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Parichayaka

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yesterday evening i felt a little bit like that little boy talking to the setting sun, but after making this innocent little track i felt all better:)

it's been a little empty around here...and i've been busy too. hope mj will recover soon. i even drew something, see?
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Uploaded: Jun 23, 2012 - 05:56:09 PM
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2012 - 11:30:46 AM Last Played: Sep 10, 2017 - 04:44:04 PM
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maxruehl said 1999 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
I'm right here...
...listening to another terrific piece from you! Love it--did you really complete it in a night?:)
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Parichayaka said 1999 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
Thanks Andy!
Just finished a scoring project and needed to relax musically. When a track can be anything it wants to be, time is very kind. Scoring for specific projects takes me much longer...this one I started at 8pm and was done by midnight. Thanks again for stopping by!
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ktb said 1999 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
peace
I was completely at peace after listening. What a gift you have. The progression is so simple but you make it resonate with every passing. I'd marry that leslie wurlitzer sound if I could.
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Parichayaka said 1999 days ago (June 23rd, 2012)
peace
so glad you felt like that after listening. i'm sure i've missed a few of your recent posts! (catching up now)
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VicDiesel said 1998 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
whistle while you work
A friendly tune, nicely executed.
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abzwork said 1998 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
Still Here...
A marvelous chord progression, haunting melody, and I luv that whistle....its the perfect flava and color for this canvas...what you've done here is Big Smile City all the way my friend...:):):)peace
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Parichayaka said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
smiles are good!
thanks so much and a happy belated birthday!!
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alackbass said 1998 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
i'm still here
Charming! That modulating piano sound is wonderful as is the whistling melody! Original! Unusual! Enjoyable!
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PatriciaGirl said 1998 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Sweet
Enjoyed this piece very much. A simplistic phrase that breathes life into every layer that adds to it. It never gets repetitive because the mind is occupied with the many lovely sounds here. The imaged ephemeral joys of childhood pictured above is a great drawing and addition ;)

Thank you for sharing this!
pg
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Parichayaka said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
ephemeral joys
what an inspiring comment. thanks so much for taking your time!
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PaulaMunk said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
It
has an innocence and sweetness. The whistling is disarmingly charming. Wonderful.
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Parichayaka said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
wonderful
just like reading your words. thanks!
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magnatone said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
i'm still here
pari - wow, you draw too! i guess i shouldn't be surprised. this is your idea of "relaxing" musically? lol - you're just amazing. what wonderful, wonderful work - thanks for the D/L sir!
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Parichayaka said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
you always say the nicest things
'relaxing' only because when there are no guidelines for a track, it's just a simple creative flow. And judging by your own beautiful music, you of all people you know what that means!
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Doug Somers said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Gentle
I'm in France, but will soon be back home again.

That unique synth is a very cool way to start off and the progression as you fill our the rest of the frequency range works very nicely. The whole piece shines with the golden glow of the setting sun, maybe modified in time with the memories of things long past. No rushing, no excess, just a lovely window into a point in time and the emotions that go with it.

The whistling reminds me of Andrew Bird (a good thing!).

I don't know how you can put out such quality in 4 hours, but it is a skill I would love to possess as well.

I appreciate the pause you have given me this afternoon. I'm all warm and fuzzy after this one.

