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Three Friends
by Subliminal
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Wed, Jul 16, 2008 @ 1:39 PM

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MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Wed, Jul 16, 2008 @ 10:16 PM
wow. when the guitar finally makes it’s way in, you floor me. just wow.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Wed, Jul 16, 2008 @ 10:59 PM
Thanks! I was thinking about adding something to the first 2 minutes, because it takes some time before the music actually starts. A lack of ideas and the decision to give her poem enough space in the mix decided against it.
 
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permalink   MC Jack in the Box Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 12:33 PM
patience is a virtue and sometimes has it’s rewards!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 11:35 PM
But it does seem so rare these days. Or am I getting old? ;-)
Anchor
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permalink   Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 12:10 PM
Ghostly and alluring - like a fairy tale of enchantment…that guitar has voice of its own…….nice.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 11:36 PM
The guitar player will be pleased to hear that. Thanks for visiting and commenting.
oldDog
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permalink   Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 4:01 PM
Great. I like the way it evolves in unexpected ways.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 11:41 PM
Thank you very much. It’s always hard to imagine what other people hear in something you have lived with for quite some time. It’s good to read that it has some surprises in store.
TheJoe
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permalink   Fri, Jul 18, 2008 @ 3:41 PM
Oh man, I am already very tired while listening to this and for a moment I slept away thinking I am on a space trip and the hostess is talking a bout security etc until the guitars started and I was immediately awake.
Now that_s a trip! The second part with strings and flute is a fine piece of lyrical music.
I think you really have a good hand for unusual arrangements and ideas!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jul 19, 2008 @ 8:43 AM
Somebody over at MI7 already praised the sleep-inducing properties of my music…he he he… Thank you for your kind words about the arrangements and ideas. It reminds me of discussions I have had with a friend of mine about what are the rules for a good arrangement. He is looking for the hit formula, while I don’t care for rules while writing music (at least not consciously).
radiotimes
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permalink   Fri, Jul 18, 2008 @ 7:24 PM
On first listening I thought that the beginning needed to be taken up a gear but having listened a couple of more times I think it does indeed work well as it is.

The guitar was great and it would have been nice if you could have somehow inserted a few of her words into this section.

Overall a very good mix.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jul 19, 2008 @ 8:49 AM
Thanks! You know, at first I wasn’t too sure about that first part too, but I wanted to give her voice more space than I usually do and I had no idea what to add to the first two minutes anyway. And even I had to listen to it a couple of times (after uploading) before realising that it probably works better this way.
spinmeister
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permalink   Fri, Jul 18, 2008 @ 10:09 PM
this is great - what a journey! Kind of a minimalist epic. Intriguing throughout and kept me on the edge of my seat. Excellent work!
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sat, Jul 19, 2008 @ 8:53 AM
Well, thank you very much for your kind words. And for adding it to your playlist (and the same to MC Jack in the Box).
AT
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permalink   Sat, Jul 19, 2008 @ 9:15 PM
Sorry for getting to this rather late, oh my I really like this. The first part is just beautiful, dreamy, peaceful and then the guitar changes your mood—I love the drawn out vocal parts-the whole thing has a really nice “aching” feel to it. Very well done, excellent arrangment (agree with others in that you have real talent for this) and well just bloody lovely.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sun, Jul 20, 2008 @ 12:31 AM
Now see what you did. You made me blush. ;-) Your nice comments are much appreciated. It’s funny to see such positive responses from you guys when you least expect it. It only shows that I don’t have a clue when I have got something decent in my hands (runs to his trashcan to salvage some old bits and pieces).
Scott Altham
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permalink   Sun, Jul 20, 2008 @ 6:36 AM
Nothing much more to add than the guys here have mentioned already (no one likes a copy cat :o)… I like the build and feel of this mix… Guitar work is top notch. -S:
 
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permalink   Subliminal Sun, Jul 20, 2008 @ 8:57 AM
Thank you! Maybe these comments will trigger the guitarist to come out of his creative hibernation.
essesq
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permalink   Thu, Jul 24, 2008 @ 7:32 PM
Great job Subliminal. I saw this track was over 6 minutes long and thought, gee do I have enough attention for that? Back in the day I could listen to 40 minutes of slowly evolving music, but those days are gone. I do need an instant interest or I drift out. This piece was No PROBLEM!

I love the way this track develops. I thought the way you handled the poem was great. Had you blended the melodic elements into that it would have lost it’s punch.

The music is fantastic. Yes buy some damn big alarm clocks and set them up at the guitarist’s house, talent like that should not rest. But the real credit should go to you for arranging such a powerhouse of a piece of music and words. Great great stuff.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Thu, Jul 24, 2008 @ 9:27 PM
Quote: essesqI saw this track was over 6 minutes long and thought, gee do I have enough attention for that? Back in the day I could listen to 40 minutes of slowly evolving music, but those days are gone. I do need an instant interest or I drift out.

I know what you mean (although I am listening to David Sylvian’s Approaching Silence right now). I better not direct you to my 15.5 minutes lasting piece The Hand That Holds The Key To Creation then. ;-)

Quote: essesqThe music is fantastic. Yes buy some damn big alarm clocks and set them up at the guitarist’s house, talent like that should not rest.

The acoustic guitar piece I mentioned was recorded after he and his girlfriend moved back from Aruba after five years living and working there. My hope was that the change of scenery would give a boost to his motivation and creativity, but unfortunately it didn’t. A shame really, because he is a good guitar player and an even better songwriter.

Quote: essesqBut the real credit should go to you for arranging such a powerhouse of a piece of music and words. Great great stuff.

Well, I’m not sure about that, because other people are capable of making more out of less, while I sometimes am unable to turn even the best source material into something decent. But sometimes I get lucky.

Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time to listen to and comment on it. Much appreciated.
panu
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permalink   Fri, Sep 5, 2008 @ 8:20 PM
the soundscape faces & defeats doubts & fears as the poetess delivers her truth. she is safe within. very much enjoyed.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Fri, Sep 5, 2008 @ 10:36 PM
Thanks. It’s good to see that this song still attracts people after almost two months.