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Ana (BLTN mix)
by duckett
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Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 3:29 AM

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permalink   Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 3:59 AM
as i am leaving the kasbah in some guinean town i enter the marketsquare where a group of people is playing traditional music with an electronic feel while the market is filled wih colours, sound and beautyfull people.
permalink   duckett Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 4:07 AM
Wow- not only a nice image, but only 30 min. after upload!!
Thanks Dr. G ;-)
Kaer Trouz
permalink   Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 7:09 AM
This may be strange, but it reminds me a bit of Paul Simon’s Graceland, which however commercial, was a well made record. I love the joyful ringing at the top of the piece (and strangely that reminds a bit of Baba O’Reilly). There are just a few places where I think the bass note clunks/clashes a bit, but overall this is joyous and really cool.
permalink   duckett Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 11:28 AM
Hey, Bakithi Kumalo on that record made me yearn desperately to be a fretless bass player- so can’t say I’m surprised ;-)
Glad you like it!
permalink   Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 7:46 AM
LOL…You have me smiling over here duckett.
Nice work, When are you coming over here to work on some music together?
I’m off Mon Tues & WEDs the 26 27 & 28
Call a brother !!!!
permalink   duckett Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 11:34 AM
Thanks J- and keep the phone handy!
permalink   Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 7:08 PM
Great take on this just would have liked the arrangement to have sat back a bit to give the vox more of a chance.

Very lively joyous sounds and worth the “experiment”
permalink   duckett Sat, May 24, 2008 @ 7:18 PM
Thanks RT (Hmmm… now those initials strike me as familiar in an MI7 kinda way)…Oh! Sorry- my reply, yes. (Ahem) Ignore that last bit. You’re right; I suppose I could have used a volume envelope to even things up better on the vox, since there’s quite a level range on the pella.
Glad you liked it anyway!
Admiral Bob
permalink   Sun, May 25, 2008 @ 1:18 PM
The electronic and percussion arrangements are perfectly attuned to the vocal. Great job!
permalink   duckett Sun, May 25, 2008 @ 1:39 PM
Thanks! The odd thing is, the pella has a bpm listing of 114, but I didn’t stretch or chop it to fit the instrumental, 110 bpm; just a little nudging, until it sat OK :-)
permalink   Sun, May 25, 2008 @ 11:40 PM
I love that groove at beginning. This totally reminds me of something but I can’t figure out what. Now it’s bugging me…. ; )

How did you make that sound? The high synthy thing.
permalink   duckett Mon, May 26, 2008 @ 1:49 AM
Thanks! The “high synthy thing” is actually the same pseudo-Strat patch used for the main part. The only other sound besides the bass and drums is a marimba/vibe hybrid. Let me know if you remember what it reminds you of!
permalink   Mon, May 26, 2008 @ 1:31 PM
Are these two mixes the start of an African phase for you? - if so, I’m hoping for more!
permalink   duckett Mon, May 26, 2008 @ 1:51 PM
Thanks! I can’t say there won’t necessarily be more coming, but I seem to be the Ross Noble of remixers; “Ooh, shiny!”
(pause) …What was I on about?
permalink   oldDog Tue, May 27, 2008 @ 9:32 AM
I thought it was only us Brits who knew about Ross Noble.

On another subject, how about uploading some more spoken texts sometime?
permalink   duckett Tue, May 27, 2008 @ 2:53 PM
It’s a shame, really- if Americans can enjoy Eddie Izzard, why not Ross Noble? “Accent too strong”? Oh, well; I dunno.
Anyway, I suppose I could try some more scribbling, and recording the spoken results…
permalink   Mon, May 26, 2008 @ 8:11 PM
This is great Duckett, I’m a sucker for that joyful ringing Kaer mentioned so this made me grin from the start.
If you havnt already I think you should go buy yourself that fretless bass now. Well done.
permalink   duckett Mon, May 26, 2008 @ 11:10 PM
Thanks! I actually do have a Fender Jazz fretless :D
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Tue, May 27, 2008 @ 8:25 PM
This mix would make even the grinch smile. Lots of happy sounds combine to create a unique arrangement. I think someone else mentioned Graceland, and I definitely hear a Ladysmith Black Mambazo vibe going on.
permalink   duckett Wed, May 28, 2008 @ 12:29 AM
Thanks! Mbaqanga made a big impression on me, I guess :-)