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Betazoid


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Ambient

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A chill piece for 4 bass recorders
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Uploaded: Jun 03, 2017 - 04:44:44 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2017 - 04:46:03 PM Last Played: Sep 10, 2017 - 09:44:41 AM
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Char said 167 days ago (June 3rd, 2017)
I wouldn't mind
listening to this for several minutes. It was kind of transporting and definitely relaxing.

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Daugrin said 167 days ago (June 4th, 2017)
Hitting the board!
The singular focus on yer passion is paying off in inspiring music. Each outing shows a more refined effort. Beautiful dissonance on this track!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us here. Yer quickly growing singular attributes. Bravo!

Daug
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egobandit said 166 days ago (June 4th, 2017)
moves
its sounds like many layers, nice tones with each changing note it grows on you when it ends I want more
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Vic Holman said 166 days ago (June 4th, 2017)
tranquil
interesting how the ascending and desending harmonies work together. very relaxing composition.
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Calchas said 166 days ago (June 5th, 2017)
What Mr. Holman said:
"tranquil"... You sure get some lovely tones and textures out of those pipes of yours.

Be well friend!
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sammydix said 165 days ago (June 5th, 2017)
The
chording you used was awfully intriguing. The most captivating part of the piece for me. Majors into minors into 7ths, etc. Is that something you plan ahead, or do you begin with the bass note, then build upon it as you add the overdub? Genuinely curious.
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VicDiesel said 165 days ago (June 5th, 2017)
Plan ahead
I had a couple of ideas in mind when I started this track, such as the rough structure of starting on Gm, hitting Bb, and going back down to Bb. I did indeed lay down the bass note for something like 4 or 5 bars. (Note each bar is something like 6 seconds. The beat is very slow.) And then I started layering. With the limited range of the recorder, the top note was sometimes hard to find: the choices become quickly very limited.

So there is a little bit of planning, and a good amount of serendipity.

Oh, and then after all parts were recorded I knew that some notes were just wrong but they would be too hard to find by ear in all this mess, so I wrote out the score, and then visually started correcting notes in places where there was just too much dissonance. And then recorded it again, which is the version you're now hearing.
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Philip18 said 165 days ago (June 6th, 2017)
Betazoid
You do put things together exceptionally well, Vic. I enjoyed listening to the directions each instrument was taking, and to the piece as a whole. Worthy of repeated listening.
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Loob said 164 days ago (June 6th, 2017)
Kind of has a Stairway To Heaven vibe
to it. Mellow.
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PeterB7858 said 163 days ago (June 7th, 2017)
Betazoid
Interesting listen. To me, the mellowness of the recorders is counterpointed by the dissonance. I didn't really find it relaxing but did find it aurally intriguing and am glad I stopped by. Thanks.
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VicDiesel said 163 days ago (June 7th, 2017)
Relaxing
Ok, I know that I called this a "chill piece", but I do believe in tension and release in music. There are some stiff dissonances in this piece, but they all resolve. I guess it's the soft sounds and low tempo that would make it chill, but it's definitely not intended as mindless droning.

Thanks for the comments. Intriguing is good.
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jiguma said 161 days ago (June 9th, 2017)
Very soothing Vic
Enjoyed.
Cheers
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paul f. page said 149 days ago (June 22nd, 2017)
Tension and release...
...That's what I noticed right from the first couple of chords...That and the breath support and control throughout the whole number. This strikes me as a chorale and has the soothing effect that such a piece usually gives the listener. It is always a pleasure to dial into one of your new compositions as you fearlessly embrace these Baroque instruments. Glad I heard this this morning. Sorry it took three weeks to get to it.
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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