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Who says you can't dance in 7? The drums here are mostly pieced together from Drums on Demand loops, and those...er, dodecatonic melodies were made in Reason. All patched together with some loops and FX in Soundtrack.
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Hits: 4657
Comments: 59
Fans: 8
Plays: 432
Downloads: 208
Votes: 29
Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005 - 07:50:44 AM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2005 - 03:52:13 PM Last Played: Oct 30, 2018 - 04:17:22 PM
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Tom Atwood said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
I'm dancing-doing the Herky Jerky
Love the 7/4. I like the 3-then-4 feel. All holds together
well. Thanks for the warning honks. As for 'dodecatonic,'
don't use foul language in your song descriptions.

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perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
I'm dancing-doing the Herky Jerky
Tom, thanks I'm glad you like this! Sorry about the foul language, just
trying to eschew the quotidian.
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thetiler said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Like the car sounds like stuck in traffic . .
Sounds like maybe a culture shock when we get so much
traffic that well have to have highways in the air. Out of sheer
demand. At least this is what your tune made me think.

The traffic cops will have to tie balloons on their back belts
in order to float that high :)

Cool, lots of nice stuff in there.
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perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Like the car sounds like stuck in traffic . .
Thank you. I like that image, like NYC in The Fifth Element.
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stevel said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Funky mathematics
Really nice beats you got going here and great creative
sounds (love the car horn!). The drums are really
cool...might have to invest in Drums on Demand myself!
Steve
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perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Funky mathematics
Cool, thanks much steve! I think Drums on Demand is great, and nope
they didn't pay me to say it!
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Mystified said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ok...so this is way cool
(just using a bit of So. Calif lingo there... the traffic sound
effects made me do it!)
I agree, the time sig on this does the trick of keeping my
ears on their toes...in a manner of speaking.

Great track, PV! I enjoyed this!

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Tom Atwood said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ok...so this is way cool
I am curious, Cat...exactly what do ear toes look like?
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Mystified said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ear toes
Of course you're curious, Tom; you're a former newsman. But I'm not so sure
this is the appropriate place for such a discussion. Maybe the forums?



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Tom Atwood said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ear toes
I'm thinking. Is anyplace appropriate for you and me to discuss this
sensitive subject? We may have gone too far already...

(PV, don't mind us. You and your little 7/4 song go run and play.)
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perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ear toes
Oh, by all means discuss ear toes right here. My feet don't hear a thing.
And hey! Don't belittle my stomping monster of a 7 tune, stepping on your
living room like a War of the Worlds tripod! My songs and I play by subtly
reprogramming your brain, Mr. 1956... if that is your real name...
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Mystified said 4872 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ear toes
It's not his real name. My sources tell me otherwise, but then, you know these
former news guys... The ear toes question is just a ruse. He's looking for
inside information. And if I were you, I'd not mention "War of the Worlds" too
loudly....Remember Roswell!

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perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Ok...so this is way cool
Thanks Mysti! I'm very glad you enjoy this!
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illuminati said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Great piece
Great rhythm and I love the elements that weave in and
out. Reminds me of Ryuchi Sakamoto, in all the best ways.
perceptualvortex said 4873 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Great piece
Cool, I'm glad you like this illuminati! Thanks for the tip... it looks like
Sakamoto has quite a cool website... nice flowing jazz. Thanks for listening
and commenting!
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jgurner said 4872 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
7/4 3 - %u03C0 (-4/3)...
...equals coolness.

Your math teacher would be proud.
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jgurner said 4872 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
7/4 3 - %u03C0 (-4/3)...
BTW, the gibberish was supposed to be the symbol for Pi, but it didn't really
work out...

