Ralf Towner inspired acoustic track

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  1. bobmeredith

    bobmeredith Member

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    Now that I've got the hang of Soundclick I'll post my tracks individually so that people have something more than a generic title to guide them.

    Diary, Blue Sun, and some of his recordings with Oregan might have inspired some of this.

    The Steel string used on the recording was a prototype made by Greg Smallman. He doesn't make steel stringers anymore just Nylons for John Williams and the like.

    Solid Cedar top, Solid Brazillian Rosewood back and sides. Built for projection; it's a little too bright for recording, but it's not too bad on this track.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=801217&songID=6232863
     
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    It makes a change to hear some acoustic guitar here on TGP. Nice work, nice chords I had a listen to your other tracks as well. You have some great writing skills. :AOK
     
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    Another good one ..
    As Bube stated ... you are an excellent composer indeed!!
     
  4. bobmeredith

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    Man, sounds like a guitar orchestra

    Nice intertwining of themes

    some unpredictable resolutions on that maj 7

    the break reminds me of steely dan meets weather report

    I like how your solo is over different changes

    The last solo where you start to rip a little rminds me of holdsworth/gordon beck stuff

    I like the tune, I'd put it on my playlist

    Definitel inspiring for me to write more
     
  6. jb70

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    hey bob,
    really nice tune. totally in the vein of late 70's/early 80's ecm recordings (towner, abercrombie, etc...). the break definitely brings steely dan to mind. i also dug the way that you orchestrated the track. all in all a really interesting blend of influences and some nice things going on harmonically. great job!

    jack

    p.s. HUGE ralph towner fan here!!!
     
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    Really nice Bob,

    Like Jack, it brought me right back to those Towner/Abercrombie duo records on ECM.
    Very cool music that you've come up with!

    Chuck
     
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    This is beautiful work... Outstanding composition and arranging... I feel like a hack now... What can you tell us about that wonderful, melodic bass track?
     
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    Wow. I really, really like that. I can't think of anything else to say.
     
  10. Leucadian

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    ...outstanding tune Bob! Just beautiful...did you ever listen to Steve Eliovsen? (sp)
     
  11. bobmeredith

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Steve Eliovsen is not a name I'm familiar with, should I track his works down?

    All of the synths including the bass line were played in on guitar synth.
    While I play bass I find I can have a much wider pallete of sounds using midi. Playing the bass line live via midi also helps to keep a human element in the feel. Even though it wasn't intended at the time the bass line did become an integral part of the composition.

    So far all my stuff has been done this way including Eaten By Snakes.
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=801217&songID=6231267
     
  12. Leucadian

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    ...Steve Eliovson (I believe this spelling is correct) is a guitarist from South Africa...definitely see if you can find an album he did on ECM (in 1981) with Collin Walcott called Dawn Dance...your music reminded me of this record a little...
     
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    Lovely piece of music. I really like the way it continues to build throughout.
     
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