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Hi Folks.
This is something I was working at in the past month. Just an exercise to keep my brain occupied and explore new BIAB features: Multiriff, Microchords etc. These are very useful tools. Got a bit carried away with all kinds of instrumental tracks, the result - unmanageable soup of a mix.  All comments are welcomed! Thank you for listening.

When The Show Is Over

Lyrics:

Cat is sleeping, so am I
Don't wake me till the show is over
Break my phone, unplug WIFI
Make the time run just a little slower

Endless hunt for apparitions
Wiping dust of ammunitions
Climbing ladders to the stars
to just fall like a rock
Testing your luck in questionable expeditions
Throwing keys to the door you tried to unlock

Dog is barking, so am I
wagging tail for the food leftovers
take my bone and take my pride
Make my gears run a little slower

Endless hunt for apparitions
Wiping dust of ammunitions
Climbing ladders to the stars
to just fall like a rock
Testing your luck in questionable expeditions
Throwing keys to the door you tried to unlock

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Composition, lyrics, vocals, synths - me
BIAB:

1156:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
1404:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sWarmA-B Ev16 100
2422:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BoomChickaRootFiveBrent Ev16 100
802:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm SouthernSnappyGritty Ev 090 (B:8ths)
4073:Harmonica, BackgroundSoloist RockSlowGrittyPat Ev 110
1154:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Reggae Ev16 100
889:Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment PopFunkyTexas Ev 100
UserTrack in Song: Guitar, Acoustic, Reggae Strum01 Ev16 4-4 90bpm3782:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm NewOrleansFunky Ev16 095
2502:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 100 (CustomFX)
3488:Bass, Electric, SkaClassicB Ev16 100
Soul70sPercEv16^1-a:Snare, Closed Hihat , b:Snare, Busy Kick
Synths of Halion and Kontakt. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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Misha,
"Don't wake me till the show is over..." is precisely how I felt after voting on Saturday.
The anxiety,existential given all that was at stake, was such that I couldn't participate in the blow by blow developments.
I woke to a new government that believes in Climate Change at least.

The song is fabulous, the intimate/confessional vocal communicates very directly.
The bvox are excellent.
There's a lot going on but the pulse is strong and the direction clear.
The harmonica was a surprise - work well too.

"Dog is barking, so am I
wagging tail for the food leftovers
take my bone and take my pride
Make my gears run a little slower"
OUCH...yet that's an accurate description.

As always you leave me wanting more.


Cheers
rayc
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Misha,

Love the rhythm and delivery of this song. Another great track of yours! Great music!

Bob

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Quote:
"the result - unmanageable soup of a mix."




When I saw this... I didn't quite know what to think so I had a listen. Quite the opposite if I do say so myself. A well thought out and put together song. i liked how you used the "tools" at your disposal and those words.... where do you think up those words? On second thought, nope... don't tell me. I'm not sure I really want to know.

All in all, a really creative magical mystery tour into the void. I really like the dark edge that appears in a lot of your songs and this one is no exception.

Well done.


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Hi Misha
Cool song
Great background track
The vocals are very good
The harmonica solo sounds fantastic - good idea
A great song experience
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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what i like bout this is its uniqueness....and inventivness.

well done.
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Misha,

Love that opening. Cool rhythm. Nice use of the BAND (as always).

Your lyrics are always an explosion of thoughts and colors. Art in words.

The production and arrangement are exceptional.

The vocals are a tad "boom-y" on my speakers.

Amazing stuff.

fj

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Ray,
Thank you for listening and your positive comments.
"a new government that believes in Climate Change at least" smile
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Bob,
Thank you for giving this time and your feedback here and on SC!
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Herb,
Thank you for listening and encouraging words!
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Andi,
Thank you for giving this time and your excellent feedback here and on SC!
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Muso,
Thank you for kind words!
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FJ,
Thank you for your positive comments and for your fair critique! Vocals recorded poorly, I agree. My mic has a 100hz rolloff, I should try it next time.

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Misha

A fascinating work. Clever and engaging all the way through.

Superb arranging and performing.

Excellent.

Peter

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Interesting! The sound reminded me a little of bands like Flash & the pan and 10 CC in the early 80s.

Good job :-)

Rob


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“Break my phone, unplug WIFI
Make the time run just a little slower”

The above is one of our favorite quotes. This song is fun, imaginative and it made us both smile just reading the lyric.

The variety of RT’s you choose always sound so good together and this band gave us a feeling of movement like we were on a beautiful magical mystery tour.

Your vocals sound excellent and those low notes capture the mysterious feel. You have a great range.

The soundstage you created sets a high bar for all. Excellent separation and dynamics.

Janice said listening to this inspired her to write a much better graduation note to her nephew, so thank you!

We loved it,

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Wonderfully full sound. Full spectrum. Yeah, I'm totally with Herb on this one. You surely tamed the "unmanageable soup of a mix" into a coherent masterpiece of taste, Misha. For some reason that drum intro really hooked me --maybe I'm spoiled because I knew that what was to follow will be another earful of the musical candy you make so well. Your lyrics are always... compelling. AND versatile: sleep with the cat and bark with the dog. Loved it!


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Incredible intro Misha. Very cool vibe to the song. Super vocal and lyric. I think the mix and production was excellent. Well done..


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Hi Misha,

Song is very creative (of course), so are the vocals; a nice way of mixing very low and normal vocals. Think of trying that fx too.
Good choice of instruments and a melody, well... we use to say 'to lick yor fingers'(om je vingers bij af te likken)!

Enjoyed it (of course),
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An eclectic mix of instruments that somehow managed to work well. The lyrics were deep, deep enough to stretch my mind in unfamiliar directions. Well done.


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I was captivated with the vibe. Excellent original material, best use of those 12 notes I've heard in a while. Thanks for posting.

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Misha,

I always like everything you produce! This is some clever writing and production! Love all the little subtle nuances of sound placed here and there! I think you've got a really good grasp on using the new version of BIAB!

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Peter, Rob, J&B, Marty, Scott, Hans, Ghostgum, Rick, Torrey

Thank you for giving this time and your generous & kind feedback here and on Soundcloud!

Misha.

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Hi Misha,

You had me hooked right from the drum opening, great drum sound! And things got better from there. Cool lyrics, great arrangement and mix, sounds fabulous through the 'phones.

Nice!

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Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Hi Folks.
This is something I was working at in the past month. Just an exercise to keep my brain occupied and explore new BIAB features: Multiriff, Microchords etc. These are very useful tools. Got a bit carried away with all kinds of instrumental tracks, the result - unmanageable soup of a mix.  All comments are welcomed! Thank you for listening.


Howdy Misha....

You easily capture a haunting vox accompanied by a catchy music bed.

I agree with others....I like it.
Pretty damn good 'soup' if you ask me. smile
Well done.

(Which reminds me....I need to get off my duff and come up with a new one.:) )

Have a great day....

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