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This is just a fragment or sketch. It's only about a minute and a half long. Eventually I will put all of my little pieces together.

one of my favorite places is Mendocino Ca. and I try to get up there whenever possible. They have a little music store that is run by hippies and has cool obscure instruments from all over the world. On our last trip there,(not wanting to go broke) I bought the cheapest thing they had. It was a Kalimba (thumb piano). I amused myself with it on the trip, and then came home and recorded this with it.

Everything rhythmic is the Kalimba (oftentimes with lots of effects), and there is a Fender Rhodes playing the main melody, and a Casio CZ-1 doing a sort of sine wave thing in the background. This is another piece originally recorded on 4 track, and then dumped into digital (my keyboard is broken, and I won't have a chance to replace it for a few days, but still wanted to participate).

They are pretty hard to mic. If you put the mic up close to the tines, you end up hearing the sound of your thumb. Maybe next time I will set it on an acoustic guitar with a mic inside of it.
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Uploaded: Apr 01, 2007 - 06:08:15 PM
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2007 - 06:08:15 PM Last Played: Aug 02, 2019 - 06:04:05 AM
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Tascam 4 track, kalimba, fender rhodes, Casio CZ-1, midiverb, intel mini-mac
musichead said 4522 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
cant wait
I cant wait to hear the fianal..Get sound.. I love doing this too..and I love listening to this!!!
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said 4303 days ago (November 7th, 2007)
This is great....
exactly the way it is. Sounds like a lost song from 'the lamb'.

michael2 said 4302 days ago (November 8th, 2007)
glad that someone took a look at the back catalog, thanks for giving this a spin.
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Heightened said 4276 days ago (December 3rd, 2007)
Cool. No - brilliant! And wonderful how you came about making it.
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Lennon714 said 4077 days ago (June 20th, 2008)
Having a bad day
and not in the mood to listen to pop music. These sketch ambient pieces you have are perfect. It's like listening to a days worth of NPR bump music. I really admire how you can reel in a variety of sounds and put them all together in an interesting piece.
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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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