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Sidewalks (LIOLI II)


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Youra

 Genre: Trip Hop

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My contribution to Chikoppi's 2nd challenge.
Slowest and, therefore, longuest song I made so far. A real loop job. Long Live LIOLI !
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Hits: 4412
Comments: 43
Fans: 10
Plays: 389
Downloads: 112
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Dec 08, 2006 - 07:41:43 PM
Last Updated: Dec 28, 2008 - 05:23:03 AM Last Played: Apr 28, 2019 - 10:24:37 AM
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Comments
Magritte said 4574 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Groovin...
Perfect marriage of song and song art. (Did you take that photo? It's lovely.) This has the moody, sometimes-hypnotic sometimes-restless energy of a city that ought to be asleep but really is not at all. I enjoyed the mix of sounds and moods you brought to this piece.
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Pictures...
No, I did'nt take the picture, found it on the Net. Just worked on the grading. I was looking for a Paris one, could'nt find something good enough. This one met my requirements, wet sidewalks at night, space and electric colours. While not what I call a fim score, the song was made, after some days of plodding, in a quite cinematic way. Pleased you pointed this out. Thanks for you attention and again, bravo for the Ucello Magico.
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chikoppi said 4574 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Red velvet and gin
Reeaally groooovy. This is definitely music for chillin'! Very soft edges on all the sounds, like a big pillow to sink into. The loop sort of soaks right in to the soundscape. Nice addition of the acoustic guitar to the mix. That bass is great thoughout - you must be a player to come up with those well-placed licks?

Woah. The middle has some stomp to it! Does this mean I have to put my drink down and dance? I dig the fuzzy drums.

I don't know French Trip Hop from french fries, but this is a very cool track. Lots of interweaving parts and yet another completely unique take on the loop. French Trip Hop rules! (Did I just say that?)
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Bass
Happy you noticed the bass. Spent hours on it. I took some lessons years ago, had a great Aria at the time, but I can't consider myself any good at it. I ended up with a combination of upwright jazz and fretless electric, laboriously looped and penned (strings as well). Thanks a lot, chikoppi, and, more over, for creating this gorgeous challenge. Had really a great time doing it.
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SmokeyVW said 4574 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
a calm 3AM sorta tune...
i like the mood a lot - i also recognized, just a little, some familiar loops, but that's OK - it all fit nicely together. very nice.

and, yes, i started humming Prudence to myself at one point. (uggh. sorry, no reflection on your song, it's more a reflection of myself i suspect!)

and the pic is perfect!

is this really trip-hop?
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Prudence trip-hop loop
No, I don't think it is. You may refer to the Sub Genre topic I sparkled in the forum for more about this concern. I admit having mischievously choose the wrong box to save the surprise for the break. According to my daughter, it started as a trip hop thing, but, at the end of the day, it is rock, where I'm surely grounded. I realized at the end I was much closer to "Dear Prudence" than planned, and was more haunted by another famous song, underlined by the opening and the outro with the bass. Guess what it is ! A small hint : the title is a remote hommage to it. I thought it was really obvious, but, so far, nobody mentionned it.
Loops are probably too much familiar to GB/MJs addicts. I'm still with the standard package, added with some free stuff found thanks to the site. I focused more on the climate and construction than originality. I don't think I'm good enough to fight on both fronts. Maybe, one day...
Thanks for stopping by and comments, smokey !

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bud said 4574 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
Great atmosphere and textures
very patient piece -peace- nice voicing of the loop. I also decided to embrace it for what it is. Woah - the break - cool. Took me by surprise. Like the way you get back to the groove. Nice work!
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
For what it is
Yeah, felt it was a good way to face the challenge. I kept the tempo but played in D to keep the guitar loop (real instrument) sounding nice. I find more exciting, when listening to all versions been made, to really hear the melody. Gives, in my opinion, all the sense and fun of this great game. Thanks for your words and support.
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ktb said 4574 days ago (December 8th, 2006)
yeah
love the detail you invested in this. nuanced, and balanced. great submission. would also be a killa bed for some vocals. nice job in the middle cuttin it up. drums are choice
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Vocals.
I'd love to ! If anybody wants to give a try, I'm all your(a)s ! I still remember your "funky lump" made for the previous contest, one of the first song I downloaded when I turned around (one month, seems to me I'm here since a year !) Glad you liked it !
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DeputyDoofy said 4574 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Laid back.
This is a good groove; something to lie back and just chill to. Love how its gets edgy in the middle. These contests are excellent.
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Excellent, yes.
All the entries are great, specially yours. I'm far from being able to do such a composition and really appreciate your words. Thanks.
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announcer said 4574 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Nice images created
What a nice fat piece with some subtle textures mixed with some harder edges. I think you put the tempo almost where I put the tempo of my entry. Good stuff.
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Slow
Yeah, the tempo was set on 80, first time for me. I enjoyed it a lot, all I did before was stupidly set on 120. Thanks for stopping by and kind words. Your previous comments on my mixes were so useful, thanks for that too.
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announcer said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
I discovered fun with tempos
a while ago and I now find that many of my "compositions" are at a tempos of 100 or less BPM. Maybe it is because I am getting older and am slowing down:-)
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datafunk said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
super trip to nowhere
I'm glad you did not find a picture from Paris cause this one fits your music oh so well. liked how you used this guitar loopo near the middle. want to go to this motel.
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Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Welcome
to Nowhereland, pal. You got the whole idea. As kinda cinematic song, it's obviously more and editing process (not surprisingly, I'm a former film editor) than a genuine musical creation. In this perspective, the break was answering to a dramatic composition. Seeing the reactions, seems it worked quite well. And, while you're here, you were damn right about electrorock. Entre les deux mon coeur balance. Salut l'ami !
PS : Next time, I may look for a picture of Grenoble. Can be very inspiring.
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said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Excellent
Moody and very good mix of elements. I especially like how the guitar break in the middle built up.
Youra said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Thanks, Death Nougat.
For stopping by, words and support. You seem to be movie oriented, like I am. Touched by your delicate hommage to Jack Pallance, one of my favorite american actors.
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gregd said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
You captured the feeling . . .
of Buffalo Springfield's "There's Something Happening Here," without the lyrics. Good feeling. I like this tune a bunch Youra. You've got a knack for mixing live and electronic sounds, and you're getting better with each track.
-g
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Youra said 4572 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Buffalo Fields
Yeap, you nailed it. I tried to play som guit over it, and went for the famous "harmonics", the twiiiing thing when you mute the string on 12th bar, (translation ?) like those played in that song. But I did'nt kept them, did'nt really add anything. Mostly, my main inspiration for the opening was "Walking On the Wild Side". Listen to the bass (A / D). I took off the high strings a the begining, was too obvious. Thanks a lot for your words, greg.
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warmvox said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
warm swell... mmmmm
Love the sell in there with what sounds like an organ and??

