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Feed Me (particular remix)


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particledots

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From Bud:
When I started recording this song it developed into a Portishead kind of thing and I'm certain I was influenced by listening to Char's recent work. Her voice has that same emotional timeless quality that I hear in Beth Gibbons. I sent Char the music and she was kind enough to lend her poetry and vocal talents.

A word on the production. Due to a microphone issue Char had to record using the pinhole mic on her computer. I encouraged her to do so - because I thought I could make that sound quality work. You tell me if I succeeded. I cleaned up the white noise with noise reduction in Audacity and did my best to create an atmospheric effect without losing the words.

From Particle:
I lost the words, the drums, the guitars and the bass then I found them again along with a few other things....hope I haven't ruined it!

What I did (in no particular order)

Deconstructed the orignal track that Bud sent to me by isolating all the various elements.
Added 3 extra drum tracks with heavy effects to Buds original drum track and then merged them all back into one.
Cut and spliced Chars vocal tracks and then triple tracked them with various effect sends, keeping the dry vocal sitting on top. I then recombined the triple tracked vocal tracks back into one.
I beefed up Bud's original guitar and bass tracks by using amp modeling technology (built in Logic amp modeling, NI guitar rig and Amplitube 2). I added compression to the bass track to emphasise it even more.
I added a syn bass track which I mixed so that it morphs out of Bud's real bass playing. I also added some little sequenced bleeps to help propel things along. The morse code beeps at the end are from Omnisphere.
I pitched the whole thing down (tone and tempo) so that the original 74bpm track now runs at 62.5 bpm (or 125bpm depending on your perspective)

Guitars, Bass, Drum Track - Bud
Synths, Effects and timewarping - Particle
Vocals - Char
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Uploaded: Jun 01, 2009 - 07:53:06 PM
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2009 - 07:27:58 PM Last Played: Jul 16, 2017 - 04:25:42 PM
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Hardware:
ASUS Hackintosh with 8gb RAM, Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, Mackie 1402-VLZ3, M-Audio Firewire Solo
Software:
Logic Audio, Omnisphere, PSP 84, NI Battery, EFM1 Synth, ImpOSCar, ES1 Synth, GMedia M-Tron, Space Designer Reverb, Delay Designer, Tape Delay, Ohmboyz delay, Celemony Melodyne, NI Guitar Rig, Sony Soundforge and maybe one or two more things...can't remember now
Comments
LunaTrick said 2977 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Nice Bryn...
Char is a bit Beth Gibbons like... thought you might run with that at some point. I like this mix a lot!
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Cheers
Thanks for stopping by
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Alannah said 2977 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Oh yeah ......
.... I've been waiting for this !!!!! I like the "deepened Char" ..... almost sounds like "Alannah-isms" in parts ... - Great Stuff Particle ....
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
The deepend Char
definately has some Alannah overtones, but there is only one Char and there is only one Alannah
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gail60 said 2977 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
super job
This sounds amazing. So much creation to take in which makes it a Very cool song.
Everyone did a wonderful job here. Kudos!
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Thank you Gail
Glad you liked
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bud said 2977 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Love what you've done here Bryn
Remind me to send everything to you before I release it. Brilliant bits of manipulation and you created an even more goth atmosphere - deep and rich. Love the little pulsing bits and what you did with the bass. And Chars vocal - very cool edit and pitch work - though it would be hard to mess up her pipes. Thanks for the honor of being remixed.
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Thanks Bud
Its a small repayment for the great work you have done on the open collaboration tracks I put up. I actually had a lot more ideas for this and think I could have taken it much further...but I really like how it turned out too
Glad you like the mutation I did to your original
b

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ShadowofNine said 2977 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Excellent
You are a wizard Bryn, you really are...This is sooo good, bravo to all involved
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Howdy Dave
Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it...
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Char said 2976 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Bryn,
are you sure that that's me? I sound like a taller, cigarette smoking, more European version of myself. I miss having my lines in order. I have a license to practice poetry, after all. I play a lyricist on MacJams. I am delighted that you chose to put back a couple lines that didn't make the previous cut. Win some, lose some. I am amazed at the result and yes, the deeper sound is reminiscent of Alannah, not to say that she is taller, smokes cigarettes and is European,.. two out of three, eh? I remember Goth girls in the High School where I taught. Somehow they managed to darken their Catholic School uniform into Late Night Trance wear by their accessories (dog collars, leather wrist bands, combat boots) and their expressions of utter disregard. So, here's to morphing one thing into something completely different. I will pay close attention to the man behind the curtain. You are a recycler of grand proportion.
Nice that you wanted to go all that trouble. Thanks for a magic mystery tour. :)
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Char
That is definately you, I promise
Thank you (and Bud) for letting me warp and morph your original into this particular mix
I am happy you liked it
b

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drakonis said 2976 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Bryn it on...
The scene opens... a dark alley with steep walls, fades to brilliant white at the end, and barely protruding from a side doorway, a single slender leg and a wisp of smoke, blown carefully, uncaringly, into the light. Char? Is that you?

Bryn, nice portentous ethereal soundscape, lingering in the air like the smoke in the alley. Bud/Char, excellent building blocks for Bryn's laboratory.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Bryn's Laboratory
is slowly being reactivated after a very long hiatus - just gotta decide what to do with any new stuff that comes out of it from now on

You are totally right about the building blocks here - great job Bud/Char
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davisamerica said 2976 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
bryn the wizard master
and a coven of dancing wonders. first off everyone on what each one did ...kudos. Such an excellent example of a song fullfilled. Hats off you guys. Char ... you sound like a temptress indeed !
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Thank you Jack
I am pleased you liked my take on this

:-)
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Go_Turtle_Go said 2976 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
impressive
a lot of little things going on, beautiful little things that still make it a whole. that in it self is imo impressive, but it has more to it. good chord progression that give it an spooky and meandering feeling. love all the elements, but the voice makes it almost perfect. good to see you back. love, marc
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Marc!
Good to see you here. Thanks for the thoughtful comments - truly much appreciated. I am going to have to get something of yours into the particle blender one of these days....

