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Thread: Personal Music creation Version 2.0

  1. #26
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    @aja - Vapin' reminded me of Frank Zappa instead - songs like "wind up workin' in a gas station".

    The ambient stuff is good, but could probably be extended to longer forms. I tend to listen to Steve Roach (also influenced by Eno probably) and there are few 40m to hour long tracks I use all the time for work or an attempt to help me sleep.

    @piglick - If you could get me some original files for Elevator Funk I'd try mixing it, but could be awkward if you hadn't recorded onto a computer.

    @dema - I could see that piece working as incidental music in an anime. I may be thinking that because you live in Japan though. Or the jazz influence that seems to get into much anime music.

  2. #27
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    Registered: Feb 2001
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    nah dont have the original tracks for that, it was recorded over 20 yrs ago.

  3. #28
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Quote Originally Posted by scumble View Post
    The ambient stuff is good, but could probably be extended to longer forms. I tend to listen to Steve Roach (also influenced by Eno probably) and there are few 40m to hour long tracks I use all the time for work or an attempt to help me sleep.
    Thanks. A couple of the tracks I didn't post are longer, but I was making a deliberate effort on a lot of these songs to keep them short. I'm not too interested in so-called generative ambient music; everyone with a modular synth makes that these days, and it's not hard to set up a drone and record it for an hour. I'd rather find ways to keep the listener's interest in a shorter time frame. Some of the stuff I've been working on more recently is in the eight-to-nine-minute range, which is about where I like it.

    edit: here's a private link to the full album in case anyone's interested: https://soundcloud.com/sleepmute/set...s-this/s-cxg9c
    Last edited by Aja; 13th Jan 2020 at 18:10.

  4. #29
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    A celebrating stutter reminded me of Brian Eno's Microsoft sound for windows 95 apparently.

    I think it's smart to keep the pieces short as creating a longer piece that remains interesting is really hard. Enjoying the pieces on your little album.

    I just came across Eno's Music for Installations which is a bit of a 5 hour monster - first track was pretty lovely actually.

    I did make one attempt at creating a longer piece - https://soundcloud.com/scumble/ambient-thing-v3 - on the face of it it's highly repetitive but the melody repeats so it shifts backwards in relation to everything else. I think the rhodes chords can get a bit monotonous though. But I think the way this sort of stuff works is for you to drift in and out of attention so when you come back something slightly different is happening.

  5. #30
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    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Quote Originally Posted by scumble View Post
    A celebrating stutter reminded me of Brian Eno's Microsoft sound for windows 95 apparently.
    Oh yeah, I can see that. I love that sound!

    I did make one attempt at creating a longer piece - https://soundcloud.com/scumble/ambient-thing-v3 - on the face of it it's highly repetitive but the melody repeats so it shifts backwards in relation to everything else. I think the rhodes chords can get a bit monotonous though. But I think the way this sort of stuff works is for you to drift in and out of attention so when you come back something slightly different is happening.
    I listened to this while I tidied up cables after a day of trying to make music, and I really enjoyed it. It did just what you said. The only part I didn't like was the abrupt cut-off at the end.

  6. #31
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    Registered: Feb 2001
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    Here is a (very grainy) video of a recent jam I had with some old muso friends. I am the guy in the back left with the blue telecaster. And yeh I'm not the most dynamic mover on stage, but its whats inside that counts.

  7. #32
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    Registered: Feb 2001
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    haha there is also this which I had forgotten until I recently reactivated my incredibly content filled youtube account. It starts with a close up of my crotch, proceeds with a nice view of my kitchen, then ends with another crotch close up. Some tasty playing in there as well I must say.

  8. #33
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    Registered: Feb 2001
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    on a roll, after quite a long hiatus due to health issues I am getting back in to the live scene again, feeling rusty but good to play with other musos again.

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