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Mosquito Murky


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Komrade K

 Genre: Experimental

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This slab of acid mutant swamp blues was originally intended to be something quite different but once I started adding the electric fiddle it went off in a whole other direction. Besides the fiddle the other sounds you can hear are midi bass, treated midi bass and a variously treated section from a field recording of a mosquito (which has ended up sound a bit like cicadas). I had to stop working on this for about 4 weeks owing to a ruptured eardrum and it was strange rediscovering the initial creative spark after such a lapse – the ruptured eardrum was not a result of working on this track!

KK
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Uploaded: Jul 28, 2007 - 07:13:15 PM
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2007 - 07:26:07 PM Last Played: Apr 03, 2016 - 04:19:43 PM
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cjhoose said 3712 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
field recording huh...
I hope nothing went wrong with that endeavor. :D

But.

Wow. I don't even know what to say, except, it's aliiiiiiiiive....
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Komrade K said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hey CJ!
Well it's pretty alive, the fiddle was pretty much improvised in one take and then I redid a couple of short sections.

KK

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Diviner said 3711 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Interesting
Very experimental, but I like it. The metallic violin has a very haunting and sparse feel and the bass keeps it moving. This is a very good track that could sit well in a cinematic film. Hope your eardrum gets better.
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Komrade K said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
I know where you're coming from...
...because I almost posted this as a cinematic track owing to it's atmosphere. Although most of what I post tends to be folky/rootsy do have an experimental noisy side - which I think is a good thing because it can help enhance the more traditionally based stuff.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
michael2 said 3710 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
really cool
i love this, that violin is intense. i love just staring at the pic that goes with it while i'm listening. great job.
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Komrade K said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Intense...
...I like that - it's something I frequently strive for! Thanks!

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
lengold said 3709 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Martyn
this is awesome. I love the haunting tone that you get on the violin - very moving and unique.
I hope that your hearing is returning and that you make a full recovery.
Cheers
Len


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Komrade K said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Thanks...
...for listening and for your good wishes. My ear is definitely improving -leastways I can play fiddle (with the mute on) and hear stereo over my headphones. It's still not right tho' but I want to avoid going to the quack again as that might involve some surgery...aaaaggghh!

KK

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jiguma said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Interesting piece Martyn!
Certainly inventive - hope the ear sorts itself out. I hear lots of creaking doors - probably not a very fiddler-friendly thing to say, but I don't mean it as a criticism. This is very atmospheric stuff (and a little spooky).
Neil
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Komrade K said 3708 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Spooky indeed...
... I listened back to it tonight for the first time in a couple of days and it gave me the shivers...

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
composerclark said 3709 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hendrix
Nice! I like the atmosphere... kind of of a Jimi Hendrix feel. I also like the way it plays with a slow blues feel. The ending came unexpectedly; I thought it could have kept going, possibly evolving into a more obvious (i.e., less experimental) slow blues.

I hope the ear fully recovers.
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Komrade K said 3708 days ago (August 1st, 2007)
Hendrix!
Actually this is not the first Hendrix comparison I've had - I keep meaning to have a go at Purple Haze (and I think you've spurred me on to finally do it!)

I'm often wary about letting tracks go on for too long - I don't want to sound self-indulgent. I know you successfully compose quite long pieces but I don't think I have the compositional nounce to make it work for me.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
echoroom said 3704 days ago (August 5th, 2007)
Buzzzz
Dark and murky, the fiddle almost plays like a harmonica tone here. Feels like a jailhouse blues song in a David Lyncg movie.

Great stuff.

Steve
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Komrade K said 3700 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
David Lynch yes...
... or some southern gothick zombie gore-fest!

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
thetiler said 3681 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
This reminds me of a haunting feel
right after the civil war. Has really that dissonant that all is not right.

But you seemed to do it all right. Would make a terrific movie section with that theme in mind I think.

Way to go.

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Komrade K said 3677 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
The Civil War?
I didn't know you went that far back Bill! ;)

But seriously... as you say there's that feeling that all is not right... I actually find the track a bit creepy when I listen back to it now (and I know what's coming!)

Thanks for listening and commenting - I appreciate it.

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Feter said 3677 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Mosquito Murky
wow ...what did you do to the E fiddle to sound
like that ? this is very blusy wailin !!

peace !
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Komrade K said 3677 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Electrical trickery!
I run the electric fiddle through a guitar effects unit to get those nice grungy sounds. The blues is something I venture into often when I'm jamming at home - I've got a few bluesy riffs on the fiddle (and mandolin as well) which may see the light of day on MJ at some point...

Thanks for listenin'

KK

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Latest track: <a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/33965"> Mosquito Murky </a>
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
said 3397 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
Cool...
Stunning.. I love it my friend!

Take Care
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Komrade K said 3386 days ago (June 18th, 2008)
Hey Birdman
Thank you for taking the trouble to listen to this and a number of my other tracks - it's great when the old stuff gets an airing!

KK
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hooverfry said 3114 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
wow
this is spectacular. other worldly. haunting. really enjoyed this. sorry to hear about your ear. thanks
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Komrade K said 3067 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Whoops!
Just caught up with this comment... was it really made 47 days ago?! Thanks for the great feedback.

My ear has long since healed - in fact my hearing in that ear is now much better although I nearly blew it playing some loudly distorted acid blues the other day!

Cheers

KK
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