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album art Phantom Arms of Venus
by Baboon and jayman


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Released: Apr 30, 2007 | 7:58 PM
Category: Alternative
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.34 MB

Plays: 2803
Downloads: 26
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: Non-commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
Hello existentialist neighbors and friends,

Jay and I have been holding out on you. (We wrote this song last October and haven't released it until now.) It was waiting for post-production or more tracks or more mixing or whatever...I got freaking tired of waiting lol (I'm the impulsive type), so here's a song based on a poem I wrote a few years ago, "Phantom Arms of Venus"

It's about being so focused on someone or something you ignore everything else...a someone or something with no physical grip on you...only your internal desire binds you to it...and pulls you down.

If we remix or revise...you'll be the first to know smiley

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Barretok Artist

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Very interesting theme. Great vocals and lyrics. I love the arrangement! Excellent song! smiley
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10 years ago
pete Artist

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arrgh, why did I have to be at home on a crappy pc with no speaker system to hear this?!

Still sounds great, can't wait to get to the office tomorrow morning to blast it. A little Beatles/Yes flavor to it.

I'll be back to comment again after a good listen!
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Mikee Artist
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WOW! nice tune, i got a very Fab Four mixid with Floyd type of vibe, LOVED IT! smiley
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thanks B, Pete, Mikee
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fromano Artist

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A freakin' masterpiece.
Lyrics are terribly beautiful, your voice is p e r f e c t and music is outstanding.
I hear some dissonant strings notes in the second/final part, but I'm sure it's intentional.
I missed ya, man.

Fulvio
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A MASTERPIECE!


Enough Said smiley

Lenny smiley
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10 years ago
Valeria22 Listener

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This is a great song! It reminds me of Pink Floyd!
smiley
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10 years ago
Jacob Artist

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This is just great. Love the use of the strings in this. Nice guys!

Jake
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great music, great lyrics,
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Cool concept and intriguing lyrics/vocals. Like the originality and story here.
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10 years ago
BossHook Artist

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Very cool vocal mix with the track. Reminds me of a band that some people thought were the Beatles because of their sound and the fact that they cleverly never identified themselves on their few albums in the mid 70's. That band was Klaatuu. Remember them??

While a remix may put a few things together more cohesively, everything that is in the mix as far as voices and instruments is awesome.
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10 years ago
jayman Artist

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Hehehe ... Your loco man! ... Cool Mix! Love ya brother!
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10 years ago
jayman Artist

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Ok, @ the end of my third listen ... I forgot about this master track! ... Ha! .. You rock brother!
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10 years ago
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Wow...reminds me of a David Bowie sound. "Ground control to Major Tom." Great work here! Theme is similar to the struggle I have with icomp and ignoring everything else.
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thx Fro, Lenny, Val! Jacob, K6, GhostR3 cool of you to drop by! Boss, you *are* the boss, man. Respect! Jay...14481...14481...14481...lol. PlusUltra, thx.

Boss, I must admit you stumped me on the Klaatu thing. I do remember Klaatu virata nicto! tho...
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10 years ago
vegetal Artist

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Excellent! smiley.
Good lyrics, nice sound record.
Great job guys.
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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Very cool track.
Like some artists here, I hol dyou guys to a much higher standard. This is a cool track. It definitely has some Floyd/Waters/Gimour feel to it to it aqnd some early Bowie too.

Like BossHook, I tend to think that a few tweaks to the mix would really make this gem of a song tune.

For me, and being a HUGE fan of Babs vocals- I would cut some of the effects off the vox. Babs, you don't need them. You have a wonderful voice-- no need to add any fancy filters to it.

I do think that having female backing vox to this instead of Babs' would really take it to another level. I can hear pandasdontdance and nadiestar doing harmonies like Yvonne Elliman and Marcy Levy did on gems like 461 Ocean Blvd. would really make it work and add a layer of soulfulness that I feel would make this song work.

Musically- it is really cool and has a good sophisticated arrangement. The organ is wonderful. Jay- you really have the ear.

I do wish (ok- ok - here it comes!-) there was a fuller bass to it. The drums are really good and sound quite real!

The strings are little too up front in the mix (at the end) as they are the only thing that sounds artificial to me.

Now all of that said means absolutely ZERO.

What matters is that you guys are making some fantastic music and I can't help but share my enthusiasm for the stuff you are releasing!!

