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The Loop (lioli9)


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bud

 Genre: Psychedelic

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This song started out as a 120 BPM loop fest with lots of synths and effects until I couldn’t stand listening to it anymore. Then I scrapped it and dropped down to 70 BPM and made the loop the bass line. After that I spent a fair amount of time just tweaking drums and editing the bass after establishing it “as is“ in the beginning. Again I added some other loops to the song and thought I was onto something till that turned sour and I scrapped it saving only the bass and drums.
In the end what you hear is “the loop” in the bass, DOD drums, and the rest is mostly my old Fender Mustang and Danelectro guitars played forward, reversed, or cut up and looped with different effects and amp modeling. There are also a few tracks of Oxygen 8 keyboard. Vocals are double or triple tracked in places with different effects and eq’s. To preserve processing power on my grumpy MacBook, the drums and bass (a total of about 10 tracks with a bunch of effects) were premixed and bounced down to one stereo track. This opened more room and juice for the guitars, vocals and the rest (about 16 more tracks).
I haven’t put so much work into one song in a long time. Thanks to Brian for launching the challenge once again. I’m looking forward to hearing all the other entries. As luck would have it I leave to take my daughter to college in Portland, Oregon on the 21st – so it will likely be a week before I get to listen in or comment.
Artwork created on iPhone with SpinArt app.
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Lyrics
The Loop

when the answers are hidden
and the questions unknown
the reasons forgotten
the purpose is buried
‘neath ashes and bones

what once was a given
is no longer true
or do our ears deceive us
and we can’t hear the tune

it’s been playing for eons
distorted or phased
transposed and inverted
or just rearranged

the loop
it’s all in the loop
the loop…

© Kevin Jones 2009
Song Stats
Hits: 3882
Comments: 48
Fans: 38
Plays: 219
Downloads: 105

Uploaded: Aug 20, 2009 - 05:29:35 PM
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2009 - 04:10:41 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 10:01:34 PM
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Hardware:
MacBook, Fender Mustang, Danelectro '59DC, Oxygen 8 Keyboard
Software:
GB08
Comments
michael2 said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
oh yeah
as soon as I got the page open, i strapped on my trusty headphones to get the full psychedelic experience. this is amazing, sounds so good, and it sounds like a Bud song (and not a house re-mix). yu are smoking on guitar on this one. excellent track. now what i want to know is how in the world did all of the old punks end up liking psych music? have fun in Portland.
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michael2 said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
ooo
forgot to mention I dug the loop-oriented lyrics. take it out of the challenge setting and it still works as something other than a smart ass tongue-in-cheek bunch of lines. excellent.
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bud said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
Thanks Michael - for all the kind comments
This punk has a few years on you and grew up on psychedelic music. My earliest shows were Jefferson Airplane - The Dead - Steppenwolf etc. I just never stopped reaching for the next high and punk was there when I needed it. Then along came The Butthole Surfers and the circle was completed.
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Feter said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
The Loop
Your work has quality ...just how you dealt
with the loops ..the guitars over the bass
and drums ...the vocal ...man ...and all that
and you said Havent put much work ...its great
outstanding ...heavy ...kudos ..thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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bud said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
Thanks Feter
What I was saying is that I have put more work into this than any song in a long time.
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DeputyDoofy said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
I love it.
You just never know what you're going to get from these challenges - except for good, good stuff. Love the music, vocals, etc.
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awigze said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
Classic Bud (LIOLI9)
The vocals are freaked and fits so well with the feel and the meaning. That guitar is amazing...
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MarkHolbrook said 3018 days ago (August 20th, 2009)
Perfect!
In every way! A LIOLI treat!
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davajonah said 3018 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Very impressive
Beautifully heavy. Great mix too.
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spitlogic said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Mr. Bud
Great work here. Like that guitar a lot.
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spitlogic said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Nice one
Great work here. Like that guitar a lot.
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Skean said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Yep
This is a killer, and as I read huge job w this, BUT I guess tons of fun.
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said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Always know....
what a tasty treat I'm going to get out of a Bud LIOLI special. I just knew you were going to slow it WAY down, even when the event was first announced.....

: - )

oh, yeah!

. - Harold
egobandit said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
I think
I should join in on this LIOLI thing.... You got the guitar rolling in and out and all over my mind. SOme serious playing BUd excellent!!!
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maxruehl said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Wow
Impressive entry. I would never know it was a LIOLI if you didn't tell me.:)
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sschedra said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Kevin
Great song from that loop. The bass line, the drums, the guitars are all mint. My first electric was a Fender Mustang. I wish I had that little guitar now. This is just a first rate effort.
Stephen
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Lennon714 said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Great
I was looking forward to what you had in store. It's a killer track. I can get a sniff of the loop, but it's not overwhelming or completely hidden. It actually works really well. Great job.
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Diviner said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Nice One, Love It.
Love the panning guitar. Its very psychedelic which helps lift this track. Well composed Bud, very good.
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Relic67 said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
looptastic
really enjoyable song.
I really like how you incorporated the loop concept into the lyrics, in a meaningful way.
very creative.... and yet I've heard that some people don't like loops!
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Jarvoid said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
37 seconds in
and hooked lined and sinkered,this is well good Bud,great production quality and everything...touch of the Doors hither and thither intentionally or not that's no bad thing ...Big thumbs up.
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paul f. page said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
What a great listen!
Bud, I bow to your ability to pull all of these technical/recording elements together in such a pleasing mix. The lyrics are the music are the lyrics! You've succeeded seamlessly to meld your meaning to your music (and vice versa). You have a lot of skill on display here. Awesome. I go away shaking my head saying, "How did he do that?! .. But I am glad you did.)
Peace.
Paul
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sheilad said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
wow!
this is what I imagined was supposed to happen to this challenge... kick A.. tunes like this! Wow!!!
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mr_mordenus said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Beware the red gorilla
My ears are rattling and theres weird light glittering behind my eyes. I keep getting images of late 60s Saturday morning cartoons, running backwards and at the wrong speeds.... good Christ, is that the gorilla from the Banana Splits sucking on a bong?

