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The wren song


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gadzooks

 Genre: Ambient

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Some years ago I put up a wren house in the trees and garden where I was living and surprisingly a house wren moved in. Every day he sang his song in a repeating pattern ... a natural loop. I had in my possession a teac stereo tape deck and attached a mic, held it out the window one morning and taped his beautiful repetitive song. I added 2 uke tracks with the teak's built in echo and bouncing the tracks and one guitar along with the wren as lead vocalist. I took this and cleaned and tweaked it in garageband and used audacity to give it a boost ... at one point if you listen carefully a bee buzzes by the mic ... sometimes I miss analogue ... I even miss the hiss ... oh, and there is a guest appearance by a robin who had to add his vocal part
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Uploaded: Sep 08, 2012 - 09:10:55 AM
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2012 - 09:26:10 AM Last Played: Apr 09, 2017 - 08:23:42 AM
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egobandit said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
birds
very beautiful such inspiration love that echoey guitar, thanks for relaxing me you sure have a way of creating a mood
tops!
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gadzooks said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Thanks...
Tim .......
Cheers
SG
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davajonah said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Wren
Stan, this is gorgeous! You could really take this places too. Bass and drums would fit in beautifully. Really nice, I must say.
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gadzooks said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Thanks!
... if you ever have time and you would like to take this to another level, please do!!!
Thanks for the listen.
Cheers
SG
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davajonah said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Ha!
Would that I could! No, I was thinking about some real bass and drums, not my synthesised variety.
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aRcTip said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
The wren song
Nice track, I like the melodies. It's got a cinematic feel to it. More elements (or effects) could be added like Dave says, but I think it works like this too.
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gadzooks said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
thanks
for stopping by for a listen and I sincerely appreciate your comments.
Cheers
SG
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alackbass said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
The wren song
This is amazing. The ukuleles are wonderful as is your electric part. I love the the whammy bar wiggles. So beautifully written. Of course the bird is the star. Downloaded!
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gadzooks said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Hi Andrew
Yeah, the bird quit the band by the end of the summer and I never heard from him again ... but now when I think about it, I do remember my cat burping up a feather. Thanks for the comments Andrew!
Cheers
SG
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Philip18 said 1689 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
The wren song
Nice piece of ambient music. The uke fits well with the birdsong sounds. The sparse guitar gives colour and movement. Beautiful. Relaxing. Interesting story to the production. It's a wonderful thing to connect the world of music to the natural world. Thanks for sharing it, Stan!
gadzooks said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Thanks Philip
I could have added all kinds of sounds and instruments and I even considered a vocal track yesterday and just said "no, keep it simple". Thanks for you support Philip ... it means a lot to me.
Cheers
SG
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Daugrin said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Mr. Natural
Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Daug
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gadzooks said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Ha!!
I like that ... Mr. Natural. Thanks for taking the time Daug!
Cheers
SG
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papag said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
In the trees
Sweet. Straight to my playlist. Love the echo-ee ukes

Thanks for the download
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PeterB7858 said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
Inspired
Great idea, and inspired execution, Stan. The effected, panned ukes support the bird song perfectly and the subtle guitar work adds wonderfully to the atmosphere of the piece. Quality post. Thanks, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 1688 days ago (September 8th, 2012)
wren ukes
cool echo/delay on the ukes, really good idea.

