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Padme Anoushka


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Experimental

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album: Soundex Algorithm
track 1: 4:49 Padme Anoushka
track 2: 2:15 Firewatch
track 3: 3:56 A C G and T
track 4: 0:00 I Forgot My Dolls
track 5: 4:01 Rush In
track 6: 5:02 How Long Can I Wait For You?
track 7: 0:00 My Flash Back
track 8: 5:23 Derivatives
track 9: 0:00 My Mind On Your Body
track 10: 4:15 Bubble Chamber
track 11: 0:00 I Ride The Trails
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Album Description

ambient and other adventures

Song Description

for MacJams Woodstock 08

Piano, Sitars, Tabla, Choirs, Children, and Voices

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sound effects used in this song:

life_is_beautiful_Italiano.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=46725
By cajo

vi_dansande_i_regnet_vid_slussen.ogg
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=20040
By virre

F907 Church prayer f.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=50422
By ERH

02-05.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=42894
By andrew1280

tibetan chant 3.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=15363
By djgriffin

Distorted Temple Speaker.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=32271
By genghis

Scotish Gaelic.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=50399
By ingsey101

field-recording.ao.kikiriquilihaga.wav
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=50498
By rfhache
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Hits: 4859
Comments: 25
Fans: 15
Plays: 256
Downloads: 138

Uploaded: Mar 25, 2008 - 07:53:50 AM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 07:01:58 PM Last Played: Aug 30, 2017 - 12:02:44 PM
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paddler said 3548 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
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This an amazing piece of work.The sounds all fit together like a perfect jigsaw.And parts of it are like walking through a marketsquare on lsd.Really colourful - excellent.Love it when the rhythm kicks in towards the end.Wowy zowy - Cheers - RG
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SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)

wow. thanks for your comment. i was going for a kaleidoscope of languages and a musical meeting of east and west...
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Travesty said 3548 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
This is nce
Everything does fit. It is really put together well!
SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)

it took a bit of time to piece it together, it's nice to know it shows. thanks
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bud said 3548 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Put a fork in him - he's done
I hear some people stayed at the farm long after the festival was over. The music had stopped - but not in their heads.
Seriously though - I really like this piece.
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SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
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part of the title comes from: om mani padme hum

note there are six syllables. see here for lots of info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_mani_padme_hum

now consider this ancient trivia (possibly urban myth, but i don't think so):

Why are phone number seven digits? --- The short-term memory capacity for most people is between five and nine items or digits. This is one reason that phone numbers were kept to seven digits (not including area code).

maybe the reason this mantra works so well is that it pretty much fully occupies the left brain?

or maybe not?

(and where does the other part of the title originate?)

thanks!
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bud said 3292 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Anoushka is the name
of Ravi Shankar's daughter. Half sister to Nora Jones.
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bud said 3292 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Anoushka is the name
of Ravi Shankar's daughter. Half sister to Nora Jones.
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SmokeyVW said 3292 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
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ding ding ding ding ding


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Doug Somers said 3548 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Is this a journey
or just a trip? Very very cool sir. Nicely assembled into a moving sonic experience.

Thanks for posting, and be well!
Doug
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SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)

who knows? i was too busy to notice. :-)

i realized at some point that Ravi played Woodstock, but there were no refs to his music in the songs here so far... someone had to do it!

thanks

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DWL said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
More drugs than me then?
Very impressive. A real cohesive whole from such diverse sources.

Excellent

Cheers

Dick
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SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)

i'm naturally high -- however, i think it was wholly modal rounders.

it's an amazing amount of fun putting together tunes like this. i started from a half-finished piano noodle from a few weeks ago tentatively titled "down". then the need for a sitar piece for Woodstock became apparent. the two notions collided.

but the mix was too sparse. so i raided freesound.org for spoken voices. along the way i found a French chanted prayer. that remixed into part of the piano so nicely i could not believe my ears. after more adjustments, voila!

thanks Dick
peace


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sloparts said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
Very far out man
this is an unusual piece to say the least, but not altogether something you wouldn't hear at woodstock. Very meditative and ethereal, and also very very good.

Kudos for bring the mind back into the body my friend.

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 3547 days ago (March 25th, 2008)
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you know, i was thinking someone could actually have pulled this off live by using several tape recorders playing the sound samples... the sitars, piano, and tablas would have been played live.

John Cage could certainly have done it - he was definitely into that sort of concept of musical performance art in 1969.

more recently, The Flaming Lips have done extensions of these sorts of ideas about sonic performance art.

(i often enjoy experimenting on the fringes of music, like this song.)

thanks, glad you liked it.
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magnatone said 3547 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
Padme Anoushka
Wow Smokey - this is amazing. How you made all this work is so beyond where my brain can go, but you've pulled it off masterfully. Thanks for listing the sources of all the sounds/instruments. This is GRRRRRRRRRRREAT!
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SmokeyVW said 3465 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
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my earlier reply to DWL might explain it a little.

some of the material just happened to dovetail nicely, so i took advantage of these accidents. i was really pleased with the church choir and the piano part playing simultaneously...

thanks


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Skean said 3546 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
You are..hahaha
You are amassing my friend WHAT a HECK you put one after one song up and all is so cOOL done... You are the winner at this woodstock party... Cheers
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SmokeyVW said 3465 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
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i went a little crazy with this festival - the music was flowing fast and furiously.

thank you
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Vic Holman said 3546 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
oooooommmmmm
i can smell the incense clear over here on the west coast. Now we have to pray for the tibetians survival. what ever happened to peace, love & understanding?
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SmokeyVW said 3465 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
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peace, love & understanding have always been around, and they continue to this very day.

i believe the trouble is that there is also war, hate & confusion mixed in simultaneously. that continues to this day as well.

after all, the Vietnam war and the draft was going on during Woodstock...

thank you
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drakonis said 3546 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
nicely nicely done
love the way the piano threads all the love bead WAVs together... Super sitar/tabla work and pretty music overall. Great way to span the world.

Funny, I was thinking of Macjams and all these people around the world with a similar thought, all due to Feter's prompting, and it made me feel better about the world... or at least us Macjammers :)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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SmokeyVW said 3465 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
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Eduard - you grokked this in fullness!

what else is there to say?

no one has yet mentioned the full meaning of the title however...

thank you
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said 3543 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Heh Far out Man
Reminds me of I love you Alice b. Toklas

Same vibes yet modernized, fantastic recording!
SmokeyVW said 3465 days ago (June 16th, 2008)
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i will need to find out more about Alice B. Toklas.

thank you very much
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Char said 3351 days ago (October 7th, 2008)
Padme Anouska.
Well, Smokey, this is so complex, you have to play it several times. And I find I focus on the music more if I close my eyes or go to a blank page on a tab. It is actually lovely to listen to because it is cohesive and has such bright sounds. I appreciate your time and your talent. Thank you.
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SmokeyVW said 3292 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
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i guess this made a good impression. a certain amount of serendipity occurred when i put it together.

thanks!
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say said 941 days ago (May 15th, 2015)
Padme Anoushka
Love all these different sounds-& the swedish...!
: ) missed this one, glad to hear it!!

Great work, must've been fun doing this!
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