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michael2

 Genre: Downtempo

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I was messing around with some synths, and just started improvising this one. It's pretty much a chill out tune. I've probably been listening to too much Boards of Canada. I had fun with this though, playing around with effects, MIDI and synth sounds. i ended the feedback at the end abruptly on purpose, but now i'm not sure. should I have just let it ring off into space?
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Uploaded: Aug 06, 2008 - 06:55:36 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2008 - 06:55:36 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 12:58:47 PM
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Comments
Skean said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
COOL
Like this a lot very very relaxing :D) I'm in GB working and it's kinda late here now so I thought I find a peaceful tune for bed time :)) I did not have to seek long...ZZzzzz Thanks I'll think I loop this it's better then a pill G'night ZZZZZzzzzzz
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michael2 said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
thanks Kenta
glad i helped you fall asleep. thanks for the listen.
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mowguy3 said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Up Above
Major Tom Where are you? I Have a great time as well just playing with sounds and the few effects I have at hand. Unfortunately nothing good ever comes out of it. This on the other hand is tranquil if you let it, or if you listen it is thought provoking. Great job, ejnoyed it very much.
Be well, Russ
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michael2 said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
thanks
when i am having a hard time writing new songs, i always do re-mixes, collaborations and start experimenting and improvising. luckily there is tons of interesting freeware plug ins to play with. thanks so much for listening.
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TheMeaningOfLife said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
pic...
what's with the pic? is this a song about being alone on the subway? :)

like the beat and the sound of the synths. very nice and surroundy. yes, surroundy... it's a word now.
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michael2 said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
hey man
thanks for listening. i chose the pic because it is from the subway where i grew up and i just happened to run across it. seemed to convey loneliness, so i used it. i like the word "surroundey." wish that was a genre here at MJ. thanks so much for the listen.
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yrp said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
I remember
my brother listening to "Music has the right to Children" all day long and trying to convince me how BOC was good.He never suceeded...
But I liked your tune very much and thank God It doesnīt make me think about Boards of Canada at all.
It doesnīt sound lo-fi at all to me...It reminds me of the movie "Lost in Translation"... A day ending and the Sun Setting.
Itīs also cool that you credited the song to someone else...
Itīs great, I really enjoyed it.
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michael2 said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
carlos
it's funny, for as long as I've known you we have had really similar taste in music. i actually like BOC, although i wouldn't say they are the best band ever. it's okay though, you're still a great guy. i'm really glad you like the song, and i too was thinking of this as a soundtrack piece. thanks for stopping by.
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magnatone said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
Up Above
Very interesting Michael - I'm on my second listen, liking it very much!
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guygrooves said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
My
vote is for letting it ring out. I really like this Micheal it is soothing and relaxing, a perfect chill out tune.
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MMI said 3304 days ago (August 6th, 2008)
yeah man
Is it possible to listen to too much BoC?

Great track.
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Reinholt56 said 3304 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Hi Michael....
I really enjoyed the mix.

Everything added to everything else for a total sonic experience.

Take care.

Paul
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cjdaley said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
ladies and gentlemen
we are floating in space. Nice album close, so melodic you could write and sing lyrics to it.

What synths app did you use,now taht you don't have crystal ? Alpha ?
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lavalamp said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
mixing it up
Like when artist experiment. Nice, laid back, but also a bit haunting. Very 2008.
Really appreciated this one Michael.

Dave
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tokai said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
deep sounds
like it. Great performance, some underwater sunlight. Very smooth and chilled.
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Diviner said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Nice one Michael
Very nice space and music created here. Good to read that you love experimenting with free vsti's. Same here, my folder is full of free (and not so free) vsti's. Really good to hear this track, I keep expecting the radiohead singer to come in. Lovely track and good sounds.
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peacepiano said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Beat
Starts strong and fades very slowly to the end. I would vote for ringing off into space to keep the listener from slipping out of the trance. I like the sound and despite the strong beat at the beginning I might call it ambient because of the overall effect.

Thanks
Bill
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dajama said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
Very cool
I like the beats, and the chords are excellent - moody and oddly uplifting. Good sounds, and a nice arrangement. As for the ending, I like it. I'm a big fan of Boards of Canada. My idea of chilling out is a playlist combining Boards of Canada, Susumu Yokota, Cliff Martinez, and some of Future Sounds of London more ambient stuff. This would fit right in with that group, and in fact probably will, which is a good thing. Nicely done. Peace.
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Vic Holman said 3303 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
for just messing around...
.. this pulled off very well. In the back of my imaginary head I can almost hear a sparse Gary Nueman vocal arrangement going into this.
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dirigent said 3303 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Up Above
I like how you slowly unfold the immense beauty of this track. And I like the disturbing lofi-track here. Excellent work!!!
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dirigent said 3303 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
lowfi
I mean the lowfi percussion ...
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rsorensen said 3302 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
oooooooooo
i like this very much - especially when that progression comes in. any plans for vocals?
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egobandit said 3302 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Slow down
Some loops real slow give a totally different feel. the mixture of synth and piano set the beat in new directions with each chord movement. Enjoyed!
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timothy devine said 3302 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
keeper
I'm with skean, this goes to the quiet time playlist for
you picked a great rhythm for your excursion
a nice space ride
thanks
tm
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Feter said 3301 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Up Above
spehric ..and some how its too much like a film score
nice job my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Lightman- said 3300 days ago (August 10th, 2008)
Relaxing
This is so relaxing, this song... Good synths.... I like the overall sound on this.... Thanks for sharing....
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3294 days ago (August 16th, 2008)
nice sonic environment.
One can never listen to too much BOC.I am a big fan of their music. I think you have done some nice work here. Well done.
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thiscausticautumn said 3287 days ago (August 23rd, 2008)
on the train...
This is exactly my cup of tea, and not at all surprising to hear, coming from you.

I think the picture of the subway is perfect. I don't live in the city anymore, but when I did I used to take the train to work every day; always with my discman (remember when there were no ipods?) and this would have been perfect for those cold winter mornings, standing on the platform....

Very nice song Michael.
-Rain
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spruce said 3270 days ago (September 9th, 2008)
Beautiful
Michael - this is amazing! Love it...
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Glaikit said 3228 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
def
boards of canada feel, really nice, just the kind of stuff i put on my 'sleep' playlist on my itunes to snooze off to.

i like he high pitched glass ring tones that appear and disappear in the background

nice
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Heightened said 3165 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Weird
I like it!
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Downtempo music (or DownTempo or down tempo or downbeat) is an umbrella term for a laid-back electronic music style slower than house music (less than 118 beats per minute, possibly beatless) but separate from ambient music. This can encompass specif

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