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    Talking Dreams

    The break I was taking from music didn't last long. Here is what I did while trying to take a break. DREAMS

    This song only has 5 tracks in it.

    2 Moog tracks (lead and bass) from 2 different Moog library's

    3 GPO:

    Cellos ~ anywhere from 2 to 4 cellos playing.
    French Horns ~ 2 to 5 playing at any given time.
    Violins ~ 2 to 3 through out the song.

    All tracks were recorded live, then edited and mixed and mastered, with the help of a lot of coffee. All in all it took 10 days.
    Producer ~ Sound Engineer ~ Musician

    http://www.myspace.com/451525581

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    Re: Dreams

    This is an interesting soundscape. Title certainly fits the character of the piece. You must have been dreaming of taking a break from music.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by RichR View Post
    This is an interesting soundscape. Title certainly fits the character of the piece. You must have been dreaming of taking a break from music.
    The funny thing is I had this really great dream one night, it was a slow moving almost floating kind of dream, (could have been a flash back from the 60's) and when I got up the next morning I sat down at the synth and started playing and this is what came out.

    I am doing a bigger version of this, I want to see where goes and how big I can make it and still hold true to that dream feeling. This should keep me out of trouble for a while.
    Producer ~ Sound Engineer ~ Musician

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    Re: Dreams

    I like it. Lots of your music, and this one with the short intro, reminds me of Angelo Badalamenti (many David Lynch movies, TV). "Mysteries of Love" has a similar feel:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOWPA4BtlFg

    Here's my version for kicks (uses some GPO strings & brass, i think)
    http://www.tomcoltharp.com/music/mp3.../mysteries.mp3

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    Re: Dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by squoze View Post
    I like it. Lots of your music, and this one with the short intro, reminds me of Angelo Badalamenti (many David Lynch movies, TV). "Mysteries of Love" has a similar feel:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOWPA4BtlFg

    Here's my version for kicks (uses some GPO strings & brass, i think)
    http://www.tomcoltharp.com/music/mp3.../mysteries.mp3
    Thank you...................... and your piece sounds great.

    I am doing a bigger version of Dreams now. I added a bass guitar and guitar chords with my Fenders (P-Bass & Strat). I will be adding more orchestra and some synth also.
    Producer ~ Sound Engineer ~ Musician

    http://www.myspace.com/451525581

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    Re: Dreams

    It sounds like Vangelis...
    There is no spoon.

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    Re: Dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by boulifb View Post
    It sounds like Vangelis...
    Thank you.

    My music is kind of like Vangelis meets Pink Floyd & The Moody Blues with Yanni. But I got my sound and engineering tricks from Phil Spector and then made the Wall Of Sound mine.
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    Re: Dreams

    Very nice Aram!
    Where they used to say, "..no synth can replace a "real" instrument", really, when you think about it, the inverse is also true! When you get away from Moog type synthesis for a while, you forget just how thick and rich those oscillators sound!
    Glad you are back from your self-imposed sabbatical!!
    Top 'o the Season to ya Lad!

    sd cisco

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    Re: Dreams

    Quote Originally Posted by sd cisco View Post
    Very nice Aram!
    Where they used to say, "..no synth can replace a "real" instrument", really, when you think about it, the inverse is also true! When you get away from Moog type synthesis for a while, you forget just how thick and rich those oscillators sound!
    Glad you are back from your self-imposed sabbatical!!
    Top 'o the Season to ya Lad!

    sd cisco
    Thanks SD.

    As you can tell I like to blend the two together for a fuller, richer sound. I have found that Cellos, Violas, Violins, French Horns,Trombones and Trumpets work very well with the synths. Every now and then I will use some woodwinds but I'm still having trouble getting them to give me that blend I want.
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    Re: Dreams

    Hey there, Aram!

    I think our hiatus was simultaneous ... glad I didn't miss too much of your stuff while I was gone!

    This one has a bit of a different feel to it, and I liked it as well as other pieces you've posted. The harmony seems less drawn-out than other Hippified works, and I liked hearing the harmonies evolve at the slightly faster rate. It's still a Wall-'O-Sound, to be sure, but the overall feel was different and seemed to work well at this pace.

    As you know, I'm a 'jazz guy', and as such, we love our extended and often dissonant harmony/voicing vocabulary. But every time I listen to one of your pieces, I'm reminded just how powerful and unmistakable (and appropriate) the use of triads can be!

    Nice job ... I'll look forward to hearing the next phase of it.

    Regards,

    Frank

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