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I sent this to Gaylen and he wrote the words and sang.
This guy has an off the wall vocal range
http://www.macjams.com/artist/Gaylen75
Had a load of trouble in the mix, would like to know your feelings.
Thanks to Reg E for his time again helping me with some ideas.
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Lyrics
Im pleased just to meet you
And to teach you
but not to preach to you
And believe you
You liar
Its not beneath you
No I wont kneel to you
No I wont bow to you
No I wont pray to you
No I wont die for you
I killed a man today
I closed my eyes and ran away
A self fulfilling prophecy
I knew that man was always me
So sick inside and filled with lies
That I could make this compromise
Now with my mind no longer tied
To the growing fear I feel inside
I leave the place I call home
I set out on my own
There’s no one to hold my hand again
No one will lead me there
I know where I’m going all my life
No one will lead me there
Im staring at my absolution
No one can make you laugh
No one can make you cry
I’ll never be controlled again
Down here is a better world
Bellow those vacant skies
Did somebody call for the rain?
Even the rains are driven away to the ground
It’s better right here in the ground
Nobody here can bring me down
You cant keep me down
There’s no body here that can bring me down…
I’ll get to the end you see
You know the end will come for me
Till then I’ll make my way
And you’re not part of the fantasy
Just one more chance down on your knees
maybe you should pray to me
I’m already gone as you can see
You never got the best of me
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Hits: 3444
Comments: 62
Fans: 31
Plays: 241
Downloads: 130

Uploaded: Oct 29, 2009 - 03:26:29 PM
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2009 - 03:29:25 PM Last Played: Dec 13, 2017 - 07:51:09 PM
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Comments
Gaylen75 said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Wow
This is an epic. I t was a pleasure to work on too. Great mix and happy to see the guitars back.
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Gaylen
What a guy... really you have pulled out all the stops to bring this home. I am sorry that i could not get it to sparkle in the mix. I will keep on trying. Big thanks for all your help, we got to do another tune!
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Boats said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Serious Tunage
I can't figure it all out, but there is enough drama here to set the bar up. I hear Gaylen's voice as an instrument anyway, and it really shines on this piece.
The song form supports the vocals, again the lyrics are too cryptic for my brain, but I dig the tune. Great job fellas! Please get back on the ball and bring us a followup!

Daug
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
The Daug
Hey mate, i love the lyrics, they remind me of Operation Mindcrime by Queensryche a conceptual metal opera and an album i loved. Would love to make another or whole album with his amazing talent. Can you persuade him?

Thanks.
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ramonaji said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
well...
I love this! works for me, YES!!!! What a great song!!!! Love how this turned out!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Ramona
Hey, how are you? Thanks for your support, again.
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Spiderland said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
off the hook
this is sick, I love the creepy intro and the guitar work is great. The vocals are excellent and remind a little bit of Jeffrey Nothing of Mushroomhead. Im a fan.
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Spider
Mushroomhead, yeah, maybe. Cheers for stopping by, your tune is cool too.
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Feter said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
farriage
You are right ...Gaylen sure a great vocalist
and you are a cool musician yourself nice ..
alt metal work ..for some reason its more into
prog rock ..wonderful song writing by the way ..
I love such collabs ..something new and unique
always is the outcome ...kudos to both of you !
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Mr Feter.
Prog, metal i do not understand genres, to be honest i would rather not even have such if i could. I like the term Art Rock but i do not know what it means, judging by others interpretation of metal here, this is not metal, i just fill out the forms like a good boy.
Feter, you are such a kind bloke long may you reign.

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crissew said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Daug and Gaylen OFF THE HOOK!
Just bad ass song. Great vocals and incredible backing track. I think the mix is perfect. Modern rock sound. Very impressive tune here. One of the best I have heard in a while. You 2 should collab more often. I think this is Gaylen's best. This has an Alice in Chains vibe to it sorta. Loved it!
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Boats said 2968 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Opps Charles
Not me, I just sent ya here. This is Tokai/Gaylen.

