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Fade


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Ambient

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album: Mindscapes
track 1: 4:47 Atlantis
track 2: 4:18 Playground
track 3: 5:41 Tigre Blanco
track 4: 3:48 Covalent Bond
track 5: 6:07 Where Do I Stand?
track 6: 0:42 Time Flowing Backwards
track 7: 5:32 Tiny Soul
track 8: 5:12 Fade
track 9: 4:49 Induction
track 10: 6:06 Progress
track 11: 3:23 The Clairsentient
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Song Description

A song about progressive cognitive deterioration, birds, cars, glories, and airplanes.
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Hits: 4448
Comments: 40
Fans: 16
Plays: 269
Downloads: 178

Uploaded: May 10, 2007 - 08:09:07 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 07:50:00 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 06:41:34 PM
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Morning Light said 3724 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
THIS IS VERY MOVING..........
Beautiful sounds.......very touching, and sad emotionally.......because.....I know how all of your Discription words relate, and why........hence the airplane is the last to be heard. Oh, this song serves as a warning......and I hope that we can change things so that we can always hear the birds sing, and think strait again........................................wouldn't that be wonderful :)*
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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hi - i haven't replied to your comment until now because i was unsure how i felt about this song myself...

i really like your interpretation, it resonates with many of my thoughts/fears about the world as it it today. but, it accidentally seems to have tapped into some ideas i hold that i didn't intend to express in this song! funny how that can happen.

i was mostly trying to capture my feelings about the fear of getting old. all the rest of the details just crept in as ways of trying to express that. maybe humanity itself is getting old as well, and maybe that's exactly the way to view what you described. i understand your words. i remember "The Last Whale"...

thank you
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jamorama said 3724 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
really exquisite vibe
very beautiful melancholy work, gripping, anxious, suspenseful
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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i'm glad you enjoyed this

thanks for listening & commenting

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dajama said 3724 days ago (May 10th, 2007)
Beautiful
Quite melancholy, but touching, and dramatic. Some remarkable sounds. I love the cello (sound?) and its mournful theme. I was reminded of Erik Satie in parts, and a friend's mother in another and a dozen twilights...Truly demonstrative of the power of music. Downloaded, and much appreciated. Peace.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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the cello is the Fitch Cello - you can get that from MacJams on the Media Center link I think...

i'm encouraged to hear that this song evoked some images and emotions for you - that's something i believe music should do - so, for me, it means i succeeded here.

thank you
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michael2 said 3724 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
this
is probably my fave smokeyvw song yet. i love when the piano and cello start to dissolve into the reverb. beautiful melody. really nice one smokey.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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i was happy to find that the dissolve into reverb effect was just the thing i needed for this song... during reviews of the mix, i started hearing other string accompaniment emerging out of the reverb - that is not really there - it was a sort of audio hallucination i guess...

thanks!
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peacepiano said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Ambience
Beautiful combination of instruments and live sounds. I have birds and planes and cars outside my open window, not sure where your music ends and the sounds from outside begin.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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LOL - i know exactly what you mean about that blurry edge between recording and reality. many sounds i record are literally right outside my window - like this song. so when i play them back on the speakers it gets confusing at times. maybe that is part of the point here? i dunno.

thank you
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Talknrok said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
so beautiful
and easy to accept, but then it begins to scare me as a place I could end up someday against my will.
SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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depending on how you interpret the meaning of this song, it could definitely refer to a place many of us will eventually get to indeed. let's all enjoy the day today - who knows what tomorrow will be.

thanks for listening
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said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
RE your...
...Song Description: all the usual stuff I see...

Melancholy...sullen...but not dark by any means...a paean to the paradoxes of being?

Very lovely Smokey.

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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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yup. same old same old...

there's always light to be seen, even if it might someday fade away.

just the knowledge it's fading throws a sort of light of its own.

thank you Amagi
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Vic Holman said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
as nature fades away
real nice. a good day in the back yard pulling weeds. quite ominus at the end. subtle yet dramatic.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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ah yes. weed indeed.

thanks Victor for tuning in
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announcer said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Another interesting piece
I always find your stuff interesting and evocotive.

I'm not sure that PCD is more bad than good.

