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Electric Stars


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SecaMode

 Genre: Electropop

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A song inspired by Mira Aroyo, my favorite Ladytron lady. That's her in the picture (which I borrowed from their website).
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Lyrics
Electric Stars

Driving through the night,
the minutes turned to hours.
It seemed like we might
never quite arrive.
When we saw the signs,
we knew the night was ours,
and this could be
the best time of our lives.

She sang beneath electric stars,
her fingers swam across the keys.
We danced and everything was fine.

Wish you could have seen,
wish you could have felt.
I wish you could have been
the one with me that night.
When the lights grew dim,
when synthesis began,
we were cast under a spell
of sounds and sights.
Song Stats
Hits: 4422
Comments: 43
Fans: 16
Plays: 381
Downloads: 141
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007 - 06:14:57 PM
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2007 - 06:14:57 PM Last Played: Jul 05, 2019 - 05:12:53 AM
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Software:
GarageBand
Comments
onesweetworld said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
oh oh oh!
Once I got the e-mail that you posted something I had to get on here and listen. This sounds great! Is that your voice there? You got such a gift, I hope you know that. This is so well put together. It has everything a song is supposed to have. Bravo!! ;-)
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SecaMode said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
thanks!
Means a lot coming from you, Linda. That is my voice, I had to tinker with it a bit for it to pass for singing! I feel good about how this one came together, so I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for listening and commenting!
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paxeden said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
fun with lyrics!!!
i love the lyrics to this. superfly. i love the use of synthesis because of synths. cool wordplay. talk more soon!!! digital xoxos!!!
btw... it's a given that i love the music. it's like listening to mozart in marioland.

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SecaMode said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
thanks!
Mozart in Marioland...I think that's the name of my next song. I love it.
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
COOL TRACK JACK!
I dig the early Depeche Mode feel here! Has a cool english feel to it! Love it reminded me of roller skating parties in the 80's! Nice Job! You are truly a member of the breakfast club now!
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SecaMode said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Depeche Mode? Really?
Now that is a high compliment! Thanks, DocBiz. I love DM and the 80s and The Breakfast Club. I guess, I Just Can't Get Enough. lol Thanks for listening, -Sergio.
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said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
excellent
You get tens in my book, right on all the way
SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
sweet
thanks, egob., very kind of you!
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Leon said 4626 days ago (January 21st, 2007)
Cool pop!
I like the dancy rhythm of this song and its pop appeal. You sing this quite well. Some harmonies could have enhanced it in certain areas, and in my opinion, a more pronounced bass and drum could have given it more oomph. But overall, it is an irresistable tune that makes you feel like hitting the dance floor.
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SecaMode said 4626 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
harmonies
Hey Leon, thanks for listening and commenting. I think you're right about adding some harmonies. I'm going to revisit it and see if I can come up with anything good, singing is not one of my strengths. I was happy to be able to hit the notes on this one! Anyway, I really appreciate your thoughts.
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alexweiler said 4626 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Back to the 80ies
As said before a very well done retro song with a "European" electropop feeling. Your voice (that reminds me sonehow of Marc Almond) fits very well the song. Thanks for taking twenty years back to the (good) old 80ies.
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SecaMode said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
wow
Thanks for stopping by, Alex. I'm flattered by your comments.
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guitapick said 4626 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
You have a true gift
I think your voice works perfectly with this tune. I'm looking forward to checking out more of your work.
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SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
thanks
and welcome to macjams! i'm off to check out your tunes!
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drakonis said 4626 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
80s revival
Hey Sergio, there seems to be something in the air, even *I* just posted an 80's synthy thing... how funny! This is really amazing work, sounds right off the radio, very polished. I might not have used the little high-pitched swirly sfx quite so often, just a few times, but other than that, this is a great music bed, super singing, takes me back!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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SecaMode said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
always
there's always something in the air with me and the 80s, drak. i just can't do anything that doesn't sound 80s. what am i to do?!? thanks for your kind comments, i really liked "technoid", by the way.
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perceptualvortex said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Takes me back 20 years
Oh yeah, love that 80's feel; you've got that down! Cool beats, crazy electronics, and nice singing. Very good job.
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SecaMode said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
what an honor...
...to have a comment from one of macjams' masters!!! Thanks a lot for listening, David. By the way, I'm looking forward to your entry in the drum-off!
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jiguma said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
Euro pop ......
...... in the best possible way :) Reminiscent of Iva Davies (Icehouse). Vox sounds good - agree the occasional harmony would have lifted it a little. Synthy fun.
Neil
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SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
synthy fun
thanks for listening and commenting, neil! i do like the synthy sounds, perhaps a bit too much. :)
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macfreddy said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
cool
I really like this!
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SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
hi there
thanks for stopping by, macf. i'm glad you liked the tune, i really enjoyed working on it. cheers, -sergio.
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MJG said 4625 days ago (January 22nd, 2007)
sounds good....
Not my usual genre,but, your voice sounds good,synth are really cool, I agree w/perpetualvortex, got the 80's done right. glad i gave it a chance!
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SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
i too...
...am glad you gave it a chance! and you took the time to leave a nice comment, too! i really appreciate the feedback and encouragement. thanks!
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BranDaMan said 4624 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Good
Solid tune and well crafted
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MissChaos said 4623 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
hey, you can sing, too?!
Wow, this sounds great! Yep, agree with others: VERY 80's. You should hook up with Mr. Boris Luxx for a collab. You two have a very similar aesthetic. I think the vocals sound very nice here, Sergio. The only thing I'd do is bring them up in the mix. No need to be so hesitant. you sound good, dude!
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SecaMode said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
i love the 80s, but...
Thank you to all of you for listening and commenting. Many of you have mentioned that this song is very 80s, which is to me a high compliment. In fact, there's been so much talk of the 80s in these comments that the ads at the top of the page look like this:
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Some of you have heard my other songs and have noticed that I definitely love the 80s. However, I think I need to move forward a little bit as I would like to do something newer, something more innovative, but something that still uses the old style synth sounds.
So, the question for you guys is: what would you do to this particular song to make it sound more like the 2000s? What would you add and take away?
Don't feel obligated to comment, I'm just curious. Thanks a lot again, it means the world to me that you would take the time to listen and comment.
-Sergio
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Monkaton said 4622 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Well-Crafted
First of all there isn't anything to change. It is good the way it sounds and your arrangement and production is excellent.

