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Memory foam duck
by Robert Anthony Ruzzo
Recommends (18)
Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:48 PM

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billraydrums
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permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 11:14 PM
I like it! Very sketchy and loose. It’s honest, and wacky.
 
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permalink   Robert Anthony Ruzzo Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 8:14 PM
Thank you for the GREAT drum tracks! It is a real challenge to play to the off-time beats….but it sounds so GOOD!!!
 
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permalink   billraydrums Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 1:51 AM
Quote: w1avThank you for the GREAT drum tracks! It is a real challenge to play to the off-time beats….but it sounds so GOOD!!!

If you speak a common sentence and “quantify” it, you’d be very surprised at the time signature(s) involved.

What I try to do is play things that are perhaps “odd” in time, but are borne of cadences that are familiar to the ear. Say “Hey, I’m going to the market to get some avocados” Over and over, and quantize that phrase… There’s a few many ways to “feel” that phrase….That’s what I’m working within. I want to create stuff that reflects real-life. Whatever falls out of my head is what you get. :D
Tenny
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 4:50 AM
This is fantastic! Very “Gilles Peterson”-like. It’s like a big menagerie of rubbery jazz, soulful funk, power ballad rock and a stubborn duck are all playing inside my speakers. I love it
 
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permalink   billraydrums Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 1:40 AM
Quote: TennyThis is fantastic! Very “Gilles Peterson”-like. It’s like a big menagerie of rubbery jazz, soulful funk, power ballad rock and a stubborn duck are all playing inside my speakers. I love it

“Rubbery”…..I love that descriptor and take that as the highest compliment!
colab
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 6:42 AM
I love it. You’ve done an amazing job showcasing the drums - really shown a lot of restraint not trying to compete with them but instead come up with an instrumentation to partner up instead.

Nice job.
 
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permalink   billraydrums Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 1:45 AM
Quote: colabI love it. You’ve done an amazing job showcasing the drums - really shown a lot of restraint not trying to compete with them but instead come up with an instrumentation to partner up instead.

Nice job.


I wanna hear a bass instrument (not necessarily a bass guitar) take up some of that slack throughout the keyboard solo. Someone who can just go in and surgically contribute their part, as well as fleshing out some of the more strange rhythmic “curves”.

A very slight observation into my mind- I play “points on a line”, no matter if it zigs, or it zags. All the things I do are merely vector points arranged accordingly. And if You’re familiar with “bezier curves”, those are completely understood, “swing factor/curve radius” is employed. This is how I see stuff. It’s like graphic design. everything has a place, and a place is there for everything.
panu
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 6:51 AM
DOOD! this is some serious ( meaning, serious ) damn foam duck fusion. how’d you get lee ritenour to loosen up so good?
SackJo22
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 7:19 AM
Fantastic! Colab put it so well — the space between the instrumentation and the drums is just so well placed. I thoroughly enjoyed listening.
timberman
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permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 11:00 AM
Agree with Colab (and SackJo22). Fabulous stuff.