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Los Bilbilicos


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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What do you mean there is no sephardic genre on MacJams? Tsk.

This song is a traditional sephardic tune. The Sephardim are the Jews that were forced to leave Spain in 1492 (or convert to Christianity), and consequently spread all over the mediterrenean, including the middle east. They retained a lot of their folk culture, but picked up all sorts of influences along the way anyway. Sephardic music can feel very old, dating back to the middle ages, it can have middle eastern influences, and it spans the range from lullabies to heroic songs.

This is a pretty simple song, made a bit larger than life by me. My approach is contemporary, even though I play Oud, Saz, Dumbek, and some more percussion on it. Oh, and a bunch of recorders, since I have to play recorder on this in concert in a little while.
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Comments: 27
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Downloads: 98

Uploaded: Sep 05, 2010 - 10:31:03 AM
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010 - 10:58:06 AM Last Played: Nov 04, 2016 - 02:32:50 PM
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egobandit said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
sephardic
I like the bird noises at the start, when the flutes come in it is very soothing and relaxing to me made for a good mid day lunch! I enjoyed thanks!
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TERRAPLANE said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
awesome
mix ,, great separation ,, dynamic,, fantastic layers,, Thank you for the D/L Victor,,,
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tf10music said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
this
is my favorite of yours that I've heard. It inspired a whole bunch of visceral reactions from me. Wonderful work!
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crissew said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Beautiful
piece here. Sweeping deep layering of sounds. The recorder parts are gorgeous. Awesome. I knew nothing of sephardic music before this. It does sound like a blend between middle eastern sound and jewish traditional music. Makes sense, lol. This one is a beut man. Very well done! Thanks for the download. this will be added to my relaxation collection!
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shavingronaldscar said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
oh man...
wow, supremely chill. Really laid-back groove. Love those clunky hits, really organic sound. Gorgeous. Definitely a fave. Crazy high-end reverb floating over that melody, wild stuff. I could feed my head with this, for sure.
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kristyjo said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
As always
A great mix. The synth additions gave it a contemporary feel, and then the recorders reverbed as they were gave it a spaciousness that could be interpreted as music from a distant time or place. Personally, the background wind noise, (or filter on an instrument - not sure) at around 3.5 or 4 minutes was a bit distracting to me, but otherwise, I enjoyed the piece a lot. Nice Oud chops.
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DWL said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
Never a dull moment
with you Vic.

Engaging and beautifully done.

Cheers


Dick
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jdholliday said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
you are the master Vic!
Stellar posts this afternoon, and as always you stand out in the crowd as a perfectionist, I almost feel guilty downloading your stuff, I feel like what Andrew said on Julian's post, we should be paying for this stuff!
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VicDiesel said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
well....
you could buy a copy of my CD....

but your kinds words are appreciated too.
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jdholliday said 2422 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
That I will!
happily!
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ic42 said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
a long history of sad tales
What a gorgeous piece of music, great playing as always. The sparkly synth washes did seem to create a connecting thread from today back into the mists of antiquity, without obscuring the beauty.

And as always, your choice of artwork is distracting :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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sloparts said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
As always, Victor
you music wanderings bring us joy, entertainment, and knowledge.

But most of all is the music, for which no others have the gift as you do, make it interesting and beautiful at the same time.

Thank you for the lesson in history, and music my friend. You are the Master

Ed
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davisamerica2 said 2428 days ago (September 5th, 2010)
I love this Victor
I don't hear this everyday. I'm downloading so I can. Great post! Love the gift you have. Terry
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Hickling_Stan said 2428 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Great sounds
and a history lesson to boot. Really enjoyed this. A mixture of so many influences both old and modern. Many thanks for the d/l. Cheers Mark
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2428 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
los bibilicos
great movement in the sound and feel. lots of interesting layers with lots of clarity. cools stuff.
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richard13 said 2427 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Absolutely stunning
and the picture's nice too (I know, it's supposed to be the other-way-around). Gorgeous piece, Vic, and nicely played. Thanks.
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scaustrita said 2427 days ago (September 6th, 2010)
Excellent
work Victor, the syns are dressed well, and sound crisp.
The live instruments are superb as well.

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Jarvoid said 2427 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Very interesting
and melodic piece of music.There is definitely some middle eastern infliuence and I am picking up a russky vibe hither and thither.

Yes I like this one quite a bit.Good post Vic.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2426 days ago (September 7th, 2010)
Los Bilbilicos
This is very pretty and soothing to the ears! the arrangement of the instruments is very beautiful and well put together! Thanks for sharing!
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Skean said 2425 days ago (September 8th, 2010)
Vic
You always do so neat music, super quality.
Thanks for sharing, Dld.
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Psychikosa said 2424 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
But you called it los bibilicos!
I really enjoyed and appreciated this. I've been playing this tune since hitching through Europe and ending up in Israel, recorder in my hand, in 1977.
Somewhat later I amanegd to afford a flute and have never looked back.
So much variety you packed into and around this simple little tune. An education to listen to.

Psy
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perceptualvortex said 2424 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
neato
This took me on a nice trip through exotic locales. There's a lot of cool little adventures in this tune that keep it engaging. Good work, man.
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davisamerica said 2424 days ago (September 10th, 2010)
"Tsk" indeed
...why no "sephardic genre" ! the feeling of movement here is great Victor. As always the production is pro. When the recorders come in it is magical. Hope the concert turned out well. Cool track sir. Downloaded.
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Symphony101 said 2423 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Terrific
Great sounds, wonderful arrangement. Thank you for sharing this gem.
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edpdx said 2422 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Forzados a convertirse!
I normally would not have listen to something like this, but this has captivated me.

Well Done!
edpdx
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Honza said 2422 days ago (September 11th, 2010)
Sephardific
Renaissance! ...or world fusion could we say. I could not resist to faver after hearing the flutes and oud. Bravo maestro! It took me a while to come to a taste to the windy synth sound but gradually it started to sound to me like the desert wind accompanying the caravan of jewish refugees. Nice mix and great use and performance on the instruments.
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sonnyjim said 2332 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Nice
The sonic range in this really seems to step up from about the 3:00 mark with that big drum and then the oud shortly after. Your instrument choices are grand (that little organ sound near the end is a winner!). Nice easy stride. Very appealing track. Thanks,

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