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Tranquility Base


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bud

 Genre: Ambient

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This is another Buddha Machine experiment. Sorry if it's getting tedious by now - but I'm actually doing a whole album of pieces built around the box for the RPM Challenge. http://www.rpmchallenge.com/component/option,com_comprofiler/Itemid,296/

What you are hearing is a single track, uncut improvisation played on a Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer (think old and analog) using the Buddha Machine as both sound source and sequence trigger. In addition to the Buddha loops you are also hearing the Pro One's two oscillators playing a small bass sequence (advanced by the peaks in the loops) while I'm tweaking everything. This is probably best appreciated with speakers at a low to moderate volume - it tends to do nicer things in a room than in phones.
As with any of these things - this is open for reuse.
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Uploaded: Feb 18, 2009 - 07:22:04 PM
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2009 - 07:43:27 PM Last Played: Apr 02, 2015 - 03:42:33 AM
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Feter said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Tranquility Base
really trippy sound bed ...wish someone with a spacy guitar can go with this !!
thnx for sharin !!!!
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Anybody can do whatever they like
why not a spacey blues vocal Feter?
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TheReverendAG said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hey well what
I'm not a huge ambient fan and I don't know what a Buddha Machine is either.. but this sounds like something I would enjoy after accidentally drinking a whole bottle of Robitussin.

That was a compliment by the way. Very chill and outer spoacey in other words.
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Don't think of it as ambient
just think of it as really slow metal. Cheers - and here's to Robitussin.
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Buddha Machine - a little transistor radio
like thing that only plays nine pre-installed loops.

http://www.fm3buddhamachine.com/
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LunaTrick said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
You tempt me again...
Such a deep and magical track....
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
By all means - be my guest
indulge yourself. Can't wait.
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Vic Holman said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
moonage daydream
cool in it's simplicity and how it slowly evolves. that is some deep space bass. very 2001 (s.o) in feel.
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
I was thinking 2001 S.O. as well
I love the bass sound of the Pro One - it's easy to just get lost in modulating it. Back in my 4 track days it was my bass - hooked up to my TR808.
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rsorensen said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
this is so cool
i may just have to lay something down over it. really well done, kevin. I can feel the bass right in my chest.
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Sounds good to me
I've been hoping to do something together sooner or later.
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magnatone said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Tranquility Base
Kevin - this is very very cool! I'm of course not the right person for additions, but as i look at the people who've chimed in so far, it's easy to see how you'll get some awesome takers. I'm imagining you and Ridd in particular on this, and I'm in heaven! This Buddha Machine thingee is really interesting to me, and i can't wait to see how this experiment develops. Do you know why it's called "Buddha"? Great work as usual my Bud!
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Thanks Karen - I'm excited to hear
what becomes of this as well. Daniel's work on Tundra was amazing and anything Ridd touches turns to gold. Why Buddha Machine? Here's a little info on the creators - you can learn more on the website I posted above in response to ReverendAG.

Founded in 1999 by Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian, two active members of the Beijing music scene, FM3 are considered pioneers of electronic music in China.

Known for dedicating prime space for “live” aspects within their work, FM3 produces mysterious, meditative and minimalist soundscapes, while subtly adding elements of Chinese folk tradition into a universe abundant in micro-sounds and synthetic glitches.
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Elevator_Funk said 3139 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Good Stuff...
Downloaded, I got an idea.....
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Heard your idea - and it's great
quick work - and good stuff.

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thoddi said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
moonwalk
This must be close to what the sounds on the moon would be... perfect as a soundtrack for a film about a lunar expedition.
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks for the comment
the name came from the effect of breathing to the track - which then led to the moon.
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kingbee said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
space is deep
Cool soundscape.
I keep looking at those Buddah machines and thinking about getting one but not sure where I'd use it in the kind of stuff I do but you have used to wonderful effect.
Great stuff
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bud said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
For $24 I couldn't resist this item
It was just too unique and weird - I had to have one. I actually bought it for my wife to play in her studio while she paints. She likes it too. Beware though - not everyone finds it useful or meaningful.
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Morning Light said 3139 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
beautiful:)
I very much enjoy low thundering, rumblng sounds blended with harmony:) It sounds like Theta Waves.... my favorite MHz :)
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Glad you enjoyed it
I'll have to look into these theta waves. Thanks.
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Reinholt56 said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Hi Kevin........
I really enjoyed this mix. It has many qualities that I appreciate in as piece of electronic music.

