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Glacial Age (Reprise)


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I better get this post up before the polar ice caps melt! I'd like to share my pocket opus, which clocks-in at 1:50. The noise you hear is all Strat Plus (via Boss GT-6), with help from my Martin D-28 acoustic, a djembe drum and three drum loops.

The "Reprise" means a few things; the threat of climate change; my head in a jar now that I've reached my own ripe-old glacial age; and an improved mix over one I spared you from hearing. Rhythmically, I'm exploring the fluid ambiguity between 3/4 and 4/4 timing.

It won't be an epoch before my next post; An all-guitar sequel based on the themes here is done, but for the mix. Thanks to my studio mentor and Encourager-in-Chief, Captain Ed SloParts. BTW: Genre... Guitronica?!
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MarkHolbrook said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Cool sound!
Very interesting sound indeed! I enjoyed this! Acoustic is gorgeous!
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Bob6stringer said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Praise from on high!
Mark, that's especially high praise considering the source. I have a sequel 99% ready to set sail, too, called "Voyage of the Susan Elizabeth." I've got a much more hyperactive ear-bleeder of a sequel in the can that repeats the themes here with less elegance and/but a more 70's garage-lead mentality. (That also sums-up my "epoch" of axe chopitude.)

My D-28 has been neglected for too long, as has my archtop. This is a sad consequence of having to relegate my studio time to the wee hours when family's asleep.
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guygrooves said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
VERY
COOOOOOOOL
Peace
Guy
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FEEL said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Progressively
capturing. Enjoyed the psychedelics as well. Music is the drug here. Entertained and enjoyed.
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mowguy3 said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Glacial Age
Very interesting,very cool. Acoustic is just incredable. What a great job you have done with this song. Enjoyed from begening to end.
Ed has given me so much of his time and advice as well, What a guy.
Be well, Russ
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Bob6stringer said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Ed IS the man. And...
Ed's da man indeed!
Russ, and John & Guy above, thanks. The acoustic is definitely not a support instrument in this one, it wouldn't work without the change-up. IOU and all of MJ some serious catching-up. BTW does anyone hear what I hear, that "chasing" effect between 3/4 and 4/4 time meeting at the 12? I wish a Bill Bruford or Alan White could be my drummer.
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sloparts said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
You can never have too much Guitar
This is outstanding Bob. Can't wait to see you post the sequel though. I love the dynamics in this as it ebbs and flows during the meltdown. And then finally, after all the churning and violence of the glacier crashing into the sea, when the ice returns to the water, an Iceberg is born.

Very cool track Bro,

Ed
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blindsidedpoets said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Glacial Age (Reprise)
Very cool. I love the switch to acoustic in the middle!
I have a GT-6, it's great, but it just makes me want the new one :(
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Vic Holman said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
layers
i really like the shifts in composition and the change in the guitar layers. very nicely done in how you structured this as well. way toooo coool

I wouldn't of minded it being longer though
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Ibstrat said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
This
is some great writing/playing.I can always count on you to post something really creative.Excellent work.I'm confused though- Rush Limbaugh says there is no such thing as global warming so this must be a song about nothing.
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Bob6stringer said 3184 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
From the Head in a Jar By the Door Dept.
Well, I can always say the song is about the next Ice Age movie. No--it's about my future plans to meet Walt Disney in liquid nitrogen. That's a shot of me in liquid nitrogen from teh future, y'know. Seriously, Thanks, Mark.
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Feter said 3184 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Glacial Age
Man ..this is way too cool ...loved the Guitaronica vibe ...
real wonderful work my friend ...loved the pickin ..its like
you put all the styles on a pot and stir them ...kudos ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Bob6stringer said 3184 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
If only my wife...
If only my wife agreed. She says everything I do sounds the same. What's a guitar hack to do?! Feter, it's a treat to get back here after too much delay... I will not complain, I'll just try to thank everyone by making some more MJ time.
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said 3183 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Guitronica
I like that coin...

It gets better all the way through, really dig the early pause to trump back in at ~0:40

. - Harold
buckhorn said 3183 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Hey Dude
Sweet piece of music, reminded me a bit of a dead "space jam", very effective transition from the effected part to the acoustic strumming. Very nice, needs to be longer.
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Bob6stringer said 3182 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Amen, brudda
Back at ya, Matthew, if only I could... remember ... the space jams people tell me I've witnessed! Thanks. I did a sequel that clocks in at about 3:30 and is on the way.
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Char said 3182 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
This is
interesting, as I think it has kind of a post apocalyptic band sound, as if they had to re-learn music and re-make instruments and the band was trying to recapture the past. It is hard for me to explain. There is a yearning. Thanks.
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Joe Brady said 3182 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Nice!
I love the sound of this; sort of soars. Your melody muse paints a pleasant picture. Ed will have good material to work with, for sure.
Joe
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jiguma said 3182 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
"Pocket opus" indeed
This is kind of like a whirlwind trip around Europe (or somewhere else as big and diverse). Some lovely Strat sounds there, and you've done a good job on the production of the Martin also. Of course this could probably be broken down into a number of individual tunes using the different themes you started here, but it stands on its own well too.

