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Blasé


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apb

 Genre: Funk

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Something a bit different from me, yet again! lol .. bit of a short experiment .. funk/rock? .. with some spoken word.
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Lyrics
Unconcerned,
Unimpressed,
nonchalant and bored.

Unconcerned,
Unimpressed,
nonchalant and bored.

Unconcerned,
Unimpressed,
Indifferent and bored.

Indulged in pleasure so much as to be unexcited by it,
Satiated and bored.
Song Stats
Hits: 3652
Comments: 33
Fans: 15
Plays: 184
Downloads: 100

Uploaded: Aug 30, 2008 - 02:29:25 PM
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2008 - 03:57:35 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:10:31 AM
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Hardware:
Mac mini 1.6Ghz, 2GB RAM,
MOTU Traveler Firewire audio interface,
USA made Fender precision bass guitar,
Gibson Les Paul Studio (EMG-ZW pick-ups),
Kawai K1 (used as a midi 'mother' keyboard),
Rode NT1-A mic (with pop-shield).
Software:
GBv3,
Ozone 3,
Ampeg SVX,
Camelphat,
Camelspace,
Absynth 4,
Drums on demand,
Audacity.
Comments
egobandit said 3371 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Funk it up
Man you are rockin that bass blew me away. I love the way the spoken word adds that touch of difference that puts this in another place. A realy cool song when I get back to my Mac its a definite download!
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Time
bit of a different approach this for me: I started with the bass and drums .. and then upwards, which I seldom do. Been meaning to try that since I got my bass.

The voice over was a bit of a last minute idea...but the whole song was written with that title and attitude in mind.
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composerclark said 3371 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Funk!
Hey! I thought funk was my genre, but you do a you do a pretty good job with it too! ;-)

This is very cool! And very different from all of the other submissions of yours that I've heard. Bravo!
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Hahaha
.. how's that for coincidence. I was thinking the same: never done anything funky at all. Just listening now to your Funky Flute groove .. yours is 'true' funk, real 70s cop show "Dirty Harry" ..but some classical sneaking in.. what can I say- I just had a bit of a funk-out with my new bass .. lol :o) I was quite pleased with this .. way simpler than yours .. I spent alot more time on sounds that what was played, trying to capture a blasé mood/attitude.

What are you doing next? lol .. so I don't happen to do that ;o)
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Feter said 3371 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Blas
welcome back Alan its beena while ..great bass playin
my friend ..very cool guitar work ..groovin all around
on this funky track ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Ghassan
.. been behind the scenes a bit .. and slowly crawly back into the work ethic after my 5 weeks vacation. Glad a got a chance to experiment with my new bass, glad you liked it and stopped in.
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announcer said 3370 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Wild track
Nice track here with some wild sounds. I think it really needs to be longer. It deserves to be longer with some really cool guitar solo through the rest of the song. You could return to the vocal at the end.

Nice the way it is however.
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Bill
2mins is indeed quite a pitiful effort .. but I wanted to capture the idea and vibe .. I can always return to it. I had a notion of it drifting off into a stupor and then returning .. a bit like myself lol .. good grief! It's introspective! lol ;o)
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jiguma said 3370 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Nice one Alan!
Something different for sure - I like the spoken word, the bass, and most everything else about this - no nits from here.

Good to see you with a new song up.

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Neil- glad to be back
from time to time it's nice to try something just a bit off the beaten track and a different recording approach to. Glad I got the bass up front .. makes a change eh? lol ;o)
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davisamerica said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
alan ...
funk indeed ... man your cat looks a lot like brocolli .. my best buddy. very cool alan ... as always
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Ah .. the cat .. actually I don't own a cat currently. I found that pic in cyberspace... I think it is called "Mr.Pickles" but don't quote me on that. Cats can just do that 'blasé' look better than any people pics I saw- and they say animals can't speak. Glad you enjoyed this, thanks for stopping in.
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musichead said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
what
So you bought the USA fender...I told you .. I knew you would love it!!
I like the back ground keys on this.. The rolling synths...
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
I did Watson ..
I first used it on "Medo" collab, then "Rosie's glow" and for this I tried the split pick-up setting/knob for the first time. Depending which synths you mean, I think it's the one I pitch bend? It's a mix of Absynth and GB mono analog synth with Camelspace/phat FX on them.
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stevel said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Groovin'
Cool bass groove and guitar licks...very nice!
Steve
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Steve
bit of a departure for me, was fun.
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DWL said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Funky struttin man
Sort of dragged me in and then along some. Liked the introduction of the different textures.

