Tags : | Industrial | 6.54 MB

Description : I posted this song some time back, but removed it after I entered a consultant agreement on the video with machinma.com. I decided to alter it so I could retain the rights to my music and give it away free. It is a song I made for a portal machinima video. It is only the second song I ever attempted vocals for, but it is fairly popular in the machinima community none the less. If you want to watch the video here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6Q_koTHB54

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  1. JJWeekz
    JJWeekz on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 - 7 years ago

    I love the sexy 80's vibe your music and vocals gives off, wondering why you don't have as many current tracks on here. Show us more!!!

  2. ThePissedOffRobot
    ThePissedOffRobot on Sun 1st Apr 2012 - 7 years ago

    Also, I just remixed your Empty Summer Nights song, its up on youtube. TPOR - Empty Summer Nights (Ft. Ray Koefoed).

  3. ThePissedOffRobot
    ThePissedOffRobot on Sun 1st Apr 2012 - 7 years ago

    You should put up a acapella of this. I would love to remix it. Great song man!

  4. CyberSon
    CyberSon on Mon 20th Jun 2011 - 8 years ago

    Hey Ray

    This track is totally awesome! I really love the pitch bending with vox and the celtic feel. I only know a little about Portal, but this track really does illustrate it for me. Very inspirational work! Excellent and faved for certain!

  5. Kirb
    Kirb on Thu 2nd Jun 2011 - 8 years ago

    hey I wanted to know where did your demo go of your up coming CD? it had a rocking part in it it was like the first 30 seconds of it it was a heavy guitar riff i love that will you be putting that up so we can here it any time? that would be wonderful

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Sorry Kirb. I took it down. I plan on being finished with the album in the next few weeks and then I will be posting the finished tracks. I think I know which song you are talking about. I have a feeling that will probably be most peoples favorite out of all of them.

  6. Fuuuuu
    Fuuuuu on Thu 14th Apr 2011 - 8 years ago

    Two words to describe my reaction to this song: Impressed and amazed.

    Portal is a gift from god and this song really made me smile.

  7. matthew8755
    matthew8755 on Thu 10th Mar 2011 - 8 years ago

    This is not real
    the cake is a lie
    Anyway great song dude! and Yeah I can't wait for portal 2. Multiplayer FTW!

  8. Triggermann90
    Triggermann90 on Thu 10th Mar 2011 - 8 years ago

    Got this on my Mp3 player listen to it everytime i start up a game of Portal. Cant wait to see what kind of stuff you can create in Portal 2 goddamn that'll be INSANE!!!

  9. COSMICUNENDING
    COSMICUNENDING on Thu 24th Feb 2011 - 8 years ago

    ''i can digg it,keep doin your thang''

  10. Mrbillionx
    Mrbillionx on Sun 12th Dec 2010 - 9 years ago

    Any slices of cake left?

    Break me off one and more of this along with it.

  11. Devodale
    Devodale on Sat 11th Dec 2010 - 9 years ago

    This rocks! I heard your collabs with BigPete, so thought I'd check you out. You have great originality in your music! Fine production thoughout. Gee, I should send you something to collab on .....

  12. Ishimizu
    Ishimizu on Wed 18th Aug 2010 - 9 years ago

    nice one man oO
    I especially like the drums... no real reason wh exactly thought... and the style itself reminds me on some of my fav bands.
    Insta-fav XD

  13. JohnBoutilier
    JohnBoutilier on Fri 6th Aug 2010 - 9 years ago

    Excellent track, brother, nothing more to say. A great effort, love everything about it.

    John

  14. MCHN
    MCHN on Tue 27th Jul 2010 - 9 years ago

    Sweet! I had heard it before after I saw the video for that Machina vid for TrackMania. Brings back good times with Portal. The video's so cool also. That chorus is so damn catchy lol. Hopefully we will get another tune for Portal 2 from ya Ray. Cheers :D

  15. StephenPotter
    StephenPotter on Fri 23rd Jul 2010 - 9 years ago

    The video was great for this track, do you still play gmod ray? Cos I'd like to talk to you on it sometime.
    The lyrics are great, must have taken ages to do and I think this is probably the best tribute to portal thats out there.. its the only reason at the moment I miss my xbox (because I can no longer play portal) The chorus singing is great, and it sounds like one of the turrets. I like the part about the companion cube, that was my faviroute line in the song.

    I also said a great comment to you about it on youtube, congrats by the way for having over 1 million views on the video.

    I favourited this one because you must have spent a ton of effort on this track, plus more for the video.

    Ste :)

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks a lot Stephen. I haven't done much with gmod lately. In fact, I don't even have any of my HL2 stuff on my PC anymore. I have kind of been trying to move on to making original cut out type animations to avoid the copyright issues with machinima videos. I am sure it would be fun to hang out with you in the game, but the truth is that I never set up the Steam friend thing. I only played it off line to avoid all of the extra addons uploaded from other people that would have slowed things down worse then they already are.

    Thanks again for the very nice review and comment on YouTube. Feel free to send a friend invite to me there if we aren't already friends on YT.

  16. NADMS1
    NADMS1 on Thu 1st Jul 2010 - 9 years ago

    i like this.. this is trippy ass cool stuff

  17. CrashTheSystem
    CrashTheSystem on Sun 27th Jun 2010 - 9 years ago

    Oh wow i had no idea that you made this masterpiece! A while back i was watching sum portal vids cuz i was just starting the game and i found that and i instantly fell in love with it! Now i found out you made it and i couldnt be more surprised. Btw i used sum of your lyrics in a song i will send you the link once i upload it thanx a ton!

