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I don't know what to say about this obsessive experiment .... usually when I put music together I use a click track or a temporary drum loop to keep the time tight through the piece unless I'm doing a simple 1-2 instrument song.. And that way it's also easier to sync other instruments. So I decided to make something without a click. I put down a piano track and then followed the track with the other instruments trying to keep things in time with my ear. When I finished I turned on a click track to find how I did tempo wise and the closest I could match was 90bpm .... but it drifted slightly slowed and sped up slightly so it was impossible to keep perfect meter. Another learning experience.
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Uploaded: Jun 19, 2014 - 06:15:20 PM
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2014 - 06:22:56 PM Last Played: Jun 29, 2017 - 07:07:26 PM
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Franciscus_Henri said 1220 days ago (June 19th, 2014)
Great track
As for drifting tempo? Stuff I recorded in the seventies in a studios full of Live musos often drifted if not actually sped up. In these days of digital obsession we have lost our nerve.
I believe the natural rythm that comes with making music is "REAL' Thats where the lesson lies. AS for experiment I tried to be funny in my last track....Now I'm collecting dead fish.
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DavidConnell said 1220 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
Drift
Drifting tempo is perfectly normal, as I have learned by using Garageband to transpose songs (usually pop or rock stuff from the 70s and 80s). Music which seemed to me to have perfect tempo drifts a lot when put up against a digital measure.

Anyway, another fine piece of work, Stan — a standout piece I think.
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Narad said 1219 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
Obsession
Full experimental music and awesome mix. A treat for my ears ! :)
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Daugrin said 1219 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
Tempo Experiment
One of my fav activities. Which stems from playing live with drummers who would breath into the music all manner of fluctuations.
I posted one at MJ which continually increases in tempo over a couple of minutes, and have taken great pleasure in warping pieces intentionally to re-create the errancy of human drumming.
If I you will allow, I suggest what you are really doing is creating different feels and knitting them together. Your experimenting in modular technique. But what do I know?
Enjoyed your fooling around here, will be back.

Daug

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lyzak said 1219 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
Don't know much about timing, but...
What I admire about your musicianship is that you experiment confidently.
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Vic Holman said 1219 days ago (June 20th, 2014)
free form
wouldn't even notice time shifts, even as you mentioned it.
however the song moves right along. i also like how it varies throughout, really cool piece stan
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alackbass said 1218 days ago (June 21st, 2014)
Obsession
No click track needed. Great depth!
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Les_Kloo said 1218 days ago (June 21st, 2014)
Obsession
Wonderful piece of music. My hat is off to you.
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PeterB7858 said 1218 days ago (June 21st, 2014)
Obsession
Your mixes are sounding so solid these days, Stan. They allow your musical creativity to shine through. There are some wonderful tones and reverbs running round in this piece. I like this. As for click tracks, I don't use one unless I am collaborating with others in a bigger project. The ebb and flow of my solo work is an inherent part of the music, as far as I am concerned. Thanks, Peter.
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jiguma said 1218 days ago (June 21st, 2014)
Nice sound Stan!
REally neat production here. Lots of interesting sounds (and interesting things done with them too!).
Love the richness of the experience - 5:04 very well spent.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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obbster said 1218 days ago (June 22nd, 2014)
Great
Love this. Kinda reminds me of Floyd, Lapse of reason/Division Bell era. Dunno why, might be the guitar tone.

Love that it's not set to a rigid beat.
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rok41 said 1217 days ago (June 22nd, 2014)
Obsession
Nicely done Stan...this feels like Prog to me, early Floyd-ish to some measure. I enjoyed the dynamic shifts and evolution of this. Well played sir.
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MikeRobinson said 1217 days ago (June 22nd, 2014)
A very fine sonic experiment
One truly does not know where this song is going next.   It is a very creative work, and, very engaging.

And as for “perfect meter,” y’know, I think that right now we have way too much of that sort of thinking going-on in our present, too-metronomic age.   If you listen to any live performance and compare it to a click-track, you will always see big variations, even though the tempo sounds “steady” to the ear.   If music like this didn’t sweep and flow in tempo, as it does musically, then it would sound stilted and very-wrong.   As it is, it sounds organically very real and believable.   The variations in tempo join with the variations in sound.

That metronome pulse is only meant to be a reference.   Great work here.
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magnatone said 1217 days ago (June 22nd, 2014)
Obsession
this is fabulous - haven't been here in a bit, what a treat to come back to your fine work stan!
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FEEL said 1216 days ago (June 23rd, 2014)
Nice ambience
The reverberating piano adds a nice touch. The guitar fits it well and has some what of a metallic sound. Exceptional idea to use vocal matching in conjunction with the guitar riff. Well mixed, an enjoyable listen.
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FEEL said 1216 days ago (June 23rd, 2014)
did you use a
cuica at the end?
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Soundhound said 1216 days ago (June 23rd, 2014)
Fun.....If you don't
Lock it at the top, most times the bottom tries to drop
out...
But you held it together in a very cool way, I see your
really starting to play whats in your heart, not whats
in your mind...That's a good thing, cause that's where
it all comes from....

Very well done My Man...

Peace...TG.
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tmcfate said 1213 days ago (June 26th, 2014)
the sway
is human. it gives it just that slight vulnerability. good work. great use of your voice.
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apb said 1213 days ago (June 26th, 2014)
Awesome Stan
I also would never had noticed any tempo drift in this.. must have been pretty darn close...certainly has a very free form feel to it. I've never tried completely without meter.. but I have tried controlled tempo speed ups and slow downs to known meters... was quite fun to feel the pull of the drummer in a way.
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VicDiesel said 1213 days ago (June 26th, 2014)
Obsessed
Maybe. But a pretty epic track. Tempo doesn't bother me. Unbalance between left & right channel does, a little. Also check your high frequencies. They're a tad aggressive.
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