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row your boat
by Speck
Recommends (18)
Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 5:01 AM
 
panu
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permalink   Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 5:35 AM
elegant & confident in its simplicity. the well from which all meaningful progress emanates. taoist jazz.
colab
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permalink   Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 7:32 AM
There are times when the individual elements stray a bit too far from each other for my taste - but when it works it’s very good.

I’ve listened to it four times already and each time it shows me something new. Not a lot of music does that for me, so that makes it rather special.
 
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permalink   Speck Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 8:57 AM
Probably most of those individual elements of which you speak (the sitar and the vibes?) are entrenched in the Safary sample. It’s like that. I like that.
 
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permalink   colab Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 10:32 AM
Quote: SpeckIt’s like that. I like that.
And I like that too.

To me this is a bit like a planetary system of heavenly bodies that have irregular rotation cycles.

When the planets line up (particularly in the last third of your track) it’s the sort of thing that will make people do improbable things.

And improbable is good.
SackJo22
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permalink   Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 8:25 AM
The use of Row You Boat in this setting conjures images of surreal cartoon anxiety so that the phrase “Life is But a Dream” stands out as a pointed message, and for me, the core of the piece.
 
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permalink   Speck Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 8:44 AM
For me too. Thanks.
Anchor
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permalink   Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 8:38 AM
a musical abstraction with substance and depth…..
a great listen too.
timberman
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permalink   Mon, May 17, 2010 @ 11:54 AM
Agree with Panu, elegant and confident. I don’t see the planetery system of heavenly bodies, though. I see a slowly moving boat in a slowly moving stream. In a very strange but enchanted jungle. As usual, your art expands the imagination of the listener.
texasradiofish
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permalink   Tue, May 18, 2010 @ 2:54 AM
I have no clue how you concieve the idea to mash this set of sounds. Clearly makes me think of Sun Ra. Unique motion, Speck.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Thu, May 20, 2010 @ 12:43 AM
I was floating smoothly along with this - relaxing, slightly exotic - and then all these deliciously unsettling threads start insinuating themselves. I love it, Speck! xxxx