One And A Quarter

One And A Quarter

headfirstonly's picture
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Liner Notes: 

Feeling pleasantly chilled on this Sunday afternoon. Pleased with this one.

There's a *lot* of synth layering going on here. MIDI instruments used include emulations of both the Fairlight CMI and New England Digital's Synclavier, but the results sound deceptively simple. Just as they should!

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billwhite51's picture

those drums give the feel of a chase. i like the way the lead guitar comes in, like the way carlos santana might make an entrance.

sbs2018's picture

The drums made me think of a city intersection with pedestrians crossing at several angles and the camera is set at warp-speed. Cool Carlos Santana comment by Bill. Just watched Carlos’ Master Class and he was so inspiring, I almost wanted to pick up my electric guitar and actually play it.

katpiercemusic's picture

Fun smooth sound layering, and I love the 5/4 meter. Just quirky enough to make things very interesting without being distracting.

jcollins's picture

Interesting start....synth now...sounds spacey...guitar reverb and crunch....sounds good and quite moody. I'm trying figure out if that 4/4 time...not sure but I'm hearing more of the guitar moving up the bass coming in now. Kind of Pink Floyd sounding...I think. Good mix. Fade out nice. Great job on a Sunday afternoon, I like it.

wobbie wobbit's picture

yep def a floydy kinda mellow. floaty on the top, drivey in the bass and drums. lovely stuff

JWHanberry's picture

The main groove is very smooth. Not something I've found easy in 5/4. The subtle change at 1:18 sets up the guitar breakdown at 1:35. Then we get back on the train and off into the sunset. Quite a compelling piece. Thanks for posting on the odd meter thread.