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into the night (collab w/Tokai)


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ktb

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Collabing with Steve has been a real treat for me. I grew up in awe of Gilmore, Beck, & Belew. Not just the great guitar work but their skill putting it together in the mix. I think my friend Tokai has done just that with this track. I think we started going for an "Animals/Floyd" type thing, but it generously morphed into something a little different. Many thanks to Steve for producing/writing/performing this tune. He makes it sing

Steve West - Guitars, Synths, Effects, Production

Tokai

Ktb - Synths, piano, drum/bass programming
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Uploaded: Sep 27, 2008 - 10:42:28 PM
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2008 - 10:46:44 PM Last Played: Aug 21, 2017 - 01:43:36 PM
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said 3313 days ago (September 27th, 2008)
You guys ...
need to make this

m u c h l o n g e r.

You've got the beginning of an epic here. The punch up at 2:48 sounds like a starting point for blasting off, after a very "into the night" build. Anyway, everything sounds terrific. Dramatic. Excellent collab.
ktb said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
longer
Roca, thanks for takin a listen. I'd love to do more:-) Makes me think "the wall" or some sembledge of tunes in that vein. I would really be into that.
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Feter said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
into the night
Very nice project ...Huge all the elements there ...
the spheric keys and percussions with the guitars
growl there ...you cant miss your back ground of
Jazz music there ..at the end we had a true Art Rock !
you just needed to add sound effects in the back ground
to immitate the story you want to tell ..grand work..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!!
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ktb said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
atmospherics
that'd be Steve-0 . I did one low synth pad, but all the effects, and additional synth goodies are Tokai's doing. Feter appreciate the kind words
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timothy devine said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Hey John n Steve
Super playing. true collabsmarts!
very cool atmosphere
fine/music
peace out
tm


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ktb said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
ambient
rock. Tim, always a pleasure to see your comments.
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tokai said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Thank you my friend
for passing another one of your fine tunes my way, we should have made it longer to incorporate the intro and the mess i got into trying to make it fit. The piano and keys you play are truly brilliant and beautiful.
Cheers m8. Looking forward to the next one.
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ktb said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
the joy
I get from these collabs is immense. Keeps me going. I really appreciate your open mindedness and sharing your talent. We'll have to jam in person some day :-)
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thoddi said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
groovy
Must have been cool to jam along to this one.

The mood from chords/melody-lines gives a feeling of something serious going on, like a war... the marching snare drum around 02:00 adds to that feeling. If you are to make a longer version, maybe an added bridge with some lighter flavors could balance this feeling some...

You two show great musician skills and it's a thrill listening to you play:)

Bravo!
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ktb said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
a break
Thor, spot on you are. I totally envision the "darker" visuals. Maybe it'd be a good soundtrack for a battle sequence. Definitely if we were to tinker I agree a break of some sort. Right around the 3:30 mark to segue-way into something altogether different.
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peacepiano said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Performance
Inspired performances from both of you! Its a joy to hear such good playing expertly produced.

Thanks
Bill
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ktb said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
produced
Mix by Tokai. For me it means I can crank my monitors whilst listening and everything rocks. Thank you for checkin the tune, Bill.
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davisamerica said 3313 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
WOW
this is am amazing track .... :-]
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ktb said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
visualizer
this one of my new fav tunes to crank and watch the itunes visualizer. Jack, thx for listening
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Moviz said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
I always
appreciate your music and this collab with Steve is wonderful. Sort of a Cinematic Jazz kind of thing. Great playing and production, regards M
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ktb said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
daydream
Maurice, cinematic visuals everytime I listen to it. Thank you!
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Vic Holman said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
good work guys
yeah a little beyond floyd. but there's a hint of it.

great composition and shining playing here. excellent
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ktb said 3312 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
floyd
Vic, Floyd probably being one of my all time favorites. I was deeply saddened by the passing of Richard Wright. Thank you for the positive comment
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Ed Hannifin said 3312 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Reminds ME...
...of bits of Robert Fripp, somehow playing over Rick Wright and Steve Winwood...

Very Frippish tone and phrasing in spots, and much enjoyed...

Added with gratitude to iTunes for further enjoyment...

