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Fast Away The Old Year Passes


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Experimental

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a year's-end collage

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greensleeves
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auld_lang_syne

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sound effects used in this song:

NYC_street level.wav (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=44797)
By gezortenplotz (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=11536)

file0006 Water Fall, Mill, Billerica.mp3 (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=37816)
file0389 party horns.mp3 (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=44917)
By smokeyvw (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=103206)

Party Sounds.wav (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=23153)
Party then screams 2.wav (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=23154)
By FreqMan (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=92661)

rocket report and scream.wav (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=32984)
By cognito perceptu (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=57789)
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Hits: 3448
Comments: 20
Fans: 9
Plays: 89
Downloads: 150

Uploaded: Dec 14, 2007 - 09:16:36 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2008 - 08:23:41 AM Last Played: Jan 25, 2015 - 10:36:20 AM
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Comments
bud said 3630 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
This should be the soundtrack
to that terrifying movie A Christmas Story with Darren McGavin. Every year that film shows up and scares the daylights out of me. Don't get me wrong - this is a very cool piece of music - but more than a little twisted. High praise.
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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this is a little experiment to capture how we are saturated/inundated with winter solstice music this time of year. it's a sort of collage of the season leading right up to New Years Day, perhaps with a hint that we all need to make a resolution about changing what we've done with our world.

thanks
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said 3630 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Great tapestry of sound
Nice work on those keys, it just flows very nicely...TW
SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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actually, all of this is built out of portions of MIDI files i grabbed off the internet - there's something like a dozen PD tunes blended here. i removed all but the main melody from each MIDI file, and shifted them to all be in the same key.

thanks!
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guitapick said 3630 days ago (December 14th, 2007)
Times Square...
...New Year's Eve...

...I've never gone...

...and this is why...

...(in a very positive way).

Wonderful, how you keep the theme going through the piece.
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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while searching for a song picture - this one caught my attention. it is indeed Times Square - but not on New Years Eve. that seemed fitting somehow since this song is meant to end on that day, when in contrast there are thousands of people there.

thanks
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DWL said 3630 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Weird stuff
disturbing and a little unhinged. Very good though in a scary kinda way.

Cheers

Dick
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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i think a recurring theme in my worldview is that we are all overloaded with sensory input - evolution didn't create the human mind to deal with what our world has become. this idea seems to show up in my music once in a while.

thanks
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Moviz said 3630 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
I can
visualise a wet city pavement at Christmas time with busy people and all of life passing hurriedly by in a tragic sort of way. The discordant sounds mingling really adds to this and as someone else said it makes a good descriptive collage. I only just took in your graphic, so I wasn't far out in my visual LOL, regards M
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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precisely! i couldn't have said it better.

thanks M!
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peacepiano said 3630 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Great
Very interesting mix of sounds and seasonal melodies. You have captured a lot of emotional power here. Grand listen.

Thanks
Bill
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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thanks

it sounds like you got my point all right. thanks for listening and commenting
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Roxylee said 3630 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
Yup!
The reason for the season being drowned out by high treason, but only if we let it... Very sobering contrast here, and very creatively done.
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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you're right. we mustn't let all of this distract us from what the holidays should really mean to us.

have a good one

thanks

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lengold said 3630 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
This is
a riveting and evocative listen. Very well envisaged and performed.
Cheers
Len


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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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it's very satisfying to find that people actually enjoy and understand my little experiments - i never know if it's just too obscure or too obvious...

it seems this one worked for you!

thank you

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announcer said 3629 days ago (December 15th, 2007)
good listen
and a song that somehow I can relate to. I often feel sort of isolated from the feelings of joy that I am "supposed" to experience at this time of year>

Thanks for the song.
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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this time of year is tough for me - i find the darkness of the short days very depressing. perhaps that is the case for you as well?

the good news is that the days are already starting to get longer again

thanks for listening
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davisamerica said 3629 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
wow smokey
darkly chilling...and a great track...man what a great mix!!
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SmokeyVW said 3621 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
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thanks

i mostly explained my purpose in my previous replies here

have a good, and safe, holiday
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