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This is another song (more of a sketch really) created in a hotel room on my pokey G3 iBook running GB1. This time I'm in Austin Texas - remembering the weekend I just spent with my family on Long Island.
All loops and two freesound samples - one surprisingly from our own smokeyVW. It's a recording of his worn out fruitsaver (don't ask me).

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=37815 smokeyvw

http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=38544 erh

Vocals were recorded with the pinhole mic.

This is as lo-tech as it gets.
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Lyrics
water dripping from the branches
smell of lavender and hay
sun glints off the wires that run
from the tilted barn

hammock swaying in the breeze
diving redwings flashing by
time just hovers at the cloud’s edge
thrumming like a dragonfly

if there’s another place to be
at this very moment
it will have to wait for me
I can only be here now

sunset comes quietly
slanting amber honey rays
swallows fill the sky with arcing
traces as they meet the night
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Hits: 3578
Comments: 44
Fans: 11
Plays: 149
Downloads: 145

Uploaded: Aug 15, 2007 - 11:56:18 PM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2007 - 12:27:40 AM Last Played: Jul 08, 2015 - 09:51:21 PM
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Hardware:
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Software:
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Comments
lengold said 3601 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Wasn't
expecting that Bud. It's strange that lo fi doesn't matter at all when there is something interesting to listen to. I really like this - very haunting.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks Len
I love lo-fi for texture and that's what this piece is about sonically - texture. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Feter said 3601 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
notwink
ye no matter if its Lo-fi, the sound all
help to approach what you want to give
with this music ..nice lyircs and singing !
nice work my friend welldone !!
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said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Eyebrows raised...
...a real dichotomy between the lyrics and the soundscape behind. The lyrics are peaceful and contemplative (perhaps a touch wistful) while the audio seems like brain feedback machines slowed down to a single idea impulse, then frozen and stretched to infinity. I don't know where I'm being taken. Not sure if I'm supposed to know.

Very unusual. Still thinking about it. Very cool ride, Bud.
bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Not sure I understand either
but I was drawn to creating this contrast - thinking that perhaps the soundbed would be background and that I would create a more "musical" frame around the lyrics after I sang them. I still may - but I decided to post this sketch in the meantime. After listening to it today I think it sounds a little like what Syd Barrett was hearing in his head while singing pastoral Floyd tunes like Cirrus Minor.

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racerat said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
drone
Bud,
Love the drone. Been listening to a CD of the Black Angels that I got as a present from echoroom Steve. You might like them, if you haven't heard them yet. The "music" seems pretty quiet and the vocal pretty loud as they relate to each other. But maybe that was the intent. Love the darkness.
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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks for the Black Angels tip
new to me. I love a good drone and had fun making this one. I thought of having it stand alone - then I challenged myself to lay write and lay down a vocal in the half hour before dinner with the agency. I ended up fronting the vocals for separation and to keep my ears open for another layer.

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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks Len
I love lo-fi for texture and that's what this piece is about sonically - texture.
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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
About the singing
This song was influenced by the German band Notwist and I tried to sound like English was not my native language without actually using an accent. I was going for the international English intonation.. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
I keep screwing up the postings -
this comment was in response to Feter.

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said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Images
this brings to mind a blurry tv news channel while half asleep, but you cant turn it off. Sitting in the motel... you cant turn it off, and you wont take the chair out from under the door knob! You get up and write the lyrics quikly and its off to dream land. Well at least thats what it make me see... I always love a play on contrasts.. an almost frightened voice against a never ending tunnel of sound.. realy good work!
bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Thanks EB
for your very thoughtful comments. Actually I never turn on the television in Hotels - in fact I often hide the controller or put a towel over the screen. If I do turn it on I have a real hard time turning it off and getting to sleep. Glad you could appreciate the contrasts.

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Vic Holman said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
Okay
Now I did listen last night when I was suppose to heading for bed. But it was getting late and I had yo get up early. That doesn't count, huh?

2 things that struck me 1. the sub sonic distortion bed. Has that subterrain thing.
2. Your voice is waaay different, at first I couldn't believe it was actually you.

Anyway has a forlorn feel. Probably from being on the road again, eh?
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bud said 3600 days ago (August 16th, 2007)
I always try and post just when
you're heading for bed on the west coast. It's like my old drug days when I'd have to call California to find anyone awake. When it go t really bad I'd end up calling Europe.
I tried to get an organic sound out of the chaos.
I tried to sound like a scandinavian person singing in english - and also to create a very tempered intimacy. Thanks for noticing the difference.

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Diviner said 3600 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Long time, no see
Lovely textures and quite haunting. Strangely compelling, and creative as usual. You never cease to amaze, keep it up. :-)
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
I appreciate your comments
thanks for stopping by. Enjoyed catching up with your work.

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Mcboy said 3600 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
man
u stretching the boundaries here.......very personal lyrics to an outerverse soundscape is quite unique......poetry for the underground beatniks of tomorrow....kool
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
I lke that
"outerverse landscape" - very poetic yourself. Thanks for stopping by.

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willnlf said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Beautiful
landscape:language sound image soul. Your best poem,from my recollection. Perfect commentary in third verse. Some cool "sitting in a hotel room in Austin" melancholy. Great use of hotel time.
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
The words kinda
grew out of that moment at the beach we talked about. Glad you liked it.