If you want to reduce the 1980's sound I would remove the pinball synth, give the drums a different sound and change your voice either to a higher register, or a more melodic rendition. The drums sound like a drum machine which is very '80's.

An acoustic rhythm guitar would give it a more organic feel. You might also double the wah-wah synth with a piano, or a non-synth, more traditional instrument; perhaps an organ. I would also suggest a bass guitar or acoustic bass setting to remove more synth.

Having said that, if you left it the way it is it would still be touching and bittersweet. There is nothing wrong with the current arrangement.

A fellow Show-Me State MacJammer.

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alfalpha said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
I thought...
...I already posted a comment...?
Sergio, this is great..I'm going to add another 80's comment (heh!), I can hear a 'Human League/Electric Dreams' kinda thang happening...really enjoyable!
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andyfox said 4622 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
cool
I am a big fan of 80s ... I like this one! very well made... We all want HUGE REVERB on the snare drum!! :D
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said 4622 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Very good
Very good electropop sound.

Pascal,
Monkaton said 4622 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Well-Crafted
First of all there isn't anything to change. It is good the way it sounds and your arrangement and production is excellent.

If you want to reduce the 1980's sound I would remove the pinball synth, give the drums a different sound and change your voice either to a higher register, or a more melodic rendition. The drums sound like a drum machine which is very '80's.

An acoustic rhythm guitar would give it a more organic feel. You might also double the wah-wah synth with a piano, or a non-synth, more traditional instrument; perhaps an organ. I would also suggest a bass guitar or acoustic bass setting to remove more synth.

Having said that, if you left it the way it is it would still be touching and bittersweet. There is nothing wrong with the current arrangement.

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blaky smith said 4622 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Nice job !
I like this rhythm and your voice sounds good with this tune. Very good production. Bravo...
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mikkinylund said 4622 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Great
Very good melody and arrngement, and also performance. Personally I love the sound, the almost drum machine sounding drums (I would perhas even take down the drums at some instances to give them a real retro touch of old skool drum machines) - but other than that it's a very good song... If given any other tips: Perthaps bring in a second vocalist on the chorus (either your own voice in a higher pitch), or somebody you know or collaborate with somebody here on MACJAMS and try to power the chorus a little bit, either in the mix, or by adding more instruments. I would NOT try to work on taking away the 80's influences since they work perfect as is. Great song. /Mikki
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said 4620 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Love it
And I agree with DOCTORBIZARRE nice Depeche Mode feel here!
Bravo Sergio..... Great 80s song......Thanks for this one.

Take care
Kenta
said 4614 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
first download on macjams
this is very nice...80s or no 80s...i would keep this just the way it is...
craft said 4613 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
very good
Great new song you have here brotha!!! The vocals are too low!!! I like it a lot... Like the lyrics a lot!!! Well done!!!
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said 4610 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
80s revival
Hello mr Secamode,

Linda pointed me to u on the other GB site. I like that song a lot. But now about this song, huh?!
I think your songwriting is good. Although it seems singers that produce tracks put their voices too much upfront, i can almost infer u are a producer that doesnt sing that much, cos it is kinda too low. Your voice is good enough to be on more tracks, but do crank up that volume just a notch. I really really dig the 80s feel, very friendly. It says a lot about you. I hope more songs were put out like yours. Friendly, comforting and good enough to dance to or listen to (while having some good old fashioned...errr. tea;).
It reminds me of a lot of songs from back then. I love the game sound it has, mind you those nifty eighties games were game play ruled the market (and not mere graphics) and the feel of an entire song was more important than what i tend do, pound your ears with freaked out sounds. Soothing is the right word, i guess. Keep em coming mr, with your voice!
SecaMode said 4610 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Thanks
I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and write such thoughtful comments. You're right, I tend to keep the vocals a little bit behind in the mix. No matter how hard I try, or how loud I think they are, I end up giving into insecurities about my voice and letting the vocals blend in too much. Well, it's a work in progress, for sure! I'm so glad you liked it!
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burlesquirrel said 4594 days ago (February 22nd, 2007)
damn
so technocratic and cool.....love love love the retro sounds.....very well done and without the cheese....cool song....great future pop....good vocals and nice structure....
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miq said 4532 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
killer beats
This is great i love all the sounds you got going on..vocals are very smooth sounding..
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LightTronics said 4524 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
Great!
Awsome! I always love discovering new electronic artists here! Absolutly insane, especially for using just GB synths n stuff. (New fan of your music!) Keep it up!
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damiengh said 4407 days ago (August 29th, 2007)
nice tune
Good 80's feel. Brought me back to some good times. You've got a nice voice to go with this genre and like the sounds you put together here.




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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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