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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Experimental

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album: After
track 1: 4:02 Feedback
track 2: 5:12 Breathing
track 3: 7:12 Marching Through The Visible Man
track 4: 3:52 Cleft Synaptic
track 5: 5:08 Sippin' From The Big Dipper
track 6: 5:08 Ula Hemla
track 7: 2:54 Yaa Yaya Yeya Yeyeah!
track 8: 3:03 Rolling Down
track 9: 5:29 Piano
track 10: 4:07 Lucky
track 11: 7:34 How Ah Ya
track 12: 5:07 Smokey's Embers
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In cybernetics and control theory, feedback is a process whereby some proportion of the output signal of a system is passed (fed back) to the input. This is often used to control the dynamic behavior of the system. Examples of feedback can be found in most complex systems, such as engineering, architecture, economics, and biology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feedback

Therein lies Everyman's Power.

It's too easy to forget.

Don't forget.
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2007 - 05:27:06 AM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 12:52:33 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 12:54:51 AM
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michael2 said 4394 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
feedback is your friend
this is one of my favorites that you have done. can't wait to go home and listen to this through real speakers.
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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hmmm... guess this blew out your speakers. sorry. :-)

thanks
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DeputyDoofy said 4393 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Nice.
Never thought I'd sit back and enjoy some feedback, but you made it enjoyable. lol
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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hi

thanks for your valuable feedback!
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Morning Light said 4393 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSION......
Yes, too easy to forget........and so vital:)* I love this style!! :D)*
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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feedback is life. life is feedback...

thanks for listening
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Ed Hannifin said 4392 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
No matter what form...
...your music takes, even or maybe especially, the forms without words, you always have something to say...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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i spent a bit of time crafting that feedback sound... it was meant to say something about 9/11 somehow. not sure if it is a remembrance of that day, or a roll up lots of images from then all the way up to now. maybe both?

thanks
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bud said 4390 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
Music of the spheres
Great piece Smokey - and thanks for the definition. I love the way this evolves and grows and recedes/reseeds to a pure wave that then grows micro tones before resolving in chordal heaven. Beautiful.
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SmokeyVW said 4390 days ago (September 14th, 2007)
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yes.
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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perhaps i need to elaborate on that!

good ear, man.

the feedback sound itself goes through a number of phases. i wrote a little program to crossfade swells of sinewaves, then used GarageBand to add distortion and the other instruments.

the various synths in the opening fade away to reveal just the raw "feedback" sounds in the middle section.

there are 300 individual sinewave swells, their duration vary randomly from 3 to 33 seconds each. they all start at random times.

all swells that start before the first 60 seconds are randomly picked from the normal 12-tone scale.
swells from 60 to 90 are randomly picked harmonics of 27.5 Hz.
swells from 90 to 120 are randomly picked harmonics of 110 Hz.
swells from 120 to 150 are randomly picked harmonics of 220 Hz.
swells from 150 to 165 are randomly picked harmonics of 330 Hz.
swells from 165 to 180 are randomly picked harmonics of 440 Hz.

because swells last up to 33 seconds, they overlap from one time range to the next. the 12-tone pitches collide horribly/wonderfully with the 27.5 Hz harmonics. over time, the harmonic basis evolves into a just-tuned A major chord.

that's where the smooth ending comes from.

i added the vocal synth at the very end to give it humanistic ending.
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peacepiano said 4388 days ago (September 16th, 2007)
Electronica
Very reminiscent of early electronic music. Maybe even a flash of "no pussyfooting" by fripp and eno.

Thanks
Bill
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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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yes, i was going for that raw electronic feedback sound, although i cheated by using a computer to compute all the waveforms, rather than spend days trying to record enough real guitar/mic feedback to blend together on tape.

i admire what Fripp and Eno did.

thanks for listening!

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said 4386 days ago (September 19th, 2007)
Ha ha...
A lot of my favorite tunes of my youth were laden with feedback! A buddy of mine used to say: "If it starts with a screech, Mike likes it..." Very well done Bill. Intelligent and evocative use of feedback. Hendrix looks down from the astral world and smiles...

Be well!

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SmokeyVW said 4380 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
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Yikes, i hope Jimi doesn't see that explanation a few posts up. no guitar was used. not even a stompbox.

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Outtaorbit said 2757 days ago (March 4th, 2012)
It's not just any feedback....
It's mellow feedback
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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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