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Colossal Seed


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Parichayaka

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i was trying to create an understated, epic feel with this track. not quite as easy to follow as my other tracks but i hope with a still interesting result.

in case anyone's interested in the process (these few words should always make you cautious about reading the rest!) - i gave the piano a distant sound and experimented with desaturated, dry strings to give it a detached feel. regarding the structure - if you imagine the rhythm of wind gusts brushing over dry grass on a mountain - that's the movement i was going for. there is an irregular rhythm, the rumbling sound in your ear, so it doesn't follow a simple 4 bar structure. much of nature is like that - nonconforming, vast, often harsh, unrelenting but with clear purpose.

the jardine jupiter tree in the photo is over 1,500 years old, but braving the elements it is still alive, growing new leaves every year. the fact that even that tree was once an ordinary seedling inspired the title.
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Uploaded: Oct 17, 2013 - 12:19:44 AM
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2014 - 10:47:38 PM Last Played: Sep 10, 2017 - 04:40:47 PM
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Bubowski said 1520 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
Edgy yet rich
This is a cool juxtaposition of the more present and slightly distorted instruments with the richness of the harmonic structure and density of instrumentation. Restful yet with a touch of restlessness about it.
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PeterB7858 said 1520 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
It does have a sense of ebb and flow about it, Pari. A fine musical study of nature. Thanks, Peter.
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DWL said 1520 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
Not sure I understand
the process but it works for me!

Effective use of percussion which keeps the piece flowing even without an obvious structure.

Cheers

Dick
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magnatone said 1519 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
geez - this is kinda mind-blowing Pari! I love reading your process and that description of going for wind gusts on dry mountain grass - I could hear it before I heard it! Your creative musical brain is so amazing - thanks for this!
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Cameron said 1519 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
Stretching boundaries
This is rather different from your usual offerings, and there is much potential here.

First of all, I would have liked to have heard this entire track a few ticks slower, to give it a little more chance to breathe. The overall pacing of this music was excellent, but I think it would have benefited from a slightly more deliberate tempo.

The first minute, in particular, sounded overbalanced with the lower "interjections"; then the balance evened out.

The "desaturated" strings was a nice touch, but could have been more in the background, with the piano more prominent, and perhaps the piano could have been assigned a little more reverb.

The musical material itself is excellent. I just think that the overall "mix" and tempo could be adjusted just a bit, as described above.

It is always a pleasure to hear your music!
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ramonaji said 1519 days ago (October 17th, 2013)
I thought
this was really intriguing. Well done!
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rok41 said 1519 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
I wish I could do this sort of thing, my brain is over-logical most of the time. This is outside the box, and inspires. Lovely work.
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Soundhound said 1519 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Very well done...
That bass drum locks it into the pocket, good feel
very real....
Nice depth in the mix, clean dynamics that stand on
their own...I like it...
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Demeter7 said 1519 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Just
plainly beautiful to hear. It has a timelessness about it. Love it. Thanks.
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J_Gretch said 1518 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
Ambitious, and well worth the effort..much enjoyed.
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Henke said 1518 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Interesting AND beautiful
Really enjoyed this, very creative with all the various elements interacting in different ways to make up a harmonious whole but with some more surprising or "odd" elements to keep your listening on the toes (or is that just a Swedish expression?). Nice vacuum cleaner effect there at the end as well ;-)

Thanks for another gem for my MJ playlist,
Henke
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sammydix said 1518 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
i felt that 'epic' aura as soon as the song started. very good use of saturation and a smooth one it is. that is, not hat digital cringy type. i'm inclined to think that had you not mentioned the "wind gusts over dry grass," in your info, i would've gotten that feeling anyway. love how you captured the theme you were after. that's when music just works.
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grah3am said 1518 days ago (October 18th, 2013)
Epic and excellent
If a 1500 - year - old tree could make music, this would be it.
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IbotenicParadigm said 1518 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
Rich
You really got a lot into such a short span of time. This could easily be the 'statement of the theme' for a much longer piece. Very cinematic, and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you!
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MarkHolbrook said 1518 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
Always a musical journey
in everything you post. You put so much effort into the origin and understanding of each little sound. How it fits, why it doesn't fit and a purpose for how its created and used.

A real master... You should be selling albums of this stuff my friend! Buyer number 1 standing in line waiting.

Nicely done!
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egobandit said 1518 days ago (October 19th, 2013)
thump
like the rumble under it all very intersting journey the piano kind of pluks and floats ontop of of the cool sweeping synth like the ending almost machine like
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racerat said 1516 days ago (October 20th, 2013)
Colossal Seed
The synth pads give it the continuity it needs as the dissonance swifts and flutter around you. All at once off kilter and sailing across the dry grasses on the plains. Dug it.
RR
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particledots said 1515 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
wow
very very nice - and thank you for the brief description of the process

i almost felt myself wanting to hear 'more' saturated strings (and other instruments) but its as tho your 'dry' treatment forces one to fill in the gaps...to imagine the reverb...(but what do i know....)

i like the stop-start rhythm and the journey this whole thing takes you on

visual music to the max
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Sigmund said 1515 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
Colossal Seed
Interesting piece - excellent choices for instrumentation - the percussive instruments add a dissonance that actually ties the piece together, while keeping things sounding organic. The piece builds towards its dramatic crescendo around 2:40, and soon after it's time to hit replay :) Well done, and much enjoyed!
Sig
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Outtaorbit said 1514 days ago (October 22nd, 2013)
1500 years..... of
epic
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faultysynapse said 1513 days ago (October 23rd, 2013)
Collossal Seed
Im giving a copy to my masseuse next time i get a rub.Very calming.
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Bob6stringer said 1511 days ago (October 26th, 2013)
So dry but with such deep roots.
I really like both your production notes and the dryness. It amazes me how much ambience, how much mood you've gotten here with minimal "water." Your "process" notes are very interesting...about the creative process, more interesting than the studio specs.
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Char said 1508 days ago (October 28th, 2013)
This is
fabulous. You are amazing. Yes, I like it. Thanks.
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paul f. page said 1507 days ago (October 29th, 2013)
Tempo...
...Yes. I'd have taken it a bit slower, too. There is so much rich orchestration floating through that it would be nice to let it just wash over the listener rather than to splash over him or her. The wonderful build of instruments around 2:25 give a wonderful majesty to this track...yet it just seems to fall off at the end without much warning. A slow fade seems in order. What do you think? ... Bass is awfully loud in the mix. A few notches lower and I'd be a happy listener. You have such intriguing ideas and the choice of instrumentation is so effective here.
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Narad said 1484 days ago (November 22nd, 2013)
Colossal Seed
Outstanding stuff ! Could be a bit longer for a still longer aural delight ! :)
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sschedra said 1480 days ago (November 25th, 2013)
Lots of texture
That's one of the main impressions I get here. This is different for you, but its very refreshing. The deep bass square waves were hard on my speakers at high volumes (Cleaner sounding in the phones). I think only really good speakers can handle that excursion at high volume. Or maybe a subwoofer. Emotionally there is a feeling of desolation and struggle, but not with a sense of urgency, but of endurance, which is what you were going for. Music is your script and you write as one who is accomplished. Very well done.
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Kicbal said 1386 days ago (February 27th, 2014)
Escaping
the conventions of the everyday electronic song. I like the understated drums and the dry, wispy feel of everything. I get glimpses of lonely windswept beaches and ocean on an stormy day. I gree with other comments that a slower version would perhaps evoke even more emotion from this piece.
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