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knotted windpipe


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Stun Nutz

 Genre: Experimental

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From your head to your gut, this takes a winding path as it goes down...

The beats were originally put together on an old PC in 1995, and since I have dusted off my old clarinet last year, I have been tinkering around and experimenting with more "live" and improvisational sounds.
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Comments: 46
Fans: 23
Plays: 335
Downloads: 183
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Oct 06, 2007 - 10:02:45 AM
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2007 - 12:09:27 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 07:17:59 PM
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Hardware:
Clarinet, old PC, new iMac
Software:
Creative Wave Studio, GarageBand
Comments
bud said 3700 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
You're tempting me to bring out my daughter's clarinet
not that I could play it with the skill you show here - but I did play when I was twelve. Really like what you did with the percussion and effects - cool piece.
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Stun Nutz said 3700 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
Thanks, bud!
You really should bring out your daughter's clarinet! In fact, everyone should!
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perceptualvortex said 3700 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
Thumpin
Stun, this is too cool. I like how the clarinet wankery holds it all together, through the glitchiness and reversing beats. Very nice, original stuff.

Is that a big ol goiter on his neck?? Yewwww...

There's not enough clarinet on MacJams, thanks for helping turn that around.
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Stun Nutz said 3700 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
THnaks pV!
The clarinet is the new guitar!!! ha ha!

...and having a knotted windpipe does result in a swelling of the neck area, not unlike a goiter...!
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said 3700 days ago (October 6th, 2007)
Wow
Exceptional love the breaks in this. the clarinet choas goes well. At one point it sounds like a frog saying "sumptin"... dont know but I like this alot!
Stun Nutz said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
hmmm...
...I guess I am part amphibian! That is the second time someone has mentioned frogs after they listened to one of my pieces (the first time was with my tune "oo aa ee"). Thanks for stopping by, egobandit. The comment is appreciated.
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pooey said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Love it
Would like to say more, but am gonna have to listen a few more times to wrap my head around it. I will definitely show this one to my clarinet students. They will think it is very cool (or very weird).


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Stun Nutz said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
cool
I am always delighted when you mention playing my music for students... the feeling never gets old. This piece could be part of a lesson on hyperactive trilling! ...or maybe experimental music, of course...
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Eccentrikamerika said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
!
yes the breaks in this are outstanding. emergency punctuation.

this really takes me to pauline oliveros territory and 'deep listening'. imagine this with you playin the clarinet and 5 delays together, so that you are playing off what you just played in staggered bits of time.

not only does this one have ballz, as usual, but there is a honking soul pressing it's face up against the glass at me. staring me in the eye and telling me everything it has to say.

ah- you're the best!
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Stun Nutz said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
thanks
I am glad you mentioned Pauline Oliveros... I have never heard of her before. It looks like some of her music is available on eMusic, so I will have to check it out.

I am glad you got the "live" feeling from this. Someday I want to get to the point where I can put on a live performance with all the bells and whistles. Until that day, I can at least piece it together in GarageBand!!
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yrp said 3698 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
About Oliveros
I strongly recommend "Deep Listening"...
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Diviner said 3699 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Great track
Nice clarinet work and it sits well on the hreat music you have layered with it. The bass at the start is mad esp with all those sounds being flanged about. Thenit goes into a wierd jazz session, I really like the madness of this track. Very interesting.

P.s. Mad photo as well
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said 3698 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Unbridled ruction
is the best ruction of all. I would really like to know if there is an official name for that 'juddering' of the reed you do at around 1:24; that's a really beautiful, indefinable sound.
Lots of good stuff in this; impeccable timing.
Stun Nutz said 3698 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
Thank ya, sonny!
I think the "juddering" you are referring to is a trilling of the keys, which I did a lot on this track. Another technique which I have used sometimes is a fluttering of the tongue against the reed... I may use that on a future release, but I didn't use that technique here.
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yrp said 3698 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Very good!
The clarinet playing is great and the beats are gorgeously dinamic (I even hear a samba groove for a few seconds).
Congratulations!
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_nderscore said 3698 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
incredibly original.
these noises can only come from one person-so glad to hear you again! just imagine an album full of this stuff, heheh
genius.
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Stun Nutz said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
You know...
...I got a kick out of you asking me on vid ichat if I was working on any music... and so I became determined to finish this last Friday. Thanks!
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BranDaMan said 3698 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
Cool!
thats some pretty cool clarinet playing. Really good tune, very interesting all around.
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MissChaos said 3698 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
wankery?
Stun Nutz. Reinventing Woodwinds.

This is sweet. Love the atonal quality in this. It's childishly sweet, yet twistedly demented. Right up my alley. Bravo!
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racerat said 3698 days ago (October 8th, 2007)
pissed dog
Played this on my monitors and the dog started barkin....alot....weird.

Very cool soundscape.

