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Reviews for "One Hand Holds Moonshine's Reflection"

One Hand Holds Moonshine's Re...
by Speck
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Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 3:07 AM

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Doxent Zsigmond
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permalink   Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 3:17 AM
That’s pure genius. Would be great to have it with some modern art and urban short film.
 
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permalink   Speck Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 6:31 AM
Thank you. You make great music and it’s always an extra treat whenever you share stems/samples.
Javolenus
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permalink   Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 3:19 AM
Hmm, I really dig this. It’s amazing. Although made up of unrelated parts it’s got a band/performance feel. All the samples sound great. I think it would work very well with an animated film or some other video treatment. Hmm, very cool. Thanks for including me!
 
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permalink   Speck Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 6:23 AM
Thank you. Your one handed improvisation was the main inspiration for this.
 
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permalink   Javolenus Thu, Jan 16, 2014 @ 3:09 AM
Thanks. I never tried a one-handed impro before. I’d been watching some great Jazz guitarists on YouTube and thought: “What can I do that’s different?” Playing one-handed seemed like a good idea. All the energy & feeling going into one hand, not two …
Rey Izain
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permalink   Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 3:40 AM
Most of us spend a lot of time giving musical representation to the abstractions of our mind that we want to remember and give voice to - certainly I’m chained to that approach most of the time - but you take away the representations and leave the musical abstraction. We are left with raw combinations of notes and it makes us feel uncomfortable like silences during conversations but even as these silences hold something, collectively these notes have us redraw our thoughts to tell the stories we didn’t want to tell. Perhaps I’m exercising a little too much poetic license here but it’s where your performance art took me…it is a soundtrack to the narratives we try to forget but somehow end up happy that we remembered
 
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permalink   Speck Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 6:19 AM
Your thoughts are very well expressed and very much appreciated.

“…you take away the representations and leave the musical abstraction.”

I like that. I’m not as good with words as you are but this makes me think of how sometimes people will say “I saw… as I listened” and I think hmm, I didn’t see anything, I just heard sounds and felt things I can’t really define.
 
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permalink   Jeris Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 7:08 AM
I agree…I think Rey expressed it quite well. You reminded me of something I read about synesthesia. That’s where people have this rare crossfiring in perception where they can see sound. They claim to see bolts of light when phones ring, or spikes coming out of food as it cooks. The most common are just associating colors or shapes from numbers. For a long time scientists thought they were just overly imaginative or just creative individuals. But this one guy came up with a clever experiment . He thought in a normal person if I were to dump a bunch of numbers on a table and they were all black but one number was red and I asked you to find the red one…you would find it immediately.
So, if synesthesia is a physical
Perception and a real phenomenon,…those people should find the “red” number …even if all the numbers are the same color. Strangely, they could. Stranger yet, they found it immediately even when it was upside down. And even stranger still…even when it was partially covered and upside down!!
 
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permalink   Speck Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 8:04 AM
I have read of that and have no trouble believing it. Kind of like a deja vu is simply our brain perceiving the present as a memory. Of course synesthesia is much rarer and far more interesting.
Stefan Kartenberg
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permalink   Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 5:26 PM
amazing intro - amazing experimental track - all instruments came withe a lot of feelings
latopa
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permalink   Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:04 PM
reminds me my old school of when i started playingJUST PLAY!
annabloom
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permalink   Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 5:51 PM
most delightful - the moonshine was good for something