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Tundra


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bud

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Another Buddha Machine experiment using four of it's nine loops recorded from the box through the headphone jack. Some tweaking and filtering - but no cutting or pasting. Halfway through I introduce "boomerang" - a piece I posted a few months back.
This takes time to develop and starts off at low volume. TURN DOWN - best heard at low volume. I had trouble getting a low master - I guess iTunes normalizes to a degree.
I'm interested to hear if you are bothered by the piled up sonorities that verge on feedback. At low levels I think it works - but at higher levels it hurts my ears.
This is an open collab - files readily available.

Check out Luna Trick's Tundra (For Cello and Double Bass).
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Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009 - 02:56:30 PM
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2009 - 10:02:51 PM Last Played: Jan 22, 2016 - 11:00:17 PM
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Hardware:
FM3 Buddha Machine, MacBook
Software:
GB08
Comments
egobandit said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
:)
The more this piece evolves the more interesting it gets, some strangeness goes in around the middle. I really enjoyed it... I do think there is so much more that could be done to it!
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bud said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Thanks Tim -
I get stuck between doing more and doing less. Sometimes I'm happy to have very little happen.
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Feter said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Tundra
Cool sound track for a north pole doc movie ....thnx for sharin !!!
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bud said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
My pleasure Feter
Thanks for dropping by.
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Skean said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Hey Bud
This music make me sleepy but when I look at the pic I start freezing, so that's cold (cool)
very interesting piece this, i bookmarked & DL,d it, and we have to see if I can do any w it.
G'night...ZzzZZZzzzzZZZzz
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Good morning Kenta
How'd you sleep? Dream of any frozen sheep?
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The Infinites said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Eno-esque
I really dig your experimental side, Bud. This is great, so subtle and controlled. Great production, man! I hear howling wolves in there, but that's just my ears. Haunting and engaging. A soundtrack to the outback or an ice-scape. Also - The Blue Nile, And that's a biggie in my book.

DL'd a-plenty.

Jim
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Thaks for the many
fine compliments Jim. I'll have to go listen to The Blue Nile.
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Vic Holman said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
licking icicles
chilling and frosty. the song title aptly applies.
Funny thing is I just bought a fiction book revolving around the Franklin Expedition lost in the arctic. This sets up nicely to get me in the mood. hand warmers for every one!
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
I love reading expedition books
I wish I could remember the name of the one I read about the guy who's ship gets ice locked and travels with the floe. I'll have to amazon it - I read it a while ago.
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racerat said 3094 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
box
had to look up buddha box. what a neat little gizmo. haunting track Kev. very 'into the wild'. beautiful.
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Thanks for stopping by Philip
I really dug your latest track. The Buddha Machine is a fun toy.
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paul f. page said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
You are right...
At higher (even medium) levels, this hurts my ears. But that is just a volume thing, probably best rectified by taking my headset off and letting this wash through speakers. The picture you've provided with this, Bud, is perfect for the soundscape you've created. I am getting more and more drawn into this kind of experimental music because it evokes a visceral response that is inescapable. If it's a reaction you're looking for by posting this, then mine is POSITIVE.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
I'm sure I could fix the issue if I gave it some
time - but there's something about riding the edge of bad that I like in something like this. If I smoothed it all out I'm afraid it would lose it's soul. Perhaps someone would give it a remix.
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davisamerica said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
:o
wow ... very cool kevin
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Thanks Jack
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drakonis said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Fun stuff...
I like the interesting samples they chose to stick in this little "ambienator"... there is a strange midrange-peak on this that does have a little sharpness to it, or something... but overall a cool mixing job and it is definitely an enjoyable listen. Right up my ambient alley. Again, when I mentioned "hype" last night in chat, I simply meant that there is a lot of interest in this box and type of sound... I bet we will have a resurgence of this kind of meditative music soon, certainly not a bad thing at all!
ttfn,
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bud said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Glad ou stopped by Eduard
Thanks for identifying the culprit - it's definitely a sharpness that digs in there. I used the automatic filter effect on this in parts and it can tend to sweep into dangerous sonic territory. I understand what you mean about "hype" - no offense taken. I'm finding a return to "dirty" analog sounds in the form of digital devices to be a current trend. Coco Rosie are an interesting example of this.
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Youra said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Krautpot
Found myself back in 73 when I discovered Kraut Rock in a Kraftwerk gig in Nanterre, close to Paris. Haunting, indeed. I didn't smoke pot in that time, but I was sure this music was as close to the real experience as it could. Thanks for calling back this great moment to me. Looks you have lot of fun with this Buddha (grass) thang…
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bud said 3092 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Happy to provide the way-back machine
I saw Kraftwerk once in the eighties. Great show.
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lengold said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
I have no
idea how you did this bud - but it sounds awesome.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3092 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Add ingredients slowing
mix thoroughly - pour into greased pan and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
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Three_Below_ZeroZ said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
This is kinda cool I guess
but it gets a bit boring after a while. A bit esoteric if you know what I mean.
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bud said 3092 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
Yep -
You're right about that.
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echoroom said 3093 days ago (January 30th, 2009)
Wilderness
A strange, beautiful track Kev. Is this at a tempo/ in a key???