Oh, and the juddering ruction was good too.

P
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lengold said 3697 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
Something
very unique going on here. Holds the attention throughout. Excellent.
Cheers
Len


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said 3697 days ago (October 9th, 2007)
very nice
nice n sudden build up, density of it all is truly you. the beat rock uncontrollably and that one clarinetish-bass sound sounded very cool n scary. The freestyle approach does the clarinet justice. It is a misbehaving, yet adorable little smartass. It has its own will so to speak and the rest of the track accompanies it. Well done to medium-rare, this one;)

Good to hear you still can't resist!

Marc
Feter said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
knotted windpipe
Way Cool playin and tune ..this is Impressing !!
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Mcboy said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
now
this is some freaky blowing.....hehheh......i get images of that spongebob octopus playing the clarinet ...but above sea level...hehheh....fun track......
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Stun Nutz said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
oh my god!
That is so hilarious! I actually did think of him too... as I was playing it!!!!
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ktb said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
inspired
Thanks for the post. Great Clarinet, and I loved the percussive fx ambience. Very cool improvation
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Komrade K said 3696 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
A triumph Mr Nutz!
That combo of real clarinet melody (you can play that thing!) with the electronics is startling and captivating. Frequently the piece seems to head in a particular direction (tune or beats) and then be pulled up short and sent in a whole other direction like an animal unable to settle in a cage.

KK


PS - this is the second track I've commented on today which had a 'wank' related keyword!
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guitapick said 3695 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
Experimental...
...it is...and a successful one, too...

...totally off the wall of the universe (I saw it the other day)...really cool.

Enjoyed this very much...
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echoroom said 3695 days ago (October 11th, 2007)
nutz
great beats, great woodwind, juddery wobbles.. freakin aces!
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datafunk said 3694 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
impressive
terrrrrrrrrific drum'n'clarinet track, loved it from the very first notes, instant stun classic!
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composerclark said 3672 days ago (November 3rd, 2007)
Great job!
It's very cool to hear a real clarinet around here! The clarenet is a great instrument for experimental music, because it is capable of making so many different (but cool) sounds. I like this a lot... it has a 'classic' electronic music feel to me, like something from the 70's or 80's, back when I was a student. Anyway, great job here, and I'm really sorry it took me so long to comment! I've kind of been on a hiatus from the site...
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Stun Nutz said 3670 days ago (November 4th, 2007)
Thanks
Don't worry about taking too long to comment... I am just gald you did. Thanks for the feedback, it is much appreciated!!
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SpasmodicMan said 3669 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
Encore!
The live clarinet is great. Do more!
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Stun Nutz said 3669 days ago (November 6th, 2007)
thanks
I will defeinitely be doing more clarinet... in one way or another... good to see ya, SPas!
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amandamason@mac. said 3661 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
WOW
This is really brilliant!
Gosh you're amazingly talented! This is incredable!
I love the clarinet but I've never heard it like this before.
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Stun Nutz said 3660 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
ha!
Thanks for the compliments, Amanda...! I blush at the fact you are calling me amazingly talented. Reality is... I can play my own noodlings ok, but if I were to read sheet music or play a classical composition, I would need a LOT of practice! (I took eight years of clarinet in grade school, but it has been a while...)
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DeputyDoofy said 3660 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
The master of sound manipulation...
Like everything else you release, this is a great piece of work. It's fun to work with unique sources. I would know that! :)
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stooey said 3569 days ago (February 14th, 2008)
Been Away for a while...
But while I was looking around, I found this gem!

It's neat. I like the live aspect.

Good percussion.
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Modesto66 said 3555 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
cofused
very confusing. I guess this is an experiment
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gregd said 3535 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Between your Ribs and your Windpipe,
I think I like your pipe better. These being the first tracks of yours that I've heard, I'm happy that LeDebutant told me to check you out. It's cool music you make.

The percussion and clarinet are great. You get a live feeling from them well.

You should come back and make some more body parts sing.
-g
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said 3507 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Very Coool
Some lovely sounds here, I love it. That clarinet sounds awsome.
Peace Dee.
said 3486 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Big fan...
of the transitions and overall feel, of the slightly awkward but benign grittiness of the tune, of your propensity for puns and palindromes. This track went on my most recent mix cd.

Thanks.
richardhowardjones said 3445 days ago (June 17th, 2008)
.
A fun trip thru the wanderings of your head, bro. Thanx
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timothy devine said 3443 days ago (June 19th, 2008)
hey man
I love the clarinet
sounds great
improv!
Perfect
I love improv
this was a great listen
cool
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blindsidedpoets said 3142 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
knotted windpipe
Well, this is just awesome! I'm partial to the sound of a clarinet, but besides that, this is a very good song!
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Dj French Toast said 1700 days ago (March 28th, 2013)
this is
so bad ass !
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