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album: Omega
track 1: 1:25 Only The Beginning
track 2: 2:18 Cold Meds
track 3: 3:36 This Economy
track 4: 3:26 Michael's Fault
track 5: 10:48 Bellevue
track 6: 2:53 no on
track 7: 3:05 Get Data, Create
track 8: 4:50 Repeat Yeah Knickknack
track 9: 1:51 OOBE
track 10: 4:32 loosed
track 11: 2:03 dog
track 12: 5:52 Mind The Monks
track 13: 4:34 Tomographic Notions
track 14: 4:38 Omega
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This was an experiment in multi-track poetry. You might want to read the poem first to get a sense of what I tried to do. See the poem here.

Here, I attempt to interleave the dual parts.
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Uploaded: Sep 22, 2007 - 04:07:02 PM
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bud said 4041 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Cool experiment
I think it works very well and I like the poem. Reminds me a little of the forwards /backwards piece you did a while ago.
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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this part of a small series of poems about duality - i guess i envision this sort of diagram:


________________________________________________
____________________pleides_____________________
________________________________________________
_____________________THE________________________
____sunset____her____HILL____him____sunrise_____
________________________________________________


i enjoy contrasting positives/negatives... i guess

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blackhole said 4041 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
Runs deep, planetwide
Mystic feel reflects the reflections of us and we, the oneness of duality. Great work.
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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cool! i'm glad this brought you some mystical thoughts - i was going for that by mixing the ideas of opposites / sky / world ...

thanks

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art said 4041 days ago (September 22nd, 2007)
art
I am not a spoken word fan, but I like the music behind it. What is the synth pad sound that you used?
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SmokeyVW said 4039 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
synth pad
i guess you mean that horn-swell thing?

that's Orchestra French Horn Section from JackPack4. i started from Float E French Horns and Stormy F French horns. I kept the Expression (dynamics) automation from the loops, but used my own notes for this song.

thanks for asking
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art said 4039 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
art
no not the horns. 30 secs into the track is a synth/pad chord that is played, just before the beat comes in. What sound is that synth pad. That is a House music chord and sound. Thanx
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SmokeyVW said 4038 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
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ah. that is a loop Nu Jazz Jam Piano 2 from JP2 (Remix Tools). it's basically Electric Piano (Tine) with some compression and EQ on it.
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echoroom said 4041 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
I knew from the title...
... I'd like this. I love how the voices start together then seperate. Voices disconnected, objective, but very human.

You make the planet feel lost and small at the same time.
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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thank you

it's a strange thing that we, each of us, are alone within ourselves, yet we are not really, since we all are all joined by the world around us...
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said 4040 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Two different ways of seeing
find common ground - a connection - something true for both. Be well Bud.
SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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this is, among various interpretations, about being "a continent away" from someone. see the diagram i posted earlier: the hill could be North America...

the idea of living right near a hill, but on opposite sides of it, also introduces this neat symmetry of how one person never sees the western horizon, while the other sees the eastern horizon - that translates into the fundamental way each person experiences the reality of their own "day" and how they are not the same, yet they are, in a mirror image sort of way... so maybe they really are the same in a deeper sense.

thanks for listening!
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said 4040 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Haunting...
...when I read the poem, I was struck by the visual physical distance between the two poems... one poem? Two voices... one poem? Or two? All this (going in your eyes) conveys a different feeling than the audio does (going in your ears), and sends subtly different messages that meet, like surprised people in a subway station.

This is fascinating - the various incarnations of the message all speaking different languages, and you need to experience them all to catch the feel. Wow. This is VERY cool.
SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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wow. you're right. i just tried listening to only the left side voice, and then a second time to only the right side voice. it's hard to do! the two insist on mixing together. something i hadn't quite understood when i did this. (i only meant to put in the zinger with the line "the Sun".)

now i'm thinking about the "figure" and "ground" idea. how they are opposites yet in a way the same. i wrote some other stuff you like like on that idea within another series of poems about singularity, "cotton hollow" http://bill.kats22.com/writing/singularity/cottonhollow.html - and an idea for a sculpture.

thanks!
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Moviz said 4040 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
Very nice
interpretation of the poem and I liked it a lot. The music too, semed to compliment the poem in the same way that the male and female are juxtasuposed, cheers M
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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i did map the female and male voices for several reasons - it's all part of the opposites/yet the same concept...

i wasn't so sure about the music - it was just sort of background mood - an even tighter interpretation should have included lots of backwards/inverted themes - hmmm... maybe i should try that!

thanks for listening and commenting

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Dj French Toast said 4040 days ago (September 23rd, 2007)
nice
ying/yang Smokey Vee Dub great concept !
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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ah! of course! yin/yang - until i read your comment, it hadn't clicked. that's precisely the idea, visually and conceptually. nice. guess my ole brain is wearing out... :-)

thanks
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michael2 said 4038 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
cool
i like this sort of thing. somehow missed it when you posted it, but glad I just found it. the horn part sounds great over the downtempo backing track and the electric piano part is so nice and harp like.
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SmokeyVW said 4037 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
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glad you enjoyed the "background music" just fine as it is.

if i do mess with it to make it more "yin/yang"-y - i must try not to ruin that mood.

thanks for listening



"yin/yang"-y cannot possibly be a word - but it ought to be!
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Schello said 4023 days ago (October 10th, 2007)
;-)
quite, and relax for an other cool track..grazie Smokey
GREAT!



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SmokeyVW said 4021 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
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thanks Schello!
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Joe Brady said 3982 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Good Stuff!
Always enjoy your poetry. This concept of near-separateness seems to hit home tonight. Thanks Smokey.
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SmokeyVW said 3982 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
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thanks for commenting

there is also the idea of feeling isolation and yet how it's not really possible to be truly isolated.

i hope everything is well for you.

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