I'd like to have a play with this, try some vocals - do you still have my contact details?

Steve
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bud said 3092 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
It's not at tempo per se -
but one could be found off the little staccato track I suppose. I did tune the box so that whole pitches came a nd went on te instrument tuner. So while I couldn't necessarily give you the key - it is in pitch. I still have your contact.
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SmokeyVW said 3092 days ago (January 31st, 2009)
huge dynamic range
seemed soft at first - then i read your comments :-)

huge dynamic range

i think the "hurting ears" effect may be a little clipping that adds a LOT of high end energy - perhaps final EQ and roll off 16KHz and up?

maybe it's just the huge dynamic range

also - pure sine waves cause trouble (maybe the buddha machine is doing that?) - see my song FeedBack http://macjams.com/song/35219 - at high volume levels listening to FeedBack, i get headaches and a fear of causing hearing loss and/or burning out the tweeters

anyway,

this is way cool. nice mood. it has an optimistic forward drive to it. don't know why.

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bud said 3086 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Thanks for the advice Bill
I'll give it a try. Glad you enjoyed this.
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Dj French Toast said 3090 days ago (February 2nd, 2009)
Your a Tundra :)
Bud man I dig this Buddha machine . its cool . Your cool ......nice head piece :)
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bud said 3086 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Feed your head
and your * will follow. Thanks Benny.
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Ed Hannifin said 3089 days ago (February 3rd, 2009)
Reminds me....
...of some of the early Eno ambient stuff...y'know, 'Music For Tundras', 'Music For Frozen Arctic Wastes'.... Have it on at low volume in the background...

And it also reminds me of a series by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson called 'Brainwave Suite', that I used to always have playing at low volume in my office...Very good for things like studying and thinking...

I have this sense that there's some high frequency element in there that I can't hear any more but which makes me want to not have the volume up...

Interesting, interesting...

Ed
bud said 3086 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Gives me an idea Ed
Maybe I should start making ambient machines to replace all those white noise generators in therapists waiting rooms. Thanks for dropping by - I found your comments fun and interesting.
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Ed Hannifin said 3086 days ago (February 6th, 2009)
Not a bad idea...
I have always preferred to put on something like Brainwave Suite, OR, a good recording of rain or the ocean, to having a white noise generator...
Epileptic Gibbon said 3085 days ago (February 7th, 2009)
Did Brian Eno have a refrigerator mother?
Really enjoyed this. I was about to check out what Luna Trick had done with it but thought I'd give the original a listen first. Good stuff indeed. Nothing about this track bothered me but then I resisted the urge to turn up the volume at the start. I'm half-tempted to do some spoken word over this myself... perhaps if I can find the time and chuck Rebsie out of the studio for a while.
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Schello said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
bellissimo
suoni industriali che mi fanno sentire fa away Mr. Bud
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