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Ember (Far Eastern Seaboard Mix)


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Downtempo

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How long did I keep Drakonis waiting? Two years? Three?
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Uploaded: Sep 03, 2011 - 06:27:36 PM
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2011 - 06:27:36 PM Last Played: May 23, 2017 - 12:48:23 PM
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davisamerica said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
well
i suppose you were waiting for this .... 3 years ...downloaded...kim says hello
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egobandit said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Time makes
the heart grow fonder, it wouldnt be what it is with out te wait thats what makes it specail Great contrast loved it!
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SmokeyVW said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
poly rhythmic?
hey - there seems to be several repeating patterns of different loop lengths? i love that stuff

this is very dark to me - but very effective

the build up works great - how many different rep rates are there here? wow!

the cross fade to piano is wonderful

thank
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particledots said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
this is great
you have done wonders with this - specially that piano bit at the end

i think i am also coming up to 3 yrs of holding the ember file too...maybe a bit longer

will have to have a go one of these days myself...or even attempt the multi-version mega mis


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magnatone said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Ember
eat your heart out steve reich!!! very cool and intricate. the multiple time sigs keep me on my toes - love the piano at 5:30 coming in solo - pianoteq sounding really good vic. your piano playing is sublime! what a fabulous idea to end this with piano - LOVE IT!!!
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drakonis said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Glassy Embers
Pardon the pun... gorgeous ripples of repetition here, love the almost antiphonal intro, and the darkly floating central section, and then the achingly sweet morph to the piano at the end. Well worth the wait! Thank you for the new interpretation, excellently re-invented, and exactly what I hoped you would do with it... something very "you."
ttfn,
Drakonis
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bud said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Wow this is cool
I love counting with my toes. Nice photo too. The image and music combo makes me think of dragging a stick along a picket fence. I have an oak spindle back chair that sounds beautiful. This is really good Vic - nice clean out before the piano entry. Perfect. Wonderful Ember.
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MotherofMeursault said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Very Dark
That very white picture is very fine (especially with the beginning of this piece). Mellow, stoned Philip Glass on the outro. I prefer him this way.
There seem to be some volume drops along the way, though. Is that your synth getting its midi all tangled up, or is it intentional?

MoM
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VicDiesel said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
volume drops
Good listening. That string synth sometimes have very uneven notes. Can't explain why. Especially if two parts have such a drop right after another it sounds like pumping. I don't like the effect, but have no idea how to fix it.
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MotherofMeursault said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
I have had this issue, too
I don't pretend to know much about it, but I think it has to do with the "on/off" commands in midi falling at competing intervals. Adjusting the individual notes to reduce the pumping is a hit or miss affair, but I'd bet you could make it seamless by doubling the track and removing every other note cluster from the each of the tracks in turn. The pumping in the song is not bad (it actually contributes some 'breath' to the whole); but as a strictly academic exercise my idea may have merit.

MoM
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RochaMalhada said 2235 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
yeah
that is a bit annoying for such a nice piece.

. - Harold
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Doug Somers said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Now that's cool
I love this rhythmic multi-tonal dance. The legato phrases and bit-crushed synths stitch it together nicely. You have a low temple bell-like pedal going on here too - really effective use of the frequency spectrum. As others have said the way you morph to piano is clever and perfect as a way to develop and end the piece.

I'm fully bought into this one!
Doug
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Dadai.2 said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Now in...
another place and time. Music transport. Really captures my mind, Vic. I'm sure Drak considers this well worth waiting for. I would.

Jack
alackbass said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Ember (Far Eastern Seaboard Mix)
Oh yeah! While listening I read all the other comments waiting for the piano everyone was talking about. That's beautiful. And fading it in was inspired. It's as if it slowly emerged from behind a curtain to take its place alone on the stage.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2235 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
plink plonk..
into synth, soaring up and then brought back to earth in
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aRcTip said 2235 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Ember
Cool stuff! Lovely piano part at the end.

The volume issue didn't bother me, but I had a similar problem that was related to notes overlapping. Fixed by inserting a tiny gap between the notes before the sound faded. Don't know if it's related to your issue though.
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80sGuy said 2235 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Oddly Fantastic
It's one of the oddest things Ive heard lately. But love it. Thinking this would be ideal meditation music. Downloaded.

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gadzooks said 2235 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
Ember
Very interesting percussion and timing. It builds nicely ... I like when the synth comes in ... 2:14 and 4:44 and 55 strange volume drop. I absolutely love when the piano comes in and the way you have repeated the rhythmic pattern ... beautiful!
SG
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scaustrita said 2234 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Ember
:: Very Creative ::
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spitlogic said 2234 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
Interesting mix
The percussion you used on this jam is very interesting.
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Gaylen75 said 2234 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Piano
Its like desert at the end of a dizzy sad ride. I think this was very effective.
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PeterB7858 said 2233 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Took me a little while, but worth the journey
I don't know anything about the history of previous versions and I must admit it did take me a little while to get into the poly-rhythmic nature of the piece but it grew on me as it developed. The morphing to piano at the end was especially well done. Thanks for the post. Peter
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SomeMadGirl said 2233 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Very nice!
The first part reminded me of “fractal music.” Have you ever listened to some? Pretty cool stuff. Then it morphed into that beautiful piano piece that sounded like ocean waves…suddenly there is order from the chaos. Beautiful piece!
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davisamerica2 said 2233 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Wonderful piece of music, Victor
Repetitious foundation, but with many turns and many surprises built upon it. Rode it throughout with anticipation, and yes, such a smooth and graceful landing with that piano. T
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Relic67 said 2231 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
gamelanesque
interesting polyrhythms... I like the way it develops and the moods it evokes...

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VicDiesel said 2231 days ago (September 8th, 2011)
smack on
I have indeed been listening to gamelan quite a bit lately.
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awigze said 2230 days ago (September 9th, 2011)
cool
another ember
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Warren Smith said 2225 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Different, too!
The same thing you recently wrote about my version of Eduard's "Ember" is what I can say about yours: "This is very different from any other Ember. Pretty cool version." You have take the original ambience and subsumed it into something distinctively yours. Nice work!
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Jarvoid said 2225 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
Shades of The Orient
and things That Go Booong In The Night !

I do not know if the title is ironic because it refer to the east coast of USA as well as worthy Oriental seaboard..............It's cool whatever

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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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