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1968 Part 7

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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Sun May 14, 2017 7:24 pm 1968 Part 7

Seventh in the 1968 series of tracks.

Transcendental meditation was all the rage in '68, so this is not so much an aid to meditation, as the meditation itself. :scared:

This is a long one, so I've also uploaded it as 1st half and 2nd half. The 2nd half is the "rock" part. There is a 3 minute stretch not in either of those halves - you'll have to play the full version to hear it - which contains a truly mangled snippet of a well-known hit from '68...

1968 Part 7 (the full length edit)

1968 Pt 7 (the 1st half)

1968 Pt 7 (the 2nd half)

Voices: A mixture of samples, EW choirs and EW Voices of Passion.
Drums: GrooveAgent4 (Vintage Kit).
Percussion: A mixture of tablas sample loops and hand rolled beats in GrooveAgent using single hits.
Tambur(a) samples droning in the background.
A Dilrabar sample.
Shreddage (4 instances).
Korg MonoPoly (the plugin!) x 2 for pads.
EW Brass.
Everything else is HALion 5.

Enjoy! I think...
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Jesse Gorter
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Postby Jesse Gorter; Mon May 15, 2017 7:23 am Re: 1968 Part 7

always a pleasure!

I love the flute intro and the vibe of it all.
Not sure about the vocal lead, I don't generally like that type of singing. But...can you get those kind of vocals from a library....? o_o
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Tue May 16, 2017 4:58 am Re: 1968 Part 7

Jesse Gorter wrote:always a pleasure!

I love the flute intro and the vibe of it all.
Not sure about the vocal lead, I don't generally like that type of singing. But...can you get those kind of vocals from a library....? o_o

Thank you!

The vocal at around the 2:00 mark is a series of three samples, heavily edited using Cubase's audiowarp thing. The singing is all very micro-tonal, so I had to shift some notes up/down for them to fit.
The vocal at around the 5:00 mark is from EW Voices of Passion library, specifically the Syrian voice. You can't "play" the Syrian voice, it just a bunch of unrelated phrases spread across the keyboard. I rarely use it!
The Bulgarian voice in VOP, on the otherhand is very usable, and can be "played".

The male voices - samples, re-tuned again, to fit.

The biggest problem using these samples is that, while they (sometimes!) tell you the key they're in, they never give you the scale! :dog:
fastlanephil
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Postby fastlanephil; Tue May 16, 2017 7:27 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

I listened to the long version. I enjoyed this meditation music, especially the vocals. I didn't recogize the "mangeled" song in the middle. I saw Ravi Shankar in with George Harrison in Seattle but I don't think TM was very big in the North West. Maybe California.

I was checking out your picture with the cute hippie girl. I see about four guys meditating on her but they don't see the animal lying down she's apparently with. lol

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Postby Googly Smythe; Wed May 17, 2017 1:55 am Re: 1968 Part 7

fastlanephil wrote:I listened to the long version. I enjoyed this meditation music, especially the vocals. I didn't recogize the "mangeled" song in the middle. I saw Ravi Shankar in with George Harrison in Seattle but I don't think TM was very big in the North West. Maybe California.

I was checking out your picture with the cute hippie girl. I see about four guys meditating on her but they don't see the animal lying down she's apparently with. lol

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The long version, eh? Brave man! :D

Perhaps I mangled that snippet too much. It's just a 10-second snatch. Here it is...
America - The Nice
I actually bought this when it wes released. :scared: Still playing it.

TM was big for about 3 minutes in '68 when George Harrison dragged the rest of (the) The Beatles to India for a few weeks, along with Donovan, Mia Farrow, and maybe a couple of others.

I think the girl is worth meditating upon - but don't tell the wife I said that!
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Postby annode; Wed May 17, 2017 12:04 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

The Eastern bit was for me.
I did listen to the full version yesterday. I didn't notice 'America', thought I heard a snippet of a Moody Blues tune in there, shit now I forgot what song. :dog: I picked up 'The Nice' live lp 'Elegy' at that time...monster performances!(America) You did a good job with all of this. Lots of work.