Be well Pari,
Doug
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Parichayaka said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
merci beaucoup
that comment is more lyrical and inspiring than the music! thanks for taking the time, really appreciate it. and to be fair, it took me many years to have a setup/sample library that allows me to just make music without having to spend hours in post production to get a good mix!
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michael2 said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
Andrew Bird
yes, I can see that in a way too.
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Philip18 said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
I'm still here
Fascinating. Has almost a religious feel to the opening. Beautifully simple and effective chord progression. The whistling add lightness and joy. Good drawing, too! Much enjoyed.
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paul f. page said 1997 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Your lead instrument(s)
are a little unusual-sounding and also uniquely appealing. This tune is catchy and easily remembered, sort of a mantra-like composition that doesn't take too much cerebral effort to get lost in. The whistling is so pleasant, too. Opie would be proud! (I thought the bass was overwhelming throughout. I wonder if that could be dialed back a bit so it's not so prominent.)
Delightful tune.
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Parichayaka said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
Who's Opie? :)
i liked the contrast of a sweet carefree tune and the strong bass, but can easily understand how it could be too much. thanks for always stopping by to listen, i've told you many times before how much i appreciate you as a composer and piano player.
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Bowman said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
Lots
to enjoy here simple and not so simple.
I especially love the whistling.
A very sweet listen.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Parichayaka said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
thanks
the not so simple part is the 15+ different instrument layers! never thought of recording whistling before, glad it's not annoying to you.
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michael2 said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
outstanding
this is really nice. that piano sound is to die for. did you do this with Logic or is that a real piano? so many sweet bits. that whistling for some reason reminds me of a melody Kate Bush might sing and is perfect. also love that swelling feedback sound and the distorted Rhodes (?) sound. very nice man, glad you posted this.
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Parichayaka said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
looked up
Andrew Bird - interesting. when i was done i remembered a Sia song that had a similar part in the melody. the piano is a steinway played through a 'guitar rig' amp filter. couldn't believe how perfect it sounded when i first tried it (all in logic). great that you stopped by! you always pick up on the smallest details. thanks!
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pablatone said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
catchy tune
Doesn't suffer at all for lack of vocals. This is cool, the word anthemic comes to mind.
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Parichayaka said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
thanks!
you didn't notice the Crash Test Dummies - style vocals? ;)
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tf10music said 1996 days ago (June 26th, 2012)
the synth hook
sounds like something I'd be delighted to find in a Passion Pit song. This unflinchingly upbeat, and I'm charmed by it. Really nice.
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Parichayaka said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
passion pit
wasn't familiar with them. thanks for the tip!
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michaeljayklein said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
And I'll still be here!
A simple but touching melody line graced with many fine touches along the way; very, VERY nice work--liked it lots!
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Parichayaka said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
And I'll still be here!
what a nice compliment coming from mj's 'the voice'. another great post with Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder by the way!
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rok41 said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
I'm Still Here
Man, I'm a fan of your musicality...you have a very melodic view, and it is evident here. This will be in my head all night I suppose. Fantastic chord movement and the ethereal quality of this makes it very current feeling...I could hear this soundtracked...lovely.
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Parichayaka said 1993 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
I'm Still Here
so glad that even with the heavy bass you picked up on a light, ethereal feel. really hope this won't be stuck in your head though!
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particledots said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
very nice
i could imagine bits of this fading in and out throughout a wes anderson film in a themeatic way

i agree that macjams seems empty these days...a shell of its former self...its nice to hear something like this inside the shell

i am impressed that you reply to all the comments...
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Parichayaka said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
wes anderson
and bill murray whistling the tune...that would be something;) and regarding macjams being empty and whatnot, with this post alone i've come across new music and gotten some feedback from people with your kind of talent - so as long as there are people like you involved, mj's not gonna go anywhere. nice reassurance that is. 'quantity' after all, no?
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aRcTip said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
Splendid!
I've been listening to this for a couple of days now, it's such a great warm song and it keeps growing. Like PD, I can picture this as a soundtrack in an sort of "indie" kind of film. Positive emotions of overcoming.

Love that fuzzy bass sound, very very effective. The background sounds is a nice touch that add an organic feel.

Thanks for the download. And I like the drawing too :)
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Parichayaka said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
fuzzy bass
great timing with your comment - made me look for a new post and discovered your latest track! i'm really happy you hear something positive in this one, but i will admit that after listening to your post i feel much calmer than i would after listening to my own. always nice that appreciation is reciprocal (is that still a word?) as i've downloaded almost all your tracks now. thanks for that too.
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eleveneyes said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
ahhhhh
this was like the "It's a small world afterall" ride at disneyland where it's just the same thing over and over just dressed up differently and you enjoyed it and then couldn't get the song out of your head after..... just like this song! there's nothing wrong with simple, especially simple done well and doing simple well sometimes isn't so simple. but this was simple done well...and....well.... I simply enjoyed it!
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Parichayaka said 1992 days ago (June 30th, 2012)
simple...
i totally agree with you! "Simplicity is an advanced course" - Sri Chinmoy once said. I've never forgotten that and some of my favorite music has tremendous depth because of its simplicity. This is track is almost silly cpompared to that statement, and ironically it's also fairly complex - I counted 20 different audio and instrument tracks. Very cool track 'At Times' by the way - how many instruments do you play?!
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AndeeScott said 1988 days ago (July 4th, 2012)
Carefree and loving it!
Is the feeling I'm getting from this fun track. Love the deep electro beat and the wobbly organ sound and of the course the whistling. Great choice to use the whistling, it grounds the track into fun. See you like to dabble in Art as well, great way to relax and great pic :)
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Parichayaka said 1988 days ago (July 4th, 2012)
great!
so happy you liked it. really enjoy your music too (still listening to Itineris and Athera's Water is a powerhouse!) and coming from an inventive musician like yourself, it's a nice compliment that you like the combination of sounds. thanks!
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tokai said 1964 days ago (July 28th, 2012)
Empty.
Yes! This could sum up any number of current scenarios. Your optimistic musical view point is very refreshing and I hope infectious. Where have they all gone to?
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albertruss said 1783 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
im still here.. but where are you ?
i was making up words ,its a great tune , didnt like the whistling so much, still a very nice piece..enjoyed thank you..
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