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Dark Angel


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DWL

 Genre: Electropop

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This is a song I wrote with my long time writing partner Richard Marris. It's part of a larger project that may see the light of day at some point.

Richard wrote the lyrics and played guitars, I wrote the melody, sang and arranged.

Strat through Boss GT8, Ibanez bass

GB drum loops and other stuff.

It's a cheerful ditty about a drug addicted prostitute. Enjoy.

Dark Angel

When the latex band raises a delicate vein
When he feels her heart as she presses in tight
When the icy rush takes all of her pain
They're both in love with something tonight

Dark Angel –

He'll never know where it takes her
She'll never know where she takes him


Dark Angel

It's her smile that slices right through
It touches her black smudged eyes
Something he can hold on to
In a place with no goodbyes
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Hits: 3659
Comments: 64
Fans: 34
Plays: 351
Downloads: 80

Uploaded: May 23, 2010 - 03:09:56 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 03:40:31 PM Last Played: Dec 05, 2017 - 03:00:35 PM
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fasteddie said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Solid
Great song! I love everything from the bass line on the verses to the heavy guitars backing "Dark Angel." Excellent production. Outstanding job all the way around.
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DWL said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Blimey that was fast
Thanks, this was the prostitute song I mentioned in your 12 dollar hooker offering a while back. It finally saw the light of day and I'm pleased you enjoyed it :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Moviz said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Always love the
rawness of your subject matter Dick.... the darkness in the performance of this is almost 'dreamlike'.... great performances all round, but the instrumentation and mixing/arrangement really is tops..... love that' icky picky' foreground guitar sound that forms the rhythm. As always; excellent, cheers M
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DWL said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Maurice
It's actually Richard who came up with the idea but I went along with it!

The next one from us will be about a particularly nasty murder in London a few years ago........ I jest you not :-O !

Cheers

Dick


Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
sloparts said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Gritty
As always, Dick, your production is exceptional. Very cool instrumentation the compliments the dark theme in the lyrics. Richard plays well with others, especially on that Strat, and your vocals effected and not sound perfect for this "Dark Angel"

Bravo to you both. It makes me wonder when we'll get to hear the rest of the project.

Ed
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DWL said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Gritty?
Yes, that was the idea so thanks for picking on that Ed.

Richard and I have a series of very dark songs that are getting completed bit by bit. Our virtual band is called The Phobias.

Thanks for stopping by Ed. I really appreciate the listen and comments

Cheers

Dic k




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cchaplin said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
I Enjoyed greatly !
Love everything about this. the vocal effects are just perfect. the bass is to die for. The song wraps you into a kind of wonderful hypnotic haze...
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DWL said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Hi Chris,
Nice to see you back and thanks for the comments. All the guitar stuff is Richard. A lot of this came from a bass line he had and we developed it from there.

Hope to see you soon. Towards the end of June I reckon as I'm in France for 3 weeks.

Cheers

Dick

Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
Demeter7 said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Oh, well....
not at all cheerful( I know you were being facetious.) but I was awed by the lyrics and the sound. It is an important song and passionately done. Thanks.
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
No, not cheerful !
Thanks for your comments. Richard has a habit of turning out quirky and dark lyrics.

Cheers

Dick
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Skean said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Dick
You're my man, I dig this a lot, I love the FX effect on your vox, hey I love everything in it so thanks for the download…Cheers
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Thank you sir!
I really appreciate the listen and comments and I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
she's got a horse to ride
this is on heck of a great track Dick.

dramatic in style and scope. the arrangement and mix are tops!
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
And a monkey on her back
thanks Vic. It was a lot of work but worth it in the end

Cheers

Dick
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dave_b said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Dark Angel
Like the muddy bass and wall of sound guitars. This is really a first rate mix. I think this line "They're both in love with something tonight" is great.
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Thanks Dave
I wasn't sure I wanted the bass muddy but it seemed to work so left it like that.

My favourite line too :-)

Cheers

Dick
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MarkHolbrook said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Cool guitar and vocal
effects man! Nicely done!
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Effects are the only way
I can get my voice to sound half decent!

Thanks Mark!!

