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Violine On the Fly


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Violine - Björn
Guitar - Björna
Guitar - Johannes

This thing has no fixed form because it is made up on the fly. We have the typical swedish inclination of being afraid of being proud (it's often considered an ugly thing here). But we want to say it anyway. All three of us are really happy and amazed at this constellation. The sensitive docility of these guys is a gift. One of us starts something, and the others are right on. This tune is an example of what can happen out of the air.

Voices you hear are Curry and Björna giving chord suggestions and other verbal hints and incitement on the fly. You can also occationally hear rumble from floor vibrations that goes into the mics because we have no arrangement to damp them.

I strongly recommend to try it with headphones!
It is recorded straight off with two microphones in the middle of us. In headphones it is like sitting in in Currys living room, right in the middle of it all.

Photo shows Björn; our emminent violinist, bassist, guitarist, mandolinist, singer - probably more...
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Lyrics
dm, A, dm, A, gm, D, gm, A .. etc (in swedish)

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Hits: 3478
Comments: 53
Fans: 23
Plays: 189
Downloads: 138
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Apr 01, 2008 - 05:42:44 PM
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2008 - 05:52:42 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 02:01:04 PM
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Hardware:
A violine
Two acoustic guitars
Two Golden Age Project R1 mics
A Presonus Firebox interface
A BowerBook G4

Software:
LE, OSX
Comments
Skean said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
I feel I'm home
I mean this is our freedom playing and have fun... No stress just take it cool... Love this songs you guys have done YOU know I KNOW I have heard a few of them... And I'm so glad you post them here my friend.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
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Thank you Kenta! So glad you're at home! So glad you dig it..
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said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
I agree
It is just as if I am sitting in Curry's living room, experiencing this very brilliant intuitive music session. I love the violin, and I did listen to it with headphones, reinforcing the effectiveness of panning to achieve that living room feel. Simply brilliant!
WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
thank you Scottie
Thank you Scottie!
So glad you liked it!
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said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
This is really nice.

its lovely and you guys sound like your having lots of fun and the
violin sounds awsome every thing was good loved it all.
Peace Dee.
WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Thank you Dee
Thank you Dee! Yes i love that violine too! Björn just do it so nice!

Johannes
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said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Precious
oh, ya! hej....
WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Javisst
Javisst, hej Harold, glad du kan prata svenska nu!
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stooey said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Very Good
I like the spontaneity of it. Personally, I think the chord suggestions detract from it, and it would be nice to see them edited out, or a second recording without, but I an nitpicking. (only my personal opinion, others may like it. I understand that it may have been necessary as you jammed)

Look forward to more!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
..
Yes. Seems like a good idea. So far we have never been going back to any of our old jams to play them again.. it is still so new everything .. we keep coming up with new things all the time.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
But
But there actually is another jam with this exact setting where we don't talk anything .. just play for 17 minutes .. we promise post that one in due time ..
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massa said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Beautiful!!!
Beautiful jam! lovely violin sound! very captivating! The guitars skill are amazing too. Beautiful all around!!! It was nice to sit in this living room. Good job!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thank you
Thank you for stoping by and commenting!
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ziti said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
cooooool
this is like gypsy music...wild and sad and horny....

and you guys are sounding very much like a "band"...getting the stops and starts, dynamics and tempo....the tempo and time are very strong even with no drums or bass....and your violin player is a JOY!!!!

Deepest bows to the bjoys in the bjand!


z

can I come to the next rehearsal???
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Of course you can come
Of course you can come to the next jam Z. We'd love to have you here!
Thank you for your feedback!
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Feter said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Violine On the Fly
this is absolutly awesome ..the feel of the violin
so new to me ...folk but so special..wonderfull playin
and fiddelin ..all so live and sweet thnx alot for
sharin this gem !!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Thank you Feter, seems like we should post more of these violin jams .. yes Björn is a great player! More will come ..
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J.A.Stewart said 3464 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
I'm Disappointed...
I thought you had gotten tatooed and joined a heavy metal band, Johannes. LOL

I enjoyed this very much and am happy for you. It sounds like you have a lot of interesting musical possibilities to explore with this lineup. Best of luck to you.

