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once in a blue moon people drive ya crazy. I've also been listening to some late 70's Bowie, so some of that may have rubbed off on me for this one.
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Brazil

mother mercy cut the line
mother mercy change my life
I'm not to good by myself
can you spare me from the noise
I'm hearing another voice
I 'm standing on my own

chorus:
I need to get away from myself
I could hide my face away in brazil
a black hole where I stand in brazil

black hole saviour take my face
black hole saviour change my name
in to the void I'll fade away
freedom fighter defend me
freedom writer re-write me
change everything, my identity

chorus:
I need to get away from myself
I could hide my face away in brazil
a black hole where I stand in brazil

in my garden of eden
I could fall asleep
in my garden of eden
no more misery
I could always dream

fortune teller read my palm
fortune teller please stay calm
I'm not ready to pass on
mother mercy reel me in
mother mercy I can't stand
bury me now in the garden

chorus:
I need to get away from myself
I could hide my face away in brazil
a black hole where I stand in brazil
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Bob Rodgers said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
A
Great guitar riff Vic and this is fantastic!
Superb tune and some great music here, love the wah sound.
Another excellent production and this is awesome, love it!!

Bob
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
The whole tune came about this last weekend. for a month I hadn't even though about a song. so, the break did me some good to recharge myself.
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LunaTrick said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
You too eh?
This is great Vic... one of my faves so far! Sounds like something on Lodger!
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Daniel
oh, we all have those days

Some of the tunes from Lodger were exactly what I have been listening to lately. I still have the all the original vinyls but no turntable. I've been in the mood for that style and this rubbed off from some of it.
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thoddi said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
synth?
That repeating pattern - guitar or synth? Pretty cool to have that more or less going through the whole song to bind it together. Very good production and I think you've made the drums sound cool and very fitted to the groove of the whole song. The way you put melody lines from the guitar in parts of the song is something I find attractive, but seldom remember to try out myself... maybe I'll have a go at that...
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Thor
the guitar synthy line I played all the way through and then cut out what I didn't need. I used a EVOC filterbank plug in on it. It can do some pretty cool effecting. Some of the setting are down right bizzare.

The drums I play on the keyboard and kept them pretty simple. I have the most fun working out harmony guitar melody lines. try a three part and you can get that Brian May sound.
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tempie said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
into the void
super cool intro. really like the Brazil concept. love the pop drums - that set sound is '78 Cars exactly. also dig the chirpy organ - adds "Doors" type mystery to an already dramatic tune. you are frighteningly consistent dude!
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lank81 said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
'78 Cars
tempie,
I get the same feeling. Great job Vic.
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
voivod holes
the drum setting that I use through the sample synth I used was studio heavy for a big heavy drum sound. the chirpy organ was a gated synth, there's a lot of extra sounds it creates but you can't hear them in the mix because they go so low or quite. I've been wanting to use one for quite a while but they never would fit until this song.
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magnatone said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Brazil
rockER!! i especially love these lyrics Vic! An excellent rocker, totally enjoyed, total download - i always, always look forward to and enjoy your terrific music!
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
I really like these lyrics as well. I did 3 or 4 rewrites. Usually it takes me quite awhile in that department, but I managed to get these in a few hours. lucky break there.
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Feter said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Brazil
Man ...indeed a magical guitar fest here ...for me this song is some outta
take of the Doors with need of the keys ..your singing here just so powerful !!
great rockin song ...really a touch notch work ...You Rock ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!!
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
outside of adding some guitar to your song, I hadn't thought about recording a song for the past month. I finally got the energy this last weekend to dig into something. the time off did me some good.
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Rebsie said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Fabulous work Vic
Woah, this is a delight. Tremendous intensity and gravity. Wonderfully poignant lyrics too.

I LOVE 70s Bowie but being a girlie folksinger type I don't have a hope in hell of ever being able to do stuff like this, however much I covet it. Nice to hear it here though!

yours,
Frustrated rock chick
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Rebsie
I feel like I'm returning mentally to a musical period that I use to really enjoy. I've been listening to some songs of that period and have been really getting into it all over again.
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Skean said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Yep
Bowie sounds for sure, we love Bowie... Awesome Vic tune… Back to 70's… Thx.
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
who doesn't like Bowie tunes. I think the late '70's was a cool period for his output
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dajama said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Superb
That opening guitar just rips through the phones, and great drum sound, muscular and effective. The lyrics are really well done. People do indeed drive you crazy; isn't it good that you have a way to vent while brightening the world with such cool sounds! This rocks, my friend, and I think the Bowie influence is clear (and welcome). You are so consistently high quality in your music, and so prolific! Very cool. Nicely done, man. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks David
the opening riff was a spontaneous thing at the beginning and after I played it all the way through. I decided to dump the other few starter tracks and decided to build around that. ended up being a inspirational spring board for me on this one.
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bud said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Cool direction for you Vic
I like the Bowieness. Excellent bass moving this along - and of course the ever imaginative guitar treatments. You never fail to reinvent the instrument. Good lyrics and vox too a slightly lower register than usual for you I think.
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Kevin
I've mentioned to a few of the other comments that I have been revisiting some late 70's Bowie. pretty inspiring stuff when you haven't listened to it over the years.

