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Brighton Dark Fantastic


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paddler

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Brighton - The Dark Fantastic (2005)
(Halloween Special 2010)

By cafes,pavillions,promenades and piers
They speak so little of their tragic careers
So theatrical seems the town at first sight
But behind ornate doors things scream at night
In a horific mask of fame I see
There is always a seat reserved for thee
Down grand parade they all may dance
To be swiftly drowned by dark romance
But when mice and men have had their day
And stars still seem a mile away
Beware for your demons shall seek to play
Such games of sweet illusion..

RG Paddler (c) 2005

Due to the length of this song,and the limit of the size of file you can upload,I have drastically reduced the quality of this song to just 64kbps which is about a quarter of the standard rate.

Thank You - RG
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Hits: 3043
Comments: 43
Fans: 30
Plays: 144
Downloads: 86
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Oct 16, 2010 - 12:52:20 PM
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2013 - 04:40:55 AM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 05:47:12 PM
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rok41 said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Wow.....
Richard this is epic! So many great sounds, ear candy! The groove is ever present and sets up the soundscape sections perfectly. Love the "fall" at around 9.25. The change from the "in the can" mix section opening back up to a fresh jazz groove at 16.50 is brilliant. Of course your keyboard chops are so smooth. Nice addition with the wave sounds at 19.00, really changes the atmosphere. Loving the dynamic changes around 24 minutes...26 minutes, the arb synth sounds menacing. Man, this is a KILLER piece of work Rich. My hats off to you!
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
epic
thanks Chris - I recorded it just after I joined macjams in 2004 when I learned how to use a modern computer as opposed to a zx spectrum - but I could never find a way of uploading it poor quality bitrate or none cos the file being so large.I did chop it up into 'The evil morph' and 'dark forest' back then but deleted all my shit once so have been back uploading it since.I don't know if it is epic - but life felt epic at the time,as I was at an all time low when I recorded it,its a long story that I might put in the description one day,suffice to say 'near death' in several ways and none of them glamourous.Its a long listen but hopefully a cosmic one.
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alackbass said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Brighton Dark Fantastic
Holy shit!!!! You're amazing! This piece will forever reveal new things I had missed during previous listens. Downloaded!
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
I sometimes wish
i was american so I could say holy shit - without it sounding dumb - trust me it does in english,but sounds great when you lot say it.Well - trouble is i get inspired when I'm almost beaten by life,so it seems I tend to see how far life can beat me - then get inspired,not a great philosophy is it.Thanks man - looking forward to hearing the people sing!
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MarkHolbrook said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Unbelievable
Downloading the "real" version now but giving praise for this here! Outstanding. You have amazed me since day one!
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Real
Cheers Mark - I rea;lly have to find out who this EMMA is - she seems to be getting all the glory - i get a feeling its something to do with Jack? I should explore further.Vampire kisses sound like good placibo to me at the mo
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lilmom said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Brighton Dark Fantastic
Amazing! Poetic! Compelling! One of the BEST Halloween treats I've ever heard! This one could attract more trick or treaters to my door than I have treats for! The jazz segment at 16:50 is soooo smoooooooth....and then comes the transition to a HUGE sound that could scare the (you-know-what) out of the faint of heart! And just when you think it's over, you hear the demons still breathing...wait there's more. I can't believe I ate the whole thing - and enjoyed every single byte!!!
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
demons breathing
thank you lilmom....er Sylvia - thank you so much for listening - its even more scarey than that unfortunately towards the end..I had a friend who lost his baby daughter...erm can't really say more than that,but he was a bassplayer and a good one too - ive no idea where he is now,his family disowned him,but I'd just come back from a long busking trip - travelling from Brighton.It was the strangest year of my life - you know,when you get chains of events..everythings ticking along ok then WHAM - something happens - then something else - I had to somehow put it into music.Its really kind of you to comment - I have listened to you sing,but trouble is next thing I know I have to be catching a train - I wanted to retire at 30.. what happened! Best wishes - Rich
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lilmom said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Richard
Those are some very compelling demons, indeed. Having a way to put those awful life events (that were out of your control, but happened anyway) into music form has to be a very helpful outlet for all your pain. As a result, I know that any who listen are fully rewarded by your talent. I pray that your demons will subside with the tides, and you will again find peace in your life.....even if you can't/couldn't retire at 30! :)
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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
..
thank you sylvia - I think some demons or even - ...daemons....brrr.. were just born sitting on my shoulders though! Its ok - I talk to them in the morning.seriously though - thank you for your kind thoughts. Rich
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drakonis said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
A stunning accomplishment...
and made all the moreso knowing you were struggling with demons yourself at that time. The intro poetry and the dark demeanor of the music reminds me a bit of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Bradbury (later made into a rather good movie.) The amount of musical ideas you've poured into this and delivered so seamlessly and deliciously is mind-boggling. Thank you for posting it here, now I understand why it was a huge file, it is because it is a huge accomplishment, and a wonderful journey of a listen.

