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First of all I've lumped this under Experimental because of the deep, sweeping sound that occurs throughout the mix. It may be more, in places, than it should be. I don't know. Sometimes to me it sounds OK, sometimes too much.

I don't know if I'll improve on it. We'll see.

The idea of the piece is a journey through depression to Joy, with sweeping changes and the heights of living Life to the Full.

It is somehow a personal journey, described in sounds, for others to experience themselves from my point of view.

It is too fast for meditation although there could be a slower, more spiritual spinoff from this, maybe in the style of Secret Garden, a duo that I'm listening to a lot lately.

As always, your thoughts and impressions are appreciated.
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magnatone said 3683 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
This is SO interesting. It kind of defies description, but each section, each change of key, mood, instruments keep my attention in the best possible way. Really really cool!
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Reinholt56 said 3683 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Magnatone
The whole philosophy of my current music is one of change, experiment, pushing the boundaries of the 'norm', and generally 'putting stuff in, tweaking and then seeing what comes out'. There's no preconceived idea. It is all on the fly programming and recording.

Basically its the path of least resistance, as far as music is concerned, for me at the moment. Lazy is another way of putting it.

The interesting thing to me is that I can mix and match and come up with something that is more than the braying of a love-sick donkey.

Thanks for listening and leaving your kind comments.

Take care.

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michael2 said 3683 days ago (February 21st, 2008)
i love the sound of this. that grainy synth sound reminds me of my roland jx3p synth ( ineed to dust that thing off one of these days). very moody, i don't think that the sweeping sound is too much. if you relied on the other synth sound it would be more meditative, but i prefer the edge that this gives. great job.
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Reinholt56 said 3683 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
Thanks Michael.....
I like the new image/picture.

This piece was one of my 'finish later and/or forgotten' pieces that I wanted to do more with, such as lower the swirl, 'cus to me it's obtrusive at times and takes away from the lead, which is catchy and, in a weird way, invigorating.

I'm interested in more meditative pieces (amongst many other types of music) and will probably come up with at least one example over the next few days, but definitely sometime before 2009.

It is good that everyone hears different things in music, and this amazes me at times. It's great that you thought it was OK with the 'sweep' and also recognized the meditative quality.

One of my blogs (link at top of my page) has a new, unfinished, entry that sums up my new found attitude to some aspects of life, and this piece was produced at the same time that these thoughts were being noted. Go figure!!

Take care.

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ledebutant said 3682 days ago (February 22nd, 2008)
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Paul, this is really fascinating. I'd put it in the category of Experimental Uncomfortable New Age (yes, I just made that up :-p ) I definitely get the meditative element, but there's something about the tone of the sweeping synth that is very unsettling and not relaxing, so if one tried to meditate to it, I get the sense that nightmares, or bad memories would ensue, which would make it a really cool soundtrack for a certain type of film.

This is actually meant to be a positive comment. I think this is a really interesting twist on a path that has become well-worn by other musicians and you're exploring all new dimensions of this type of sound which is really cool.

Good luck on your course!
Reinholt56 said 3681 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
Hi Lisa.....
The different elements of the piece make for a definite 'Experimental Uncomfortable New Age' piece. I always try and add some music to many of my pieces, and so your new New Age music genre is quite perfect for this type of experiment in sound. After all this sort of stuff is designed to make people think about an imaginary scene or scenes whilst they listen, for one reason at least, the music doesn't have any words to set a scene, so the listener is one their own.

I appreciate your taking time to listen and then leave your kind words. I'm still not sure about that deeper, sweeping sound. I've already mixed it down in another version. I was going to upload it to icomp but they're down.

Thanks for the good luck with the course. It's coming along like a walk in quick sand!!

Take care.


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paul f. page said 3681 days ago (February 23rd, 2008)
...amazing soundscape, Paul. It is always such a pleasure to hear what you've conceived and to hear an always-unique expression of sound that spills over into just about any story the listener can imagine. You have really chosen some swirling sounds here that the listener just has to fall into. Your "experiments" are powerful expressions and I really like this one a whole lot. You keep pushing the envelope...I've not heard anyone else going to such lengths as you are doing..."A brave new world..."
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Reinholt56 said 3680 days ago (February 24th, 2008)
Thanks Paul.....
I don't aim to be different, just to be true to my thoughts and ideas. Sometimes my work is never used because I'm not totally as ease with parts of them.

This mix was actually one of these but the theme was so 'happy' or uplifting that I risked uploading it to let others have their say, and everyone has been kind enough to listen and give honest comments. I really appreciate this.

All I can say is there are more of these 'tangents' on the way, but with more classical elements. I just have to work out a classical lead sound and record it over the top of what is already completed.

Take care.


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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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