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e-bow sizzle


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michael2

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this is an instrumental improv that I did with my e-bow. since i played everything on this, the rule was "you get 1 shot per track." it's probably closest to the genre i would call post-rock (think explosions in the sky, mogwai, godspeed, mount zion memorial orchestra,...). if you like this and don't know those bands check them out. if you don't like this, i understand. you got to love an ebow though (bryn, i swear that i will up that for you)
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Comments: 32
Fans: 11
Plays: 315
Downloads: 139
Votes: 5
Uploaded: May 30, 2007 - 10:56:34 PM
Last Updated: May 30, 2007 - 10:56:34 PM Last Played: May 04, 2017 - 10:38:31 AM
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Hardware:
fender tele, ebow, epiphone univalve amp, ibanez bass, fender rhodes, danelectro tremolo pedal, some broken drumsticks and a cymbal that my buddy threw away.
Software:
audacity
Comments
Vic Holman said 3793 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
ooo ebow!
i tried getting one a couple months back but they where out of stock. now i got that back in my obsessive mind. cool demonstration of it as well as a cool tune here. nice way to get the train out of the head, eh?
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michael2 said 3793 days ago (May 30th, 2007)
thanks
you gotta try one on a distorted bass.
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echoroom said 3793 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Slow grower
I'm always a sucker for ebows - this is a lovely track Michael - love to hear this with some vocals on it too.

Steve
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michael2 said 3793 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
hmmm
vocals huh? theres a thought, i wonder if that would work with my 1 take per track rule on this one. thanks for listening, i appreciate the listen and the comment.
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said 3793 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
this sounds great michael
take your time with the ebow upload

:-)

cheers
denizoflaz said 3793 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Nice piece
Hi michael this is a nice piece. I like e-bow sound too. I have tried it in a Turkish music piece for sound similation of Turkish Instrument Ney.
Nice piece
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Reinholt56 said 3792 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
This piece wasn't what I expected...
I listened to this with the idea that it would be a violin-based piece and was pleasantly surprised when it had a lot more going on.

It has a strange atmosphere/soundscape but that's part of my joy of listening to various pieces on NJ's every day that I can. Always something new, something different, something to make me think......to stimulate my mental processes. My musical fix for the day.

This piece reminded me of a 1990's album that I've finally listened to in full, called Chill Out by The KLF. It is similar but different.

Great work.

Paul.
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michael2 said 3792 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
thanks
for commenting Paul, appreciate the listen and the comment. I'm really glad you like this as you are one of those really talented folks whose musical interests are all over the place.thanks so much stopping by.
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cjdaley said 3792 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
it has
the feel of the slower, reflective moments of the sublime" raise your fists like antennas to heaven". (Except in a GYBE song normally you'd have some voice-over field recording of some freak or other). This is beautiful.
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michael2 said 3792 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
thanks
man. i'm glad you like this one. it was fun recording it.i like a lot of the "post-rock" bands that are out there right now (except when it gets too formulaic), and GYBE is one of the better ones so I'll definitely take that as a compliment (although a godspeed song would be about 3 times longer). thanks so much for stopping by.
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dajama said 3792 days ago (May 31st, 2007)
Very nice
and i can definitely hear vocals on this (but don't ask me what vocals...). This has a terrific atmosphere - a unique vibe, probably the ebow adding its own special magic. You never disappoint. Nice work. Peace.
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michael2 said 3791 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
i'll
think about some vocals, but none were coming to mind. i just keep picturing some real drums (instead of that cymbal i'm banging on). thanks so much for the kind words.
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***itiswotitis*** said 3792 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
wot is an e bow??
it reminds me of the 70's some tracks i heard from then had that noise...
great sound...quite dreamy and chilled out!


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michael2 said 3791 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
hey there
the ebow is very 70's (roxy music, eno, bowie used one on "heroes" for that main guitar part). i love them, but not exactly sure "what" they are. i think it's got something to do with magnets, you hold them over the strings on your guitar and they make the string start vibrating. if you use your fingers to fret, you get a bowed effect since it takes a sec for the string to start vibrating and the note builds. if you play with a slide, it's just like one long continous sound as you go from note to note.

they also sound neat on basses, acoustics, pretty much anything with strings. my piano is getting tuned tomorrow, so maybe i'll try it out on that. thanks for listening.
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Mystified said 3791 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
'dazed and confused'....
....in the keywords made me chuckle as I listened to this.

