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X-Cape (Hectorious w/N.Goodman,ktb)


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 Genre: Ambient

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Another groovalicious sound bed by Hectorious. This one goes back to last fall, I think, but I was always hoping I could get another Mj to add a lead to the end.

Norman Goodman has graciously extended himself and added, imho, a really cool melodic solo.

For my part: synth solo in the front end, and some piano chords on the backside.

Hectorious : Composition, Groove, Bass, Drums, Synths, Everything Else!

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Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007 - 06:57:09 PM
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2007 - 07:01:32 PM Last Played: May 27, 2019 - 11:45:55 AM
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Hectorious said 4479 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Hey Buddy!!
John & Norman,

Thank you very much for sharing your time & talent on this idea:0} You made this idea sound 100x better.

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ktb said 4479 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
picassa link
cool pics in the picassa bucket bud. Thx for starting the SGU
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Norman Goodman said 4479 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
Cheers Mates!
It was an honour and a privilege to have a chance to play on the same song with such talented artists. I am very grateful that I was included and my gane had to be stepped up because I think it is an excellent piece of music. What grabbed me about this song was the groove, superb musicianship of John & Hector. The instrumentation of both players to my ears brought that extra special intangible to what was undoubtedly a finely crafted composition. Thanks for listening,
Norman Goodman
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Norman Goodman said 4479 days ago (March 20th, 2007)
correction
should read my game... have no idea what a gane is ......
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ktb said 4479 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
TGF spellcheck
cool fret work Norman. Hope we can jam some more
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Scott Carmichael said 4478 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
MJ at it's best
Real nice colab guys... only at MJ... 1st off I'll listen to anything John posts... it sounds like Hectorious layed an excellent foundation for the whole piece... and the Guitar solo really worked so well.. it propelled the piece toward the ambient genre instead of away...
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ktb said 4478 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
comin together
Scott, so hard to pop it in one genre, and I think thats what I like about it. Rockish ambient? Always loved Hector's bed and Norman's playing took the vibe to a new level. thx for the comments!
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perceptualvortex said 4478 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
Rockin collab
Very nice work guys, great playing and grooving from start to finish.
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ktb said 4478 days ago (March 21st, 2007)
jugglin
music to juggle by, hopefully. Cool new pic, Dave. Thx for checkin this out
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damiengh said 4478 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
nice groove
You folks work together rather nicely.
The synth/keyboards had me thinking I was listening to a Joe Sample cut for a moment, it had laid back presence with those sustained chords and occasional rhythmic comps , while the bass and drums kept us propelled forward. Norman's guitar, with it's slow build and then his layered response to himself was really cool in this.

This group is ready for the road.
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ktb said 4478 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
sample
Damien, Joe Sample has gotta be one of my all time fav's. Hardly ever hear him play synth stuff, but his technique on the ivories is to die for. If i could have the talent in his toejam I'd be happy. :-) Thx for checkin us out.
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damiengh said 4471 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Did you ever see him in the Benson video?
Karmo, Ever see Sample in the George Benson video "Absolutely Live" filmed in Ireland??? Great video. Benson does the smooth and the Jazz stuff. Sample is great, man the whole rhythm section really has it going on. Also check out the other guitar player too.

http://www.amazon.ca/George-Benson-Absolutely-Live-Widescreen/dp/B0000560X0

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ktb said 4471 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
will
Damien, thx for the heads up. I will defintely check it out!
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said 4477 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
Cool Fusion
Very enjoyable.
I enjoyed the fluid synth solo leading into the industrial strength change of beat and fluid - but more cutting, due to its aggressive tone and phrasing - guitar playing.
I wish it had continued, I felt cheated having the music fade like that. :)
ktb said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
agreed
I have to second that re:cheated, and thats my bad. When I listen it seems to me the song fades just when Norman is getting wound up. I should extend the bed, or better yet, we should come up up with a real ending!
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said 4477 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
niiiiiiiiice
i'm a sucker for this kinda groove and you guys built on it and played in it nicely. tasty piano chords - great sweeps thru space with norman bending the guitar strings and rules - nice piano backing there. if i had my druthers, i'd up the volume on the bass & drums.

