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Chasseurs - remix by Paul F. Page

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When I first heard this remix of one of my "tunes" (actually, a loop arrangement which you can hear here), I was not very impressed: in fact, I think I disliked part of it in my original critique to Paul, and may have been rude. Wisely, he said very little in reply, just that it had been "for fun", that it hadn't taken him long, and that he had only "gussied it up a little" by adding a few "doodads" (simple strings, a 2nd flute, a bassoon, a choir!!!). I felt badly because Paul doesn't usually work on other people's tunes and he had (and has) more street cred than me.

That was last year at this time. Over the past months, when I had quiet moment, I'd relisten to Paul's take and eventually, I wrote to him again with a heartfelt apology: "I think I was too close to my original and your variant was too far away for me to appreciate the whole of what you had done. Now I recognize that you created a much more sophisticated production which makes use of enough original elements to be obviously related but is, in fact, a lovely piece of work in itself." He has generously allowed me to post it and share it with all of you.

The title is a French word for hunter(s). Originally, I had visions of horsemen chasing through field and forest but I came across this image from a French book (Editions Cacimbo) about Mongolia showing hunters of a different type which somehow seems to fit Paul's remix. I hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I do.

A Happy, Healthy and Musical New Year to you all.
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Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009 - 02:36:13 PM
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Feter said 2973 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Wow ..this is so progressive and intense with
all the authentic vibe here ..the flute
conversation with the others and the whole
structure just incredible what a remarkable
work and collab ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 2973 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Oh, how wonderful
I don't how the original was, Richard
yet this is real beautiful.
What a creative mix.

Delightful. Merci !

And warm wishes
to you too.
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VicDiesel said 2972 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Kind of an ambient interpretation of your original. I enjoyed it, as well as the original.
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awigze said 2971 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
What a cool thing to have a Page in your book. sorry - been hanging out with drakonis too much.... This is really tasty and isnt it a bolstering of the idea that to let go is sometimes the object lesson in all of this collaborating. I can relate to what you originally felt - it's the risk we take when trying to meld creativity with other souls. I applaud you for taking another look at this. Wise and honest.
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bud said 2971 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
This is really interesting
I know hard it can be to move from an original concept into new territory. It's very big of you to share this story and post the song. It's wonderful and unlike anything else I've heard here. Very cool.
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scofugate said 2964 days ago (January 9th, 2010)
The Ambient
vibe sounds very well put together. It could, in my opinion, film score. I agree with the sophisticated production in your statement although I have not heard the original. Very peaceful production and the mood is brilliant.
Nice to the ears
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kassia said 2950 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
wow Richard I reallly really like this piece. There is a very cool dichotomy to the sort of haunting, driving underlying track and the airy flutes playing over the top. Paul's additions are excellent - the interplay between the flutes, bassoon and backing track are really well done. This is a great song. Very well done!
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Demeter7 said 2897 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
It has a different feel to it.
It has become more ethereal and somewhat less earthy. It is beautiful. You inspired Paul and that is a great compliment. :)
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PaulaMunk said 2873 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
a simple statement in music that encompasses light and movement. Wonderful to listen to.
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Calchas said 2758 days ago (August 3rd, 2010)
A nice remixing job on this lovely piece. Kudos to Paul on that!

Be well friend!
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Sudra said 2283 days ago (November 21st, 2011)
Imagine how perfect this track was....
...on my drive through the woods on Old Plank Rd, a November sunrise through the newly bare trees, golden light streaming through the morning windows of country homes. Context is so important when listening to music, don't you think? Thanks so much for making that moment so special.
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