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bud

 Genre: Experimental

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This started out as a backing track for a song in the style of the band Suicide (electro punk originators of the late 70's - a must listen). However - as I listened to the track repeatedly - I couldn't bring myself to sing over it - and really got into the way repetition invites the brain to find change where none exists. The basis of this track never changes once established about a minute in - but I find I hear different sounds and patterns anyway.

I hope I'm not a total narcissist and that you find something to enjoy in this also. It could be that like Narcissus - I'm captivated by my own reflection. Play loud or soft.
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Comments: 36
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Plays: 69
Downloads: 97

Uploaded: Apr 05, 2008 - 09:12:13 PM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2008 - 09:18:55 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 04:05:33 AM
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Vic Holman said 3420 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
I'm playing it
softly loud.

real cool when you close your eyes and drift with it. i like the subtle changes, oh wait you said nothing changes. okay i hear what your saying it does shift in the head some how. huh.
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
relax
and float down stream. Thanks for stopping by.
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Feter said 3420 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
rinse and repeat
trippy and full of mysterious ...wish you broght
that hey more into the face ...cool work bud thnx
for sharing !
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
You're welcome Feter
Nice of you to comment.
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magnatone said 3420 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Rinse and Repeat
yeah, I see what you mean about hearing different sounds/patterns even when they're not actually there. When I started listening to this, I was thinking "well, this probably isn't really quite for me" - but then I couldn't hit the stop button, and then I didn't want it to end. Now if you've ever listened to anything of mine you know that I'm also quite into repetitions - totally different genre, but reps are reps - so maybe the part of my brain that likes to hear something over and over again met up with the part of your brain that likes the same thing. And it was beautiful! (lol) thanks
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
I think repetition appeals
to our basic desire for order and comfort in predictability. The breath - the heartbeat - basic rhythms.
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echoroom said 3420 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
trippy
Very evocative and cinematic... cool little trip, Bud.
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Yeah - nothing special
but something that I liked in its simplicity. Glad you could get into it.
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Youra said 3420 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Suicide
As a fan of the band (and Vega) I could'nt stay insensible to this. Loved it.
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Youra
Suicide was an amazing act. I saw Vega perform recently and he was as good and strange as ever. His accompanist ( a woman - not Martin Rev) played an ipod with a Kaos Pad and an Air FX.
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lavalamp said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Trippy Bud
Liked what you did here. Good stuff.

LL
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
: )
: )
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davisamerica said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
well .... right then bud
yeah ... like vic says ... drift .... good one man ... vocals un needed!
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
something to soothe the savage beast.
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Skean said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Tripy!
I'm hypnotised cool tune cool done faved.
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Hey Kenta
glad you stopped by.
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racerat said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Cagey
Very John Cagey me-thinks. I agree that the mind is always one to try to make sense, fill in the gaps, find patterns where none exist. I feel your pain and torment when it comes to the 'to song over this cool track, or not to sing over this cool track" conundrum. Glad you left it as is as a dense study in pattern. I wish it went on for about 15 minutes. It would be a great song to do yoga by.
P
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bud said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
After repeated listening I came to the same
conclusion - that it works well for about 15 minutes - but thought that that was a lot to ask here. Just let it repeat.
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paul f. page said 3419 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
It...
...hypnotizes...and anesthesizes...all at the same time. Here is performance art that can't be ignored...or escaped. So to me, the question is as elemental as the art: why?
(Not meaning any disrespect whatsoever. At the end of the day, you made me think.)
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3418 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
Very interesting question you pose -
I guess the first answer could be why not? But are you asking why it works - or why it exists? It exists to provide pleasure - or at least to stimulate thought or some other area of the brain - as I assume all music and art does. Why it works is open to discussion - as is whether it works at all. Thanks for commenting - it's always nice hearing from you.
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said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Hey!
Sounds like you might have been channeling Electro Estate! Very unusual, and extrememly trippy. Kind of pulls one in......

I like the way you mixed the guitars in the distance...

Be well!
bud said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
Thanks Michael
nice of you to stop by and comment. Sorry to say that no guitars were used here - just some tweaked up noise and a little electric piano. Now if I could only get my guitar to sound like that.
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said 3417 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
Geez!
You sure fooled me Kevin!
SmokeyVW said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
repreprepreprepreprepre
that melodic metallic repeating noise burst is way cool ! ! ! !

this effect reminds me very much of listening to tight loops of spoken words. first you hear some syllables, then your mind locks in on some detail and it slowly unfolds into a new set of syllables... and it keeps turning around and around into other pseudo-words... of course it's all in your head - but then it all is in your head - all the time anyway, isn't it?

i see what you mean about the mirror.

very cool - you've inspired me to try something along these lines.

thanks
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bud said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
By George you've got it!
But don't worry - it'll wear off in a few days. I started hearing the voices myself and I know what's there - and it's nothing like voices.
Glad you like the metallic shhh metronome. That was actually the hardest part to get right. It's made up of about six little bits of white noise from different sources like cymbals, wind, static etc. - all put together and tweaked to sound like steam I guess. There's a certain percussive sound that Suicide had that was some early drum machine played through pedals - that's what I was going for originally.
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SmokeyVW said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
mirror
also your graphic. there is a repeating symbol there.

it's a mirror isn't? also known as the symbol for female.

cool.

playing with our minds, aren't you?
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bud said 3417 days ago (April 8th, 2008)
mirror
in a way yes. this is the MURA aperture pattern for the LEGRI gamma-ray telescope. More info here -
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/Images/heasarc/missions/coded_legri_pattern.gif&imgrefurl=http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/sats_n_data/missions/coded_legri.html&h=473&w=473&sz=5&hl=en&start=7&um=1&tbnid=dCtTfCJ7MQA1LM:&tbnh=129&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpattern%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DG

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Dj French Toast said 3415 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Hey Bud
I fell asdleep listening to this on the headphones the other night and then relistened to it in the mornig .I really dig this one alot man .Trance and worm hole kinda song . I really dig the circus organ sound in there alot and just love the build upo that creeps up on ya . Very Sweet song Bud doggie .
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bud said 3415 days ago (April 10th, 2008)
Thanks Bennie -
I gotta get over to your place - I do believe I'm behind on my listening.
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lengold said 3414 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Sorry I'm so late to this bud
Really felt that I was on a old steam train ride (not that I have ever been on one - I think).
I was hearing voices too - very interesting and definitely enjoyable.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3414 days ago (April 11th, 2008)
Thanks Len -
Nice of you to stop by after having been feared lost. Very Paul McCartney moment there.
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composerclark said 3412 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Trance Trance Trance Trance...
Trance-inducing music. Trance-inducing music. Trance-inducing... well, you get the idea! Very captivating, and I find myself listening on several levels simultaneously, if that makes any sense. Very cool!
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bud said 3412 days ago (April 13th, 2008)
Several levels
quite a compliment - thanks. Glad you stopped by.
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gregd said 3411 days ago (April 14th, 2008)
This could be track one,
or track 14, on a Pan Sonic album. This music just gives the imagination space to play solos all over the place.

Cool bit of psychological programming; I have an inexplicable urge to by hot dogs now . . . .
-g
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Heightened said 3409 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
This is super cool as it is
Please don't hang it out to dry!
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Diviner said 3401 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Great track and concept
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