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Uluru - Ayres Rock

Why I got to thinking about this place I have no idea, but as I was building this up, i came into my mind. Originally I was going to call it Mango Tree but Ayres Rock just seemed to fit it perfectly. I went looking for a picture of Ayres Rock and found out the the official name for it is "Uluru"

That actually sounded better to me for some reason so here it is, a musical homage to Uluru aka Ayres Rock in the Northern Territory of Australia, and to all my Australian musical brothers and sisters.

I hope you enjoy this piece. Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Uluru - Ayres Rock
By: Ed Wemmerus
Copyright (c) 10-04-2008 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
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Uploaded: Oct 04, 2008 - 09:45:00 PM
Last Updated: May 23, 2010 - 01:14:37 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 03:13:56 PM
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davisamerica said 3338 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
right then ed
well this is pretty amazing and a total surprise. Man i love your guitar on this and extremely cool backing. The groove just gets better and better as the song progresses. Ed you are amazing my friend!
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sloparts said 3338 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
I have no idea where this came from, or why it's what it is. Earlier today I started messing around with some loops to find a drum groove so I could lay down a bass line and some guitar tracks. Next thing I know, it's 10 o'clock at night, "Uluru" is staring me in the face on my monitor, and the song is posted here and 2 other sites. And for some reason, I kept thinking of Neil Porter and our friends in Oz. Hence the dedication to all our Aussie Bro's and Sis's.

The more I got into it the better I liked it, even though it is just a simple groove with virtually no chord changes. Now what I need is for someone to pick it up and make a legitimate song out of it.

Anyway, thanks for listening Jack, and the kind words. Very much appreciated, especially after listening to "Mr Big". Has anyone ever told you that you've got a lot of real talent my friend? Well you do, and in spades.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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guygrooves said 3338 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Very cooooool
Loved every second of it Ed. This is a perfect blend of old and new. Great synth work as well as guitar. The horns sounded really good. Everything blended nicely. Production is great as always. I would suggest that if you can, you might want to elevate your monitors to ear level, and set them to make an equalateral triangle with your ears. Nothing really wrong with this mix Ed. It is just a visual observation, as I was looking at your studio setup. Totally worth the download thanks bro.
Peace
Guy
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Guy
Hello Guy,
Glad you came over and listened to this. and enjoyed the track. It just kind of came out of nowhere yesterday while I was playing with some rhythms in the studio.

Thanks again for the great comments on the production and mix, I was experimenting around trying to get a little bit of an in your face rawness to it, especially on the guitar parts.

Having to do with the speakers and the equilateral triangle, there are actually 3 different sets of speakers there in the picture. The big JBL's down below the desk, a set of white Minimus 7 forming the equilateral triangle at ear level, and on the main deck of the workstation there's a set of Boston Acoustic Computer speakers with a sub woofer under the desk.

Depending on what I'm working on I usually use the JBL's and the Minimus 7 together to try and get a more accurate idea of how everything is sounding. Then I'll turn off, first one set, and then switch to the other so I can hear how it sounds on the different types of speakers. For listening to just the JBL's, I stick my head down under the desk so I get the full fidelity. I usually use the Boston Acoustic speakers after the track is done just to check it one more time. That doesn't mean I always get it right mind you, but it does give me a chance to hear the track in a different listening environment.

I agree with your point about the equilateral triangle being very important when making a mix though. That's the only way to know where things are in the stereo field, and to know if the mix is balanced.

Thanks for taking time to point that out about the speakers, it was a very observant and thoughtful comment and I appreciate it. I also appreciate the kind words on the track my friend.

Be well and be cool, Guy

Ed
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Feter said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Uluru - Ayres Rock
Very inspiring ...great great guitar work my friend..
defiently a trippy journey arrangment to the song !!
cool rockin one ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
When you get to know a little about Uluru, it is quite an awesome rock formation. I wanted to get a little of that rawness into this track to represent that wild feeling the rock has.

Glad you came by and listened to the song my friend, and I appreciate you taking time to leave the great comments on it. Thanks again Feter.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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DWL said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Groovy Ed
This is really well put together. Great guitar sounds and the synths are excellent.

I really like the way you change the backing subtly throughout so the texture is shifting.

Nice work :)

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Dick
Great job on Mr. Big by the way. It's an awesome project.

This one just came put of nowhere, but I like how it turned out. After listening to it with fresh ears this morning, I can hear room for improvement, but it still sounds okay.

Glad you listened to it and liked what you heard my friend. Thanks again for the great comments and for listening.

