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album art Circus Dreams
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Released: Feb 18, 2006 | 10:53 PM
Category: New Age
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 6.49 MB

Plays: 2963
Downloads: 41
Weekly Plays: 2
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Saturday

License: No derivative works allowed
Ok. So this song is really different!
I've admitted that I have a storytelling streak in me, and this song is along that lines only in a very surrealistic way.

For those familiar with the movie, think "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

It sort of grew in degrees. I improvised the first track on the 'whirly' software instrument, then added the tuba, clarinet and doubled the whirly track to that of the orchestra harp.

When it came to the vocals, I recorded two lines of ambient background vox, and then added the main voice. The 'lyrics' were keywords I jotted down and then improvised melody and verse together, adding an 'echoing' vocal track.
Last came the violin strings, fixes on vocal tracks and mixing.

For those looking for a meaning in the words....well. There are none.
Surreal dreams.

PS: I hate clowns.


PPS--Thanks to Tom Atwood, who is the reason I posted this composition. He threatened to post the preview copy I sent him if I didn't post it myself smiley

(For Mr. Larb)

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lilichi Moderator

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This is amazing, as all your music, mysti. Simple amazing... THANKS!!

Ps: I hate clowns too
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MCP Artist

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Reminds me of a Tim Burton/Danny Elfman surrealfest. Like a hazy, ethereal dream...simply beautiful. Good thing Tom is around to encourage you to upload!!!
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woodguy32 Artist

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WOW.. Talk about music for a soundtrack... This song is Amazing..tim burton going grab this for his next one..WOW...

your VOICE is Amazing..this is a MASTERPIECE... thank you MYSTI.. YOU ARE AMAZING

thank you for sharing this with us.. we are so lucky..

woodclown32
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11 years ago
atwood1956 Artist

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Too bad Tin Pan Alley is gone. Although surely, somewhere, there must be the 2006 equivalent? What is really amazing about this piece is how quickly you produced it. Songwriting is like making Ramen Noodles™ for you. Could you do one of these a day? Or 6?

The ending, whether accidental or not, is truly inspired. Hard to pick a favorite Mystified piece, but this has to be one of them for me...even if you did end on a major 3rd. smiley

Magnificent, Cat!
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11 years ago
secretCode Listener

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very nice....ummm no no........its perfect!!!
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11 years ago
ghost Artist

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Just incredible, beautiful .......love it, GHOST
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FrozenEntropy Moderator

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A little darker here.... I like this side of you Myst... differnt and equally as well done as always.
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11 years ago
enicholsIC Artist

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The voice of an angel.
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11 years ago
ddball Listener

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Others laugh at clowns, but I've always been a little frightend. I think its because when I was five, we went to the circus, and a clown shot my dad.
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Ignoramus Artist

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I didn't think dark, creepy, scary and beautiful could be used to describe a song, but here I am writing this. Yoikes! Thanks for sharing this (and thanks in advance for the nightmares I'll probably get!).

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Thanks for the preview on this Cat, I think it is a really marvellous track - one of your best yet! You have a real gift for writing and arranging that complements your wonderful voice. I love the way you use the backing vocals on this. The imagery is powerful and mysterious.
Now when are we going to see that album?
Steve
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11 years ago
Mystified Artist

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Thanks for everyone's comments here.
Dark, creepy, scary AND beautiful, hmmm?

That's a first!

(And thanks again, Tom, for helping me spread surreal cheer and nightmares to all here at iComp smiley)

Seriously, though. Thanks again for listening and taking the time to comment, everyone smiley
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very cool tune- I hate clowns too.

jeff
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I heard this and i was so distracted by stuff that I forgot to give it the stars!!!! awesome! it is podded already!
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11 years ago
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Great stuff Mysti. Well done. Truly sounds like the title.
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Neumuzik Artist

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Love it, Mysti... romantic and dreamlike...
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no more words for this .... just wondeful!
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elder Artist

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Only just ran across this piece.
Definately my kind of mood.
Makes me think of my favorite books Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking Glass.
and the sometimes malevolent denizens of Faerie in a Brian Froud kind of way.
Well done. Very clean recording. Nice mix and effects.
I like the lush backing vocals. Good concept and execution.
Great choice of accompaniment sounds and well played.
Sounds of French circus, sad and forlorn clowns.
elder

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this piece has all emotions happening at once. i really liked this a lot
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One of your best. The orchestration and vocals are impeccable. Wonderful work!
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Wonderful!!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing your voice!!!
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Tobz Artist

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Wow! If I ever need to do any creepy writing, I put this song on!
Last edited by Tobz, 10 years ago.
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11 years ago
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Like this tune! Actually I like everyone one of your tunes. Way to go!
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psnjron Artist
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OK...so is there higher than a 5 to give. My goodness! Can you say Sarah Brightman quality!
One beautiful angelic voice. If I beg...would you put your lyrics
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....... your song speaks to me.....
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..dont hate us because were beautiful
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Darlin' I don't know what you did in your last life to be blessed with such an amazing voice....but you musta done something right! I'm speechless!

Oh! all the song needs is me to put some really low key creepy organs in the very back to make it the best song I ever heard...hehe

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10 years ago
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another piece of ethereal beauty, the vox is TOPS. SUPERCOOOLL....circuscity2007
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wonderful!
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Wow this is beautiful...
magnificent...
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