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Enchanted Garden (remix w/ Paul F. Page)


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richard13

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Back in October '09 I posted a song called Enchanted Garden (which you can hear here). The tune is a loop arrangement and is moody and atmospheric but really has no melody. In an effort to encourage my melodic development, the amazing Paul F. Page sent me (last November) this piece in which he has invested a little of his magic to enhance the enchanted-ness.

I wrote to him this morning, unaware that he had posted a new work a few hours earlier, concerned that I hadn't seen him around much lately, hoping he was well. I also mentioned that I felt very privileged to be (almost) the only person able to hear this beautiful remix, and that I would like, with his permission, to post it for everyone's enjoyment. Fortunately for us, he is well, still creating, and he enthusiastically gave his OK. I hope you enjoy it too.

Paul also remixed another track of mine called Chasseurs, which you can hear here.

The image is from flickr.com.
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Uploaded: Jul 24, 2010 - 12:43:35 PM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2010 - 12:49:27 PM Last Played: May 29, 2017 - 07:31:35 AM
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davisamerica said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
you have
chosen the best of "playmates" richard. The mix is magical and you both are to be complimented on a really great track. and a very big thank you for the download...i did.
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richard13 said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
playmates
As I said in chat, Jack, I am still amazed, and very honored, that he chose me. Either way, thanks for the visit, the compliment, and for downloading. That's why it was posted. Enjoy!
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paul f. page said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Thank you, Jack.
The pleasure was mine, really, to imagine some new things for the original track that Richard put together. I don't do too many collabs, but this one just felt right to me. I'm glad Richard let my thoughts ring for a bit.
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Skean said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Sweet
Nice laid-back tune, sweet work from both of you guys.

Cheers
Kenta
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richard13 said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)

Thanks man. Glad you enjoyed.
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paul f. page said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Fun...
That's what I had with this little number. Glad you found it relaxing.
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WharmtonRise said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Very cool...
Very, very cool. A lot of my earlier stuff had the same 'problem' until a friend told me I had to start putting something more melodic in them. So at first I'd do a sound bed and just solo over it but gradually I've morphed into making the melody part of the overall structure. Great track here guys. Wonderful sound. Great mix.
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richard13 said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Is that how you do what you do?
I suspect there might be a little more to it than that, Andrew. Whatever, thanks for the visit/compliments.
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paul f. page said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Yep.
It's all integrated: rhythm, harmony, melody...sometimes in that order, sometimes not. But all three are what make music sing. Glad you enjoyed this collab.
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crissew said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Very cool piece
Nice solemn melody with great ambiance. Well produced and mixed as well. Excellent work!
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richard13 said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)

Thanks Charles. Glad you like it.
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paul f. page said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Thanks.
This was quite a lot of fun to re-imagine. Richard's original track had a lot going for it, so the rest was some simple window dressing. It's pretty easy when the foundation is so strong.
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rok41 said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Refreshing
and even tempered...I like the feel of this. Very well done!
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paul f. page said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
"even tempered"
That's such a nice compliment. Thank you for it.
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

If Paul likes it, it works for me. Thanks Chris; refreshing and even-tempered is good. Cheers.
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RAVENS said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Terrific
I adore Paul's voice, and was hoping to hear him sing on this. No matter, because this is just a lovely instrumental. Together, you both shine... Great stuff, gentlemen!

RAVEN ;-)
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

Sorry Dani. You'll have to visit Paul's page for his latest vocal work. We're happy you like his instrumental work too.
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sloparts said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Putting you and Paul
on the same recording is sure to be a winner. And it is !

Very nice back track and what paul added sounds very good. Nice quiet piece Richard and Paul, thanks for posting the updated version.

