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Just Another Morning (w/Particle Dots and Magnatone)


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This started as a taiko drum piece that I did and sent to Bryn. He sent me back recordings of him making coffee, and playing his Kalimba; and also sent some manipulated files of Karen Magnatone playing piano. I threw on a synth and a prepared piano, mixed it quickly and called it a day. APOD really wants to do a soundtrack and this is one kind of thing I like of as far as soundtracks go.

Sadly the tsunami in Japan happened simultaneously and Bryn and I were talking about how it was just another day, people making food, hanging out with their families, etc.. and then the tragedy happened.

I was struck by the video's I watched: while all of the destruction was happening, if you looked at the background you saw the mountains standing there quiet and unknowing. For some reason that really struck me.

Anyways, this is a little slice of life cinematic soundtrack style piece of music. Hope you like. I am thrilled that I finally get to have Magnatone on something.
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Uploaded: Apr 25, 2011 - 01:28:32 AM
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2011 - 01:28:32 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 07:04:19 PM
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Hardware:
Karen: Piano
Bryn: coffee grinder, Kalimba manipulations, manipulations of Karen playing piano
Michael: taiko drums (loaded into Ultrabeat), synth, prepared piano
Software:
Logic and I think Bryn used Suundforge. I believe that Karen used Garageband (but she has stepped it up to Logic now - Go Karen).
Comments
tf10music said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
I love
the percussion, how it seems to dominate the landscape, and then falls away and let other, less assertive noises through. Very well measured.
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alackbass said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Just Another Morning
A very interesting and creative listen. Much enjoyed!
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bud said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
That dru part is pretty great
i especially like the stick hits - I can see the drummers leaning back and playing. Always amazed at that posture - and how they seem to be playing from their solar plexus as a result. Nice use of the other elements and the sense of cal after the storm The kalimba is like wind chimes on the breeze.
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sammydix said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Another
liked the rhythm, but that's all i could hear mainly. (maybe piano and kalimba could have come up a bit). but then, you may have wanted them in the background, so nil on that.
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magnatone said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Just Another Morning
ooh - what a cool thing to wake up to michael - i'm very honored! love the kalimba especially. i hope when i grow up i can develop an APOD-esque mind.
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ShadowofNine said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Nice track
Interesting and artful...
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tempie said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
the world would carry on just fine without us
probably better. but then think of all those sad coffee makers with unrealized musical ambitions. free the appliances to soar, while there's still time :)
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Skunkwrx said 2371 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Just Another Morning
The sounds of the wave rushing in, destruction and the receding water at the end. Beautiful piece.

SW (RR)
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spitlogic said 2370 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
The word that...
Comes to mind is organic. I like it.
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scofugate said 2370 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
Being
rhythmically oriented, I must say I really like this. The natural tones going on here are very very cool. Nice ending as well!
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Vic Holman said 2370 days ago (April 26th, 2011)
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dig the percussion kinda traditional japanese plus the kimimba at the end is cool, too.
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spitlogic said 2357 days ago (May 9th, 2011)
Yes
I can see it. Very well done. Love it.
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Llarion said 2346 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Compelling!
Love the inexorable drum/kalimba pattern, and sort of narrative nature that the other sounds sort of take on in its wake. Cool stuff indeed, gonna need to go hear more like it for sure!
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