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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    Perhaps not the best time to publish a song named 'Dezember' (December), but I can't help it. I just wrote it and named it Dezember, because December 2002 my mother died and December 2020 my dad died, so an important month for me, like September for someone from Green Day (Wake me up when september ends).

    This is great, I love the low tones that start around 0:32. Something discordant and jarring but soothing about them at the same time? Really striking effect. The writing in the piano has a very searching and thoughtful quality. Seems like the tone on the piano shifts about 2:30? Great sense there of torments & despair piling up, very subtle but effective build of tension to the more confident and neo-classical piano at 3:00ish. Love the surprise when the extra synths come in at 5:25, another pivotal moment in the composition. The thick synth washes starting at 9:00ish give a nice climactic feeling. I like the way the left-side synth pushes against the main rhythm around 11:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    This is great, I love the low tones that start around 0:32. Something discordant and jarring but soothing about them at the same time? Really striking effect. The writing in the piano has a very searching and thoughtful quality. Seems like the tone on the piano shifts about 2:30? Great sense there of torments & despair piling up, very subtle but effective build of tension to the more confident and neo-classical piano at 3:00ish. Love the surprise when the extra synths come in at 5:25, another pivotal moment in the composition. The thick synth washes starting at 9:00ish give a nice climactic feeling. I like the way the left-side synth pushes against the main rhythm around 11:20.
    I used the soft pedal at the beginning, so I think that is the shift in the piano tone.

    The low tones are the Augmented STRINGS from Arturia. I used a factory preset named Deepening and tweeked it, to make it sound a bit more like a plucked double bass, without the reverb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I used the soft pedal at the beginning, so I think that is the shift in the piano tone.

    The low tones are the Augmented STRINGS from Arturia. I used a factory preset named Deepening and tweeked it, to make it sound a bit more like a plucked double bass, without the reverb.
    My apologies Renate, I think I used the wrong term, perhaps dissonant in the one section in the beginning. My lack of musical training perhaps the root of the comment.
    If anyone can guess at what I was trying to say, please feel free to correct the comment.
    Anyway, the amount of hard work, time and thought you put in the composition shows.
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    Just published this as part of a "vibe" contest. Let me know what you think.

    https://www.bandlab.com/post/1c0651a...6-2818789a16d5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    Just published this as part of a "vibe" contest. Let me know what you think.

    https://www.bandlab.com/post/1c0651a...6-2818789a16d5
    There is a lot going on in this. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I used the soft pedal at the beginning, so I think that is the shift in the piano tone.

    The low tones are the Augmented STRINGS from Arturia. I used a factory preset named Deepening and tweeked it, to make it sound a bit more like a plucked double bass, without the reverb.
    It's a cool effect! I've tinkered with various things to try to get a plucked double bass effect in my own work, and haven't really found anything effective, so it was cool to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBES View Post
    It's a cool effect! I've tinkered with various things to try to get a plucked double bass effect in my own work, and haven't really found anything effective, so it was cool to hear.
    It was the first time I used the free Augmented STRINGS software, which seems to be an introduction version.
    https://www.arturia.com/products/sof...intro/overview

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    Here's my IST vocal version of A Simple Cat. I have 2 more songs to complete then I start remixing and remastering for next Band camp release.

    https://www.soundclick.com/music/son...ongID=14437141
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    Just published this as part of a "vibe" contest. Let me know what you think.

    https://www.bandlab.com/post/1c0651a...6-2818789a16d5
    Very different from the stuff I have heard you present here. I like the jazz Hop vibe and also the gamey nature of some of the sounds. could easy be a Grand Theft Auto track. Yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clivey View Post
    Here's my IST vocal version of A Simple Cat. I have 2 more songs to complete then I start remixing and remastering for next Band camp release.

    https://www.soundclick.com/music/son...ongID=14437141
    Love the saxophone-solo (soprano?). Hear some Bowie in the vocals.

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    I like it Clivey. Reminds me of something else but I can't place it, maybe Bowie inspired as was said above? So who's playing the sax?

    As for my track, yeah it's definitely a different genre, but you've got to expand and try something new sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    I like it Clivey. Reminds me of something else but I can't place it, maybe Bowie inspired as was said above? So who's playing the sax?

    As for my track, yeah it's definitely a different genre, but you've got to expand and try something new sometimes.


