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State of Fear


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jgurner

 Genre: Political
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This is actually more about some of the more dumb things that have been pushed on us our "leaders" over the years (with one exception). It started as my first experimentation with the orchestra pack and GB2. I can't really play guitar, so I like to crack up the distortion and use the crunch to help make a wall of sound. The orchestra pack has some great sounding French horns for a piece of software (and a great sounding English horn as well, thought I don't use it on this piece.) The only loops I used were drum tracks since I'm terrible at creating those.
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Just sound clips
Song Stats
Hits: 2921
Comments: 9
Fans: 3
Plays: 182
Downloads: 130
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Mar 08, 2005 - 09:10:27 AM
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2012 - 03:36:08 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 06:51:46 PM
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Hardware:
14" iBook, M-Audio Keystation
Software:
GB2
Comments
UncleSamwich said 4545 days ago (March 12th, 2005)
Democracy Now!
I could picture myself hearing this some morning
well I'm listening to Democracy Now on NPR w/ Amy
Gooman.

Yoou should consider passing a copy on to their
producers.

Your song makes excellent cohesive use of sound
clips, set to an epic almost familiar backtrack. I can't
think of whaty it's reminding me of...but anyhoo, you
made a great arrangement here. You can't help but
think of Living Color when you here "The only thing
we have to fear speech clip".

This is a great example of using music for postove
change, and for expressing discontent. I appreciate
your statement with this one.

Impressive tune. Depressing times. Uplifting effect,
realizing their are like minded people out there.

Red, White and blue song. May God continue to Bless
The crazed Jodie Foster fanatics reading the Catcher
in the Rye!
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jgurner said 4545 days ago (March 12th, 2005)
Democracy Now!
Thanks for the comments. I generally stay away from political statements in my music because in the past I've found it's not worth the trouble it stirs up.

There was one sound clip I wanted for this tune, from the McCarthy hearings, the infamous "are you now or have you ever been..." but I haven't been able to track it down. I think it would go along nicely with the other clips.

The musical setting is very familiar, but I don't know why. I may have inadvertantly "borrowed" from something else, but I can't for the life of me think of what it is.

Thanks again for the comments.

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Be careful, there's scary monsters out there.
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bobbyinfinity said 4544 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
Intense. Tough. Moving!
Love it. Can't believe some of those things have been said.
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TennesseeVic said 4544 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
I'm the president
"and I'm not going to eat broccoli anymore".

Kind of makes you afraid for what our leaders will do if
there's ever real trouble, not? Oh wait, we already know
that. They will be reading out of kindergarden books
about pet goats.

Cool track. Very ominous, with those drums and low
strings.
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amani said 4434 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
mos def..
Very much like this cut. I just tried and published one like
it. Yours has a much better flow. It's amazing how how
you can remix the voices and use the music to make a
political statement.
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donbot24 said 4394 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Effective
Although it is extrmely easy to put audio samples on top of a backing track, this is some great stuff, it could be the soundtrack to a major film. The keyboards sound great aswell as a coushty drumbeat to keep it all flowing. The pause is very effective, works really well as a short break from the melody. Great last comment aswell.
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donbot24 said 4394 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
Effective
Although it is extrmely easy to put audio samples on top of a backing track, this is some great stuff, it could be the soundtrack to a major film. The keyboards sound great aswell as a coushty drumbeat to keep it all flowing. The pause is very effective, works really well as a short break from the melody. Great last comment aswell.
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zenbomb said 4262 days ago (December 20th, 2005)
fight the power!
This is a hot track. Straight up, very powerful stuff. It drew on some great stuff- Strangelove (I might have thrown the "mein führer I can walk" line in there- but my hatred for authoritarianism is pretty big). Anyway, I thought that this piece made great use of drum tracks as a driving force while the other instrumentation created excellent melodic tension. This is revolutionary stuff, and the kinda thing that says Big Brother may have been watching all these years, but a million Little Brothers are watching him and will call him out for all the nonsense they push on us in defense of their power grabs! I could go on, but you nailed it with this- hot track, solid and tight production, and biting political satire. In short: off the hook!

peace
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alackbass said 1919 days ago (May 20th, 2012)
State of Fear
The ominous sounding orchestral figures were reason enough to push play and stick around for the entire piece!
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