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Cuttlefish
by gurdonark
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Thu, Jul 23, 2009 @ 6:48 PM
 
duckett
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permalink   Thu, Jul 23, 2009 @ 9:20 PM
Oceanic, yet reflecting the lightning-quick reflexes of those lovely lil’ cephalopods. Chromatophorically delicious!
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 6:55 PM
you clearly area man who knows his cephs! Thank you!
SackJo22
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permalink   Thu, Jul 23, 2009 @ 9:56 PM
First order of business — I love your new avatar pic!

While you were inspired by cuttlefish, I was reminded of jelly fish that expand and contract and move through the water in quiet bursts, beautiful when illuminated. The rhythm swam through my headphones, inviting my attention to be placed here, and then there with its gentle propulsion that was surprisingly groovy, the bass notes surfacing in its wake.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 6:56 PM
thanks about the avatar. Thats our dog Teddie!

I like that jellyfish image!
Speck
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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 10:12 AM
Lovin’ the minimalist approach here. I just finished a piece using those kitchen percussion samples but I went the opposite way. (Not yet uploaded, but soon come.) You’ve given space for each sound to be fully appreciated. Excellent piece.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 6:57 PM
Im eager to hear your take. I love kitchen percussion because it is all simple sounds that are easy to sample in a sampler. Sometimes the uploads seem about huge loops or even fragments of songs, when all I seek is a ding, a bell, or a charming note.
 
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permalink   Speck Thu, Jul 30, 2009 @ 6:58 AM
Quote: GurdonarkSometimes the uploads seem about huge loops or even fragments of songs, when all I seek is a ding, a bell, or a charming note.Your comment lead me to upload some samples from an experimental ambient piece I did last fall. (October) Maybe you might find some things in there useful.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Thu, Jul 30, 2009 @ 3:25 PM
Thank you! I’ll download it and incorporate something into an upcoming mix or 2!
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 10:43 AM
What a lovely, shimmering, atmospheric piece. Thank you, G. (And, like SJ, I love that cute avatar with the pale grey face and floppy ear!)
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 6:58 PM
Thank you! I am very fond of the little dog who is my avatar. Shes just as charming in the flesh.
Loveshadow
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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 12:42 PM
Very well done.

I feel you have approached this on a new technical level to and there are some great atmospheric changes by removing the reverb from your signal at some points and the insertion of the bass breaths.

A very accomplished piece
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 6:59 PM
thank you very much for your kind words.I tried some different things here, and Im glad you noticed.

Ive been reading a book about the English pre-raphs lately…fascinating stuff.
panu
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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 12:57 PM
this is outstanding! it may well be what things sound like when you’re 2,000 feet down & got fish ears on your head. really a brilliant use of the samples.
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 7:00 PM
thanks! I like your deep sea imagery! Id like to use samples to create that mood.
essesq
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permalink   Fri, Jul 24, 2009 @ 3:19 PM
Cool…I love it when ambient music doesn’t fit my own vision of the stereotypical (heh..no pun intended). In this case I am thinking, devoid of percussion. The percussive and melodic elements here work great together. Everyone else has covered the atmospherics and I agree with them. Well done :-).
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 7:01 PM
I am usually a believer in beatless or “stray beats in ambience, so this one is not strictly speaking ambient. But I dont have a good label for it.
Thanks!
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permalink   Sat, Jul 25, 2009 @ 9:35 AM
Well, another way to cook ..So, Cuttlefish at the menu today..?
It’s funny, because, yesterday, i was watching at the Tv, a documentary, about the intensive and abnormal reproduction of the Jellyfishes (as says SackJo). And, when i remember the images, it’s really perfect with your music too. But, maybe that you’ll upload something else, more appropriate to the Jellyfishes and their fantastic aquashow..i’m sure that you have..
 
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permalink   gurdonark Wed, Jul 29, 2009 @ 7:02 PM
Id love to do a song about the jellyfish. I love it when I see thousands of them swimming together under a night light.
MiElle
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permalink   Sun, Aug 2, 2009 @ 11:47 AM
What an interesting universe !