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Basswood Honey


Warren Smith

 Genre: Ambient

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My wife's late Uncle Everest, an old timer who was an encyclopedia of commonplace knowledge, once told me that every farmer knows the sweetest honey comes from the Basswood flower.

This melody came during an early summer perambulation in my Park Slope neighborhood, when I kept passing by several flowering Basswood trees, which reminded me of the big old Basswoods I had in my back yard in Minnesota - and, also, Uncle Everest's observation.

The ending has been the sticky part. It has been re-worked multiple times. As for a genre, it seems to have an ambient buzz, so that's where I put it.
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Uploaded: Sep 01, 2007 - 01:29:02 PM
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2007 - 01:29:02 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 11:01:05 PM
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said 4375 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
smooth bass...
like honey throughout this energetic walking song. Nice synth sounds. A well done composition!
Warren Smith said 4374 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Yep - just trying to let the sweetness flow : >

Thanks for stopping by, listening and commenting.
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perceptualvortex said 4375 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
It's a couple of busy honey bees. Really cool liquidy synth sounds you're using in here.
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Warren Smith said 4374 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Wild? Or domestic? I seem to be more of the latter these days : >

I'm thinking bees make a good Macjams metaphor. We are busy generating a buzz by flitting from song to song - often resulting in a cross-pollination.
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said 4351 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
yellow magic
orchestra i mean... dont know why this reminds me of them. I like it your all over the road with the synth but in a great way! enjoyed thanks!
Warren Smith said 4348 days ago (September 29th, 2007)
One (or more) for the road
Those "all over the road" synths probably happen because this was developed from a "street" melody : >

Basically, I'm trying to find and use synth-sounds that work emotionally ... or interestingly ... together.
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dajama said 4251 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Nice one
Sounds great in the headphones. Gives a wonderful sense of movement and lightness. Rich tones and terrific sounds. The ending as it is works for me, I have to say, although that last note is faded out a little abruptly. This is another great addition to your body of work. Sorry it took me so long to get here. Peace.
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said 4236 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Sorry I am late to this particular party
Great instrumentation! This is lively and energetic, odd yet attractive notes, real winner here... an aural journey!
said 4142 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Basswood Honey
Very nice sounds here. I love them synths too. Very good production.
Peace Dee
Warren Smith said 4142 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
combination platter
Isn't wonderful and amazing the sounds you can produce with GarageBand and a M-Audio keystation!
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Heightened said 4141 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Maybe I'm just being picky
but there is no way this is ambient. But still a cool song.
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Warren Smith said 4126 days ago (May 8th, 2008)
Thanks for visiting
Genre-picking has always been a problem for me - perhaps because I usually don't think about it until it comes time to post a song here at MacJams. I'm open to suggestions - how do you think it should be categorized?
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said 4130 days ago (May 3rd, 2008)
Ambling Roads
You have your way with virtual instruments. I'd love to hear the SPCO try this one. As always, a fan of your rockin walkin songs.
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Name: Warren Smith
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Born in a Minnesota blizzard, I'm now residing in a coastal heat of Brooklyn, New York City. I recorded my first original composition as a teenager using a reel-to-reel tape recorder back in 1967, and I'm still finding it a creative challenge... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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