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Under reflection, take 3


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VicDiesel

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An old track of mine, with added awesomeness in the form of Boundless' soloing, also featuring the debut of my Oud.

The original version was all synth based, which I thought lacked some life. The first revision has 3 guitar parts by Boundless; this version has the ultimate mix. And as noted, my Oud.
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Uploaded: May 30, 2009 - 08:13:48 PM
Last Updated: May 30, 2009 - 08:26:42 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 06:43:42 PM
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magnatone said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Third Reflection is a Charm
this just gets better and better and BETTER! this is beyond excellent, and the addition of the Oud is (am i really going to say this??) ... um ... oud of this world? sigh ... sorry
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drakonis said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
wonderful mix
Gorgeous piece of drifty feel-good music... the added oud is oudstanding, Although there were a couple of spots where the Oud seemed to be almost piercingly loud in the higher freq.s, but that was minor, overall this is a crystal clear mix, as always, and a very enjoyable listen, loved the little bends here and there, expertly played!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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VicDiesel said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Credit
I'll happily take some credit, but probably what you hear as the Oud is Bernard's Sitar (played on a guitar synth). The Oud only plays the theme, twice. All the awesome soloing is Bernard's work.
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Boundless said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Good work, Vic
It's fascinating to hear yet another version of it. . .

The oud adds a nice new oriental spice to it !
Guess the sitar gave you the idea. . .

I enjoy also how the electric solo
becomes even more rock here. It's fun to hear that
- to hear a sound that isn't something I tend to use much.

Thanks for coming up with this and
thanks again for welcoming me in !

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VicDiesel said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Rock
Yes, a stereo delay makes it Instant Stadium Rock!

Thanks for contributing such great guitar parts!

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Feter said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Under reflection, take 3
Rich music ...two giant musicians and talented ...it feels like a huge
new age project ...Oud ? this just blew me away ...thank you for sharin
such Gem !!!!!
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ktb said 3040 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
I remember
her, I ah em mean this tune :-) Bravo to boundless. Tightly woven, melodic guitar work. Very cool progression.
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Sir Bass said 3039 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Hi
Nice play on tis track, I like the percussion and the bass line, and of course the soloing.
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sloparts said 3039 days ago (May 30th, 2009)
Man this is great Vic
Love the combinations of the Sitar and guitar. but being somewhat unschooled in exotic instruments, could someone please tell me what an Oud is.

No matter, the mix is wonderful, the production values are great and the main thing it just sounds wonderful.

Kudos to all for an excellent job

Ed


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VicDiesel said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Oud
The Oud is the Arabic precursor to the western Lute. Somewhere along the line it lost its frets, so it's a bit like a fretless guitar. All the strings are double (unison) like on a 12 string.

Since it's fretless, it's easy to play the quarter tones that a lot of Arabic music requires.

Glad you enjoyed this.
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mvh9591 said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Nice____

Vic - Your song is good and the added tracks sound great. Love your guitar tones. I admit I like the picture you posted better. (kidding)

Nice job - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Progressive
Good one, I like how it progresses. Drak mentioned and you clarified, the sitar is a little high in the mix especially if you back off and listen on small cheesy speakers. In the headphones it's not really noticeable.

Oud, huh? Where did you end up with so much omni talent, anyway. Mark of a good musician I suppose...

. - Harold
Skean said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Delightful
Super mix, I have to D,Ld this... Thanks for sharing this so awesome track.. Cheers
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mowguy3 said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
A very enjoyable listen
A Oud, I am afraid I have to do a little research as this is new to me. Sounds great and played well. Precursor to a Lute, that's a start. This is a fine feel good track, very uplifting and full of tone. As has been stated, the mix with the guitar is perfect, adding to the depth of the track. Thank You.
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musichead said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
bass
Being a bass player by trade . I noticed the bass sounds. Very clear!!! Infact the whole mix is as clean and great sounding as they come. Sitar!!!!
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Doug Somers said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Takes me to Metheny-land
yet with your own disctinctive slant on the music. I love how the guitar solos and rhythm strumming seem to float over this easy sound bed. The use of the Oud and the sitar synth make this quite special as they fit really well in the overall orchestration and yet are unexpected sounds for what we think this style of piece will bring. At the outset I thought maybe bossa nova, and then as the build happens it goes somewhere fresh with each instrument that climbs aboard until you establish the lead lines.

I can't judge the mix from my laptop other than to say that I can still hear the detail of all the parts without things getting muddy. I can't wait to hear it on big speakers at home!

Lovely work here guys, really enjoyed the smooth almost introspective feel.

Be well,
Doug
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egobandit said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Like
a sunday on a river drinkin wine and eating crackers, nice nice! dug it!
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blaky smith said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Cool
Very nice piece Vic, love your guitar tone and the combination with the sitar, the mix and production are perfect, enjoyable listen... Bravo !
Marc
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Sigmund said 3039 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Under Reflection
This tune has a very cool laid back "cool jazz" fusion thing going on. Very nice chord progression with some nice subtle changes right at 3 minutes. As the song builds there are lots of things going on but it all works well together. Nice job - thanks for sharing this.
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ShadowofNine said 3038 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Marvelous
This is a great tune, love every part of it, wonderful build to the end, love it...
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Andy-bm said 3038 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Nice!
Love the instrumentation and arrangement! Great tune and production. Seeing some minor clipping, maybe it's my gear?

//Andy
I.G.M. said 3038 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
very nice,
very good sounding, nice soloing, chord progression is so smooth.
the instruments could be a little more visible in the stereo picture.
nice piece of music!
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Char said 3036 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
must go.
Be back to make a more appropriate comment. :)
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bud said 3034 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Great production on this fine tune
I like the exotic instrumentation and the the bass tone and playing sits really well here. Cool track.
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kassia said 3033 days ago (June 6th, 2009)
both
you and boundless have a wonderfully creative way of combining instruments from multiple cultures and areas of the world - and making it all WORK beautifully! there are so many exciting textures in this song to grab onto and drift away - each taking me to a beautiful place. but stepping back for a big picture listen - everything works excellently together. a gorgeous flow - and excellent production. well done.
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Moviz said 3031 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Very Atmospheric
Vic and with a modern slant to these 'old' instruments i.e. the 'bluesy bends'.... love the Oud and the relaxed dreamy feeling of the music. Really pleasant listening, regards M
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davisamerica said 3031 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
excellent
just excellent
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SmokeyVW said 2670 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
claves
the opening pattern on claves always takes a piece of me

thanks

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crissew said 2513 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Good work Victor!
This is a pretty expansive piece here. Lots going on to listen to. Enjoyed it.

I think there could be a bit more separation toward the end. So much going on it gets a little muddy. Great work though.
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crissew said 2513 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
I think it is the
lead guitar that is causing it. It is down the center and pretty boomy with quite a bit of reverb.
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VicDiesel said 2513 days ago (November 8th, 2010)
Mud
I'm usually pretty good about cutting mid range to keep the mix transparent, but maybe there were just too many parts here. I like to stack them.
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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