Ed
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

That's a nice thing to say Ed. Thank you, and happy to oblige.
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jdholliday said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
stellar post!
very very very well done mix of melodic relaxation!
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

Cheers, jd. Glad you enjoyed.
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alackbass said 2585 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Enchanted Garden (remix w/ Paul F. Page)
Wow, two doses of Paul in one day! What a terrific and completely unexpected collaboration. Great groove for Paul to layer those wonderful winds over.
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

Well, I'm happy you enjoyed Paul times two, and I'm sure he is too. It was unexpected to me, as well, Andrew. And a great compliment.
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MUSICAL_FIDELITY said 2585 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Enjoyed
Sounds are clean and wide thru my AKG k701 headphones, love the flow, Maybe the drums/beat could be moved to the centre of the mix, just pan it over a bit, seems to be to the right channel, it might be my headphones ? or i had a really late night...Lol.
but other than that its fantastic.
You do really well in choosing your sounds for your songs, there is lots of space...Nice
Thanx for sharing
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richard13 said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)

Fantastic is good, Ian. Happy you like it. I still have an awful lot to learn, but I do try to use my sound choices to complement each other. Thanks.
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tokai said 2585 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Image is nice
song is better. This has all the markings of some early prog but sounds modern and in date. Liked it, well placed sounds and with a lovely flow, good job.
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Moviz said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Very Enchanted
Garden.... this sounds wonderfully mysterious and lovely work between the pair of you, regards M
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Social_Ice said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
ensconced..........
found myself completely ensconced in this enchanted etude.....very nice. ~ barbara
Doadars Uncle said 2584 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Worlds
Wonderful imagery, here. Tides.
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perceptualvortex said 2583 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Magic
The picture is about right... it sounds like magically lit trees and lake at night. This was very enjoyable, thanks.
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Gaylen75 said 2583 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Very relaxing
I felt total relaxation come over me with this one. Nice work guys.
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Catalina22 said 2582 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Enchanted
I actually really cranked this while I listened because I wanted to hear everything going on in the song--it's so nuanced, complex, and full of interest. I would have never thought to put an oboe in an electronic piece, but I love how it works here! (It's about at 1:30 or so). I also really like the "panning" effects of some of the tracks in the background--definitely gives the song an enchanted feel! Good work.
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CottonStreet said 2582 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Is it an illusion...
or does the image slightly move when your music plays? It must be my eyes or my imagination. It seems, that your song works. A big compliment to both of you from me, too. I like this very much.
It's not that easy to make a good song with loops. Just a basic musical understanding is not enough. You have to feel where it should lead to, you have to be creative and you have to be able to put the right parts together in the right way. You've got all that. And starting all over at age 60, that's worth another compliment :-) Isn't music a wonderful thing? Great song, indeed.
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Symphony101 said 2582 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Enjoyed very much
A very nice piece of music Richard, congrats to Paul and to you.
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kassia said 2579 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
ah
who could mistake those paul page touches of delicate orchestration? i love your creation of ambience here richard - the soft organ and the layered percussion instruments. your pacing on this piece is excellent, bringing different phrasings and sounds in and out at the perfect times.
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Calchas said 2575 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
oooooooooooooh.... NICE!
Excellent remix Richard. And Paul is quite a talent! The two of you together on this brings the magic!

Be well friend!
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PaulaMunk said 2575 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
This
is a very evocative and gentle piece. Nice to be the inspiration for another to add more passion. :)
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mikemacdt said 2575 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
The Damzells
Beautiful music, has a slight Irish lilt to it.
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Honza said 2573 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
WOW
This was really enchanting ... I could feel the cold breeze of a late autumn evening in a garden with leaves flying in the air. What a beautiful sound have you guys put here together ... amazing, amazing!
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PockBluesman said 2572 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Remix
This is great work well done the prodution is way up there and I love the chilled mood the piece overall puts over. Well done
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UnderThePianoMan said 2571 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
Intriguing
I especially enjoyed this on a second listening after having gone back and listened to your original version. The original works well, but the addition of melodic content takes it to a new level I enjoy even more. Intriguing to see what other might have come up with. Has anyone here done a project like that? Creating an ambient bed of sound and then having a few others take it and add melodic content. They could all be posted on a predetermined date. Could be fun.
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ste said 2566 days ago (August 12th, 2010)
the
beats work really well here. love the mix
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