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perceptualvortex said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
7/4 3 - %u03C0 (-4/3)...
Heh heh, thank you jgurner! Math is too cool. Wow, did I just say that out
loud? Glad you like this!
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jiguma said 4872 days ago (July 17th, 2005)
Kept me tappin'
Great piece PV - always loved John McLaughlin's early stuff, and this reminds me of it (he never could count to 4 either!). This will join my playlist.
Thanks!
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perceptualvortex said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
Kept me tappin'
Hey thanks jiguma! I think Inner Mounting Flame is pretty incredible... don't
know his other stuff though. I'm glad you like this!
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
This rocks like a traffic jam!
Honk, honk! Did you play in traffic as a kid? Do you
play in traffic now? Hopefully not you might not get
to post a follow-up to this. Nice to finally hear one of
your tracks after conversing with you so much. This
is like a cross between prog rock, dance music and
math rock, and it works! Great stuff! Now I just need
to go back and listen to some of your older stuff.
What did you recommend again?
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perceptualvortex said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
This rocks like a traffic jam!
But it's a high speed traffic jam! I'm glad you enjoyed this, Ep! Thanks for
giving my stuff a listen with comments. Now it's time for you to post
something new! If you like, give a listen to "Emergency" and "Fractal
Resonance" and lemme know what you think.
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said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
I always dance in 7
Even if the band is playing in 8.
Moves along very smoothly - great groove and excellent
production.
perceptualvortex said 4872 days ago (July 18th, 2005)
I always dance in 7
Thank you very much Mungo, I'm glad you dig this groove.
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Einarus said 4871 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Love 7/4!
Great track all around!
8-9-8-8-Fav-DL
Top Notch!
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perceptualvortex said 4871 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
Love 7/4!
Right on, thank you Einar!
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Tiny_Man_Inside said 4870 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
sweet beats
I like the drum loops you used. very seemless in their transitions from one groove to the next. Excellent work.
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perceptualvortex said 4870 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
sweet beats
Thank you, Mr. Inside! Glad you like.
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TennesseeVic said 4870 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
If you hadn't told
I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't have noticed the time
signature. As long you don't emphatically bang some cymbal
on every 1 it is quite possible to make a flowing rhythm in
any time signature. (Ok, I tried it with 13, and that's a bit
tough.)
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perceptualvortex said 4870 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
If you hadn't told
You make a good point, Vic. Don't tell anyone, but I spilled the beans about the meter because I thought that would entice more listeners. I was in a band--'Beyond Repair' (I play drums)--that had a very nice, flowing section of one song that was in 11. As for 13, I think the last section of Rush's "Jacob's Ladder" is a fairly smooth 13. Thanks for listening and commenting!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4869 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
unique
There is a tension feeling. However, there is a sense of intimacy, too. The siren is effective. This is very unique.
This is good music.
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perceptualvortex said 4869 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
unique
Thank you Tadashi! Glad you like this.
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EMP said 4869 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
Great use of sounds
The traffic sounds work really well. Tempo great.

Nice track
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perceptualvortex said 4867 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Great use of sounds
Thanks! I've been looking for an excuse to include car horns in a song. :)
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said 4869 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
me dance so much
Hey Vortes,

very nice dance tune, I am jumping around and can't stop.
Liked how you pieced those drums together, also some
very nice synth sounds in the back.
Kewl piece.

Cheers
perceptualvortex said 4867 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
me dance so much
Awesome, I'm glad this is dancery for you! Thanks k!
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Stun Nutz said 4868 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
I see them!
They're a zigging and a zagging thru mazes, it's
crazy... like a fantasy cartoon futuristic network...
little bugs in buggies... it's frantic, man....like, wow.
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perceptualvortex said 4867 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
I see them!
Now *that* I can see. Heh heh, thanks for the imagery... maybe it's time to
animate something here...
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ledebutant said 4867 days ago (July 22nd, 2005)
Stunning
This has been really hard for me to leave a comment on because it has just left me with my mouth hanging open and there might even have been some drooling.

I really love this. It's simple, but true.
perceptualvortex said 4867 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Stunning
Heh, cool, I'm very glad you like this Lisa! All the better if there was drool.
Thanks for listening, and letting me know what you think!
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Drew Kopr said 4866 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
How in the world
do you create this stuff? I want whatever mind altering drugs PV used to take. Great job (as all your music is awesome)!
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perceptualvortex said 4866 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
How in the world
Heheh, thanks for the complement Drew! Sorry, but the drugs used are a
trade secret.
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Macaudion said 4864 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
I can't believe it
Man I am just Blown far far away...I can't even begin to imagine how you put this together. I really liked it. It sounded like a well polished and sophisticated band. Don't know how you squeezed this one out of the plastic box and I too am trying to close my mouth, but I'll need to head to the floor for my bottom lip...

Very nice Piece Perc. Congrads! This is a very nice production.

