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MIA (EchoRatKopr)


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echoroom

 Genre: Art Rock

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Credits:

Vocals/programming: Echoroom ( Mr. SMC)
Vocals/ Guitar + Sitar/Production: Racerat (Mr. PVD)
Bass: Drew Kopr (Mr AD)

I wrote this on a trip to Sri Lanka. We landed at the Maldives, and I thought what it would be like to just get out of the plane and disappear, leave EVERYTHING behind ... nobody would know where I'd gone.

It had been a looong flight.

Thanks to Philip for his great work on this (he fully produced and mixed this baby) and Andy for the sinuous basslines.

Due to ongoing wrist problems, I probably wont reply to comments, so apologies in advance (thanks to Rachel for typing this!). I think this lyric is actually pretty straight forward for me (I had gucci trainers on at the time).
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Lyrics
Plastic knives in the business aisles
From the air everything is shrinking.
Cut the ties in a second life
Let the stop-off be my destination.
Walk away and I'm MIA
Walk away and you declare me missing
Walk away and I'm shredding my name
Sloughed off like a Gucci snakeskin.

No trace in the empty seat, my deletion is complete.

A single white boy in the crowd but
In the air you're the prince of strangers.
Cool and humid in a cigar tube
Thought and temperature regulated.
Walk away and I'm MIA
Walk away and you can keep on sleeping
Walk away from the bed that I made
A rear view of the mess I'm leaving

No trace in the empty seat, my deletion is complete.

Day by Day
A living secret
Flame by Flame
I burn to keep it.

Oh child you were abandoned by
A cold heart and a painted smile
Oh child you were abandoned by faith ...

No books no coffee shops no
No cars no speak the language
No me no identity
Another rat sleeping in the garbage

etc
Song Stats
Hits: 4767
Comments: 60
Fans: 38
Plays: 190
Downloads: 39

Uploaded: Dec 01, 2007 - 01:56:42 PM
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2008 - 01:55:06 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:15:18 PM
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Hardware:
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Software:
Logic 8
Comments
Vic Holman said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
boy
don't we al have days like that. just walk away. until it gets cold outside then we think otherwise.

sorry that the wrist problem still persists. sounds like...arg surgery

excellent work by all.
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said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
With all of
the traveling I do, I really feel a connection with this one! Man, I can't tell you how many times I felt that way. I really enjoyed the whole "cigar tube" and other flying references as well. Outstanding track guys!

p.s. I'd really like a copy of this one, but no D/L'd button.
perceptualvortex said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Day by Day
This is great... echoroom, really nice vocals, and quite diverse this time. The 'confidential' sounding vox remind me of Peter Gabriel from "Lay Your Hands on Me". The production is great, and really good dramatic music... excellent work, guys.
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said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
I agree with perpetual vortex
This could be your peter gabriel lost song

Hope your wrists get better...these computer thingies have got a lot to answer for

:-(

b
lengold said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Steve, Steve, Steve,
please ask Rachel to edit and enable the download.

This is superb - what a fantastic song - you just get better and better.

The musicianship and production is top notch too - the drums/bass really drive it and the guitars sound great.

Love this.
Cheers
Len


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echoroom said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
ooops
Sorry, download now enabled.
Nice to have a comparison other than Bowie for a change!

Actually, the drums on this were inspired by Perceptual Vortex's work on a recent collab ... I'm still in awe of them!

Steve
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said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Hot damn!
Good to have you back man! Smokin collab!

Love the concept. I too have pondered such things from time to time.

Excellent arrangement and stellar production. Love the change ups and turn arounds.

I could listen to you sing all day long Steve.

Be well friends!
bud said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Steve - this so well realized
and well written. The concept and lyrics are really insightful. Love the Gucci snakeskin line. Also like All the music here - great bass and inspired use of sitar. Philip is hot these days. Excellent collab.
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racerat said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
what?
"these days"????

What about all those other days????

Bud, I like to think I'm ALWAYS hot.

and don't you forget it....;-)

P
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dajama said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Very resonant
Not only do I have days like this, but I just had one last week! This is impressive - great production, and an outstanding vocal (reminds of the singer from Mansun I think they were called) which nicely complements the very well-written lyrics. I love the restraint on the vocal, especially on the verse. It gives the chorus great impact. Lovely playing throughout. I like the sitar-sound at the end, whatever it is! Very cool. Sorry to hear you're having health issues. Hope things get better. Nice work, again. Peace.
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Ed Hannifin said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Another MacJams supergroup...
Terrific lyrics and a terrific vocal delivering them...

I'm really loving the drums on this, that go from intelligent accents to knowing when to lay back into simplicity...

And then are perfectly locked with the bass... Drew continues to be one of the MacJams site secret weapons...

The tracks you folks are turning out these days are perfect examples of songs where the arrangement and the mix really work together... Every sound is where it is with a purpose... Much going on, but the whole comes across as simple and focused, as one thing...



Peter Bauckham said 3580 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Steve
it's good to see you back. A great track from you all - I like the Sitar - and you sound less like Bowie... Sorry to hear the wrist problem persists.

