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  • dxn-mw-1-machine.it is a IT format module. Uncompressed, it is 899.55KB in size and has been downloaded 1047 times since Sat 25th Apr 2009 :D

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  • Mod Archive ID: 166618
  • Downloads: 1047
  • Favourited: 3 times
  • MD5: 8b13958f1fa5447422ece5a815b39aa5
  • Format: IT
  • Channels: 21
  • Uncompressed Size: 899.55KB
  • Genre: Rock - Hard

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  • Reviewer Rating: rating (Unrated)

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artist Welcome to the machine! Despite the title, this isn't a cover of the Pink Floyd song - in fact, the inspiration for the title came from a particularly terrifying level of Ecco the Dolphin (which I later learned took its name from said Pink Floyd song anyway). I know I said that I was fed up of writing "concept albums", but the songs turned out to have a theme running through it after all - a mix of commentary on how we run our real lives on computers, and retreat into a virtual world to have online personas as well.

"Machine World" starts off with this, in a break from the traditional fast, short songs that I've been writing as openers recently. The title was actually going to be used for a short introductory track, but the idea expanded into a full song pretty rapidly. It's about the feeling that our lives are governed by this information that is kept about us everywhere. (It won't come as a surprise that a lot of it was inspired by my experiences trying to get a visa so that I could live legally in America...) But it also mentions that we still have our lives and can be more than a number in a database.

My newer material has had a tendency to sound slightly more aggressive than before. A large part of the running time is taken by the instrumental section where I tried out various time changes. The main theme of the song appears again throughout the album, and this melody was inspired quite a lot by the music from the game that inspired the title in the first place. - DavidN


Comments Your Comments

member Posted by BtMe on Thu 26th Aug 2010, rated 7 / 10.

I argree with both comments and in some ways this show does have a heart and soul just let down by the odd sample.Thats not to say the track is bad in fact it's very good and keeps a good pace and blends in some nice atmosphere throughout ..

member Posted by Pip Malt on Sun 26th Apr 2009, rated 7 / 10.

This is a good song let down by the samples. The songwriting is really good, and the right feel is there, but the samples (especially the guitar samples) just don't help it. Nice piano and harpsichord.

member Posted by Arne Puszelski on Sat 25th Apr 2009, rated 10 / 10.

Very intrresting track I think! It´s something different as usual. Nice idea for this song, and a very good interpretation! Excellent!


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Info Internal Texts *

Song #92 - Welcome to the Machine
Track 1 of "Machine World"
Written by David K Newton
Completed on 9/8/2007
Length: 9 minutes 23 seconds
davidknewton_gmail.com
http://wired.st-and.ac.uk/~wong/modsite/

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To another part of life, cross the sea to carry on
Another world to change the one you left behind
They will take you in their arms, they will take your history
And they'll enter all your life into their mind

They keep your past inside the sea of memories
Their single-minded code is all they know
Trapped inside a faceless labyrinth of white
They'll take your life and never let it go

Follow me - Into the darkness of the sea
The nightmare we have built to hold our dreams
Follow me - I've seen the outside and I know the way
The tides of time are gathered as it guards our memories
Follow me

Setting out, finding your path, carry on to find your way
And the world will form before you as you go
The future you will choose, but wherever you will run
You will never leave the past that they all know

They keep your past inside the sea of memories
Their single-minded code is all they know
Trapped inside a faceless labyrinth of white
They'll take your life and never let it go

Follow me - Into the darkness of the sea
The nightmare we have built to hold our dreams
Follow me - I've seen the outside and I know the way
The tides of time are gathered as it guards our memories
And now a code will follow you through life
The number from archives unseen
And time will keep on turning as we give our minds away
Welcome to the machine

They say that they're watching over us
Our lives are held in its cells - forever, but
This is not an evil controlling us
It's what we make of it ourselves

Together we can be - More than a system
The machine that we have built can't rule our lives
Remember that you have your life and you are not alone
Don't drown in madness, carry on

They keep your life inside the sea of memories
A number on their screen is all they know
Trapped inside a faceless labyrinth of white
They'll take your life and never let it go

Follow me - Into the darkness of the sea
The nightmare we have built to hold our dreams
Follow me - I've seen the outside and I know the way
The tides of time are gathered as it guards our memories
And now a code will follow you through life
The number from archives unseen
And time will keep on turning as we give our minds away
Welcome to our world
Welcome to your life
Welcome to the machine

Flash3
In_DisHold
In_DisChug
Drum Kit
Bass    Ç ê ê Å ▄▀║

HighString
Guitar Lead
In_Piano
High Guitar
In_Crystal

In_Aah

harpsi
organ
In_Piano

Dr_DisHold
Dr_DisChug
Dr_ZBass.wav
Dr_Splash4
Dr_Splash
Dr_HatOut
ride.wav
Dr_WBass.wav
Dr_YSnare
Dr_Tom.wav

 LIDE2.WAV


In_Crystal
Dr_Splash
 n_String
High Strings
Dr_Splash

In_Organ.wav

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