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Trying to do something interesting with limited means: a diatonic 2-octave indian flute. Sampled, of course. This piece is so short because it's a kvraudio competition entry, which limits it to 2 minutes.

In a way this is a very abbreviated version of what I imagine a music circle in some far away country must be like. A bunch of percussion players laying down a carpet of interlocking rhythms, and over it the master musician who gradually unfolds a long developing solo. If you listen to the flute part it first plays only 2 notes, then 3, then 4, then gradually swoops into the heights.

And all that in 2 minutes.....
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2005 - 06:45:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2005 - 06:21:07 PM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 10:08:59 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G5
Software:
Logic Pro. Percussion: YellowTools Culture. Bass: Trilogy. Pad: Cameleon. Flute: some sample off the web.
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Jim Bouchard said 4427 days ago (March 13th, 2005)
It is interesting
and not too long, and that's good. Not exactly rich in
content, but it sure sounds good.
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said 4426 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Fire the Flautist
Nice drums to begin with.

Hate to say this but the flute sample sound out of tune. I
don't see how the there is any cohesion at all in this one.
While you were definetely going for something simple, it
almost sounds really complicated between the out of tune
flute sample and the rhythmic blanket that you set out.

My opinion is that you should just do away with the whole
flute sample, it really is not good sounding. Where on the
web did you get this?

Not to be critical but from an honest standpoint I really
think that you are capable of a whole lot more production
wise.

Also the bass line just kind of barges in and almost
sounds like it is in the wrong key. I also think that EQ
could do a lot to help out that flute or the whole pallette
of sound here. The flute was really shrill.

The rhythm track was alright, but it really could stand
some compression and perhaps gate. I did also like the
synth pad like sounds that you had below everything.

I see what you were going for with this one......but it
needs a lot of work before I think that it is up to
compettion standard. I assume that you are planning on
doing this and that is why you put here in the first place.

That is just my opinion though, and I hope that my input
helps you out. Let me know if there is any thing that you
don't understand.

Oh ya I like the album artwork that you have choosen.


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TennesseeVic said 4426 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Fire the Flautist
Well, the flute was a really primitive reed instrument, so being out of tune was
part of its charm.

To each their own....

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Sentinel said 4426 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Fire the Flautist
Vic you are wasting your time listening to Midimac wahteverman, He is here
to play mind games, I'm sure you can see though this. You have a very
interesting tune here, contest short, but nicely done, good luck!
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Z293 said 4426 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Nice Beats
Vic, You probably already know this isn't my normal type
of music, but you've helped me out in the past so I gave
you a listen. I think this is a great little tune, nice world
beat and the flute gives it the charm you were going for.
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said 4426 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
Nice Beats
Vic,

I am not playing any mind games with you or anyone else and you know that.
I gave you what I thought was an honest and fair review as you have done to
me many times. I assume that you appreciate the truth and honesty rather
than some fake and non suggestive praise as it helps you to improve. I
myself know that I have improvements to make in my work, and quite frankly
all of us do. I trust that you understand my intentions, and if you don't then
to please ask me about them. They truly are true and honest. No time for
games. Music sure takes enough time in itself wouldn't you say?

Sincerely,
Johnathan J. Stegeman

PS-I still disagree with the flute sample. I know your synth has a better
sounding one than that. To each their own though if you do really like it. I
understand that.

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MidiMacMan
TennesseeVic said 4423 days ago (March 17th, 2005)
Nice Beats
Of course I have better flutes than that. But that's beside the point.

V.

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said 4423 days ago (March 17th, 2005)
Interesting But Too Short
You should consider taking this and developing it some
more. Towards the end, the flute playing became jazzier
than I might associate with Indian music, which perke up
my ears a bit.
Perhaps a series of calls /responses between the
percussion and the flute, playing off each other ? That
does depend of course on the flexibility of your
percussion software.
phatrob said 4423 days ago (March 17th, 2005)
Interesting But Too Short
I do understand why you made it short, But this a cool song. It reminds me of Weather Report. The Bass sounds Like Jaco P. and the flute sounds like Wayne Shorter. A Excellent combination of Beautiful textures. Nice rhythm. Keep it up sifu. I would buy this.

PHAT ROB

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gnr said 4421 days ago (March 19th, 2005)
Nice tune
I don't like electronic music. At least I didn't think I did.
The bass and flute do it for me. And its actually the
"rough" sound of the flute - sounds "organic", something
that I've decided is a trait often found in music I like. Like
the cello sound in "Cello Mello", I want to really hear the
instrument, not just the notes. Listening a little more and I
hear that the percussion also sounds "organic". And it
seems somewhat playful to me, maybe influenced by
my young children clapping, dancing, and generally
bopping about.

If this were an album, I would hope that the next song
would keep the flute at the lower, breathy tones, and
maybe include the cello, both going along with the flute
and sometimes as a counter melody. And I'll bet more
bass would add even more interrest.

This is my first attempt at a "review", so I hope I haven't
violated any conventions or whatever :) But like an ice
skating judge, I'll keep my scores somewhat under control
:) (though higher than the current avergage I think) so that
I have room to raise them for other tunes.

gnr

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Warren Smith said 4417 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
the flute from a far away country
It seems to me you have achieved what you set out to do - creating something of interest with a limited number of instruments in an imaginative setting over a short span of time. I like the flute - I find it fresh and surprisingly expressive, and if you can get that kind of a reaction from a listener out of an instrument that's been around for - what? - 15,000 years or more, that's pretty cool. I like short pieces that make complex, concise statements. Your flute does just that, yet retains an air of informality, as if it was something tossed off by the master musician while jamming down at the marketplace. If there's anything incongruous, it might be the synth sound mixing with the "native" instruments, but that's only if you are looking for imaginative purity in the vision of a "far way country," rather than recognizing the synth's ability to add atmosphere to almost any composition.
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Magritte said 4417 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
It wanders...
...which at first I thought was going to annoy me and then all of a sudden I realized I liked it. I agree with Mungo that I think it's because it started to have a jazz improv feel to it and seemed less aimless. Definitely worth expanding, I'd like to hear a longer version of it.
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aclarke said 4414 days ago (March 26th, 2005)
Great concept
I can picture a group of musicians cranking this out as an
improvisational jam. Very interesting piece- flute sounded
terrific. I really like how it kept building.
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CraizeeMusic said 4395 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Give it more...
I wanted to hear it a little longer. It deserved more time to play than you gave it! I liked the artwork and the good combination of instrumentation.
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paintballsean16 said 4380 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
good start
work on it a little more and it will sound even better. Other than that there is nothing wrong withit
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DJ Ozeon said 4380 days ago (April 29th, 2005)
Melody
Definately a melody here that I could whistle. I am no
expert but I know what I like when I hear it and I do like
this little tune. Hope you "grow it"
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Macaudion said 4349 days ago (May 31st, 2005)
Nice works!
I don't expect anything, but something different and nice
from you. I've just finally had the time to go through your
music and each one suprises me with a mix of some very
interesting and good works. Nice discoveries here...
Nice job of creating an ethinic feel which did transport me
to some far off travels. Excellent!

Cydniko


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said 4162 days ago (December 4th, 2005)
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Absolutely. Beats me why this guy doesn't have a recording contract.
apa4 said 4144 days ago (December 21st, 2005)
Go for it
Keep the experimenting up. So much stuff is cliched - is that the right spelling? - that we need more of it.
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