This is faved, and I re-faved you too, not sure how you wriggled free of my earlier fave.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
re-faved
I had the same with terry pearson last night.drak - ive watched you poof on and off the chat screen for many years!! I always wished I could do that but I went on chat once and felt really stupid cos I couldnt post animated gifs - someone ought to do a 'welcome-to-the-chat-page-heres-how-you-animate-stuff' thread - but to be honest - it would be boring if we were all the same wouldnt it - so I chip in every blue moon in a yukky shade of green.Thank you very much - I'd love to do an animation to it - but i wouldnt know where to begin - used to have some mac software that you could create landscapes with - I used it on that one video with rebsie and racerat,but don't have a mac now.Windows seems rubbish for filmmaking - no plugins,but still whadda I know.one day..
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davisamerica said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
downloading the 320 ....
digging this Rich. Absolutely brilliant.
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
..
will have a davisamerica night... - soon! Autumn is my time of year man - and your emma is haunting me
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MarkHolbrook said 2560 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Rich
If you take on Emma... I'm expecting absolutely great things! I simply cannot wait!
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peacepiano said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Dark
Hey I still have Dark Forest on itunes! Recognized it right away. Must have missed Evil Morph somehow. Very much enjoying the "new" full length release.

Thanks
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
itunes
Thank you Bill - i think only doofy remembers the evil morph - I came blundering in with that back then.I added some extra orchestra to the dark forest bit - couldnt resist it seeing as I didnt know what the hell i was doing now - and now I know even less - but had to try!
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guygrooves said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
EPIC
is all I can think to say outside of the standard great writing performance and production. I also see rok41 beat me to it. Richard this is truly epic. I am glad you decided to upload it finally, and for what its worth, the quality of this is still very good. It speaks directly to how talented you are.
Peace
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
THank you guy
yes I was expecting the quality of the mp3 to be rubbish - but then I haven't listened to it on headphones,it can't be much good.if I could live off this talent thing,I would,I guess theres millions of talented people who can't either,right..? Thank you so much Guy
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Moviz said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Fantastic
orchestration Richard and a wonderfully produced atmosphere.... vocal intro sounds good too with those warm dark tones., regards M
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thank you
Maurice - for listening very much appreciated - Richard
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Skean said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
The winner is, RG
Dude you're awesome… I'm little drunk so this spins great with the wine.. I have to download the high quality, cheers and thanks.
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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
winner
thanks for calling me a winner kenta - have been feeling like as loser for quite some time - not at mj i don't mean - this is a place i escape to,just in the general rat race which is harder to escape (-:
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ktb said 2560 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Brighton Dark Fantastic
I think you and Max Middleton may be my all time favorite electric pianists. Theres such a soulful technique that you employ it just oozes groove. But this is way beyond just cool playing it is indeed Epic. That you can conceive, perform and master it all is truly incredible in my book. Whats happening at the 24 minute gave me goose bumps in the good way. All the transitions were superb. Wow, simply wow.