nice spacious lead guitar work.....super
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shavingronaldscar said 1688 days ago (September 9th, 2012)
pretty!
Very nice soundbed you've laid down here. A definite fave!
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Narad said 1688 days ago (September 9th, 2012)
The wren song
Very nice listen ! :)
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Moviz said 1687 days ago (September 9th, 2012)
inspired
and beautiful as well as beautifully played (and sung)m regards M
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1687 days ago (September 10th, 2012)
the wren song
interesting chord changes played with feel. easy on the ears. chilled feel. atmospheric. has a nice identity. enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Songwriterz said 1686 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Sweet
That is very beautiful and sweet! Uplifting piece.. I could easily hear how this could grow into a fuller production.. good job! Love Heidi
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Loob said 1685 days ago (September 11th, 2012)
Has a calming flow to it
The stringed instruments blend very well with the mood! Thanks for sharing!
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FEEL said 1685 days ago (September 12th, 2012)
I love the Ukes
They always add so much to a composition and it shows here. Guitar compliments well and I'm loving the rhythm as a whole. Very melodic and a enjoyable listen.
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Les_Kloo said 1684 days ago (September 12th, 2012)
Wrendition
of birdsong. It makes me feel like going out into nature. Classy tune, and a fantastic idea.
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dave_b said 1683 days ago (September 14th, 2012)
The wren song
Very cool idea and the mando backing is perfect. I hope you got a chance to play it back for the wren!
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MarkHolbrook said 1682 days ago (September 15th, 2012)
Coolness
in every way! Like Tim said.. relaxing!
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lyzak said 1682 days ago (September 15th, 2012)
Nice collab you two!
Pleasant and pure sounding. Opens up a happy channel inside. Thanks for dl!
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paul f. page said 1681 days ago (September 15th, 2012)
Terrific Concept
This is just beautiful. The guitar work is super and I like the unrushed atmosphere you have been able to create. That little wren has now been immortalized in your beautiful song. Oh, the pick up in rhythm around 1:35-40 is wonderful and just what the number needed at that precise point. I usually get annoyed by the birds who drop by my place early in the morning, but your little guy would probably bring a smile to my face. ... This is quite a special little song that is beautifully played, recorded, and mixed. Ah. Such pleasantness.
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DavidConnell said 1677 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
Several listens
After downloading this a while ago and listening to it a few times I had to come back to mention this song is great in its simplicity.
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Bob Rodgers said 1675 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
A
lovely song Stan and this is a real beauty especially with the bird singing, a wonderful piece of music, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Soundhound said 1675 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
It's great....
To live in the country, you can't find this kind of beauty in the city....
Love the sounds of the Uke's and the mix is warm fitting for such
a bird with it's beautiful song.....

Well done My Friend, well done....
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KCsGROOVE said 1672 days ago (September 25th, 2012)
wren song
Stan, I couldn't agree more with you about analogue stuff...Although the computer made it easier for me to record the stuff that I hear in my head than working with the taperecorders, but analogue is warmer.
Wonderful piece, mother nature herself singing here :-)
And lovely artwork too
One for my Gadzooks collection :-)
KC

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Moonwolf_Project said 1670 days ago (September 26th, 2012)
Lovely idea
and execution.
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kassia said 1670 days ago (September 27th, 2012)
wow
what a brilliant idea and so beautifully executed. your accompanying tracks are gentle and sweet - a perfect setting for the wren. i am just thoroughly impressed. this is a "good morning" song for sure.
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Slashh! said 1669 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
Wren Song
This is special. You are one creative mother-grabber indeed. You got birds makin' Apple Loops over at your place! Did you cut that wren in on the publishing?
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sammydix said 1668 days ago (September 28th, 2012)
The wren song
dunno how this one slipped thru the cracks, but glad i caught it. love the sound of this. sounds "fresh" in the production. very hypnotic (in a good meditative way).
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J_Gretch said 1660 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
The wren song
Stan,,I just discovered this post and ...Wow!!One of the most creative and well executed peices I've ran across on this site.Please keep doing what you do...Huge fan right here.
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DWL said 1652 days ago (October 15th, 2012)
Impressive
Sorry I missed this first time around. I was in France I think.

Anyway, this is excellent. Lovely concept and beautifully played and sung!

Cheers

Dick

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PaulaMunk said 1648 days ago (October 19th, 2012)
You
made me smile! This has such a heavenly vibe to it that I have to ask, "Are you an Angel, Stan?"
Thanks so much.
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Bowman said 1644 days ago (October 23rd, 2012)
Fluttering beauty.
You and this wren make partners on this Stan. I hope "he's" easy to get along with.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 1634 days ago (November 1st, 2012)
Full of Spring air and sunshine
The echo on the guitar reminds me of a lighter form of what U2 used in many of their tunes. You use it to great effect here Stan. The Uke work is so light and airy it's like an audible smile.

Instant dload. With many thanks!
Doug

PS - like an idiot I completely forgot to look you up when I was in Dartmouth last week visiting the folks. Another time I hope!!
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egodays said 1632 days ago (November 4th, 2012)
perfect for a film
I really liked it, very relaxing. So much sensitivity...
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Name: Stan Gadziola
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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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