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SEQ PRO ONE


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bud

 Genre: Experimental

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This is a quiet minimalist piece that began with a room recording of a Yamaha drum machine played through a Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer with small parameter tweaks during recording. I followed with two electric bass tracks and one electric guitar track, a shaker loop, and then sparingly, two synth loops from TUMI. The vocals are not Vicki - it's a short wave number recording from The Conet Project. I chose one of the simplest one I could find and dropped it into the piece where I thought it should start. It actually ended as the piece ended. That was the last thing I did - no further editing or tweaking - I set a level and let it play. Here it is.
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Lyrics
zero zero nine six ...
Song Stats
Hits: 4159
Comments: 28
Fans: 8
Plays: 189
Downloads: 169

Uploaded: Apr 16, 2007 - 08:07:28 PM
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2007 - 08:37:19 PM Last Played: Nov 16, 2016 - 01:42:49 AM
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Hardware:
iBook G3
Yamaha toy drum machine
Sequential Circuits Pro One synth
Ibanez bass
Danelectro guitar
Samson USB mic
Software:
GarageBand
Wiretap
Comments
Vic Holman said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
i know, iknow
i'm probably first agaln. but i was innocently sitting here.

this really is a great piece. great ambience in the mind space.

thanks i needed mellower sounds opposed from shoveling gravel around in my driveway.
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Hmm -
The sound of shovelling gravel could make a great piece - but I guess actually shovelling gravel isn't that much fun. Thanks for paying attention Vic. You sure you don't have a MacJams decoder wristwatch or something?
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dajama said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Love the bass sound...
...and the balance of the whole thing overall. Makes me think of Boards of Canada (although it's hard to put my finger on why...). Hypnotic, and absorbing. Sweet.
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Really appreciate your comment -
I'm a Boards fan. I thought of going towards Young Marble Giants at first - but I eneded up here. Thanks for stopping by.
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mvh9591 said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Dreamy ----
Very nice Bud. I enjoyed listening.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Nice of you to stop by
Thanks for commenting.
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guitapick said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
something chilling...
...about this. The sound of the lp, maybe? Very effective. I actually got kind of choked up, bud.
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
That vinyl sound
has an emotional pull - don't it? Glad you enjoyed this little number.
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michael2 said 3723 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
this
is awqesome. i love everything on here. wish i could get my tracks to sound this nice.
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
I just listened to your last two tracks
and they're amazing. I have a lot of catching up to do. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
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racerat said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
cool
Bud,
Nice Piece. I love process pieces like this. Sonny Jim is wrking on a dance piece right now that I am mastering. This sounds like it could fit right in in a way. The minimalist vocals are great. I have a song I did years ago where the lyrics are only numbers being sung. Numbers have a beauty all their own.
Philip
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Looking forward to hearing -
the Sonny Jim collab - be sure to drop me a note when it's up. I'm a sucker for process and repetition. This kinda goes back before my 4 track when I used to do boombox experiments in my bathroom. Of course one of the greatest number pieces is Einstein on the Beach. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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five_extra_arms said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Who keeps calling me?
Everytime I play this, my phone starts ringing.

Great stuff Bud, but I'm going to have to change my number.
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bud said 3723 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
It's ET
Thanks for checkin in.
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SmokeyVW said 3722 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
the number you dialed has been disconnected, the new number is...
phone voices and vinyl... ahhh...

very nice

thanks
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bud said 3722 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
It's really short wave transmissions -
if you haven't heard the Conet Project recordings you really should check them out - I think you'd dig it. There at www.archive.org - a great source for all cool things.
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SmokeyVW said 3721 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
.
thanks for the link mum

so many doors, opening into so many corridors, leading to so many doors...
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bud said 3721 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
I once heard it said -
One door closes and another one opens, but hell is in the hallways.
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8piscean8 said 3722 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Computer Chick
That computer chick doing the vocals could double as a sex operator in her down time. With all joking aside I really like the ambiance of this piece and the numbers are sort of errie. I guess computer voices in general creep me out . It has an almost apocalyptic feel to it. Nice job bud.
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bud said 3722 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by -
In this case I don't think the voice is a computer - it's a real person broadcasting number series code over shortwave radio during the cold war. See above post for more info.
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8piscean8 said 3721 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Oops
My bad, I was sure it was a computer voice but you are correct. Human female vocie indeed. Makes it even more creepy.

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perceptualvortex said 3722 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Short wave
The voice really makes this kind of spooky. This was an interesting trip, kind of like the song snippets that go round and round in your head... but very relaxing. I really like the art... looks like a disgregated video signal and/or a warped close up of a halftone print, or somewhere in between. Nice work, bud.
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bud said 3721 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
I appreciate your comments -
the image is some processed video I found on google. I don't know what disgregated video is. Did you mean disaggregated? Still a mystery to me though.
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said 3720 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
reso nation
This stays with in the mind. Everyone says ambient but i think more hypnotist.Greatness in minimal voices I think I will play those numbers the next time I try my hand at lotto. I love the randomness of this the way you let it all fall into place that is what makes it great. Excellence alll around
bud said 3720 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
Thankk EB
I appreciate the support. Now that you're hypnotized send me your account numbers and passwords.
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Parichayaka said 3720 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
Very cool soundbed.
Soothing, unusual and the perfect layer for just about any (further) treatment. Downbeat, trip hop or simply the way you have it, really! Especially towards the end the added loops seem to match the rhythm of the guitar better than in the beginning, where they just sound a little bit off rhythm. The voice sample works well too. I really dig it! Nice job.
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Heightened said 3467 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
This isn't Experimental. It's
Brilliant!!!
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namio said 2809 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
brilliant trance
i love that pro-one
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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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