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Pondlife


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Shimky

 Genre: Downtempo

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It's a hot day and the everyone's happy down at the pond. But watch out for those frogs!
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Hits: 3121
Comments: 22
Fans: 7
Plays: 161
Downloads: 143
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jan 31, 2007 - 08:30:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2007 - 04:24:05 AM Last Played: Feb 13, 2018 - 01:13:25 AM
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Hardware:
Korg MS2000B, Roland XV-5080
Software:
GB2
Comments
Shimky said 4218 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Genre?
I always have trouble with selecting a genre. What does this fit into? Techno? Experimental?
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1 a.m. said 4188 days ago (March 2nd, 2007)
electro prog rock
like Tangerine Dream.... er I guess prog rock, techno is more dancy, clubby, euroclub, detroit, berlin et al. I guess this could be "chillout euphoria" style... so er hmmm, hard to say really. Not wierd enough for experimental, but that is subjective... so er yup, progressive rock / electronica.. er still not sure!

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Andrew Merlino
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WiFiWalrus said 4218 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
sweet
Thats a gansta/electronic pond you made there!! I guess that would be experimental but it was cooler than that so i'd stay techno maybe.
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Shimky said 4217 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Techno?
Techno? Really? Techno sounds so "hard" to me. But maybe Techno encompasses everything electronic?
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said 4218 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
YIKES
after the innocent intro, i definitely envisioned a huMONGUS frog, mutated beyond belief, rising out of the murky mud in slow motion to reveal its montrous self momentarily, only to sink underneath the surface again, waiting for a delicious morsel on the water's surface. I'M NOT GOIN IN! liked the fly buzzes. good little ear journey - anne
said 4218 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
montrous
that would actually be MONSTROUS
;)
Shimky said 4217 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Giant Frogs?
LOL! :) Many thanks for the fun comments!
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filthy. said 4217 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
very cool
i like the sound of this track a lot. there is a wide variety of noises going on here, all of which blend perfectly.
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Shimky said 4217 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Thanks!
Thanks, ScaryLookingMan. Much appreciated! :)
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said 4217 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Ah!!
the roland what fun I had my hands on one of those it was non stop. Love the song very moving kind of puts you into another world THanks for sharing
Shimky said 4217 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
And thanks...
...for listening. :)
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j2morrow said 4211 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Nice splash
This is very cool. Nice arrangement of instruments. A lot going on to keep it interesting and varied. Good job, Simon. Oh, and I like the crickets (frogs?) at the end.
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drakonis said 4205 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
very slippery
Very nice, liked the little fly-sounds at the 1/4 mark, BIG intro, well-written transitions between sections, does give the feeling of some electronic pond, nice little percussive sound effects that are water-drip-like and "bloopy". I can imagine dragonflies and mosquito larva/fish darting around in a hyper-real sparkly world (definitely would make for a great CGI video.) The ending with the crickets was OK, but I almost wanted a final "plop" or splash sound to finish it off in the middle of the cricket-silence... and little ripples of sound afterward fading away. As it is, the ending was slightly anti-climactic. But overall, your melodies and choice of instruments is very good, this feels quite polished. I can tell a lot of work went into it!
ttfn,
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Alannah said 4205 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Interestingly ....
... I just listened to another "frog" song about five minutes ago .... "frogs" must be the new "people" .... I liked all the textures and sounds that danced their way through this one. OK .. tell me this ... was this my over active imagination or was one of those crickets burrowing their way into my ear at the end !!!! Totally freaked ME OUT! good ending tho!
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Einarus said 4205 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
On-the-go commenting
I like the contrast of the grand opening (that's one humongous frog, indeed) to the quick, little fly-like intro, and again when you fall back to the tiny synth.
A nice little, subtle flute melody you've got going now. Oh, and a very nice transition to the bigger chorus. I really like your progression here. And another nice transition to the fast bouncy synth.
I was kinda expecting something more (something high-tempo) to follow, but it had to end somewhere, right? And this was as good a place as any.

All in all a very enjoyable track. Enough progression to keep me interested but not too many to confuse me and I really liked your transitions - very smooth.

Very nicely done!

-Einar S.
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craft said 4205 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
diggin' it
the beat is great... soundz like a gangsta music mixed with some experimental electronic... Great sound... The performance is tight!!! Well done
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Pixelfrog said 4204 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Cool!
Hey, came upon your profile because of the Swiss flag. I'm from Winterthur, now residing in San Francisco! You got true talent. Love your music! Keep up the good work!
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***itiswotitis*** said 4202 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
froggy
love a bit of frog action myself....nice tune sweet beats..nice and relaxing...great sounds
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said 4167 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
starts big,
but then takes on this cool, "drifting along the pond" feel. really nice and relaxing vibe to it, ribbit!
said 4164 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
: )
I LOVE this... its VERY "PAMPIG" we say in swedish "Big/Grand/" Thanx again You got great Music happy for You
said 4163 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
lol...
This MIGHT be my favorite of You but I'm not sure: ) !! I Love *Funeral* too & wanna listen again to the Others ! Your music makes me Happy
THX AGAIN !
alexweiler said 4161 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Somehow reminds me ...
of some earlier works of the pretty unknown British band "Greenhaus". Again, I definately wouldn't sort it under "Techno", but I have to admit it's difficult (for some reason MacJams doesnt't distinguish electronical subgenres like Electronica, Electronic, Trip Hop a.s.o. when submitting songs ... or am I blind?). Nevertheless a very nice listen.
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