The real pain is that man(kind) knows his fate.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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you got it.

i'm glad you liked this - thanks for the comment
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Joe Brady said 3723 days ago (May 11th, 2007)
Lovely
resigned to the way things go. Comfort in the cello, angst in the vehicle noise. Smokey is my audio poet.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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thank you Joe, it means a lot
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bud said 3723 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
A really beautiful piece here
The gradual dissolution is very emotional. You never cease to intrigue and open new territories of musical exploration. Nicely done.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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yes, the dissolve effect really works. it's really intense on headphones!

thanks for the vote of confidence - i truly think music has no bounds, except our imaginations


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said 3722 days ago (May 12th, 2007)
Emotions
Out right statements From the cradle to the grave or the change of years. Time will not stand still the scene of this world is changing. Just a few things that popped into my mind Thanks
SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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thanks for the dip into your stream of consciousness. i hear you: that's what i was thinking too.
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said 3722 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Awakening
In the spring, having left the windows open to the night, the new day fades into my consciousness first with birdsong; they need no alarm clock to greet their world. "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself..." (D.H.Lawrence?) And in the half light, I lie there listening, warm, muscles relaxed, content in the moment. Then the hushed slow beginning of the commuters exodus. The sun brings back colours to the world, and I hear the first small plane out from the airport near my safe little haven rushing headlong, straining toward the technology of the new day...just five more minutes I tell myself...then ten before I have to join the race of the new day caffine in hand to soften the onslaught.
SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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you are absolutely right! this is certainly another way to understand this song. you nailed it. it's certainly more upbeat than my viewpoint.

as i wrote to Paddler recently on an earlier song, i'm only the composer - what do i know about what this song really means?

this is exactly why music is so fascinating. there is no right answer to "what does it mean?"

thanks Carole
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craft said 3721 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
peaceful song
very mellow and sad... Dramatic and beautiful... Love it!!
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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thank you very much for listening and for your comment
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Ed Hannifin said 3721 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Beautifully cyclical...
I'd change one word and describe this as a "progressive dissolution", a merging of the particular into the universal...

Lovely performance and lovely recording...

Ed
SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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thanks Ed

i like that: "a merging of the particular into the universal" - that nicely describes the effect of fading from a totally dry track to a completely wet reverbed one...
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Doadars Uncle said 3721 days ago (May 13th, 2007)
Our environment
and the nature of life act as a collage. Your music could as well been a running stream, seeking paths to unknown places though unfamiliar landscapes to the sea.

Nicely done.

Doug
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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OK, i could hear a running stream... but it would need to evolve into something - perhaps a powerboat ripping past...

but, seriously, i like your metaphor of the stream seeking its path to the ocean. a theme i appreciate. (see my Plankton album.)

thank you
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echoroom said 3719 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Moody
A tremendous piece of work. I can only give you my interpretation of this, which may not be as you intended ... the lively, joyful sounds of nature, eventually overlayed with a feeling of sadness, music representing the output of humans, and then the dull roar of engines.... man vs nature, nature loses.

steve
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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yeah, i can see that the 'nature loses' concept did sneak in here somehow. it's perfectly OK by me to interpret this song this way. my intent is secondary in reality. what each listener experiences is what counts.

thanks Steve
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Estella said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
wow
this may be one of my all time favorites here on macjams.

the funny thing is, on the side, where it says "related products," is a listing for birdsong ringtones. Hilarious but somehow appropo to your song.

Like I said in chat, I love what Morning Light says. Perceptive. Each melody emerging like each of our inventions. These are the things that frighten and still me.
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SmokeyVW said 3717 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
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those product things make me laugh too. they're especially off-the-mark on sarcastic threads. LOL

you know, i hadn't really thought of each melodic component as being one specific word in the description - but you're right, it's pretty close to that, isn't it? i tend to work instinctively and sometimes these obvious things escape my notice...

thank you!

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SmokeyVW said 3715 days ago (May 19th, 2007)
flip
kids, at least when i was a kid, seem to be much more attuned to nature than older folk. i think this exposes the true nature of the human mind - still very much programmed by evolution to be aware and in resonance with the natural world.

as our children grow up, we inundate them with layer upon layer of human abstractions until ultimately their innate programming gets overrun by our modern view of life. then they are deemed "grownups". but something important gets lost in the process.

perhaps i have changed my mind about this song. maybe what i just described is what "Fade" might actually be all about?

[ "art". man, it drives me crazy. what in the heck does it mean, anyway? ]
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Diviner said 3669 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
True ambient
This is a beautiful piece of true ambient, where there is no beat, just relaxing soundscapes that can produce images and feelings. Very nice, well done.
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SmokeyVW said 3668 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
flip
kids, at least when i was a kid, seem to be much more attuned to nature than older folk. i think this exposes the true nature of the human mind - still very much programmed by evolution to be aware and in resonance with the natural world.

as our children grow up, we inundate them with layer upon layer of human abstractions until ultimately their innate programming gets overrun by our modern view of life. then they are deemed "grownups". but something important gets lost in the process.

perhaps i have changed my mind about this song. maybe what i just described is what "Fade" might actually be all about?

[ "art". man, it drives me crazy. what in the heck does it mean, anyway? ]

Check out my latest song called Glyph
Char said 3225 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Thought provoking,
Mind bending. Soothing and the jarring. Tiny birds sing but big metal birds drone. Do we sacrifice quaint prettiness to stark necessity? Do we lose sight of the natural when the shadow of the man made falls upon us?
Yes. We do.
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