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album: Spirit Level
track 1: 4:05 Tremo Lando
track 2: 5:20 Amalgam
track 3: 4:57 Polyesterday
track 4: 4:34 Horseshoer
track 5: 4:24 Pay Up Moocher
track 6: 4:13 Out To Sea
track 7: 6:21 Allezone
track 8: 4:03 Niles-N-Dobs
track 9: 3:23 Mandorrito Hey
track 10: 3:05 Pack O' Lies
track 11: 2:37 Words
track 12: 1:56 Pave
track 13: 4:00 Bye Bye
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this is a remake of a song i taped sometime around 1976. i started this project over a year ago... i'm glad i finally completed it.

it's all done in GarageBand - i did not touch a guitar for this.
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Downloads: 92

Uploaded: Dec 14, 2009 - 08:09:26 AM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 03:04:42 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2019 - 08:43:12 AM
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Roxylee said 3506 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
I'm glad you did, too
This is a cool, fun piece of music. It's like Simon & Garfunkel go Trans-Siberian, the Richard Thompson takes over. (Or I could be just weird. I really dig this!

(Every tim I hit the download button an any song, the song stops playing. Same thing when the download ends. I'm going to listen to this in iTunes...
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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i think i get the RT ref, in the guitar parts, but the S&G ref eludes me...

in any case, glad you like it!

i too have had troubles with the player stopping suddenly - but not recently - it seems to happen when the server falls behind or my bandwidth takes a hit - not clear if it's MJ or my ISP.

thanks
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Found_Sounds said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Very cool track Smokey
trying to figure if it connects to the season or just has a festive air. I love all the uses of reverses and cuts. You've really made something quite unique. OK - now it's getting really strange. That's a good thing.
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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no intent to sync up to the season - i simply managed to finish this project - i started this in Sept 2008

i drove most of this by trying to emulate my original tape - backwards effects, multitracked guitars, etc. the original had no drums in it however - i borrowed a synth which appeared at the end of the tape (forgot the make/model) - i got my girlfriend to sing the long drone note (which i looped somehow) - the other voices i actually sang, but here it's all synths. maybe i should post the original tape

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Char said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Love it.
I get Celtic, except for the instruments. A little bagpipe could work in here. Lol! So happy, celebratory. This is now a favorite piece.
Thanks.
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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back in '76 i was strongly influenced by an artist who did in fact use bagpipes in some of his songs.

glad to hear you liked this!

thanks
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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the song pic is a vague clue about my then musical hero
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drakonis said 3505 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I wondered about that picture...
looks like a refurbished tubular tailpipe that you found in an "old field" then? :-)
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drakonis said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
A Pict is worth 1024 words...
I also hear Char's Celtic Bagpipe hints in the early guitar line, but this has a bit of an '80s rock feel, but mostly this has a SmokeyVW feel. Nice bit of interlocked choir writing. Love the unwound ending.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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but... it was supposed to be a mid-70's tape remake...

the choir is mostly what i made up back in '76

that ending happened because i never finished the original tape - so i let it deconstruct itself to end it...

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drakonis said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
70's... 80's...
even back then, you were a decade ahead of your time! :-)
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Fioretti said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
instruments
Great melody...I think a Rhodes piano would be AWESOME on this track. It would give it that proggy feel for sure and just make it super happy! Love the synths at the end...very nice change up. Nice work!
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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you are right! that would really set the genre. hmmm... maybe another version will need to be done. perhaps a collab?

that synth ending happened in the original tape because i had borrowed a synth (i had none at the time) during the middle of working on this song way back when. i mostly copied the instrumentation in this remake

thank you for listening and commenting
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ThroughRivers said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
cool track
very nicely put together, nice arrangment. luv it when the drums kick in heavy cool thanks!!!
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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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my original tape had no percussion at all - i went a bit crazy adding it in this version - i treated the snare separately from the rest of the kit

glad you liked

thanks!
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scofugate said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
Nice Worldly electro classic groove
You packed a lot into a short time. Every note is just perfect! Mood swings as well. I am having a hard time finding the time sig. I say 4/4, then I lose it, but the groove never goes away, You are good about making that transparent!
Love the bounce at about 2:50, very cool!

