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tokai

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This is a song that Joe posted.
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=93188
i put some guitars and lots of other stuff on it and added to its length, possibly a bit too much. Great fun playing in different scales and tunings. Once again i have got a bit lost in it and can't hear it anymore, so here is hoping somebody can make some suggestions, or even take it on and play around with it. Joe does some great tunes, with plenty of inventiveness and ability. I love this tune as it was.
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Hits: 3030
Comments: 19
Fans: 12
Plays: 57
Downloads: 132
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Aug 17, 2008 - 10:35:09 AM
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2008 - 12:49:21 PM Last Played: Jul 14, 2017 - 04:52:25 PM
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Comments
Elevator_Funk said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
cool
the guitar is just I would think that song needed. you could stick with the theme you have with the alternative scales and volume swells and then put your guitar more forward in the mix, then play less and let the notes you do play ring longer, might make it more ambient. It still sounds cool as it is.
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
i agree
with your comments, thanks for listening and your words.
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Skean said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Yes! Joe do good music as you do
This is way too cool collab nice git you've put in to it.. I like this a lot.
Nice mixing as well... Cheers
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
thanxs man
the mix was a real issue, i have had so many problems with this track, still not resolved. i could not get the drums any higher in the mix, there was a bit too much on this version i feel.
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Moviz said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Very
cleverly thought out piece that could also be Cinematic. I love those different scales and varying Rhythms...... the voices too add an air of mystery. Great collab, regards M
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
thanks
there are many many layers in this. Joe sent me 11 tracks and i added another 29... joe's piece is incredible, it changes a lot which was an exciting challenge. The songs starts out on DADGAD.
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magnatone said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
rising sun
wow - awesome collab - I love your additions tokai, this is beautiful!
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
cheers
IT was great fun to play over this great track.
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ktb said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
beans on toast
amazingly enough, what we're having for supper. And a brilliant track by which to enjoy it. You have an amazing ear Steve, for fleshing out the most on guitar..the spoken voice was trippy as well.
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
hope they went down well
HOWS IT GOIN! Nice of you to drop in, thanks for your comments. could not resist this tune.
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Heightened said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
Tokai the tensai
You just made it 5 times better than the original!!! Loved every addition and then some. Anytime you want to take apart my stuff and make them better - be my guest!
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Nice one Joe
i dont know if i made it better, it could still be much better. i will be looking out for another to chop up. Cheers Joe thanks for the ride.
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Feter said 3404 days ago (August 17th, 2008)
rising sun
A new rise for what the 60s psychodelic and deep
trip began ..I just loved the soulfullness in the
guitar works really ..I cant suggest any as this
work just so complete and wonderfull ...Hats off
to you !!!!!
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Cheers Feter
Thanks for the kind words. im happy that you liked this one and the guitar soundz.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3404 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
Zen
Powerful stuff. The added guitars really take the track to a new level. Nice work by both collaborators. Perhaps you could have brought in the drums sooner and made them a little louder but then again that might ruin the meditative quality of the song.
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
cheers, yep those drums
i could not get that sound up. There was too much going on at that point. I will cut back on a lot of stuff and give the whole thing a bit more space, redo the drum parts.
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said 3403 days ago (August 18th, 2008)
Rising sun.
Awesome. Unlike you, Tokai, I think this piece ends too soon. The machine starts cranking up at about 4:25, after a long (beautiful) quasi-ambient build. It seems like you're just starting to fall into a powerful groove, then it ends. I wanted more, I guess. Excellent work.
tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
it could have gone on
But i had played what i had so many times, and the time span was already an issue. The drums where last minute. cheers
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timothy devine said 3402 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
rising sun or lost in space
I am waking up with this tune and how appropriate the title today/for me
great sounding stuff and inspired playing
the line 6 has great sounds/endless
i have one but have not been using it much
it is good just for a bit of inspiration / when you find a great sound / like you have here
this reminds me of some old John Abercrombi where he plays with Jon Hammer/the famed Miami Vice music genius
Real real good listen/twice
thanks
PS still messing with the ktb version of blackwater(do or Die)
your words where very helpfull/I'll update u soon
tm
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Thank you
very much, im glad you enjoy our epic.
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jiguma said 3402 days ago (August 19th, 2008)
This sounds great Steve
I think you've added some really good guitar here and I enjoyed the listen.
N
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
i think they need
a bit more work, but im glad that you liked them.
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peacepiano said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
Space
I like the sound spaces created here. Not sure where Joe ends and you begin but the result is good. The guitar at the end is well placed.

Thanks
Bill
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tokai said 3401 days ago (August 20th, 2008)
thanks
for your comments. Cheers
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said 3399 days ago (August 22nd, 2008)
Forboding!
Very well played! Great dynamics throughout. Perhaps I'll try some "beans on toast" before my next recording!

Personally, I can't fault this mix. Sounds excellent to my ears Steve.

Mind-bending tuneage!

Be well friend!
tokai said 3370 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
hey ho
glad to hear form you, beans on toast eh! cant beat it.
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Dj French Toast said 3389 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
cool pic
This is a very meditative dreamy track in my head , I like it very much good colab and great mix : )
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tokai said 3370 days ago (September 20th, 2008)
Toasties
thank you for your words
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lengold said 3373 days ago (September 17th, 2008)
Superb
Amazing sounds and guitars, great collaboration..
Cheers
Len

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tokai said 3357 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
come out from behind the rock sir
cheers fellow blighty.
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Reggie_Pole said 3158 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Endless possibiliies.
This could spin off in so many directions. The build here is fantastic. Maybe you'll agree that the piece ends just when it's getting started. Love the Japanese vibe. Very imaginative spaced out ambi-rock.
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tokai said 3158 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Hey it's reg again
easy on me my heads beginning to swell. Yep it could have gone on a bit, should have handed it over to you as you have become adept at epics recently. Cheers Daune.
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Hickling_Stan said 2641 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Enjoyed
Just thought I'd dip in at random into your earlier stuff. Liked this a lot. Elements of "Dead can dance" and "tangerine dream" and something original. really felt drawn into the whole atmoshphere of the piece. excellent. Cheers mark
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hackneybloke said 2640 days ago (September 20th, 2010)
rising sun
wow. really dig the eastern opening...you did that with just guitars? great use of water and bell/cymbal sounds. 1.40 great guitar section...although i found it to central in the mix for me. love the sampled voices here....then that bass coming in. this is so atmospheric...and again i am so impressed with how you get so much out of guitar sounds. what's the japanese chick saying? steve this is great..truly great. that urgent bass sound is kicking in now and sounds wonderful with the other string instruments.....what are they? they sound like mandolins. 5.30...love the beat you got coming in now...i'd have really cranked that up for the ending and given a big flourish...although i love the sound you have to go out on at the end. fantastic track steve...really fantastic. you and joe created something really impressive.
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