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Music For a HipHop Spaghetti Western


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Variations on a Theme Part 3

In this final variation on the theme from Kimono Dragon, I ran the MIDI file through the software "paulstretch" (stretched x 3), and used the result as a backbone throughout; two "straight" renditions, played by an English horn and then a French horn, accompanied by three tracks of percussion loops (HipHop Beat, Club Dance Beat, and Electronic Drum Beat) and another original track by me. The first sound you hear is the stretched file, and the second is the highly effected guitar track by me.

The wonderful image was created for an Uruguyan Spaghetti Western film festival.

Enjoy! ;-)

If you're interested, Variations on a Theme Part 1 is Kimono Dragon, and Part 2 is Canon for Timpani which you can hear by clicking either link.
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gadzooks said 1990 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Music For a HipHop Spaghetti Western
Wow ... you are quite prolific these days. This is very cool. Love the beat behind all your ethereal textures and sounds. Real nice listen!
SG
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richard13 said 1990 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Thanks Stan
Actually this was done almost a year ago, but yes, tunes-r-us lately ;-) I think 5 in a month, and I'd like to think at least ONE of them is good.
I know my description sounds a little offhand but the piece is just the result of some experimental thoughts. You know, "what would it sound like if I ..." and I was trying for three different "sounds" in my three variations. Thanks for listening, and enjoying.
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Skean said 1990 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Cool
Nice sounds you got in there, I guess you had lots of fun making it, I have to love this one that is for sure….Cheers


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richard13 said 1990 days ago (November 15th, 2011)
Yes I had fun
I was "Just Messing Around" (you know what I mean?) and this was the result. Glad you like.
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Skean said 1988 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Yeah! I know ;)
Fun and messing around can make us do some awesome stuff as this is… Cheers
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Moviz said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Stretccccched File?
your getting too technical for me Richard but the end product is haunting and those flutters of percussion and beats, break it up nicely and give a kind of 'ethereal' atmosphere..... very cinematic, regards M
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richard13 said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Yeeeeesssssss!
Just like it was rubber. You can hear it (almost like a deep vocal synth) at about 2:00. It was the point of this particular variation, or as I said above, the backbone on which I hung the flutters. Thanks Mo.
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Char said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
I wouldn't
think Western, at first.
Celebrational. Maybe, A line of Buddhist monks in the mountains of Tibet, chanting. Cool. Very cool. Thanks.

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richard13 said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Different strokes
Something said Western to me so off I went. My chanting tune is almost finished. Thanks yourself.
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Abraxas said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Sparseness
Like the open plain
as a man with no name rides
destination unknown

Ennio Morricone with synthesizers
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richard13 said 1989 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Eat your heart out Ennio!
(An expression meaning, I suppose, consume yourself with jealousy, Ennio. Just in case anyone thought I was a little cannibalistic -)
Anyway, I'm sure you were just being kind. Besides, I forgot the whistling.
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Narad said 1988 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Spaghetti
i like Spaghetti and I like what you've concocted with them. :)
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richard13 said 1987 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
I wonder if
Spaghetti Carbonara on toast could be considered a spaghetti western?
I like spaghetti too, Harald: glad you enjoyed this little taste ;-)
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awigze said 1988 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
riding
across the tundra.... oh wait ,,, the Llano Estecado, then. dig the guitar effects here.... chasing the fade
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richard13 said 1987 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Llano Estecado
Is that in Uruguay? If so, don't chase that fade all the way to South America: some of us need you here ;-)
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Soundhound said 1988 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Very nice track.....
Some timing things going on, that make my metronome brain
go nuts....
But over all it a good project......
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richard13 said 1987 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
I am so glad you enjoyed this Tony
but you have to get over this strict timing hangup you seem to have. Let go; go with the flow; let it all hang out (wait, that's not right).
Oh well, I'm happy you enjoyed it in spite of your metronome brain.
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tokai said 1987 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Music For a HipHop Spaghetti Western
What? Ambient heaven, if there is such a place, this would be on the list. Eerie but cool.
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richard13 said 1987 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
I'm not sure it would be the themesong
of an Ambient Heaven, but I'm happy you think it would be on the list. Thanks Steve.
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Sudra said 1984 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
You know....
....I've always been more of a pop song person in the traditional Beatles-oriented fashion, but I have to say, I'm really enjoying these sound textures -
particularly for the morning. : )
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richard13 said 1984 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
Thanks for the visit Eric
I don't think I have any Beatle-type pop songs but it's always good to expand your listening horizons (heaven knows I have since I joined ;-)
I DO have a couple of "songs" here but I don't think they are either pop or Beatle-y. Glad you enjoyed my little experiment.
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shavingronaldscar said 1984 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
slick!
Love the mad stretch/delay fx in here, dude. It works so well with the legato melody.
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magnatone said 1984 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
spaghetti western
holy smokes rich, this is just absolutely fabulous! you have become so skilled in digital music making - the level of creativity here is awesome! great work - congrats on this sir!
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Doug Somers said 1979 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Very creative and out of the box
Relating Hip-hop to say a Clint Eastwood western does stretch the mind a little. Very cool and laid back vibe you have going. The beat works really well and makes the slowly evolving bed take on a whole new character.

Good one!
Doug
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