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Desert Dance (LIOLI)


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This was put together using Beathive and Apple loops, in particular the BeatHive Desert flute loop. It was not my intent to be true to any one style in this piece as I had feelings of the near and far east when I put it together. Rather, the flow moves where it needs to as each element of the piece is introduced.

I suspect this submission is too late for the contest however it was fun to do nevertheless.
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Fans: 6
Plays: 339
Downloads: 171
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007 - 10:23:47 AM
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2007 - 10:23:47 AM Last Played: Oct 22, 2018 - 06:11:41 PM
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Loops: BeatHive_evosynth03_C_13, BeatHive something drums, BeatHive Slide to slide Bass,Dark Bells, Chinese Moon Flute 03, Exotic Beat 05, Exotic World Beat 14, BeatHive Synth 14 C#m 130bpm, Bell-like thing, Eastern Storm oud 05, BeatHive Desert Flute, Indian Bhangra choir, Turkish calm Riq 01, 02, 03, Turkish Spice Saz 05, 06, 19, Sanskrit Darabuka, Shaker 11, Two Big Drums, Sanskrit Shenai 02, 01, Persian Market Tar 01, 03, Sanskrit Manjira 04
Comments
said 4106 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Excellent!
Wow! This one grabbed me and would not let go Doug. Driving rhythm and lovely melodies. Love the variety of sonic textures in this one. Keep em coming!

Be well!
Doug Somers said 4106 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Nice to hear from you
HI Michael,
Thanks for listening and your very kind remarks. This one started out at a bit of a loss as to what to do with the desert flute but after a slow start it took on its own life and sorted itself out. Thanks again!
Doug
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Peter Bauckham said 4105 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Great
track - Those (numerous)loops have been put to excellent use. Great rhythm and flow. Really enjoyed it.

Peter
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Doug Somers said 4105 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Thanks for listening!
I'm glad you enjoyed it, which makes the whole effort a lot more fun! All the best,
Doug
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Moviz said 4105 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
nice
beat that is enhanced by the way you've worked all the other textures. Love it. Would make a great 'Belly Dance" wouldn't it ?, cheers M
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Doug Somers said 4105 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Appreciate your comments!
Although my own bellydancing is rather poor I do understand it is a great way to get into shape! Thanks for stopping by and passing on your feedback. Take care, Doug
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said 4105 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Thank you...
...for NOT including a video of you belly dancing Doug. We are in your debt. Ha ha...

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Doug Somers said 4105 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Good call....
(LOL) Don't worry, I won't be shooting any videos like that any time soon!
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Feter said 4104 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Desert Dance (LIOLI)
I dont know what to call this ? its a gumbo
from trance to touch of east pickin ..but
it describe some scene .. good work !
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Doug Somers said 4104 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Yes, a gumbo
is a great description. I can start with a style in mind but it often wants to find a new way to develop. I have heard that writers have characters who take on their own life and don't behave according to the original plan. So it is with this piece. I was thinking of starting off with a native american flute feel, then it went to the far east, and then the near east, and dang if some electronic beat didn't creep in as well..... Glad you liked it and thanks for your comments. Take care, Doug
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lengold said 4104 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Very
infectious piece and great production. I don't think that it's too late to enter. It has never been finalised.
Cheers
Len


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Doug Somers said 4104 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Thanks Len
for your remarks. I noticed you so tastefully included the desert flute loop into your own work with a very different overall feel. The infinite variety of creativity....
Cheers,
Doug
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Diviner said 4103 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Loads of good samples
and they are well used. Good track, I like this. Nice arrangement that kept the whole track very interesting. Cool, well done.
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Doug Somers said 4102 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks!
Nice to have you stop by and take the time to comment. and thanks for the encouragement!
Keep well,
Doug
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bud said 4014 days ago (December 23rd, 2007)
It's never too late to LIOLI
I just wish I had heard this earlier. What a great piece of music - I love the low steel pans in under the flute refrain.
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Doug Somers said 4009 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Hi Bud
Thanks for your kind comments and for adding this tune to your list in the forum. I don't know where the inspiration for the low steel pans came from, since they are kind of an odd addition to the instrumentation. I thought they worked though.

All the best,
Doug
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magnatone said 3965 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
This is all loops?
Amazing, I can hardly believe it. It holds up beautifully, so you're loop selection and arrangement skills must be awesome. I can't stop dancing. I'm liking lots of your music - glad I found you!
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Doug Somers said 3964 days ago (February 10th, 2008)
Dancing inspired by music is magical
I'm so glad you liked this piece - it was done for a contest here on MacJams and there was a particular loop we had to use in creating the composition (the Native American flute), which I found a little challenging to match with the other loops I had, but in the end it seems to have worked out.

Thanks for stopping by with your supportive comments!

Keep well,
Doug
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Heightened said 3897 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
I'm the wrong person
to give an honest assessment on anything Middle Eastern because I love everything in that genre! All I can say is I LOVE what I hear!!!
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Doug Somers said 3586 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
Glad this struck a chord!
There is something about world music which is fascinating to me. I think it is the variety of what is possible. Of course I also hear plenty of variety here on MJ as people try all kinds of innovative things with sound that I would never have thought of.

Thanks for your support and for stopping by to let me know what you thought!

Cheers,
Doug
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richard13 said 3586 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
A fabulous piece
I enjoyed this both musically and technically. As a fellow "loopateer" I know you had fun (and frustration) making it perfect. And it shows. Thanks Doug.
Cheers
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Doug Somers said 3586 days ago (February 22nd, 2009)
As you well know,
there's more to loop composing than meets the eye (ear?). It's fun to listen to a piece grow by loop chunks and frustrating when you can't find quite the right loop for the next bit. Overall it is quite satisfying for me though. Thanks for your kind remarks Richard!

Take care,
Doug
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