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I really don't like the genre choices available. This has a "world" sound and I've used some African instruments, hence the tagging. I'd rather call it "World Fusion" though. There are 14 tracks in this tune altogether. Nine are a combination of Logic EXS24 instruments and the Zebra 2 soft synth. There are five percussion tracks.

I'd like to thank Helena for providing some encouragement and inspiration. I haven't made any music for some time now! Denton Bridge, btw, is not far from Banjul, in The Gambia. I've been fishing there.

Thanks as ever for taking the time to listen!
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Uploaded: Feb 14, 2010 - 07:29:20 AM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2010 - 07:29:20 AM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 08:10:41 AM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5 monitors, Toblerone bars.
Software:
Logic Pro, Zebra 2 soft synth.
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T_Being_esq said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Welcome back
Like you I have been out of musical sorts of late. But you have returned with a great little tune. Love the textures and percussive sounds. A warming tune on a cold day. I am glad you pointed out that Denton Bridge is in Africa and not in a cold Denton, Manchester
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davajonah said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Ha!
No, not Denton Manchester. I spent a great deal of time on this bridge, when we were out there. The fishing is very good, and for a small price, you can hire a boat and motor up the "bolongs", which are the mangrove creeks you can see in the photo. It's very beautiful and I'd like to go back there sometime. Great, great music in The Gambia, as well as the fishing!

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Reinholt56 said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Hi Dave........
A good piece of music will always draw me back to Macjams and this is indeed a good piece of music. I like all the instruments you've used and the rhythm and the feel of the piece.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Hello Paul
and nice to see you back. This is the first thing I've done for nearly three months and I'd forgotten how to use Logic!

Thanks Paul, hope to see some new tunes coming from yourself.
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Skean said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Ah!... David
Soon time for bed here, so this fits well to relax with.
Nice and peaceful, very well mixed I'm impressed of your clean mix here.. Kudos
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davajonah said 2835 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
Thanks Kenta
I spent a long time on the mix, I'm glad you like it. I'm suffering from tinnitus, so it's becoming difficult for me. If there are any glaring squeaks or buzzes, I may be missing them, sadly.

Thanks again!
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futzpucker said 2834 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
Drawn to the Denton Bridge
Beautiful, crystal-clear mix of a great combination of voices, each used very well. I enjoy the loping groove. I would like to have this song playing in the boat while motoring up the bolongs. A perfect soundtrack for such a ride.

Very enjoyable piece of music, Dave.
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davajonah said 2834 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Kind comments!
Thanks indeed.
You can hear music all the time in that part of the world, wherever you are. One time, we were a couple of miles away from the bridge, moored next to the wreck of an old schooner, which just had its masts sticking out of the water. There was a fish eagle sitting on one of the spars. The sun, a huge orange ball of fire, was sinking into the savannah behind us. We heard the sound of women singing and suddenly, a dugout canoe appeared from around a bend in the bolong. It contained about six or seven ladies, dressed in all their colourful African finery, paddling in perfect unison to the song they were singing. The boat owner, a Mandinka man, told us they were off to Banjul for a night on the town! It was one of the most perfect things I've ever seen.

Thanks again Patrick.
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futzpucker said 2834 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Wow...
That's a great story. Thanks for telling it here, and so very well.
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blaky smith said 2833 days ago (February 16th, 2010)
Cool
Nice job Dave, This track is very relaxing and your instrumentation sounds very well, very clear. Really an enjoyable listen, thanks...
Marc
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davajonah said 2832 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Thanks Marc
That's very kind of you.
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lengold said 2832 days ago (February 17th, 2010)
This is a very
classy piece of music Dave. Agreeing with all the comments about the mix - every instrument very clear and precise. Could work very well as maybe a soundtrack to a nature documentary.
Cheers
Len

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davajonah said 2832 days ago (February 18th, 2010)
Nature documentary eh?
If only. That would be a much cooler way to pay the bills than what I have to do!

Thanks Len.
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sloparts said 2830 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Interesting piece Dave
I love the relaxed feel and the different elements you brought to this. A very enjoyable piece of music my friend, thank you for sharing it.

Ed
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davajonah said 2829 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
Thanks Eddy
Kind comment from you, appreciated.
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thetiler said 2829 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
Like the
exotic feel that comes right out of the shoot. Like how you placed the percussion that has the high pitched snare hit or what ever it is. Like the oriental koto thangy latter on how it jangles etc. Nice use of the suave cymbal, shakers.

This is quite pleasant to hear, makes the morning a bit brighter though it was bright to begin with :) Again the suave cymbal is very well placed in those appointed spots.

This tune to me is one of the best uses I've heard here for these types of exotic instruments and with that soft rock island feel.

A delight to listen to !
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davajonah said 2829 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
Thank you sir!
I glad you liked it. FYI, the instruments are EXS24 sampled from Logic, african marimba, vibraphone and session bass. I've also used a couple of african seed caxixi audio loops from the world jampack, and some cymbal crash loops I bought from somewhere. All the other sounds were generated using the Zebra 2 softsynth. I find it makes very organic sounding noises!

Thanks again for stopping by.
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Hickling_Stan said 2826 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Very mellow
Watching the sleet falling outside my office here in Notts, whilst having a sneaky listen to this track, it just takes me somewhere a lot warmer!! very nice listening. Cheers Mark
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davajonah said 2826 days ago (February 23rd, 2010)
Thank you
I've just "trudged across the tundra" back from work here on Murkeyside. I agree, and I could do with being back on Denton Bridge right now. :-)

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