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Bass and guitar tracks: Steve Vaccariello

Etc.: David Thomas, relying heavily on zero-g world loops.

RECOMMENDED: Loud volume, moving your body
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Hits: 5228
Comments: 75
Fans: 25
Plays: 710
Downloads: 260
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Feb 06, 2007 - 09:25:15 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2007 - 09:38:09 PM Last Played: Oct 03, 2014 - 04:19:57 PM
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Comments
said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Damn.
Vac is really good.
perceptualvortex said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
That's the truth
He impresses the hell out of me every time he picks up a guitar or bass!
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ledebutant said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Woo Woo Woo
I can say with a lot of confidence that this is my favorite of your solo works EVER and that includes Sun Dogs. I've had the good luck to be listening to a sneak of this for a few days and I've been wearing it out, playing it over and over. I really enjoy the addition of the bhangra flute and the few extra gleetchlab sounds and the strings on the outro in this version. Vac is great, I love these riffs.

Downloaded, faved, boogied to a-go-go.


perceptualvortex said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Lisa
I'm glad you like the additions... at some point I just have to stop tweaking the dang thing and call it done :) Thank you for the early vote of confidence and the title suggestion, which I think is perfect. I'm stoked that you dig this so much, Lisa.
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ktb said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
how cool is that
How did you do those vocals? Convergent forces of funk, space time continuum, and groove delectables from the garden of Dave. Outstanding. Loved the artwork as well.
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perceptualvortex said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
KTB
The vocals are from the zero-g World Pack collection "Deepest India", and I thought they were beautiful and rocking. Thanks about the art; it went from figurine to photoshopped song art this evening. Glad you like this, Karma!
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WiFiWalrus said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
dag
sweet stuff PV. love the classic rock guitar in there. and are those backward voices somewhere in there?! nice
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perceptualvortex said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Walrus
Thanks, glad you're digging this. The vocals are all forwards, chanting from India, and that awesome guitar was recorded in this very room almost exactly one year ago!
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Ed Hannifin said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
What's unfair...
...is when some people get to be geniuses AND jugglers... THAT'S unfair...

I flat out love this... David, I can't even tell you how good I think this is...

When you get that recording contract, remember us little people... like, with money....

Ed
perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Genius is disputable :)
Ed, you cracked me up here. I'm glad you flat out love this; this is ear candy to me too, thanks to Steve's playing and those lovely voices. All you little people along the way have been critical to my improvements, so yes, I will be glad to share the wealth. After my first million.
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Jim Bouchard said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Zero-G!
Cool stuff, and the bass and guitar were, uh, rockin'! :)
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perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Jim
Thanks man! Yes, Steve seems to naturally cause rocking music when he picks up an instrument. Those Zero-G samples are great; when I heard the amazing Indian chanting sounds I knew I had to rock them out. Thanks for listening, Jim.
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said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Heaven forbid...
...I DARE give this tens!

So I gave it 9 10 10 10
perceptualvortex said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Al
I am honored that you would grant this song the absolutely highest possible marks. Thank you, my good man.
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jiguma said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Perfect bass ....
...... for your amazing drums Dave. Steve sure knows a thing or three about riffing. This is one of the MJ tracks I've been least able to sit down to - my revolving chair sure got a workout, but I must get cordless 'phones one day ;)
One of the standout tracks for 2007!
What a lot of fun :)
Peace,
Neil
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perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Neil
Some of those basslines are pretty amazing, aren't they? I'm glad you like this song, and especially that it got you dancing in and out of your chair. Thank, Neil!

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said 2818 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
that's it all right...
world dance track of 2007... it blasts off and keeps gaining altitude the whole time... Great track David... and some great guitar there Steve.

This is fantastic.
perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Dadai
Thank you Jack, I'm glad you dig this!

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Macaudion said 2818 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
*SMILE*
*And then*

Eh eh eh...

Head bobbn'

Yeah...

We like it like dat too...

Wooo Wooo

Nice gruv...

Nice beat

Bass

Perc/drums

Wooo Wooo

Very, very nice 'tar work

Fresh

It's maken my soul tingle

Woo

What a nice trip, PV and company! Thanks! Macca




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Macaudion said 2818 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
And
That's a pretty damn cool piece of art there, too!!!

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perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
D
Thanks, man. That's a statuette of Nataraja (dancing Shiva) in my living room. Kristi took the photo while I held the light sources in place, then I spent a while in Photoshop livening up the dance. The blue lightning behind him is a Luminglass. I'm pleased with the way it turned out, and I appreciate the compliment!

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perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Macaudion
I enjoyed reading your play by play of impressions, Macca. If this made your soul tingle, I must have surely done something right! Thanks man, I'm glad you dug this trip!

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thoddi said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
moving my body
Cool in every way. Those bass and guitar riffs are great. The whole package with loops, drums is clever mixed together and well balanced. Very smooth and pleasing to listen to:)

And yes there where parts in this that made me swing my chair some...
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perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
thoddi
Thanks for rocking out to this, thoddi. I appreciate your words about the mix, and I'm glad you enjoyed this.

