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Guitars: Bill Furner (thetiler)

Bill gave me some of his excellent playing to mix, and I went a little nuts with it. I've admired Bill's guitar playing since I first found this place and it was great to finally do this collaboration with him. Thank you Bill!

Bill also mixed this song; his version is here:

http://www.macjams.com/song/18800

Yes, I'm looking forward to Spring.
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Uploaded: Mar 05, 2006 - 02:24:22 PM
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2006 - 10:22:28 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2019 - 03:28:00 PM
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said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
Yeah.
I am looking forward to spring too.

perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Yeah.
Only 13 or so days to go!

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Ed Hannifin said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
This brings a whole new dimension...
...to Bill's playing... more dynamics, more interest in the mix, especially
over headphones...

I love the drums. And the ambience/reverb/feel of the space is really
great. You've just got great ears, Monsieur le Vortex.

This is my idea of a really supportive collaboration.

Ed
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perceptualvortex said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
This brings a whole new dimension...
Thank you Ed, I appreciate your comments! I'm glad you found this a supportive collaboration; my challenge was to enhance Bill's playing, which is already so good and fills the sonic spaces so nicely... I tried to add to his music without being a distraction, which wasn't easy, but I'm happy with these results. Thanks for listening!

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thetiler said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
Thanks for your take on it
You really made it your own on this. The drums sound like actual
percussion!

Lots of varied sounds ineed!
Really seems like you did a lot of work on this!

Thanks for participating
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perceptualvortex said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Thanks for your take on it
Well, thank you for asking me to participate! You know how much I love your guitar playing; it was really great to contribute something to your tracks. Thanks Bill!

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Ed Hannifin said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
This brings a whole new dimension...
...to Bill's playing... more dynamics, more interest in the mix, especially
over headphones...

I love the drums. And the ambience/reverb/feel of the space is really
great. You've just got great ears, Monsieur le Vortex.

This is my idea of a really supportive collaboration.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Chime (Alone) (Inspired by Particle Dots)
said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
Spring is Here
:D
Very joyous melody and playing. Very, very good production - it me
bounce to hear Bill's guitar with percussion.
perceptualvortex said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Spring is Here
I'm happy with how springy this turned out. Thanks Mungo, glad you like this!

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said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Spring is Here
"It me bounce"? and English is my first language. That should be "It made me
bounce" :)

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Ars longa, vita brevis.
Macaudion said 4950 days ago (March 5th, 2006)
bandit here
very cool guys! i had no idea mungo... i want some of this action... very hip! c


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Tadashi Togawa said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Good collaborative activity.
The slide guitar is a presentiment in spring.
Your drums rhythm and the assembly of the code are wonderful.

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perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Good collaborative activity.
I appreciate your comment Tadashi, thank you for listening!

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SlimGirlFat said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Very Cool
indeed.
I love the drums behind Bills guitars. Nice bass line too :)

Cool,
more please

Slimmie



perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Very Cool
I'm glad you like this Slimmie, thanks! I added the bass parts from "Bass on Demand", which is a great collection of bass loops. More on the way :-)

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SlimGirlFat said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Very Cool
indeed.
I love the drums behind Bills guitars. Nice bass line too :)

Cool,
more please

Slimmie



said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
Summer day
I love it is like I have summer in my home.
I must DOWLOAD it.
Great collab you2.:)
------
Kenta
perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Summer day
Cool, thanks Skean! Yes, I'm hoping to cause a change of seasons with this tune. Thanks for faving and downloading, I'm glad you like this!

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
AppleVenus said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
nice
A very nice melody. I found the drums to be a bit overpowering, not in
volume but in style I think. Love the slide guitar. Maybe the drums could
sound a little more like a small room recording (less reverb?). Overall, I
enjoyed listening.
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perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
nice
Yes, I know what you mean about the drums; I originally experimented with more subdued percussion. But I actually like the stronger drums propelling the song, and the way it adds a new dimension to Bill's lovely guitar. Thanks for the honest feedback, I appreciate hearing what works or doesn't work from people.

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Macaudion said 4949 days ago (March 6th, 2006)
david, now this is 'eggggZellent'
u r da man, my friend. this is a great piece. i really like what you did w/
this one buddy. and of course, bill's work is masterful too - as always.
good on ya, to the both of yas... cyd

man...

dang! u did it first. lol...
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perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
david, now this is 'eggggZellent'
Heheh, thanks Dion! Glad you like this.

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Drew Kopr said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Wonderful!
Come on spring! I couldn't help but smile when i heard this. Beautiful stuff.
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perceptualvortex said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Wonderful!
Cool Drew, the smile means it worked :) Thanks for listening and faving, man!

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ziti said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
hahahah
this is very cool..PV!!!!...you know i love the mixing of the traditional
with the modern...THIS is what i mean....music like this is totally new
yet made from ancient elements.

Really well done!!!!


deepest bows

z
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perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
hahahah
Thanks for saying that, zetes; mixing the traditional with the modern is something I often try to do, and I definitely had that in mind here. Glad you like this, Fran!

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FEEL said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Cool
Cool... Nice to hear Bill playing in a band. Usually it's just him. He does well with a drummer. Oh yeah... and nice job David. A little haunting of a Led Zep 3. Maybe some bass would be nice.

John
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FEEL said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Cool
Oh! there was bass in there. Couldn't hear them that well on the work speakers.