I've downloaded it and will be playing with it sometime in the near future. We'll see what comes out of the mixing desk.

Take care.

Paul
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Wonderful
I can't wait to hear what you come up with Paul. Thanks for dropping by.
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Dj French Toast said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Doggie dog
What up Bud ! :) THis is cool man kinda sounds like a didgeridoo at points :) kinda tribal ambient .....this buddha Machine is cool ....easily sucked into the meditative qualities in this song ...makes you kinda feel like your on shrooms a little ....Sweet track Bud :)
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Meditative is the right idea -
Try breathing with the rise and fall - it's pretty slow - but it's possible. It's surprising how far you can slow down your breathing if you try.
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Dj French Toast said 3138 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
I didnt know
Ive been a student of Zen practice for over 15 years now :) Peace !
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Might have guessed
Doh!
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ramonaji said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Cool meditative piece!
I say this as a "meditator" of many lifetimes! : )
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Pleased to meet a fellow traveler
this was fun to do as an active meditation - breathing with the process. Are you into walking meditation?
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Skean said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Spaced
It put me in a good mood… And yes I agreed it's very good meditation piece…Downloaded…Thanks
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bud said 3138 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
Thanks Kenta - nice to hear
I hope you can put this piece to good use.
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tokai said 3138 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
walikng on the moon
Atmospheric and tranquil a great experiment.
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bud said 3137 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Nice of you to give a listen
thanks.
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perceptualvortex said 3137 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Lunar
I dig it. It's like trekking across the ice planet, in the wind and snow, while safely inside your warm environment suit. The whole sound is rich and evocative. Also, it mixes nicely with my tinnitis, haha.
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michael2 said 3137 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
kevin
this is awesome. love how you used the buddha machine as a sound source. really great idea, and great track. downloading now.
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Doug Somers said 3137 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
Spacious with
a solid sense of grounding as well. I like the phrasing that you've achieved as the filters do their work. I can easily get the feeling of being on the moon - the abyss above, a foreign solid world below. Things moving with no sense of hurry.

I'm looking forward to hearing more from your work in this vein.

All the best,
Doug
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paul f. page said 3136 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
You are...
...channeling Paul Reinholt! (and I see your comments on his things as well). You guys are exploring really interesting territory with your oscillators and such. THIS is outta this world...Only suggestion is a small one: move the center around to left and right a bit now and again. ... Oh, I love the bass pedal tone...Very solid and just drives into my bones! Nice, nice, nice...(What a great place to experiment, eh?)
Peace.
Paul
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lengold said 3136 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
These are certainly
interesting experiments. This is very soothing and quite inspirational.
Cheers
Len


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davisamerica said 3136 days ago (February 21st, 2009)
wow kevin ...
appears you will have some wonders springing from this. "Tedious" ??? i think not ... watching a very talented artist explore new horizons i think ... that is always a cool trip. Will love to see where this goes.
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Parichayaka said 3103 days ago (March 26th, 2009)
[smooth landing]
Sounds like the soundtrack in the beginning of 'Donnie Darko'. Evocative and calming. Perfect soundtrack for 'abstract' videos or time lapse footage, provoking involvement beyond casual thought.

You could of course put any other instrument on top of this and you're off to a good start, but it stands nicely on its own - wonderful 'experiment'!
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Schello said 3052 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
belloooooooo
In air on my moon!
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apod said 2916 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Ground control to Major Tom
Here we are sitting in a tin can tuning in to freaky waves emanating from some point on your east coast and feeling right at home.
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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