I can see the correlation!
This is a very cool track. I really like the ebow effect, as well as the way you put the whole track together to complement it.

Fab! :)
Thanks for sharing!
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Rebsie said 3789 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Woah ...
Michael, I'm sorry I only just discovered your music. I've been missing out. You have an extraordinary talent for atmosphere. You just seem to feel the notes and sounds like they're a part of you. I had tears prickling at my eyes listening to this. There's a kind of randomness and order mixed together which enables it to express its own peculiar magic. Very impressive stuff.
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michael2 said 3786 days ago (June 6th, 2007)
thank
you so much. those are very kind words. i try to just deal with emotion rather than song writing structure or recording quality. i guess i'm kind of a sad guy by nature, but at this point I channel most of that into music; can't afford the luxury of indulging in depression on a day to day basis in real life. thanks so much for listening.
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said 3775 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
A
number one.


michael2 said 3774 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
thanks
for listening, i'm so glad you liked the song.
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supraskin said 3770 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
re
thank you!
very nice too!
i 'll follow
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bud said 3767 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
I'm a sucker for a good ebow tune
and you got one hear. Very nice dynamics with the quietr bits and the background bow work. Reminds me of early Floyd especially bits of The Valley Obscured by Clouds and some Another Green World too. Have you checked out the AirSynth - now sold as the AirFX? You'd love it. Thanks for posting this one.
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michael2 said 3764 days ago (June 28th, 2007)
hey bud
isn't the AirFX that light thing that's kind of like a theremin? I've seen them used by DJs (and a couple of indie bands) but never messed with one. I gotta find one to check out. I'm glad you like this song, I love playing music like this.
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rainfice said 3763 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
sold!
i've been thinking about picking one up lately. You hear a lot of flack from old school guys, saying it's cheating, and that you should learn to use feed back and sustain, but I have a two year old. Feed back is rarely ever a possibility, you know? Anyway, this sounds great, and I've always thought that it's about the finished product, not what you had to use to get there.
I used to always comment rage against the machine for using no instruments beyond the norm, but then I later realised that it really doesn't matter, as long as the song has integrity.

With or without the ebow, this is a great song.
nice work.
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michael2 said 3763 days ago (June 30th, 2007)
well
the ebow and feedback are 2 different animals. i love feedback, i've spent years working on it, but there are some things you can do with an ebow that you can't do with feedback (and vice versa). i say: whatever sounds good, use it. but I've never been concerned about technical ability. good to hear from you, glad to see you back.
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prototype said 3720 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
I love the ebow sound
SO much, I got one the other day

:-)

Thanks again for sharing this Michael

Bryn
K.I.S.KISMET said 3718 days ago (August 13th, 2007)
um..
that was incredible. Looking forward to digging into your other gems.
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michael2 said 3713 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
thanks so much
for even listening to it. appreciate the comment too.
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Heightened said 3601 days ago (December 8th, 2007)
e-bow sizzle
WIsh I had one!!! Superb use of it - very nice indeed.
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rsorensen said 3485 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
The Amazing Ebow!
dude this is crazy good from beginning to end. the tone you set with the piano at the beginning is so perfect for when the ebow comes in. im so happy i found this but damn you! now i have to find time to go through all your other oldies if there's more gems like this. awesome!
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michael2 said 3485 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
thanks man
i did this one on a 4 track and then bounced everything into audacity. during my post-rock phase. thanks for listening.
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mikejaderston said 3120 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Excellent
That was awesome! great use of the E-bow. This reminds me of GYBE and This Will Destroy You. Check out my song, I use an e-bow on that. It's not as dynamic as this, just a steady repeating loop, but anything E-bow is just plain fun.
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cyrus0302 said 3027 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
man...
those keys are so awesome... there's such a morose, mellow feeling to them... and of course the tonal qualities of the ebow just blow this one out of the water.... I really dig this style man. you are very talented!
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