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Nothing Will Die (w Vac)


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Guitars and bass by Steve Vaccariello
Mix 'n' match by David Thomas


Nothing Will Die
by Alfred Lord Tennyson:


When will the stream be aweary of flowing
Under my eye?
When will the wind be aweary of blowing
Over the sky?
When will the clouds be aweary of fleeting?
When will the heart be aweary of beating?
And nature die?
Never, oh never, nothing will die;
The stream flows,
The wind blows,
The cloud fleets,
The heart beats,
Nothing will die.

Nothing will die;
All things will change
Thro’ eternity.
’Tis the world’s winter;
Autumn and summer
Are gone long ago;
Earth is dry to the centre,
But spring, a new comer,
A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.

The world was never made;
It will change, but it will not fade.
So let the wind range;
For even and morn
Ever will be
Thro’ eternity.
Nothing was born;
Nothing will die;
All things will change.
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Uploaded: Mar 22, 2007 - 07:50:44 PM
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2007 - 01:09:42 AM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 12:22:05 AM
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Comments
Vic Holman said 4534 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
first of all i'm impressed..
with using soundtrack. that seemed to go away. cool and clear tracks in this piece. great sound of guitar and the drums!
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said 4534 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Cool
Production note - I've sometimes used Soundtrack to get rid of ambient audio noise. It's kinda funny since Apple develops both Logic and Soundtrack (exc. it's different development teams) that the denoiser in Logic isn't as user friendly.
But after using SoundTrack, I'll use those tracks and finish the production in Logic.
said 4534 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Question
Since your using Soundtrack, does that mean video for this will be coming soon?

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Ars longa, vita brevis.
perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Videos
Logic is no doubt a much better way to produce... but Soundtrack seems to work fine for me, so I always go back to it. I haven't actually used it to create a video soundtrack for a few years... however I do plan on making music videos for some of my songs, just not right away.

I could see a video for this consisting of various kinds of nature shots, perhaps with a lot of time lapse blooming and dying plants. Hmmm... time to start assembling my production crew! Thanks for listening, Bill, I'm glad you thought this was cool.

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glennkav said 4534 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Constistantly great!
You and Vac have created a very distintive sound. It's cool how I could know this was you only by hearing it. I'd like to get there with my style as well. I love the cool bass and underlying rhythm. Very cool! Great Stuff!
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Dixie Mason Band said 4533 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
THE BIG TOP
Man, what a Sound Scape.

Really nice sound with great drive.
And
The Vocals were Perfect!

Dixie

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said 4533 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Much as...
I love your discipline in the arena of the cosmos, this flavor of 'straight-up' modern rock from you and VAC is just superB

. - Harold
MJG said 4533 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
Nice guitar playing & production
sounds good, nice & dark, enjoyed that heavy bass line.
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said 4533 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
!
The trippy dream is alive in this, I hear what it does to my visuals...
Fantastic soundtrack to an outerspace new earth, love the production and the magnificent notes, it shines, rolls and bends
FEEL said 4533 days ago (March 23rd, 2007)
the man
can really play that guitar... cool tune... very clean and refreshing. I think some vocals would even work well with this composition.
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Z293 said 4533 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Another Great Match Up
Very crisp production. Vac's playing is a little country with some outside playing thrown in to make it even more interesting.
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Ed Hannifin said 4532 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
That's a pretty Zen moment...
...from Lord Tennyson... I never read that poem before...

The thing about your productions, David, is that they are always INTERESTING... Sure, you can bop along with them in the background, but they also reward direct attention...

They are also very tight without ever being rigid... Always a sweetness and a musicality blended into the clean mix...

Really like the guitar... again.... Actually, like the way the guitar and bass interlock here...

I'm having an electronic signature made up for commenting on your tunes that says, "Oh, and the drums are killer"...

Ed
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Youra said 4532 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Crystal clear
All your productions have this quality, and yes, Ed is right : drumming is a killer. Great playing, cool music. What about the lyrics ? Are they going to be sung ?
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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Youra
Thanks, man, I appreciate that. That Tennyson poem is just what inspired the title of the song... Steve's playing on this song really reminded me of the sentiment in that poem, so I stole the title. I would be impressed if someone could recite or sing the poem to match the song. Anyone is welcome to try :-) Thanks for listening!

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bud said 4532 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
It's already been said -
but the production here is pretty danmn impressive - as it should be cause the playing is incredible. Great work you guys - I'm humbled. There's this - and then there's everything else.
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jiguma said 4532 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
I love following Ed in the comments ......
...... because he usually covers just about everything I want to say. My fav vac/pv song so far - tight as should be allowed, with amazing guitars and bass from Vac. Oh, and the drums are OK I guess ; )

I think the vocals need to come up David, I could barely hear the singer : )

A stunner!

Cheers,
Neil

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truthtable said 4531 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
3D ? How ?
This is nice, but I'm very puzzled by one thing. It seemed that these instruments all had very clear and distinct "places" in a large, empty 3D space. Is this possible? I was only listening with my Thinkpad...not even with earphones. I really like the lyrics that inspired this too. Keep up the great work! (I'd say that to Tennyson too, but it might be too late. Or, not.)