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SmokeyVW said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
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it is a meandering exploration of variations on a theme i guess

it is mostly 4/4 at 125 bpm - there are only one or two fractional measures - the tempo changes around 3:50, but it returns to 125 bpm for the synth ending

thanks

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Trillian said 3505 days ago (December 14th, 2009)
It's Snowing!!!! : )
....on your homepage!!!!! : ) I miss snow - not the shoveling, just the "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost part. : ) Ahh,.... like this song very much, Big Brother Bill!!! : ) 1976 - a year filled with the promise of the world awaiting us. : ) I agree w/ Ms. Roxylee - think I can hear a touch of Simon & Garfunkel - might have been a slight influence of the times when you were composing the music, like a vineyard where the grapes take on some of the influences in their immediate environment, and the resulting wine takes on hints of the many other tastes and smells around that specific vineyard where it was produced when you swirl a bit in the bottom of a good properly shaped wine glass and inhale the wine's character. Worked for a wine company a while back - learned some useful and interesting info. : ) My Fav song of S&G was always their rendition of "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme" I always think of a simpler innocent time, and you and Leigh B. when I hear that song. : ) I like the way your song changes near the end - filled itself with a feeling of "come along with me for the best is yet to be." Although, that's what the Pied Piper said to the children of Hamlin. :~P I've been missing you, Big Brother, and MJs as well. I'll be back after the holidays on a more regular basis. Big doins 'round here this Christmas - I'll write and tell you!!! : ) Re: artwork - (?) - car part or phallic symbol? If 'tis the latter, needs an arrow at the end and should be pointing up. : ) [[giggle]] Just teasing Big Bro! : )
SmokeyVW said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
bent
nice to hear from you!

the old days are long gone, yet they influence us even today

artwork
that pic is an O Pipe (Single Exhaust) - it provides 100% back pressure feedback on ALL engines - i thought it was similar to Mike Oldfield's bent Tubular Bell album cover - but bent in a different way

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thank you dear
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Moviz said 3505 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I keep
hearing a sort of electronic 'Highland Fling' in this..... has fresh 'ringing in the new' feel too, so maybe I'm right with the Scottish thing..... ringing in the New Year.... always an enjoyable listen, M
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SmokeyVW said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
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yeah, there is a bit of a Scottish thing going on, isn't there? glad you enjoyed

thanks
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Ed Hannifin said 3505 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I can hear a hint....
...of S&G, and I definitely hear that keyboard-sounding-like-Richard-Thompson-making-his-guitar-sound-like-a-modal-bagpipe thing, and there's a dash of Tull in there, too... All mashed up by having the lines not carried by the sounds you'd necessarily expect... And a bit of Eighties synth-ness...

And the lines themselves, I think, are the best part.... Neat melodic lines, Bill...

One of your ones that could conceivably take a vocal....

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
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since this is a remake of an old tape, i guess it's working sort of like a time capsule...

thank you
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Gaylen75 said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Very cool
This is a big song and well layed out. It takes me back to my nintendo and zelda. The guitars are fun too. Thanks for sharing.
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davisamerica said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
...mother natures son
...gone on a ride in a VW. Peace and blessings Bill.
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davisamerica said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
i could
play along on this u know....very cool

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davisamerica said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
God bess ya
VW
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jibes said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
Very good!
I heard your 76 tape and am glad to hear this too.
Excellent job!
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SmokeyVW said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
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hey thanks

i tried to stay fairly true to the original - but... i did change and add a few things
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michael2 said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
awesome
this is the weirdest song Bill (i mean that as a compliment). it is progressive, ambient, and kind of glam sounding (roxy music/eno). transfixing really; love those moog lines after the acoustic breakdown. nice track.
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SmokeyVW said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
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yes, i guess it is weird, and yet, 30+ years later, it's still the kind of thing i like to do - go figure...

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DarkPlanet said 3504 days ago (December 15th, 2009)
I really like...
...how you updated this, the digital version. This juxtaposition you have presented with these two versions can carry over into many aspects of our lives at this point in our history. I also enjoyed how alike the two versions are-- wood and titanium
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blaky smith said 3503 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
Excellent
Magistral piece Bill, I like very much what you have made here. Very nice work with GB, enjoyable listen. Thanks...
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tonestones said 3503 days ago (December 16th, 2009)
No guitars harmed in production.
I like the structure, the chord changes. It vaguely reminds me of some Steve Morse celtic guitar tracks... I'd love to hear this with real guitars. No offense to you, but synth guitars just don't do it for me. Again, very nice song structure.
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