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A quarky little number. And the number of the counting is seven. "Six, sir!". Ummm, six.

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Les --------------- guitar playing, programming
Murray Gell-Mann --- thinking

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Corsica_S (speaking)
Digifishmusic (singing)
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Uploaded: Mar 26, 2012 - 02:43:43 AM
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012 - 02:43:43 AM Last Played: Sep 23, 2017 - 12:53:32 PM
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KCsGROOVE said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
updown
Mysterious opening, Les, right in the realm of the tiniest particles :-) And then the heavy guitars come rollin' in ...
Awesome guitarwork
Cool artwork as well
KC
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
KC
Ha, yeah the guitars kinda roll over the beginning. Believe it or not, I did NOT smoosh two songs together hahaha. Sometimes I do that, as you may have guessed. Thanks for visiting me and my new ditty.
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hackneybloke said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
up
up
wonderful opening. beautiful, space-scape travel.....i'm in your pod whizzing to planet kloo. and here come the guitars. bang and away we go! love those woodblock trills in the percussion by the way. very clever. this is fantastic. genius. i wonder if MGM knows he's featured on two macjam tracks.
really fantastic track. wow.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
The J man
A lot of people were not too pleased by Gell-Mann's choice of nomenclature, which he supposedly took from Finnegan's Wake. But now the word quark sits well. Thanks, Julian, for your continued support and encouragement.
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alackbass said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
Your post are always such a wild ride. Exceptional writing, arranging, and production. You alone are filling my iPod! Downloaded!
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Andrew
That's quite a nice new avatar you have there. It's interesting to learn that you are using up valuable iPod space with this kinda crap. Well, to each his own. Well, I kinda like it, and it's always gratifying when another musician I respect finds something worthwhile in my stuff. Thanks, man.
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PeterB7858 said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Massive
Understatement of the year, "I play a little guitar...". It must be a heavy little beast. Great tone and riffage. Major contrast to the mellow opening. Good to see someone getting credit for doing some thinking in this day and age, too. Massive, Peter.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Peter
Thanks much. Yes, Gell-Mann made quite a dent in our perception of the universe. My little tribute to him and his creation. I appreciate your nice comments.
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sewer rod said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
I bow at the feet of Les_Kloo
Every piece you post astounds me! Almost makes me want to quit playing, realizing how far I have to go to match your riffing. :-)
Truly amazing stuff, man. I enjoyed it.
Thanks,
J
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Jay
That's very complimentary but your riffage leaves nothing to be desired. You have a unique voice here, and I have always appreciated that.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
updown strange
very nice atmosphere created in the intro. builds really well. oh yes at 1.58 - here comes les-babes. like the tempo change at 3.59???. nasty. cheers graham
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Graham
Just between us, that tempo change is my favorite part. Kinda proud of that one. Well, I like that kinda stuff. Thanks very much for your support.
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gadzooks said 2037 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
Yeah! Another amazing track.
Cheers
SG
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Stan
Thanks! So pleased that you found it agreeable.
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TvRicky said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
"guitar playing, programming thinking speaking singing counting"
Kicked and zammed my man! Deep Rocked Groove. Takes me inward feeling something profound in the message and I'm digging this magic production and composition majestically. Unique and Just "Bad" my man! A piece the makes me think and create something different. Definitely a prophecy unfolding for me. I am enchanted and moved! Felt! Fantastic!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Sir Richard
As always, your comments are very entertaining. Prophecy ... hmmm .... here's a prophecy for you --- MORE BASS! Yes, your future path is clear.
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magnatone said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
about as cool as it gets! i think this might be my fave of the les kloo uploads so far!
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi, Karen
Thank you for your kind support.
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grah3am said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
On edge here
First listen - I know they're coming, ahh there they go - the elephants have arrived and are stamping all over the pixies that sang the first section. Now I'm waiting for the banjo solo. Nope, didn't happen. Next time? More inspiring stuff from the Klooniverse.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Elephants
Well, yeah, that does seem to be the way, doesn't it? Maybe I will fool you one of these days ... mmm ... but probably not. I like it when the elephants trample over the finery.
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awigze said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
cerebral and cool
great intro and then the Rock band kicks in....
.... what TvRicky said
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Andy
The loudish rockish band, yes. They always show up uninvited, but I kinda like them, so what the hell? Thanks for you generous support.
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egobandit said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
upside
love it around 3:20 not that I didnt like it before, Always a great listen, are you sure you didnt play on some King Crimsons Latest stuff Tops!
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Tim
Fripp sneers in my general direction. I do enjoy trying to rip them off. An unattainable goal to truly sound like them, but I often start out with that in mind. Something eventually comes out at the other end, but falling far short of what I had wanted. But still, too much fun.
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sammydix said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
strange
ah, my brain massage of the day. don't get that much, so i love it when it happens. the masseuse usually does only the left or right side, but today i got both. amazing how it can lift a fugue.
of all the goodness involved here, that little ditti ~4:05 just made me smile. just a brief appearance, but just enough. but this is one of those songs where something else will be a favorite part when i listen again later.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hey Sam
Yeah, I took my kitchen sink approach here. I'm glad you found something worthwhile in it. Your comments and opinions are always valued. Thanks much.
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Narad said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
Great stuff ! Great listen !
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Harald
Very nice of you to come by for a listen. Thank you so much for commenting. I'm pleased and honored that you liked this.
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Loob said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Totally awesome Reg!
Not a single nit! Just a bunch of love! Dig!
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hahaha
Reg ... haha ... good one. I can't shake that guy loose.
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RochaMalhada said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
nano bits

