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I figured what the heck I would post up "covert oscillations" tonight. This one was actually created during a jam session with my buddy Hames Jetfield, which is not his real name. His real name is James Taylor. But no, it's not actually James Taylor. James is a cool dude though and he was a buddy and I helped him learn the bass. My style has always been to go for very spontaneous work but trying to always keep it fresh and not get stuck running scales or something, so along those lines I sat down at the drum set and said "do something James". Yeah my "student" was nervous. But he started banging out something. We screwed around for awhile and I recorded it. Later I added a guitar. Originally I was thinking of "Dirty Magic" by the offspring and I used an electric sounding kind of like the guitar in that song. But after making sure Hames was cool with it I decided to do an album version, and I redid it with a little more acoustic sound. This was the closing number on the btl album. It is instrumental there have never been words for it. Just hope you like it is all. Enjoy.
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Instrumental. But try to think of surfing secret agents trying hard to avoid capture by the aliens.
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Uploaded: Mar 11, 2009 - 09:02:04 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2009 - 09:17:38 PM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 08:34:59 AM
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Feter said 3872 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
Covert Oscillations
wow ..this is great cool rockin set my friends ..the bass Rock so good
very juicy guitar ...rockin solid drums work here ...loved this song
it has a structure and character thats what I love about it ...
well done ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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chronologic said 3869 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
not solid
The drums are pretty loose, but it was fun, and more or less a "live" feel. I like that. Thanks Feter.
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Kicbal said 3872 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Very nice guitar grooves. The live drums sound good too. Almost has a slight AC/DC vibe is some parts.
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chronologic said 3869 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Not something I would have thought of. I really think more of a "secret agent man" with a surf-rock hint ala Ventures, though nothing as cool as that, done acoustically by a loser like me. The drum set was an absolute piece of crap no-name set made in the 1970's. My mom sewed up a front bass head cover out of red corduroy. Which is funny because it never left the basement...well ok maybe once. I hung a worn out flannel sheet, green, from the blown Styrofoam ceiling in a basement room of my mom's 1895 house to tame the reflections a bit, which pretty much maxes out my attempts at improving it. Any idea you have that the live drums sound cool is obviously colored by your desire to say nice things on your post to me. But it's not gracious of me to admit that, and I therefore apologize. Now, YOUR song rocked. That I can say with all honesty. Thanks for coming over, and I really hope things work out well for you soon.
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Morning Light said 3872 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
Really flows! I love the guitar:)
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chronologic said 3869 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
I think flow is pretty important to me. I think this song is a bit boring at this length as an instrumental, given that I am not (or at least was not) able to continue to do interesting things for too long. But if I was able to attain any kind of "flow" I think that is awesome, and I appreciate your comment very much. It's great to be able to share with other people here.
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said 3872 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
gotta love jams

pretty darn clean sound for a jam, dubbed over nicely without losing the space, must be the same room? cool jam.

. - Harold
chronologic said 3869 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
Wish I could just say "yes, thanks" but this song was created as a jam and then rerecorded later. The jam version is kind of cool I think but a little more loose. Though yes I think I did record the jam and the later overdubs and then the rerecord all in the same room.
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kassia said 3872 days ago (March 12th, 2009)
nice sound
clean and clear recording on this. loved the beat with the little catches. great guitar work. this is cool stuff. great work.
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chronologic said 3869 days ago (March 14th, 2009)
I have a tendency to be overzealous, or at least zealous, with the rhythmic catches. I have had a lot of players comment on how difficult it is to play something I've done, not because it's actually hard, but because the rhythm is unnatural to them. I find that odd because I just do what I do based on instinct, and the only thing I can say has fueled it is listening to a bunch of other music. How I ended up doing things unnaturally I can't say. I guess I must have found the odd parts of music to be the interesting ones and the ones that I naturally emulate. For me... it's that catch in the song that really launches it. If you just stay on beat and on scale... I just don't get too interested in that. I'm not saying I love 5/4 time or anything, I just like the off emphasis placements and the unexpected a little. And you are very astute to notice, but I already know you have a keen ear and extreme ability. My wife says she thinks most people don't immediately like my music because of that kind of stuff. It's not really doing the expected. But I always say the expected music is the music you like immediately, and forget quickly. The music that has always stuck with me more is the music that is more interesting, complex and unexpected. If that means I'm not a popular artist 'cause I don't want to do the expected then I guess that's that. I can live with that. At least I can live with the legacy of what I created. But again, I don't really try that hard. I just do what I feel needs doing. Anyway, as always I appreciate the visit and the comments. I am fairly introspective and the comments coming from others are intriguing to me. Thanks, good day.
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