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Pop Serial (Second Chance Challenge)


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 Genre: Twentieth Century

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Thanks to whomever launched the Second Chance Challenge. I was motivated to sit down today and take a crack at Feter's Classical Challenge that escaped my efforts earlier this year. For the most part - the wonderful music submitted to Feter's Eine Kleine Nacht Musik MJ fit the "classic" classical form. This however fits more into the pop serialism quasi classical compartment. Whatever that is. I also think I might have been influenced by all the Leonard Bernstein tributes I've been hearing this weekend.
Hope you enjoy it.
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Uploaded: Oct 04, 2008 - 05:07:06 PM
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2008 - 09:44:44 PM Last Played: Oct 07, 2015 - 04:08:42 PM
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Comments
egobandit said 3188 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Swirls
Love the interweaving of highs and lows. The constants that keep introducing new sounds that gets more and more intense. Enjoyed!
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bud said 3187 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Thanks Tim
this was fun and happened fast. Easily coulda spent more time on it - but it felt good as a quick improv - and I felt like I had to get back in the saddle again. It's been a while since I've just knocked something out quick for fun. Glad you enjoyed it.
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thoddi said 3187 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
cool sounds
Are this all loops or are you playing this yourself? Cool sounds anyhow:) Just like listening to the sound track from a James Bond movie from the 70's...
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bud said 3187 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
All loops
edited - penciled - tweaked and slipped around - but no instruments were harmed in this creation. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Hadn't thought of Bond - but you're right. Wasn't that John Barry?
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Feter said 3187 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Serial Killer
thi is Genious ..WOW ...whata suprise ...the structure
just so deep and wonderfull ...I m so impressed my
friend ...this is top notch ...thnx alot for the gem !!!!
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bud said 3187 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Once again - you're too kind Feter
This was a quick bit of fun - and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the Classical Challenge - or this might never have happened.
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SecondChanceChallenge said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
You Deserve A Second Chance
Glad to hear this wonderful piece of music that might have never been written.

You've motivated plenty of us in the past bud.

Thanks
bud said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks SC
I appreciate what you're doing here. Great idea.
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kingbee said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
again
continuing to push the creative boundaries.
You are are real talent bud
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bud said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks for stopping by
nice of you to take the time to listen and comment.
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said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Unexpected delight!
Geez Kevin...I didn't realize you had this sort of thing in you. You are definitely multi-talented my friend.

Waltzing in the Twilight Zone!

Be well!
bud said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks for dropping by Mike
I just started with a little idea and let it lead me. Glad you could dig it. Loved your Ridd cover.
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Char said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
It is dark
and it is foreboding: something is coming. I was thinking about the Edgar Allen Poe stories made into movies with Vincent Price. Since it sounds like a dance, I'd say this would've fit Masque of the Red Death. It has an un-peaceful, un-easy feeling. Would work for a Halloween ball. Thanks.
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Gosh - it seems I'm going dark
guess this has some tension and undercurrents. I thought it was kinda quirky and fun - but I'm a poor judge of my own work. I hear what you're hearing - and I grew up reading Poe. Good choice.
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five_extra_arms said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Heizen Lows
Like ego said, those deep dark tones and those flutey highs sounds really build into a big and unique sound. It almost sounds like something off a Mike Oldfield album.

Cool bud. You back from France?
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Good call on Mike Oldfiled
I was heading there as soon as the tubular bells came along. I always dug what he was up to - especially when he was working with Kevin Ayers. Thanks for the visit. You coming to the NY Decom? Sent you an invite. How's Katie doing?
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Vic Holman said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
waltz street shuffle
different is good.

