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Hi Folks.
Have been in another life's parallel, which left almost no time for music. Here is a relatively new tune, a lyrical co-write with Ray (rayc). Finally it hits Showcase smile
All comments are encouraged and welcomed. Thank you for giving this time.

Runaway Robot

Lyrics:

Cold spring they say,
Twisted electric poles.
A Lonely robot
Searching for his soul

He is glancing at clouds
at a birdless, radiant sky.
Phantom tears are itching,
His mechanical eyes.
Battery near depleted,
Missing a critical screw.
He is a runaway robot
With the serial 1.2

<3 Rules of robotics - I. Asimov>

The winter is crushing,
Ice takes its toll.
One lonely robot
Searching in his soul

He dreams of "clouds unseen"
Echoes of curiosity.
Fearless carbon mind
immune to storms ferocity.
Battery near depleted,
Striping a critical thread.
He is a runaway robot
Running for home instead

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Lyrics - Misha & Ray Cochrane
Composition, vocals - me

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466:Bass, Acoustic, Bossa Ev 140 ('B' only)
3238:Guitar, Nylon, Rhythm BossaBrazilRamon Ev 140
2040:Guitar, Resonator, Soloist CountryRob Ev 120
1773:Piano, Electric, Soloist JazzFunkMovin Ev16 130
RD BossaBrazilBrushAlex^1-a:Brushes , b:Ride, Brushes

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Creative idea and lovely mix of instruments. It was a very enjoybale listen, but I'd like to have heard more gain on the vocals as I couldn't make out a lot of the words. Reading the good lyrics after the listening confirmed it. I've noticed a few forum members post the lyrics here, but not on SoundCloud. Why not both?


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Wonderful to hear this in it's final form.
The vocals are a standout - compassion and story telling combined.
Fab band and the slide guitar is a perfect play out.
Thanks for letting me participate. I always learn something when working with you along side having fun.


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Very cool, although sad. I enjoyed the listen.

If you're quoting Asimov, shouldn't his brain be positronic instead of carbon? wink

Unrelated, when I much younger I'd read the children's science fiction book "The Runaway Robot". I've got no real recollection of the story, although I had read it multiple times and enjoyed it. I guess I'll need to track it down, now...


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This is very creative. Good mix of instruments and sound effects. The lyrics are an example of a collaboration of the highest level. Well done, Tom

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Misha / Ray,

Outstanding song! Love the lyrics and the vocal is great. The mix is also big and polished.

So fresh! So creative!

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When I first viewed the robot and then heard the first few bars of Brazilian style music, I thought there was a mistake.
Then your vocals kicked in and I knew it was no mistake.
Very creative storyline and great band.
Great job all around, very enjoyable.


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Hi Misha.
Sounds like one of yours from the kick off.
Good mix and always interesting lyrics.

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Misha,
Enjoyed the song, excellent lyric that you and Ray put together, top vocal and as always creative.
Great work.

Peter

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As expected something weird from you 2 weirdos smile
In the absence of a proper genre name, I would call this EDMBN (EDM Bossa Nova).
I love the contrast between the music and the vocals and within the music itself.

Great work from you both [Linked Image - Only viewable when logged in]

A little nit is the (I guess) ride Cymbal, it distracts from the vocals and gets a bit annoying after a while.
But that's nothing you should lose any sleep about.

Enjoyed the listen a lot!


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Misha & Ray,

What an interesting production! As someone else mentioned, the contrast of the music and lyric was creative and very successful. Misha, your vocal was one of your best of all your songs I've heard. You and Ray put together a very creative and pleasurable song. Enjoyed my listen very much.

I also want to add that your music always has some of the best backing tracks.

Happy New Year to both of you.

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It's an original song. A nostalgic side. the resonator guitar is very good with boss-nova
Can I write a review? The song will be highlighted with a less medium or even high-pitched sound. I'll take the bass back to pull it down and I'll change the drums to something softer, more midrange. Well done again.
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Very creative and original as usual, Misha!

I was a big Asimov fan back in the day, loved his robot novels in particular, so really enjoyed the lyrics.

Enjoyed!.

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WaoBand,
Thank you for your feedback! I probably should. I don't usually advertise tunes I write. I mainly post here as an exchange of ideas with my musical forum friends.
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Ray,
Thank you for joining me on this little venture!
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David,
Thank you for listening and your feedback!
"positronic instead of carbon" damn, you are right smile
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Tom,
Thank you for giving this time and your support!
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Bob,
Thank you for giving this time and your positive feedback here and on SC!
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Bass Thumper,
Thank you for listening and your positive comments!
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Vic,
Thank you for your feedback!
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Peter,
Thank you for listening and your support!
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EDMBN LOL, thank you for positive AND constructive comments on drums. Much appreciated!
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Alan,
Thank you for giving this time and your generous positive feedback!
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Laurent,
Thank you very much for your feedback, especially (!) critical comments.
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Dave,
Thank you for listening and your support. Asimov got many things right waaayyy back.

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Hi Misha
Sounds great
The intro is excellent
Great sung and mixed
Very cool song
Many greetings
Andi ;-)

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Unexpected combination of Latin rhythm, Slavic melody, a resonator guitar... and a lonely robot. And it works seamlessly. Sad story reminding me of Marvin the Paranoid Android. Describing sadness with mechanical parts is very clever idea, evoking empathy. Pleasant instrumentation, good vocals.

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The opening was heavenly.

Did you say you've been living in a parallel universe?
No wonder your lyrics are so original and imaginative.... smile

Superb Creative StoryTelling. Astounding lyrics.

And a creative mix of instruments (as always!)
Mix is good. (though, like B.D. I did not care for the Ride - or whatever that was...especially listening with earbuds)

I enjoy your productions. A lot.

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Hi Misha,

Great co-write with Ray C!

Nice tune, I liked the vocals and bossa rhythm.

Interesting use of sound FX in the middle.

Production and mix were very nicely done!

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OOOO, couldn't wait fo this one. Two of my favorites writers. Well worth the wait. And you quote Asimov. Such a good write, and I really dig the vocal. Outstanding creative minds get together and prove that two minds are better. On my 3rd listen -there's no way I ever get all that's in your productions when you're on your own, but this has so many musical treats it will never exhaust the appetitie. Hats off to you, Misha & Ray. It was really nice running into each other in that parallel uni.


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Well done Misha and Ray. Love the song, the lyrics and the vocals.
The backing works a treat; somehow you've made a bossa band sound other worldly.
Cheers,
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