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said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
The LOUD
WAS moving my body.... Thanks

Radical timing here, guys

Go-----Gooooh!/STOP/Go----

Crazy, cool.
perceptualvortex said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Harold
Thanks for catching the beat!

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Z293 said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
I always like your music
and when Vac joins in it always adds another dimension. Really like Vac's bass on this and of course the Drum Off King always gets it started. You where crowned King weren't you?
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perceptualvortex said 2816 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Z293
Thanks man. Yes, I especially like some of these basslines as well... really rocking. Were you not there at the crowning ceremony? Hmm... me neither... in fact, I'm wondering how I got this crown in the first place... I think Macaudion had something to do with it.

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j2morrow said 2817 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Cooool
This is sooooo nice. Very fresh. The tune kept twisting and surprising me all the way through. Great arrangement and I especially loved the the way you used the vocals. (Kind of reminded me of Deep Forest's first album with the singing pygmies.)
This song has my iPod's name written all over it. Best thing I've heard here at MJ in quite a while. Many thanks.
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perceptualvortex said 2816 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
j2morrow
Well, I really should check out Deep Forest... pygmies have really beautiful singing; I'd like to find more recordings featuring them. Thanks for the kind words, j, I'm glad you like this so much.

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said 2817 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Cool sounds
I enjoyed the tune an I appreciated the 'recommendations' lol. Fun bassline, too
perceptualvortex said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Dave680
I'm glad you like this, Dave, thanks for listening!

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Leon said 2816 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Wheeew!
Really great sounds you have here. The ethnic or foreign-sounding vocals add mysticism to this song. It has a very infectious beat that makes you shake your head and tap your feet, and God forbids you listen to do this while you're driving and start bobbing up and down in front of the steering wheel. This has to have a no-driving or no-holding-a-sharp-instrument advisory to it.
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perceptualvortex said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Leon
Yes, this could be really dangerous with sharp instruments around, heheh. Those vocals are cool, aren't they? I love the sound of ethnic and tribal chanting and it really fits with the groove, and Steve's exellent bass and guitar work here. I think :) Thanks for listening, Leon!

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moorlandt said 2816 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Mr 10,000 Volt
What a groove to shake my old body on. Brilliant beats and splendid production. As always. This one is downloaded for pure physical reasons.

- Walter
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perceptualvortex said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
moorlandt
I appreciate that about the beats and production, thanks Walter. And thanks for downloading; I hope this brings you many future dancings.

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musichead said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
wow
great low end sound..no clipping or distortion!!!!
very neat vox sound!!! great mix...great guitar playing.....

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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
musichead
Thanks man, I'm glad you like the production on this... having very clean, skilled recordings from Steve wins half the battle right there. Glad you dug this!

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drakonis said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
embodiment of dance
Sheesh, how do you extract the essence of "ooh, I gotta get up and dance and bounce around"? Tres Cool... great beat, super choice of percussive effects, sound effect candy, chants, and yes, that tastefully amazing bass and guitar... great mixing. Why do I see Lisa dancing and shaking her flowing hair in wild fits and spasms to the naughty-raja? Good stuff, Dave!
ttfn,
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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Eduard
Hey, you see Lisa doing that too?? I'm glad you enjoyed this mix, Drako, thank you. In this house, the essence of "ooh, I gotta get up and dance and bounce around" comes from the belly dancer... I mean, we've been introduced to a lot of awesome world/dance/world-dance music thanks to Kristi actively seeking it out for dances and classes. I think that Banco De Gaia and Transglobal Underground are the two groups that most inspired this song, and my aesthetic sensibilities owe them much. Thanks for the kind words, Eduard!

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chikoppi said 2815 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Youth in the streets of Marrakesh
Unusual style from you, very unlike "your" sound but full on riffy/catchy! Good blend of cultural beats and melodies. The vocal tracks are great - very world hip-hop. Dance chant! This is a unique blend of influences and sounds. The bass thumps along in a lively way and pins down the groove through all the various riff directions. Punchy and playful!
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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
chikoppi
I'm glad that you find it catchy too... I think I will hear those chants in my head forever now, haha. I appreciate you giving this a listen, and I'm glad you like it.

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haribo said 2814 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Ethnic explosion
an ethnic explosion this is.. i am feeling energised :) and lots of thanks
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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
haribo
Thank you, haribo!

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truthtable said 2814 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Interesting integration of theme, visual, music
I'm reading an interesting book now about "Utopian" myths in Western thought and how they have served as excuses for all sorts of weirdness and mayhem. By contrast, the image, the theme and the music all fit together here in a more integrated and cyclic world-view (rather than "progress" toward the "ultimate state"). Nice.
perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
truthtable
Cyclic world views might be derived from closer observation of the natural world than linear ones. Everything in nature cycles... seasons and the ebb and flow of everything: generations of plants and animals, and their relative populations. In the big picture, a cycle of creation and destruction seems like an appropriate paradigm, a pattern for what happens at every scale.

