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The Natives are Restless

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*** This song has been superseded by a newer version. ***

This song uses a Native American flute against a simple rhythmic background. The flute has been mondo processed.

The Native American flute has a beautiful lyrical character, which I tried to instill here with a sense of urgency by playing mostly trills, tremolos, and fast runs, rather than long lines. The "restlessness" does not imply warlike aspirations; it's more abstract than that.

The flute part is basically a long improvisation from which I cut the false starts and rhythmic accidents. But in essence it's all stream of consciousness.
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One Butch Hall flute in E minor through a Rhode NT 1A and a Focusrite Saffire; Mac dual G5.
Logic and tons of effects.

The flute is processed with various delays: a regular one, the Discord pitch shifter, and KTGranulator. The 914 Filterbank to thin it out. Multiple Space Designers to make it sound like it's all in a canyon. Couple of compressors.

The bass is a Muon Tau Pro with MHC SpaceEffect, Logic Ensemble, an octave divider and various delays and reverbs.

The pad is a CA5000 through another Discord pitch shifter.

Percussion is YellowTools Culture: a shaker egg and a flight case; only compression and reverb.
vbluesky said 4755 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
Dine ho
very cool jam, this gets my vote, this feels very modern and traditional, I can see this style being performed at the next Gathering of Nations powwow or what should be combined with the traditional music...thanks 4 the jam
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said 4755 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
I ride the rhythm and get lost in the flutes.
I especially like the transition from the 'stabs' back to longer lines near
the end.
VicDiesel said 4755 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
I think the long lines at the end presage a followup tune "The natives are
resting" or something like that.
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Z293 said 4755 days ago (June 18th, 2006)
Nice Sense
Of space throughout this song. Cool effects.
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stacey said 4754 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
I love this! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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VicDiesel said 4753 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. I'm glad you're getting as much of a
kick out of this tune as I am.
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macgalver said 4753 days ago (June 20th, 2006)
Am I in Santa Fe or Fant Se? Serious fun, my friend. Sonic tickling.

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datafunk said 4752 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
really enjoyed listening to your track, like the omnious bass line and the driven flute. very cool.
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Macaudion said 4752 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Wow, that was other dimensional
I don't quite know where you just journeyed me to, but it was
somewhat uncomfortable - It felt like it was too close to the edge of
life at times - Quite frankly, it felt like I ventured into the other side (if
it exists) and it didn't quite want to give me an exit pass - And I
haven't had a virtual smoke in a long time : -) - It really was kinda
creepy - I'm sorry that I had this sort of reaction, but my reaction is not
at all meant to be an offense to you - In fact, it is meant to be a
compliment of sorts - I was transported, I just wasn't so sure if I agree
with the place that I was transported to - A beautiful job of
disengaging me from my reality based anchors - It just kinda
happened and there I was, out there... - I love that! - Quite the array of
fascinating sounds here - Glad that I stopped in - Thanks - Dion
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VicDiesel said 4751 days ago (June 22nd, 2006)
Wow, that was other dimensional
I'll take the compliment of having transported you, but I dont' think I'll take
credit or blame for precisely where you went. In general my music is pretty
abstract. You can assign a mood to it, but I don't have any specific goals in mind
when I write it, other than a vague idea of an atmosphere that I want to create.
This piece, with all its processing, kind of ran away from me. The original flute
improvisation was not restful, but what ever was driving me got amplified many
times by all the effects. Now when I listen to it I hardly recognize the intended
narrative arc of the piece, and I'm along for the ride on my own music.

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Boris the Bull said 4750 days ago (June 23rd, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
this is perhaps, a fairly dangerous piece of music. like that movie, The
Ring, listening to this might summon some kind of watery rain spirit or
cause walls to shift in a sudden, almost unnoticable fashion.

Slightly reminiscent of Pink Floyd's, Several Species of Small Furry
Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict
this is a piece that had to have been designed with great patience and
great care, so not to over-do it and yet maintain it as interesting...
which you do a fantastic job with.

This is a rare, outstanding piece of music that most fans of radio pop
or MTv should be forced to listen to in order to understand what music
is primarily about - communication, emotion, and atmosphere.

thank you for sharing this rare and unique experience. i will hold it
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