mere bites? hum.... mere nibbles

so, this present is very palatable stage.

OK done with lame attempt at wax eloquent - this rocks solidly

. - Harold
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RochaMalhada said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
wait....
did somebody say something? LOL
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Harold
Your eloquence is gratefully accepted. Thanks very much.
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davajonah said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Coo-er
Quarky, strange and charming, all rolled into one. Absolutely stunning opening. The entry of your sig. synth pads is brilliant. Then the thunder starts. Fantastic music. And what a superb piece of mixing. Everything crystal clear. No easy feat with such heavy music I imagine, but you've done it. Much kudos on a wonderful track.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Dave
Always gratifying to get your feedback on the synths. I love synths, and sometimes I don't give them their due on these loud pieces. You remind me that it's worthwhile to treat them with care. I guess I got lucky with this one hahaha. You're kinda correct as far as the mixing goes. But unlike ambient, where everything counts and is so fully exposed, in this kinda stuff, a lot of glitches tend to get buried. So, in one way it's harder, what with trying to maintain order, but it's easier in that sloppiness will usually go unnoticed.
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Daugrin said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Ah yes... atmosphere
Thanks for sharing your talents with us. The bubbles were nice too...
The taste and tone on this one stand out!

Daug
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hey Daug
Thanks for directing your finely honed ear to this. I like to be a little "complex," but it's all rather straightforward compared to your creations. So, it's always good to get your feedback. Thanks!
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Sigmund said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
You are truly a talented composer, Mr. Kloo. I wish I had your affinity for quirkiness. This is just awesome - your blending of new age-ish textures and heavy metal is nothing short of genius. A listening experience, I just had - and thank you for that!
Sig
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Sigmund d'Axe
Like I tell everybody, I AM a genius, except when it comes to music ... and finances. But coming from a guy like you, that's a very high compliment, and it made my day, sir. Thank you.
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J_Gretch said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
UpDownStrange
Such a pleasure to explore this soundscape.

No doubt about it,,you are one of the heavyweights around here, and I always look forward to your next thing.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Mr. Gretch
Soundscape --- that's a very nice way of putting it. I like that. Heavyweight? Not so much, but I appreciate the sentiment.
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Vic Holman said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
over, under, sideways, down...
.... i think you covered all the angles. should go without saying that you have a most identifiable sound and style. great tones on the instruments throughout.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Vic
Well, that's very nice to read, that I have an identifiable sound. Thanks for saying so. Much appreciation.
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ramonaji said 2036 days ago (March 26th, 2012)
Me likey!
this is good stuff...
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Ramona
Oh, scarce one, and one of my favorite singers, I do appreciate that you stopped by. Please post some more music wouldja?
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Parichayaka said 2035 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
Wow
Sounds like you're in control of everything here - most people would run around screaming when they unleash a musical monster like this - you seem calm and composed. Remarkably structured and as a former drummer I love the brilliant drum programming.

