DhO Collab Band No.2

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Papa Che Dusko, modified 2 Days ago.

DhO Collab Band No.2

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Starting a new thread as the first one is getting long.

Im working on Tim's new 'The Bar(do) of Last Resort No.2' song/lyrics and I kind of got to the point of creating a few ideas but they vanished thanks to Anicca. Then this one came along and I knew it "This Is It!!!" I can hear it as a narrative! I need someone to speak these words and who better than Tim him modda effing self!!! emoticon Yes, love you voice mate! This link is for download so all you do is record your voice separately so I can give it a bit EQing later. 

This song might be too long as is but i can always cut it shorter. As long you talk so it kind of fits the grooving freestyle rhythm we will be just fine. You still have the lyrics i hope?! 

So you want to do this Tim me matey?! emoticon Ya, Nay, Ya, Nay, wtf of course YAAAAA! emoticon Here is the link to the song idea (btw, I actually played those percusions) emoticon 
https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/the-bardo-of-last-resort-no-2
Tim Farrington, modified 1 Day ago.

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hell, yes, che! 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 1 Day ago.

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emoticon See what you can do. Its ok if its recorded into a walkman for that Lo-fi effect. As long you can send it to me as a separate file we are in the game! Im also working on it right now and trying to figure out a more avant-garde vocal approach ... but its not easy to make it sound good. However I will upload it just in case it might spark some inspiration for your take emoticon Singing not required but rather finding that tone of voice, that maybe disqusted facial expression while uttering the words ... etc ... Not sure, just brain storming here!

Leave some space between each verse so I can sing some siren like sound there.

Here is the new take with me narrating in a certain way through some effects (overdrive, delay, reverb). I can add effects to your voice later in the DAW so no worries there.
https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/bar-of-last-resort-2-with-che-vocals
Tim Farrington, modified 1 Day ago.

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wow, this is haunting and suffused with a kind of urgency, but in a sustained way. Fantastic. I did send you an audio file via email, but I actually find your voice better already, lol. 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 1 Day ago.

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Got it! Thanks Tim! Will try mix up something tonight. Work in progress of tonal insight emoticon 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 1 Day ago.

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Here is the result after EQing and rearranging, leveling etc ... I think it works well in this "poetry reading" format. 
https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/the-bardo-of-last-resort-no2-tim-voice-eq
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 17 Hours ago.

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The sections inbetween the stanzas need some kick in the ars me thinks emoticon maybe some keybaording work? Do we have a synth player interested in maybe creating something that can wake us up a bit in this tune and yet not be too overwhelming.

​​​​​​​JW, Emil, GOD? Anyone?

I could try some guitar riff but I would much prefer collab in form of more people being involved. 
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Emil Jensen, modified 16 Hours ago.

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 I think this is really cool!
Is that Tim's voice? Why the fuck can't we take more advantage of that. It's almost like.. Alan Watts?.. not to draw comparisons, I don't know if you like that dude. But yeah, in the way that it's just a voice that you wanna listen to. A voice that fucking knows. Very cool.
And the instrumentals.. Like wtf? Is this..."bar" an underworldly dungeon of fucking misery and torment? I guess that sort of is what the bar(do) of last resort has been presented as! A resort one can go to when the night gets dark and murky. And when the way you deal with it is just to light up that fucking cigarette, join the misery, fuck the misery, and just fucking accept that those hookers do smell, the booze does taste like shit, but you're left just wanting more and there's nothing to do but to just hang out in this place and take the punches.

That's the vibe I'm getting! And I like it!

If you want me to, I could have a word with God one of the coming days, see if he cares to spit some spunk in the pool.
I am needing something, tbh. It's like the hole song builds up to something that never comes. Perhaps that is just it.
I mean, I rarely listen to anything that makes me feel like I did, and that strongly! Is it perfect already? Hmmm..
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Tim Farrington, modified 16 Hours ago.

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 wow, che, as a poetry reading, this is a poet's fantasy come true, of course, so of course I love it and am awed and grateful. And it is fun as hell. But I think we can do better than my prose voice, with our wealth of actual singers. JW singing like Leonard Cohen, two octaves higher, Emil surprising us with another perfect voice from his apparently vast range, or you singing from your spot under the table, making every word truer.  Maybe we could even add one voice per verse or something, and use the poet's flat initial voice like  the first drumbeat in a building jam.

I wrote a draft of a chorus, so maybe we can give a kick in the arse to the tempo with that and use it as a bridge, too? sending it by email.
 
Tim Farrington, modified 15 Hours ago.

