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I Know You're Here


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: New Age

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album: Rising From The Ashes
track 1: 9:08 My Song
track 2: 3:05 MacPherson Strut
track 3: 5:55 They're Nocturnal
track 4: 4:25 I Know You're Here
track 5: 5:59 5 of 12
track 6: 3:40 Lighter Than Air
track 7: 5:07 Stairway
track 8: 5:50 I Want
track 9: 5:04 Voices
track 10: 5:15 Move To Trash
track 11: 4:21 Good To The Next Drop
track 12: 5:48 We'll Get To Phoenix Someday Soon
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Song Description

A more upbeat refactoring of "All Through The Universe".

I transcribed the vocals to piano by playing along with the other song. Then I made up a new chord progression built of minor ninths, and recast the melody to the new chords. I upped the tempo and had some fun creating a guitar loop, and a bass loop. Then I recorded some improvs on piano, mixed it up, and put some of it on a flute track.
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Hits: 4606
Comments: 21
Fans: 6
Plays: 217
Downloads: 137

Uploaded: Jan 06, 2007 - 04:47:10 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 08:00:11 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:04:58 AM
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Comments
said 4613 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Nice work!
Whoa...just got to the change-up! Great piano-bass groove! I really like the flute in this piece. The first version was good but I like this one much better. Way to up the ante Smokey. I no longer participate in the voting process, but you get high scores straight across in my heart!

Be well!
SmokeyVW said 4613 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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thanks Amagi. i needed to lift the spirits of the original rather somber tune.

glad you mentioned that bass line. i had a riot working out the rhythm for it. once i got it, i was elated! (no one but the cats were home at the time, but they thought i had lost it.)

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said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Elation...
...yes...THAT describes it well! Too bad your cats are old fuddy-duds. LOL!
Roxylee said 4613 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
You are so creative!
I don't know how you translate what you hear so very well, but I sure admire it. Very cool rhythmn. My cats always hear me recording but I'm usually not that elated; it's more like "Not another take; I'll go crazy if I have to do this one more time. " Real nice upbeat tune that I can hear in a movie soundtrack.
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SmokeyVW said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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well, honestly, when i started working on this, i had no idea where it would go. i had the chord progression laying around for a few weeks. something made me try mixing it with that other song. it wouldn't fit at all at first. what i had sung had very loose timing, and that wouldn't work here, so i needed to fix up the timing. then the whole chord thing was just out of control until i realized the downshift at the end of each phrase solved it nicely... but now i'm rambling.

anyway, i'm glad you listened and commented!

thanks

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peacepiano said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Nice one
You are taking an interesting melodic turn here and showing more confidence with the overall composition. I like the between the "dance" and the freer piano part. Thanks for sharing.
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SmokeyVW said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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thanks for noticing the freer piano - that's the only part that is not entirely snapped to the grid. i discovered there were these nice "open" areas where i could mess with the timing and make it more expressive without fighting the drums, or a rhythm from another instrument. that space was mostly accidental, but once i found it, i tried to make the most of it...


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said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
what a mix
excellent I must say, you have a way with composing that rises the note to its limit I realy dig the piano and the synth that takes it to warm wealth of floating blankets that warm the soul. straight back to the guitar placates the bouncing ryhtm once more. through the door fading into endless mouths speaking why
SmokeyVW said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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hey thanks for the compliment. i did spend some time on the piano. after recording the various parts to form the loops, i tweaked them a lot - a lot.

i enjoyed your stream of conciousness comments - that's what i get from hearing it too. (did you listen on headphones?)

this version is just like the other song, except it's entirely different.

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stevewhit said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Hi Smokey
I like the flute. As I listen it reminds me of being on a journey somewhere and looking out of a window watching things pass by etc. This would make a great movie soundtrack if you know what I mean.
It would also be good music to listen to whilst painting abstract images.
I like it a lot.
Thanks

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SmokeyVW said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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thank you very much. i could imagine this being a train trip now that you mention it... hmmm...

as i mentioned in the previous comments, i tweaked a lot of stuff as i went along. in fact, the flute wasn't even a flute until very late in the process. i hesitated to use the note bending on a flute - although i guess a real flautist can do downward pitch bends somehow (at least i think i've heard that) - really not so sure about that *upwards* bend though - but i really needed it to map the old melody to this new chord progression... (hope no one minds)


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bud said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
You're work is
always so harmonically rich - like you're painting with secondary colors in oil while I've got a box of primary crayons. I love the way you've worked the two tempos together and even the last little bend in in the strings gets attention. Great piece. Jazz Fusion has gotten a bad name in some circles - but it your hands this piece could redeem it.
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SmokeyVW said 4612 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
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you had me going with that comment about the last little bend in the strings... what bend could *that* be? i don't remember doing that - the strings are a loop. so i went back to garageband to listen.

i think you meant the last time the flute synth thing bends up - the final pitch blends into a violin note. it actually does that earlier, but the balance of flute and strings and (other stuff?) might mask it.

thanks Bud for the careful listen!

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Macaudion said 4612 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
What a nice composition
What a sensative, delicate and quite a beautiful piece. It has a depth of perception that immediately pulls me in toward something that unfolds into forever. You've really captured a mood here - Quite stunning at times...


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SmokeyVW said 4610 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
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i don't know if you contrasted this one against "All Through The Universe" - i tried to keep that ethereal Seth-like mood going in this one, but i also mixed it witht a more here-and-now have-a-good-time feeling to it...

thanks


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Jim Bouchard said 4611 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
pretty nice
I would call this New Age, rather than Ambient, or NuJazz or whatever. It doesn't matter of course. Not totally sold on the flute maybe, but it could be I would have preferred a real flute part, since this sounds sort of synth-y, but it builds up nicely and that's not too much of a distraction. A very nice listen.
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SmokeyVW said 4610 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
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well, i hear you about the flute, but i'm just settling for what i could get out of GB. my main interest is in composition, followed by making it sound nice... maybe i should try to recruit a real flautist to collab in this?

think i'll give New Age a try - it's easy enough to switch genres...

thanks for your comment and listen!

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Sunbeam said 4611 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
hej
hej
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SmokeyVW said 4610 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
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hello!

i don't know for sure what "hej" means. maybe "hello" (?)

thanks for listening!


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TobinMueller said 4538 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Haunting sections
The guitar set up is wonderful, altho a tad soft, and the choice of flute and piano very nice. The rhythm track doesn't thrill me, seems incongruous, and you might be better served with a jazz brushes thing instead in the first part and then light funk in the second. I like the use of piano, the way you voice the chords... haunting and evocative. And the clear standup bass, almost bossa nova. The flute comes off as too MIDI in my ears and maybe a Moog or other synth might have worked better. Nice track.
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SmokeyVW said 4533 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
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i've heard it said (from my favorite listener) that the drums belong with some other song... now you you've said it too. hmmm...

i agree a real live flute would be MUCH better. i should seek a collab.

thanks for the thoughtful comments.

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