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Ambient Guitar Chill


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Parichayaka

 Genre: Ambient

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Remember when they came out with Garageband and for the first time a synth guitar sounded remotely like a real guitar? I had taken a long break from computer music after playing around on my Amiga 500 as a teenager (SoundTracker - anyone?), but when I heard about garageband being free, I became interested again. So this was the first song I was happy with. I believe there are 1 or 2 modified drum loops in there somewhere, the rest is played in. Back then I didn't have any JamPacks - all original GB sweetness.

I apologize for posting an older song here, but I came across this one a few days ago, and thought it wasn't all bad. Might as well post something while I'm working on new stuff.

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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007 - 09:19:53 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2009 - 10:50:08 AM Last Played: May 28, 2017 - 04:00:59 PM
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Enrique Gil said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Wonderful!
That is my problem and something I don't know how to do. You are able to use GB and create professional sounds. The melody is calming and relaxing, and gives me an incentive to keep trying. I really enjoyed it!
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Parichayaka said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Thank you!
A musician with your talent will never have to worry about programming skills. How many of us would give a lot to be able to play piano like you!
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futzpucker said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
This is an old song?
It may be old, but it's just more evidence of your great talent. Your arrangements are completely engaging and utterly professional, and your composing is likewise very high-level. I enjoy your music very much.

You keep making 'em, I'll keep downloading 'em. Do we have a deal?
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Parichayaka said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
What a nice comment...
I guess it was late 2004 when I finally got my hands on GB. Regarding your generous comment, let me just say that I already downloaded most of your tracks and you are on my top list, and there is a lot of music on my ipod! Thanks again, Patrick, your encouragement is priceless!
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Roxylee said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Wow...
Really cool. I love the rhythmn and the way you put all the instruments together, very professional sounding. Some chord changes remind me of the opening song of the "House" tv show.
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Parichayaka said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Teardrop?
...one of my favourite Massive Attack songs. Thanks for stopping by, Caroline!
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Parichayaka said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Whoops!
Sorry, Roxanne, to call you the wrong name! Wish I had a brain that actually works ;)
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Roxylee said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
:-) That's OK
I take that as a compliment. :-) You are a great composer, and thank you for letting me know the name of the artist who created that theme song.

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I love this place!
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MissChaos said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
your signature
This has your signature style. I'm not sure how to catagorize it or articulate that, other than to say "It sounds like you!". Fantastic what you can pull off with the original GB software instruments. My first GB song uses the classical guitar; something about it I guess. I remember thinking, "wow, this ain't half bad!"

I also hear certain chord progressions from Fathomless. Is that a coincidence? I love what you do with percussion. It's integrated so well, it never sounds like an afterthought. Bravo for this one.
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Parichayaka said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Thanks a lot...
Really appreciate your comments! I was surprised when you mentioned "Fathomless", but I checked and some chord progressions are very similar. Good catch! It's an interesting thing with the "signature" style, and it's one of the reasons why I'll always check your account for new posts:)
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echoroom said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Calm drama
This is lovely work - a really chilled feel to it, but the string melody adds a sense of drama that helps pull you along into the track. Frankly, the production on this is stunning - creating this in garageband is really impressive (I had to move up to Logic to create something that sounded nearly as polished as this).
Great structure with lovely little changes .... you certainly don't need to apologise for posting this!

Steve
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Parichayaka said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Calm drama
Until now I only posted projects I was working on, so this post is somewhat an exception. But thanks so much for taking your time to listen! I'm getting more and more curious about Logic though...hmm
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burtonger said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Curious about Logic ?
I have just purchased Logic Pro 7, I already have Logic Express7.1.1 and Pro Tools le 6.9.2 which I really haven't used that much yet.
I had been doing my research on Logic Pro and it is I think really worth all the fantastic extras,but have not received my disk as of yet, it may arrive today ? Wooooooow
But it is more complex and a bigger learning curve I have heard from friends that had spent $1000 on personal tutoring.
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Parichayaka said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Wow!
And for Garageband, to this day, I didn't have to read the help manual even. I'm starting to feel the limitations though (tempo changes, etc...). Thanks a lot for the info and let me know what you think about the Logic Pro version!
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Henke said 3798 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
You are the Man!
I have actually been looking for new songs from you lately so this was a great treat! One of my "heroes" of this site for sure! Great music, so well produced. I hope to learn som of the subtleties of GB from my brother soon (he is a trained, if not active, electro acoustic musician. I believe there is a rather famous studio for that stuff in Stockholm!) This is a sure favorite and downloaded like the rest of your songs. I'll have it repeat while playing a bit of Civilization... Huge THANKS!
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Parichayaka said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
!
That's extremely nice of you. Your enthusiasm means a lot to me. Can't wait to hear what you and your brother will come up with! Needless to say, in case there is anything you want to know about GB I'll be more than happy to share whatever little I know.
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burtonger said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Very good job as usual
I always love your ears and mixes and it amazes me that you only use GB !
Very tasteful concepts and performances, do you think Sri and spirituality helps that much?
I feel my soul is richer from my Transcendental meditation, never mind the awareness it brings into life in general, not just musical or creativity.
Narada Micheal Walden has always been one of my favorite drummers and artists and he does attribute quite a bit to Sri N, so I may need to look into him a little deeper and do some research.
Please contact me, if you please, for I may have some good tv soundtrack work coming up soon and we may be able to acquire some material benefit from our creativity.
Your creations are always a pleasure to experience.
Burton
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Parichayaka said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Thanks Burt
At least to me inspiration is tremendously important, especially with music. And anything that makes me value the good things in life even more, I'll appreciate. So to answer your question - definitely yes. Regarding your offer, to be honest I've never even considered doing anything commercial, but I'm always grateful for new opportunities. Thanks for your interest and generous comment.
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caroline said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
lovely, soothing mixture
of sounds - just perfect before i put my head down on the pil..... zzz zzz zzz - teehee - thank you x
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Parichayaka said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
good night
and thanks for the visit! I do wonder at times, how we ordinary people can live without your sense of humor...but then again, we can go to your page, listen and learn :)
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perceptualvortex said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
This is fantastic
I totally dig this, by the way :)
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Parichayaka said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
glad you dug
and this coming from the man with the most recognizable name on the internet...thanks!! btw - can't wait for an extended version of E.P. Seriously.
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Ed Hannifin said 3797 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
This sounds terrific, Parichayaka...
It's got life to it... very human in feel... and a nice mix of textures in the instruments... Well mixed, with no sense of congestion in any frequency range...

