Jezebel (Recoil song)

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Remixes

Jezebel (Seductress Mix)

The Seductress Mix is a remix produced as a collaborative effort between remixer Ehron VonAllen and Alan Wilder, who provided suggestions and feedback throughout its production. Notably, the remixer detailed Wilder's input and dissected various elements of the song via video annotations in a 2012 YouTube video upload. YouTube removed the annotations feature as of January 2019, however, a mirror of the original annotations can be viewed at indivio.us. Below is a transcript of Ehron VonAllen's annotations edited for clarity:

0:08 - [The] intro male vocal is [from] the original [Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet] voice slowed down.

0:12 - The bassline is the original from Alan's stems, except it was looped twice and overlapped just slightly to give a more sequenced effect.

0:57 - This famous "Bonham" drum loop that kicks in here [was used by Alan] in Depeche Mode's 'Halo' & 'Get Right With Me'.

1:21 - Here, I recreated Alan's bass sample so I could have more options. I didn't want to abandon the signature 'Jezebel' bassline, so I kept its overall tone.

1:49 - You can hear three time-stretched cymbals in a row. This was requested by Alan after I sent him the first version of the song. He thought it would make the transition coming after that go smoother. He was right of course.

1:59 - The violin sequence is taken from Ehron VonAllen's 2003 cover of 'Jezebel'.

2:09 - The bassline in this section is Alan's original 'Jezebel' bassline sample, just in reverse to give the illusion of a new line.

3:14 - The male voice is Ehron VonAllen's vocals from the chorus of his song 'Countless Contradictions' but it is reversed to give a more sinister and dark effect.

3:17 - It was Alan's idea to add a filtering effect here.

3:36 - The female vocal is gospel singer Nancy Allen taken from Ehron VonAllen's song 'Estella'.

4:00 - The female vocal is Nancy Allen again, [using the] same vocals from the song 'Estella' but in reverse to give off [an] "exotic language" effect.

4:11 - These vocals originally appeared near the beginning of the song.

4:42 - It was Alan's idea to leave the last vocal part hanging over so long during the transition, which worked great.

4:54 - There was once a section here that used samples from the Recoil song 'Bloodline', but that segment didn't fit in the final mix well.

5:04 - During the discussion to remove that part, Alan revealed that there is a sequence in 'Electro Blues For Bukka White' that he created originally [for use with] 'Waiting For The Night'.

5:12 - After Alan expressed the change, he said "Now you know why they call me a perfectionist control freak right?" Great quote :)

5:23 - The female vocal [pronouncing the word] "judgement" throughout the song is [performed by] Diamanda Galás.


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