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Sedgefield Idyll


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Komrade K

 Genre: Ambient

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This piece is essentially a cut-up of a section of my track The Cool Breeze and originally formed part of a 45 minute looped soundscape I created to accompany the iSlug art installation at the Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable last August. Whilst it worked fine ambiently, as a purely listening experience there were parts I was unhappy with so I've reworked (or disguised) the dodgy bits and introduced some fresh elements. It's all performed on acoustic fiddle (on occasions treated beyond recognition...)






© 2007 Martyn Kember-Smith
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Uploaded: Feb 28, 2007 - 06:52:48 AM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2007 - 06:52:48 AM Last Played: Jul 29, 2015 - 06:59:28 AM
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cjhoose said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
music to imagine stuff to.
Fantastic, Komrade! I was craving some fiddle today!

Setting it on loop this morning and just... oooh images... pretty colors...
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Komrade K said 3763 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
I would love to know
... what images and colours you're getting!

Thanks

KK

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caroline said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
mmmmmmmmmm
tugs at my heart - ty xoxoxxo
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Komrade K said 3763 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Hearts...
... are what I'm after, that and butterflies in your tum!

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Jim Bouchard said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Really great!
Sounds awesome though headphones! Love it!
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Komrade K said 3762 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thank you!
Hopefully I'll make a guest appearance on a Fritters' track soon.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
drakonis said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
very picturesque
This evokes a calm peaceful, somewhat introspective scene to me. Gorgeous playing and mixing. The little motif you play and then echo, gives the feeling of a bird-call, so I feel like I'm at the edge of a forest somewhere. Really rich beautiful work here, as usual! Whatever little bobbles you didn't like, you must've removed them well.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Komrade K said 3762 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Thanks Drak
I was probably being fussy but there were bits of the original which didn't really work for me. My efforts to cover these up inspired some fresh ideas so I'm really glad I reworked it.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Rebsie said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Entrancing
I've never been to Sedgefield itself, but I ought to if it's as idyllic as this suggests (shame about their MP). A breezy and spacious arrangement which lets the fiddle fill the space with enchanting subtlety. Makes me want to go out and squidge through a peat bog. Wahey!
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Komrade K said 3762 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
Happy squidging!
I guess there's a bit of irony in the title... ;)

KK

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Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Reinholt56 said 3768 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Very evocative.....
This piece was very evocative, of Gaelic mood and 'something coming'. I felt that with the motives used, the piece could have gone on developing and, to me, wouldn't have been too long.

I do hope that you post more of this type of stirring and stimulating music.

Paul.
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Komrade K said 3758 days ago (March 10th, 2007)
Stylistically...
...this is a bit of a departure for me - my previous posting is probably the closest thing I'll do to it for a while but who knows? Thanks for listening.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
jiguma said 3766 days ago (March 1st, 2007)
Beautiful!
Very wistful piece - my dad was from Northumberland, and this somehow reminds me of him. Very moody tune, nicely produced Martyn.
Cheers,
Neil
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Komrade K said 3757 days ago (March 10th, 2007)
I'm glad...
...you and others have picked up on the production, that's really what this track has been about so I'm really chuffed at that. Northumberland is a very beautiful part of the country which sadly I haven't spent much time in (although I do know that there's some cracking music from them parts...)

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Ed Hannifin said 3766 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
It just doesn't sound 'slice and dice'...
...It sounds organic, natural, fractal as nature...

Drakonis is right about the evocation of bird song... Jim is right about how cool it sounds over headphones... I guess everyone is right, now that I come to scan it... I'll have to let you know about cj's pretty colors...

It's fiddle, and right pretty fiddle at that, but bits remind me of some old Fripp and Eno things.... I like the very sweet tone you're using here... It suits the purpose...

Quite beautiful.

Ed
Komrade K said 3755 days ago (March 12th, 2007)
I'm glad...
...it doesn't sound 'slice and dice' I worked hard at that!! Mentioning Eno and Fripp is bang on the money - a huge influence one way and another.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
The 3 Divas said 3766 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
Oochie-koochie-kudos
Well I simply had to come and listen to one of your tunes after the yumptious comment you left on our little song. Yes I know it was six months ago but I've been verrrrrry busy having my toenails polished by a team of Siberian masseurs.

Oooooh, this is scrummy! Is that lovely noise really made by scraping a tuft of horsehair over some catsguts? Well I'll be jiggered. What a clever ickle fiddle player you are! *pinches cheek*
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Komrade K said 3764 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
Why thank you
Just mind which cheeks yer pinching tho'!

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
The 3 Divas said 3764 days ago (March 4th, 2007)

Whichever's easiest to grab hold of, dear.
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***itiswotitis*** said 3764 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
soulful
lonely and emotive , can imagine this wafting across the morning mists on the moors!
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composerclark said 3763 days ago (March 4th, 2007)
Lovely
With a title like that I had to have a listen (Siegfried Idyll is a fantastic, beautiful expression of love by Richard W. for his wife Cosima, and I thought perhaps this was your take on it), but, although it wasn't what I thought it might be, I'm very glad to have heard it! It is lovely, lonely, moody, haunting, and pretty. And more, but I'm running out of adjectives. My only suggestion is that it really feels like it could go on a lot longer and still hold the listener's interest. Might you continue to work on this?
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Komrade K said 3753 days ago (March 14th, 2007)
You're not the first person...
...who's suggested this should be longer and originally it was going to be (I was going to use more material from the source tune) but it kinda reached a natural rest to my ears so I left it. I do worry about making tracks over long but maybe it would be a good idea to revisit it at some point when I have had some distance from it.

Many thanks for your comments.

KK


PS - I know that Wagner piece very well!

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/29579"> Sedgefield Idyll </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 3303 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Cool..
Cool piece.. Your playing is fantastic!

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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