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4269 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:54 pm Deeper into the archives

Not been here for a while. Let's have a look.
Hmm. Light works just about.
Hmmm. Wassat? Wow! 1962!!!
This'll {cough} do.
Now, let's see what we can do with this.
Better. Let's see what the folks think.

This was inspired in the early 1960s by an equisitely crafted model ship in full sail made entirely from blown and drawn glass. I used to play just the melody on a piano at first. By the mid 1980s I could play that insane bass line with my left hand as well. It wasn't until the early 1990s that I made a recording of it, and I think I posted an improved version here in the mid naughties. Now it's all growed up

The Crystal Ship
ogg version

Changed to see if the music tracker will now pick it up
Last edited by folderol on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:55 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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89 posts since 9 Feb, 2013

Postby SCprogfan; Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:51 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

Excellent! Digging into the archives was a good idea. I like it!
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784 posts since 28 Aug, 2012, from Melbourne, Australia

Postby Allomerus; Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:08 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

Digging deep here but worth it. Its sort of cute. Well done!

I sometimes imaging what people making music then would have come up with with todays technology... :)
Music with progressive intent.
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288 posts since 17 Aug, 2012, from Denmark

Postby sbj; Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:49 am Re: Deeper into the archives

Nice with something different for a change.
This tune would fit perfectly in an episode of
Dr. Who
I get a picture of a dance hall where people and robots

Cheers :tu:
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4269 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:43 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

Thanks Guys.

One thing I did originally, and wouldn't do now, was to ridgidly quantise most of the tracks. Today I would have preferred to keep the little 'errors' in my playing. The counter melodies, which were added more recently are exactly as played.

I never cease to be surprised at the alternative scenarious that people think of - yours does indeed fit very well :o
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1327 posts since 12 Nov, 2012

Postby PatchAdamz; Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:31 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

Cool, I could imaging doing the tango to this....
Really like the bell tone and bass line.
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6440 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK

Postby seismic1; Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:03 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

We had some friends round tonight and I had the onerous task of polishing off a bottle of Rioja, so please take anything I might say with a pinch of salt (and a shot of tequila).

The first thought that came to mind when I played this was "ice cream". I have no idea why. Then it struck me that this music would make great title sequence music for a dark comedy series, something like The League of Gentlemen. It's ostensibly quite a light piece with some very pleasant melodies and sounds, but I'm also getting a darker intent at work here.

I thought the percussion was perfect for this piece.

I'm going to check out the freezer now.

Good work :)
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1431 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Postby layzer; Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:50 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

very pleasant tune, first thing that came to mind while it was playing was Seismic eating ice cream.... i don't know why :shrug: sounded nice and spacious on the phones and i really liked the vintage elect drum rhythm. i been on a youtube trip sampling vintage beat boxes to use in my songs underneath acustic drums. enjoyed :tu:
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4269 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:15 am Re: Deeper into the archives

The first thing I thought reading the last two replies was "Oh no! My music's been stolen by an ice cream vendor" I don't know why :lol:

Thanks again mateys. I can see a darker interpretation now it's mentioned, although it was never intended. After all it was inspired by something stunningly beautiful (if I could ever find that ship I'd pay a lot of money for it).

Most of my older work has a trail of recordings and MIDI files, but this one fell through the cracks for some reason. The very earliest recording was done on a Yamaha SY22, but the oldest set of files I have are for a ZynAddSubFX arrangement with an SY35 providing the percussion. This latest one is 100% Yoshimi.
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575 posts since 11 May, 2004, from cologne,germany

Postby abi; Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:55 am Re: Deeper into the archives

wow :-) this is so uplifting! makes me think of a 3 year old exploring his environment or so. beautiful!
517 posts since 28 Oct, 2005

Postby markkuja; Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:12 am Re: Deeper into the archives

cool! nice melody and arrangement.. Got me imagine the carousel at a funfair. pleasant and cheerful ambience
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4269 posts since 5 Aug, 2006, from UK - Here!

Postby folderol; Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:56 pm Re: Deeper into the archives

Thanks again guys.
Just as an experiment I'm re-listing the mp3 to see if a new post will put it on the tracker.

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