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Come A Little Closer


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CIPHER

 Genre: Heavy Metal

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A rework of a previous submission, Not Close Enough. This tune will not be finished until it has been played for real. As it stands, this track is all original midi composition in GB.

Loud, fast and noisy - I still haven't got the metal out of my system it seems. Something to pound away the stress. I've inserted a Middle Eastern lick in the bridge just for fun (pretentious). I remember when guitarists in the 90s got all scale happy and Egyptian sounding riffs were all the rage (well, for 20 minutes or so anyway).

I keep writing songs like this because Metallica hasn't been cool for over a decade.
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Song Stats
Hits: 3152
Comments: 20
Fans: 1
Plays: 355
Downloads: 166
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 18, 2006 - 10:07:12 AM
Last Updated: Sep 04, 2006 - 10:28:07 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 12:27:08 AM
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Hardware:
G5
Software:
EB, GB
Comments
dreadmon said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Rockin'
the MIDI - great job, you really coaxed a nice piece out of software instruments - the dynamics are highly effective, the rhythm change-ups are sexy, and the break is hypnotic - love the double-bass rolls! This song is gonna own live, awesome job!
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datafunk said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
metal groove
hope you won't be upset saying your track is quite groovy? very nice job there!
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said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
KILLA P
Reminds me of a song from one of the Gumby movies where Gumby's band is totally shredding and Low buckle does the splits and prickle breaks glass with his drum solo! Cool song! It's a keeper! Could also be a soundtrack for a video game! Has a cool Egyptian feel too which is cool!
jiguma said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Nice one Mr C!
This certainly rocks - takes me back - you have really nailed the whole
instrumental thing here. Would like to hear this done live - would also
like to hear it with a vocal in there battling for air against the
instrumentation. Nice one Mr C!
Neil
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said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Nice
game soundtrack don't know about the metal part at least not with the current instruments some parts are sort of cheesy.
said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Metal
and midi just don't go together very well, but this is still good considering
the sounds used to create it. The bass and the drums sound decent though. Not too fond of the rest of the sounds but hey what do I know
I'm no expect when it comes to midi metal.


CIPHER said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Wow...
Vote bombed by a guy with no songs and one forum post.

Yeah, I get that my use of midi sounds rather than real instruments
makes for a less impactful experience. The thing is, I think I can push
midi pretty far. It bothers me that you dismissed my work as a game
soundtrack when, in reality, if a band was playing this same song, it
would be like a punch in the face.

Your post really makes me appreciate guys like dreadmon and jiguma
who can listen with a creative ear. You say cheesy I say nostalgic. I
grew up wrecking my body in mosh pits listening to the grand daddies
of the metal genre. If you can't hear this tune as it would be with real
instruments then you probably just don't get it.

After all, the difference between a video game soundtrack and the
soundtrack to a Vin DIesel movie is a matter of production.
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said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Wow...
Actually I only left a comment I did not vote but I will never comment or listen to any thing else you post since you obviously only want people to blow liquid sunshine up your as s.
said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Ripsaw excitement
Clears my stuffed sinuses. Excellent groove. I like Middle Eastern licks.
CIPHER said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Re: Middle Eastern licks
Did I ever mention I dated a Persian girl?

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CIPHER said 4268 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Re: Middle Eastern licks
Did I ever mention I dated a Persian girl?

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KDub
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regulus said 4267 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Dude
I always check the list for Heavy metal first. Just had to drop in and
say, "It moves." MIdi or not. My first impression was something from
Gold Earring. A way backer i know but.... ah..... they did skank before
the word was made. I dug the Marrocken-n-roll riff. How about a
piece around the interlude with some traditional beats intergrated.
Check out Shakirra's, Ojo's Asia song for a refference.

Chao....... amigo

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aclarke said 4267 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
I can hear it
with real guitars, drums etc. And I like what I hear.... this would translate
into a powerful metal song, IMO. As it stands now it works for me as a
prog rock piece. Sorry for the liquid sunshine- but I can hear a ton of
potential in this and think it's a damn cool song, midi or not.

Now as far as the comment about this working as a game soundtrack
goes- I wouldn't take this negatively because I think it would be a pretty
damn cool game track. Much better than a lot of the lame crap I've heard
in the past. So as far as I'm concerned, it's more a testament to the overall
quality of the song that it could have so much versatility.
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CIPHER said 4267 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
I can hear it
Thanks Aaron, that made my day!

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CIPHER said 4267 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
I can hear it
I mean Adam - sorry.

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aclarke said 4267 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
I can hear it
No problem... not the first time that's ever happened and I'm sure it won't be the last. For some reason I've never understood I've had a lot of folks also refer to me as Matt. Strange, huh?

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said 3840 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
it moves like...
a piece of prog-metal! love it! it would be unreal to hear live!
the changes are masterful! the midi does lend itself to a really aggressive game, but that's not bad. i agree with your earlier post... you have to hear it for it's composition. plus, i like ti A LOT the way it is. A kick in the teeth!!!
I have an old "down-right-old-school-metal" tune that, if I ever get a chance to record, I'd love to send to you to "deCipher" for me... interested?
CIPHER said 3840 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Bring it on
Sure Faelin, I'd love to collaborate. Email is heaving_cipher_steelwork_hcs@yahoo.com

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CIPHER said 3840 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Bring it on
Sure Faelin, I'd love to collaborate. Email is heaving_cipher_steelwork_hcs@yahoo.com

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Dharma Logos said 3768 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
A lot of potential.
This is well-composed with some very cool melodies and heavy grooves. Sure it doesn't sound "real", but it won't sound real whenever I finally get around to writing a string quartet with GarageBand instruments.
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