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Rigel (w Vac)


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Another interstellar jam.
Steve Vaccariello: guitar, guitar and bass
David Thomas: mix
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Uploaded: Aug 17, 2007 - 12:09:10 AM
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2007 - 12:09:10 AM Last Played: Sep 29, 2018 - 08:39:52 AM
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Comments
lengold said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Awesome
production and playing skills, really enjoyed the listen. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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perceptualvortex said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
lengold
Thanks for listening, I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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K.I.S.KISMET said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Funkadelic
Stellar job all around!


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perceptualvortex said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
K.I.S.
Thank you!

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Tadashi Togawa said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Cool
sounds.
Nice feeling.
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perceptualvortex said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
TT
Thank you for listening, Tadashi!

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said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
wow
jeff beck overtones, Steve is Jammin. great production loud and clear excellent. love the rolling drums! so many parts to this. Very complex love it!
perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
egobandit
Yeah, man, Jeff Beck. He's our favorite guitarist, and the first time I heard these tracks there were a few lead bits that totally made me think of him. Glad you dug this, ego, thanks for listening!

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said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Nice !
Outstanding guitar work PV !!!! The bass is tasty and did a great job !
The arrangement and the mixing is very good !!
Very nice song and much enjoyed !

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Birdman
Thanks for checking this out, Yeman! All credit for the guitar and bass playing belongs to my buddy Steve, who is indeed outstanding. I'm glad you enjoyed, thanks!

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said 4324 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
heavyfunkycool
the middle break gave me a definite zappa vibe. very unconventional, and sticking with the classic roock tunes of our forefathers....nicely played, mixed, etc... well, you know all that, you never disappoint!
killer
perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
the r.a.d. project
I appreciate that, r.a.d., thanks for stopping in for a listen!

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five_extra_arms said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
This Is Dreamy
Those guitars! That wicked bass!

Yeah!

What a fantastic production Dave.


You never cease to amaze me.


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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
five_extra
Hey thanks, man! It's always a pleasure working with Steve's tracks.

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Mcboy said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
great playing
vac sure can play...tp carry a song all the way like that...much respect.....great drumming as always....cept maybe too many cymbal crashes...hehheh...peace.....
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Mcboy
If only the two of you could get together for a monster guitar jam. Now that would rock. Thanks, Mcboy! You may be right about too many cymbal crashes... I'm just emulating my real playing, which is the same way, haha.

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drakonis said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
tickles the back of my ears
Love the way you mix this stuff to sound like it is just OUTSIDE my headphones, Dave. Fun bouncy growly rockin' tune. A diversity of styles all mixed into a cohesive romp.
ttfn,
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Eduard
I'm glad this was a fun romp. Thanks for giving this a listen, Drako, I always appreciate your impressions.

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echoroom said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Production..
... on this is just fantastic, dave - the clarity is amazing! Wonderful playing ... great use of space ... you are the wizard, man!

Those must be raelly good drugs you have!

Steve
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Steve
Only the best, of course, haha! Thanks, Steve, I appreciate it.

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glennkav said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Great Stuff!
Really great sound as always from this great team. You guys really have a unique sound. I would know this was you guys just by hearing it. Really great!
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
glennkav
Thanks much, Glenn. If we have a distinctive style, I'm sure it's 90% Steve; at least I would never mistake his space-age rockabilly funk for someone else. Glad you enjoyed this!

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Z293 said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
So Clean
Vac's playing is always so clean but I'm really liking some of the over driven bass tones in this one. Great mix and is it really possible to have too many cymbal crashes?
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Cymbals!
No, I think cymbals sound beautiful. They are sort of a drummer's nightmare; you can never have too many cymbals, and there's always cool new sounds out there to buy, and they cost hundreds of bucks each. That's why I'm broke, haha. Thanks for checking this out, Z, I'm glad you like it!

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
jiguma said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
Groovarama!
This moves along rather nicely (of course). Excellent playing from SV, and the drums sound as real as a person's likely to hear here. The middle section is just right - very Zappa indeed. Lovely production David.
This one has shown me I've been working my 'phones (and ears) too hard of late - sounds like clipping, but I now know it's my 'phones.
Very nice stuff.
Neil
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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Jiguma
Thanks, Neil! Don't blame your headphones too quickly; I think there is indeed a little clipping in here. I'll try to iron it all out for the final version.

