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Dulled (WIP 2010)

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my brain on my ex - originates from 1996 - details below.

Dulled

I am shriveling up inside
Having not one thing to express
And my feelings are dulled

I feel not freedom!
I feel not hate!
I feel not justice!
I feel not love!

I swim in big circles
While watching the TV

I have no confidence, ability, stability
I have no direction, no rhythm, no time

I am shriveling up inside
Having not one thing to express

And my feelings are dulled
And my feelings are dulled
And my feelings are dulled
And my feelings are dulled

I feel not freedom!

I feel not hate!

I feel not justice!

I feel not love!

This originally was done on a 4-track cassette with tracks bounced between a digital cassette deck and the 4-track to effectively expand the 4-track to about an 8 or 12-track. This was 1996. Then I pulled off the individual tracks in 2008 or so off of the original 4-track cassette. These individual tracks were then cut up into phrases and then I re-sequenced them in OpenMPT tracker. I discarded the original drums work (which I played) and bass guitar (which has way too much flange). So the drums and bass are sequenced and not performed. I dealt with timing issues and what not for a couple years. This is close to what I wanted though not 100�In any case the vocals are muffled because of the guitar pedal effects I am singing through and the fact it came from cassette. The reverse echo was done, as I recall, by taking the vocal track and running the single track out to my digital delay and back into another track with the cassette being played backwards. Techniques like that also kill the frequency response but I liked the effect so…

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the bearded men stood up and left the room. said

great track and subject matter is something I can relate to. I am assuming your situation has improved.

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launched said

This is a monster, I love it. Brilliant, clever and intelligent track, bro!

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Norm said

Ha! I have an ear for vintage Vaisvil!

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Norm said

Great guitars. I was suprised that this was a 2010 piece... reminds me of some of your vintage stuff.

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skiks/bruce hamilton said

compelling track, I like it. In other context the faux drums might bother me but here the strange elements seem to compliment each other; or a sense of conscious artifice. PS I like your Ives

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Dave Berry said

Its like grooving with an ice pick, chipping out sounds and sights. Very interesting sound here.

Guest said

hey thanks! downloaded!

Guest said

yeah! those guitars are some killers in action!!

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Noah and the Guardians of the Sky said

Breathtaking performance.

Saved!