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Hi Folks.
Here is my new tune. I tried to cross breed a few styles, mainly Tango and Bossa. Lyrically not very challenging, and perhaps rudimental, as I was mostly after the form. All comments, especially critical ones, are welcomed. Thank you for giving this time.

Through Your Heart

Lyrics:

A broken mirror - reflection of time
from the bronze age savage to modern day politician
From the bread baker, to prison guard to rocket pilot
From all those who tried to tame destiny

But she is deaf to confessions
She is cold as a moon
she knows all your passions
piercing your heart with harpoon

Like a broken record - repetitive cycle
from the tribal clashes to modern warfare
Pharos, comrades, commadantes,
Moghuls, monarchs, kings and sultans
All those who tried to rule the world.

Love is blind to concessions
love will twist like typhoon
love knows all secrets
piercing your heart with harpoon
striking your heart with harpoon


Tech stuff:Composition, vocals - me.BIAB:
2609:Bass, Electric, ClassicFunkRootFiveAlex Ev 130
1772:Piano, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
1770:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinChords Ev16 130
1771:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzFunkMovinMuted Ev16 130
Drums: BossaBrazilBrushAlex^1-Br,Rd
920:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Rumba Ev 110
RealDrums: BossaBrushesFull^1-Brushes,Stick
2364:Synth, ElectroFlutes, Rhythm Pop Ev 085
3199:Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist PopBalladMellowBrent Ev 130
3048:Accordion, Rhythm TangoMusette Ev 100

Synts of Kontakt, Groove Agent, recorded in Cakewalk. 

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"(Love is) Piercing your heart with harpoon..."

I like that phrase. That stimulates one's imagination!
What a wonderful song you made (again), Misha. I wouldn't call it 'pop', it's more Latin like.
Combined with your 'sinister' vocals you made it a genuine Rustyspoon song: a story with a captivating melody.
As always a lot of things happen in your song(s). That makes it so nice listening to.

I'm happy I did,
Hans


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Outstanding song

Great vocal with some super lyrics

Excellent backing tracks

Loved it


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Misha

The genre crossing mix of this song really works for me! I love the vocals in this...the octave parts are very effective! There is so much happening in this with all the instrumentation, that's hard to grasp it all! This one really grabs the listener's attention!

Thanks, Torrey




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Very cool, Misha. Nothing critical from me, I like the mix of styles, sounds great.

What processing are you using on the RealDrum tracks if you don't mind my asking?

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Sorry, Misha. I'm not fully qualified to give you a critical critique of this beauty. So let me tell you what I like. This is super cool, man. I LOVE that beat you came up with merging genres. Instruments are perfectly selected and mixed. Yeah, the mix ix perfect. There is so much goodness in there and yet you manage to let each piece shine through. Oh, wait... Here's a crit --turn up the bass. The bass drives a song like this. Your lyrics are always so very creative and, like Hans said, makes you think.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Very original Misha!
Great music and vocals are so good!
Two thumbs up.

Rob and Anne-Marie


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Misha,
short & bitter sweet.
The imagery from the lyrics is excellent.
The paired vocals are really effective.
Excellent.


Cheers
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Hello Misha
great song
The intro is very very cool
vocals, background and melody, everything fits together
Great job Misha
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Very nice piece of music Misha. This is probably my favorite of all of yours I've heard. The mix is great and sounds very professional. Loved your ideas of mixing those genres. Sorry, I have a hard time coming up with any negative critique. About the only thing I can come up with is that I disagree with your comment about "Rudimentary lyrics." I thought they were great. Loved the intro to the song especially, both music and lyrically. "Broken mirror - reflection of time" had me hooked right from the start. Fantastic.

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Misha,

You always have a creative and inspiring approach to music-writing—and there’s a lot to like here. I really like the write on the chorus in particular, and the background vocals in that chorus are so well done. Your ability to mesh all these sounds to create something unique is impressive. Terrific mash up!

All my best,

Deej

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Misha

Excellent blending of styles and your signature sound comes through wonderfully well.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Peter

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Hans,
Thank you for listening and your kind words!
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Mario,
Thank you for listening and your feedbacks here and on SC!
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Torrey,
Thank you for giving this time and your positive words here and on SC!
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Dave,
Thank you for your support. Drums are a mix of BIAB and Groove Agent (Steinberg). I liked vintage 808 feel of Groove Agent drums, so I tried to blend acoustic BIAB drums and GA synt drums using EQ and multiband compressor.
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Marty,
Thank you for giving this time, your positive words AND suggestion!! You are 100% right. I mix in a very neutral headphones and bass is very "flat" on them, so I guesstimate level.
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Rob and Anne-Marie,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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Ray,
Thank you for giving this time and encouraging words!
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Andi,
Thank you for listening and kind words!
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Brad,
Thank you for listening and your kind comments. Lyrics took very little compared to other stuff smile
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Deej,
Thank you for listening & your support!
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Peter,
Thank you for giving this time and your kind comments!

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Cool groove Misha. Very cool to mix the accordion into the genres of the song. Boy did that give it a cool sound. Super vocal and production was first class


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Misha,

Loved it.

"rudimental" lyric. HA! that is the last word I'd ever use to describe them. Interesting, unique, original might start my list.

Good melody, too.

Excellent use of BIAB. The drum tracks are a delight.

A very solid mix.

I'd call it "Top Notch".

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An excellent Misha-mash of styles! Very catchy melody with instrumental changes that surprise- in a good way.
There`s always a mix of light play and darker undertones in your vocals-they are perfectly captured here... oh, and the lyrics are great too!

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“A broken mirror - reflection of time
from the bronze age savage to modern day politician”

“Like a broken record - repetitive cycle
from the tribal clashes to modern warfare”

Indeed.

This is a great style mashup (you are a master at that) and we felt like we had been transported to a Gypsy campfire.
Even with no Gypsy jazz tracks it somehow conveyed that vibe to us.

Great mix ... particularly given the number of tracks.

Enjoyed it!

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Scott,
Thank you for listening and your support!
That accordion is amazing RT, it was my main drive for this tune.
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FJ,
Thank you for giving this time and your kind comments. Lyrics are a bit choppy smile

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Robert,
Thank you for kind words, and happy to see you!
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J&B,
Thank you for listening and your kind words here and on SC. I got a bit greedy on the tracks there.

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Love this, Misha. Rudimentary lyrics? I don't think so. The tango accordion reminded me of Grace Jones' version of the Libertango (I've seen that face before), a track I listened to on high rotation after first hearing it many years ago. Great stuff.
Regards,
Leon

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