Nice cool beat too - nice job!!
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peacepiano said 4573 days ago (December 9th, 2006)
Excellent work
Very different from the other loop it IIs. I especially like the way you mixed the percussion, steady but never tedious.
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alfalpha said 4573 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
a perfect title...
...for this song...it evokes some kind of quiet reflection, perhaps loneliness..until the middle section, which sounds like a kind of urban reality check....uh oh, here I go typing to your piece....
a great soundtrack Youra!

(I reckon some Serge Gainsbourg or Daniel Lanois-style vocals are asking to be added!)
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perceptualvortex said 4572 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Moody
Wow, this wasn't too slow for me :-) Man, what a great groove. This caught me right from the beginning and stayed entrancing all through.
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Youra said 4572 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Wow !
Great to see you portrait on my page. Your comments means a lot to me. Thanks, PV.
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Youra said 4572 days ago (December 10th, 2006)
Saluts les copains.
Thanks a lot Peacepiano, Warmvox and alfapha. Yeah, Gainsbourg-like voice would be a brilliant idea...
This contest has been such a thrill ! I have not yet listen to every challenger, but results are already beyond expectations. How I could imagine two month ago, GB3 first in hand, having not playing any music (or quite) for about 15 years, I will end up chatting with great worldwide people about a 6' song I wrote ?
I'm unsure I will progress at the same rate in the upcoming month. I start tomorrow a new film which is going to take more an more space in my life. As always, music is going to be pushed aside, but be assured I will carry on listening my friends and others here, as much as I can, and provide, for bliss, indifference or distress, my unpredictable comments.
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SecaMode said 4571 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
je veux bien !
very nicely layered, it's a pleasant and refreshing piece.
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Youra said 4569 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
Thanks seca
No much time to answer my mail, happy you stopped by. Eager to hear your new stuff. Take it easy, hombre !
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moorlandt said 4570 days ago (December 12th, 2006)
un grand bravo!
Great laid back feeling. Everything so perfectly balanced. Lots of variation as well, but never disturbing the consistency of the song as a whole. Un grand bravo de ma part!

- Walter
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Youra said 4569 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
Merci
pour ce gentil mot, Walter. Really pleased you liked it. I had so much fun doing it. Thanks again.
PS : j'adore Bruxelles, j'y travaille parfois. Bonne bouffe, bons copains, et plein de bons musiciens, là-bas.
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marion said 4569 days ago (December 13th, 2006)
barvo
dad, you rocks !
jiguma said 4568 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Nearly missed it!
Wow, how did I miss this one???!! Excellent - especially the pick up towards the 2/3 mark - very cool bass, and yes the Springfield and Prudence influences are there, but generally this is just a very moody, thoughtful piece. Late night Sydney streets circa 1976 for me. I can hear Walter singing on this for sure.
Neil
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Youra said 4567 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Funny...
... you mentionned 76. A very special year for me. Fits very well with the mood, I guess. Really pleased you liked it, Jiguma.
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said 4568 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
excellent photo
I can see how the pace of this song goes with the photo
a good blend of rythm. I see you are experimenting with the speed slowing it down sometimes you hear something totaly different at different speeds. I realy enjoyed this
Youra said 4567 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Glad when I saw you
up there. social insecurity rules.
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JOAN said 4567 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
where the rubber meets the road
nice....like the change at the break...and then the dear piano.
as in the pic a nice late night drive on wet pavement
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craft said 4562 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
yeah
I imagine myself walking down the street... Lonely and sad... Thinkin' bout past and future... Great job...
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Youra said 4562 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Hi guys !
Thanks a lot. Had a great moment doing it, glad to share it with you.
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jfaaz said 4237 days ago (November 10th, 2007)
Good Job!
I like this one!
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Diviner said 3824 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Very nice
Really well composed, this is a really nice track. Thoroughly enjoyed. Love the beats and melodies, its a right toe tapper.
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Youra said 3816 days ago (January 5th, 2009)
Thanks alot
I'm happy you passed by. While mainly a loop job (I still play a bit of guitar on it) I consider it the best song I never made. I'm not familiar with your work, but I'll fix this.
Happy new year, Diviner.
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