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Calling All Conundrums


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I was finally able to 'finish' this song after I got my new Mac. This is my first attempt at writing a song that throws in a couple measures of 5/4. I like the offbeat nature of it, but it fits naturally. The song has a funky bass line with some other elements thrown in for good measure. I debated long and hard about if the song needed more elements but I decided to keep it pretty bare bones. Like most of my other songs it's short (around the 2 min mark). I guess I just like getting a musical idea out quickly and end it quickly. I'm working on some longer stuff that should be surfacing soon. Thanks for taking the time to listen and I look forward to reading your comments.
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It's an instrumental.
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Plays: 76
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Uploaded: Sep 03, 2009 - 12:09:20 PM
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2009 - 12:09:20 PM Last Played: Jun 06, 2017 - 09:04:41 PM
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iMac, M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2.
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Comments
Feter said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Calling All Conundrums
Sounds lotta fun wotkin on this ..cool bass line
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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MannequinRaces said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
Hi Feter! Thanks for checking this out and commenting!
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Char said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
I could write for this.
It is all about me, after all. LOL. Nice, very nice. Thanks.

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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
If...
If you are the queen of conundrums then maybe you should write lyrics for it! Thanks for taking a listen Char!
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awigze said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Adam
cool tune - I like where this goes
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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Thanks!
Thanks for listening and commenting!
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maxruehl said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Manic-in-Races?:)
This is loopy and I like it!
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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Super!
Glad you liked it! Thanks for the listen and comment!
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Relic67 said 3022 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
cool
I like the electric piano -like sound.
bass and drums also very cool.
I enjoyed listening to it! good way to christen a shiny new Mac....


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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Indeed!
It was an excellent way to christen a new Mac on it's maiden voyage! Thanks for stopping by and listening!
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smokey bacon jnr said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Frantic
Wow what a frantic bassline! Like it. Is the main melody line meant to sound lo-fi? It sounded a bit cheesy to my ears, maybe roughen up the synth a bit with some distortion? Liked it overall though. Good work...
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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Sort Of
Yeah, the main melody line is supposed to sound kind of toyish. I'll experiment with filling out that sound a bit more. Thanks listening and the suggestion!
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guitapick said 3015 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
I know what you mean...
...about keeping it short. In music school, we used to take short pieces and work on what could be done to expand on them. They were useful exercises. But a piece is only as long as the artist chooses it to be, imo.

I like where you take the bass line outside, towards the end.
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MannequinRaces said 3015 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Thanks
Thanks for stopping by and listening and commenting! I agree that a piece as only as long as the artist chooses to be. For some reason all my songs are rather short but I'm at peace with that! I'm working on one now that breaks ... the three minute mark ... that's right, you heard it hear first people!
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crissew said 3015 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
My favorite part
when the key and the bass go into sync. Pretty cool. The retro video game like sound effects work well for this song. Dont know why it works for some songs I hear and not others but.... anyway. Enjoyed it. Nice Job.
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MannequinRaces said 3015 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Thanks
Sweet! Glad you liked this one. I think that's my favorite part of the song also is when the bass and synth are in sync. I do like video game music for some reason! Thanks for listening and commenting!
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TracyVosh said 3015 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Yowzer Conundrum!
Quirky and upbeat. I really like the pace of this...short but sweet. I see a congrats on the new mac is in order and what a wonderful way to break it in.
MannequinRaces said 3014 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Thanks.
Thanks for stopping by and listening/commenting Tracy! Yeah, the new Mac is getting quite a break-in. Next up is an organ piece, then after that is a three minute opus, then I'll go back to my roots and start writing more guitar based jams. That's the plan anyways!
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ic42 said 3010 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
simple is hard to do
it is a conundrum. this is a beat of a different drum. it is a good choice to leave it sparse. the rhythm is of most interest. to add more layers would simply make it harder to follow. it is easy to make things hard. however, you made this easy. 0x0
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MannequinRaces said 3009 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Yes!
Very true indeed! I'm glad you checked it out. Great comment!
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FEEL said 3008 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Congratulations on the new Mac
You did well with the 5/4 measure. I haven't the courage yet to attempt that combination. Enjoyed the walking bass and how it glues the whole composition together. Thanks for sharing.
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MannequinRaces said 3007 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
Super!
Thanks for checking this out John. Yeah, this whole song was built around that bass line! You should attempt your own composition with some odd time signatures soon!
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michael2 said 3005 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
you know
i'm a huuge fan, and this track is killing me. love that driving drum beat with the laid back rhodes. i could see this one played live, would sound amazing if you had some sort of prog rock bassist overplaying all over this one. excellent as is, was just imagining it live. if you ever go see Air live, sometimes they are just a loud rock attack under their little songs. love the dichotomy.
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MannequinRaces said 3004 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Super!
I'll have to check out Air. Not sure if they play around my area but I'll look into that. I agree completely that it would sound cool with a prog rock bassist going to town over it! Once again, I thank you for checking out my back catalog! It sure made my day to wake up and see comments on my older tunes!
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magnatone said 2979 days ago (October 16th, 2009)
conundrums
i'm having a look around your library - really enjoying your creativity adam. like your 5/4 in here - you're right, it fits very naturally. will be listening to more of your stuff soon!
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MannequinRaces said 2968 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Calling All Conundrums
Thanks for checking out my back catalog Karen!
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Elevator_Funk said 2968 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Lo-Fi
I dig it. makes me want to get a midi-keyboard and try to do this stuff.
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MannequinRaces said 2967 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Calling All Conundrums
Don't do it Brian. Once you get a midi-keyboard you'll be doing all sorts of crazy stuff! I've been enjoying mine now for too long and need to get back to some good old guitar jams!
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