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Stun Nutz

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Before I got my hands on this, this piece was originally titled "daydreams" and released last year by pooey. It features his music students on trombone, flute, clarinet and other instruments. I want to thank pooey and his students very much for letting me add stuff to this! I kept the original structure of the piece intact and added beats, sounds, and effects to it. The freakish siren-like noises that pop up in here are my son, Jake, breathing into a toy voice changer.

I would be really interested in hearing what things people imagine when they hear this.

Special thanks to Scootie (Scott Sandars) for letting me use a bunch of his photographs to create the artwork. His photo profile page is here:
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said 4863 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Nice Nutz
You Nutz are getting so big these days. I know you love design, but have
you ever considered going into music production? If not you should. I
think this song is beautiful, nicely crafted, and smooth as silk. I don't
even have any suggestions. It's pretty damn perfect.
I think I can safely say this is my favorite song of yours so far.
And to everyone who worked on the song, nice job.

s o l i d
Stun Nutz said 4863 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Nice Nutz
Cool! I am glad you like the production here... sometimes my tunes get kinda
murky, and sometimes I just don't care as much... but this one I was hoping for
a nicer sounding thing...

As far as the song part of it (which is most of it, in this case)... thanks to pooey
and his students for that!
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Macaudion said 4863 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
Ask and we shall recieve...
Oh now, that was a pretty smooth and wonderful piece of music - I'd
love to be able to compose a piece like this - And I have to aggree w/
mister E on this - No abused kids this time - No dark souls being
misused - This is candy sweet - I read once, that you do this at work
w/o GB, and on various breaks throughout the day... - Man, if I can't sit
down and do a piece until it's done, I forget what I was thinking, or
what was my intened goalt... Kinda tinkering you say - I'm just afraid
of you ...

This one is my fav too. I can easily hang my hat to a 910910 - No prob
- But I do wanna know how you did this... Wait..., hadda up it -
10101010... Thanks - Dion
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Stun Nutz said 4863 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Ask and we shall recieve...
Man, I would love to sit down for more than 30 min. to an hour at a time and
work on stuff! The one good thing that I can say about this approach, though, is
that it really forces me to think (after each session) about what I just did and
where it can go next... because when I work on stuff, I have a tendency to act
before I think.
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atonalis said 4863 days ago (March 27th, 2006)
sound design
this was pretty cool Mr Nutz. it's like walking into someones elses dream while the neighbor is banging on the drum(s), in a sped up manner.......... then waking up in a sweat......... in anticipation of a new day..... or perhaps a new dream? much respect to you and the orchestral peeps........ an excellent listen.
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said 4863 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Picture is Bright and Shiny
I imagine ...
yellow shoots yelllow chutes green waves of sand taste cups of warm
licorice light light from the sides, more yellow than orange, more cold
than hot, squishy rubber flutes, radio monster big and grey with knobs
and a voltmeter eating buildings John Zorn is stuck inside, OK.
Mcboy said 4863 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
sonic art
sound sculpture of the highest order.......!
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datafunk said 4863 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
I can see some friendly opium smokers wandering in Blendertown, they're quite lost but walk in rythm, where can they go now, a nutz idea? a stuned smile? they don't know but for sure they love the tempo.

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Eccentrikamerika said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
about halfway thru this and i am recalling this song that i used to
love so much- it was some friend of someone's years ago==
somebody made me a mix tape, and said song was on the second
side- i can only refer to it as 'the frog song'. i miss it, it was this
electro thing which conjured up a feeling of being in the craziest,
coolest, happiest electro swamp ever.
this is doing something similar to me- i'm travelling towards a
clearing, i can tell cuz you can see the sunlight filtering through
the pixellated dust in the air. early early morning, chilly and
sleepy, yet eager and fresh.
i really like this

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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
An electro swamp... you know, I didn't think about that angle, but it
really fits! Thanks EA. Now I want to find the original tune you speak
of... I am curious.
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perceptualvortex said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
pooey and Nutz tune. Weird and gentle and reminds me of kids' drawings sometimes. Nice sonic adventure. What on earth is that beat, sheet metal flexing? Oh by the way, congratulations on the coolest song art I've ever seen.
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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Glad you liked the art... that is always important to me! Anyway, the
beat is made up of three drum loops gated, effected, chopped up,
rearranged, and layered in various ways... with software percussion
sprinkled throughout.
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pooey said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Pooey's Dooey
Well, to have Stun ask me if he could rework Daydreams was an honor
to be sure. Let's face it: the guy's a brilliant mind. But what I was
expecting him to do and what he actually did are two totally different
things. I was blown away that the actual composition of daydreams
was mostly untouched. As Stun said, he wanted to be challenged by
staying with the form. (You succeeded!)

But what he added in the process is startling. The upfront blips and
snaps really articulate the progression of the piece. But make sure you
listen to this one with some decent headphones (as with all of his
music, as I am finding with my new Grado's). There are so many subtle
elements to this remix. It's like scratching the paint of the Mona Lisa
to find some crazy, complex line drawings. (Actually this reworking is
less of a remix and more of a straight-up collab. Stun is just the
percussionist I never knew I had.)

Anyways, I never knew this piece was this cool. Stun really added a
whole new dimension of interest to it. Love it.
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pooey said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Pooey's Dooey
p.s. Feel free to do your thing to any of my tunes. Any time.

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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Pooey's Dooey
Damn, pooey... there you go again making me blush... especially in the
presence of everyone else here (a.k.a. any of the folks who have
commented, above...including yourself!). If you haven't checked out
their music, then do so ASAP... they will push those headphones of your
to their limits!

