Loving Life and Music, and Music in the Key of Life
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Darkness Overwhelms (ft Mon Che)
Hey Terry one more spin...Awesome
At my first spin I wasn't sure but after a few listens I think it works... Same with the subject matter. I wasn't feeling it. I wanted the lyrics to be expressed with a touch more anger in the vocals... I guess I was expecting (Screamo)lol but after a spin or two I get it. Pretty darn cool... Very much enjoyed!
Oh yes, very dark indeed, voice over is amazing, injecting an ominous feel to the brilliant backing track. Enjoying these collaborations with Mon Che, great work both of you. Thumbs up. Gibbo
I think your spoken word is great on this terry. Sounds really ominous and professional. Someone mentioned Vincent Price and I agree. Good backing to be influenced by and also influence with this mix. Nice one dude. Thumzup.
this song is by nature a dark and heavy groove its very interesting i found myself wanting more this is excellent the effect on the vocals fits this great full marks for this song
arrangement city here! how cool is this. i really like what you do when paired with mon che. excuse no caps..only one hand working at the time being. darkness abides here and being one who loves to explore this region, i feel like you did all the exploring for me. love the guitars at 2 oclock. very cool guys. more.
Amazing how you can travel so widely from being a frivolous "Uncle Bunga" to this shiveringly evil phatom! Ok..Ok...Ivenow finally lost the disturbing picture of that leopard-skin loin-cloth-clad dude swinging through the forest :-) This is kinda..Hammer-Horror on acid! Dark as feck and disturbing as heck! Real sinister vocals with that...Phwoar-effect deep-deep music. On my third listen to this as I type....think im gunna need some counselling help...(again) Ha. Keith
Geez, wasn't prepared for this....wow, what a trip along the dark side! Heavy, heavy, heavy....cool tune, great job with those vocals, I like the Vincent Price comparison Charliebones made. Nice collab, rated!
Very interesting and intriguing. I like it. Nice to hear a different side of your musical awareness! Got my vote!
Really like what both you and Keith are doing with my music. More to come soon :)
Another interesting direction for you Terry. Very dark & sinister; had me looking over my shoulder all through the track LOL.
Dark - Sir Terry, very dark...this is bloody brilliant, when a piece of music can just change your mood, comes unexpected into my headphones and turns my thoughts ... Phew !, your vox along with the excellent track. Where's that axe gone Eugene ? - Big vote, this has real potential if I'm any judge - Phil
Terry.... spoken vocals sounds very Vincent Price like. Love the dark feel to this. Electric guitar with electronica...a combination that certainly works here. Love the way you stretch yourself continually!!
Nice bit of dark elctronica here, spooky vocals and funky guitar. Good to here Terry taking his singing in a new and interesting direction.
Song-writer, arranger, guitar, keyboard/synth, vocals.
Exploring various styles and topics. Variety is the spice of life.
Joined this community of artists in July of 2011, and quickly observed the community-spirit of artists who take the time to listen to other artists' work and comment meaningfully and positively. The vibe is one of encouragement and helping out.
This was quickly expressed more tangibly in the number of collaborations that were being uploaded and that caught my attention. People were willing to offer skills and abilities, knowledge and understanding, and check their egos at the door and be willing to engage the difficult task of trying to work together for a common good - a better track. THIS has been an education for me and the learning that occurs as a result of working together is extraordinary.
Special mentions to those who have included me in their work, and they in mine: James Bell - not only got the ball rolling but is a kindred spirit; Dachleigh Music (Adam) - who used my cello lines in a some electronic music; Deggsy Music and DawnSinclair - the two are not always inseparable but they work so well together (that RnB will be a highlight!); Deon - we didn't do a lot together, but the journey was expansive; Rich Lodato, whose voice and guitar invites the cello to weave a melody too; AmorfoxiZ (Alfonso,) more cello; Left Ear Bleed (Jeff)...always good to help younger artists; Liquid (Anthony Gee) the budding rock keyboardist ;) and Michael Ritchie - consummate riff-meister and gentle spirit...thanks to one and all for including me in their journeys! FUN!...gotta be more fun than work or it isn't fun any more ;) Special mention to TomC (CyberJazz) in PC FL, for sharing his journey and struggles but the absence of more than a year suggests a final succumbing to cancer, though I have no way of checking that.