The Longlines are a hell of a group!!!!
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Surak Artist

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I think this song is excellent as is.... I wish I had been able to so some guitar (as I was asked) but it sounds fine to me without it.. I think this is an excellent song though
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Baboon Artist

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Wordy is how we like you, JD. He's back! (I don't think there are any effects on the voice, btw. I did have a cold last fall when I sang it...heh) This song was penned October '06 and was put aside in favor of bigger production numbers like Resolution Number 9 and Just Another One and Time Will Tell.

Personally, I need to revel in simplicity from time to time. I'd post this song with just piano and voice, ideally. I chose to post this in rougher more raw form as a catharsis. (Still light years ahead of what I was posting a year ago, production-wise). I like the words of this song and the humming drone of it...the sleepiness and dreamlike state of it.

I like the idea of female backing vox. Who knows? Mostly I want it to be a haunting hum or a drone, more like a Gregorian chant and some rising choir runs. I hear a lot of things I want to add.
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Bulerias Artist

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Yes, I hear the Floyd and Bowie as well.
I love the idea of spotlighting the power of a metaphysical draw, and strengthing that attention through the musical idea of the "drone".
Very provacative.
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Wonderful tune. I like the tone. Pillowy, dreamy. Rightfully so. Lyrics are beautiful.

I noticed in the second phase of the tune, "On the edge of heaven's cloud..." isn't repeated and you go right into "The phantom arms...". Well, this transition seems weak to me. The words "The phantom arms" get lost.

Also, as I followed along with the lyrics, I wondered, what if the first time the lines "The ground is rushing and the wind is howling, too -- But, I'm oblivious to anything else but you" is nixed (perhaps a guitar solo or something instead to blend into your upcoming la-la-laing) and only sing the lines at the end as you do? Making the image seem more alarming and capping the story with danger and drama.

My 2 cents. (Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny go?)
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Baboon Artist

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hey bec, thx...more like 50 cents, heh, but that's cool, too!
thx bulerias
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10 years ago
jayman Artist

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Thanks everyone for the comments! ... Believe it or not, I have another version of this song hanging out in Logic. Perhaps a remix will come sooner or later... Stay tuned though ... We have a new tune coming out very soon!
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10 years ago
Tobz Artist

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This is great! Love it!

My only problem is the vocals don't seem to be recorded at the best quality they could of been, not the actual singing, the recording of them...hmmm.
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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that's cool, thx Tobz

I like the sound of this mix, actually. Has a thick 70's, CSN tone to it...like an older LP.
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ddball Listener

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Sublime. I don't want to encourage your holding out, but I sure appreciate the upload smiley

129. Whenever you read a good book, it's like the author is right there, in the room, talking to you, which is why I don't like to read good books. -- Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey
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Baboon Artist

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lol, DD...big Jack Handey fan, here
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Beautiful song, Great vocals and well played!
Bravissimi !
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Baboon and jayman, A MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!!!


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holy cow....it took me a couple of minutes just to get down to the end of the comments to post...awesome!...very cool collab guys!
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10 years ago
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I can hear Lennon all over this but that ain't a bad thing.
Really enjoyed the vocal, top draw.
I wouldn't use the word drone for any of this, it's far to good.
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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thx surak, seles, ramzar, markk, salty!
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Enjoyable and interesting to listen to. Nice melody and very good voice and harmonies. Sounds like a lot of production work. I wish I learn something from listening.
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10 years ago
vegetal Artist

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Five stars to this song.
Excellent!. Good melody and voice.
Is one of my favorites.
smiley
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10 years ago
pete Artist

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Well, I'm back and I just listened on my real system. This pretty much blew me away!
No need to do a thing with this except listen to it, allot!

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jayman Artist

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Thanks for the comments everyone~
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It reminds me a lot to Moby's sound.
Great experimentation.
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10 years ago
macoco Listener

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I dont know why, but as soon as this song started, a movie came to my head.
I rather not say which one, but this is GREAT.
Good job, gente.

macoco.