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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Dear puzzled
Isn't that a cool poem?

Thanks, I do try to disentangle the individual instruments, by separating them spatially. I can control the x-axis with simple panning, and the z-axis, to some extent, by varying the volumes. Also, I tried to carefully use reverb filters to make the sound space seem big. The y-axis is trickier, but I'm told that (generally) the higher the pitch the higher the perceived elevation of the sound. So, to answer your question, actually, I do think it's possible! Not that I think about it in those terms, but I'm glad if the audio effect is a 3D auditory image.

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<a href="http://www.macjams.com/song/30232">Nothing Will Die</a>
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
truthtable said 4531 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
3D ? How ?
This is nice, but I'm very puzzled by one thing. It seemed that these instruments all had very clear and distinct "places" in a large, empty 3D space. Is this possible? I was only listening with my Thinkpad...not even with earphones. I really like the lyrics that inspired this too. Keep up the great work! (I'd say that to Tennyson too, but it might be too late. Or, not.)

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thoddi said 4530 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
signature sound
I'm able to name guitarists if you play me songs from some well known ones, and ask me who plays. But there ain't many I'm able to name just by listening to the drums and production qualities. Except maybe you David:)
You have a unique sound in the drum productions you make. Very tight and punchy, but also unique in how they're performed... And in a good way, of course:)

Once again, a cool track from you!
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drakonis said 4529 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Clarity
Is foremost here, everything is clean and spacious... something I love hearing in recordings. It is big, strong, but not muddy. You attention to the mix is evident, bravo! And of course, the very cool guitar and bass work is great fun to listen to (bass kept reminding me of "Train kept a rollin" by Aerosmith, for some reason.) Drumming is typically impeccable PV work, perfectly matched. Sorry, nothing to critique, except the need for a lead melody :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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mikkinylund said 4529 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Different
Nice groove on all accounts: bass, drums and guitar... Any vocals in mind for this piece? It's very instrumental arranged, but it could carry some nice vocals as well... Anyhow, I like this a lot! /Mikki
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perceptualvortex said 4529 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Mikkinylund
I have no plans to add vocals, however I would love to hear someone give it a shot! Glad you like this, thanks!

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said 4529 days ago (March 27th, 2007)
Driving
So sweeet love the rolling feeling of this carries everything with it great song great lead !!!!!!!!!!
said 4527 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
great, constamt viber here.
really a nice fusion of elements going on. somehow it reminds me of Oysterhead. A little funk, a little jam-band atmosphere. Realyy and exceptional track!

plus your a seattle boy. i use to live in Auburn and Fife, so I have to give love!
said 4526 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Excellent!
Steve's guitar sounds startingly like Phil Keaggy of Glass harp. Wonderful lead riffs. Such texture! I love the way the guitar wafts and soars over Dave's understated percussion track. This is top-flight work gentlemen. Bravo and kudos!

Be well!
guitapick said 4524 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
Great sound...
...like the composition.
Real sweet guitar work. Beautiful, clear, warm sound.
Enjoyed this alot...
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Shimky said 4517 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Grrrreat
10s across the board from me. This is superb. Original, free-flowing; excellent musicianship and production. Very relaxing. Superb, my friend. :O)
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Norman Goodman said 4516 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
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Very cool piece. I read the comment about the 3D spatial mixing and I agree that seemed to be my impression. I am even more impressed as this apparently was your intention ..... excellent. Musically this was a little Zappaesque ( I know a lot of people do not like artist comparisons ... but I dont care... and this is intended as a compliment) and the parts were professionally performed. I really enjoy instrumental music that can conveys imagry ... and this to my ears succeeded perfectly. The guitar player is very expressive and unique sounding. Drums and bass were also excellent. Very impressive!
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said 4508 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Soaring!
Love that rock guitar and the sweeping keys, the guitars go along very well, cool riff!
MasonAtom said 4508 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
well
I don't really have much to say other than I liked it. Great sounds. Dave always does a great job mixing drums and this is no exception. The rhythm guitar shines in this - very crisp, though I wish there was a bit more variation.

Mason
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baki said 4507 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
dangerous
this is dangerous tune. joyride? volcano? riding the biggest wave? what is it dude, tell me. diggin it, cheers
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Monkaton said 4490 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
No dying on this one . . .
This is a solid performance and production effort. I didn't heart any vocals, I guess I missed something somewhere.

Recording and sounds were very cool.
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 4489 days ago (May 6th, 2007)
AWESOME TRACK DAVE
This is a great track all around! Dug the backwards echo on the track and the guitar was stellar. Reminded me of the Hellacasters in the crisp pinchy notes. Drums sound perfect. Nice job guys!
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said 4431 days ago (July 3rd, 2007)
skyward
Lyrical in its own right but plaintive singing might sling this even higher skyward.

Fantastic job.
said 4251 days ago (December 30th, 2007)
3rd comment!
Hehe :) saw this link in the chat room and just had to comment again

still enjoying this Dave!
said 4246 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
I HAD to!
I just had to give this another spin. It's been awhile. Still sounds fresh. Still sounds fantastic. Still conjours up sonic images of an early 70's Glass Harp jam.

Thanks for the reminder. Rock on!
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