But the personal, self-centered paradigm begins at your own life and ends with your death... a linear journey, where the dream is to be your best and acheive utopia before the end. I could imagine how modeling your thinking that way could help rationalize the weirdness and mayhem of a self-, culture-, or species-centric drive towards utopia.

Thanks for listening, truthtable, and I appreciate that you identify my theme with the more integrated and cyclic world view!

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iam0pen said 2814 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Kicking Energy!!!
I love the funky beat, The bass is tight and the guitar too...The phat rock beat gives it a forthgoing high speed race kinda feeling...
The indian voices are very nicely placed and effected
Absolutely enjoyed!


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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
iamOpen
Thank you iam, glad you enjoyed!

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kristyjo said 2814 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
I like this
Lots of happy energy! It makes me want to move. Everything about the chanting voices has already been said. I'll just nod my head in agreement to everyone else.
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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Kristy
Thank you kristyjo! I'm glad the happy energy made it to you.

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Rebsie said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Raw energy
Really powerful stuff you've got going here. The Eastern melodic flourishes blend really well with the pounding groove. Very well constructed and full of life and bounce.

I like the artwork too ... and I have a Shiva just like that sitting on my bookshelf.
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perceptualvortex said 2813 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Rebsie
Those hindu figures are cool, aren't they? Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you like the way the Indian samples mix with the groove; that was the main thing that got me to finish constructing the song.

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***itiswotitis*** said 2813 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
very cool track
like this one its got it all love the use of the indian vox in this really fubnky track seet as... and funky as... BIG big thumbs up!

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***itiswotitis*** said 2813 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
hhmm I meant
funky as and sweet as... sorry about my ba d typing ;)
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perceptualvortex said 2809 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
itiswotitis
Thanks for the thumbs up, itis, I'm glad you like this!

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damiengh said 2811 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Watch out
Paul Simon is going to recruit you for his next world music thing for him to voice over. Nice Jam. Ought to be in the next Ballywood Feature film.
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perceptualvortex said 2809 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Damien
Funny you should say that, as "Graceland" is currently a frequent play at my house. Thanks, Damien!

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rtcooper said 2811 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
SO SURE FOOTED
No Matter which Direction you pick, it is SO Solid!



Had me from the Get Go Bell.



A Real Up Trip, here, Brother.
Bass is some Bonus, eh!



Needed a Rocker, around here.



VBR,

-rtc

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perceptualvortex said 2809 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Coop
That bass kicks ass, doesn't it? Thanks, Coop, I'm very glad you enjoyed this!

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MissChaos said 2811 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
late to the party...
But needed to drop in to tell you both I dig this. The guitar melody is SO infectious! Everything about this is joyous and professionally done. Fantastic.
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BranDaMan said 2811 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Solid
great guitar licks and solid song overall
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stevenkeys said 2811 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
cool compo/mix!
Nice work. Love the blend, and especially HOW you used the vocals, it wasn't overwhelming and I can tell you were sensitive to the overall mix! Great! keep it up!

Oh, and classic, smooth guitar work. PEACE. ;)
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FEEL said 2810 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
dig'n the integration
Those loops are Sick! Thanks for the offering. Great to have SV back!! Great job the two of you!
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I. Spike said 2806 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
Pocket!
Very cool track.
Thumpin' and fun.
Dig it!
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EZamor said 2804 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
wow
Stellar work, guys! Made me wanna get up and dance. Downloading for sure.

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perceptualvortex said 2804 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
Thank you!
Thank you for listening and commenting Miss Chaos, BranDaMan, StevenKeys, TEXASFEEL, I. Spike and EZamor!!
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falzaabi said 2781 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
lol
nice work man

east meet west , u cook this good man

I her this loop be4 but where I dont know

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perceptualvortex said 2781 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
falzaabi
Thanks, falzaabi, glad you like this! The singing loops are from the Zero-G loop collection called "Deepest India", and they could very well have been used elsewhere as well. The guitar and bass is all original (from Vac) though. Thanks for listening.

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ziti said 2732 days ago (May 3rd, 2007)
very very
good! Once again...you and vac(my goodness!) produce some top drawer music.

just keeps getting better PV


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said 2706 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
cool
fun tune. enjoyed
Drew Kopr said 2692 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Whoa!
That's radio quality production. Pass that bonger over here, would ya? Sweet groove and tunige. Lovin' it!!!
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said 2678 days ago (June 26th, 2007)
Sweet!
Very tribal. the "India" feel is there, but it dosen't over power the groove. This would kick with some VOX! Say? Inxs? I bet Leon would tear it up. Nice vib. Really enjoyed it. Great job you two!
***itiswotitis*** said 2675 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
love this
unique.. sound you guys have going here with the hindi chants and the rocking guitar...
Just fabulous!

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falzaabi said 2675 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
wow
#$%&@$%&467345#$%&62345&$%&@bh@ NVQ%7232$%&^@%@3%$^*^&(_*$#%&@#$&#$*%^iu mfr
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caroline said 2465 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
and here we are in 2008 ;)
blimey pv - this is brilliant - i shall be playing it lots more for kitchen dancing - thank you so much xoxoxo
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