Yer a sick demented genius, you know that? Youve bent my braincase wider and now theres room for more weirdness to sneak in. I'll be following more of your stuff in the future, count on that.

SmokeyVW said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
dangerous
step into the transporter... there's a signpost up a head... it's Rod's, it's Cone's - only now i can see your dangerous vision - we've all been here before

thanks
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announcer said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
1968
Place called the Appalachian Lighthouse in Athens OH. I think I heard this song there one night.
Thanks for reminding me :)
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sloparts said 3017 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Fantastic track Bud
Love the way it just rolls on at that rock hard steady pace. The driving energy in the bass and drums is awesome my friend. And so is you vocal.

Great track Bud

Ed
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rabittwhole said 3016 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
dawg .....
this is searing .... excellent track bud .... just damn excellent!
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sonnyjim said 3016 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Scary good
This thing SMOKES, Kevin! Really beautifully made, played and produced.
As the ad used to say: So round, so firm, so fully packed................




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cjdaley said 3016 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
26 tracks
You almost sound like Ian Curtis. The song certainly busy but never muddy and it does take you places.

60s grew easily into psych ( like 13th floor elevators) and after all the original punks grew up in the 70s. Johnny Rotten even did his coming out as a proghead. It's all about the kicks, right?
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Re-al said 3015 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Punk Was There When You Needed It...!

What a great observation, Bud, Your song is immense. Let's be honest, we have not taken part in this challenge,
because we really can't stand the featured loop. But you've proved that a shit-hot song can be written around it, so much so I wish we had taken part.

There is a touch of genius at the two minute mark, where there is the most subtle silence occurs and like the best jazz, the listener completes the gap with a note of their own; simply sublime.

Best LOILI track in a long time. No, let me rephrase, a fantastic Bud track that can't be download quick enough
now that we've tuned in.

Lyrically & vocally, you are on fire, sounding like the mantra for loops is one to behold - a great commentary on the subject.

High quality production, you have a winner on your hands, so much so that we are REALLY not going to join in
the challenge. - just going to put The Loop on repeat....

Thanks, man!


Re-aL


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The Infinites said 3015 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
I agree

...with everything that Re-aL said. Just to add that your guitar is stunning.

Jim
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The_Guglielmos said 3015 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Beast of a song

Clever, powerful, play-listable.

'nuff said.


Vic Holman said 3015 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
all the time shows
cool one Kevin. excellent mix and a headphone treat to the noggin.
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five_extra_arms said 3015 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
All In The Loop
The mighty bud.

Man you can lay down some serious heaviness!

love the track.
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lengold said 3014 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
This is
truly a great song/production.
Cheers
Len

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blaky smith said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Cool
Nice piece Kevin, well done on all levels. I'm glad to hear you again after my absence... (beautiful work on iPhone also!)
Marc
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Son-of-lavalamp said 3013 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
How come?
Everybody thought my version of "Lost" was so out there?

Just listen to this...

SOLL
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Calchas said 3010 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
AWESOME!
Damn Bud...You OWN this loop! This is just fabulous. LOVE the psychedelic guitars and you did a fine job on the vocals too!

Be well friend!

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richard13 said 3009 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
It's all in the loop
Bud:
I don't know how I missed your entry last weekend but I'm glad I caught up with it now: it's great. Thanks for creating it and for the d/l. Cheers.
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racerat said 3009 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
dark
and foreboding. blistering lead. awe-inspiring lyrics. what's not to love?

P
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composerclark said 3006 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Trip
This is a very trippy psychedelic groove you have here; amazing! Feels very much like Jim Morrison/Doors music… very cool, and really well done!
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ic42 said 3002 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
bass loop
it is a perfect arpeggio for bass. it is a perfect solution. skillful guitar and lyrics. it becomes a powerful piece with your guidance. 0x0
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Char said 3000 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Spin Art
app. Great. No spattering! Way good. All your work was worth it. YaY! Thanks.
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bud said 2999 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Thanks Char
Yep - spin art is cool and fun for the whole family. Thanks for stopping by.
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MannequinRaces said 2999 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Sweet Montage
Sweet montage Bud! This gets psychedelic indeed in certain spots! Love the vocals. I can a lot of work went into this one!
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tokai said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
sorry
i missed this Bud. Takes me back to the 60's with the Hendrix style guitar sound. Cool track man.
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lavalamp said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
70bpm
Lava likes
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bud said 2994 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Thanks Dave
I never got around to thanking everyone who stopped by and listened - so I'll start with you and Steve and hope that others get to read this note.
I was away when the challenge took off and my participation was nil for a long time. It was a great challenge and I really enjoyed all the offerings that I believe I have finally gotten around to.
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
Location: Brooklyn NY USA
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

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