Ed
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ktb said 3312 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
ipod
Ed, I'm glad you like it. Steve's (Tokai) playing combines the best elements of rock, progressive and art and still comes out wholly unique when he's done.
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segiperkasa said 3293 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
great collaboration..
I really like collaboration works.. is it possible if i do a jamming on the tracks with my guitar?... the music is very inspiring....
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lengold said 3312 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
Really masterful
playing by both of you with great production. Joy to listen to.
Cheers
Len


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ktb said 3311 days ago (September 29th, 2008)
hey
many thanks Len. glad you liked it. I think Steve is from your side of the pond. Someday I hope I can arrange to visit my Mj brethren there.
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drakonis said 3311 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
intrigue
what a terrific pairing here, both in talent and music. Guitar work and piano work are superb for this... writing is quite dramatic... although I agree that since it is a short single themed piece, it feels like the intro to something else about to be unleashed right after this. Great builds, and the jazzy piano part actually does complement the giant Floydian guitar growling rather well (I almost typed "Wall".) It sort of gave me visions of a Jekyll & Hyde type thing, where somebody is fighting this unstoppable terrifying power that is sweeping over him. Maybe this can be the intro to "the real song" which you will work together on now? (smirk) Definitely had me listening intently all the way through.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ktb said 3310 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
wall
Drak, I'm pleased to hear you didn't think the piano was out of place. I had some second thoughts on that part. I couldn't agree more that this would make a great prelude for something. I hope I can do some more like this. I think we play well together.

Thanks for the thoughtful comment. Its very much appreciated.
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tempie said 3311 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
keys shine
The keys that start around 1:28 are just, well, pretty. Love the way that they float over the heavier stuff. Bass programming is standout as well - terrific little stutter steps here and there. Lots of ear candy for the headphone inclined.
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ktb said 3310 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
ear candy
wow..very much appreciate that.
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dajama said 3310 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
I'm floored
This is stunning. As a huge Floyd fan, I think this has the spirit! Wonderful sound, and a great mix, with lovely playing throughout. The guitar just soars and dips, and fills the phones, and the piano adds an unexpected, wonderfully melodic angle. Amazing stuff. The drums and bass work perfectly, too. A great collab. Kudos to you both. Peace.
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ktb said 3310 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
floyd
David, Steve gets credit on this mix. I think he pulled it all together in a big way.
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Nolan said 3309 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
Wow
Wow, big production! Very dramatic. Nicely played and wonderfully put together. A very compelling listen.
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ktb said 3309 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
hello
Nolan, great to see you back & posting up again. Thx for takin a listen and commenting
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said 3308 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Excellent collab!
Wow. You guys work well together. A real blending of several genres in this...

Amazing guitar work by the good Mr. West. Excellent synth work and drum programming by Mr. Instant Karma.

I hope you guys ride again in the near future!

Be well!
ktb said 3307 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
ride again
I hope so. Thanks for the generous words, Michael
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thetiler said 3307 days ago (October 4th, 2008)
enjoy how this starts out
plus terrific pic! Nice texture in the music, very dramatic and well done. Love the lush dramatic orchestrations and how they fit so well with the improvs.

Way To Go!


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bud said 3302 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
So many great collabs out there
I just came over from Craft/Sorenson/Racerat and now this. I was hooked on first reading with the Animals/Floyd referrence - but this has definitely gone even further into a different realm. Really well done - great guitars, keys, drums, production. Cool.
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segiperkasa said 3293 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Great collaboration
I really like collaboration works.. is it possible if i do a jamming on the tracks with my guitar?... the music is very inspiring....
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ktb said 3292 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
jamming
sergi, feel free to jam away
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VicDiesel said 3283 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
Sweet
your parts go together well. Cool piece.
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LunaTrick said 3281 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Decided to check your stuff out
After you left me a kind comment. I really like the feel of this piece - it is a hybridization of different styles - and very well done. Look forward to hearing more!
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Drew Kopr said 3275 days ago (November 4th, 2008)
Very cool
Nice stuff going on...really dig the tasty piano notes. The overall production is top notch. Excellent composition.
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Pete_NB said 3244 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Nailed it
"generously morphed" is a cool term, and fits to a tee. You got the Floyd elements there but so much more as well. There are some really great guitar moments here and some serious atmosphere.
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ted23 said 3221 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Huge
Brilliant work by everyone.
Sounds like the results of everyone bringing there best to the table.
rok41 said 2602 days ago (September 9th, 2010)
Zooom,,,,
Wow, so so good!Very mood provoking with a rich texture. Your piano playing is awesome! Great job by both of you!
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