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Dreams Aren't What They Seem (The Scorpion Mix)



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This piece is VERY EXPERIMENTAL!!!!! It is based on a dream I had where bunches of white flowers were moving along the ground and I just knew, in the dream, that flowers didn't do that, so I stared and I stared at the flowers and sure enough they turned into a scorpion. Then I woke up because I knew I had consciously made the real object appear.

Who needs acid when you have dreams such as this one.

The mix has been REALLY constrained. It had junping metallic kangeroo's and tin birds in it, and they were VERY loud in their hopping and singing.

Totally spaced out man.

Listen if you must.

(It's probably an extreme one-off, so I don't think that I've gone totally mad just yet).

My hidden friend keeps telling me he leaves me notes but I can never find them. Go figure.
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Uploaded: May 07, 2008 - 03:14:17 PM
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michael2 said 3510 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
is incredible. getting completely sucked into this. if this is the direction that madness brings, i can only hope that you're institutionalized soon. excellent.
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Reinholt56 said 3509 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hey Michael....
I'm surprised that anyone thought that this mix was OK. I only uploaded it because it was more or less finished AND short.

The actual sounds just came from nowhere. I started with a minimal idea for a dreamscape sequence of sound phrases and this is what came out.

The only real work I had to do was cut down the volume on the stompin' kangaroos. It really made the woofer's weep in the first mix!!

Thanks for listening and the support.

Take care.

dajama said 3510 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Very cool
Love the sounds, and the arrangement is great, pulling the listener in at the beginning, and then settling into that ominous, low-key beat, odd effects scattering left and right. Hypnotic and haunting, and very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Reinholt56 said 3509 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hi Dajama....
The mix is a digital dream of electronic fauna (of which there will be more as the year goes on.

The piece is one of a half dozen already completed, where the others are more ambient or classical in nature, but equally boundary-blurring (as far as genres go).

Thanks for stopping by and listening.

Take care.

said 3510 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Keep the experiments coming Paul
Enjoyed this a lot
Reinholt56 said 3509 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hi Bryn....
95 percent of the stuff I do drives me mad. This was no exception. The working title, as you may know, was Acid Trip, but because I've never been down that particular road I would have been lying to myself as well as others, so I allowed electronic things to belong and with the dreams I've been having of late, I thought that everything fit in some Slintastic way.

Anyway, thanks for listening and I've no doubt that there will be others of this ilk coming along.

Take care.

paul f. page said 3509 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
This one...
...draws me in in such a seductive manner. Again, Paul, you are the true master of this genre and seem to have a endless array of colors in your bucket of sounds. And if you ARE institutionalized, I hope they let you bring all your toys. Seriously, you've got to get your soundscapes to Hollywood. This is great.
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Reinholt56 said 3509 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hi Paul.....
Part of the problem that I have with actual film music and me selling myself to the industry is that my music output is not consistent as far as genre, and because I chop and change between mixes of any piece let alone between pieces, I am nervous about putting myself forward for anything, just yet.

I'm now working on serial music, in a classical genre, so where that will take me I don't know. If I had more time to do my music I'd probably err towards more normal music but as it is I'm flittering between areas of interest, normal or not.

Thank you for your ever present support. It means a lot to know that people care.

If I can put the pieces together, I'll be posting my first proper serial music production over the next day or so. It's light classical so I hope that it proves enjoyable to my friends on Macjam's.

Take care.

LunaTrick said 3509 days ago (May 7th, 2008)
Great stuff
I like the steady pulse throughout - and the atmospheric treatments are spot on. Call me weird - but I actually found it therapeutic!

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Reinholt56 said 3509 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Hi Daniel....
I'm glad you found something in this that you liked. To find something theraputic quite makes my day!!

As you've probably already found out, my output is varied both in content and subject matter.

If you know camera's I could describe my music interests and work as wide angle to telephoto as opposed to fixed focus or single format.

Thanks for your support here. It is greatly appreciated and I look forward to further dialogue as both our music worlds progress and grow, on here.

Take care.

magnatone said 3508 days ago (May 9th, 2008)
Dreams Aren't What They Seem
wow - this is AMAZING! Michael2 said he was getting "sucked into it" - I met him there, cause I totally am too. On my second listen - so many cool sounds and ideas here. You're nearing genius territory I think! (so keep your hidden friend)
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Reinholt56 said 3507 days ago (May 10th, 2008)
Hi Karen......
My hidden friend says 'Hi'. I think that's what he said!!

Thanks for your encouraging words about this strangely trippy soundscape.

You'll be listening to Stockhausen next!!!

Take care.

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