this is beautiful, and puts me in a good mood. makes me wanna swirl on a hard wood floor with my sox on. ;)
nice, fellas! anne
ktb said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
da bass
Anne, correct you are. I'm gonna have to chase Hector for a remix of the bed, with an emphasis of pushing up his tasty bass playing. Its one of the coolest things hap'n for me in the tune. Thx for checkin it out
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Vic Holman said 4477 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
the power of three
everything stands on its own. the bass groove really holds a solid bottom. excellent keys, something i wish i had some skill on. normans guitars, well, i've been a fan of his lead work.

excellent job by all.
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ktb said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
SGU
Vic, Hector calls the collaboration of the Mj community the SGU (sonic groove unity) :-) It is indeed a place of great energy. Its certainly raised the bar for me. Thx for stoppin by
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ktb said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
SGU
Vic, Hector calls the collaboration of the Mj community the SGU (sonic groove unity) :-) It is indeed a place of great energy. Its certainly raised the bar for me. Thx for stoppin by
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craft said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
cool song
nice collab... great job..
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ktb said 4477 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
cs
thx craft
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Ed Hannifin said 4476 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Some of my favorite MacJams moments...
...occur when I listen to something that is SO not what I listen to, and I end up listening to it over and over...

As here.

Other commenters are right on it about the propulsive and infectious power of the groove... picks you up and deposits you right in a rocking and toe-tapping good mood... To my jaded ancient ears the guitar work is really well suited to the tune... and I'll vote with those who are saying, "More!"... I'm getting to count on Hectorious for bass lines where his tremendous chops are subordinated to taste, feel and groove... and John, you seem to me to be one of the masters of keyboard groove and atmosphere 'round here... Great atmosphere that's always full, always interesting, never thick and overpacked or gluey...

Gratefully into the iPod she goes... I bet I'll find myself walking to work in rhythm to this thing one morning...

Ed
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ktb said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
thank you
Seriously Ed, you always leave the greatest comments. I wish I had that gift for words. Must come with the Singer/Songwriter/Lyricist gene! Appreciate you checkin it out. I second the comment re: Hectors bass lines. Incredible innate ability to groove.
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jiguma said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Great collab!
Tight yet loose (if you know what I mean). I'd love to hear a bit more of Hector's bass in the mix though. Solos and general playing are superb.
Neil
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ktb said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Tight and loose
Neil, thx for stoppin by. I think there's definitely a fluid vibe, esp with respect to the rythym section (Hector has that down :-). Ditto on the bass.
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echoroom said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Long time coming
Feels like a long time since we had a new KTB track, but this is worth the wait. The drum sounds are great - really crisp and crunchy (could eat 'em for breakfast), and the track is just groovy and soothing.
Nice structure with some unexpected changes (I like the drop-down, clap-along bit).

Great work guys, and nice to have you back KTB.

Steve
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ktb said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
thx
Steve, I didn't realize it. but it has been a awhile. I did throw up a couple of open collabs last month, but its always fun to post up something a little more complete. Glad you like it!


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RacerX said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
superb mix
great highs and lows, great stereo. cool bass line. nive transitions and contrasting sections. very cool D/L
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ktb said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Hectorious
Racer, thx. The mix and structure is primarily Hector's doing. He makes the collabs easy! Welcome to Mj
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paddler said 4475 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Improvisation
- great keyboard playing - ,nice guitar (great playing though slightly flat in pitch in places? - ok you can beat me up later).Enjoyed it,thanks
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paddler said 4474 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
to elaborate further..
..on reflection - after listening back several times on headphones,the guitar seems quite in tune,and is in actual fact mixed rather cleverly with alternate parts panning from left to right,so ignore my last comment.GREAT track!
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ktb said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
mix
Paddler, thanks for taking a listen. Headphones always make a difference to me. Sometimes I wish I had a great pair of studio monitors as well.
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bud said 4474 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Really nice groove goin on
well balanced and delicous = not too filling. Nice guitar Norman. Excellent collab.
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ktb said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
groove
Bud, Hector's got the jam. I appreciate the listen
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said 4474 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Chill pique
with goosebumps, to boot. Nice addition of the lead parts!

