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Two More Animals


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SmokeyVW

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album: Beginnings And Endings
track 1: 5:41 Rings Of Smoke
track 2: 4:44 Two More Animals
track 3: 5:25 I-IV-V-I
track 4: 5:49 Unstuck In Time
track 5: 4:00 Sacrament
track 6: 6:16 Control Rods
track 7: 3:24 Waiting For Harry
track 8: 7:01 Entropy (Box After Box)
track 9: 3:40 Best Day Of My Life
track 10: 7:27 Oblivion
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Song Description

(fp) future perfect tense

ex.: At that point, they will have been concerned about the past.

tsunami
sirens wail
the wave approaches
the arc is finally clear
and the children speak to us
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Lyrics
Two More Animals

there's two more animals

that was too many words

there's two more animals

that was weird, wasn't it? hoo!

(c)2007 Bill Grundmann
Song Stats
Hits: 3979
Comments: 25
Fans: 10
Plays: 129
Downloads: 154

Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007 - 04:19:16 PM
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011 - 01:45:20 PM Last Played: Mar 10, 2019 - 11:17:04 PM
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said 4300 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
I just ripped
Umm///strange music!
SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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i was playing around with a just-tuned seventh chord, and this was the result.

thanks

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said 4300 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
Way Cool Bill!!!
Love this music!!!! Children bring the whole rest of the world back into perspective for us. :-)
SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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i clipped the voice from a recording of my grandson from last fall.

the more i listened to him saying "there's two more animals" the more i thought of Noah... that became an element of the meaning behind this song.

thanks
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Ed Hannifin said 4300 days ago (July 15th, 2007)
It's like...
...the Bulgarian Women's Chorus, only with kids up front, and marimba...

Nothing else like it, Bill. Once again.

Ed
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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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i love exploring - what can i say?

thanks!

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DeputyDoofy said 4299 days ago (July 16th, 2007)
This is some strange...
stuff n things, but I like it. It's mildly haunting.
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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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yeah, there is something darkly haunting hiding back there

thanks - i appreciate your dropping by for a listen

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echoroom said 4299 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
a bigger ark
Bill - you are out there! Strange , haunting, another track from your own private world.

'Other' indeed.... keep 'em coming!

Steve
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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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all i can say about being "out there" is - it's fun to stray off the well-worn paths and see what's out there. there are endless possibilities, and it's fun.

thanks Steve
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bud said 4298 days ago (July 17th, 2007)
Great bed - I crawled right in
reminds me of something Peter Gabriel might have done - but with that special Smokey twist. Good use of the kid's voice and choirs. Nice build. Thanks for posting.
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cchaplin said 4298 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Rapide
Smoking Smockey !

You do churn them out, and they’re never dull - always exciting.

I feel wonderfully energised.

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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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some of these recent tunes are projects that have been partially complete for months and i'm finally getting them done... so the rate appears a little faster than usual.

i should pace my posting to one a week at most, but once i have a tune done, i can't resist posting it as soon as possible.

thanks, glad you're enjoying my stuff!
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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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i really must stop using that vocal choir synth so much - but i can't seem to keep away from it.

i guess i'm missing the PG reference...

thanks Bud
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lengold said 4296 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Very...
interesting and extremely different. I like this a lot. The way it builds shows great initial restraint. I'd be interested to know where the idea came from.
Cheers
Len


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SmokeyVW said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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two things happened.

i was experimenting with just-tuning. i used an accordion synth because the sound has no vibrato or phasing or anything and it has lots of harmonics. then i tuned each note of a seventh chord by splitting each note into its own track and tweaking the pitch bend by ear on the third, fifth, and seventh. the third is a little flat and the seventh is VERY flat - i think this tuning is actually from the harmonic series - not the usual "just-tuned" scale that some folks use.

at the point i had one chord. that was it. it sounded like car horn or something like an alarm horn to me.

then i tried letting the vocal synth sing the same exact notes. human voices don't sound nearly as odd as the accordion does. even that super flat seventh seems OK (but if you listen for it, you can hear it).

from that point, i built a chord progression by simply modulating that same seventh chord down a whole step. then i modulated that pair of chords around a bit to form what you hear here. it's 100% seventh chords. that probably breaks several composition rules.

the other thing was adding the child's voice - the "two more animals" phrase made me think of Noah's Ark, and the warning horn somehow made me begin to think about a tidal wave warning horn. the Great Flood and all that. it all came together at that point. so there is an element of a cautionary warning floating around in this somehow.

the final mix included trying to show the contrast of the odd horn and the nice voices - stemming from the same exact notes. i let the horn effect hang out at the end as the "final warning" - more end of the world non-sense...

you had to ask!

thanks
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lengold said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Wow...
WOW - That is the most comprehensive and fascinating reply. I am going to have to study it for quite a while before I even begin to half comprehend it. I promise to try though. This is way too clever for me and I am full of admiration. I also took the opportunity to listen again and it is even better on second listening (glad I downloaded). Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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five_extra_arms said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
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You answered everything I was going to ask in your crystal clear answer to Len.

Just another enlightened layman,

Bob

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timothy devine said 4295 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
I went for a ride
This tune took me on an adventure.
Thanks for for the ticket
very cool music
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SmokeyVW said 4294 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
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thanks for "dropping" by

be careful where you step! B^)

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said 4294 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Yes!!!!! She gets it! :-) Slam Dunk! :-)
Well close. :-) ref: reg. e-mail! Huge sigh of relief! :-) And thanks for the explanation of "just tuned" and "seventh chords" :-)
ktb said 4290 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
music perfect
for Noah's Ark. My wife won't go to the beach since the tsunami tragedy a year or so back. You're into a really great progression here. The tumbling bells and the ethereal voices add to the suspense. You continue to come up with wonderful juxspotations sp? of instruments.
Bravo
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SISTERS said 2458 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
i really must stop using that vocal choir synth so much
BILL! i really dug that vocal choir - don't think you abuse them at all.
this is wonderfully crazy - the manic marimba lends such a swell element - and the bass line against it is neat. CREATIVE CHAOS at its COOLEST.
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SmokeyVW said 2458 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
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many thanks! i've often wondered if i'm doing anything useful here at all
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particledots said 2458 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
brilliant
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