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Atlantis


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SmokeyVW

 Genre: Ambient

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album: Mindscapes
track 1: 4:47 Atlantis
track 2: 4:18 Playground
track 3: 5:41 Tigre Blanco
track 4: 3:48 Covalent Bond
track 5: 6:07 Where Do I Stand?
track 6: 0:42 Time Flowing Backwards
track 7: 5:32 Tiny Soul
track 8: 5:12 Fade
track 9: 4:49 Induction
track 10: 6:06 Progress
track 11: 3:23 The Clairsentient
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Album Description

Driving through a few states of mind.

Song Description

Atlantis rises again.

Atlantis sinks again.

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sound effects used in this song:
Maria_Island_Lapping.aif by miscellany (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/usersViewSingle.php?id=104928)
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Hits: 5454
Comments: 31
Fans: 14
Plays: 344
Downloads: 179

Uploaded: Mar 30, 2007 - 10:51:52 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 06:28:36 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 01:09:23 AM
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Comments
dajama said 4553 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Love the intro...
...and the keyboard playing throughout, and the hooks. The arrangement and mix is very professional. An addictive, clever number that works its way in and sets up shop. I've been humming it ever since I first listened. Sweet.
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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the intro ended up being inevitable - and it happened nearly last in the process of writing this. the intro choir was next to last, and the ocean sound effects were the very last element i added.

it started from keyboard improvs plus a LOT of pencil tool editing. thanks for noticing the mix - i spent some effort on that too.

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BAMPOT said 4553 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Yeah!
Cool as a cucumber!
Love your work.
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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love your comment

thanks for listening!
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elektronix said 4553 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Love this...
great choir! Very complete arranged.The melody is now in my ears and I think, I will not loose it for the next hours...

Great! Downloaded and fav!

Thanks for sharing!

elektronix
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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i did spend a while on the choir - it's not perfect, but i made do with the chords i wanted to use. glad to hear that that hook actually hooked you.

thanks
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bud said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
If I could only play this well -
I wouldn't have to compose "conceptually", as it were. The fact that you have the chops and the bent towards "concept" just raises the bar that much higher and makes everything you do a treat for the ears. This is pretty amazing Bill - beautiful melody, orchestration and production. Thanks for posting.
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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i should send you the original piano take. (it's embarrassing actually.) it appears that in this case i figured out how to make a silk purse from a sow's ear.

i can't think fast enough to make my fingers do my will. they just pound away as my reptilian brain wants them to.

after the fact, GB lets me change all the notes and nuances into something my cerebral cortex enjoys hearing.

thanks for listening!
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Macaudion said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Man!...
I got the 'feel good' chills... Very nice SV

What a beautiful space to hang out in this morning.

And already, I needed that...

Thanks! Macca
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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thanks Macca

glad to have provided a beautiful space

it means a lot
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Vic Holman said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
and atlantis shall rise
a nice piece for the brain waves. a good reminder not to buy beachfront property :-)
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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but... Alantis may yet rise again.

the mythos is inspiring.

thanks for listening
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said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Wow! GREAT!
I've long been a reader and devotee of Plato. I disagree with Aristotle. I believe Plato's account of Atlantis to be an attempt to pass on the story of an ACTUAL civilization and catastrophic event (however garbled over time). So I listened to this with eager anticipation. Very lovely. I really enjoy your keyboard work in this work of simple and reverent beauty. Abundant kudos friend!