Daug
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
OH my back!!
you are right Crissew, Facemelting vocals, would love to do another track with Gaylen, you have to hear that vocal by itself it is so powerful and i was blown away by it. AIC, yes he has that presence and i loved their style of music. Thanks for your feedback.
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ktb said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
One of my favorite
Tokai pics :-) And the song rocks. Dare say its like something you'd hear the radio (gasp) jockeys playing. A cult of commercial shine here, Steve. Always a huge stat in my playbook. Gaylen sounds terrific. Edgy and moody. Love it.


off to check out Gaylen's page. What a talent.

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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Sir John
Everybody must visit Gaylens home page the talent is evident in every tune, top man.

http://www.macjams.com/artist/Gaylen75

Hey and it got one of my favorite images too.
Cheers John.
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magnatone said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
farriage
holy crap! Gaylen's voice can do ANYTHING! what a terrific mix of energies with you two - i hope to hear a LOT more from this collab team! these lyrics are compelling, driving - GREAT project - congrats to both!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Karen
I hope so too. Many thanks, you are very kind.
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scofugate said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Great Job!
This does not even sound like a collab it is so "as 1" Great job guys!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Cheers man
nice thing to say.
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Z293 said 2969 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Very Nice
Gaylen really enhances your style here and the mix ain't to shabby either. Really nice job from both of you.
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Zed
mate, the mix is crap, you are being too kind.
An endorsement from you is always a real pleasure, would have been nice with a bit of your wild guitar on it should you fancy?
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Char said 2968 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Wow!
Excellent marriage of music and voice. Thanks. :)
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Char
Cheers Char and thank you so much for going over the back catalog and spreading the love.
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ConnieO said 2968 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Farriage/Gaylen75
Really like your collab. Pleased to meet ya!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
U2
Connie, cheers.
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Outtaorbit said 2968 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
You Liar
I won't kneel to you........nicely done
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
im staring at my absolution
Yeah it is full of classic lines to me.
Cheers.
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Reggie_Pole said 2968 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Burning the candle at both ends
I think both of you guys are doing that to keep up this level of productivity. Well, it's worth it in this case. Sounds like a hit. Lots going on here. Very thick production. Chorus of the year, gents. Again, I envy the tokai-ish compositional flair. The powerful voice matched by the powerful guitars, the occasional space and the guitar interludes, lyrics, that thumping bass drum ... yeah ... it all sits just right. Encore!
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tokai said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Reg E
Lots of late nights, i am still disappointed that i could not get the whole thing to sound better, but i tried everything i knew even a limiter which i have never used before, i really got to get some lessons from you. Envy...are you sure mate? The mark to measure any tune against are all yours or Zeds, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Thanks Duane, you are always very helpful and the fact that i can call on you to offer advice is priceless to me.

Hail the Reg.
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lavalamp said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Home on the vocal range
He does indeed have a nice range.

Dig this tune. Very well done. And original as hell

Bravo

Dave
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tokai said 2967 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Cheers Dave
he does.
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tonestones said 2968 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Very cool tune
Love the feel of this. Great job with the vocals, Gaylen and the lyrics are great too.
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tokai said 2967 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Steve
thanks mate.
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bud said 2967 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Great song Steve -
really impressive production - great bass tone and impressive guitars throughout. Vocals are incredible. I understand why you're concerned about the mix - but I can't put my finger on what it is. I think the continuous bass frequencies (kind of a rumble as I hear it at times) are squashing the sound. Pretty technical - huh? I'm not the one to be giving advice.
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tokai said 2967 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Bud
Ta man. Mixmares, some day i will sort it i hope.
Cheers Bud, our tune should be happening soon.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 2967 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Nice collab
Theres some nice moments in this like around the 2 minute mark. I think maybe the guitars and vocals or perhaps the track over all could use some brightening in the EQ.
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tokai said 2967 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
aj
What it needs is some one who knows what they are doing.
Thanks for checking it out.
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guitapick said 2967 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Massive Sound...
...so powerful...great changes...
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tokai said 2966 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Guitarman
cheers.
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buckhorn said 2966 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
I guess
You found a vocalist to do justice to your music. The cat can blow. Very current , modern and pro sound. Excellent collab.
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tokai said 2966 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
yep
the cat can swing too, ta!
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Elevator_Funk said 2966 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Cool
slick production, lots of layers, must be a tough one to mix. the production was slick all the way thru and any tips would be personal preference over something actually needing to be changed. that said, I would have liked to hear more presence in the vocals. but the song rocks anyways, good stuff.
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tokai said 2966 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
EF
There was a lot more i could do, but i became baffled by science and technology. I am still on the mix now, its a complex affair and i suppose with experience we get better. Many thanks for your words.
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egobandit said 2964 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Tops
Love the layering in the vocals. The part where the lyrics say no one can make you laugh no one can make you cry gave a zeppelin feel for some reason. great great song!
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tokai said 2960 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Ego
Thanks mate, a zep ref is ok btw.
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lengold said 2961 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Steve, this is absolutely
kin brilliant. You two fit like a jigsaw.
I have no idea why you are saying the mix is crap. Sounds wonderful to me - drums are perfect, guitars sound great, panning works, vocal just about perfect (could maybe be a tad louder in just a couple of places where the music gets a bit louder - but only a couple of places).
Very, very impressive, reminds me a bit of Peter Gabriel, not the vocal sound but the strength of feeling from you both and the great mix.
Definite download. Thanks. More from you two please.
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 2960 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Len
Diamond geezer.
Thanks for the kind words.
Just had another interesting email about the mix, that makes 5....
It seems, there are some good suggestions coming for possible fixes.
Peter Gabriel, wow he writes some incredible stuff, you must have been listening after a few too many, sorry.
More is possible.
Many thanks Len.

