes are abandoned, dreams never pursued ?
But they keep calling.
From the depth of the ocean,
Waiving invisible hands
Rescuing from the prison of the night
To draw our names on the sand


How many scars, wounds and bruises
Hiding under your shirt?
Stubborn mind refuses
Lighting up the fuse that's so short.
But keeps on calling..

From the depth of the ocean,
Waiving invisible hands
Rescuing from the prison of the night
To draw our names on the sand.

How many doors in your castle?
How many lead to brick walls?
Trying to carry full vessel
Barefoot, under the storm.
While hearing voices
From depth of the ocean
From deserted dry lands
From the stars that are prisoners of night,
Calling your name.

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Arrangement, composition, vocals - me
BIAB:
917:Bass, Acoustic, Tango Ev 100
3048:Accordion, Rhythm TangoMusette Ev 100
1154:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
3642:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm DublinPopSlowLowSteady Ev16 105
RealDrums :Tango: a: Kick, Snare b: 4x Kick, Snare
2335-String Quartet
665 - Guitar
1752 Accordion

Synths of Halion and Kontakt. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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#675641 - 09/30/21 03:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Will Josef Offline
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I'm glad you posted it. I enjoyed listening. First I thought the choice of drums were a wrong decision, but after listening for a while I actually concluded that they work pretty well with this kind of song. Nice!

Will

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#675644 - 09/30/21 03:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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The martial drums work really well...getting decent snare rolls is quite difficult so extra credit for that.
The strings are lovely - I assume one side is you and the other BIAB...nice balance between them.
Excellent ending too.
Another terrific meditation Misha.
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#675705 - 09/30/21 11:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha

Your lyrics are so poetically beautiful. You have the holy trinity of a cool accent , great lyrics and inventive music . This particular song of yours appealed to my beaten up but never beaten doctrine and therefor it will be my future go to song whenever I am feeling particularly crestfallen.
great song , well done.
cheers
Gary.

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#675747 - 10/01/21 06:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Man, I know I'm always in for a treat when I listen to one of your songs and this is no exception.

Loved the concept and the execution, really well done cool

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#675751 - 10/01/21 06:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Man, that's what so much talent sounds like. I like what Gary said about it being his go-to song when crestfallen. That's a strong impact, brother. I really enjoy your poetic mind, Misha. Your lyrics should be collected and published in a book. You did an excellent job of putting all of those instruments into a well-balanced and interesting soundscape.
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#675781 - 10/01/21 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Holly Crap!
That's Big and powerful.

You really do have a deep reservoir of lyrical ideas.
That write and the band just pushed their way into my quite morning to drive my day.

Splendid.
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#675834 - 10/01/21 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Will,
Thank you for listening and your feedback. I thought that drum choice was strange choice too, but let it roll smile
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Ray,
thank you for listening and commenting! Strings are BIAB (poorly mixed by me)
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Dave,
Thank you for giving this time and your positive feedback here and on SC!
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Marty,
Thank you for listening and your awesome feedback! "Your lyrics should be collected and published in a book." LOL
From couple of hundred of tunes I wrote, I am only proud of about half a dozen of things. Pretty slim book smile
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Captain,
Thank you for your support and kind comments! Sorry, I should have mentioned that mix is loud smile

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#675838 - 10/01/21 03:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha,

Cinematic. From every angle. Cinematic lyric. Cinematic Soundscape - a film noir score. A commanding vocal.

The production is a 3-minute movie itself. Breathing. Ebbs and flows.

Beautiful.

fj

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#676103 - 10/03/21 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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What a great song. The production is outstanding. You really got the band to step it up. They produced a big sound. Lyrics and vocals are perfect. Bravo!
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#676316 - 10/04/21 01:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Man, what a great production.

Your choice of tracks and the way they work together never ceases to amaze.

As fj says very cinematic. And we almost see a conductor with a score in front of your band.
Kinda hard to parse out. The strings. accordion and drums are quite remarkable.

As Janice said "his dynamics always stand out." Yep!

"From the depth of the ocean,
Waiving invisible hands
Rescuing from the prison of the night
To draw our names on the sand."

And the imagery? Well back to fj ...cinematic!

And your vocal is perfecto ... could not imagine it being sung by anyone else.

Kudos!

J&B
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#676344 - 10/04/21 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Echoing J&B: You have a knack for putting instrumentation together that creates such an original sound.

Love this one. You have really topped yourself.

Great vocal!

Lyric-wise, you are the forum's poet laureate.

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#676354 - 10/04/21 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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FJ,
Thank you for listening and your encouraging comments!

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jptjptjpt,
thank you for listening and your feedback!

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J&B,
Thank you for your support and amazing feedback here and on SC!

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Scott,
Thank you for finding time to listen & your for kind and fun comments! I hope you found something meditative to do during your commutes.

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#676359 - 10/04/21 06:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Always unique. Always a journey I don't see coming. You make this sound easy and it makes me wonder if it is for you. I like it a lot!
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#676479 - 10/05/21 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Very cool intro. Loved the drums. Very creative piece Misha. Super vocal. Violins were a perfect add. Super production and mix as well.

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#676501 - 10/05/21 04:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Misha, this is your best to date IMHO.

You are a fantastic wordsmith; you write some of the most poetic songs. This one is a perfect example of that.

Super backing tracks and dynamics. Great vocal and mix.

Two big thumbs up for this masterpiece.
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#676890 - 10/08/21 08:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Surprisingly straightforward lyrics, something I can relate to, still looking for a door that doesn't lead to a brick wall, maybe one day... smile Love the marching drums (I wish BIAB had plenty of those as RDs), clever way to use tango RD for that rhythm. Other instruments create interesting flowing landscape and support the story nicely.

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#678245 - 10/18/21 01:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Hi Misha,

I'm a little late with my reaction, but as Janne wrote to me "not too late, because I read it now".
I hope you do to, because you are a very busy man, making nice songs with Ray.

Everyone here mentioned the epic character of the song and they are right. It has a lot to hear in it!
A very very nice composition it is and very well performed by you.
There was one moment, in the last chorus I believe, where it goes about how many doors in your castel and how many lead to brick walls (very nice sentences!) I almost heard children marching in, singing these lines. That would be the icing on the cake in this epic song!

Very well done, Misha,

Hans
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#678380 - 10/19/21 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Hi Misha,

Very cinematic and vibrant. You vocals are right on point. The violin part sounds really sweet and it blends in well.
Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it

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#678415 - 10/19/21 04:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Calling Your Name [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Hello, 'Rustyspoon#'...

Whoa! I do believe you've reached some higher ground in this song. It's an imaginative, strikingly orchestrated musical composition with unexpected instrumental choices, and arranged in a manner that makes the track sound very dramatic. Your singing voice delivers the eccentric lyrics clearly with just a touch of mystery and irresolution that seems to be a recognizable feature of your productions. Truly, this is something different and exciting, 'Rustyspoon'! If I were you, I'd be quite pleased with myself.


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