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Iridium, Backup singer?

Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by NarkalepticNinja, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. NarkalepticNinja

    NarkalepticNinja satirical member

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    Hey everyone, I was just wondering if in the song Iridium if there was back-up singing in it or just effects.
    Listen to the second verse and tell me if Mikael is just using effects or if that is actually backup singing? i assume effects but i for some reason am not sure
     
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    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Indeed! I once asked this, and I think what happened was that
    (1) I was ignored

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    (2) I was ignored.

    So I'd be great to know who's doing the vocals. My guess is that it's Mikael, but who knows.
     
  3. NarkalepticNinja

    NarkalepticNinja satirical member

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    Well Defiance we two shall no longer be ignored. I myself think it is Mikael but for all i know It could be Daniel Antonsson because we all know the bassist is always a backup singer with clean vocals. That of course is only a theory but hey who knows
     
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    There seem to be some overdubbed screams during the chorus, I suppose that's Mikael.
     
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    You are right, there is a backup singer but it is Mikael himself putting another octave on his voice. So no effect. Have a great wednesday everybody!
     
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    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Thanks Mr Brilliant-Keyboardist-from-Dark-Tranquillity!

    It's certainly a very interesting approach, I'd like to hear more of that. Hurrah for 36 layers of Mikael's vocals! :p
     
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    NarkalepticNinja satirical member

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    Thank you Martin B. glad to hear it from someone who has credibility.
    Defiance I agree, i thoroughly enjoyed the layered vocals as it added another dimension to the music and gave iridium an even epicer atmosphere.
     
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    Defiance I vårens ljusa kvällar

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    Indeed, Iridium is quite the epic song.

    I guess that instead of "*epicer" you could've said "more epic" :p .
     
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    Guaranteed that "More epic" would have been the correct terminology. "Epicer" just gave the sentence more of an epic fill to go along with song. Thus the flow from song to sentence continues.
     
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    You're from the US, aren't you?
     
  11. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Of COURSE he's American! Epicer ninjas, especially of the narkaleptic type, are always American.

    I've heard they're pretty nice people, considering they're ninjas.
     
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    I like ninjas, but i prefer it when they attack people instead of grammar.
     
  13. Defiance

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    Haha not sure if "epicer" gives the epic feeling, I simply started convulsing when reading. Haha kidding.

    :lol: brilliant.
     
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    Signed: Grammar Nazi.
     
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    Yes I am an American and I would die for my country (God Bless America). Defiance this is what my school teaches me "Epicer" is an accepted term around where i am from
     
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    Who, me? I hate those sort of comparisons since I'm "Jewish" and a lot of my family was killed in Auschwitz. Not that you had to know beforehand, but I'm just saying.

    Nope, they're wrong, wrong, wrong.

    It only yielded 114K results in Google, most from the French épicer. Even more, it's never been used, as explained by this link:
    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=epicer&year_start=1500&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=3
     
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    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Man, I wish I went to that school. And that I lived somewhere in the U.S. where I could say "epicer" and people would think it was totally normal. I already get into enough trouble when I say someone or something got "owned."

    But yeah, the layered vocals on Iridium were pretty baller (oh shit I'm American. I don't plan to die for any country, including this one, anytime soon though).
     
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    Nah, i think the "grammar nazi" thing went to me. I'm greek and i wish i would die (yeah, i mean for my country), but alas my chances are slim since i was born a woman.
     
  19. NarkalepticNinja

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    Ay! Siren that is too bad, women should be allowed to love their country in the same way as a man, that is a poor shame. As of late I am myself turning into a "grammar nazi". Thank you colleges for correcting horribly taught high school english.
     
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    stizzleomnibus Decisively Human

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    @siren: As an ultraconservative American Evangelical, I don't understand why some people can't be a nice, normal gender instead of women.
     

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