. - Harold
ktb said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
pique
Chill pique. i like that. Harold, you made my day.
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Shimky said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Great stuff
Just voicing my admiration. To reiterate what others have agree: bring up the bass and extend the track.

:O)
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ktb said 4473 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
agreed
Simon, thanks for the comment. When we do the CD, we'll add 32 and crank Hector's bass. :-) (to 11)
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BAMPOT said 4471 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Smoooooth!
Love the feel of this one!
Great stuff.
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ktb said 4471 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
appreciate it
Thx for checkin it Bam
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SmokeyVW said 4471 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
nice fusion piece
it's got a great rock/jazz feel to it. (maybe this is fusion?)

i like the keys - nice and smooth moody. the occasional expressive bending works well. that long tape echo on it is most excellent.

1/2 way it changes pace (well, you know, not the BPM per se, but it picks up) -- that works very well to switch it up and set up the piano and the guitar lead!

nice fade out, though i might have repeated one more time and faded out even more slowly to let us down easy.

thanks!
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Hectorious said 4471 days ago (March 28th, 2007)
Wow
So many great comment thanks everyone:0}

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ktb said 4470 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
good suggestions
echoed by a few here in this thread. I appreciate you visiting smokey and giving it a listen. I stayed with the genre that Hector originally threw it up under, but i suppose it could wander over into others as well. Hope we meet again!
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guitapick said 4467 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Man...I'm right here with ya...
...what an awesome groove. Keys are superb and I've been a big fan of Norman's from my gitgo, here at macjams.

My first visit to your electronic casa, senor. Did not disappoint. Quite the opposite. Gettin' off on this as I "speak".

Very glad to have "knocked on your door", ktb. Got you on my faves list, now.

Also: I love the artwork. Is he freakin' or just totally blown away?
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ktb said 4466 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
freakin i think :-)
I think thats Rodney! Hectorious created this uber jam, and it was a blast to play along. Norman really brought it to another level.
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elektronix said 4465 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
WOW!
..what will I find next on MJ? Great! This is a great easter egg for me. Downloaded and now in my car.. I like hearing such fantastic stuff when I'm on my way to work.

This groove is driving!

Fantastic work, thanks a lot for sharing!

Greetings,

elektronix


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ktb said 4464 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
driving
Bernd, you make my day. I'll be sure to swing buy and check out your stuff as well. Thx for listening
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Norman Goodman said 4461 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
Best wishes
Thank you to all of you for taking the time to listen, and of course for the thoughtful remarks.
All the best,
Norman Goodman

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tsand19151 said 4460 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
this is........
just awesome..........killer groove makes me shake ma booty...best imagined and not seen.......nice job.
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ktb said 4459 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
lol
Tim, still hoping we can hook up on one of these. Thx for checkin it out
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baki said 4452 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
:)))
coooooool track. jazzy, ambiental, atmospheric. sexy. diggin it. great work guys.
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baki said 4452 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
and the cover
the cover art is clean 10!!! :))))
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ktb said 4452 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
artwork
Thats Hector (Hectorious) who is just as handy with the Adobe as he is with the bass n grooves. Baki, thanks for swingin by.
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paralax said 4447 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
very cool
nice,great grooves through out. love the leads and the end they add zest to an already grooven piece.more bass up front in the mix would be an xtra bonus but not critical.as always your work on the keys are phenominal.

Terry
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ktb said 4446 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
up da bass
Terry, I'm with you on pumpin the low end. I think thats one of the sweetest elements of the tune. Appreciate your comments
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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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