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Giving Up



 Genre: Ambient

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This is a slowish, dark, and personally emotional song. All tracks, including piano, strings, and acoustic guitar are synthesized.
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Comments: 26
Fans: 18
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Uploaded: Jun 15, 2004 - 06:18:05 PM
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2004 - 07:00:33 AM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 11:50:45 AM
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Korg Karma, Mac Powerbook G4
Garage Band
said 5607 days ago (June 15th, 2004)
Nice Feel... Many Moods
Like that little "break" thing that happens. Puts me back
on the track... Tangerine Dreamish. Then the acoustic
guitar comes in... Coolness!
penguinsocks said 5607 days ago (June 15th, 2004)
this is good.

some of the guitar and beats go off in timing together
about halfway through but very pretty. i like the chord
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chikoppi said 5607 days ago (June 16th, 2004)
Whole lotta love went into this
And it shows. Not only is the framwork sturdy and evocative, but the details are truly tasty. Right down to the pops and clicks, the little nuances are like perfect seasoning.

My one criticism...the cut-off of the last note.
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TobinMueller said 5607 days ago (June 16th, 2004)
Like Ray Lynch, you take me on a soft, probing journey.
Giving In in the Buddhist sense I suspect. The entrance of
the acoustic guitar solo is a hair late, otherwise the
syncopations and weaving in and out of sounds is nearly
perfect. Excellent.
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Paul_T said 5606 days ago (June 16th, 2004)
I am now in a perfect state of relaxation.

Love the almost mechanical sounding "zap" sound. You wouldn't think it would work in something this peaceful, but id does. Also that quick little decending synth punctator -- brilliant!
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Suzanne said 5605 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
make me want to dance and float. birds of solitude dive through my hair. nicely balanced arrangement. an ocean of rhythms and reptead motiffs. all you need is artwork! because this is art.
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gudkarma said 5605 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
timing shmiming
well i didnt seem to notice any timing problems...
heh but i'm temporally challenged.

i like this piece. the little break in the end its as if after
some struggle with a samsaric problem you find light. a
break in the fabric of depression. you are climbing
through from it.

shedding the skin of issues.
wings are unfolding.....

it stops abruptly.

i was humming like a tibetan monk through some of this
and it worked really well.

i'm glad you wrote this.

thank you.

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Darklighter said 5603 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Very Emotive
A beautiful track...very emotive...love it very much. 8-8
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pooey said 5601 days ago (June 21st, 2004)
After about 10 seconds I realized I needed to put my
headphones on for this one.

I really love all the colours. You give enough of each to
give our ears a chance to focus on it and then--voila! A
new colour. Sounds like you really took your time on this
one. Beautiful.

I did notice the out-of-synch-ness (asynchronicity?) of the
guitar and synth lines, but to me it added an air of
realness to it all. Sure my one brain started yalping, but
the other brain said "ahhhh...."

I need more of this...
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Cameron said 5600 days ago (June 22nd, 2004)
VERY nice
This reminds me of Kitaro and a bit of Vangelis. I really
like your choice of sounds, especially the quick,
descending synth line which recurs; sounds almost like an
oboe swelling at the end. I would like to hear perhaps just
a bit more melodic variety in this "spice", though. Either
that or use it just a bit less.

Excellent use of varied percussion effects. Nice alternation
of sections.

You create an excellent mood with this piece, though, and
I really didn't notice anything out-of-synch. Very tasteful
production all around!
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SlimGirlFat said 5591 days ago (July 1st, 2004)
Cant believe
I almost missed this gem,
nicely put together. A real pleasure to listen too..
a very inspiring piece of work.
reminds me a little of Kraftwerk

tranced out

Wifty said 5538 days ago (August 23rd, 2004)
I could listen to that all day. Great stuff!
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basse said 5516 days ago (September 14th, 2004)
and the timing sucks!!!!
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Normal said 5508 days ago (September 23rd, 2004)
You know. This may not be my favorite song. It's nice and mellow, some of
the loops seemed almost too slowed down from their original tempos.
Overall however it was nice.

But really, what kind of crack were you smoking to make a comment like that?


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MissChaos said 5471 days ago (October 29th, 2004)
LOL. Thanks Normal!
We've already discussed this... he was having a bad day. But nothing that a
little Lou Reed and a beer can't cure. :)

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drakonis said 5468 days ago (November 1st, 2004)
contemplatively driving?
This song was one of the first I heard here on MacJams,
and got me hooked. Very rich, melodic, and nice
interplay. It instills a mood of introspection, but at the
same time, the realization of needing to pick up and keep
going. I am walking along a dark, straight tree-lined
path, drained of caring, but every once in awhile the
sunlight glitters through the leaves and stirs a trace of
hope I had forgotten I had. Thank you for sharing this
one! It's difficult to give objective feedback on this... um,
the only thing I might change is that because the GB
guitar effects are so repetitive (they show up on the same
notes each time around) I'd vary the main guitar part ever
so slightly each time it comes up, to make it sound more
ttfn, Drakonis

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said 5460 days ago (November 9th, 2004)
Lovely mood
I like the space you put me in while listening. Nice
changes and colors. You're right, we should do something
thetiler said 5402 days ago (January 6th, 2005)
Love that guitar, I guess it is a synth.
Great sounds
There is that electric feeling. Like how you add that
electric buzz just in the right pieces.

I am learning from you synth people upon hearing the
wonderful tones that go in and out from ear to ear when I
am wearing my earphones.
Thanks again for the wonderful musical jouney!!
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xjudson said 5321 days ago (March 28th, 2005)
well. well Vangelis
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quintesson said 5266 days ago (May 22nd, 2005)
I like it, I like it alot
Very good, I like the way you were thinking when you
arfranged this. You obviously thought about this tune
alot before you made it.
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virtualruffy said 5264 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
Fill in blank with all the good things everyone else said:
Very catchy tune.
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PO said 5180 days ago (August 16th, 2005)
Very very nice..
I like it.. a lot
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av01der said 5172 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
Me likes this here song.
I found this song very pleasant to listen to! I immidiately
dug the electronic beats and textures. I recognize a
GarageBand loop or two in there, and I think you integrated
them quite well. What really got me though was the acoustic
guitar break...very nice.
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mindscaper said 5154 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
good use of sounds. like the guitar part. and beat is good.
thumbs up!!
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gregd said 5151 days ago (September 15th, 2005)
... music. I really like what you did here. The timing
problems only come out because this piece is electronic
and everything otherwise lines up so smoothly. It doesn't
harm the musicality of the tune, but I think the idea of the
song as an electronic song that is off-time a bit is what
gets me. Personal problem, good song.

Keep on rockin.
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Alannah said 4910 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
It's good ....
... to go back and re-visit some of the tunes that were posted a few years ago ... one never knows what one is missing .... (I think I feel a forum post coming now about this very topic) .... I have a new one to add to my Miss Chaos collection now ....
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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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