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Passo Del Diablo


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ka-klick

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Originally an idea from around '88. Was going to use it in a musical I was co-writing (that never got finished), and the midi parts oare from that work. Drums are DoD. The guitar is all new, drenched in AU Matrix Reverb. The solo stuff is all one through take, I know there's a couple klinkers in there, but I tried to recover gracefully, and I liked the rest of the take enough to just go with it and call it done. I like to rationalize it as part of the "journey". YMMV.
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Hits: 4001
Comments: 44
Fans: 3
Plays: 260
Downloads: 136
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Sep 25, 2005 - 08:50:48 PM
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2005 - 08:47:40 PM Last Played: Feb 08, 2016 - 11:48:52 AM
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Hardware:
Dual 2.3 Ghz G5.
Fender Telecaster
Homemade bass
Mackie 1202
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Software:
GB, DoD.
Comments
tktran said 4407 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Nice mood
I dig it...sorta reminds me of something that Metallica or Metal Church
would have done.
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ka-klick said 4407 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Thanks TK
Glad to see you around again, I know I've been pretty busy myself, but it's
nice to run into some of the "old guard" around here once in a while.
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Mystified said 4407 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Nice relaxed groove
...with just a bit of a kick in the steady percussion.
Very nice! This is different from what I've heard from you. Though not a
genre I feel qualified to really comment on, I know what I like--and I liked
this! :)

Thanks for posting it!
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ka-klick said 4407 days ago (September 25th, 2005)
Nice relaxed groove
Thanks Mysti. Hope it had enough 'verb for ya :-)

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said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
dream within a dream
Snaking through a deep chasm, floating on an aerosol-can-powered
jig. Making my way to Root Mountain. A bubbly Fresca in left hand, a
voltmeter in right hand. It doesn't get any better than this, my friend.
Thank you for the journeysong.
ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
dream within a dream
Thanks for the images. That was kind of a fun trip in and of itself. Glad you
enjoyed it.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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perceptualvortex said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Liking this
Very cool solo. Sounds like gliding in outer space.
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ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Liking this
Thanks PV, hope you had a good trip :-)

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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drakonis said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Heat of the highway
Slowly, the shimmering town rises from the mirage on the horizon, like
an otherworldy spectre, beckoning the spy back home. Just another 10
miles and his horse can recover from last night's midnight trek through
the pass.

I loved this when you first sneaked it to me... so glad you posted it!
The climbing chromatic chords remind me of the Ventures' 007 music,
but it also has a Western Cowboy feel in my twisted brain, thus the
above imagery. You covered your tracks well, sounded great!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Heat of the highway
Fun description drak. I can certainly see the western influence - the musical it
was going to be in was set in the old west if I remember right. I can also see the
ref to the Ventures it does have that intrigue thing going. Sorry I made you wait,
but I really wanted to finish paying attention to Over And Done before moving
on to this one.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Thanks for the trip
Very good playing, and I especailly like the overall mood (winding,
searching, dark) and how you've put the parts together - well-balanced
and seemless.
ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Thanks for the trip
Thanks Mungo, glad the song works - sounds like it's communicating what I was
going for. Glad to hear it. Thanks for the feedback.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
SLAPPY!
Groovilistic and nihilating! It reminds me of old Suicidal Tendedncies! One of their moody slow songs! Very cool and trippy slack jaw mcgraw! I'll take a yank on the beard for this one! A job done well! The solo could be polished up dur to a few sour notes looming but overall kool potatoes!
ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
SLAPPY!
Thanks for the sandwiches. I'll have to check out ST's. I've come to accept and
actually welcome the added tension of the sour notes. Makes it go someplace,
because it has to. Good ear to spot them though.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
Way Back
This took me back to Garage Days.
Only you've put a more modern spin on it.
Enjoyed listening to it. Well produced, and the guitars were tight.
ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Way Back
Thanks Brandonp, glad I could take you somewhere (when) with this.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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thetiler said 4406 days ago (September 26th, 2005)
like that guitar in reverb at intro
Nice pic, almost a James Bond feel.
Dramatic!


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ka-klick said 4406 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
like that guitar in reverb at intro
Thanks Bill. Lots of folks getting that spy vibe. think it's that twisty convoluted
path, or more likely just the low parts w/ the heavy reverb.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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said 4406 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Halls of the mountain king
Hey Klick,
this is a wonderful atmosphere you are creating,
loved the mood of the piece and the keeping it
simple attitude. The reverb sounds good in this one,
and the playing is just right.
Cool song, well done.

Cheers
ka-klick said 4405 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
Halls of the mountain king
Thanks katchoolik,

Well, I'm getting old and was never fast to begin with, so Steve Vai licks are not
an option with me, so I'm glad you liked it kept simple.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
btransue said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Drifting right on through
the morning and into the day, through the myst and the sun's first ray,
dancing light from the white capped waves, as I and time travel...over the
bay.

