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ramalana/Karma


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tokai

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This was a Karmatoburn track he sent me of which i added guitars and a little bit of bass, the rest ktb made. Thanks John for bringing on the sunshine. All made on the yahmaha SG which i am beginning to find the right sounds with. This is inspired by Ramalana and Snowy White, guitarist that played with Thin Lizzy and floyd, but it was his solo stuff i really liked. Dedicated to lana, thanks babe for all your love.
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Comments: 62
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Plays: 198
Downloads: 135
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Uploaded: Mar 27, 2009 - 04:56:08 PM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2009 - 05:02:15 PM Last Played: Jun 12, 2015 - 10:43:22 AM
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Skean said 3159 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
Coolness
Nice groove guys, dig it...Cheers
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta
for the listen
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Feter said 3159 days ago (March 27th, 2009)
ramalana
Man ....this is really tripy funky joint work ...loved it ...
very nice guitar chords chops ...very tasty work ...this is more
floydian that anything ...great work ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Feter
thanks man, John keeps sending me these beds which i love.
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spitlogic said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Right on
Great job on this.
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Cheers
Spit, good to see you back again.
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ktb said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
snowy white
now i'm gonna have to google snowy and rama and listen to all their music :-) Nice mix Steve, you always strike a super balance to create a bandlike feel. I'd say you're bonding nicely to that SG. Here's to springtime! bring it on.
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Snowy
let me know what you think of his stuff, it is all very mellow. Bird of Paradise was one of his albums, and Renegade was the lizzy record he played on. As for Rama, that is an Indian reference to Lana who is my misses. Cheers John, for another gem, i really enjoyed putting this together, it was a lot of fun.
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lavalamp said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Groovy
Great sound. I think some singing would take this to the next level, though.

Dave
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Dave
That is the plan man, a female singer we reckon. Thanks for the comment and your support.
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Reggie_Pole said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Cool combo.
Groovy piece of coolness, gents. Keys sound great. Drums are right on the money. Your guitar work here has that distinctive tokai sound. Might have liked to hear you open it up a bit, but what you've done is very tasteful.


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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Reg
Nice one. I held back a bit because we reckoned we might try for a vocal so i did not want to crowd it too much. Thanks for your kind words again.
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Macaudion said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Sweet solid grooves
...w/ gigantic truckloads of rhythmic coolness dat B hosted by the chillness of nothin short of smooth... I can certainly hear the gel maker at work here! John does know howta lean one's mind towards right. And we be truly diggn; the g'tar work on here. Bass too.

Yummity yum yum!

Thanky thanky! Dion
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Dion
pleasure is all mine, you like it i am happy. Cheers bro for the listen.
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Calchas said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Nice one!
Very funky guitar chops. Fine use of delay.

Keyboard work is exquisite.

A very nice collab Steve.

Be well!
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Hey Mike
good to have you back, thanks for the love.
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Youra said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
Really cool
Nice guitar playing, really cool track, loved it.
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Cheers
very kind of you.
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Vic Holman said 3158 days ago (March 28th, 2009)
a veil of coolness
stunning piece guys. groovy and funky
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Vic
Funky monkey! Cheers.
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davisamerica said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
hey steve ....
man ... love the guitar work here. KTB backing is great as well. Electra Glide cool guys.
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
wow
thanks for that, i am glad you gave us the nod.
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maxjsl37 said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
This
Definitely cheered me up. Great vibe. Thin lizzy is the first record I ever bought (Bad Reputation). The jazz/funk groove just sucks you in, and won't let you go. Great job Steve and John.
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Hi John
You alright mate? Love Thin Lizzy, i really miss them. Have you ever heard ''with love"" Gary Moore did the solo, it was a b side. Not sure if it ever made an album, saw Lizzy many times. Cheers John.
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Hectorious said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Cool
Very solid bed of sound.....Put some Sax on top and this will be Complete...Talk to Ed Hara..
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Hectorious said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Cool
Very solid bed of sound.....Put some Sax on top and this will be Complete...Talk to Ed Hara..
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Hectorious said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
very cool
Killer tune talk to Ed Hara maybe he'll add some Sax to it..I'm sure you will dig it...
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tokai said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Hey man
Dont know the man, but maybe Ktb does? Cheers.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Nice jam
Cool laid back groove. Lovely keys and guitar work. Somewhat reminiscent of post Roger Waters Floyd.
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tokai said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Always good to hear
from you man, i respect you music, it speaks volumes.
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TracyVosh said 3157 days ago (March 29th, 2009)
Dynomite!
What a killer song! Lovin the guitar in here, it has such a nice laid back feel to it. Great stuff all!!
tokai said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Cheers
Lady, respect.
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dolby said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Awwww...
....this is too good. You two make a sweet combination.