Thank for sharing

Peter
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Drew Kopr said 3579 days ago (December 1st, 2007)
Well written
This song is so well written and the final mix turned out stupdendous! Great vocals and lyrics, excellent instrumentation, and wonderful mix down. Tx so much for including me on this collaboration guys!
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jiguma said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Another big sounding post Steve
Great job all round - love the power, the lyrics, the playing, the singing, the groove - what's not to like!
Hope the hand improves soon Steve.
Neil
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timothy devine said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
oh child
what a break
the power in the rhythm section is intense, and the drum pics/rockin
Just totaly pro in the up front mix
all the sounds work real well together and the
oh child break just kicks the tune to another level
listened about 5 times
a keeper
thanks

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echoroom said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Thanks Guys
This song was actually built around a riff in Bad Boys 2.... I may owe thanks to Michael Bay!

steve
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michael2 said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
wow
this is awesome, i love the production, the song and your vocals sound great. can't wait till you're back full time.
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said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
cool track!
Excellent as usual Steve, reminds me of my time in Thailand. I appreciate the tense forward up front vocals
echoroom said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Hey Tom
Musta been one hell of a holiday you had there!
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echoroom said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Hey Tom
Musta been one hell of a holiday you had there!
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Hella yeah
19hrs on a plane is tough, but worth the rich experience that follows...culture shock!
Moviz said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Just
brilliant.... like another take on a rap song. Great work here and the backing is fantastic, regards M
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peacepiano said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Surprise
Pleasant surprise. The chant/spoken vocal still makes great use of your voice. The guitar and bass are sharp and original, this is the beauty of these collabs, the whole is better than the parts (which all sound good to me)

Thanks Guys

Bill
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DWL said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Just incredible
I love this Steve.

The arrangement is exceptional as are the lyrics and the playing and singing.

Almost too much to take in.

Cheers

Dick
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echoroom said 3578 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Hey Dick
good to hear from you! I'm working on alternative lyrics to Motogirl, so we may have 2 versions to post! You and Rebsie are doing great work these days, btw.

steve
Check out my latest song called Heaven is Waiting
guitapick said 3579 days ago (December 2nd, 2007)
Escape...
...is necessary...

...some kinda tune, there, guys...

"...my deletion is complete..."

Yeah...
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Montgomery California said 3578 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
groovin!
i always love your stuff!!!
you manage to continue to bring freshness to rock!
killer vocals and a great musical bed!
killer, guys!

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said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Yowzah...
Big epic sound that whispers softly in your ear. The persuation is very compelling... with the thumping drive pushing the notion: just walk. Just walk out the door. Just... walk... away. Hmmmm....

The sound is lush and hot, like a city burning up in a humid haze, too many people buzzing in too many languages, and the voice is like the eye in the hurricane. Perfect balance, flawless tune hitting like a fighter.

Another gem - big cheers to you, Racerat and Drew Kopr. Sorry it took so long to get here, but work work workworkwork.... you know.

So, take care of those wrists, Steve. Do what you gotta do, and I hope they turn out okay.
damiengh said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Got it going man
Love the little touches here with that sitar, but overall, just like how this thing is put together.

It really keeps one's interest by the way you constantly add variety along the way with your different sections and layers of complexity all kept together with that driving beat.

This is just soooooooooo good.






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ledebutant said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
!
!
Really!
ledebutant said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Okay
An exclamation point, that's a terrible comment, but there's no way to single out elements here, when everything is so amazing. This is one of those songs that I hear here and get very frustrated by the limited audience size available. I'm glad you're being heard, but wish so much that you were all able to play on a bigger stage, it's so good.
craft said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
yes
this song is ready to be a #1... Everything is great... Vocals: superb. this is an excellent track... I love it... Great collab
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ktb said 3577 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
whew
thank God for long plane flights. this is sooo cool. its got an edgy alt vibe and the backing vox, horns and production just sort of put it in the stratosphere. the sitars? sound great and your vocals are excellent.
well done crew
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grid stalker said 3576 days ago (December 4th, 2007)
Top Notch
Love those drums! Real drummer or machine ?
Or real drummer on electronic kit ? These days it's hard to tell.
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echoroom said 3576 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
Drums
Good ol Addictive Drums - a great piece of software... takes me longer to chose the snare sound than it does to write lyrics!
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Feter said 3576 days ago (December 5th, 2007)
MIA
COol friends this rock .the vocal works just so
great .just everybody so great the bass gives a mean
feelin with depth ....deep bow !!
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davisamerica said 3575 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
right then
steve what a great surprise and killer track.man alot going on in there and all of it great..must say i love your vox and the lyrics...man swweeett. should have been a PG lsp entry indeed! 2 hats off and will now download..thanks for opening the D/L..thanks len for asking!!
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echoroom said 3575 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
Cock up
Thanks D - the no dl was a mistake - i wasn't being precious! This was a really simple tune, given some oomph by Drews bass and a kick in the nuts by Phils guitar and wonderful production ... I also think his vox MAKE the chorus. Ta

steve
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said 3575 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
in case i did not say it
this is a great song. you guys have more talent in your pinky toes than i have in my whole foot.....
echoroom said 3575 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
LIAR!!!!
Allan - that's real nice of you to say, but sooo untrue ... the tracks you on your own, and MC, are putting out here are awesome!