Thanks again. Love to collab with ya!
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_nderscore said 4862 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
awww guys..
wonderful, wonderful! i love the percussive groove you put on this,
nutboy-frikkin smooooooth. the new subtle FX work perfectly with
original as background. VERY beautifully tasty yum joy
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JOAN said 4862 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
chilled nutz
this is great Stunny. luv it!
was that a car door?
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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
chilled nutz
Thanks JOAN... that's a sound effect of a car sunroof opening and closing... but I
imagine it as a car window.
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Stun Nutz said 4862 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
chilled nutz
It does sound more like a car door, though... I like that too...
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scratch_harris said 4856 days ago (April 3rd, 2006)
A & E
I nearly switched off after a minute but as the textures became more
insistent I was drawn to it's colours. An interesting piece Stuno...!
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Stun Nutz said 4856 days ago (April 3rd, 2006)
A & E
Thanks for hanging in there. In this case, the more patience you have,
the more you are rewarded...!
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pooey said 4852 days ago (April 8th, 2006)
WOW! from Ms Miss
I'm logged in as pooey, but this comment is actually from Ms Miss. I can't
believe the stuff you come up with! I really liked this. And trust me,
pooey's been bragging this one up! It is so - cool. And tastefully done.
And the music students at the academy think it's darn neat that someone
would choose to do something like this. So thanks stun for a classy,
surprising result to the work of teenage girls.

And I LOVE the picture.

Ms Miss
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Stun Nutz said 4850 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
WOW! from Ms Miss
Thanks Ms Miss... glad you stopped by! I am also glad you thought this was
classy. That is what I was shooting for... to give this a little edge, but keep it
"classy". I was wondering what the young musicians thought of this... I wonder
if they all heard it...? Anyway, It brings back memories for me of being in band
through middle school and high school...
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Warren Smith said 4850 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
sonic fascination
I like the idea of listening to this as an electric swamp. This winter I had the chance to hang out in a cypress swamp in Southwest Florida, sitting still in one place, listening to the birds, insects, wind, reptile and animal noises wafting through the natural place - and it's easy to swap out that experience with listening to this slough of sounds.

However, that wasn't my first impression, which I'll share, even though it's much more pedestrian. When I first heard those clip-clop sounds I imagined a draft horse pulling a milk wagon through city streets. The other sounds became noises of the city coming alive as a new day begins. But it is an age of transition. While the horse stops and starts along the route, new-fangled elements manifest themselves, like electricity dancing through recently strung wires or an automobile powering through the neighborhood. As the horse plods on, life is changing, transforming, getting more intense, more complex, more anxious.

One could easily come up with a dozen different senarios for this piece. I share the one above simply because it was a "first impression."

I've have been trying to comment on your work for some time now, but by pure chance, I keep getting interrupted in the middle of writing. It's my own fault - I've tried to say too much in regard to your complex pieces. I think your collection here represents a wonderful creative achievement. It's so highly inventive in so many different ways that it's been difficult to write a simple response.

As to your working method, i.e., developing pieces during "lunch breaks" over a period of time, it makes complete sense to me. It is the same approach I take to drawing, in that I try to get in anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour of creative time before reporting for work. I realized a long time ago there never was going to be those large blocks of time needed to complete elaborate pieces, but that regularly scheduled moments add up to the same thing. Indeed, this method has other benefits. It keeps you fresh - for after a hour of intense creative activity the mind often fatigues anyway. Plus there's the joy of anticipation - just knowing there's a half an hour of creative challenge waiting there makes each day a little more special.

What's so much fun about your work is that you never know what to expect, other than to expect the unexpected. From "Scrap skipping," "gweilo" and "wave chamber" ... to your latest experiments inculcating the sounds of your kids ... I find it all sonically fascinating.
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Stun Nutz said 4850 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
sonic fascination
Thanks for the great imagery and comments, Warren... I get just as much
pleasure reading comments such as these as I do creating the music
sometimes! Although it is not really comparing apples to apples, but you get
the idea.

I love your description of the horse traveling into the city... then transitioning
into the sounds of cars, electricity. That gives it some kind of epic time travel
sort of scope...

I am also glad that people can imagine many different things while listening,
and not just a swamp, etc.

As far as the working thing... I think I may have a tendency to overwork
things if I did this all in one chunk of time. Although, it is hard to say. I sure
would like to get the chance someday.

Thanks again for the comments!
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K.I.S.KISMET said 4841 days ago (April 18th, 2006)
Spluttering Spiffindoofal!
You obviously had a blast with this. I truly enjoyed every pling and plack and plop:) I love the ending too........it' like you have asked a child to put their most favorite toy away and the comply reluctantly.
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SpasmodicMan said 4814 days ago (May 16th, 2006)
flickering florescence
Summer simmers, flickering like florescent tubes not able to sustain, a want that something should have been diferent here, but you walk through the dirty fair nonetheless, still searching, and then the hand reaches and the fateful acquiescent occurs.... and even the carnival music cannot be heard in the afterward.
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said 4545 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Again how i dig my audiofood
Ja man. I love steamboat sounds. At least the trumpet sounds give me a harbor feeling. As they go downwards on the melodic scales. The clicks and pops give me a feeling of industrious people doing their stuff. I gave the kids song a higher score cos of the intensity. Even tho U put more effort in this one. Very original 'remix'.
I gotta do my stuff now. Cheers! Again keep em coming. U ought to get a record deal. And no, not me, not yet any way.

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