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perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Cool
Adding the bass was indeed challenging; I didn't want anything to overpower the guitars, but I wanted the bass loud enough to hear it in my crappy headphones... so there was a bit of a compromise there, and it's a little low in the mix. I figured that was ok, because Bill's playing is the star of this show. Glad you like the mix, John, thanks!

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said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Hey Bill....
After all those years of installing stone (i.e. rock) tiles you now are giving us your installations of rock (stone) music.

Great work here pv.... your enveloping soundbed takes Bill's sliding guitar a new level.

Jack
perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Hey Bill....
It was a lot of fun, and quite a challenge, bringing Bill's great playing into a virtual rock band. Thanks Jack!

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said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
this is just the sort of quality music
I expected to hear when I saw this was a collab. Just fantastic. Woohoo!
Another free download! :) Thank you both
perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
this is just the sort of quality music
Thanks man, I do feel pretty lucky collaborating with talented folks like Bill. Thanks for listening and taking your copy!

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
kristyjo said 4948 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
Wonderful combination of talents
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and when you have Tiler
on guitar, that's really saying something! The drums are great. maybe a
little 'big' for the piece, but on the other hand, it's SPRING! I liked the
birds. How'd you get them to sing along like that on cue ; )
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perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Wonderful combination of talents
Hey thanks for listening, kristyjo! I'm glad you liked this. As for the birds, they were willing to sing for me once I removed the cats from the vicinity... but only after I promised them a years supply of worms and nest-building twigs.

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said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
spring rolls from mama
I needed some of that stuff. I think you did a good job adding
drums to the tune. The bass could come up a bit for my taste.
Like the birdies, awww... sweet tune guys.

Cheers
perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
spring rolls from mama
Thanks Johnny, I appreciate that. I was afraid the bass might be overpowering, but perhaps I do need to raise it in the mix. Glad you liked this man. Let's do another PowerTrio tune!

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bethrobin said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
playful
I love the birds at the end! You threw alot of stuff into that mix which really adds to the interest. You kind of sayto yourself, what's coming next? Can I ask how the drums were done? and the peddle steel? which seems a little harsh at times.
Otherwise, it's a great skipping song!
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perceptualvortex said 4947 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
playful
I assembled the drums from "Drums on Demand" loops, which I use for most of my tunes. Yep, they're great samples! And the Bass lines are from "Bass on Demand". The actual *music* is thetiler's guitar playing :) Bill gave me the GarageBand file of his guitar playing, and I exported the guitar parts individually so that I could do the final mix in Soundtrack--if the steel guitar sounds harsh it might be because I exported it a bit hot from GB, maybe introducing a little distortion. I'm glad you like all the stuff that I put into the mix; I tried to only include things that would enhance Bill's playing (and I really thought the birds fit, in that respect). Thanks for listening, bethrobin, glad you like this, and I appreciate your thoughts!

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Einarus said 4945 days ago (March 10th, 2006)
Tweet, indeed.
I really like the mix of the delicate, warm guitar and the pretty hard,
crispy drums. Works really well.
Great performances, very nice production and a very nice atmosphere you
guys have created here.

Great!
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perceptualvortex said 4944 days ago (March 11th, 2006)
Tweet, indeed.
I'm glad you like the production Einar, thanks! Chirp.

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Scorpjammer said 4936 days ago (March 19th, 2006)
Now this is Fresh!
As I sit here typing this note with Spring literally hours away, it must be fate that brought me to this tune.

Very cool.

Great collab and rhythmic sensibility on this tune, Dave.

Way to stretch things musically, Bill.

Scorp:)

Oh yeah, we be jammin'!


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perceptualvortex said 4935 days ago (March 20th, 2006)
Now this is Fresh!
Hey thanks. Welcome to Spring, Scorp!

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said 4858 days ago (June 5th, 2006)
momentum
Great drive. Tilted forward with optimism upon hearing this. Super
collab.
drakonis said 4689 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
Chopped Tiler...
I have mixed feelings about this, pun intended... I too am a nut for Bill's guitar work, it flows so nicely. I am also a nut for your drumming/mixing/aesthetic sense in music. However, the chopping/mixing of snippets of Bill's guitar music causes it to lose some of its character and charm, instead sounding more like a montage than a cohesive thought from beginning to end. I'm afraid I must say that this doesn't feel as skillfully thought out and put together as I have come to expect from you recently (yes, I'm commenting on an older piece :-) The drums are great, as is the bass, and all the pieces line up well with Bill's recorded guitar bits... but the overall impression of the piece is not as amazing as much of the other things I've heard you do, it lacks a cohesive build/theme I think. Sorry, have to be honestly critical here. Of course you've set a rather high bar for yourself on so many other things I've heard from you :-)
ttfn,
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perceptualvortex said 4689 days ago (November 21st, 2006)
Yeah
I hear what your saying; I'm not so sure I improved on or enhanced Bill's playing... which you have to admit is a tough challenge! ...but I gave it a shot, and I'm moderately happy with what I came up with here, mostly for the juxtaposition of the weirdness with Bill's awesome and very grounded playing. Thanks for giving this a listen and for your honest comments, I really appreciate that!
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saymme said 4091 days ago (July 11th, 2008)
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Fun to hear this David ! TheTiler is the best on guitar..! : ) Very fun listening & mixing ! Now i gotto go hear Bills' version Thank You , Nice reading of " Fists Of Rightness " ! Kudos to You P L R Lena : )
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