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I tinker with musical toys. sometimes they behave, and sometimes they don't.

I release my own music under colab; through collaborations such as Ghosts, Inc. and Their Other Band; and through remixes/reproductions of other artists’ music from my home studio in Toronto, Canada.

if you like what you hear, send me a message and perhaps we'll be able to collaborate on something.

colab   Mikael Hansson, Toronto, Canada

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  • A Comment on colab's
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    fives at 4.36
    on July 22, 2014 02:32

    @naotko: Thank you - I'm Swedish, so I happily accept that. :)

  • A Comment on colab's
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    fives at 3.07
    on July 22, 2014 02:32

    @Ben_Rath: That's terrific to hear - thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Much appreciated.

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    the fear at 3.42
    on July 19, 2014 01:01

    @sofia deville: Tackar! I didn't have a particular idea when I started, and was surprised to hear this come out. Glad you liked. You know I'm a huge fan of yours.

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    so what at 1.08
    on July 17, 2014 00:50

    @magmavander: Thank you! This started out as an experiment, but turned into an opportunity for me to play along on the piano. :)

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    american air at 0.32
    on July 17, 2014 00:49

    @Snårsk Hats: I agree - my two collaborators on this are great sound designers. I tend to modify sound bank presets, but these guys work from scratch, and you can hear it. :) Thanks!

  • A Comment on Western Skies Motel's
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    CHILDREN PLAYING EXP 'Pentatonic Rhodes' at 1.16
    on July 14, 2014 02:53

    @Western Skies Motel: I think intent counts more than technique. If the intent is to get kids to get engaged, then do it. And who cares whatever anyone else thinks. With the caveat that if you yourself don't believe in the idea, nobody else ever will. And I agree with your point about creators not having any say in how their work is perceived.

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    CHILDREN PLAYING EXP 'Pentatonic Rhodes' at 1.16
    on July 11, 2014 02:45

    I think if the intent is right when someone performs it, and the intent is right when you mix it, and it manages to connect with someone else, then that pretty much is it. what more could you ask for? very nice work, and thanks for the detailed write-up.

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    The Best Revenge at 1.27
    on July 11, 2014 02:38

    did you repost this? it's a wonderful track. one of your best. perfectly balances your influences with a sound that is uniquely you.

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    Cyclades at 0.56
    on July 11, 2014 02:25

    ahh now - you know what they say: good art is never finished. it just pauses in interesting places. great to hear new work from you again.

  • A Comment on Erased Tapes Records's
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    A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos VI at 2.16
    on July 11, 2014 02:23

    listened to this on my iPhone the other day and cursed not being able to leave a comment to say just how deeply this touched me. so this is me saying that. thanks.

  • A Comment on Free Radical Giveaway, US's
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    Mr. Crisp Freestyle at 0.46
    on July 11, 2014 02:19

    whoa. your writing and performance keeps getting better and better. heck of a track.

  • A Comment on The Doneofits's
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    Summer Shadow - Rough Mix at 1.51
    on July 11, 2014 02:10

    love it. I so often listen for things that I would add or do differently, but this is just amazing. excellent writing and performance. yeah.

  • A Comment on ¥℃£€₱₮ ΙΠ§₫₪-ycleptInsan's
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    Missy's Thighs at 0.40
    on July 11, 2014 02:07

    amazing. excellent contrast between fast/hectic rap and extremely laid-back piano/bass groove.

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    it's really almost pretty (ft. Moira Waugh) at 0.53
    on July 11, 2014 01:57

    @Silverpaw: thanks! that's great to hear. I've been a huge fan of Moira's for quite some time now. glad you liked.

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    it's really almost pretty (ft. Moira Waugh) at 1.05
    on July 03, 2014 03:14

    @Keytronic_CC: thanks! I had made a version of this earlier of at ccM, but wanted to go back to revisit it. thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.

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    it's really almost pretty (ft. Moira Waugh) at 1.21
    on July 03, 2014 03:13

    @Moira Waugh: well, I wouldn't want any music or rhythm bits to get in the way of your vocals. you know I'm a big fan. :)

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    it's really almost pretty (ft. Moira Waugh) at 2.43
    on July 03, 2014 03:13

    @Swike: thanks! much appreciated.

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    it's really almost pretty (ft. Moira Waugh) at 0.38
    on July 03, 2014 03:12

    @Mark Bass 8: yes. that's a good description for me to land on after all these years. :) thanks for listening - glad you liked.

