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Arabesque


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davajonah

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Still in a blank period creatively, so I've had a play around with this old Debussy favourite of mine. Another to add to my forthcoming Electro-classical collection. Ha!

It's one that Isao Tomita did beautifully, all those years ago. Anyway, it started life as a PD midi file, but I've chopped it up rather a lot. I used some favourite sound settings from my synths [Zebra, Albino, Omnisphere] and this is the result. Again, hope I haven't murdered it too much.
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Uploaded: Oct 07, 2012 - 09:49:20 AM
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2012 - 09:49:20 AM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 07:51:16 AM
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Logic Pro, Zebra 2, Albino 3, Omnisphere soft synths.
Comments
Reinholt56 said 1630 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Hi Dave.....
Very enjoyable. I love these French tunes.

Great arrangement.

Take care.

Paul
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Moviz said 1630 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Murdered indeed
If you did, it was a beautiful death Dave.... I thought you once said you didn't play piano, but this sounds so classy with the really lovely synth sounds..... so soothing yet fresh and clean.... just lovely, regards M
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Daugrin said 1630 days ago (October 7th, 2012)
Synth workout
Well constructed, the textures worked to enhance the composition.
It is after all very French isn't it?

Daug
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Henke said 1628 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Nice
Although Tomita did some extraordinary things, especially for his time, I prefer your choice of sounds any day. Very tastefully done, even if I am not too familiar with this piece. To me it sounds like you're sitting in a vestibule or something playing for your own fun and relaxation, but hoping some others may enjoy too - and we do!!

Thanks, and take care,
Henke
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PeterB7858 said 1628 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Arabesque
I enjoyed this piece, Dave. The tones complement each other well and your version overlays a subtle jazz feel. Glad I stopped by. Regards, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1628 days ago (October 8th, 2012)
Arabesque
Pretty tune, warm sounds - very enjoyable listening!
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Ex_Silentio said 1627 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Electro-classical
Whenever you're in a creative doldrums, this kind of thing will do nicely. One of my favorites, beautifully rendered.
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paul f. page said 1627 days ago (October 9th, 2012)
Lovely.
I have always loved this wonderful tune by Debussy. What you have done with it is very interesting and very pleasant to listen to. I think it is cool that you have folded in a few jazz chords here and there and otherwise made this a unique composition with many of your own creative licks. I think your synth stops are quite pleasing and I enjoyed this whole creation immensely. I'd beg to differ with your self-assessment that your are "still in a blank period creatively." Seems to me that you are definitely NOT in any blank space at all. This little creation is proof of that. The perfect cover tune!

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DWL said 1624 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
An interesting take
Old Claude would probably have approved :-)

Very nicely done.

Cheers

Dick
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egobandit said 1623 days ago (October 13th, 2012)
swaying in the wind
the combination of instruments is well thought out, some very beautiful playing from 2:00 onward it really rolls along what a ride
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Doug Somers said 1622 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Snowflakes are dancing again
I'm not sure if I have any vinyl left on the surface of my Tomita album which had this piece. Thanks for posting this Dave - it is a fresh take which nods to the earlier synth interpretation without copying it. I was waiting to hear if you would include the 'bwap-bwap-bwap' synth but you didn't. Nice timing and feel throughout, just the right amount of backing to let the lead line come through. A most satisfying and tasteful treatment. Hats off to you Dave.

Cheers,
Doug
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richard13 said 1616 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
I, for one, am looking forward
to your forthcoming collection ;-) This is lovely work Dave, and when you're in a blank period, reworking an old tune, yours or someone else's, can get the juices flowing again. A beautiful listen and I took a copy, thanks.
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PaulaMunk said 1616 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
I'm not
sure why, but I was thinking I'd heard something like this in the 60's. Maybe, I'm remembering the sound of an electric piano which was new to me, then. Lovely work. Thanks.
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KMH said 1615 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Quite nice
Dave,

This is a wonderfully pleasant piece. I enjoyed the warmth of the bass notes. Thanks for sharing.

KMH
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H3nry said 1612 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Claude's clouds
Arabesque has always made me think of watching clouds swirl about. You've captured that feel. Taking a copy for the iPod.
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abzwork said 1598 days ago (November 8th, 2012)
arabesque..
Exquisite...Bamm!!!:):):)
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particledots said 1578 days ago (November 27th, 2012)
its hard
for me to hear any version of this without the tomita whistling coming in to my head
you have done a great job with the midi file on this (i know they are not always the easiest things to shift and shape)
cheers
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Diviner said 1537 days ago (January 7th, 2013)
Very nice
Lovely movement to the track, it evolves as it expands and contracts through the ether. Cool
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