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paddler said 2560 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
max
thanks john - after a little research I guess I'll have to listen to 'blow by blow' then - i never knew jeff beck was from uk.the only fender rhodes type stuff i ever heard was on mercy mercy mercy and a band called hatfield and the north,so i'll have to give that a whirl.hope epic stays creative as opposed to sounding overworked - many thanks RG
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Symphony101 said 2560 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Downloading
To enjoy this, I listened a few minutes online, this sounds so awesome ! What a tremendous work this should have involved. How long did it take for you to complete it ?
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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Yves
Thanks Yves - er I think I did it in about 2 weeks,but I'd been living in a tent for 4 months with just a radio and i think the novelty of discovering that a mac could work just like a 4-track and a sequencer was quite inspiring - i'd seriously fallen behind with what technological changes had happened in the world while busy trying to work out where the heck I was going in life,and it was under pressure as the house I was temporarily living at was about to be sold.Last chance saloon kinda summed it up.Thank you - Rich
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lengold said 2560 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Really love the
way I just clicked on that link and it knew to go straight into my iTunes where it belongs. Do you know I have 41 of your tunes in there, that add up to 3.9 hours of fantastic music.
It now also includes 37 minutes of this masterpiece.
You are an inspiration Rich.
Cheers
Len
PS: Holy Shit - there I said it!

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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
well said
you give me hope,lengold - you give me hope. that is an honour thank you very much - looking forward to your next adventure in sound and spirit,also! Rich
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fasteddie said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Terrific!
Perfect song for the halloween season!

Great job!
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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Horrific!
Thank you mick/mike/michael - my dads name was mick - he was a builder so was known as 'mick - the brick' I love the essence of halloween even if I don't really do much on it - I'm quite near to Pendle Hill though where the Pendle witch trials happened in 1612 so I might wander up the hill on halloween and probably be found hanging from a tree by my banjo string (ow!) the next morning - Thank you - RG
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DWL said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Bloody hell!
Sounds better than "holy shit" ;-)

Thia is amazing Rick. A real smorgasbord of sounds, tunes and textures. I must come back to this!

Cheers

Dick
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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Smorgåsbord
sounds better than bloody hell - i just read that restaurants in Stockholm at the 1912 Olympic Games stopped serving smörgåsbord as an appetizer and started serving them instead as a main course.Which begs the question...whats for pudding? Thanks Dick - Rich
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Sigmund said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
Brighton Dark Fantastic
Very impressive work. When you first see the length of this piece it can seem a little intimidating, but the truth is every minute is so well put together the time just breezes by. Very enjoyable to listen to, and very well done. Congrats on a great work, Richard!
Sig
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paddler said 2559 days ago (October 17th, 2010)
I
know what you mean - i would perfectly understand if somebody just listened to the first few secs and switched over! I for one have a diminished span of concentration since most things these days flash at you and change so quick.one of my ambitions is to start reading books again from cover to cover,cos you get so used to just skimming stuff on the net.Thank you so much for taking the time to listen - I do so hope I can return some people the same attention.
Rich
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tempie said 2559 days ago (October 18th, 2010)
dude this is amazing
I don't know what else to tell you about it. I guess you know it's good. I really enjoyed it, all of it.
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Rayelise said 2557 days ago (October 19th, 2010)
...
This is amazing. Your music is helping life make more sense to me tonight- it goes really deep. It was captivating- thanks.
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VicDiesel said 2554 days ago (October 22nd, 2010)
Downtempo symphony
A great piece of music. This uses fantastic sounds, imaginative arrangements, great hooks and themes.... It's got it all. I'm very impressed.
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KCsGROOVE said 2547 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
impressive work
really cool piece!
Great chords and moods!
Excellent arrangements
Cool albumart as well
KC
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livelargemusic said 2547 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Wow...
Super Cool..Nothing at all what I was expecting when I heard the spoken word come..Lovely soundscape and very cool production..Kudos
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egobandit said 2547 days ago (October 29th, 2010)
Wow
Talk about an earfull I say take the ride this goes places! The funk fest was a delight! The artwork is fitting in some places it has that merry go round sound! a total trip! Its like listening to that album side of your favorite prog band sitting back relaxing and taking the ride in comfort, what can you say but bravo and a big bow to you ! SO many changes and sounds From one place to the next it moves and moves like a groove
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Diviner said 2545 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Wow
What an epic! 35 mins, I thought I did long tracks. Very good and well composed, it does have a creepy halloween movie soundtrack feel. Nicely done, enjoyed all the changes.
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perceptualvortex said 2534 days ago (November 11th, 2010)
Long!
Oh man, this is more epic than those Yes/Rush/JethroTull/Floyd/Crimson tunes I dig so much. I'm only halfway through listening to this, but I'm still digging all the cool musical ideas you've put here. What an excellent composition... I'm going to have to download the high quality version when I get to my home computer. Great work, man.
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