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perceptualvortex said 4864 days ago (July 26th, 2005)
I can't believe it
Heh heh, cool, I'm glad you dig this! I appreciate you listening and commenting, Cydniko, thank you!
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said 4850 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Interesting interplay
This is a wildly complex but danceable concoction. Cripes,
I can't cross this intersection in FutureCity, but I won't
mind waiting if this is the funky new din of future traffic.
Great job.
perceptualvortex said 4848 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Interesting interplay
Don't worry, there's a safe break in the traffic every few hours or so.
Thanks Rich, glad you like this!
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drakonis said 4822 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
very fun
This is unusual, but in a good way... very intriguing rhythm...
leave it to a drummer to try 7/4 time! Great bass & rhythm,
and wild effects, very effect-ive! Left me out of breath,
definitely gets a sense of "Future Shock" across! I'll stay in
this age please! :-) Very complex writing, I'm impressed!
ttfn,
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perceptualvortex said 4821 days ago (September 7th, 2005)
very fun
Cool, thank you Drakonis! Of my own catalog, this is one of my faves. Glad you like the rhythm, effects and complexity here.
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five_extra_arms said 4749 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
Wish I had Five Extra Legs so I could dance in unison with this energetic
and colorful production. Then I wouldn't look as stupid as I do right now
waving my arms around like an injured octopus. No, in fact I'd look like
the lady walking her dog in the Futurist painting by Giacomo Balla. Are
you a Futurist composer? You'd certainly be the model for how one should
approach such an interpenetration of movement and speed and machine
age imagery. I'm floored. It would be thematically ok to give you straight
7's, but this ranks far above that. Can't wait to hear this again. How 'bout
a nice round of applause (in an impossible time signature that defies
math) for this gentleman!
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perceptualvortex said 4749 days ago (November 18th, 2005)
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
Heheh, hey, thanks for noticing! Yes, I am in fact a futurist composer, which is why my songs are always leaving behind strobed trails. Listen to my upcoming prog rock piece that features clapping in syncopated quintuplets and 17 vs 31 polyrhythms. It may take some years to finish, but... ...thanks for listening and commenting five_extra, I'm glad you dig this piece!
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five_extra_arms said 4745 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
I hope you're not pulling my extra leg about being a futurist. There's something
truly magical about this composition that I can't put my finger on. Clapping in
syncopated quintuplets and 17 vs 31 polyrhythms....? Hasn't that been done like
a thousand times already? Do we need one more? You are one gifted noise
maker strategically placed just in the right spot of an unsupervised echo
chamber. Now I can go back to my pathetic 2 dimensional life and try to create
another ridiculous robot love song to reassure myself that there is no room for
math in my world. In the polyrhytmic words of one Dee Dee Ramone, "One, Two,
Three, Four!" God bless you, Mr. P. Vortex. You are a superstar.
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perceptualvortex said 4744 days ago (November 22nd, 2005)
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
Not at all; I don't really label myself futurist, but I certainly identify with the
futurist movement and I often do tap into an aesthetic that's driving and
machinelike (Nanobot Swarm is like that too). You may be right; it's
probably best to avoid the more cliched polyrhythms. Thanks for your kind
words, five_extra!
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said 4537 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
7/8 jeez!
wow that must have been hard to make. 7/8 time would be tricky i bet. I
liked the upbeat feel, synths, and various instruments. Makes you want to
listen to it because of its variety.
perceptualvortex said 4537 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
7/8 jeez!
Hey Steve, thanks! I'm glad you liked the variety I threw in here. I love it
when songs are in 7, and I have a pretty good feel for it from playing
drums, as well as all those years of listening to Rush :) Thanks for the
listen and comment!

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wade baird said 4405 days ago (October 27th, 2006)
very impressed
love the controlled chaotic feel, over the top but not so far that you can't grasp it. I really enjoyed this one.
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perceptualvortex said 4170 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Wade
I appreciate you checking this out; I'm glad you liked it!

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said 4170 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
a little traffic jam in there
cool timing, I missed listening before. Thanks for the pointer over here

. - Harold
perceptualvortex said 4170 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
Harold, my friend
Thanks for listening!

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ktb said 3153 days ago (April 2nd, 2010)
Dance in 7
Thats the way I normally dance..lol...even when its in 4 :-)

Very rich rhythmically. Bruford'ish. I love that style. Nicely done Dave
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