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Storms (v2)
by PhilTheNil
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Wed, Aug 5, 2009 @ 9:02 AM

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permalink   Wed, Aug 5, 2009 @ 12:52 PM
Not completely convinced that the tag “funky” best describes this piece. However, your mix is lovely. The piano is very good and lots of little lush details like the wah-wah or whatever it is two thirds in and the distant choir or mellotron sound through the first half of the song.
permalink   PhilTheNil Wed, Aug 5, 2009 @ 1:23 PM
Thanks a lot. You’re right, the funky tag is not relevant. I’ll remove it right now. In fact, I started without the piano, and the wah guitar brought more funk to the rythm. I lowered it, and it now only shows up at 1/3 of the mix.
The ‘Mellotron’ is in fact a Kore Player (free demo sampler here) with the preset ‘Abyss Flowers’. continuous E3 + various notes, to glue it all.
I still need to polish the whole stuff:
- make the drums less metronomic
- clean the bass (a Steinberger spirit)
- perfect the piano, as I have some problems with the not fast/not slow beat, and remaining consistent with the tempo is still a pain; I could of course quantize, but I don’t want to. Too easy ;-)
VoilĂ .
If you have other remarks, please write. I’m just an amateur, so…
permalink   timberman Wed, Aug 5, 2009 @ 1:42 PM
Forget about the “funky” note, Phil. It was just me being narrow minded.
Thanks for the Kore free demo tip!
permalink   PhilTheNil Thu, Aug 6, 2009 @ 8:07 AM
My pleasure…
I just uploaded the 3rd version. I think it’s less dodgy now.
Hope you enjoy;-)
By any chance, do you know, if I upload the very same file (same name I mean) I’d loose the comments & recommends?
permalink   timberman Thu, Aug 6, 2009 @ 9:24 AM
If you use the “Replace” function you will not loose the comments or recommends. I’ll check in for a listen later.
permalink   Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 5:32 AM
nice work - beautiful piano - love the atmosphere created - reminds me of some of Pentangle’s music - and that’s a good thing too.
permalink   PhilTheNil Fri, Aug 7, 2009 @ 9:04 AM
Thank you. I don’t know Pentangle, but I’m just listening to a few of their songs (UTube). Waow! What a heritage! I don’t honestly think I deserve such a compliment, but I feel it as a very nice encouragement to continue & work harder.
And now, you instilled the venom in my brain ;-) under the form:
“how much do I owe to a music style I haven’t played for ages?

Interesting. Very interesting.

BTW, I uploaded a 3rd version, still in progress/negociation though.