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Maelstrom (The Mixing Pot Mix)


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Reinholt56

 Genre: Experimental
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The genre for this is not quite correct. It should be either Electronica or Ambientle, as it contains a hotch potch of elements from many genres.

It is too fast for plain old Ambient, Space Ambient is represented (of course), Experimental is there, Latin is there and Electronica seems most reasonable, hence the 'Melting Pot Mix' in the title.

Maybe there should be a 'Cross-genre' genre?? Or should it be a 'Blurred-line Mix'.

ANYWAY.........There seems plenty of energy in this mix. It was put together for inclusion on my 'Another Day in Space' album but didn't quite make it, due to it's intermixed (another genre-title contender) tendency.

The piece flitters and floats and rushes and calms and, like water, finds all the musical cracks as far a rhythm (for a whole piece) goes. (If this actually makes any sense. I'm rushing somewhat).

Please listen and if you feel so inclined, add your thoughts to the Maelstrom.
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Uploaded: Jun 12, 2009 - 11:47:22 AM
Last Updated: Jun 12, 2009 - 11:47:22 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 11:08:40 PM
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dirigent said 3082 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Powerful
Yes - there is much energy in your track.
A fine work, well crafted, fascinating soundwork.
Enjoyed the warm sound and the interesting harmonies. The dissonances are thrilling.
An effective and lush electronic performance. Excellent!!
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Reinholt56 said 3082 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Hi Dirigent.....
Thank you for your kind thoughts. The piece almost had a life of its own and was continually trying to break free from my ideas!!

Glad you liked the sounds contained in the mix.

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
Ex_Silentio said 3082 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
A maelstrom of sound
Huge sound, with the Reinholt-patented chord changes. Lots of movement. Exquisitely detailed. I thought the percussion, especially the tuned percussion, added a lot of flavor (I'm somewhat of an anti-percussionist, but it has its place). And you've tastefully omitted a thumping disco bass drum. The space is entirely filled in a most maelstromish way, swirling. Another top production and composition.

Henke and I decided that there should be 'Whatever' genre category. But for you, maybe the admins should initiate a 'Reinholt' category.
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Reinholt56 said 3082 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Hi Duane......
I also have pet hates about percussion, and would sooner leave this sort of sound out of a lot of my pieces, but things seemed to fit in this mix. I'm glad you appreciated this aspect of the mix.

As I said in the description, I couldn't pin the genre down, so Experimental hit most of the nails on the head in spite of the 'anything goes' definition of the genre's potential content. Music is always sound but sound is not always music.

The 'Whatever' genre seems just up my street. I use the word a lot when I'm talking to people, as well as the word 'Doobry', so that could be another contender. Doobry means, to me, anything that doesn't fit into any specific descriptive category, and you can also use the word 'Doofa' as an alternative. I know I do!! Ha ha.

Take care.

Paul
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magnatone said 3082 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Maelstrom
cross-genre genre - there ya go! whatever it is, it's darned good - moving all about in a most intriguing way. I just love how your musical brain works!
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Reinholt56 said 3082 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Hi Karen....
Thanks for your thoughts on this 'genre thing'. Maybe I should just use the description 'Sound. Tending towards music' for all my mixes. That way I probably cover all angles.

Sometimes my musical brain has to wait until after I've put the basics down before it kicks in and takes over. Sometimes I enter a mix with no idea where I'm going or even what I'm doing but usually something stands out as I proceed. Usually....

Thanks for stopping by.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
davajonah said 3082 days ago (June 12th, 2009)
Very cool
Very powerful. I like the idea of a "blurred line" genre. I have trouble placing stuff!

Great piece of.... electronica?

Good stuff Paul.
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Reinholt56 said 3080 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Hi Davajonah......
Electronica is as good a genre to place this piece is as any.

A multiboundary mix. Mmmm.

We'll see/hear what I can come up with next.....

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
ic42 said 3081 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
it is a large swirl
it is electronic. it is energy. it is epic. perhaps, it is epictronergetica. however, it is lush and full of beauty. 0x0
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Reinholt56 said 3080 days ago (June 14th, 2009)
Hi ic42.....
You seem to have the mix down to its component bits very well.

Thank you for your kind take on what this piece meant to you.

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
Rasapriya said 3079 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Dynamic
I love the dynamic attributes of this song. Very nice.
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Reinholt56 said 3079 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Hi Rasapriya......
I'm glad you found the soundscape to your liking.

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
Doug Somers said 3079 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
New genres?
Reinholtish...Reinholtian...Rein-tient?? It doesn't matter what we call it since it is driving, swirling, spacious, always opening new sonic levels and tonal vistas. These are only some of the qualities that make your work so very cool Paul.

The temporary loss of the rhythmic elements and their rebuild was a nice feature of this work. It seems like your head lives in the most unimaginably large and colourful place, peppered with dashes of glowing forms each in movement.

Another download - fortunately I have a large disk... :o)

Cheers,
Doug

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Reinholt56 said 3076 days ago (June 18th, 2009)
Hi Doug.....
Thanks for the kind words. I do try to put 'something else' into my mixes here on Macjam's, to make them different in some way or other.

I seem at the moment to be taking a break from making music and doing more music research and putting my studio back in order again. I've been working off of my knee for the last three years or more (using only a laptop and 25-key MIDI controller) and I now need to spread my music-making apparatus out a little more, to give myself room to breathe, and set up my Roland 61 key Fantom ready to tickle the imitation ivory's.

Stay tuned for a change of pace.

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
Henke said 3049 days ago (July 16th, 2009)
Early TD?
Have you heard the early albums of Tangerine Dream? With song titles such as "Sunrise in the third system", "Birth of Liquid Plejades", "Nebulous Dawn" and others you seem to have the same origin of music making - space! These space songs by TD are even more experimental than this one, but moving on to an album like Phaedra (1974) also your musical styles are converging. With your modern equipment you sure get a more surging drive in your drones, but I can hear similarities in the compositions. Might be an inspiration for you if you have not heard it before...

(In my iTunes list most TD songs say Genre: Electronic. I don't know. I'd prefer Reinholt before Whatever for this stuff though ;-)

Take care! /Henke
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Reinholt56 said 3047 days ago (July 18th, 2009)
Hi Henke......
I had not heard very much of their music until someone else on MJ's said that my music was similar to theirs. I have since listening to their music and I agree that my music does have similar elements to theirs. I'll look up the tracks you mention and see what I make of them.

Thanks for your kind thoughts.

Take care.

Paul
Check out my latest song called Seeing When I Should Be Looking
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