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luv Marlon
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caroline said 2975 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
oooh....
s'spooky... chills!! moody!!! halloween!!! scary!!! thank you :) x
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Boo!
Thank you!!!

:-)
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razoondragoonus said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
the musineer in all of us
great undertone sounds. As well as the use of modification to the vocals to clean un wanted noise. I do warn that often in doing what we do we lose the art of what we do and enter the realm of just getting what we want. You did an outstanding job great sound and production is first rate. (truly love the layers in sound.) But how far did you push the envelope of musician verses a common sound engineer. Please don’t at all be offended by this comment. I too struggle every day with that very question in my works, and don’t always feel the musician wins out. I put this song on favorites and snagged a download of it. I enjoyed it very much, and like I have said you did a outstanding job
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particledots said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Hallo
you know, i find your comments to be very interesting. i have never considered myself as a sound engineer but i have described myself as a sound designer in the past...however i do think that i use the tools of a sound engineer as a musical instrument...but i do see your point that in doing so, the musician may not always win out...but for me, the contribution of the musician is integral to what 'i' do and in order for me to truly able to what i do, i have to be able to rise above the needs/intentions of musical performance...that is why this remix opportunity worked so well.

i have been extremely lucky to work with cat as part of sonicmagpie for the last couple of years....now when we get together, some boundaries really get pushed...because the sound engineer and musician hand books get thrown out of the window completely

:-)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
YO
this was crazy good. the quality and mix was superb, top notch on the production side. love that deep bass and the sound of the guitars. the synths were dope 2 loved the ambience behind the guitar. My kind of track, in fact, one of my favs on this site that ive encountered. those synth stabs that run on the one note sounds wicked.
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Thanks Prototype
Glad you enjoyed the tune - all credit to Bud and Char - I only twiddled knobs
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Mystified said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
You didn't ruin it....
I like what you did in departure from the original.
Very Creative Deconstruction/Reconstruction
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Thank you Cat
Your comments mean a lot to me

b
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Reinholt56 said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Hi Bryn.....
I'm late again to the party. This is brilliant and all the time you have spent working with the various takes, etc. has stood you well.

I enjoyed the feel of the piece trememdously, and the voice, etc. all sounded perfect, which is what you intended anyway. So in my opinion it is 'complete'.

The varied instruments, both soft-/hard- have come together without any 'joins'.

Take care.

Paul
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Howdy Paul
Thanks for stopping by. As always I appreciate your listens and comments and I am glad you enjoyed this tune
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michael2 said 2974 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
soo nice
love this, what mood. pinhole sounds great. really great Bryn, been awhile since I heard your music and it's making me happy. now, lets talk about that hackintosh: you are a maniac.
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particledots said 2973 days ago (June 4th, 2009)
Cheers Michael
Don't forget, its not my music - its Bud and Char's - I just twiddled knobs and changed a few settings here and there

Drop me a line about the hackintosh - I will be happy to explain whatever I can about it

b
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kassia said 2972 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
whoa
can't go wrong with the three of you. this is spookily delicious. the best of all your crazy musical brains. very cool stuff.
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awigze said 2972 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
bud char bud particledots
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yamenyamani said 2972 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
yap
i like the mood man go 4 it
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lengold said 2970 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Brilliant Bryn
Two wonderful versions in my collection now. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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Diviner said 2969 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Love this sonic excursion
You are the master of the pitch down, you manage to pull it off so well. Enjoyed this track alot Bryn, its brilliant. Sorry it took so long to write something.

BTW How is the omnisphere? Is it worth the money?
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particledots said 2969 days ago (June 9th, 2009)
Cheers Keith
Omnisphere is pretty cool and a great all rounder, but personally I don't think its something 'you' need. It kind of reminds me of the old days when Korg wavestations or M1s or EMU sound modules were seen to be the creme de la creme of 'quality sounds'
Dont get me wrong...if you can afford it I would highly recommend omnisphere, but your stuff is certainly brilliant enough to stand up without that kind of investment.
Is there a music shop near you where you could go in and play around with it for a while?
b
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NickFury said 2964 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Wild!
This is wierd cool stuff, complex, layered, I can tell there was lots of time put into this, wish I had the Patience to develop some of my stuff more. I have some projects in files taht are spacey and Sci-Fi like this. But I dont dare submit them after hearing this, I've got work to do!!
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ramonaji said 2894 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
very cool!!!
I came here ISO Char... this is a very impressive piece!
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Daugrin said 2881 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Late Again
B if there is track you can process...way on the creative side.
The choices made here and the level of insight into this "genre" impress the hell outta me.

Daug
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Vaisvil said 2815 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Certainly wizardry
to pick apart a track and isolate parts so well and put them back together again!
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crissew said 2815 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Very cool song
Like the downtempo feel of it. Dark music is something I have a penchant for. Great tune!
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tokai said 2811 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
outstanding
Man, i never realized you made a remix, so glad i found this. Wow, the vocal sounds completely different, really like what you did. The whole mix is memorizing. What a great job, very impressed and downloaded, thanks.
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alackbass said 2595 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
Feed Me (particular remix)
A cool piece of music and an even cooler story on how a collaboration comes together.
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crissew said 2462 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
You are the musical
mad scientist of MJ. Very cool man!
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Outtaorbit said 2100 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
I......
Like Char is breathy and the whole thing works.... nicely done
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