Obsession For A Stranger

Obsession For A Stranger

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An Opus In Three Parts
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Part I: Stalker's Lament (0:00 - 3:22)
Part II: Obsession's Intensity (3:22 - 5:54)
Part III: Seduction's Reward (5:54 - 13:14)

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Yes, it is just over thirteen minutes long. Make sure you allot enough time for a listen.

Going into this one, I knew it was going to be a beast. I've been working on it for two days now & I feel like it still needs one more thing (some guitar - which will have to wait until I get home from Winnipeg sometime this coming weekend). But it's mostly done. Wow. It's been a while since I've delved into a piece this long & complex. I think I used more tracks in Jeskola Buzz's LD Mixer than I ever remember. Though, I think the number of actual machines in use is pretty low (compared to my "Live" Setup Lol ), I think there's more tracks in Buzz's Sequencer View than I normally work with & a lot more patterns for sure.

So this all started with the name. I randomly created it on an online random generator. The name inspired Part I. This section features HG Fortune's Avatar ST Pro, DSK The Grand, Jeskola Bass & Rymix's KyrieSpectra (the last two are native Buzz Machines while the first two a VSTi's). I had fun playing around with the piano, making it all crazy with the delay & panning. Then I needed some vocals. I'm no great female Jazz singer (being a male singer coming from a Classic Rock background after all Lol ) so I found some amazing vocal samples & dropped them into Buzz c/o the Matilde Tracker Buzz Machine (again, this is Buzz's goto Tracker machine). Then I added some drums c/o HG Fortune's Percumat 2 VSTi. Funny thing is, everything in this section (except said drums & the vocals) are written in 5/4. The drums & vox are in 4/4 - which makes the whole feeling and mood of the first section a little off-kilter. Àpropos, n'est-ce pas? Given that this section is about a stalker.

In the next section I knew I wanted to feature the vocals in earnest. So I found a wonderful little Jazz piano loop and just kept playing with it until everything sounded just right. This whole section is just a set of Matilde Trackers doing their thing, loving the interplay between the music and vox. This is some chill Jazz, just the way I love it. This is where I'm hoping to add some guitar to add some depth to this part of the song & to spruce it up a bit.

The final section features even more Jazz loops & samples with the vocals repeated & mixed in various ways. I'm thinking I might have to go & download some more of those wonderful vox samples to fill out this section some more. I might also add some guitar here, but not much - I don't want to take away from that wonderful interplay between the piano & B-3. Again, this section is chill & somewhat sexy. I could see myself (or anyone) laying back & sipping on some wine listening to this.

So, as I said - there's a bit more I'd like to do with this opus, but that'll have to wait until I'm back in my studio at home. Until then, it works as is. Hope you enjoy. I know it's a big departure from my usual style (though Part I is very much a "traditional" Candle track), that's why I tagged it with the Week 7 Challenge (Style Swap). Not sure who exactly I've swapped styles with (insert your favourite female Jazz lounge singer here), but I certainly strayed from my usual soundscapes.

See You In The Shadows…

Gear List (Native Buzz Machines marked with an " * " )
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HG Fortune's Avatar ST Pro
DSK The Grand
Jeskola's Bass 3*
Rymix's KyrieSpectra*
Matilde Tracker 3*
HG Fortune's Percumat 2
WDE's AudioBlock*
Rymix's StereoBox Pro*
Sonic Verb*
Jeskola's Delay*
IX Patchbay 3*
CyanPhase JedShiva Meter*
LD Mixer*
Automation Parametric EQ*
DedaCode Stereo Gain 2*
Sgorpi's Multi Track Writer*
CyanPhase SongInfo*

Lyrics: 

Obsession For A Stranger
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Wanna throw myself against you

Dive deeply baby
Each piece
Boldly whispering your name
There is no reason
In the way I want you

I know I led you to expect
Far more than I sure give

There is no reason
In the way I want you
Each piece
Boldly whispering your name
Dive deeply baby

I know I led you to expect
Far more than I sure give

There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you

I know I led you to expect
Far more than I sure give

There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you

Wanna throw myself against you
Wanna throw myself against you

Dive deeply baby
Each piece
Boldly whispering your name
There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you

I know I led you to expect
Far more than I sure give

Wanna throw myself against you
Wanna throw myself against you
There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you

Dive deeply baby
Each piece
Boldly whispering your name

There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you
Wanna throw myself against you
Wanna throw myself against you
I know I led you to expect
Far more than I sure give

Dive deeply baby
Each piece
Boldly whispering your name
There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you

There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you
Wanna throw myself against you
Wanna throw myself against you
There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you
There is no reason
In the way I want you



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Comments

AndyGetch's picture

Wow this is like a self-contained song suite. Impressive array of gear and variety of use in the song.

dzd's picture

Wow indeed! really impressive vox here, who knew?! hahah, actually even more impressive knowing they're stitched together and sampled in, look out Dr. Frankenstein, that's a monster the pitchfork wielding mobs might be lining up to pay to hear sing Wink ......really nicely done!

all the odd timings come together so nice...especially in the lounge piano/vocal section, and a big reason why that usually works for me is none of those musicians that do that so nice... give a flying duck what timing/key/...... does it sound good? ok check.....it's usually in the "studies" of it and imitations of it, it feels lacking, for the reasons of trying too hard, but that's just me Wink .............. doesn't feel lacking guitar anywhere to my ears, but I'm sure it will be a welcome addition, as you mentioned especially in that 2nd part.......I would like this 3 separate tracks, but really blown away taking it in as a whole

HelioSonorouS's picture

Quite the experimental jazz rock piece, very cool and creative way to add in the vocal samples.