Be well and be cool Dick

Ed

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bud said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Deep groove Ed
killer guitars. Love this track. I recently heard this cool story about the Aborigine. While trekking great distances they'll suddenly stop for no apparent reason and wait in indeterminate amount of time before proceeding. When asked why, the response was "We stop to let our spirits catch up - and continue when they have".
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Kevin
I wouldn't be surprised by the story you heard, the aboriginal people of Australia are a very spiritual people. I sometimes think it wouldn't be a bad idea for us to all stop once in a while and let our spirits catch up to us.

Thanks for dropping in and listening to Uluru Kevin, it is much appreciated, as are you kind words on it. Thanks too, for sharing the story about the Aborigine , that was interesting to read.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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kristyjo said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Great mix
Unusual instrumentation - I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I heard the didge at the beginning. It's really quite an eclectic mix of styles and timbres - that's why you can get away with such a classic chord progression, I guess. Then you throw in a few guitar licks, and it's a piece of music. Cool.
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Kristyjo
I guess you're right. If you mix it up enough, (no pun intended), you can get away with being lazy and no one will notice. I did think about going back through and making some chord changes throughout the piece, but because of the primitive nature of the Didgeridoo, I decided it would be more trouble than it was worth.

About mixing different styles, that's becoming my stock in trade around these parts.

Thanks for listening my friend, and for the great comments. I appreciate you taking time to do that and I always look forward to reading your thoughts on my stuff.

Be well and be cool Kristyjo,

Ed

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dajama said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
I've said it
before and I'll say it again - you have a remarkable range and breadth to your musical talent and vision and ability. What's truly impressive is that your creations in different genres and styles never feels forced or contrived; there's always the sense that you follow your muse and sometimes it's a country and western song and sometimes it's...well, this! And this is very cool. I really think the lack of chord changes works; it kind of echoes the hypnotic , relentless (in a good way!) nature of the instrument (or at least that instrument as I've heard it). Changes would introduce a mood dynamic that would interfere with the ambience in a negative way (in my opinion). If you were to introduce changes on some future version, I would suggest just one or two for emotional impact. The guitar on this is lovely, and there are some lovely runs. Nice use of the keys, and percussion. Terrific production and mixing as ever. This is way cool. You never disappoint, my friend. As soon as I see your name, I know I have a treat in store. Kudos. Peace.
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dajama said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Oops
Just reread this - by 'the instrument', I mean the didgeridoo! Sorry - brain overheating! Peace.
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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks David
As I was reading this, I realized the the "Instrument" you mentioned had to be the Didgeridoo. I too get and overheated brain sometimes, but when I do I usually stick my foot in my mouth and say something terribly stupid. I do that a lot in case you hadn't noticed.

Not to worry, I knew what you meant. And I guess I do follow my muse when she's with me. When she's not I just close up shop and go home until she comes back. Thank God she always does come back or I'd be having a fire sale on computer and musical equipment, instead of always buying more.

And I'm here to tell you, that I'm as often surprise by where I end up as anyone. She can be fickle, but she's always true to me.

Thanks for all the great comments. I'm glad what I do ends up pleasing you and giving you enjoyment. Your kind words are always very much appreciated my friend.

Be well and be cool Dave,

Ed
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timothy devine said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
You are a funky funky dude
"Its the dude"(Quincy Jones)
lay down a funky bed and lie in it / jam my friend
thats what i love the best
just stretch out
and go for the ride
the acoustic is very cool
kind of has a tone that reminds me of 'America'(remember them?CSN&Y spin off/ some great stuff)
anyway
so cool that u keep em coming
I cant wait to retire
I got too much debt i will die first
so i will live vicariously thru u
I'm out o here
nice Ed

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sloparts said 3337 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
Thanks Tim
That's some pretty heavy company you've got me in man QJ and America. Not sure it's deserving my friend, but I'll take it anyway.

Sometimes this stuff just comes to me. Not in a flash, but one piece at a time. you know, Set the tempo, find the drums, work up the bass line and then go a little crazy plugging in the parts that rock my world with what's already built. Following the muse is what I call it and letting her have free reign to lead where she wants to go. Even down to the title and artwork.

Quincy Jones ? Damn man thats a heavy duty compliment and I sincerely thank you for even mentioning his name in my presents much less in reference to something I did.

Glad you enjoyed this track Tim, and I thank you again for the kind words.

Take care, be well and be cool,

Ed

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Moviz said 3336 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Love the
jazz feel in this rock number Ed. Great mix and selection of instruments.... very funky too you dingo you LOL, cheers M
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sloparts said 3336 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
Cheers Mate,
from the land of OZ, or as close to it as you can get and still be in Arkansas, USA.

Thanks for listening and sending along the kind words Maurice. Glad you enjoyed this little tribute to our brothers down under.