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Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Macaudion said 4323 days ago (August 17th, 2007)
The look on my face right now
I could easily get committed - My face is hosting a smile that has grown to become oversized this evening - Head tilted sideways, w/ that look of being pleasured, smile turned grin has reached that point which is just before it makes a lot of noise...

Per dat der g'tar, this was about some serious serious business. And I'm thinkn', that by the sound of that last note, we won't have to worry about this again...

I'm dign' how Vac wrestles down those fat aressed strings like it aint suppose to happen either...

Talk about a chillmaster - The intro, just before and when YOU kicked in, PV - chills just raced up my little vessle like they had a serious job to do, too! I was already excited w/ anticipation, and usually, I tend to expect too much and end up having expectations not being met. But you sirs have failed me not.

How you stayed outta the way, David...how you got with the way...how you preceeded the way, and everything there after... Beautiful job of escorting events - I think they should call you rhythm dude!

FUNK! FUNK! FUNK! FUNKN' GROOVE, DUDES! - YOU PEOPLE...

I'm outta here - Thanks - Dion


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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Dion
Does anything top your comments? Thank you for your impressions, I'm glad you enjoyed this the way it was meant to be!

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Ed Hannifin said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Well, of course this rocks...
...and of course it has funk into the bargain...

Nice nods to Beck without sounding clonal...

It also has that thing that I love in perceptualvortex productions, of having a drum track that is programmed but sounds like a drummer with ears is playing along...The feel is very live and alive...

I'm hearing what seems to me to be clipping on this...at first I took it just to be an artifact and maybe intentional, of the guitar sounds chosen...But I think it's more than that...I hear it on my phones and on my speakers...So if Neil has blown his phones, then I've blown mine AND my speakers...

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perceptualvortex said 4323 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Blown speakers
No, I hear it too. There's some distortion in the original guitar recordings, as well as some clipping that I... uh, intentionally put in there. Yeah, that's the ticket. Seriously, I think there's a few spots of redlining that need fixing.

I appreciate that about the drums. I have approx. a zillion drum loops to wade through, and I've been making, rethinking, tinkering and re-doing the drums on this quite a bit. I like the final result. Thanks for listening, Ed!

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said 4322 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Space & Time
I saw some Jeff Beck references and the intro kinda reminds me of Robin Trower too. Very nice track you two!
Epileptic Gibbon said 4321 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Finally got here...
And thanks for mentioning it to me. It's rather apt that I should listen to this as I prepare the next podcast show where I'm featuring your 'Fists of Righteous Harmony' album. I love that album and this track exemplifies all that I like about the album and the material the two of you put together. Will this be going on the second Fists of Righteous Harmony album? Corking stuff as ever %u2013 slick production, fantastic playing and well written/arranged/put together. And if anyone hasn't got the first Fists of Righteous Harmony album yet, what are you waiting for?!
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Feter said 4320 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Rigel
what a cool guiar work ...
very nice arrangment .. you guys ROCK !!
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atonalis said 4319 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
great gambale funkitude....
a really nice jam..... the guitarists tone , phrasing and technique is wonderful..... great track PV..
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said 4319 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Hey!
I thought I already commented! Oh well....Just had to return for another listen. Love this! You and Steve make some mighty tasty jam! Timeless! (Perhaps even spaceless!)

Be well!
ziti said 4318 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
GREAT!!!
Man peeeeveeee....you and vac....really really good. Some of Vacs best so far i think!

Deepest bows to you both.

total smoke

z
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thetiler said 4318 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Like when it gets into the funky section
especially. Nice and dandy like.

Way to go.
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apb said 4191 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Wicked ...

playing and groove .. love those Fected acoustic 'wash'es .. I too detect a touch of clipping, little in the L on the electric and a little more in the R on the acoustic mostly in the earlier sections and not later on.

Small nit in another cookin' tune. Kudos to you and Vac.
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