Smooth Ka...nice
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ka-klick said 4405 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
Drifting right on through
Man, this is making everyone wax poetic :-)
Thanks, Blaine, glad you enjoyed the ride.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Warren Smith said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
sustained mood
Whatever klinkers are there, they aren't apparent enough to me to interrupt the sustained moodiness of this evocative piece. It's got a great smooth energy flow to it. My curiosity is piqued, though, as to what kind of musical you were writing that was going to include this piece?
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ka-klick said 4404 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
sustained mood
Thanks Warren,
I'm glad you didn't find any of my missteps distracting (and as I distance myself
from the process a bit I'm finding them less so myself). As to what kind of
musical, as I recall it was going to be set in the old west, had something to do
with the whole wagon train thing, but I wasn't writing the "book" so I've grown a
bit fuzzy about these details.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
alanfraser said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
I'd much rather have a klinker
than get spoon-fed spam from a can. The guitar was definitely going on
a journey and it was good to be on it with you.
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alanfraser said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
P.S.
I heard this because of your hit and run plug in the MacJams Chat
window!
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ka-klick said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
P.S.
I guess "pimping" works :-)

Glad that it sounds like your journey was fruitful.
It does sometimes take all the life out of things when they get too polished.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
aclarke said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Nothing better
than moody instrumental music. For some reason this reminds me of the
end of a bittersweet relationship.

The clinkers don't bother me in the least... it's where the song come from
that makes the difference. Nice trippy journey, ka-k.
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ka-klick said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Nothing better
Thanks AC, I think I can see where you're coming from on the relationship
thing. I mean who says "Passo del Diablo" is a physical place? It could just be
the long dark tea time of the soul. :-)

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
caroline said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
not our usual cup of tea but
we listened to it several times - so, thank you for that - it did help us to chill for a while - and the bear really needs that - x - it grows on us more and more
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caroline said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
not our usual cup of tea but
we listened to it several times - so, thank you for that - it did help us to chill for a while - and the bear really needs that - x - it grows on us more and more
Check out my latest song called i'm a reunion maid MJRF 2010
ka-klick said 4367 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
not our usual cup of tea but
Glad I could help get the bear to chill, it really is a bouncy old thing isn't it?

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
regulus said 4405 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Interesting
Had a lot of tension to where I found myself being drawn closer to the
monitor and yet there was a sense of remorse. I'm still reverberating.
A little on the departure from most of what you do. will be interesting
to hear what next is coming.
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ka-klick said 4367 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Interesting
Come closer, step into the light... become one with the monitor.... join us...

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
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The Composer said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Nice guitar, but...
The drumming seems quite sloppy to me in numerous places. I'm not
sure whether it this is the guitars fighting with the drum for the pulse...
but its ruining a lot of the song for me. If it were a live recording, I
would say that the performers can't hear each other properly. If at
least the bass and drums were tight and together, I would find it much
easier to relax and just take in the guitar.
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ka-klick said 4367 days ago (November 4th, 2005)
Nice guitar, but...
Hmm, not getting that at all - the drums are from Drums on Demand and I
think the groove hits the pocket nicely. You may be cluing in on some of the
heavy echo going on in the arpeggiated guitar - I mean, it's not mechanical,
but I don't want it to be.

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Beauty should be edible, or not at all.
-- Dali
Check out my latest song called Big Bad World - Live 1-16-2009 plus - MJRF
Einarus said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Cool
Dark but alluring. Very mystic in a way.
Would really work as a part of a soundtrack...
Great guitarwork, nice production and an overall cool feel to it.
Good job!
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billl said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
Groovy
I dig the groove and the guitar really winds through the piece.
Very nice.
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bigwavefred said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
ethereal
sounding jam. I liked it. It made me slow down and really listen,
which, should be easy, but is not always so. As for the occasional flub,
I call them "happy mistakes" they seem to work with the piece.
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ronnielong said 4403 days ago (September 29th, 2005)
yeah..
Really cool Bro..

Mystic trip down that road...kick ass..

Keep jammin my friend.

-Cheers-
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ueslei said 4400 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
Good
Yeah, this is a great song
screamalexz said 4292 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
images
the guitar work does bring some images of a mountainous place perhaps. nice and relaxing. i can feel this coming from the 80's. not sure of any criticism or advice i can give other then it's pretty well produced. better then anything i've done by far. oh and i was brought to this piece because i saw the road in my fav.s and thought i need to make sure i listen to more of your tracks because i love the road.
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ktb said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
liked this
a musical journey, one that would be cool to see on stage if the
musical gets finished. if there were any notes on the outside (solo) i'd
say they simply added to the ambience nicely. excellent job on the mix.
theres a faint secondary or answering part, like string line that i could
pick up towards the end, that really added to the tune. liked this
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ktb said 4201 days ago (April 19th, 2006)
liked this
a musical journey, one that would be cool to see on stage if the
musical gets finished. if there were any notes on the outside (solo) i'd
say they simply added to the ambience nicely. excellent job on the mix.
theres a faint secondary or answering part, like string line that i could
pick up towards the end, that really added to the tune. liked this
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
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