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 Genre: Alternative Rock

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This piece started with a rhythm track created by Bud with intentionally distorted, over-driven drums and a rolling bass line. Particle added keys, acoustic guitar and synths - beginning to craft a song. He then posted "mess mix" to the apod dropbox. From there Michael2 laid down a series of vocals and harmonies that he dropped in the box. All very rough at this point. This is where Particle stepped up his game and began to bring all the pieces together into the tune you hear here. About five mixes bounced back and forth for comments. Project started 10/23 - completed 10/31.

Particle - keys, (fake) acoustic guitar, casio charm, synths, intro, blender
Michael2 - vocals, lyrics
Bud - drums (DOD loops), electric bass
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Lyrics
Are You Happy Now - Lyrics By Michael2

ive walked a thousand miles
with my head hung low
i cant look at you since
i let you down

its written on your face
when you look at me
i let you down
i let you down

the spaces come between
theyre so deep and wide
youre a world away
youre worlds a way

theres nothing left to say
but i stil try
do you think of me
do you miss me at all

are you happy now
are you happy now
would you let me know
if you change your mind
are you happy now
are you happy now
you dont see me
you dont see me

are you happy now
are you happy now
would you let me know
if you change your mind
are you happy now
are you happy now
you dont see me
you dont see me

are you happy now
are you happy now
would you let me know
if you change your mind


now youre gone

im so confused

you were there

you walked away
Song Stats
Hits: 3537
Comments: 28
Fans: 17
Plays: 132
Downloads: 97

Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009 - 04:34:49 PM
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2009 - 09:40:04 AM Last Played: Jul 29, 2015 - 05:11:36 AM
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Hardware:
Bud - MacBook, Peavey Millenium Bass, Line6 GearBox interface
particle - intel imac
Software:
Bud - GB08,Line6 GearBox Amp Modelers
particle - tiger OS, logic 8, realguitar2, PSP84, space designer reverb, various single band EQ filters in logic, platinumverb, logic tape echo, logic compressor, logic adaptive limiter, linn plug da organ
Comments
Feter said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
are you happy now
O my ...what a super group we have here ... heavy
weight ...the bass drums and guitar setting so
well with the keys and all just giving a sphere
groove to the vocals ...incredible ..I love it !!
thnx lot for sharin !!!!
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bud said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
So much credit goes to the blender
how he does it I'll never know. And Michael's ability to find a killer melody and perfect words against a repetitive groove is awesome. It's great working with these guys.
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crissew said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Very kick arse
Killer trak you 3. Loved it. Pro sound and great song. Well done!
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
radio ready
(yeah right)

thanks for the arsey, kicky comment - glad you enjoed the tune
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Relic67 said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Cool
parts of it sound like Bowie doing a reggae album.
but that sounds bad, and this is good!!
this is a great sounding collab. not surprising given the history of stellar output of the participants - although I admit I don't think I've heard "Particle" - I'll have to look for your stuff....
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
thanks relic
glad you enjoyed the tune - there may well be a dub version of this, but i hope we dont end up sounding like bowie doing reggae because i agree...its an horrific thought

i dont think many people at all have heard particle - you aren't alone

;-)
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davisamerica said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
u guys
just kick it...please keep them coming
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
cheers jack
will do


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drakonis said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
I seldom use this word...
but what comes to mind is "trippy"... the music and singing have this really intoxicating feel, but its all very carefully crafted to sound a little blurry and out of focus, with a slight side-to-side weave. Weirdly cool!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
trippy and blury and out of focus
is a great way of describing this tune i think

the blurriness could be the result of the ear bleeding problems i was having during the mixes as i was trying to tame the frequencies....

;-)
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egobandit said 2766 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Are you guys
Kidding me I lost my mind within the first three seconds, Thats it I give up its been reached thanks a download and an enjoyment for a long time!
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
thanks egobandit
it took you THREE seconds????

thank you for the listen and comment


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scofugate said 2766 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
happy i am!
This has a great production. Nice use of effects as well. Very good tune!
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
thank you scofugate
glad you enjoyed


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dave_b said 2765 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
are you happy now
Opium rock. Vox convey the dark mood of the song perfectly. Cool bass line and solid drums. The "fake" acoustic guitar sounds real to me, and the synth parts add nice flavors. Good job by all.
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bud said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
I fell for the fake acoustic too
even complimented particle on his playing. Opium rock is an interesting genre - I guess it's a bit more sophisticated than smack rock. Cheers!
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PaulaMunk said 2765 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Dark
and demanding focus. Great collab. Thanks.
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
thanks paulamunk
we will try and find the flashlight for the next tune

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Ren-Tin-10 said 2765 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Sweet!
I really like this one! Fav'd.

Cheers,
Jim
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particledots said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
cheers
cheers!!!!!
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Boats said 2764 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Yes, I am happy
I'm happy, my favorite virtual band has released another tune.
All the usual goodness, this one seems to possess more "Budness" than the previous offerings from apod. Can't wait to hear what is gonna happen, the producer appears to have a strong ideas...

Daug

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bud said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
The producer wields a mean blender
creates some terrific cocktails - even when faced with more "Budness". Thanks for being a virtual fan.
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BossHook said 2764 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Very cool
shoe gazer and Depeche quality to this. Harmonies are very cool.
mudmen said 2764 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
great sounds
very cool sad and dark nice voices
magnatone said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Are You Happy Now?
man - you guys are incredible together! i'm LOVING APOD!
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bud said 2763 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
Can I quote you on that?
Thanks Karen.
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ShadowofNine said 2762 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
theres nothing left to say
the piece says it all...supreme track...luv it...
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Monkaton said 2519 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Good Stuff
Nicely done. I think the singing makes this track. I like the backing, but the singing does it for me. Good one!
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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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