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SmokeyVW said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
hey! that's my FruitSaver!
cool song Bud

although you're calling it "more of a sketch" - that's exactly part of what makes it work so well.

i feel it captures that effect of a memory being a really "noisy" phenomenon (in the sense of signal-to-noise ratio).

thanks

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a FruitSaver is this gizmo to store your fresh fruit in an ideal environment (temperature and humidity). i guess the idea is that your fruit will last a few days longer if stored in it... we got one as a gift.

here's a pic: http://www.pbase.com/hjew/image/31751048



it lasted a few months before the fan bearing inside it failed. i suspect the amount of energy it used out cost whatever extended fruit life it may have provided... it was mostly a gifty gimmick in my opinion.
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
The fruitsaver saved the day
what a crazy coincidence. I like the signal to noise ratio idea as applied to memory. Very cool. Thanks.

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SmokeyVW said 3598 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
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i had to laugh about this coincidence!

i made that recording while i was capturing kitchen sounds eventually becoming "In The Mess" - i had no particular use for it, and figured "who knows, maybe someone might find it useful someday..." so i put it up at freesound. LOL
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VicDiesel said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Wonderful soundscape
Somewhat strange to hear these sounds and then suddenly getting a relatively conventional vocal over it. But once the shock wears off I like it.

These sorts of vocals were fashionable 20 years ago or so, but then with lots of feedbacking guitars under it. I think I prefer these abstract sounds.

Btw, check out my last track for more sort of abstract sound.

Victor.
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Thanks for checking in and commenting
I'm interested in who you're referring to 20 years ago - I was thinking of Notwist - a band worth hearing if you haven't. I'll definitely drop by to hear what's up at your place.

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jiguma said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Odd,
but somehow soothing Bud. In the circumstances you describe, I think this worked amazingly wqell - I'd always steer away from such a
flat" backing drone track, but you've shown it can work really successfully.
I really like the descriptive "point in time" nature of the words.
Neil
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bud said 3599 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
The point in time is about the only way
I'm really comfortable writing - I come from a visual background and I get kind of lost when I try to put ideas into words. This whole piece happened kinda quick and offhand - I started it on the plane and finished it te next afternoon as something to do before dinner. I like how constraints force new ideas forward - like in the LIOLI challenges. Thanks for your comments.

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said 3598 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Cool textures...
Lo-fi eh? Even so, it works. I really like your singing in this one man. Relaxed. Pensive. Just the right delivery for this theme. The soundscape is blurry and slightly jumbled...just like our most of our memories tend to be. A nice artsy experiment, this!

Be well!

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bud said 3597 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by Mike
glad you could get into it.

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michael2 said 3598 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
that's really cool bud
makes perfect sense to me. it's really hypnotic. was this from the infamous session you did with syd barrett, nels cline and thurston moore?
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bud said 3597 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
How'd yo know?
I had an agreement with them not to talk about our little experiments. Thanks for letting the cat out of the bag.

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Macaudion said 3598 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Great writing
Beautiful! Beautiful! writing, but ironically, it's very haunting. Maybe you were visiting my family...lol...Well... I guess it's not that dark - lol...

Interesting piece. Quite intriguing, to say the least.

How much time did you spend in your room??? lol...

Nice job!

Thanks for sharing, Bud. Dion

P.S. Is this a site that allows the public to upload loops - curious me
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bud said 3598 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Thanks Macca
I didn't spend as much time in my room as it might seem - this came together very quickly. Now when I was a teenager it was quite a different story.

Freesound is an open peer to peer file sharing site for musicians, field recorders, naturalists, you name it. Check it out by using one of the links above - and thank Smokey for finding it back when we were doing LIOLI#4 together. That's where he found the train sample.

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michael2 said 3597 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
here's more places like freesound
although you don't have to register with these places (not quite as good, but worth a look)

http://sounds.beachware.com/index.htm

this is for classical instruments:
http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/sound_samples/sample_libraries/
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echoroom said 3597 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Sinister
This is great - exactly the sorta stuff I'd like to do - hypnotic and sinister, dark poetry. I let hooklines get in the way of atmosphere - sometimes atmspere is enought.

Great track.

Steve
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bud said 3597 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
If I had half your talent for writing hooks
I'd be very happy. Your new redux with racerat is amazing. Thanks for dropping by.

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chikoppi said 3595 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Menacing Flower Power
I totally picked up on the early-english-pop-influenced melody. Great lyrics. Sort of a cross between 70s flower-rock and goth. Love the borderline freeform tempo feel - it creates a sense of wandering that underscores the unsettling background.

Mix-wise I'd like to hear the vocals more integrated into the sound bed, even if it means they get a bit lost from time to time. Some feedback delays or reverse reverb effects would also be cool - to make the lyrics wash in and out of the noise.


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bud said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
Good comments
I agree with you on all of them. It's that extra day of tweaking that I often pass up - and being away from my G5 was limiting. I'll try to get back to this. Thanks for dropping by.

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JOAN said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
!!
love that pinhole mic!!!!
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Dj French Toast said 3588 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
What
awesome noise man ......resonating and haunting if you ask me ......its like being under the covers and you just know the boogie man is under the bed ! Creepy cool man !
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gregd said 3575 days ago (September 11th, 2007)
Your voice--
I don't think I've ever heard it before.

Nice glitchy-trancey electro background going on here. It feels like three-day old stubble, in a way.

For a while I thought that my music had gotten away from the "concrete" sounds of "real" music, but I'm just playing in the backyard compared to your experiments. Cool adventures, bud.

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Schello said 3555 days ago (September 30th, 2007)
;-)
Cool, cool, cool...bring me far away...Tnx for share Mr. Bud

Bellissimo!


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Heightened said 3499 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
notwink
Like the slight industrial feel. Very nice.
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bud said 3498 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Man you're digging deep
thanks for listening.
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