cool waltz you made up here. i really liked the second half with the additional instruments. cool
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Nice hearing from you Vic
I kinda think I let part one go a little too long without changes - but I was getting into the repetition.
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davisamerica said 3187 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
fun is good dog!
ok kevin .... you do this "dark" and "quirky" stuff extremely well ... just who the heck are you really??? ;-]
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
I'm just an average terrier
who's into music. That so strange?
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paul f. page said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
I will..
...never think of a waltz in quite the same way after hearing this...Well, it's sort of a waltz 1-2-3 // 1-2 ///1-2-3... Wow. This is SO inventive and beautifully orchestrated, Bud. WAY DIFFERENCE from anything else I've heard from you. Most intriguing and delightful. You have a lot of command of the effects and such, too. Really well-mixed. Now I can LEARN something from this. Thank you.
Peace.
Paul
P.S. End seems awfully abrupt...let it ring a few moments longer.
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
I wish I knew what I was doing
and exactly what you're talking about with the counting of the time. I just got lucky cooking up a dish and kept adjusting the flavors till it felt worthy of serving up. So glad you enjoyed it. The interesting thing about working with loops is you really can play by ear.
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dajama said 3186 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Very cool
And very different from what I would expect from you. Of course, I should know by now that you are full of surprises! This is very nicely done. Makes me think in a way of Michael Nyman. Nice arrangement and lovely use of different elements to create an offbeat mood. Cinematic and engaging. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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bud said 3186 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
I like Michael Nyman
Very kind comparison. Thanks for stopping by.
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lengold said 3186 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
I can see this
as a cinema track bud. Lovely listen.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3186 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Thanks Len
good hearing from you. I'm finally getting back in the swing of things around here.
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rsorensen said 3186 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Impressive
this sounds great. i felt 'on edge' throughout this, and I think maybe that's what you were going for. love those big horns that come in halfway through. Definitely has a Bond feel when they do. Great job, Bud.
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bud said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
I saw Goldfinger as a kid
when it first came out. God I loved it - especially the title sequence. Thanks for stopping by Ridd.
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michael2 said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
beautiful
very cool track Kevin, a little danny elfman vibe (sort of carnival like i guess). i just had to hit play again, this is really great. love your choice and the approaches you used in the instrumentation. very cool.
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bud said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
Elfman is cool. So far this tune is all things to all people. I think I dipped into the magic of Muzak.
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guitapick said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
I'm a fan of Bernstein's...
...and I can hear some of that in here. I hear Phillip Glass, too.

You're choice of instrumentation is really effective...nice piece, Kevin.
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bud said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Glass was my first influence going into this
then I took a left turn and got into sonorities and accents. That's where I felt some of the stabs from West Side Story with the horns. Nice of you to take time for this .
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timothy devine said 3185 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Hey bud
This got me thinkin bout Gil Evans Spain w/ Miles
you can have bass2x play the muted trumpet
and you got the new millennium version
great work man, gonna download it and keep it on my chain
peace out
tm
ps
I was on your home page here and you got those two great videos
way cool vids
when the first one came to an abrupt ending i almost fell off my chair
captivating to say the least ;)
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bud said 3184 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
Thanks for stopping by
I love how this tune reminds people of so many different things and they're all things I'm into. Glad you had a chance to check out the vids. Time to do a new one.
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Relic67 said 3184 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
twilight zone
really cool. I love the marimba, or is it xylophone, sound towards the end.
tense, eerie vibe maintained throughout, builds nicely... effective...
fun to listen to... thanks for posting!



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bud said 3184 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
It's vibraphone towards the end
it was cool how a jazz loop slipped into the mix as easily as it did. I thank jam packs for the success of this piece - I was just a conduit. Thanks for your time and comment.
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kristyjo said 3184 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
so-
how many tracks did you end up using, anyway? This is very interesting, and has lots of twists & turns, despite you using the same core loop throughout. how d'ya do that? :)
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bud said 3184 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
Hi - and thanks for stopping by
I think in the end I used about 12 tracks - but only about 6 at a time. I found loops that were similar in nature and then tweaked them to create the interplay I was looking for. By the end the original tracks were gone - it was a progressive addition/subtraction process.
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sloparts said 3168 days ago (October 24th, 2008)
Very Cool track Kevin
I like the way you kept this piece evolving and changing throughout it. Kind of dark and mysterious and more than a little foreboding to be sure.
The high parts against the lows at time made it sound like some kind of macabre dance of the zombie clowns or something.

Okay, who are you and what have you done with Bud,

Great job my friend, thanks for finishing it up and posting it.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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bud said 3107 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Thanks for stopping by
I appreciate the close listen and comments.
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bud said 3107 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Gee thanks
Happy to be in such fine company.
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Heightened said 3098 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
I should have got in on some of this
Really classy stuff
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particledots said 3072 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Wow
I may have to tap in to your Nyman fascination

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bud said 3072 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
You actually got me started on this
with your Philip Glass thing for Lost Songs.
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