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Lighter Than Air (col w PeacePiano)


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Film Scoring

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album: Rising From The Ashes
track 1: 9:08 My Song
track 2: 3:05 MacPherson Strut
track 3: 5:55 They're Nocturnal
track 4: 4:25 I Know You're Here
track 5: 5:59 5 of 12
track 6: 3:40 Lighter Than Air
track 7: 5:07 Stairway
track 8: 5:50 I Want
track 9: 5:04 Voices
track 10: 5:15 Move To Trash
track 11: 4:21 Good To The Next Drop
track 12: 5:48 We'll Get To Phoenix Someday Soon
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This is a collab with Peace Piano. I started from his Floating Melody and it turned into this...
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Uploaded: Jan 13, 2007 - 11:23:27 AM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 08:03:03 PM Last Played: Apr 24, 2019 - 12:08:24 PM
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e46 said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Lighter than air is right!
A place for everything, and everything in it's place, and you've certainly achieved that here. What a wonderful job of mixing things together. The only thing that I can think of, is that the way it fades in from the beginning. I had to crank my speakers up to hear what was being said. Not that that's a huge deal, but the only thing that I'd change.

Overall, beautiful piece!
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SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
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glad you liked it.

it is rather too soft in the beginning... that's probably going to have to be fixed.

thanks for commenting!

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said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Nice development...
...of Bill's lovely tune Smokey. Kudos!


Be well!
SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
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i'm glad i finally finished this. it was fun, but this time of year there were way too many things to do!

thanks

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Vic Holman said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
airy with...
...very nicely done. did we ever figure what was outside the window? good stuff and mix
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SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
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oh oh.

i was sorta hoping it would become clear from the clues...

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peacepiano said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
Thanks Smokey
Great job with the backing strings and sounds. Much better than the bebop drum set! Mixing on the original tracks also adds a lot: better dynamics, more atmosphere and a really nice ending :)
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SmokeyVW said 4511 days ago (January 13th, 2007)
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of course, many thanks to you for writing this wonderful song in the first place!

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Morning Light said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Beautiful, and fits the title :)
Cheers to all of you.......a beautiful collab you have done!!!!!
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SmokeyVW said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
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glad you liked it. hot air balloons are amazing - a great source of inpiration i guess.

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said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Wow
what a surprise! great results..... Kudos my friend.

SmokeyVW said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
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thank you - i'm glad you enjoyed this.

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bud said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Great atmosphere
Captivating piece of music - nice collab.
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SmokeyVW said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
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nice "atmosphere"? LOL

thanks!

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MissChaos said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
up, up, and away
guys, this is gorgeous! So transparent and sparkling - would make for a great movie scene. I quite enjoyed the beautiful melody and chord changes, coupled with the natural sounding instruments. GREAT extended fade ending. Just great. One small thing, though: The stand-up bass didn't quite mesh to my ears. I was trying to figure out why, and I think it's this: All the instruments have a bit of reverb, right? The bass track just doesn't have the same 'ring' to it. It feels too separate. Of course, this is listening through my monitoring headphones, and I'm sure it's not as apparent through speakers.

This was an instant 'fave'. VERY inspriring piece. I'm jealous of this creatioin. :-)
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MissChaos said 4510 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
oh, dictionary?
make that "creation"

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SmokeyVW said 4509 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
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wow. glad you liked it! thanks for the detailed comment.

it's interesting what you said about that bass. i generally avoid any reverb at all on bass because it tends to make it blurry or mushy (wish i could think of a good word for it).

but now that you mention it, i wonder if applying a little reverb to only the midrange and high frequencies would work? the bass wouldn't get blurry, but you'd hear the attack sounds with a touch of reverb - that might do it. i'll have to experiment a little with it.

i wonder how other musicians deal with this effect?

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Macaudion said 4508 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Awww...
Hey mister smokeyvw - nice job on this. I went hot air ballooning once, and I can tell you that I enjoyed this tune more than the actual experience. The hot air balloon ride that I went on was actually quite noisy, and accompanied by the smell of kerosine, or whatever was used to fuel that puppy.

This was peacful and relaxing, Smokeyvw. I could almost feel the gentle warm summer air flowing by as I listened. Your tune was everything that I had expected from my actual balloon ride.

A very, very nice job!

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SmokeyVW said 4508 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
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i've never been on a hot air balloon ride...

but long ago i lived in a house on a hill, and every once in a while, on a nice Sunday morning in the summer and fall, a hot air balloon would glide overhead, just barely clearing the trees. they were so close that my wife and i could hear the people talking in the gondola.

sometimes the operator would need to gain a little altitude and burst the heater, making that big roaring sound. we'd look out the window to see the balloon go past... we always thought it was an astounding sight to see.

it's a pleasant memory i'll never forget.

and that's where this version of the song came from i suppose.

so, i'll ignore your mention of kerosene and keep my memory.

thanks for listening, and also in my replying, letting me enjoy this memory yet again!

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stevenkeys said 4456 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
NICE!
Awesome job SmokeyVW and peacepiano! I love the melody that peacepiano did, along with your remix. Very nice job. Can I join in sometime? lol.. Keep it up. ;)

-Steven
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SmokeyVW said 4456 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
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i sent along a note to peacepiano - collabs are fun: maybe we three could do something?

thanks for listening! i'm glad you enjoyed this.

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timothy devine said 4339 days ago (July 4th, 2007)
hey
nice sound.
I dig.
Love this collab.
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SmokeyVW said 4338 days ago (July 5th, 2007)
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thanks for stopping by to listen
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