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Art of Happiness


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Parichayaka

 Genre: Ambient

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Description
Simple, organic sound with a light, upbeat feel. Like a breeze of fresh air on a sunny day...Hope you enjoy!
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Hits: 3980
Comments: 17
Fans: 10
Plays: 350
Downloads: 291
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jan 12, 2006 - 05:29:48 PM
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2006 - 03:39:20 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 12:33:21 PM
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Comments
K.I.S.KISMET said 4301 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
Enjoyed indeed!
A touch of William Orbit and the new age stuff I would thrive on as I locked myself in my room as a teenager. Look forward to hearing more:)
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Parichayaka said 4301 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Enjoyed indeed!
Thanks for comparing me to Mr. Orbit...and in case you spent your time in your locked room creating music like you are doing now, I guess that would have been time well spent! I was quite impressed with the quality of your work, do you really play, write and sing all yourself?
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Einarus said 4301 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Very enjoyable
Your description is spot on. A fresh breeze is exactly the feeling I got
from the song.
It really reminded me of the soundtrack for Sim City 4, or something like
that. (And I mean that as a compliment).

Very light, very bright, very playful but relaxed.
Nice work!
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Parichayaka said 4301 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Very enjoyable
Thanks for your comment! I guess I have to listen to the Sim City soundtrack now. Talking about games - I listened to your "Gorglepoof" (is that icelandic?) - wouldn't that be a perfect soundtrack for any space shooting game?! Great stuff!!
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
alley-oop said 4297 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
very pleasent
A very mellow smooth grrove, nice! I for one like to know abit more abot how you created the track. Very fun to isten too
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Parichayaka said 4297 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
very pleasent
Thanks for your interest! This little project I started with the vibraphone track and then added the other instruments one by one, with the Revolving Lines Guitar being the last (ended up with 12 different instrument layers). The harmonies are really quite simple, so my main goal was to create a fresh, organic sound with Garageband, using adjusted instruments from JamPack 3 and 4. I work with a small midi keyboard and Garageband 2 on a Dual 1.25GHz G4 computer.
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
Cameron said 4296 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
excellent choice of sounds & layering
Very nice use of percussion and marimba in the beginning section.

The very low bass sound (when the piano comes in) is nice, but almost *too* low for optimum listening and definition.

The piece builds up well as you add layers. Each sound choice is good; they blend well with one another. You have a real talent for building sound-layers, over a catchy beat.

The mood created here is excellent for driving -- or going out on a safari (LOL!) It's sort of background, almost ambient music -- your assigned genre of "acoustic rock" doesn't quite fit.

Effective ending with just the percussion. However, that very last note needs to be allowed to die out completely, it was ever-so-slightly chopped off.

This was a very enjoyable listen which I which lasted longer; this piece could be increased by another 30 seconds to a minute and be more memorable and "substantial".

Nice work, though.
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Parichayaka said 4295 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
excellent choice of sounds & layering
Thank you so much for taking the time to analyze this piece. That's what I call a thorough review. Great! I can basically agree with all the things you point out. I also appreciate your advice about the genre – I will change it to Ambient as you suggest. Thanks again, Cameron!
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Cori Ander said 4292 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
A really nice tune!
Yes. A really nice tune! Downloaded!

Would be interesting to know a bit more of how you go about working.
Are ju penciling, keyboarding or using ready made loops or what?

Guess people that are more into this can hear the difference, but I
certainly can't ... just that the result is super nice!
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Parichayaka said 4291 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
A really nice tune!
Thank you, Cori! I generally don't use loops ("Solace" is an exception, I guess). I play in all of the instruments with a usb keyboard starting either with percussive instruments or a soundbed, and then I see where the idea takes me! Quite a simple process, really. The tricky part is usally mixing and "calibrating" the instruments, to make them blend and sound real...a problem you will never have!
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
Cori Ander said 4287 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
A really nice tune!
Really impressive result anyway ... (seems like I didnt vote the first time I was
here listening, but I do it now ... (hi)).
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Macaudion said 4287 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Tasty as all get out...
Diggn' everything so far, and now I have expectations when I see your name - Sorry bout that... It's all good though...

Cydniko
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DJPONK said 4283 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
YOU DID IT AGAIN
VERY NICE WORK AGAIN!!!
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said 4261 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Nice tune
Thanks for sharing.
And great playing this song is at my home now.
thats fore shure.

Sincerely
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Skean
paul f. page said 3996 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Happiness
Now I am hypnotized...The rhythms in this number are awesome and so well recorded. One can't help but be taken into your world. I only wish it had been just about 15 or 20 secs. longer...maybe with more of a gradual fade out. But I enjoyed it nevertheless. Nicely mixed, too. It's just wonderful to hear your inventive music and style.
Paul
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Parichayaka said 3995 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Thank you so much...
for this kind comment!! It's really encouraging when an excellent musician like yourself seems to like a piece of music. And with all this encouragement, I'll try to go back into this track and fix up a few things, including making it a little bit longer.
Check out my latest song called we may be dreaming
Char said 3317 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
A small group of children
come outside to play. Wordlessly, they draw on the sidewalk with colored chalk and play hopscotch, amid contented sighs and claps. Maybe, they lie down on the grass and paint pictures in the sky with the drifting clouds. No cares. Paradise! Thank you.
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Name: Parichayaka Hammerl
Location: New York New York USA
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-- My Favorites -- I've been making noise since I was a little kid; piano, drums and other instruments. Later on I focused on everything else but music, until I started learning meditation with Sri Chinmoy, who has also given me a whole new idea... [see more]

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Genre Info
Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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