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Narcissus


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bud

 Genre: Experimental

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Here's the result of my first three hour session with my new toy - the Alesis AirFX. Santa brought it. Loops and the radio.

Narcissism is named after Narcissus, and both derive from the Greek word narke "numb" from which we also get the word narcotic. Thus for the Greeks Narcissus stood for vanity, callousness and insensitivity, as he was emotionally numb to the entreaties of those who fell in love with his beauty.

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Song Stats
Hits: 3396
Comments: 27
Fans: 9
Plays: 199
Downloads: 132
Votes: 12
Uploaded: Jan 06, 2007 - 12:22:37 AM
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2007 - 12:28:08 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:15:16 AM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
iBook G3
Alesis AirFX
AM Radio
Software:
Grageband
Comments
JOAN said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
AM radio...
where the real entertainment is, and an interesting twist on narcissism.
this is a cool mix Bud. not sure what part of it is the AirFX but i want one!!
nice job Santa!!
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bud said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Muchas Gracias Hoan
The AirFX is everywhere. All filtering was done live while recording. It's like a theremin for processing. It has an elecric eye sensor that reads hand movements in the air above it controlling x-y-z parameters of 50 patches that you select with a wheel. Kinda like the Kaos pad but cheaper and weirder.
The radio recording was what was on WOR when I went to do that track - they were talking about Curtis Sliwa and Donald Trump.
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said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
air Fx
sounds like a cool toy. 3 hour session of narcissism,
I thought narcissus was turned into a flower Oh yeah that suppers ready by genesis.I like how the vocals(am radio) seems to repeat seemlessly. Great piece if music now there is no stoppin you1
bud said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Thanks EB
Now that I hear it the next day - I wanna go back and reedit the vocals for more fun/comlexity - but this was one of those shake and bake moments that I just threw out. The AirFX is cool - and cheap at zzounds.
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Volcanique said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Great!
What can I say? You've found peace of mind!
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bud said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Mr. V
It might be more accurate to say that I've found a piece of my mind. Thanks for your support.
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Vic Holman said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
blinded me with science
a definate maelstrom of sounds. that meld wonderfully. this is a cool toy you've picked up. when i'm hooked up to the internet and have my monitors on i pick up a AM station very clearly, that i find annoying. but here its a funny pleasure. seems we are always turning the cheeck with your postings. very bipolar, but i like that. sometime the two of you shall meet. then i'll have to add a third cheek.

cheeky monkey

Vic
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bud said 3823 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
I think I understand
really, I do. Sure know I like Staring At The Sun.
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said 3824 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Very cool FX
Excellent toy to have..... The rhythms on this sound amazing: smeary but very groovy too. I think the ultimate success of this will be in the reedit of the 'vocals' early in the song; but try to keep the tower of Babel effect at the end though where everythingmorphsintoasoundmorass! Great listen!
bud said 3823 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
Thanks...
but I'm not sure I'll go back. I can get nuts reworking - so I usually just move on. Gladyoulikedthetowerofbabel.
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SmokeyVW said 3823 days ago (January 6th, 2007)
the fairest of the mall
those ancient Greeks had it all figured out didn't they? so cool how you found it all here all around us, staring us in the face. the times may change, but the human mind apparently does not.

very cool piece, Bud!

re: that pic. his face may be lovely, but he's got one ugly knee!
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bud said 3823 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
vocal sample came first
title second, picture third - then when i listened and looked at picture it all made sense. wikipedia collab. thanks Bill.
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alfalpha said 3822 days ago (January 7th, 2007)
entrancing!
I really like what you've done here bud! There's a kind of Psychic TV meets Negativland vibe....I wish I could put it more eloquently!
Thank You!
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bud said 3822 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
You did just find
I get it - thanks for taking the time to comment.
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willnlf said 3821 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
Yo Bro
bladerunning the neotangerinedream eurobeat avec la chachacha...groovy, bro...i'm doin' the minitwist
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bud said 3820 days ago (January 9th, 2007)
Oh no
Not the minitwist!
Speaking of Tangerine Dream. I watched The Sorcerer (Friedkin's remake of The Wages of Fear) last week with Lisa and Dylan. Great movie and excellent TD soundtrack.
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mikkinylund said 3820 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Okay Bud
Mikki is floored. Floor me again please. Peace/Mikki
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bud said 3819 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
Shucks Mikki
That's so nice. Peace/Bud
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j2morrow said 3817 days ago (January 12th, 2007)
Well
Someone must have been a good boy last year. Nice toy, indeed. I really dig what you've come up with using it too.
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bud said 3816 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Thanks for checking in
I really appreciate getting feedback.
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guitapick said 3809 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
That' your new "toy"?
Maybe you can come by and fix my wagon someday. ;-)

That's very, very cool, Bud. You've got a great feel for a 3 hour session with a new piece of gear.

Sounds really fine. I'm enjoying it right at this very m-o-m-e-n-t. ("Give us some piece of mind...until it's too late.")

Awesome lyrics and the music's perfect. Great piece.
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bud said 3809 days ago (January 20th, 2007)
Thanks GTP - and welcome to Bud's place
I really enjoyed your intro tune to MJ - seems like you're gettin around just fine. The airFX is featured in The Road too. It's the coolest toy a guy could get. Glad ya liked this tune and cared enough to comment. I appreciate it.
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filthy. said 3780 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
i phoned it.
"the toll free number you have tried to call is no longer in service".
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bud said 3778 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
My secretary forgot to mail in the payment
If you'd like to make an appointment - try back after the first of the month.
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deus ex machina said 3458 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
this
song came up on your random play, and i just wanted to put in my two sense that i dig it, big time. I love the dirty organ man, if you can make that work then you've already got me, but the samples over the top of it, the confusion, its just great. really hard to put together well, and really great job.
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bud said 3457 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
I really appreciate you taking the time
to listen and comment. This track makes me crazy sometimes when I hear it now - it's that guys voice at the beginning.
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Heightened said 3438 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
Wow, got to get me one of those
Alesis AirFX. Of course it has to be in the right doggy paws but I would love to have one just the same.
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Name: Kevin Bud Jones
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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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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