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Another KK quickie - conceived, recorded and posted in just over an hour. I suppose it reflects the way I was feeling tonight (it is rather hot...) There is a serious thought behind this tho' - perhaps it could be described as the conjunction of beauty and intractability.

Also it's the first time I've recorded on electric fiddle for a while (and only because I can play it late at night without disturbing people).

KK



(image: Banksy mural on West Bank wall)

© Martyn Kember-Smith 2007
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Uploaded: Jun 09, 2007 - 06:41:48 PM
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2007 - 07:20:40 PM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 05:08:43 PM
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cjhoose said 3818 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
This is one piece of music
I would loooooove to hear wafting through the night. Oooeee. Fiddle sound so good.
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Komrade K said 3816 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
I imagined this...
being played at twilight and when I did the recording it felt more like painting a picture rather than playing because I had such a strong visual image about how it should sound (if that makes any sense at all!)

KK

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Jim Bouchard said 3818 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
Really nice!
I always love your fiddle playing and I'm glad you got this down so quickly. It's a testament to your natural talent. Fresh, spare, and dreamy!
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Komrade K said 3816 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
That's a really nice...
thing to say. I'm very into spare sounds at the moment - not everyone's bag but it's where I want to be right now. Maybe I'll start filling stuff out a bit more in time. Thanks very much for commenting.

KK

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stevel said 3816 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Improv beauty
Great playing Martyn...you have very sensitive touch on the fiddle. This has a lovely mournful feel to it..would make a touching soundtrack I think.
Thanks for sharing it
Steve
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Komrade K said 3815 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
Mournful?
I guess that's right... profound sorrow was the sense I was going for which is practically the same thing really.

Thanks for listening and commenting, I really appreciate that.

KK

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Ed Hannifin said 3816 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Lovely yearning and melancholy...
with lots of space and time all wrapped around it...

You got some great tone from the electric fiddle, too....

This tune makes you wait... You can't rush it...

Ed
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Komrade K said 3815 days ago (June 12th, 2007)
It was the tone...
on the electric fiddle which kicked off this track. I was going to have a bit of a late night practise and for some reason the effects unit I run the fiddle through was on a different setting to usual and the sound just 'struck a chord' with me. The tune just came out pretty much fully formed from the moment I started playing.

KK

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Lizard*Whistle said 3807 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Impressive playing
Wow, you've got quite a skill with that thing. The emptiness of a solo track works well when it's played with such heart.
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Komrade K said 3805 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Thanks L*W
I always used to see myself mainly as a player of uptempo stuff and I only used to play airs for technical reasons like strengthening fingers and intonation but the nice comments I've been getting for the slow stuff (particularly recently) make me wonder if this is more my 'thing'.

KK

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lengold said 3799 days ago (June 29th, 2007)
Middle Eastern?
This is an extremely soulful and beautiful piece. It evokes in me more of an old Russian or Jewish great sadness. A tear in the eye.
Cheers
Len
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Komrade K said 3784 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Geography was never...
...my strong point but when they talk about the Middle East on the telly they usually seem to be discussing the Palestinian/Isreali conflict. There's definitely klezmer in this, it's a style I dabble with from time to time there's a deep sadness in it which even permeates the dance tunes.

KK

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mylenemami1 said 3710 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Beautiful!
I enjoyed this, also being a fiddler myself but not at your level! its beautiful and to soothing.
Komrade K said 3709 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Many thanks
It's always a nice surprise to have comments long after a track has been posted. Keep up with the fiddle I doubt if I would have been able to play this track a couple of years ago!

KK

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said 3454 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Great!
Deep, full of feelings (sad mostly which is real "cup of tea"!). Amazing performance and beautiful playing. A masterpiece!

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