I took the TM course here in the Northeast US maybe 72-73. TM is a good simple technique. I used to do the 2x20mins a day and you could fire off stick of dynamite under my foot and I wouldn't flinch. I stopped it long ago, i'm sorry I did, i'm a anxious mess.
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Postby seismic1; Fri May 19, 2017 1:11 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

I hadn't heard that Nice song in many years, but I recognised it instantly, even though it only lasted a few seconds. I think I recognised some parts of this track from the first part in the series too, so maybe my memory ain't so shabby as I suspected it might be. I thought this worked as entertainment, and it has quite a strong Prog DNA coursing through its veins.

Good work :)

btw, I couldn't find my copy of Dancers at the End of Time. Neither of the bookshops in town had any Moorcock, so I had to order online. It arrived today :)
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Postby Allomerus; Sun May 21, 2017 1:35 am Re: 1968 Part 7

Enjoyed the full track. Love the start with the trippy TM stuff... The sitar sounds pretty cool. Lots of nice synthy sounds...
The drone with the "flute" and vocals is lovely.
Like the build in the middle bit... Nice oriental chords and great organ. Yes noticed 'America' but I had already read other comments... ;)
The bass at 8:30 reminds me of floyd...
Guitar is very tasty here.
Bit of Kashmir I think at 10:00 - most welcome though...
Nice finish.
Great trip with a lot of top moments, thanks for sharing!
:)
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Sun May 21, 2017 3:49 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

annode wrote:The Eastern bit was for me.
I did listen to the full version yesterday. I didn't notice 'America', thought I heard a snippet of a Moody Blues tune in there, shit now I forgot what song. :dog: I picked up 'The Nice' live lp 'Elegy' at that time...monster performances!(America) You did a good job with all of this. Lots of work.

I took the TM course here in the Northeast US maybe 72-73. TM is a good simple technique. I used to do the 2x20mins a day and you could fire off stick of dynamite under my foot and I wouldn't flinch. I stopped it long ago, i'm sorry I did, i'm a anxious mess.

Thanks, Annode.
The whole 1968 series only exists because of The Moody Blues. In particular, In Search Of The Lost Chord, with the mellotrons, woodwinds, and on Om, the Indian instruments. I literally played my first copy to death and had to buy another! So it comes as no surprise that there is a hint of them here, albeit unconscious. :tu:
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Sun May 21, 2017 3:51 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

seismic1 wrote:I hadn't heard that Nice song in many years, but I recognised it instantly, even though it only lasted a few seconds. I think I recognised some parts of this track from the first part in the series too, so maybe my memory ain't so shabby as I suspected it might be. I thought this worked as entertainment, and it has quite a strong Prog DNA coursing through its veins.

Good work :)

btw, I couldn't find my copy of Dancers at the End of Time. Neither of the bookshops in town had any Moorcock, so I had to order online. It arrived today :)

Thanks for listening! Yes, it's all begining to sound the same - I'm running out of ways to regurgitate the same tune! :D
Seriously, one more and it's on to something else for a while. :tu:
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Postby Googly Smythe; Sun May 21, 2017 3:59 pm Re: 1968 Part 7

Allomerus wrote:Enjoyed the full track. Love the start with the trippy TM stuff... The sitar sounds pretty cool. Lots of nice synthy sounds...
The drone with the "flute" and vocals is lovely.
Like the build in the middle bit... Nice oriental chords and great organ. Yes noticed 'America' but I had already read other comments... ;)
The bass at 8:30 reminds me of floyd...
Guitar is very tasty here.
Bit of Kashmir I think at 10:00 - most welcome though...
Nice finish.
Great trip with a lot of top moments, thanks for sharing!
:)

Thanks, Allomerus.
The bass - are you thinking of "Careful With that Axe, Eugene"? I was one of the few people that bought "Point Me At The Sky", only to discover the B-side was an instrumental that included someone screaming their head off! Even more awesome (I can't believe I just used that word :dog: ) live.
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