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'Being upon a diabolical soundscape of unauthorised female ecstasies,tribous cacophonies,crackers with too much blue cheese and a series of indefinable moonlit rustic weekend breaks,finding slugs in coat pockets.Oh - and cabbage'

thats what I put on the id tags anyway.Really its just a point I reached during a period of moving house where I had so many decisions and blummin thoughts goin through my head I had to do something or panic.I find it hard to organise my thoughts sometimes so I just put it on record without a click and improvised until I came to some natural conclusion.Being impatient as I am,I decided to just speed it all up via tempo about 300 times.I listened back to it then for about 3 months and it seemed to ease my confusion - I realise that kind of skittish gobbledygook isnt everyones cup of tea - but it always made me laugh at the end,so I just kept it anyway.

Then I'd been struggling with styles and as usual asking myself what exactly is my favourite style of music to play or listen to and I still dont know,I think its all good.So I set to work and it came out sound a bit oriental,so I stuck with that for a bit but it soon went into blues,so I tried to add some guitar.I bluffed over the bits where there should have been an amazing guitar solo with a different kind of solo.Then later that night,I accidentally set myself on fire while trying to cook meatballs wearing a crinolene shirt while bending over to steal some phillipino rice that had previously been cooked by the phillino neighbours and smelt fantastic.Its ok though about a fifth of my chest blistered over and eventually healed quite succesfully.Bollocks I thought the next day - I'll just put the two tracks together and see what happens.

The photo is from a mobile photo I sent to my girlfriend cos I was so excited to be cooking cabbage after so many years since school dinners.Actually I dont recall eating it,but I'm sure it helped the evening recover itself though.

Most people have heard stuff like whats on the white album,and some frank zappa,and various other composers like Stockhousen etc - and I never forget seeing a live concert of his in a park where he had 5 orchestras situated around the park at night,playing seemingly independent pieces that at given moments synchronised.All fascinating to me when I was a kid.So theres a bit of that influence in there too.I'm talking some poetry at the beginning and end,but I'm afraid theres no prizes for finding out what it is.OR....ok actually there is - if you tell me the poem,I'll send you a pair of nail clippers,first thing I saw - and I dont need em cos Ive bitten my nails down to the quick since I was 6.

Other sounds on the track have come from freesound.Most of the panning etc is done by scribbling on the pan track,and most of the frequency changes are done by manipulating the frequency on a plug in such as rezfilter while recording those changes live.The synths are all retro plug ins JX10,E Piano etc - for anyone whose interested.

But generally - dont eat too much cabbage - all things in moderation yada yada.

Best Wishes - RG

(edit - I put easy listening as the category originally as a joke.sorry - changed it to jazz instead)
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The birds gonna make you sing
You can dance into the fire
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2009 - 04:35:54 PM
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Guitar from oxfam,mic from bin,keyboard carried on bus from yamaha shop in Birmingham uk.Multimix 8 - bought new from a music shop in Kendal!!! although theyd lost the power lead so I had to wait a while.Just realised how to use it via usb via ASIOFORALL.Lack of instructions there lol
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Feter said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Joinin a psycho jazzy joint these days ? this is very much reminding me
of these progressive rockers band ..amazing work with the piano ,keys and
geta ! ...this si groovey my friend ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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paddler said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
are you the blue cheese fairy mcfeter? I am feeling very groovey - I think maybe I love you and your clan x
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Bubowski said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Knocked my Socks Off!
There they are ... on the ceiling! WTF
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paddler said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Socks - i had some - now I find them underwater.that is the place we lived many years ago x
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Elevator_Funk said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Weren't you the one....
talking about having trouble engaging your boring audience a while back? Why not drop this one on em for a laugh??
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paddler said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
YES! you are right - we were there that day! I dropped it - and they told me I dont conform to what their label requires x
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said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
scratch nutz
this s crazy

. - 'arold
paddler said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning healthy x
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sonnyjim said 3729 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
'Jazz from Hell' needs to be in the genre list here. Also 'Chinese Video Game Music'. All the stuff trying to bubble out from under the digital cheesecloth that's covering it (at the late-ish 4 minute mark) threatens to get song-y but doesn't (well played, Richard!).

All in all, pretty damn listenable.

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J.A.Stewart said 3728 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Some very nice...
moments of funky musicality mixed in with the din here. An interesting brain salad, indeed. ;)

--- Joe
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peacepiano said 3728 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
As good as "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"

Spacey in places, but overall a light hearted romp through many cool sounds. Fun stuff!

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paddler said 3715 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
I had to look it up..Pink Flloyd?? my music knowledge is still pretty diabolical! - Thanks Bill - Rich
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T_Being_esq said 3728 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
What can I say. I am actually speechless. Is brillitastic a word? We all hear what we want in a tune and for me it is that the spirit of Gong lives on in you my friend. Seventies new age, hippy commune rock, with a modern edge. Except for them it is Camembert every time.
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lengold said 3728 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Never know
what to expect from you Rich. Absolutely loving this, unique! Great production too.
Downloaded. Thanks.

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michael2 said 3728 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
this is so coool. i have no idea what the hell i'm listening to, and I'm loving it. stockhausen is definitely an interest of mine. the concert in the park you describe is similar to an event I saw where there were about 20 record players playing at the same time. the records had been sliced up like a pizza, and then glued back together randomly and then all played at once. oh wait, the madness just ended and you're getting all funky on me. very cool. great synth stuff. check out money mark if you haven't. really like this.
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Reinholt56 said 3728 days ago (July 7th, 2009)
Hi Richard......
Certainly this piece is different. That is good in my thoughts.

All elements masterfully done and the whole piece is as enjoyable to listen to as all your previous work.

I hope the new home is working out OK for you.

Take care.

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paddler said 3715 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
thanks Paul - AYe - my fiances cellar has alot of scope for me imagination - lots of dark places,n dust n subtaranean walls - a dream come true infact - Rich
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Relic67 said 3727 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
you mixed it up real good. many interesting and tasty treats for the ears in there.

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Pete_NB said 3727 days ago (July 8th, 2009)
Protect the Cabbage
Were any cabbages hurt in the production of this piece? The first couple of minutes could render some serious coleslaw. Once it got all midi video game like it really started cooking.

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paddler said 3715 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
serious coleslaw
the cabbage in the photo actually did alot of serious travelling - although it probably had already come from the other side of the world - but then I carried it to new suburban heights in a purple sack.It wasnt harmed but maybe have suffered some canine humiliation.Thanks - RG
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