Cheers

Dick
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Monkaton said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Good Song
Good song, performance and production. Did I leave anything out?

Well executed.
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Don't think so!
Much appreciated¬

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Man Oh Man
This was superb Dick! This is the kind of song that sticks in your mind and to me, that is a strong indicator of a well written song. You guys performed this to perfection and I really liked how you sang this, with the delicate sliding and shifting in tone, which gave this just the right touch it needed. Definitely a member of my hard drive now. Big hand to you and Richard...thanks again! Michael
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
A bit of a mish mash of styles really but it all came together in the end.

Not a very pleasant story though....

Thanks for the listen and comments.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
magnatone said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
dark angel
man - this is just sensational!
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
You are too kind Karen!
Thanks!

Cheers

Dick
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davisamerica said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
woa mr. langford...
Great guitar work sir. dick...the mix on this is amazing. very dark and very well down all way round.
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Guitars are down to Richard
and I expect he'll appreciate the compliment

And I appreciate the comment.

Cheers

Dick
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alackbass said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Very Cool
Love the bass, particularly in the "He'll never know where it takes her" parts. The arrangement is cool throughout. Love the guitar parts and how they're arranged. The tremolo effects on the guitars is very cool. Powerful stuff.
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Thank you sir
I liked that bass part as well and I think I was lucky with getting tremolo right for once.

Cheers

Dick
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RAVENS said 2759 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Awesome
Oh I'm lovin' the 80's vibe here. Terrific track & your vocals just kick a$$ man!

RAVEN ;-)
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
It started in the 80s
but I'm not sure where it ended up.

Thank you for your generous comments

Cheers

Dick
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kingbee said 2759 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
dark angel delight
Wow! This is great stuff from both of you.
Loving everything about it..but especially the bass and the guitars.
BTW, I would have put it under alternative rock rather than electropop.
Enjoyed nonetheless.
Cheers
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DWL said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Angel delight
Now that's something I've not heard for a while.. (ant there's probably a good reason for it)

Thanks mate. Alternative rock? maybe.....

See you for a beer soon

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
jiguma said 2758 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
Dick!
Excellent song - performances and production are first rate. Could easily hold a place on many commercial albums these days - there are times where the grittiness is a bit much for my ears, but that's me, not you.
I like this a lot!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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DWL said 2756 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Thanks Neil
Very kind of you (probably too kind but I don't mind :-) )

The grittiness is bit harsh but it seemed to fit the nature of the song.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Dick
Check out my latest song called This Empire's State
woofer3 said 2758 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
cor blimey
what a great track- love the delay on the vocals. excellent all round, the writing, performance, all of it.
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DWL said 2756 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Wotcha John!
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it all!

Cheers

Dick
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lengold said 2758 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
You two
have conjured up a monumental song here. Brilliant lyrics, sung perfectly and superb music and production. Love that choir fading out at the end too, great idea.
Thanks for the download.
Cheers
Len

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DWL said 2756 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
The chant
was supposed to be the only ones who would pray for her..

Pretentious git ain't I?

Thanks Len, much appreciated.

Cheers

Dick
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hackneybloke said 2758 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
dark angel
the bass reminded me of joy div and ruts. really liked the sequence at 2.58
great production. i felt the lyrics of the chorus were a bit clunky...so near perfection only on this one. loved the gregorian chant-esque outro.

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DWL said 2752 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
Thanks Julian
The lyrics were hard work for this. Trying to tell a story (there is a reason behind) in just a few ords is not easy.

Near perfection is better than nowhere near perfection :-)

Cheers

Dick


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segiperkasa said 2758 days ago (May 24th, 2010)
wow .. this is really cool...
innovative approach ...cool usage of echo effect...
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DWL said 2752 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
Thanks
I really appreciate the listen and the comment!

