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Snorkel


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Psychedelic

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album: Electric Eye
track 1: 3:40 Snorkel
track 2: 3:43 It's Alive
track 3: 4:52 King Of Denial
track 4: 5:53 Mercury
track 5: 6:18 Star 611
track 6: 6:20 Gently Pounded
track 7: 6:25 AFU on a UFO
track 8: 14:24 Superpartners
track 9: 8:20 Transformer Altar (Live Wire)
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Album Description

when doors open as if by magic

Song Description

looking below the surface
juvenile water-breathing lifeform
seeing silver reflections above
adult air-breathing organism

looking below the surface
juvenile water-breathing lifeform
seeing silver reflections above
adult air-breathing organism

looking below the surface
juvenile water-breathing lifeform
seeing silver reflections above
adult air-breathing organism
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Hits: 3801
Comments: 27
Fans: 24
Plays: 2097
Downloads: 102

Uploaded: Dec 03, 2009 - 10:21:23 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 03:31:14 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 07:32:25 AM
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Char said 2878 days ago (December 3rd, 2009)
That snail
is freakishly cute. Have you checked the expiration on your eggnog? Where did this come from? What a trip. The little kid in me loves this romp. Thanks.
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Moviz said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
Lurv that snail...
This sounds fantastic.... you should do songs for films cartoons etc. Where do you get all your ideas from anyway? LOL This is the fastest snail I've ever known.... but a great ride, cheers M
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SmokeyVW said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
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this grew out of the incessant "1 2 3 4 rest" rhythm - i guess i decided to push a few boundaries here, it's 5/4 time at 180 BPM - also i had been reading about microtonal music and some of that snuck in - also i really enjoy the parallel diminished chords in Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, so some diminished chords appear - and there's some parallel 4ths a la Emerson, maybe I was thinking about Tarkus or something from that time too - the word snorkel amuses me: it's an absolutely silly sounding word!

thank you
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Skean said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
Oh!!! dude
You amaze me, just terrific :D thanks for sharing, dl,d.
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sschedra said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
Woah!
I am having flashbacks! Halfway through I felt like I was suddenly on a psychedelic roller coaster, much like a trip you can't come down from. Intense,
Stephen
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crissew said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
Snorkel
The second snorkel song I have heard on MJ, lol. Very trippy stuff here. Freaky sound effects and voices in the background. Very original piece here. For the other snorkel song, check out fleshfest's page. I believe it is called F U Danny Carlson. Pretty funny song.
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bud said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
This goes beyond just a good time
you're messing with my head in a serious way. I'd hazard to say that you've invented a new genre: psychedelicpunktranceprogelectro
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SmokeyVW said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
two
i was sick and tired of the politics on the forums, so i decided to create a song that is incomprehensible. two. Ziti's forum thread Sunny Como Va http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=4;showtopic=185534 touches on this idea from a different angle.

it's musical dadaism. two. maybe nihilistic? rhythmically the time signature is odd, and some of it repeats in two multi-bar groupings. you can hear there's two or more patterns to it, but the beats per minute is so fast it's hard to count out anything - so it's rather disorienting. two.

ditto for the notes: two i threw in various 1/4 step tones (half-flat or half-sharp notes) so you hear notes and intervals, but it's hard two say what you're hearing. two.

finally the word snorkel means nothing here. two you know that effect if you see a word, say two, over and over, two starts to look strange, like maybe two isn't really a word at all. how do you say two? the more you see two, the stranger it looks. pretty soon two is drained of all meaning. two.

when i was done, it seemed rather psychedelic. i originally posted it as "other" but changed it.

thanks
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guitapick said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
It's funny...
...but the artwork is a very accurate representation of what I'm hearing...who did it, anyway?

Cool piece. Sounded like Keith Emerson at one point...nice...
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SmokeyVW said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
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don't know where the artwork originates - it was on a myspace page with a lot of other images. i went through a bunch of google image search pages for psychedelic to find it. it's the left side of a larger image containing two creatures.

thanks
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SmokeyVW said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
that image
http://s297.photobucket.com/albums/mm237/Psycedelick/?action=view¤t=fantasy_crea1.jpg
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Vic Holman said 2878 days ago (December 4th, 2009)
snorkel
via emerson lake & palmer. Cool piece Bill.

some really outrageous stuff going on that I have no idea how you created... very cool. and it's cool to hear some vintage style synths.
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TracyVosh said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Psychedelic excitement...
Wow, now I can say I've been snorkled. This is really cool Smokey...what a super energy your track has and I must agree with Char, your colorful snail is awefully adorable!
DWL said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Far out man!
Wow, great picture and a perfect accompaniment. Weird and wonderful.

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
silver reflection
This pushes it I feel the tarkus in this. tops!
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ste said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
great
dynamic tune. frantic but well thought-out. top stuff.
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Outtaorbit said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
Oh, really.. no kidding a half's fine
Never mind...... give me the whole thing
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tonestones said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
psycho-snorkel
This is great stuff. This has got to be top of the dance charts on mars.

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awigze said 2877 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
oh wow
there are sounds I dont think I have ever heard before.... what a place!
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drakonis said 2876 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
great idea conglomeration
weird time signature, weird instrument voices, portamento, strange chords, wacky word and graphic, and for some reason, it all makes sense! Well, OK, it doesn't "make sense", per se, but it WORKS! And it works hard... whatever it is, it makes fast slippery tracks across my synapses, and tickles my amygdala... because now I smell spearmint.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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thetiler said 2876 days ago (December 6th, 2009)
Love that pic
and the music fits ! Not sure If I want to meet up with snorkel. He might run me over and not even know it :) Thanks for sharing.
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VicDiesel said 2875 days ago (December 7th, 2009)
Wild
Thanks for the explanation about where all the bits come from. Taken together it's still fairly coherent, though mildly unusual.
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lengold said 2874 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Do you know
I feel a bit like that today.
Cheers
Len

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five_extra_arms said 2874 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Snorkel
That is a funny word.

Great stuff!

I've downloaded this baby for the next time I need to up my pulse rate!


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Sigmund said 2874 days ago (December 8th, 2009)
Snorkel
Listening to this tune is an experience in itself. Furiously fast paced, and lots of really wild things going on at just about all times. It really sounds like you needed to get some stuff off your chest, so to speak. Well done interesting piece of music - thanks!

Sig
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jiguma said 2856 days ago (December 26th, 2009)
Bill
Top post! Very inventive and a lot of fun - Vic hit the nail on the head with the ELP connection. Love the pic!! Seriously wierd.
N

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oldlibmike said 2795 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Frenetic!
Nice mix - for me seems more zappa than elp but great stuff!
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Psychedelic music is a musical genre inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. It is not rigorously defined, and is sometimes interpreted to include every

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