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Glorious Noise (LIOLI 9)

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Here is my entry in the latest (2009) LIOLI Challenge: the first for me.

I took the original loop and repeated it once; this "couplet" was then assigned to various instruments, in addition to the original synth: Orchestral Timpani, Orch. Xylophone and a bassoon. A second loop (80s Pop Beat) was repeated and assigned to a standard drum kit, and a third loop (Capitol Orch. Kit) containing some incredible toms and cymbals was also used. The entry also contains two vocal tracks by me: one is the lyrics spoken as an introduction, and the other is some vocal noodling recorded while I tried to find a melody (it wasn't meant to be heard but it kind of fit). I did try to sing the lyrics but chose not to let anyone hear me ;-) The couplet is pitch-shifted down an octave several times in the synth track and the bassoon track. The couplet was also modified very slightly at the end and used a couple of times to effect a kind of sectional closure.

My son Geoff contributed to the final result by flangeing and otherwise modifying my voice and by repeating several key phrases later in the tune. He also suggested starting the music low part way into the spoken intro and increasing the volume slowly so the cymbal crashes nicely when it should ;-)

Enjoy! I had fun making this (and trying to sing) and I look forward to hearing all the other entries.

PS: The image of coronal solar loops is courtesy of NASA.
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In a land of milk & honey where the music never ends,
Wicked wizards wave their wands and loops are made to twist and bend.
All throughout the cozy kingdom tired tunesmiths plucked and sung;
Bits and bytes were tossed and mangled, drums were banged and cymbals rung.

Many minstrels toiled in darkness as they waited for their muse,
Blindly trying different patterns, chords and such they'd never use.
Soon, there came a day of reckoning when the works were heard and judged;
All allowed to hear and tally, which were fair and which were fudged.

Glorious noise throughout the kingdom, Heavenly praise from all around:
Magic music beats back evil, fills our hearts, as well, with sound.
Once again the merry minstrels proudly pick up pipe or pen:
Heartfelt music fills the airwaves -- wizards vanquished, once again!
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Uploaded: Aug 21, 2009 - 07:19:08 PM
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Feter said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Glorious Noise
WOW ...what a successful reading ...a true
deep with pro intrepetation for documentary
video ...this is grand ...I like it ..good
job ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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DeputyDoofy said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Glorious was certainly not noise. I liked the changing of the loop instrument and the vocals fit perfectly.
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said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
deep depth
great deliberate work here. I love the subtleties and depth of the low end you've applied. Spooky baritone voice goes perfect. Thanks

. - Harold
sschedra said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
What a grand effort! This really has a great mood to it. The lyric enhances and sets up the music that follows. Great percussion too.
Glorious noises!
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sloparts said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
You've elevated this to "Classic" Rock my friend
and very effectively I might add. This is really quite a wonderful piece of music you've put together. Kudos Richard, this is awesome

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maxruehl said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
I'm really...
feeling this! The beats and the instruments you assigned to the loop lend a really rich feel. Love what you did with it.
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kassia said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
wow richard
this is excellent! i love all the pieces and voices and layering and everything about this is just wonderful! great to hear something new from you!
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Ren-Tin-10 said 3594 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
A perfect tribute...
... to us! *grin*


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michael2 said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
is really trippy. love hearing all the different takes on that loop. yours is something a little different. nice orchestration throughout.
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Jim Bouchard said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Lovin the xylo!
The lyrics are great and the flanging on it sort of fits, making it sort of like a fantasy like this is the minotaur speaking from the center of the maze. And whoa, that bassoon part is cool!
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Jarvoid said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
really is fantastic to hear how other people have inflected and dealt with this loop...how is amazing ,why is wonderful....great job almost CNN News at Ten and This is the BBC.
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magnatone said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
this is VERY creative - i love the various treatments of the loop here, and i have to say, this is one of my faves!
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mr_mordenus said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Epic, Moody Blues feel
This loop has been to some pretty weird places this week; but this is something new - it builds and abates in waves. Love how the xylo goes tripping off the grandeur boominess of the body... that beginning brings Justin Hayward to mind in a big way.