Be well an be cool my friend,

Ed

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jiguma said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Like the big didge
Uluru is certainly an Australian icon Ed - I like the big didge sound you used in this. For me, Uluru (or "The Rock" ) is more a spiritual place than you've described in this piece, but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying this. I just tend to hear very limited traditional sounds - didge and boomerangs and the sounds of stomping feet on bare earth - when I think of it. You've put together the pieces of this song puzzle well.
Cheers,
Neil
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sloparts said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I thought about the spiritual aspects of Uluru when I was putting this together, but was unsure how to portray that in the description or the music without stepping on some ones toes so to speak. Logically, it seemed to me that this place would have to have been considered a very spirit filled place by the Aboriginal people of Australia and I imagine others who have lived their whole lives in the shadow of such a wonderful place.

If I manage to live long enough, I'd like to visit your country someday, but in truth, it probably won't ever happen. Unless of course a rich uncle dies and leaves me his fortune. ;-)

Thanks again for coming and taking a listen my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed this track, even if it is outside what you would have liked to have heard in relation to this beautiful spot on the Australian landscape.

Take care, be well, and be cool,

Ed

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said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Ed down under!
This is a really nice track bro. You were really in the zone!

A steady hypnotic groove with subtle changes in all the right places to keep it interesting.

I thoroughly enjoyed this my friend!

Be well!
sloparts said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Thanks Micheal
This one just came out of nowhere my friend. I listened to my muse and this is where she took me, even down to the picture and the name for it.

Glad you listened and enjoyed it Mike. Thanks again for the kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Bob6stringer said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Studio pro
... looks like that new desk has helped you organize more than your messy gear; you're becoming a studio pro, Ed. Nice synth!
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sloparts said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Thanks Bob
I've been called a Pro before, but I don't think they meant in the studio. They said it in a kind of sarcastic way as I recall.

Glad you listened and liked the track Sixer. Thanks again for the visit and the kind words. Say high to the little one and the wifee my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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musichead said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
fusion
I would put this under Fusion. It really has a nice feel to it. Its not too busy either. Just right..very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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sloparts said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
Thanks Steve
I'm glad you like this one Steve and that you came over to listen to it. I wasn't too sure how to classify it when I posted it so I took the easy route. There are so many genre now it's hard to decide where they belong sometimes.

I appreciate you stopping and the kind words my friend. Thanks again.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Ibstrat said 3333 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
You
are getting really good at putting these sounds together.I guess it's loops?Anyway it sounds great!I dig that guitar stuff.
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sloparts said 3333 days ago (October 10th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
Yep, it's mostly loops. There are a few parts I played though too. A few of the guitars and such.

Anyway, thanks again for listening and the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the songs my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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said 3331 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
And remnants
of what is considered by some to be part of the oldest mountain range on the planet.

nice easy groove, I dig the drone in there.

. - Harold
sloparts said 3331 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Thanks Harold
Glad you came by for a listen and enjoyed this track my friend.

Also, thanks for posting the pictures of your visit with Yeman, it's cool to see he's doing well. Can't wait to hear his music again.

Thanks again for the nice comment on Uluru. Be well and be cool, Harold

Ed
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Jarvoid said 3327 days ago (October 15th, 2008)
Cool
I liked this one,straight off ,I like the blend of a bluesy jazzy feeling with the rythmn really pushing it along.Reminds me of a couple of tracks off ...wait for it ...James Last's album 'Well Kept Secret'...thats my street cred gone....The horns just give a something extra.I don't think it particularly screams out for a lyrical song ,maybe the occasional vocal punctuation
(Love For Sale W.K.S for eg).But qanyhoo thats up to you..cracking good tune Grommit er..Ed.

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sloparts said 3327 days ago (October 15th, 2008)
Thanks Chris
This is one of those happy accident kinda things, where you just stumble into something good and it makes everyone happy. In other words, I got lucky.

Glad you like it my friend and I appreciate the kind words about it. Thanks again for listening Chris.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

p.s. No lyrics in the works for it, at least not in the immediate future.

Ed
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KellyMarkSmith said 3226 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
Sweet Groove!!
Awsome groove, this just gets better as it progresses. It is quite amazing how time gets away from us as we're putting this stuff together. Later KMS
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sloparts said 3226 days ago (January 24th, 2009)
Thanks for stopping in Kelly
Glad you enjoyed my trip to the outback my friend. I agree with your time assessment too. I can start working on a project and I'll look up, it's midnight or later and I started working at 10am. It's beyond me to figure out where the time went. The trouble is, I'll come right back to it the next day and do it all again. Once the bug to do a song hits me I am sometimes relentless until I get it finished.

Anyway, thanks again for the visit Kelly. I'm glad you liked it and appreciate the kind words.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
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