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Malvern Road


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Komrade K

 Genre: Acoustic

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I used to live in Cheltenham (England) and Malvern Road is a street in the town where I spent a lot of time with friends (who lived there) and where I first got to do 'proper' recordings with a couple of groups I was with at the time.

This track began as guitar phrase over which I improvised on the fiddle. I also got to play with my new toy - a RIML FiddlePro mic which is pretty hot and allows me to record acoustic fiddle when I want rather than having to wait for the house to empty of children, etc.


© 2006
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Hits: 3603
Comments: 23
Fans: 6
Plays: 185
Downloads: 135
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jul 05, 2006 - 05:20:49 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:27:47 PM Last Played: Sep 13, 2017 - 05:14:58 AM
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Hardware:
Tanglewood Guitar, 19th century German violin, iMac G5, Behringer Mic200 preamp, FiddlePro mic
Software:
GB2
Comments
Rebsie said 4157 days ago (July 5th, 2006)
Memory Lane
Malvern Road? Blimey, that was where I used to hang out when I first
moved to Cheltenham. It's been gentrified now, but in the early 90s it
was a curious mixture of posh flats and squatters' dives. I love it there.
I used to stay in a fantastic Gothic building with castellated balconies,
stained glass and a cloister, which was divided into crummy flats with
hideous floral carpets.

(For those who don't already know, I used to live next door to Komrade
K in Cheltenham, but we never knew each other until we met on
MacJams 12 years later.)

Anyway, this is beautiful. The two instruments, both stringed but
sounding completely different, weave in and out of each other and
make it very three dimensional. Kind of chilled out and eccentric and
timeless, an appropriate tribute to the street.
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Komrade K said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Memory Lane
I was always struck by the quirkiness of some of the buildings in MR particularly
at the Montpellier end - not at all surprised that it's become a desirable
residential area these days.

Thanks for your support - I really appreciate you taking the trouble to listen and
comment.

KK


PS - those floral carpets are retro chic these days!!
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Morning Light said 4157 days ago (July 5th, 2006)
I LOVE THE FIDDLE!!!
BEAUTIFUL WORK! Wish I could learn to play such an expressive
instrument! ;)The Nightbird
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Komrade K said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
I LOVE THE FIDDLE!!!
Thank you 'Bird - to my mind you do expressive very in your music.

KK
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stevel said 4157 days ago (July 6th, 2006)
Evocative
Really nice instrumental piece...lovely work on both guitar and violin.
Steve
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Komrade K said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Evocative
Many thanks Steve - doing guitar is a major challenge for me (largely because I
don't know what I'm doing!)

KK
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Mcboy said 4156 days ago (July 6th, 2006)
expressive
and soulful playing.........!
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Komrade K said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
expressive
Thank you McBoy - appreciate it

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
kristyjo said 4156 days ago (July 6th, 2006)
I've never been to Cheltenham
but I'd love to hang out on Malvern Road. The mix of the two instruments
is great. I had to actually listen to notice that there were no other
instruments playing. A good combination of the legato violin over the
plucked guitar.
A minor crit is that the tuning could be improved. There's something in
the midrange of the guitar that clashes a bit.
The FiddlePro mic seems to do the job for you, as I heard no screaming
children, piano lessons being practiced, sirens wailing or television
blaring.
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Komrade K said 4147 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
I've never been to Cheltenham
Thanks for listening and commenting Kristyjo. I'm not really picking up on the
guitar tuning problem although there is a deliberate dissonance which might be
it. I always find that no matter how much I check the tuning, I'm never happy
with the interval between the G and B strings in anycase - indeed my ears cause
me to distrust electronic tuners a little.

That Fiddlepro mic is proving to be a great help - it even filters out our oldest
child's electric guitar thrashing's in the room above!!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
caroline said 4156 days ago (July 7th, 2006)
oooh ... beautiful.
i'm always transported back to russia when i hear your violin and, while i was there... i prepared a plate of scones!! lovely to hear this - thank you for sharing xoxo ... 'de dah de dah de dum' now? what does that remind me of??!!!
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Komrade K said 4147 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
oooh ... beautiful.
Russian scone-skies, hmmm. Must heat the samovar!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 4155 days ago (July 7th, 2006)
Youre incredible!!
I loved this and had to DL right away!

Some day some how I'd love to have you dance a fiddle over some of my
didge, maybe someone could throw in some mandolin and... ok.. getting
ahead of myself:)

really quite lovely... thank you so much for sharing your talents.
Komrade K said 4147 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Youre incredible!!
Hey hey! We will do something amazing!

KK
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craft said 4150 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
trying to relax
This is beautiful. The two instruments, both stringed but
sounding completely different, weave in and out of each other and make it nice..
Good job
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Komrade K said 4146 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
trying to relax
Thanks for dropping by - you and Rebsie seem to be very much in accord!

KK
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jie said 4150 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Nice
Lovely vibe. Guitar and Violin sounding in love with each other. magic. Cheery
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Komrade K said 4146 days ago (July 16th, 2006)
Nice
Not sure if my guitar and fiddle do love each other (they tend to be pretty tight-
lipped about emotional stuff) but I love them! Thanks 4 listening.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Ed Hannifin said 4067 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
I am completely sheepish, sheepish, sheepish...
...that I've been missing your tunes all this time. This is very sweet, with a
raw quality on the fiddle that serves to accentuate and not detract from,
that sweetness. Great tune, lovely feel to it. The guitar and fiddle sound
nice together, very live. Reminds me of Brighton, near Boston, during a
time of my life when a number of us would play in these amazingly
underfurnished apartments... Ed
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Komrade K said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
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No worries - I'm frequently amazed by what I discover has been posted by long-
established members of this community. I would count time spent in
underfurnished apartments as some of the happiest in my entire life...

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
ceilidh said 4050 days ago (October 20th, 2006)
???!!!!!!!!!!
thats so WONDERFUL.... im speechless. i dont think i have ever heard
fiddle with such a rich, warm and emotional "voice". i loved that. i so
loved that. thats exactly me. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you :)
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Komrade K said 4048 days ago (October 22nd, 2006)
I don't know what to say...
... except thank you, I'm extremely flattered *blush*.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Youra said 4028 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Blimey !
I'd been living in England for 4 years, and had a sudden attack of nostalgia by listening your foggy tune. Great music, Komrade ! God save the fiddlers !
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