BTW... is that sweatshirt the pictured Bjorg is wearing a Baldwin-Wallace shirt? B-W is a university not far from me. ;)


--- Joe
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Haha
Haha, me tatooed and joined a heavy metal band .. just imagine .. :)

I will ask Björn about that t-shirt..

Johannes
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3459 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
The T-shirt
Björn here
The T-shirt I bought when I was with a Gospelchoir from Sweden in Cleveland 2 years ago. And we were at the Baldwin-Wallace Collage and did a consert there.
And we also got T-shirts from their Basketball Team.
It was great fun being there.
:-)
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3459 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Hi Joe
Björn here
The T-shirt I bought when I was with a Gospelchoir from Sweden in Cleveland 2 years ago. And we were at the Baldwin-Wallace Collage and did a consert there.
And we also got T-shirts from their Basketball Team.
It was great fun being there.
:-)
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J.A.Stewart said 3459 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Cool!
I'm glad you had a good time here, Bjorn.

Baldwin-Wallace has a terrific Music and Theater program.

I really enjoyed your collaboration with my friend, Johannes and look forward to hearing more. ;)


--- Joe
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thetiler said 3464 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Lots of nice things in there
I like how it gathers steam and keeps getting more involved. I really appreciate the fingerpicking sound, and the sound of that terrific violin is so expressive!

Way to Go!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thank
Thank you acoustic guitar colleague!
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SJB said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Like it
I agree with Thetiler - fantastic violin sound (nothing wrong with the guitars either of course). It takes true musicianship to make a jam this good.
Thanks for letting us hear this.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks
Thank you Steve!
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selters said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Lovely!
This was a fantastic listen, It sounds like you are all very gifted musicians, beeing able to play like you do on the fly....I am very impressed. Beautiful..
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot Magnus!
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Komrade K said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Yo!
Terrific jam - lovely melodies and fine playing all round. Good to hear another fiddle on MJ too!

Thanx

KK
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
You are rare
Yes you fiddlers are rare here! There are far too few people playing this wonderful instrument. Must be a nice experience to be a rarity though..
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Ibstrat said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
This
is really fun to listen to.Yes it does sound like gypsy music.I look forward to hearing more from you guys.
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
..
We're so happy you say so because we have some more on the stove cookin..
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said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
hahaha
did i hear "what chord is that?"
8)
it's marvelous, gentlemen - and i got to sit in Johannes' living room - or so i felt, listening. how wonderful to have a violin!! "typical swedish inclination of being afraid of being proud (it's often considered an ugly thing here)" - you have that THERE, too??? then we are universally united!
wonderful to hear you guys unfold your sounds. beautifully done!
anne


WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Yes Anne!
Yes! You heard it perfectly right: "what chord is that?" (said in Swedish "vilket ackord är det där?"). Your ear is a good picup!

But really .. I thought Americans were those who really KNOW how to be proud.. I don't think of conceit then .. but there is a more happy generous form of being proud ..

Johannes
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davisamerica said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
well right then
and a big smiling hello and love this .... alot!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
:)
:o)
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The Orbiting said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
Escape
Oh, this is just wonderful. I really do feel as though I'm right there and it's perhaps, just after dinner and we're all sitting around your living room and you've all taken out your instruments while we have coffee and wine.

If I were really there I would sing along with your beautiful music. I've had a lovely time improvising here at my computer. It was absolutely irresistible.