my usual voice wouldn't fit, so after a few goes, this is what happened
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yrp said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Sure
we have a lot of black holes in here (the slums).
Or are you talking about the Terry Gillian movie?
Your voice sounds great?Were you counciously trying to sing differently or did it just happen?
Speaking about Bowie.This is as cold as anything on "Low" and expansive as any cut from "Heroes".
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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
here's the story
the first set of lyrics I wrote was about blackholes. then I did rewrite the lyrics based around the movie Brazil, but it ended up sounding a bit to fairy tail-ish, so I ended up using a bit of both and added more for the final set of lyrics.

True the vocals are a conscience effort to fit the song. My normal voice couldn't cut it very well.
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Ed Hannifin said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
I think I wrote this before...
...which is, now that I come to think of it, a sensation I've been having more and more lately, but anyway...

The thing that continues to strike me about your more recent posts is how much more spacious and three dimensional they sound than your early stuff. And remember, I LIKED your early stuff, and was all over it, but this sounds more like a real guy fronting a real band... In the phones the effect isn't just left to right, but front to back and all around... Very spacious and live sounding... Great light tizz on the cymbals and high hat that doesn't sound over sizzled... The bass occupies a nice space between the vocal melody and the guitar bits... Nice hearing the wah in there, too...

I also hear you pushing yourself a little more on vocals these days, really putting breath behind 'em, and it produces an 'oomph' that you don't get by just pushing up a fader...

Coolness...

Ed
Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Ed
I keep finding minor things along the way about a mix, true it' not all about panning. usually I kind find the right spot and let it sit. bringing levels in and out is the tricky part. it can be so minute and make a big difference.

The drums I play out on 3 separate tracks. cymbals and high hat stuff go on it's own, so ther is more independence there.

I'm also cutting more things out then I normally would have in the past. I have one heck of a monumentous task to go back and remix/recut a lot of my older songs, yikes!
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blaky smith said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
lucky break
Time makes the things well and it's worth to wait a little (hope the translation is correct !). Great sound Vic, music and vocals, excellent with this "Bowieness" touch. I like your lyrics too (which I can easily understand).
Nice job here, really a lucky break for us, thank you Vic...

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Vic Holman said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Marc
worth the wait. how true.

I've been un-inspired for the past month to create any music. I think the break helped to get me back on track.

Thanks again Marc!
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Cori Ander said 3047 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Listened
Digged! I really like your creations a lot. This one too!
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Vic Holman said 3046 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
thank you very much Cori
the creation of a song is what i like the most. By the time I get done I might not listen to the song for months. Because I'm already planning the next one that I plan on doing.
Thanks again!
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DWL said 3047 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Not that Brazil?
What a soundscape you produce!

Lyrically excellent and your vocals really shine.

Classy work Mr H.

Cheers

Dick


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Vic Holman said 3046 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks Dick
It's the Brazil nuts in my head.
I went through 3 rewrites on the lyrics. From black holes to a big reference on the movie Brazil. then I just gave up and combined the two.

Now.... what other Terry Gilliam movie can I massacre.
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jiguma said 3047 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Vic
Another cool tune, well played, sung and produced - couldn't you just do one crap song to give us a bit of a break from trying to say something new? :)

I like the synthy sounds and will put investigating the EVOC fairly high on my list of things to do.

Very distinctive VH sound.

Neil
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Vic Holman said 3046 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Hi Neil
I had the song for the MJRF done 2 weeks before posting it. I pretty much did nothing for a month so I felt a bit more energized going into this one and knocked it on the weekend.

Check out the filter effects and the delay designer for some wild stuff. I'm still figuring out how I can incorporate some of those sounds into songs.
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Pete_NB said 3047 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Space Jam
Very cool elements in here, with a great tone and performance. I'm impressed and inspired by the job on blending everything together. I can hear whatever I want to focus on with great clarity.

This may become a case study for me on how to get it done!
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Vic Holman said 3046 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks Pete
It's tricky at first to get everything to gel just right. But after awhile you can get to point where it becomes a bit easier. I am still finding new ways to get things to work together.
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Dadai.2 said 3046 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
the heavy...
Vic... this is coll, I like (as I do all yours). This has a bit of a heavier flavor than most of yours... a shade darker. I like your voice a lot here. In brazil... in that black hole... a little dark, yes, heheh. Sort of Jim Morrison meets Vic in the middle of the night, somewhere.

Jack
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Vic Holman said 3045 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
just mixing it up some.

with a little mojo rising and basking in the full moon. I'm not sure how the voice changed, must of hit puberty for the second time.:-)
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lavalamp said 3046 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
late 70's Bowie
I see that. Gulp! I started listening to this when you posted it and then I had some internet problems and for got to come back. Glad I remembered.

GREAT vocals Vic. Some of your best I have heard. Free flowing on this tune. Outstanding guitar work as usual.