    Thanks for the listens guys . It really matters. Saxophones, 1935 Vintage Conn 10 M tenor and wee Kitty the Fake Aliexpress , Curvy Soprano, who I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clivey View Post
    Thanks for the listens guys . It really matters. Saxophones, Vintage Conn 10 M tenor and wee Kitty the Fake Aliexpress Curvy Soprano, who I love. "I make all the noises around here good ,bad and ugly, and I usually take it as a bit of a complement when any of my Noise is compared to folks that have had hit numbers.
    I like that soprano. Not something you hear that much I think. It's always nice to see, or hear a less used saxophone. Some weeks ago I was in Breda and I saw someone playing a bass saxophone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarebird View Post
    I like that soprano. Not something you hear that much I think. It's always nice to see, or hear a less used saxophone. Some weeks ago I was in Breda and I saw someone playing a bass saxophone.

    Yikes a Bass. Imagine toting a thing like that round gigs, fantastic Sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by clivey View Post
    Here's my IST vocal version of A Simple Cat. I have 2 more songs to complete then I start remixing and remastering for next Band camp release.

    https://www.soundclick.com/music/son...ongID=14437141
    Sorry it took me so long to check this out Clivey, I've been working on a project.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. It's perfect, and your performance/recording is A+++++
    I think this mix is wonderful, you did a great job. MY thought is, it doesn't need remixing at all, it's magical the way it is, and sounds full and a perfect balance in the tracks.
    If you decide to remix it, please make sure you have this copy to keep as it is.
    This is one of your best mixes I've heard since you've been posting.
    I love your vocals on this one...PERFECT! are you related to Tom Waits perhaps? lol

    Btw, I tried to download it, and it requested to sign in or create an account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Sorry it took me so long to check this out Clivey, I've been working on a project.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. It's perfect, and your performance/recording is A+++++
    I think this mix is wonderful, you did a great job. MY thought is, it doesn't need remixing at all, it's magical the way it is, and sounds full and a perfect balance in the tracks.
    If you decide to remix it, please make sure you have this copy to keep as it is.
    This is one of your best mixes I've heard since you've been posting.
    I love your vocals on this one...PERFECT! are you related to Tom Waits perhaps? lol

    Btw, I tried to download it, and it requested to sign in or create an account.


    Thanks big Honestly. re Soundclick. this has only just started. Even I have to log in to get a link to a song these days. It`s still one of the really "free", in more than one way, sites though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clivey View Post
    Here's my IST vocal version of A Simple Cat. I have 2 more songs to complete then I start remixing and remastering for next Band camp release.

    https://www.soundclick.com/music/son...ongID=14437141
    Very powerful vocal here, and I agree with the other folks about the use of saxes. The synth background is very nicely constructed too, it gives the arrangement a sense of movement and complexity that resonates with the seashore imagery in the lyric. I also love how the sax solo continues behind the vocals when they come back in at 3:21; it helps carry the climactic feeling of that solo.

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    I play a bit of entry level guitar and write and sing songs in folk clubs - not really PE material but I thought some of you might enjoy the subject matter of this song I wrote
    https://soundcloud.com/malcolm-pinch/mystic-vinyl-seers
    'I would advise stilts for the quagmires"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    I play a bit of entry level guitar and write and sing songs in folk clubs - not really PE material but I thought some of you might enjoy the subject matter of this song I wrote
    https://soundcloud.com/malcolm-pinch/mystic-vinyl-seers
    Nice song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    I play a bit of entry level guitar and write and sing songs in folk clubs - not really PE material but I thought some of you might enjoy the subject matter of this song I wrote
    https://soundcloud.com/malcolm-pinch/mystic-vinyl-seers
    Hang around . Its a greatly diverse membership and the original material posted by Artists here covers every genre.

    Your song rang true. tee hee

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    ^^^ Thank you!

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    Oh My - a song story about YES, no doubt. Very catchy and original. I almost laughed out loud. But I guess that's the story with a lot of bands in this rather back street kind of music that we all grew up with and still like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    I play a bit of entry level guitar and write and sing songs in folk clubs - not really PE material but I thought some of you might enjoy the subject matter of this song I wrote
    https://soundcloud.com/malcolm-pinch/mystic-vinyl-seers
    Ha! Very original subject and clever writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    I play a bit of entry level guitar and write and sing songs in folk clubs - not really PE material but I thought some of you might enjoy the subject matter of this song I wrote
    https://soundcloud.com/malcolm-pinch/mystic-vinyl-seers
    Great! I literally laughed out loud at the last line of the chorus.
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    Really pleased you folks enjoyed the song -I tried not to make it too specific, but of course I still bought the latest album...
    'I would advise stilts for the quagmires"

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