Cheers

Dick
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Feter said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Dark Angel
This is cool ...top notch production ..man
this is great vocal ..just Fabulous !
thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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stevel said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
Dark synthy realms
Nice 80's feel to this...I like the synths and guitar sounds. Cool moody rock song!
Nice one Dick
Cheers
Steve
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stevel said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
and
you sound a bit like Peter Gabriel on this one in places I reckon
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ste said 2757 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
a delicate vein
top lyrics. love the guitars and the choppy drums. well sung, mate. nice job
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Hickling_Stan said 2756 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Cheerful!!
Nothing like a happy song to lift the mood hey Dick?!! great quality recording as ever and some interesting vocal effects. Great bass as well. Good stuff cheers Mark
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Calchas said 2756 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Well Mr. Langford...
I always know that I'm in for a treat when you post something. But this is my fave by you so far. Really top-drawer stuff here! The whole song rocks wonderfully, but that chorus is KILLER!

Be well friend!
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craft said 2754 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
dark song
great job in here... from the bass to the vocals... Very gothic
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bud said 2753 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Great sound for starters
whole package rocks and throbs as it should. Excellent work - cool vocals and huge guitars.
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jibes said 2749 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
Dark Angel
is so cool and is on a higher level of production. It sort of reminds me of some 80's music but it's really timeless. Some great bass licks on the quite part. Great dynamics.
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VicDiesel said 2741 days ago (June 10th, 2010)
Lotsa pop
Not quite so much electro. But enjoyable nevertheless.

Please play this track on some different sound systems. On mine there is way too much mid in the bass guitar. It muddies the mix.
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egobandit said 2736 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
tops
Love everything about this dont know why I didnt stop in earlier the arrangement the lyrics tops!!!
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Doug Somers said 2736 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
Dark and gritty
Pulsing bass and drums push this along through it's sad tale. Well sung and I love those VOX effects and far off chorus. The guitar presence after 3:07 with the quieter background makes for an effective break before the final build.

Nice, nice, nice.

Cheers Dick,
Doug
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segiperkasa said 2728 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
This is really cool...
love the music ... very dimensional and full ... great guitar works ..cool use of the effects ....
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Brian D said 2714 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
cool
very well done. nice light hearted topic, too :)

cheers~
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Symphony101 said 2699 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Dark Angel
A great tune ! I love your vocals too !
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VicDiesel said 2689 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Great song
and well performed as always. Too much midrange in that bass, but I must have mentioned that before. On my monitors it overpowers the vocals. Otherwise I like the massive sound.
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Psychikosa said 2654 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Dark Angel
I love the darkness of the music and how it matches the lyrics. And it's a BIG sound. I don't know how to create that yet, but you've certainly got it sorted.

What was that 'chanting'? in the outro?


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DWL said 2649 days ago (September 10th, 2010)
Yes it was
chanting in the outro. I was looking for something to represent redemption. Not sure it worked but thanks for noticing and the comments

The sound will come in time. I mostly have no idea what I'm doing!

Cheers

Dick

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phoenix101 said 2151 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Dark Angel
I like the chorus alot ..I think the dead pan semi spoken verses have too much reverb on and fundamentally the melody is not strong enough in the verse..The whole song is too long also for me ..start too long..The lyrics i think are very strong just need a bit more development....i will check out your stuff more because the overall sound and musicianship is very good..
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phoenix101 said 2151 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Dark Angel
I like the chorus alot ..I think the dead pan semi spoken verses have too much reverb on and fundamentally the melody is not strong enough in the verse..The whole song is too long also for me ..start too long..The lyrics i think are very strong just need a bit more development....i will check out your stuff more because the overall sound and musicianship is very good..
Check out my latest song called PUNISH ME
phoenix101 said 2151 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Dark Angel
I like the chorus alot ..I think the dead pan semi spoken verses have too much reverb on and fundamentally the melody is not strong enough in the verse..The whole song is too long also for me ..start too long..The lyrics i think are very strong just need a bit more development....i will check out your stuff more because the overall sound and musicianship is very good..
Check out my latest song called PUNISH ME
phoenix101 said 2151 days ago (January 21st, 2012)
Dark Angel
I like the chorus alot ..I think the dead pan semi spoken verses have too much reverb on and fundamentally the melody is not strong enough in the verse..The whole song is too long also for me ..start too long..The lyrics i think are very strong just need a bit more development....i will check out your stuff more because the overall sound and musicianship is very good..
Check out my latest song called PUNISH ME
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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