Be well!
SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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i struggled with finding a pic for this song. i usually try to come up with a good one. but i settled for a generic ocean.

try googling atlantis - a huge, rich, deep vein of history that is clearly in our cultural roots implicitly. no one obvious pic would fit the bill.

thanks for listening!
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said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
a work of art
Free form feeling. a ride on a boat at midday nothing but wind and a bottle of wine. Realy good!!!
SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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i always find that water, and the ocean in particular, has a certain magic to it. perhaps that's part of the whole Altantis mystique?

thanks
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spitlogic said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Im drowning
in this melody. Very beautiful and intoxicating at the same time. Almost a beyond what we know kind of feel to it. Well made jam.
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SmokeyVW said 4552 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
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H2O - it gives life & it can take it away. a deep symmetry there.

the "beyond what we know" is all around us all the time. mostly we can't see it. i wish i could tap into it more often!

thanks


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timothy devine said 4552 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Hi
Thanks for this one. Diddo what every body else is saying...
I downloaded this cause i love to make playlists with cool soothing tunes...and this fits the bill
cool
soothing
creative
well done
and
best of all
free ...on so many levels
thank you my friend
peace
tim

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SmokeyVW said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
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thanks for dropping by -- i'm glad you enjoyed this little song.
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ledebutant said 4552 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Soothing
Bill, that choir is fabulous!

This is tremendously pleasant to listen to and I'm always intrigued by the combinations you think of. The instrument mix here isn't the most traditional, but it works completely and is better because it's unexpected.

If I were on my own computer right now, I'd download this. I'm going to do it later, for sure.
SmokeyVW said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
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i really like that choir sound myself: my last few songs have been experiments including that particular synth. honestly, it sounds so nice to me that just almost randomly hitting keys on the keyboard seems to sound wonderful. (i get that way about new instruments a lot.) it does take some fiddling with the controls to get it just so, but it's a lovely sounding synth.

i'm also in the same mindset about that Erhu - it's new (to me) and wonderful. that one is really hard to control. i feel i only did an adequate job here with it.

for an outstanding use of the Ehru, check out Heroes by Parichayaka http://www.macjams.com/song/29032 - that song made me run right out to the Apple store and buy the World Music jampack for the Erhu.

thank you for listening

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falzaabi said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
nice
nice ,,hmmmmmm , but why the water is green
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SmokeyVW said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
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the picture i found (it's a tiny detail from a NASA photo) had green water.

the water in the Altantic Ocean usually varies from green to brown - so it looks normal to me. but i guess the ocean can be crystal clear, or blue, or even black in some places. probably other colors i haven't heard of.

i'm curious why you asked: what color do you usually associate with the ocean?

thanks for listening!
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Ed Hannifin said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Funny...
I just spent my afternoon reading about Atlantis, and Minoan Crete and that whole civilization...

It's nice to find this here at the end of that reading...

A very pleasant listen, Bill...

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 4551 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
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thanks Ed

i spent the afternoon ripping out old linoleum off the kitchen floor. and fighting with cabinets, kickplates, a refrigerator, and old gas range, etc., etc. and placating our cats who both thought we had lost our minds. and there were some band-aids involved as well. uggh.

a quiet afternoon reading about Atlantis sounds nice.

thanks for listening!
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baki said 4527 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
like the rising part
very jazzy... smart tune :) excellent production. maybe some percussions would make good addition, not sure about that. take care.
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SmokeyVW said 4527 days ago (April 25th, 2007)
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uggh... details...

i agree, you are right. the drums just got left behind here. i just don't seem to have the bandwidth to listen to a mix from all the perspectives that ought to be considered. percussion is a blind spot for me i suppose, i've done this before, again and again.

thank you for listening and commenting.

(i hope i eventually learn to pay more attention to the percussion tracks!)
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said 4523 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
I love this One!
The constancy of waves caressing the shore sends a rush of the connectedness of all through me. The certainty of the pull of the moon and the lull of the tides at one with the music of the universe. At first the music seems to have the feeling of old wooden ships setting sail on a fresh start at a new life in a new world, then it changes to a decidedly Aztec or Andean theme reaching for the shore, and ending with the sound of the constant waves, of certain nirvana. But the picture looks like the Atlantic. :-)
SmokeyVW said 4523 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
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hey, thanks! i'm glad this summoned some imagery for you...
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Dadai.2 said 606 days ago (January 18th, 2018)
Atlantis...
Donovan would approve.

Kudos
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