Nice playing.

Cheers

Dick
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apb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks Dick
glad that soup of sound sucked you in at the start as is it's purpose and glad you noted the effect of layering different sound texture on top of one another. The playing is of less importance than the strutting for this one :o)
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said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Very chalant ...
and it is different. I can't be indifferent to that kind of bass groove. But this isn't traditionally funky ... it's something else, with the Mixolydian mode, the laid back drum track, and the relaxed flow of the synths. It's got a triumphant sound to it, which is certainly at odds with the lyrics. Unique. Fantastic sound.
apb said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Thanks Roca_Atomica
hopefully not traditional, heaven forbid! ;o) That triumphant 'oomph' vibe is my attempt at "indulging in pleasure" .. to excess. :o)
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dajama said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Cool
The first thing is 'wow!' - a completely unexpected groove. Love it. The bass sound and playing is superb. The arrangement is also superb, and builds up very well. Lovely keyboard sounds, and the repeated phrase is effective. Nice backwards talking trick, too! Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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apb said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Cheers Dave
Always nice to get a "wow!" .. too kind. Yup, it's the backward talking trick .. the 'chorus' lyrics reversed (if anyone was wondering if there was some hidden message) .. I liked they way they did alomst sound like a foreign language... like Russian ;o)
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ktb said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
b3 sounds big
different, edgy. Thats what I dig most. The guitar was phenom, but its the slow driving bass/organ progression that sucks me in.
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apb said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Cheers John
Yup that Absynth 4 synth does have a B3 kinda touch to it .. but it's not a B3 plug-in. It's mixed quite heavily with some standardish GB analog mono generator sounds .. and some Camel effects .. the pitch bend and modulation touches I played. I tend to use keys in just a couple of ways: little twiddles for variety or some more prominent pattern playing a riff that has some pull/draws. Hmm .. 8o. :o)
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caroline said 3370 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
is this your voice??
i love the little popping noises - svedish too? oh well - gotta get back to the woods - typical alan production and inventive as always - big loves xoxoxo
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apb said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
'ello Brunch!
Yes - it's my voice, my theatrical voice over voice :o) Svedish? Nah .. 'tis me backwards... sounds kinda Russian a bit to me .. very odd.

Get those cookies to granny little Pink Driving-Hood! Laters!! :o)
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lengold said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Love this
Alan - great feel.
Cheers
Len


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VicDiesel said 3369 days ago (September 1st, 2008)
Funk that!
Wow, that's some bass groove. Nice stereo effects too.

A fun track, all in all.


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guitapick said 3365 days ago (September 5th, 2008)
Sounds fantastic...
...I used to play in a funk band...you got it goin' here, Alan...love the bass/guitar and the synth wash creates that BIG space...

Kudos, man...
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LunaTrick said 3363 days ago (September 7th, 2008)
Great groove
some great guitar soloing too! Good job!
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blaky smith said 3362 days ago (September 8th, 2008)
Different
but excellent !
I am late Alan, but it's good to hear you and I think that it's never too late to greet a performance as this one...
Very original and as usual an excellent musical quality. Bravo
Marc
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Estella said 3288 days ago (November 21st, 2008)
Alan
Ha ha ha.

That voiceover had me laughing. I never think of funk as being bored and blas.

I was thoroughly entertained.

Bass and guitar are fantastically played.
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mtransue said 3107 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
way
awesome
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