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The Sailing Trade
by Zep Hurme
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Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 7:13 AM

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permalink   Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:34 AM
Yeah you nailed this! The melodic phrasing and bagpipe sounds give it a great celtic/North British flavour (Irish, Scottish or Northumbrian—cool!). Once again, you got the genre/setting spot on, and your additions are exceptionally good—beautifully crafted. The vocal sound is awesome and swapping between lead and multi-tracked vocals is inspired—good choice. I love the instrumental section too. Thanks again Guv—superb!
permalink   Zep Hurme Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Thanks, guvna. It is a beautiful beautiful song (the original). I started with a Thin Lizzy -esque heavier remix, but it was not really working well, so I trashed the idea and went to another, more traditional direction. (I will use that Thin Lizzy groundwork on another remix some day) Thanks again for supplying these extraordinary pieces!
permalink   Javolenus Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 1:18 PM
Hi Zep—yeah, you settled on the right approach here. And glad my acoustic guitar cuts through coz I was pleased with those chords! Pleasure working with you!
permalink   Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:11 PM
When I was 16 I started going to a folk club where there were still some elements dressed in Arran sweaters and smoking pipes. It was my first introduction to an audience and to my surprise they listened and encouraged me as I murdered my way through the music of the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tim Buckley. Even my takes on the likes of Soft Machine and Judas Priest were suffered and politely applauded. It led me into a false sense of security, for when I hit the big city some months later the reality of the critics kicked in and I found that my super star hero belief was not shared and the real business of surviving in the music business kicked in.

For bringing back these wonderful memories with your recent dip into “finger in the ear” music I thank you!

I am now going to take my Arran sweater off!!
permalink   Javolenus Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 11:37 PM
Hey RT, that was a similar thing to me. I started singing in folk clubs at 16 and found them very cosy, encouraging places. Some people would get up and recite poetry, others would tell jokes or play songs. It was a community thing and people were permitted to contribute whatever—a kind of anithesis to Da Muzik Biz. Wait a minute, that sounds a bit like … !!!
permalink   Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 4:55 AM
This is so very just right. Once again. Very impressive.
permalink   Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 10:13 AM
Another great one! You’ve got enough tracks together now for a really good album of you and Javolenus together - I’d buy it anyway!
permalink   Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 2:07 AM
Oceanic, Z