  18. rfalkenburg
    rfalkenburg on Sun 27th Jun 2010 - 9 years ago

    Listened to this halfway while I was reviewing your website, and then watched the video in full. Thats cool, but as I am not familiar with half life, a lot of it didn't make sense, but to be able to create that was neat. I also checked out your art. The snake bite was interesting and I appreciate the Greek ruin. There is a guy here that draws serious angel warrior stuff. I will get his site if you are interested. I can't draw so I use a camera. www.RussFalkenburg.com. check it out if you get a chance.

  19. MUTECITY
    MUTECITY on Sat 26th Jun 2010 - 9 years ago

    Have you been playing portal? : )

    Very orig, very nice stuff, off to the next track...

  20. ChaseManhattan
    ChaseManhattan on Mon 10th May 2010 - 9 years ago

    i promised i would listen and review all the tracks on that forum tell people what tracks you want them to hear so here i am.

    the beginning is awesome lol.

    the lyrics match well with the beat. i like it a lot. a new fav!

  21. After_The_End
    After_The_End on Mon 19th Apr 2010 - 9 years ago

    yeh, im into this love the beats and the feel....

  22. Sobea
    Sobea on Sat 17th Apr 2010 - 9 years ago

    The first time I saw the Taste the Cake machinima, which was several months ago now I believe, I fell in love with this song. Incidentally, this is the very first song from Mr. Ray Koefoed that I heard. It almost got me in the mood to replay Portal just to hear all of GLaDOS's hilarious one liners.

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    thank you Sobea. It is a fun game. I am looking forward to the new portal 2.

  23. Alen9R
    Alen9R on Tue 13th Apr 2010 - 9 years ago

    wwooowww!!
    what to say ...........
    fav. for sure
    You put great vocal from the girl!!
    finish of track,with Irish tune

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks again 9Rihter. Yeh, I did some pitch bending and other effects for the chorus. It was meant to sound like the turrets in the game. It is cool you say it sounded Irish, because I always try to go for a celtic sound with string instruments.

  24. jethro2010
    jethro2010 on Thu 8th Apr 2010 - 9 years ago

    Wow I am amazed its so original and catchy love it!!!!!
    keep it up!!!

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks very much Jethro

  25. dj_anthro
    dj_anthro on Fri 19th Mar 2010 - 9 years ago

    this track be great, man why did not valve get you into their music division?

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Funny you mention that Anthro. I sent an email to the job department of Valve last weekend (when I learned they are making Portal 2), and said I was applying for the job of making the music for the credits and gave them a link to the video. I of course haven't heard back. It would be great though.

  26. Smith
    Smith on Sun 28th Feb 2010 - 9 years ago

    Awesome completely genius:)Your right about the cake!Damn cake was evil.That was a damn hard game when i played it but of course i used cheats:/ Anyway good song man!Peace!

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thank you for the nice review Smith. I thought it was tough too the first time. I am anxious to see what they do with Portal 2. I know now they are making one.

  27. Salook
    Salook on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 - 9 years ago

    Hey Raykoefoed, caught this in the feature box, saw your name and gave it a listen, man i knew this would be great before i even pressed play. love what you do and the stories within your music, that was a tasty piece of cake man, cheers.

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks for the nice comment Salook. I am pleased you liked the taste =)

  28. DJAid
    DJAid on Mon 8th Feb 2010 - 9 years ago

    Kinda eerie track but it sounds great.Both vocals regular/ Pitched are cool as hell too. Nice instruments too. The beats basic but brings great flow to the track. Nice track Its going on my favs.

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thank you DJAid

  29. LittleRailTrouble
    LittleRailTrouble on Mon 1st Feb 2010 - 9 years ago

    The song was awesome. I watched the machinima video aswell it was hilarious...Very very cool.

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thank you. For some reason that is the most popular video I have done yet. It is funny, because I sent it to machinima as just an idea for making my own music for videos. I guess I need to go back to making music for fun and stop trying so hard to progress. Anyway, thanks for the nice reply.

  30. RogueAi
    RogueAi on Thu 21st Jan 2010 - 10 years ago

    Great track! I played this game and thought wouldn't those voices be cool in a song?

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks Travis. I know what you mean. The sound effects seemed like they were even meant to be in some kind of strange techno song, to me.

  31. DextDee
    DextDee on Thu 21st Jan 2010 - 10 years ago

    oh my first love with raykoefoed, always loved this bass man, and yes i remember this track. as soon as i played it again i knew it was familiar b4 the bass came in.
    glad to c it back.

    DextDee

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thank you DextDee. It is funny how it works, that bass track was something I just threw together to go with another instrument. The instruments I spend a lot of time on trying to make sound as good as I can don't end up being as good as the ones I don't put much effort into. I haven't quite figured it out yet. It almost seems like music isn't meant to be too fine tuned or tweaked.

  32. theHumps
    theHumps on Thu 21st Jan 2010 - 10 years ago

    This was very cool and a little different approach with the vocals. There was just the right amount of production in this song, wasn't overdone, just perfect.

    Wayne

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Thanks very much Wayne

  33. sterixx
    sterixx on Thu 21st Jan 2010 - 10 years ago

    Hi Ray - whats up, my friend?? :D

    man, this one is really great - i really like this style, the vocals (and the pitched one, nice idea) to this beat - real catchy one. the instrumental is top.

    cheers, Frank

    RayKoefoed
    Reply by RayKoefoed

    Hey Frank!
    Thanks for the review. Sorry we never got to finish that song we worked on. You are a great guy to work with and very talented. I look forward to hearing more of your stuff.

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