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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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thx maco, noglo, pete, vege, xolv!
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great song!
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10 years ago
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Klatu virata nictu eh ...... now what was that robot's name .... the boy's name must have been Bobby. Great song fellas .... made the earth stand still for me!
regards
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Baboon Artist

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thx mori and Teddy
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So sweet and movin 'vocals, the tune is very strong both as composition than arrangement (great drums indeed!), right on guys!!! smiley
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Great tune ! I loved the vocal melody!
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Pink Beatle Floyd!
I'm with surak, I'd like a guitar running in and about. Something like "While Guitar Gently Weeps" kinda thang. Great potential, seems incomplete musically to my ear, though. But, that's just me. Great collab!
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The Dukes of Stratosphere have returned!!!! This is perfect. I don't understand the whole "waiting" thing... this is freaking wonderful! I'll have this playing on my iPod heavily this summer. Baboon, I knew you were really from Liverpool... this song proves me right.
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10 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Bass...add what you need! smiley this is a collaborative society, I'd love to hear what you're hearing
Granz, they played the White Album in my crib.
thx jamo, thx lou
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excellent....sounding like real 70ties music. Could be a collab of pink floyd and john lennon.
GREAT.
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Cool, very coooool!
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I think it's really impressive through and through. For my money I could do with a bit more oomph down bottom in the mix, but the performances are superlative. Yeah, cool, cool, cool.
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Baboon Artist

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thx eagle, Bam
Art...always good to hear yer thoughts, thx
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Hey, that's your turn. You saved music from Kaputville. I've been here a few minutes last week and I had a listen to this song. But I did not have time enough to keep my concentration on it. So I decided to come another day and it's today. It's like a dream. So much beauty at the same time msut be paradise or something. Everything I love in music is in that one. Something you can close your eyes and the music brings you in another dimension. Love the effects on your vocals. And the music is awesome. Respect guys. See ya......did. Now I go to listen to your latest posts. But before I download this masterpiece.
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Baboon Artist

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Do I hear a new Didier track on the wind? (looks like the purple fox is back!)
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Didier Artist

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I wish I got time to write music for Icomp. But that won't happens until june......I was there to hear those songs of my Icompal friends, while I had time to do it. And you're on my list Bab.
See ya, Did. Beep...beep...............Road runner was there...........
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stunning voice ...reminds me of beatles ... this is definately a nice track - bet it could be one of those that people will listen to in 30 years
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Just wanted to tell you you are one of my all time favorites..sometimes it takes time to find the right words in English for me..appologizes to you and especially jayman..so much cooking all over the place...cheers compals

rigee
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Slupper Artist

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Man i can just listen to this tune over and over again
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As a big beatles fan, love this, A tune I could listen to over and over again. Well done to u both. Regards D
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10 years ago
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Wow!! I just surfing around, listening to tunes, trying to figure what type of online community I have gotten myself into and discovered this track. This is awesome. I love the sound of this. I only hope that as I continue to play around with my software and instruments, I can accomplish such sonic artistry as you guys did with this piece. Wow!!
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Amazing track..Very old school Floyd sounding to me...Love the mix of the vox against the rest of the music...This is very Impressive..You where highly referenced and i agree 100% your awesome!!
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9 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Thx Marino smiley
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Fine psychedelic arrangement with traces of Lennon. Very enjoyable melody and vocals.
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8 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Hey thx Mungo.
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8 years ago
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I can't believe I never heard this before. What a fantastic tune. This is another example of the beauty of icomp: I'm checking out Dave's (ShadowofNine's) page and this song is a favorite of his. So off I go to check it out. And what a treat. Reminds me a bit more of Beatles in Sgt Pepper era than Bowie, but they are both hinted at. For me it reminds me of the Longlines and my big favorite tune of theirs called Lovin' Stone - maybe you've heard of 'em??? smiley
Top notch Jayman and Babs, top notch. Apologies for being a couple years late to the party....
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8 years ago
Baboon Artist

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Ah, now that is the best when songs are rediscovered smiley
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8 years ago
RiGee Artist

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Really beautiful tune..

cheers, Richard
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8 years ago
jayman Artist

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LOL --- I had forgotten about this GEM, I am so glad I was poking around iComp ... Dang I don't even remember writing it, is that bad? .. But holy crap is it great!!
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4 years ago
jayman Artist

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The strings at the end, I remember those coming out of the mix because I thought they were so out of place, after listening to this 3 years later I wouldn't change em, added a cool feel. Babs, you are amazing my friend! ... We need to get off our bottoms and do a new tune. I move to Peoria on the 28th ... I hope to have vacation sometime close to that. We will need to do another duet.
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