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Boundless said 2960 days ago (November 6th, 2009)
Rock on
Solid arrangement, playing and vocals.

Good work, guys - merci !
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tokai said 2960 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Boundless
Merci tres beacoup a vous aussi.
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maxruehl said 2959 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
This
is the stuff. Gaylen is a real talent and you guys go great together.:)
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tokai said 2955 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Shaolin Max
thanks and you are right.
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ste said 2957 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
I
really like the mix, well balanced. performances are also tip-top. Nice job
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tokai said 2955 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
ste
hot potatoes anyone. Cheers mate.
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johnnyblues said 2955 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Farriage?
NICE - great vocals, good arrangement. awesome graphic!
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tokai said 2955 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Hi Jb
nice of you to comment.
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chronologic said 2953 days ago (November 13th, 2009)
Queensryche
Yeah.. I wouldn't have thought of that but really a great comparison. I haven't listened to QR for a few years and I need to do it again!

Gaylen Sharp... I love this guy. Vocals are AWESOME. There is another reference on this song I can't quite pull out of the recesses of my mind .. maybe Faith No More. Reminds me of something from Angel Dust.

Tokai: Man this song is great. Awesome work with it. Watch the candles though. I wish I had more time but things are only getting crazier.

You guys are the best.
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Gaylen75 said 2952 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Faith no more
Indeed. My favorite singer and one of my favorite albums of all time. Thanks for that.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2937 days ago (November 30th, 2009)
Wow, this is a fully realized
And rich arrangement--great vocals, terrific soundscape!!! Mix sounds great to me albeit on my bad computer speakers.
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maxjsl37 said 2872 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Howdy stranger!
Wow, the darker side of Tokia a little there? I like the reggae backdrop. Great vocalist perfect fit for the song. Very surreal, almost eery but it fits you well. Just another reason everyone here at macjams needs to take you seriously! Great job!
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apb said 2746 days ago (June 9th, 2010)
I focus on the mix
(as the music is great! Lots a excellent, really catchy, intricate gems in this) .. anyways, I think you need to give make a bit more of the powerful vocals in this, bring them up front a bit more and let the music take a back seat for a bit.. the chorus is a bit muddy with under the wash of guitars.. perhaps some different stereo field placement might help seperate out one from t'other? (the tuneage will have it's turn in due course).. there's some great hooks (made me think a bit of Alice in chains in spots). I would also use that hook/chorus line as the title "noone can make you".
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Carrie71 said 2683 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
Love this song
This is great. I must say I enjoy all the music Gaylen has been a part of creating. However...some I listen too all the time and other I some times skip. This is not one of those songs. I love it.
hackneybloke said 2522 days ago (January 19th, 2011)
farriage
wow steve. well you already know what i think of the angry fabric photo. this is a fantastic track; really interesting chord progression, wonderful soundbed and beat....and gaylen's perfect vocals on top. love the vinyl intro. the guitars at 4.00 and the instrumental bit after is really cool. why so short...i could have tripped out to this for hours.
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