Also a note of GRATITUDE...that is the theme for my class of students. A number of artists from mp3u have contributed messages addressed to my class, and some have written wonderful tracks to help us find a calm and gentle start to our days of turbulence. Dan Michaelson, Peter Vines...great ambient tracks and such wonderful messages - you two were the first off the mark and set the bar very high for how to approach a class that you didn't really know; Will Riding...the Sleeping Giants was an awesome introduction to story-telling through music; Erik Jurado...straight from you heart to right where my kids are...amazing intuition; Kelly Mitchell...your artist comment narrative was inspirational on over-coming obstacles; Mike Ritchie - one boy has become filled with hope because of a specific word of encouragement...how incredibly awesome! ; Deon -many positive messages and ideas about life and existence, as well as ways to find calm in the midst of Life - looking forward tomore of your special way of looking at life; Rich - sent along some A/V material...journey into visual art...chalked full of encouraging words... some fine vocal/visual/philosphical chicken soup for the teen-aged soul, I think; Liquid (Anthony Gee), who has created some fine music for the class and sent a wonderful interview for the class to listen to. We are also enjoying some wonderful orchestral arrangements from AndyF (Andrew Foyston), and a superbly written note to the students.
In 2013 we heard from KtA (Marty Etheridge) - the students love the DnB stuff; ATuesdayParadox (Kevin Gibbons) - a very encouraging message and pics of Wales; Lazy Jane (Will Walton) sent along well-wishes from Georgia, DNA Codex (Andrew Shields)- not only introduced us to Surrealism, he showed us how to paint in a surealistic style with some extraordinary youtube clips with his wonderful ambient/electronica in the background; Essence - little did I know that in trying to find female artists to represent more gender equity, you would step in and tell a heart-changing story that resonated in all of us, and in one young woman in particular - you cast the seeds and often never know what good will result, so we trust and carry on; Keith Allen and Wednesday Wilson are also going to contribute their own stories and words of encouragement. In all of these personal touches and positive interactions there will be Wellness!
If there are any artists who wish to learn about the Wellness Project for this school year (Sept 2013-June 2014), or who wish to contribute, please feel free to contact any of the artists who have participated already, or contact me directly by clicking on the "e-mail" button at the top of the page here, or send along a PM (I do check fairly regularly)
Looking back over 2013, it seems to have been a year featuring a lot of collaborations with Keith Allen and Kevin Gibbons, in particular, and KALLEN - as the 3 amigos have become known - have enjoyed having a dozen or more tracks played on BBC Introducing Tees, with host Bob Fischer. This culminated in an interview with Keith, and developed a sidebar plot - what I affectionately call "The Mug Caper," in which, through a relentless process of e-mails, the DJ, Mr. Bob Fischer, was graciously able to provide an autographed BBC mug for Keith as a souvenir of a place and time in his long and illustrious musical career. Lots of FUN and Funny Business going around on mp3u this year.
2013 has also been a year of connecting with newer (to me) faces on mp3u..FXMAN, The Refined Poet, Idiom, and Master Peo. Jazzz and Swing have become new areas of effort this past year and I hope that will continue in 2014.
Always open to possibilities of collaborations and helping to build connections on mp3u. I have enjoyed making friends and aquaintances here on this site. It is a place that has a comfort level and feels, as Anthony Gee once said, "like coming home."
All the best for 2014 to everyone!
Norman Acoustic, Epiphone SG Double Neck Electric, Ibanez Roadstar II, Cello, Ensoniq EPS, Korg M1Rex, PC, M- audio 410, Cakewalk X1 Studio, Sony MDMX-4, Aiwa powered speakers, Radio Shack consumer headphones, AKG C1000S mic and Rode NT1A - bottom-line…it may be old(er) gear for the most part, but like myself, all the parts work (at the moment) ;)
**My creative space -a.k.a. "hobbit hole studio" - is a cinder block fruit cellar, 6x9, with a 6in poured concrete slab ceiling…nice reflective surfaces for some interesting vocals if they are not tamed..the furnace is old and loud and is adjacent, and the main waste pipe from the second floor passes through the “studio” so I have to record before the household awakes or after they are asleep because a single toilet flush can “wh- o-o-o-s-s-h-h-“ through a track like a roar of a jet engine, giving new meaning to the phrase I have come to accept as part of my Buddhist experience - “Flushed Away!”