I love the sound(s) you're getting from your guitar - very Pink Floyd - and the playing is superb. I like the way that you play with feeling but never with spandex exploding histrionics - you're rocky but funky at the same time and full of sweet soul (OK enough ego boosting).

I could quite happily listen to this stuff all day - really nice track -
Cheers,
Phil
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tokai said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Hey excuse while i light my ego!
From reality, i can drift off with that yami. (If i could learn how to spell it first it might be a benefit. YA MA HA there you go? You would not have thought that i ever lived there.) Sounds! Yes, it is beginning to fit my hands.

Cheers Phil.
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Char said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
I got
lost in this. It is gentle and washes over like warm caresses. Good collab. Thanks.
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tokai said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Thanks for the words Char.....
from :11
Just another night out
Walking the lonely street
Darkness follows me
Treading foot falls repeat
The rhythm of the night
The music with its beat
Torturing my soul
But there is no retreat

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bud said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Really excellent collab
the bass is really cool and the different tones and effects you're getting from your guitar really keep this moving. Very nice balance with KTB's keys and beats.
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tokai said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
ta bud
KTB playing once again set the good mood for the guitars, he sent the piano parts after a rough mix, i added the a bit of bass and took out some of the lead, the idea was to get a singer.
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anomalous said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
very
cool groove youve got going on here. got my head bopping, and my foot tapping.
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tokai said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
hey mate
thanks for that.
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sloparts said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Funky Art Rock
Great use of the stereo sound stage Steve. I love the sounds on the guitars and the overall feel of this track. that SG sounds pretty awesome too. I've got a Yamaha SY99 that has these sounds in it, but I never have used it to full effect. In my hands it's kind of a waste, but not in yours my friend.

This is just to cool a great track with a fantastic vibe going on. Kudos Steve,

Ed
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tokai said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Ed
Thanks for that. Love playing that thing, it has always been one of my favorite guitars, so easy to play. I have changed the string gauges from what i used before, all my playing life.
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jiguma said 3156 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Nice playing
with a cool ktb track.
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tokai said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Ktb
is the man.
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lengold said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
This is sounding
great - amazing live feel and spot on production. Lovely musicianship from you both. This reminds me of the sort of thing played before a live concert to get the crowd in the mood for some great music. Bet it would really rock on a stadium p.a.
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 3155 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Wally, Wally
do you remember that? Cheers Len, and its goodnite from me, and goodnite from him!!
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kassia said 3153 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
oh wow
this is almost too cool to comment on. let me just sit and enjoy. what a chill piece. excellent combo of performances. the guitar just fits seamlessly into ktb's soundbed. i am completely lost. thanks for this guys.
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tokai said 3151 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
Kassia
thanks i am glad it stuck a chord with you. Cheers for the comment.
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egobandit said 3152 days ago (April 3rd, 2009)
solid
the panning on the guitars are sweet. need to be listened with headphone to get all the little thing that are going on. Cool collab!
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tokai said 3151 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
thanks mate.
for all your support.
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timothy devine said 3150 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
There u go again
nice rhythm going on
I love the synth chords or strings in behind the guitars
piano is cool too john nice tickling the ivories
as usual the guitar tones and playing are superb Steven
just superb
you put such a great touch on the tune
not forcing anything
letting the game come to u
a keeper for sure

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tokai said 3149 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Hi Tim
hope all is well. We have a couple more tracks out there, waiting to come back. Thanks mate.
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ted23 said 3148 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
smooth
Hey,
Very listenable track. Big fan of your guitar style and sound.
Excellent mood captured here. It's what i'd imagine boys of summer could have sounded like if Don had been in a bad mood.
Great harmonics.
tokai said 3148 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Well thank you Ted.
Boys of summer eh! cheers.
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blindsidedpoets said 3144 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
ramalana/Karma
I can definitely hear the Floyd influence her, more specifically a Gilmour solo album style, with a Japanese pop-rock infusion. Very good tune!
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tokai said 3144 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Hey Hi
thanks for stopping by, interesting that you hear a Japanese influence, it is probably there.
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echoroom said 3143 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Great groove..
...and some cool guitar playing. This works really nicely as an instrumental, with some cool oriental stylings. Nice work guys.
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tokai said 3143 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
steve
thank you very much for your comments.
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DonStevens said 2879 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Ramalana/K
Really like the smooth, distant instrumentation
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hackneybloke said 2607 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
ramalana
love what you do with guitars and echo. this is great on headphones...everything in its own clear space. great collab.
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hackneybloke said 2607 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
ramalana
love what you do with guitars and echo. this is great on headphones...everything in its own clear space. great collab.
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