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Oh, hey, emil, welcome to the party! You posted while I was writing a shot at a chorus, which is also an effort toward the "something" you're feeling it needs (che was feeling it too, even at the pure musical level).

chorus:
And the barstools are filled with pilgrims
whose shrines have turned to dust.
Our idols are all tarnished,
and melting into into rust,
and our certainties are ashes now,
they’ve been taken by the flame:
So raise a glass, my friends, and toast
the truth without a name.

Maybe we can use this to give the song some different texture, but I think it might also nod toward whatever affirmation can be articulated in the Bar(do), lol. The Last Resort joint IS "an underworldly dungeon of fucking misery and torment", but it is more, as we know, and you're right that we need to hit that note somehow (the photon in the black room, mon ami!). At least now we get the glasses up in the air! A dreary drunken hallelujah, maybe, but i am a grim bastard. It's why you're so great, for me--- think of the soaring sermon in The House on "From Where I Sit". That was your energy, which I delight in riding. I can do the whirlpool spiraling into the abyss, but you're a wave generator. And we all know surfing is way more fun than merely drowning.

And you know how much a song can change, in our process, lol. This thing could be sweetness and light by the time our wrecking crew has worked things out to a good creative dead end! Glad you've jumped in. Now you're fucked! I'm certainly looking forward to whatever comes of your next conversation with God.
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 14 Hours ago.

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Emil you are welcome to chime in. In case we only go with keyboard stuff then try maybe to create unik and different textures or melodies between Tim's narrative. 
Or have a crack at Tim's new Chorus but not after each verse. Maybe have it after the first. Then after second some fine synth sounds then chorus after the 3rd verse and finish with synth after the 4th. Or something like that. So we don't fill the space with too much talking. Have a crack at it and see what comes up. Record and upload your parts separately please so I can EQ the lot  emoticon xxx 

Btw, we keep Tim's voice it's perfect! 
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Emil Jensen, modified 11 Hours ago.

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"It's why you're so great, for me--- think of the soaring sermon in The House on "From Where I Sit". That was your energy, which I delight in riding. I can do the whirlpool spiraling into the abyss, but you're a wave generator. And we all know surfing is way more fun than merely drowning."

Nice compliment! I love surfing! I feel like I do nothing else but surfing these days. At least it's been a while since I hung out in a place like the bar(do) of last resort. But I love going in there every now and then and just smashing a few things, cleaning up the kitchen, getting raped by a few entities, see if the creatures in the shadows actually wanna fight when you chase them down and ask for it. Usually they don't but the thrill is entertaining.

I don't know when/if I'll jump on this one. I've been heavily into my work lately, or practicing Right Livelihood as Tim put it, lol. I feel that my focus is elsewhere and even in the weekends I like to just kick back and get some fresh air. 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 9 Hours ago.

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"I don't know when/if I'll jump on this one. I've been heavily into my work lately, or practicing Right Livelihood"

Oh I see! In that case fuck you Emil! emoticon enjoy your right livelihood! emoticon 

Seems we need a keyboard player who doesn't have a right livelihood!!! Anyone?! JW? GOD? 
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sarah elizabeth, modified 10 Hours ago.

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Hi, all!  My first, maybe last, contribution to DhO, but I've been lurking in the Bardo for awhile now. I drink very strong, sweet, creamy coffee in obscene quantities, so I'm a little jumpy. Also--regrettably--perpetually sober.
I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed following this group's progress. You music is made of aching, lonely loveliness, a rich tapestry of your collective hearts & talents. I am a fan, a huge one; maybe you can see my lighter's flame, burning in the dark, unknowable psychic auditorium of our breathing hearts. 
What I mean to say is: thank you for it all, every note, every word. 
Also, Tim's voice really is perfect. 
Shalom, friends. ♥️
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 9 Hours ago.

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Lovely to have you around Sarah emoticon 
I enjoy your words so please stick around. Don't make it your last contribution! There is DhO and then there The Bar(do) of Last Resort passing through DhO, like an invincible train track which never ends! I think it goes in circles but please don't tell any one emoticon 
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Papa Che Dusko, modified 4 Hours ago.

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Ok here is the next new version (god knows how many more will we come up with) I can understand Tim felt a bit "naked" in the older version. Exposed infront of the far away background ambience. emoticon Ok, I've got your back now! I've joined you in the front with my lead guitar. I've had this old riff waiting to find home and I think it did now. Have a few listens and note I have changed stuff with the lyrics; 2 x verse then Chorus, and again 2xVerse then Chorus
https://soundcloud.com/papa-dusko/the-bar-of-last-resort-no2-tim-voice-che-guitar

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