Vic, excellently written tune. Loved it.

Dave
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Vic Holman said 3045 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hey Dave
on you last song i commented that I hadn't been motivated and should get off my but and record something. well this is it. a big bowie rub off, but still within my grasp. my regular voice wouldn't work so out came alter ego... vic low
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Dj French Toast said 3046 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Hmmmm
Kinda Beatles meets Ozzy and has a Baby Named Bowie :) THis sounds great Vic nice mix only Crit is that is seems mixed a little loud ..but hell its rock ! Crank it ! Really cool song man !
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Vic Holman said 3045 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Thanks Benny
beatle, ozzy and baby bowie, it's weird to think that they were all friends.

for some reason they built logic 8 to be inherently more louder. you'ld be surprised how much I pull back on volumes, compression gain and recording levels. but yeah it's rock, play it loud!
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lengold said 3045 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Different direction
for you here Vic and it worked perfectly. Wonderful all round but I thought your vocals were particularly strong and effective. Loved it.
Cheers
Len


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Vic Holman said 3044 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Len
a little different. vocal wise I thought i would try it differently as well. it seem to fit this song better.
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chronologic said 3045 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
cool

Ice hot. Just what I like to hear, a perfect envelope around white noise, curving it like the petal of a flower in the sunlight of empty space. In other words, that lead behind the chorus is cool, I am always drawn to that kind if ripping edge of noise sound, and I love the way you shaped it. I didn't read all the comments, so I don't know if this has been said, but if you take 1 shot of "taxman" and 1 shot of "the soft parade" (two great songs) over ice, fill up the glass with Vic Holman on vacation, cover and shake 5 times, you get this intoxicating and refreshing result. Great work.
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Vic Holman said 3044 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
shaken and stirred
i always like to add behind the scene elements to spice it up. sometimes you might not catch some of it the first time around. that's the type of thing that intrigues me as well.

thanks for the listen, i appreciate it.
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davisamerica said 3044 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
vic ...
just keep knocking me out ... wow ... wow and downloaded
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Vic Holman said 3044 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Thanks Jack
it was a good weekend when I recorded this. I had gotten pretty lazy about recording and even thinking of any songs this past month. i guess the break was a good thing.
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egobandit said 3043 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Vic
THe waw waw in this rules, you master you! some crazy dancing between the bass and guitar. Brazil Brazil somethin about Brazil! Black hole maybe? Some of your finest singing on this one!!!!!!!
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Vic Holman said 3042 days ago (February 23rd, 2009)
Hey Tim
Just the word Brazil sounded good. I think I barely breathed while doing the bass track, It's quite a stretch on the fret board. vocally just a bit different but it seems to fit well
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rsorensen said 3041 days ago (February 24th, 2009)
great chorus
and I especially like your vocals in this. i hear bowie but i hear the cars in this too. still, very much a vic holman tune and I love it.
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Vic Holman said 3040 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Thanks Ridd
I'm just one old melting pot of influences
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Ibstrat said 3041 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
You
have an incredible ear for putting sounds together.The guitar layering is amazing.How many guitar tracks? Vocals are superb.
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Vic Holman said 3040 days ago (February 25th, 2009)
Hi Mark
there's six guitar tracks. one for the wah. one for the filtered guitar that plays the riff. two are for the distorted guitars, each panned hard. the last two are for harmonized lines and some small misc. stuff. If I remember right, there may be up to five playing at the same time. But only briefly
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Macaudion said 3040 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
Once in a blue moon...
I must be hanging out on the darkest side of all moons and everything round in the sky or just not gettting enough sleep or something because people irritate me way more then they should be allowed to these days. LOL! Or you could just be a man of patience and grace, Vic... Likely the case.

Dign the Bowie factor here in fact, this may be one of my fav tunes of yours. I like the wild and less then sane flavor to this. Rocking me first thing in the morning, this is making for a good side to my cup of java this morning. Got me going! Thanks Vic! Another fine submission, Sir. Macca
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Vic Holman said 3039 days ago (February 26th, 2009)
Thanks Macca
most of the time i try to ignore irritating factors. But, if I don't have my coffee in the morning after little sleep.... watch out.
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Monkaton said 3012 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
Brazil
I liked your voice on this one. I can hear the Bowie in there. Good guitars and production.

One suggestion for the chorus. Don't say "in Brazil" after the second and third lines, but make it the last line of the chorus. I think would lessen the repetitive nature of the melody and be a great place to send off to a lead or musical climax.



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Vic Holman said 3009 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Thanks Tim
another good idea! Thanks Tim
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Trillian said 3004 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
I tried that...
getting away from myself for awhile - harder than you think it would be - accepting the way things actually are, and changing your perspective to be more in harmony with finding the door in the brick wall instead of beating your head against it takes time. Ha! Ha! : ) Life is good - not perfect - but good. Sorry I got behind on Vic tunes, but my sabbatical was a good thing - everything in moderation from here on out. Hope that won't make my comments dull as dishwater.... : )
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