The mix clean but open and compared to similar music I have heard before, it's neither as aggressive, nor as dry and lifeless. Great intro and breathers throughout the track too.

Maybe not 'my genre', but when something is this well done and creative, how can you not appreciate it...
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Pari
That's very satisfying to read that a former drummer approves of my drum tracks. Wow! It's an ongoing learning experience. In my next life, I plan on taking up drums. People only run and around and scream during the recording and mixing rituals --- "What the hell do you think you're doing?!" and things of that nature. I sent Ex off to listen to your new offering, and he was, not surprisingly, knocked out.
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carbon said 2035 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
u-d-s
lovely intro gives way to your signature hardcore sounds. that synth chord right at 1:37 brought instant recognition of what was to come... mayhem, but in a controlled way. lightning in a bottle. loving the interplay between the guitar and beat. just masterful. thanks again for sharing your work.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Hi Steve
Love it. The synth chord at 1:37 as a precursor. Hadn't thought about it that way, but yeah, it works. Now, I will be thinking about that for future work. Sharing my work is a pleasure when I can have talented people such as you listening and commenting. Very rewarding experience. Awaiting your next mindblower.
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Maximum_Lux said 2034 days ago (March 28th, 2012)
Chillin'
Love the atmosphere! The beginning really puts you into a deep-thought trance. Guitars came out of nowhere (which makes it awesome!)... I love to be tricked =) Assertive, rad riffs! Very awesome, original piece. I really couldn't typecast this as sounding like any song I've ever heard (which makes it awesomer)! Thanks for the download and keep rocking!
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Mr. Lux
Chillin' is a word I have never seen as a comment to one of my tunes. Hahaha. Love it. I also love to be tricked, so sometimes I will attempt that. Thanks for your thoughtful and generous comments.
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kwf said 2033 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
LOVE IT
AWESOME.... love this track mate!!! I grew up on Dream Theater and the like, you've got this genre nailed down. Production is very clean and clear, very polished. musicianship perfect. The only thing missing is that melodic vocals enhancing an already awesome song. GOOD Stuff.
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
KWF
Nice comments from a fellow prog fan. Yeah, melodic vocals is the ingredient I lack. I ain't no singer, unfortunately for me. Well, thanks for listening and commenting.
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jiguma said 2031 days ago (March 31st, 2012)
Love the intro
and then it gets better!
Cool post,
Neil
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Les_Kloo said 2030 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Jiguma
Glad you liked the intro. Simple little bit, but I enjoy that kinda thing from time to time. Appreciate the nice comment.
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Wummimann said 2024 days ago (April 7th, 2012)
Les...
...speechless, just downloaded - masterful
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Wummimann said 2024 days ago (April 7th, 2012)
...
another comment after the third time of listening - i know you don't like this word - great!!
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Les_Kloo said 2005 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Wummi
So pleased that you liked it. Thanks very much for your support and for these comments. Made my day.
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finkeldink said 2022 days ago (April 9th, 2012)
LK rulz
You rock man!
GL bass! Naw... something far heavier.
Sorry I'm late, but I actually will search out LK songs. It's worth it for certain.
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Les_Kloo said 2005 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Hi Mike
No problem about being late. You're welcome any time, of course. GL ... eh ... not so much. One of these days ... maybe ... he's a tough act to cover hahaha. I appreciate your support and comments.
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tokai said 1999 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
lush
The main man. The one man big sound! Well,, I didn't miss much regarding home life , except your creative adventures. Give up that day job!

Thanx for these rides.
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Cheese Pantz said 1689 days ago (March 9th, 2013)
WELL
After hearing SugarBubbleWater I had to dig deeper. Upon, the surface gold this gem poked through my speakers like a 13 year old virgin. Ok, disturbing comment but this is some of the better material I've heard lately. I enjoy the transitions, your guitar work is fantastic. You have a great ear my friend.
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