lol

steve
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Willywagga said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
help I can't see
This is so blindingly good, incredibly diverse, vapours of The The's Matt Johnson.
'No trace in the empty seat, my deletion is complete' what a great line, deserves to be all by itself. And the Gucci snakeskin' jesus !!
Beautiful transitions, yeah as others said the bowie vox is all but squeezed out,or is that racerat ? though the backing vocals have the lodger/scary monsters vibe which is brilliant, I love it. The production values are top drawer very much. I picked up logic myself a few months ago on ebay but I'm finding the learning curve hell, any links to 'Logic for Dummies' a think a greater clarity of sound can be achieved than with using Garageband, which I feel lacks edge. And man I just have to get the full edition of Addictive Drums. The percussion sounds so punchy here.
Of course all the equipment/software in the world does not make a great song, it take a great songwriter, and that I must say you very much are. One of your best.

Wow gucci trainers !! I don't know what to say now.


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echoroom said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
AD
Add drums are ace - my favourite bit of software.

Like the The The comparison - ta!

Perfer me prada trainers, but i was slumming it ...
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dolby said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Yeah it's good.
Good to hear a new song from you Steve. Great tune and production. I agree with the Matt Johnson comparison (it could be off Infected and a Lost Songs entry!). Great production job as always from Philip. You've got a good team going there. Quality.

Phil
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echoroom said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Travelogue
Lyrically, this reminded me of some of your travel-songs... so thanks for the inspiration!

LOL

steve
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The Infinites said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Powerful images
But not only that, there's one hell of a tune going on here!

Great work guys; Steve, the talking parts were a surprise, so the singing came like at a point I didn't expect, but hoped that you would sing at some point - so not disappointed when it did happen.

I think after all the comparisons are made that you sound like Steve of Echoroom fame. If Bowie, Brett Anderson, Matt Johnson et al were each to sing ths, then yours would be the definitive version....

Production is immense. Great addition to your stable.

Jim
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Estella said 3574 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
yikes
Steve, I missed your music very much!

What an amazing collab, everybody--I don't even know what all is in there, but I know it all sounds good together. it's one of those songs that take you away.

I love that break with the great big drums and sitar? drop-to-the-floor good. Every bit of the song. oh and that repeating, high string sound, so urgent.
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alexweiler said 3568 days ago (December 13th, 2007)
5 stars
to all of the people being involved into this outstanding track. A song that works from the very first listen and another track I'd like to find in the music stores.
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echoroom said 3567 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
and..
... you get to hear a white boy try and rap badly - watch out, Justin Timberlake!
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alexweiler said 3565 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
terms
how about replacing rap with recitative and you are cutting a nice figure?

alex ;)
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five_extra_arms said 3567 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
My Deletion Is Complete
Well, if they release Mission Impossible 4, they'd be stupid to use any other song than this. This has that really cool Secret Agent kinda vibe for the majority of the song. Might be that bass line. A really nice rap coming from you, MC Echoroom in da house.

Plastic knives in the business aisles... Gucci snake skin.... Prince of Strangers.... this is loaded with strong visuals as usual. "Flame by flame, I burn to keep it" Great writing Steve. You tell really great stories. Have you ever just written for the sake of writing? (Here's where you tell me that you are a famous writer).

Great variety of well performed instruments. You guys are rock stars.
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echoroom said 3565 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Rock stars...
... only at te weekend... still gotta take the trash out!
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Godchaser said 3567 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Walking towards....
your ability to capture such vivid life scenes with your fine writing skills.Lyrics are just fantasic.The production,various performances and choices of sound elements are also nothing short of top rate.Rock solid and very much enjoyed.

Blessings,
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SmokeyVW said 3566 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
10110101110
there is an entirely other way to view this...

scary man

another great tune!

thanks
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echoroom said 3564 days ago (December 17th, 2007)
This is the sound...
... of someone coming unhinged i guess! Thanks Bill.
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JOAN said 3559 days ago (December 22nd, 2007)
!!
this is awesome!!!
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echoroom said 3558 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
hey guys
always love your work, so i appreciate the kind words! Have a great xmas!
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KCsGROOVE said 3502 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
cool!
This is a great song
excellent mix
Love it!
KC
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said 3498 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
WOW.


Hi

I love this echoroom I agree with lengold you just get better and better and I really love your fantastic voice and your lyrics are great . Excellent.
like Vic Holman said
I too feel like walking away too sometimes, but I don't like the cold either. ha ha.



echoroom said 3495 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
walk away
Hey thanks dee - nice of you to check out some oldies!
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pengui said 3477 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
wow
this by far is the coolest song you've done yet. I like this one a lot
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