Looking forward to hearing the next one.
Neil
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awigze said 3181 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
many faceted
many layers going here and I like it. Kind of has a Grateful Dead feel at the beginning and then goes somewhere else suddenly and keeps turning. Good and balanced sound!
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davisamerica said 3179 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
well..well..well
what a great multi level trip. pretty addictive stuff here and that means a download. Thanks for some new tune-age for my ipod !
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Monkaton said 3177 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
Good One!
Nice going Bob! Good guitars and dynamics. When it started out, at the beginning, it sounded a bit like The Grateful Dead, but rapidly transitioned into that catchy 3/4 melody.

Oh, by the way, besides my Epiphone Casino, I have a GT-3. Your effects sound very good.
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abfkingsport said 3164 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Wow, I love this. It's like a Celtic rock song. Totally dig. Love the acoustic guitar lead, perfectly placed. Once again hey from Kingsport.
The King
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woofer3 said 3163 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
roll with it
yes I particularly liked the contrast near the end - loved the production.

Excellent track.

John
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Willywagga said 3161 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Like it
This is wonderfully chaotic with a big heart beating at its core. Make it bigger please, this is one of those, this track needs the great outdoors to finish it.
Excellent.
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Bob6stringer said 3157 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Working on it...
It's definitely all about the great outdoors... the sequel is named after a sailboat! I've all but given up hope on finding a drummer to help bang it out in 6/8 time, so I may post it w/o them as a work in progress.

Thanks, W.W. and all.
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KenneSilva said 3152 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Bob
the sound really captures the title for sure. Even made me think a bit of Al Di Meola. Thank you for sharing this with us!
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mfwmiles said 3151 days ago (April 29th, 2009)
great song from a great guy!
hey man, this is awesome you know...sounds good here too!! a great arrangement...
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Bass2x said 3150 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
More BS!
Hey Bob
Nice work here. Love the layers.
Awfully scary photo up there!!!

j
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Bob6stringer said 3150 days ago (April 30th, 2009)
You should see me...
...withOUT the effects! Thanks, J2x
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Calchas said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
It's like...
...a raft excursion down a hitherto unexplored river banked by strange never-before-seen flora and fauna!

Simply excellent...BUT TOO DAMN SHORT!

Be well my friend!
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Bob6stringer said 3130 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
It's like... I know!!!
Hey, MW, I know, I know, it's too short! The sequel, clocking in at closer to 4 minutes, is done, I'm just waiting on the collab drums-in-progress. It's a different song than this one, with too many guitars (I can't help it!) and a double-time pace, but it will revisit the same musical themes.

Bear with me! Anyway, considering the source, I'm mighty grateful you liked this ditty; thanks!
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drakonis said 3124 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
skittery electronics
This is very strange, in a beautiful way. Very catchy little riff, played through far too many gadgets, but it all seems to gel into a fanciful scampering wash... what exactly WAS in that drink? Fun stuff, I'll order another, please. :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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apb said 3124 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Don't ask me why ..
.. but it sounds like ABBA (Fernando) meets the Allman Bros with Radiohead sitting in at the end .. wow! Lots of fun, diverse and unique.

Enjoyed it.
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Bob6stringer said 3116 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
ABBA!
I just figured-out what the ABBA quotient might be: a major-key melody? Beyond that, I'm stumped, but I'm smiling a lot! Beyond that, I'll say that the Allman Bros., when Duane was still alive, is about the best rock guitar to ever grace the planet.
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Daugrin said 3117 days ago (June 2nd, 2009)
Global Cooling
Of course you are now to blame for the global cooling. You will have to warm things back up.

Daugrin
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ramonaji said 3116 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Beautiful
Well done, Bob! So much talent and skill in there!

xo
R
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Bob6stringer said 3116 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Polishing your apple
I'm honored, divine Ms. R., to get positive feedback from you. Hell, I'd even take negative comments just to see your shiny icon here! How's THAT for apple-polishing? Well, back to my Mac...
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trasher1966 said 3112 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
glacial age
sounds like you enjoyed yourself lots of great rythums and tones love the acoustic
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timothy devine said 3058 days ago (July 31st, 2009)
Like an awakening
a trip man.
you hit on some cool stuff here
nice going
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RAVENS said 2681 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
Pretty Cool
Short, but I won't hold that against you. Actually I just stopped by to see that little fly buzzing & to see your name blaze up in flames. {That's a cool effect, but that fly, ugh!}

Seriously, very cool piece Mr. Glacial.

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 2681 days ago (August 12th, 2010)

Oh, you melt my ice away, favorite bird o' mine!
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hackneybloke said 2650 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
glacial age
i love your acoustic strumming bob above so much else. this also reminds me a little of mike oldfield. the section at 1.20 is lovely....and super noodling. you cram so much variation into a short time. excellent.
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Bob6stringer said 2650 days ago (September 12th, 2010)
Hey! My new fake-album opener!
I've got it! THIS will be the opener to my future fake album, followed by "Voyage," followed by the new, improved "Days I'm There," for which I will most certainly beg and borrow your talents! Also certainly, I was exhausted by the time I ended this and could take it no further -- I'd already stuffed 10 kilos of fertilizer into it's under two-minute bag! I'm truly appreciative of your ears and words.
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