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Reviews for "Dirge for Two Veterans"

Dirge for Two Veterans
by gurdonark
Recommends (4)
Tue, Nov 6, 2007 @ 4:34 AM
permalink   Tue, Nov 6, 2007 @ 3:34 PM
With quite a nice whimsical lilt, the
music carries this excellent Whitman poem to one’s tympanic membrane. I especially enjoy the juxtaposition of
some of the darker parts of the poem,
with said whimsy. Good job Gurdonark; what the hell is a “nose
permalink   gurdonark Tue, Nov 6, 2007 @ 3:39 PM
Isn’t the Whitman poem a beautiful read?

I like to juxtapose happy with sad, for effect, although it would be interesting to slow the pace to dirge speed and then add dirge effects. But I went this way this time, and I hope it works.

“The Humanatone nose flute is a musical novelty, a sort of plastic shield held under the nose that directs the player’s breath through a whistle slot lying over the mouth opening, acting as a resonator. The tones produced are varied by changing the shape of the player’s mouth cavity with different vowel and consonant formations”

I have lots of nose flutes. If you’d like one, then drop me a line, and I’ll mail you one. It’s surprisingly easy to play ~ an octave, but it’s an amazing way to create samples for synths.
permalink   Wed, Nov 7, 2007 @ 7:45 AM
That vocal is really really well recorded, and the speaker has that perfect low down dramatic voice. I’m gonna have to check out that site.

LOL … great production too, that voice is just so striking, it reached out and grabbed me first … actually a credit to how you placed it in the sound field.

Great stuff!
permalink   gurdonark Fri, Nov 9, 2007 @ 1:31 PM
I love his voice. It’s got a Karloff solemenity coupled with a really human delivery.

When I hear things like this, I always want the music to subordinate to, and contrast with, the voice. That somehow makes it easier than even silence for the reader to connect with the spoken word track. Thanks for commenting!
permalink   Fri, Nov 9, 2007 @ 7:13 AM
sweet analog frogger key sounding melody
permalink   gurdonark Fri, Nov 9, 2007 @ 1:30 PM
Great to see you back here. I don’t make samples nearly as cool as the sample you gave me which I used for “Ending the Drought”.

I was just thinking yesterday what a primitive casio/commodore 64 vidgame sound I got here, but I didn’t flash on frogger. But you’re right—it’s a frogger state of mind.