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#763875 04/30/23 07:28 AM
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Hi Folks.
This one was a bit challenging for me because a lot of  MIDI was involved, which is not my strongest skill. I guess this is something from the spirit of 80s. I don't usually focus on the style specifics when I tinker with music.
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Morning Sun

Slipping away,
from the prison of repetitive themes.
Velvet spell of silence lures him into a dream.
He cuts wings out of paper, flying under the moon.
He can hear chants of the river, sad whispers of dunes.

Morning sun claws on the window,
tickling toes under the blanket.
Even lazy birds are calling day to start.

Narrow path for escape
From the solitude's dungeon
Carving bricks of silence to peculiar shapes
He cuts a ship out of tree bark,
Conquers high waves under storm.
He don't know yet, where the sail will take him,
When is he coming home

Morning sun claws on the window,
Tickling toes under the blanket.
Even lazy birds are calling day to start.

He was digging a tunnel to the middle of the earth,
without a question if it's a blessing or curse.
He stole a loaf of bread from a local store,
To feed magic unicorns and white doves

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Lyrics, vocals, arrangement - me.

BIAB:
1402:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Soul70sWarmSync Ev16 100
2603:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzRock16thsJon Ev16 090
2650:Guitar, Electric, Background DreamyPopBalladFillsBrent Ev 085
Custom MIDI Style: 0 < No Patch Change > (mozork44.STY Piano track)
Custom MIDI Style: 0 < No Patch Change > (-ZZPOPBL.STY Piano track)
Custom MIDI Style: 0 < No Patch Change > (spring.STY Piano track)
Custom MIDI Style: 0 < No Patch Change > (goodgrl+.STY Piano track)

Synths of Kontakt, Halion and Korg Triton, some midi generated by EZkeys, but sounds are from other synths. Recorded in Cakewalk.

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Misha,

Great song - love the lyrics and the arrangement. Excellent vocal as well.

Love the way you used the MIDI with the other tracks. Everything blends so well.

A really nice piece of music...

Bob

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Very ambitious effort. Good for you. Well done. Tell me about your vocals. Are these overlaid dual tracks or do you have a specific FX going on.

Nice Job.

Dan


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That's a pretty cool 80s new age/synthpop sound that I like.
A lot!
Arrangement and production are good, nothing to complain about there.

One suggestion (not a criticism): in the parts where your voice is not doubled, you sound a bit like Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode. If you sang a little 'darker' or more mysterious and add some reverb, you'd come pretty close to the Depeche Mode sound.


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Bob,
Thank you for listening and your positive feedback!
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Dan,
Thank you for giving this time and your support. These are 2 tracks. I don't use harmony fx or melodyne (I probably should smile )

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The very beginning made me think it was going to be a Vangelis/Gallipoli style.
excellent lyrics and your MIDI is pretty cool.
Vocals are, as always, secretive, expressive, mysterious and joyful by turns.


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Oh, you know I look forward to what is Misha putting out next. Never disappointed. I read you lyrics first, and was so curious to hear the melody. Never disappointed. I thoroughly enjoy your expressive vocals and twice as much with two. So glad you accepted the challenge. This is perfectly produced. Excellent progression. I particularly like the "scatting" parts.

"Morning sun claws on the window,
Tickling toes under the blanket.
Even lazy birds are calling day to start."

Love the way you think, Misha!


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Lyrics like a Dream.
A musical bed that carries that perfectly.
You are doing interesting stuff with synths. Dreamy.
Very cool.
Well mixed.

fj

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Outstanding MIDI Misha. I doubt very much that MIDI is your weakness.
A very strong vocal.
Super lyrics
Great mix


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Misha,

Artful work, and a creative, engaging arrangement. Excellent mix! Yeah, I can hear the 80s vibe in this . . . but, actually, it reminds me very much of a song that BIAB’s Spirit Level could have done. A very similar poetic write coupled with a compelling melody. Outstanding work on this one!

Best regards,

Deej

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Your songs are so innovative and sonically interesting, I wouldn't even know where to make any suggestion.

The mix sounds great in my speakers, the vocals are clear and up front, and musically lots of cool things are happening.

Everything fit together for me!


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Misha,

Love all the different layers and textures of sound you have blended so well! It doesn't sound like you had any difficulty navigating the midi world on this! Your work always has a lot of complexity in the arrangements! You've done a beautiful job with this track!

Thanks, TB




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BD,
Thank you for listening, your feedback and DP suggestion smile
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Ray,
Thank you for tunning in and your support!
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Marty,
Thank you for giving this time and your feedback here and on SC.
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FJ,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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Mario,
Thank you for giving this a spin and your feedback here and on SC. You actually influenced me a lot to start doing more things with MIDI smile
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Deej,
Thank you for your kind words! I am miles away from Robert's writing. He is someone I look up to.
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David,
Thank you for listening and your support. You can bash me a little smile
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Torrey,
Thank you for your kind words of support!

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Excellent tune Misha. Loved the instrumentation and vocal effects. Awesome production. Guitar was really nice. Well done


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Misha ...

So much is going on here. And all of it is so nice! Your mix is exceptional. What a great assemblage of sounds. You are so talented, and your music is always such a pleasure to listen to. You often amaze me - especially with this production.

Alan


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Hi Misha
Absolutely great song
The intro is really excellent
Everything is on a top level
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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The lyric is spellbinding and we especially like these two segments:

“Slipping away, from the prison of repetitive themes.
Velvet spell of silence lures him into a dream.”

“Morning sun claws on the window,
tickling toes under the blanket.
Even lazy birds are calling day to start.”

The first reminded us of the last three years of daily life and the second of Janice’s fondness of watching the morning birds and squirrels from our bedroom window.

This has a best of the 80’s feel indeed, like a cross between David Bowie and Dire Straits.

You did a great job with the midi and, as always, your band is magical. Great solo guitar.
Outstanding mix.

We agree with Ray about your great vocals: “secretive, expressive, mysterious and joyful, by turns.”

Love it!

J&B

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Misha, you have done it again!

Not going to try and analyze this, suffice to say that you held me spellbound from start to finish. Oh I did want to mention the guitar leads, the way he phrases reminds me of Mark Knopfler, especially like the fills between the vocals.

Very much enjoyed.

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Bit different arrangement, still very enjoyable vehicle to carry your always poetic lyrics full of magic unicorns smile This time also instead of gloomy apocalypse, very beautiful dreamscape story.
The 80's sounds and the vocals remind me of A-Ha.

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Howdy Misha....

Once again, your haunting and intimate style is unmistakable and always appealing to listen to.

Well done!

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