Yet another demented genius. Yeeeks!
paul f. page said 3594 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Amazing opening...
Noise? ... Not at all. I am not a loop user because I just don't know what to do with them, but in your hands, you raise these multiple loops to an art. Very ingenious mixture (and careful mix!). You've created a hypnotic atmosphere that is so carefully faded that it tapers itself right into one's soul. What a cool track. ... And waiting for the music once again to strike is such a cool thought, and one that is filled with truth. Very nice composition on all levels and a pleasure to have listened to.
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Henke said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Glorious indeed!
Cool lyrics, nice sounds and stellar mix. Real catchy too. Thanks for the download!

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davajonah said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
What a take!
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Diviner said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
It works
Great intro, and very descriptive of the LIOLI challenge. I like how you have used the loop with many instruments. Your vocals coming in and out is a very good touch. Nice track and very enjoyable listening experience.
I think what happened when I tried to listen to your track earlier, is that the player froze on me. It was just a case of logging off and back on again. Thanks for your note, appreciated.
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five_extra_arms said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
My Son Geoff
You must be proud, as those were excellent ideas. All of them. I bet his idea about you buying him a brand new Mustang is just as valid.

Go Geoff!

Seriously, the vocals are really killer and I enjoyed the lyrics.

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SmokeyVW said 3593 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
i really enjoyed the layering of all the instruments and vocals and voices. nice stuff!

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sonnyjim said 3592 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Mine was fudged
Big sound here, with a Piltdown Man stride.
I really like that 'na-nee-na' vocal meandering along in the underbrush.

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Skean said 3592 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Really cool work, I like it, thanks
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Slashh! said 3591 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Now THIS is different!
The spoken word is really interesting and the NASA image is perfect for this musical Space Odyssey. Incredible!
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bud said 3587 days ago (August 29th, 2009)
Far out - I love the intro - very creative
and the music is rich and compelling. This is a great entry in a very varied and exciting challenge.
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VicDiesel said 3586 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Great sounds
good production. It all sounds lovely.

But I'm missing something. "Identity"? You get the variety in the arrangement from switching between different sections, but I'm missing a clear melody or hook. You're mostly using arpeggiated chords. Gimme something I can whistle. Please?
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Youra said 3585 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Glorious, definitely
Great track, I loved the deep parts around 2'30, some kind of "Krautrock" leading into exciting word atmos. Curious about your other compositions, definitely !
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LWinston said 3580 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Oh wow.....
..you like what I do? I'm thankful for that, but damn man...what you do is so much cooler to me. The bottom in this track is awesome. The whole creative idea is great. I love the way you explain the whole creation process in your notes too. I'm way too lazy to do that. Simply great. 10's across the board!!!!
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Bowman said 3579 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
compelling from your terrific opening monologue to the addictive rhythms. Very well put together Richard & I thoroughly enjoyed this.
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composerclark said 3578 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
This draws you in immediately, and keeps you hooked all the way through… Very peaceful, and even trance-like… xylo is an excellent choice, philip glass-like… Very fine work!
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Moviz said 3574 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Love it all
from the opening reading and through the orchestral parts which are fantastic, to the singing which is fine and on through this magical sounding piece. Excellent composition and great production, regards M
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MidiOrleans said 3573 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Very much
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Char said 3571 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Wonderful poem.
Very commanding with the incistant beat. Nice changes. Parts remind me of an ethnic country dance. Thanks.
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Demeter7 said 3387 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
rhymed with judged. Such a delightful poem...you are certainly talented. I read a few of Terry Pratchett's disc series books because a certain dragon pronounced that as my sentence for visiting him in his cave. Magical, this is. Ooh and Char, insistent is spelled with two s's.
Pure Delight! :)
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olly said 2791 days ago (November 3rd, 2011)
hi there
hi there richard13.what a sweet song!very imaginative writing and great production.i love the picture of the sun.olly
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Firesign said 2705 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
exactly the kid of stuff I love
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