-ledebutant
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
You'd be so welcome
You'd be so welcome .. If we were having Swedish meatballs, what kind of wine would you want .. ?
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The Orbiting said 3461 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Hmm
Probably a nice Merlot. I've been drinking a lot of Layer Cake Shiraz lately, but I think it would overpower the meatballs. I'm a big fan of lingonberry juice, honestly. A nice glass of that would make me just as happy!
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ktb said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
wonderful
so great you guys hooked up. I am in total agreement as to Curry's forum post about joining in the magic that come from making sweet music with others. Bravo
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3463 days ago (April 2nd, 2008)
thanks ktb
Thank you, well I remember I some place said (and I still mean it) that a very special bond is developed with people I've made music together with. If enough people had the chance to try it I think there would be much less war and distrust.

Peace and Love
Curry
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jiguma said 3462 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
This is what I miss
When I was young, we used to do this sort of thing (nowhere near as well I must add!) on a regular basis, and I have only just started back in with a large group of musicians who play traditional celtic tunes (mainly) on very rare occasions as yet. Unfortunately it'll take a while to get my chops up to their standard.

I love the sound of Bjorn's fiddle, and the overall quality of the recording is quite amazing. I love the organic feel to this - like watching a plant grow.

Love it, congratulations!!
Neil
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3444 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
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Thank you Neil. Nice to hear about your experience. I guess it is diffficult for non musicians that never had the experience, to understand the joy of jamming with a well working group. It is very very special. Hope to be able to have a jam with you some day!
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Ed Hannifin said 3459 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Oh gosh...
This does take me back... I won't claim to have done this sort of thing with people who have your evident chops, but hanging out in a circle of chairs making music up on the fly is just the coolest... Improvising on a chosen tune is a lot of fun, but going beyond that and starting from nothing...well, it either ends up laughably terrible, or it gets magical...

So you guys got magic, and it seems as if you have a good, deep well of magic to dip into between the three of you...

You are quite right: this sounds terrific in headphones. Your Golden Age mics once again acquit themselves very well. (Do you have them in an omni mode for this? The pick-up pattern sounds very full and natural and even.)

On top of the musical appreciation, I am also overjoyed that you seem to have found the musical outlet that you have wanted, and are so happy with it...

Ed
WeAreNotPerfekt said 3443 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Thank you Ed
Thank you Ed. I want to first say to you what I said to jiguma, that I dig hearing about your jamming experiences in the past. Jamming is so special. It unifies people. I guess it is diffficult for non musicians that never had the experience, to understand the joy of jamming with a well working group.

Omni mode .. eh I really don't know what that is .. there are no settings on the mics, if that was whatt you asked. The mics have an 8 directional pattern. They take up quite a wide picture of the room. Both in front and back of them. So they are well suieted to gather around when playing. Only direction they don't take up is sideways so we avoid sitting there.

Hope to be able to have a jam with you some day!

Johannes
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Roxylee said 3456 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Sweet...
Yes, you guys are highly intuitive and work together so naturally! How wonderful to have live music in your house... This is great, guys!
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WeAreNotPerfekt said 3443 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Thanks a lot
Thanks a lot Roxylee!
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screamalexz said 3451 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
...
this is the type of stuff that's cool to go down to pike place market and listen to. it's always good to jam with people and if you get in tune with eachother and it simply works that's awsome. great job.
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lengold said 3451 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
This is just
beautiful - downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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Bob6stringer said 3451 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
The old-fashioned way
This is a gem to listen to for its live, two-mic balance, crystal-clear sound quality and sponteneity. The call and response is subtle and wonderful, and this natural feel just can't be achieved in the studio working track by track. So thank you.
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said 3439 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Great!
This is wonderful... I enjoyed the playing, I love that live feel. Great piece of work... KUDOS!

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racerat said 3437 days ago (April 29th, 2008)
constellation
Smooth and flowing. Warm and inviting. Glad I stopped by, keep it up!
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Jarvoid said 3377 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Tophole
this was a jam? Bloody hell...oops ..no sod it,this is amazing.I think it has traces of Tzigeuner and Russian music in there as well as being original and "on the fly".Being proud of this ain't no sin my friends this is one to wallow in, like a pig in muck as we say in Yorkshire (only not quite so politely lol ).

Great piece, much enjoyed ,downloaded faved etc

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