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    part time wolves at 1.29
    on July 03, 2014 03:11

    this is precisely twelve and a half types of amazing. fantastic to find you here. great, great track.

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    James Clark and Alveola - Meet my dad at 1.44
    on June 26, 2014 11:32

    wow. just: wow. this is incredible - both idea and execution.

  • A Comment on Free Radical Giveaway, US's
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    Green Collar Dog (explicit wording) at 1.19
    on June 11, 2014 12:28

    excellent idea. lyrics are very good. yup. my kind of dog too.

  • A Comment on Western Skies Motel's
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    Vintermænd WIP at 1.48
    on June 09, 2014 01:14

    lovely work. this part is hauntingly beautiful. I think more effective because of the contrast of the first two minutes.

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    super disco breakin' (clb.rmx) at 1.22
    on June 08, 2014 13:50

    @ℳidℳadℳuck: Thanks! Really glad you liked. Thanks for listening and commenting.

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    Free Radical Giveaway - Something Dismal at 1.51
    on June 04, 2014 12:22

    very clean and elegant track - excellent support for the vocals. nice work.

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    I Knew It Was You at 2.25
    on June 03, 2014 21:03

    wonderful soundscape. love the audio treatment. sort of hesitant pulsating breathing effect.

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    Come Home at 2.56
    on June 03, 2014 21:00

    again - very nice small touches that really elevate this - the piano notes work wonders to create contrast.

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    Patience at 5.32
    on June 03, 2014 20:56

    this is really enjoyable - it's bubbling with life and motion instead of being a perfectly smooth and dull drone piece. very nicely done.

  • A Comment on Leonardo Rosado's
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    140601 sometimes we are kissed by the stars - w... at 4.10
    on June 02, 2014 21:12

    I very much respect (and enjoy) how you keep evolving your sound. the gritty distorted guitars and beat work beautifully against the drone-like backing. lovely.

  • A Comment on sofia deville's
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    drain it at 1.06
    on June 02, 2014 21:08

    haha - helt fantastiskt - allt funkar här, sång, instrument och mixing. toppenbra.

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    Så kan det gå at 2.18
    on June 02, 2014 20:59

    wow. underbart sound. som en blandning av stina nordenstam och karin dreijer andersson. tolv tummar upp.

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    New App, First Snippet at 0.28
    on May 29, 2014 14:10

    fantastic. is this all made in the same app, or multiple? this sounds like an instant buy to me.

  • A Comment on Damien RIBA's
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    DoMi feat. DaMi : "Mad or Crazy?" at 0.57
    on May 27, 2014 18:33

    wow. the vocal harmonies are outstanding and the piano chord progression is a perfect match. outstanding track.

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    super disco breakin' (clb.rmx) at 0.15
    on May 25, 2014 21:34

    @Mangalyan Records: Thanks again - much appreciated. I tried to twist a few genres together on this one. Glad you liked.

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    s.o.l.d.i.e.r. (ft. Big Red) at 2.35
    on May 25, 2014 21:34

    @Mangalyan Records: Thank you - nice to hear, because this one is a bit off the beaten track. Thanks for the listen and comment.

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    d:rive/t:hrive [disquiet0124-deriveandthrive] at 2.25
    on May 25, 2014 21:33

    @Mangalyan Records: Thanks - this one was a really fun quick project.

  • A Comment on emilienicolas's
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    Emilie Nicolas - Grown Up at 2.35
    on May 25, 2014 21:31

    whoa. incredibly powerful. hit me square in the chest. unbelievably good performance and production. twelve jars of pickled herring for you.

  • A Comment on Mangalyan Records's
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    Plaits of Twilight / Damien Riba at 1.20
    on May 21, 2014 12:21

    Lovely track. Simultaneously channels Satie and Sakamoto.

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    d:rive/t:hrive [disquiet0124-deriveandthrive] at 2.42
    on May 21, 2014 00:07

    @Benn DeMole: thank you - for listening and commenting. much appreciated.

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    d:rive/t:hrive [disquiet0124-deriveandthrive] at 0.55
    on May 21, 2014 00:05

    @Modus Pony: thanks! I used a mix of modulation and playing my own beat (bass, snare) to tie the different elements together. glad you liked.

  • A Comment on Modus Pony's
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    TitvrushBC at 2.27
    on May 21, 2014 00:03

    this is awesome. brings back tons of memories from the early 80s, but with a highly contemporary sound. nice.

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