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#736882 10/31/22 03:56 PM
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Hi Folks.
I try not to post very often, but this one was long due. A lyrical collaboration with Ray (rayc). Your critical comments, especially on the mix are appreciated & encouraged. Thank you for giving this time.
Misha.


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Hungry mind is searching for clues,
lucky cast of the dice
fighting sleep apnea
with fine whiskey and ice
stars are winking through the window
devil playing on his fiddle - midnight blues

Chorus:
What is going on inside of that computer on your shoulders?
Memories of love encrypted tightly in it's folders
Running malicious code
Time to unplug your cord.

Lazy minds seeking cheap excuses,
Broadcast into the night
fighting self awareness,
Hiding from plain sight
Stars implode on my TV screen
Like the blackhole within your mind
midnight blues.

Me & mine wearing bruises,
Morph into fight or flight
Tuning fork on my mind
Neither one has it right
New dawn clawing on the window
devil packed his bow and fiddle
morning blues

What is going on inside of these computers on our shoulders?
Memories of love shared oh so tightly in their folders
Running half written code
Time to reboot - reboot...


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Lyrics: Ray Cochrane / me
Arrangement / synths / programming / vocals - me.
BIAB:
2325:Bass, Synth, Rhythm JazzFunkFat Ev 110
3338:Synth, Analog, Soloist FunkJeff Ev16 110
2158:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkyGroove60s Ev 100
2618:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Funk16thsMutedWahWah Ev16 100
2625:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesBoogieBassAndLicks Ev 100
RealDrums: CountryEven8

Synths of Kontakt and Halion. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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> What is going on inside of these computers on our shoulders?
> Memories of love shared oh so tightly in their folders

Great couplet! Lyrics were ace, the mix sounded perfect to me. Terrific job all the way around on this one.


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Misha, Ray...

Killer lyric, boys. No surprise there.
And a cool melody.

I'm guessing there is a Kontakt percussion track? Never heard the CountryEven8 RD sound like that... whatever - it is a terrific sound, carrying it all...

Cool tracks start to finish.
Nice emotive vocal (could have some low-mids rolled off?)

A great listen. Excellent, thought-invoking Music.

fj

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Misha and Ray,

Really great song with great lyrics!
Awesome band.
Very catchy music and good vocals.

Rob and Anne-Marie


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great work wonderful mix love the vocal and arrangement very well done thanks for sharing Eric


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Great lyrics!
Wonderful mix and arrangement.
What else can I say?
Oh yeah! Thrilling vocal!

Vic

Last edited by vicarn; 11/01/22 07:11 AM.
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Hi Misha
Good Song
Sounds really great
The background track is very good
And the vocals are absolutely top class
Great work Misha
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Nice to meet you. I really like the atmosphere you have created!!! It is a very interesting fusion, elegant and catchy. very good lyrics!!

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I have no idea what genre this is but I like it, pretty cool arrangement with nice lyrics and great vocals.
Good work from all involved smile


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TuneMonger,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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FJ,
Thank you for giving this time and your kind words!
"Never heard the CountryEven8 RD sound like that" LOL. I should have been more clear. The loud drums are of Groove Agent, but they sounded a bit too electronic, so I blended them with CountryEven8 RD.
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Rob & Anne-Marie,
Thank you for listening and your feedback!
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Eric,
Thank you for your feedback!
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Vic,
Thank you for giving this time and your positive feedback!
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Andi,
Danke for listening and your support!
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Mora,
Thank you for your time & nice feedback!
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B.D.Thomas,
Thank you for listening and fun feedback!

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Misha and Ray ...

What a cool, powerful song! The bass line and drum track carry this one all the way. And, as always Misha, your lyric is superlative. you have some of the most thought-provoking lyrics on the forum.

And Ray is super cool to work with. Nice job, gentlemen ...

Alan


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Thanks Folks,
I really enjoy working with Misha because things are loose and VERY creative until he starts to tie bows around things.
I get the super easy job: Misha sends me a rough of the backing, his melody & the lyrics he has thus far. I listen and react by typing as I listen & re-listen. I usually type heaps of gibberish and Misha curates/edits/sculpts with the parts that fit his mind, music & mouth.

Misha, cool mix but it does seem to have a lot going on in the top end...at 1st I thought is was my tinnitus but listening carefully I can hear a constant something. It may be nothing of something being accentuated by a limiter perhaps.

Regardless, THANK YOU for letting me join you in the sand pit & - EXCELLENT song sir, excellent.


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Brilliant! But, no surprise there smile

On first listen the mix sounded a bit muddy. That was solved by cranking the volume up second time around, this one needs to be loud and proud I think cool

Excellent song, very creative and very well done!

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Funky Misha, another aspect of the creative mind on your shoulders wink Product of malicious code or not, this just makes me want to hear once more after each listen, maybe I need a reboot wink Inspirational lyrics. Super funky band with surprisingly few instruments smile The bass, the drums and the funky guitars are mixed into a cool groove. Nothing needs fixing, but I would love to hear an extended 7-minute dancefloor remix laugh

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Funky and cool.

If I'm hearing the same thing as ray, it sounds like there's a ringing cymbal during the chorus.

The snare sounds nice and up front.

The mix is obviously bright, but that's not a bad thing.

Enjoyed this listen! smile


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Misha, you are such a fun guy, man, and teamming up with Ray can only lead to more fun.. I love these lyrics, as I always do with your writing and Rays. I like the way you bring out imagery. For this one it is much like something the new AI imagers create with a simple line of code. My first time through was listening to all the amazing sounds you can put together with this software. An outstanding example. Second time through was to concentrate on the words, which I already read before pushing play. My only nit (and keep in mind that I'm having some ear issues lately) is that the vocal should be more up front. Cool song, guys.


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Hi Rustyspoo,

Nice musical construction. The mix is ​​excellent and the rhythm very pleasant. Well done.

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Misha and Ray, you did a fantastic job on this one.

Great lyrics:
"What is going on inside of that computer on your shoulders?
Memories of love encrypted tightly in it's folders, Lazy minds seeking cheap excuses" are a couple of brilliant lines.

I liked that funky instrumentation and mix.

Super vocal also.


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Misha & Ray

Superb work - excellent vocal and lyric. Great backing imaginative and just very musical.

Great stuff as always.

Peter

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Excellent lyric!

This is just one set of lines that caught our attention:

“Lazy minds seeking cheap excuses,
Broadcast into the night
fighting self awareness,
Hiding from plain sight”

This is fun, dance music with a “deep thoughts” lyric that had both of us reading it over and over.

You’ve assembled a fine band and your vocals are great.

Great "nothing to add nothing to take away" mix that sets up an excellent soundstage on the monitors.

We also love the cover art.

Oh yeah!

J&B

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