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cjorgensen

 Genre: Ambient

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Learning as I go. Trying to figure out my Edirol PCR-30. I want soundscapes to use as backdrops to spoken word, but think I'll leave this one as is. Pretty happy with it.
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Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello.
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Hits: 2703
Comments: 12
Fans: 0
Plays: 169
Downloads: 143
Votes: 13
Uploaded: Dec 27, 2004 - 02:51:54 PM
Last Updated: Dec 27, 2004 - 12:50:27 PM Last Played: Sep 23, 2014 - 12:46:16 AM
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Hardware:
800 MhZ eMac, Telex USB mic, and an Edirol PCR-30.
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Comments
listen said 3589 days ago (December 27th, 2004)
lonely
Full of emotion. Enjoyed the music, especially the
drumming. Reminds me of the pixies when they sing
'here comes your man' over and over. Each time you say it
-it adds something new.
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cjorgensen said 3588 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
lonely
Thanks. I too thought it was lonely when I went back and listened to it.
Originally the "hello" track was just there to see how the "telephone lines"
effect worked in with the music, but when I went back to it I ended up liking
the track as it was.

The original track had a church bell ringing 13 times at the end (thus the
name). Now I just say hello 13 times, since the bell didn't fit.

The Pixies comparison is flattering, even if I don't see it. :)

Someone didn't like the song though.

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said 3588 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Hello
Good production, interesting, but not disorienting, stereo
panning.

The repetition is OK, in the genre of Ambient, as I
understand it, this is expected. I enjoy Eno. :)

What might take this to the next level?

Let's see - a musical reaction representing the person's
disappointment at not being answered. A slight, darker,
shift in mood if you will. - or just the the opposite to the
extreme - a calliope of circus music just for the hell of it.
Because his ex-girlfriend or the ex-boyfriend of his
current girlfriend on the line has nothing to say. :)



compyellow said 3588 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
nice synth pads
very lonely - reminds me of floating a vacuum. wish it
had more variation, as the song sort of wears on you near
the end. but it makes a nice soundscape - which is what
you say you want to use it for.
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Impassible said 3588 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
I liked it.
Good placement of the voice samples... it wasn't too
much, or too little.

it does have a lonely feel to it...
very empty sounding.
simple, but effective.

Even though it sounds like the same samples being re-
used over and over throughout the whole song, you did a
really nice job of placing them, to keep them from being
too repetative sounding.

Nice work.
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ChrisSly said 3588 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
the good and the other
I like the string/synth pad, and the placement and quality
of the "hello's." I did not like the quality of the drum. A
very low res sound coupled with a slight unevenness in
the playing was distracting. Also, a little up front for me.
As I was listening I began to think that the drums could be
some kind of knocking that the voice is responding to
with the hello. But that wasn't enough for me to *like* the
quality of the sound. I do like the piece overall. Very
atmospheric, and a touch creepy with the voice asking,
and getting no answer.
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said 3588 days ago (December 29th, 2004)
Cross-species dialog
As if a mortal man and a metaphysical construct were
trying to converse. A song set at the boundary between
disparate entities. Each knowing the other is there but
unable to find a common language. The telegraphic
carrier signal and the analog voice have no common
interface. This is a very sad song - drenched in
existential angst. To me, it represents the silence of God.
Iseae said 3587 days ago (December 29th, 2004)
Genesis
I love that telephone effect, reminds me of the bit from
Genesis read by that apollo astronaut. I got a little tired of
the synth stacatto chords, maybe you might add a little
variation. Cool drum groove.
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SlimGirlFat said 3571 days ago (January 14th, 2005)
Cool Concept
I agree with other comments that this perhaps could be
filled out a little more...but I like the concept you have
going here...


SlimGirlFat
TennesseeVic said 3550 days ago (February 4th, 2005)
Cool atmosphere
Nice piece.

Nit one: could use a denser sound.

Nit two: please quantise those drums. This is distracting.
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cjorgensen said 3544 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Cool atmosphere
TennesseeVic,

thanks for the feedback. Not sure what you mean when you say "quantise
those drums." I did the synth stuff using my Edirol PRC-30. I
felt like a kid playing an old school video game, going back and forth
between the keys. I really want something I can hit with sticks to trigger the
beats.

I jumped on the net and read a little about quantising, but don't know how
one does this in GB.

"Could use a denser sound."

Agreed. I was intending this as a backdrop to a spoken word, so wanted it to
be minimalistin in the middle, but think it gets boring since I didn't end up
doing that.

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dwwave said 3541 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
13/Hello
interesting
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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