I love that classical guitar sound...

This really feels like a piece of music... it does not feel like something thrown together, or formulaic...

It is simply very nice to listen to....

Off to the iPod she goes....

Ed
Parichayaka said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
You have not idea...
how much I appreciate your comment! Thank you Ed, very kind of you.
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Bowman said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Mellow soulful...
quality to this piece. Been a while since we heard new material from you. That this isn't your latest doesn%u2019t make it less of a satisfying listen.
Like you I%u2019m still using only GB and it's encouraging to hear such wonderful work being done with it. Great to have you back again Parichayaka.
-Bowman

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Bowman said 3797 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Mellow soulful...
quality to this piece. Been a while since we heard new material from you. That this isn't your latest doesn't make it less of a satisfying listen.
Like you I'm still using only GB and it's encouraging to hear such wonderful work being done with it. Great to have you back again Parichayaka.
-Bowman

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Parichayaka said 3796 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Good to be back!
Always glad to see that you stopped by. And thanks for the nice comment!
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said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Wow!
Beautiful arrangement. You really got an authentic guitar sound out of that synth! The tune has an "epic" feel. Expansive...like a cloudless sky at midday. Yes....gorgeous!

Be well!

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Parichayaka said 3795 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Wow!
That's a great comparison! Thanks a lot.
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Macaudion said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Awww...
Beautiful! You seem to always put together the most interesting music. And it always scratches an itch.

Very sophisticated. I'm gonna be like you when I grow up...

Thank you! Macca
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Parichayaka said 3795 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Hey!
That's my line! Seriously though - I'm glad I can return the compliment - just started listening to your music and I'm sincerely impressed!
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eanbardsley said 3796 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Really beautiful...
such a nice ambience you have created here, very reflective, very much the magical aspect of the human mind mirroring the divine, is how I feel.
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Parichayaka said 3795 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
What a comment!
...and even if I don't deserve what you're saying, what a beautiful thought to contemplate!
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Mcboy said 3796 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
nicely crafted........
rhythmically shaped to perfection......that is a tricky thing to do ...to create changing musical shapes without being monotonous......choice of sounds were spot on.....kool!
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Parichayaka said 3795 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Thanks for listening!
Kudos again for your K4B! From now on I shall humbly address you as "Master of Collaborations".
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said 3796 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
WELL DONE
you've got a great ear for putting together elements that compliment each other in an interesting way. i liked the spots with minimal stuff going on, too - you've structured this beautifully to keep the listener's ear at your command - i know mine is. LIKE IT! anne
Parichayaka said 3794 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
minimal stuff
Thanks for the very nice comment!
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pengui said 3795 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
Amazing Production
Your studio must look like an airplane cockpit. Nice playing as well.
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Parichayaka said 3792 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Thank you!
I whish...however I AM the owner of a $99 midi keyboard.
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guitapick said 3795 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
I'm GLAD you used an older song...
...because I've done the same and am considering doing it again with some electric work I've done.

Listening to this tune freed my mind during a stressful moment. Thanks. I love the builds and falls. Very subtle changes. Nice piece.
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Parichayaka said 3792 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
That's great. Thanks!
Happy it made you fell a little better, even for a moment. That alone would make this post worthwhile!
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Komrade K said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Music to light scented candles to!
Opulent with sensual washes of melody...quite lovely. This is very skilled work - you've delivered a professional sounding and finely detailed production job. Hats off to you sir!

KK
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Parichayaka said 3791 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
So glad...
...you commented. I haven't checked out your music for months! Catching up now. Thanks for listening, really appreciate your comment.
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moorlandt said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
a pro track
Brilliantly balanced piece of music this is. Everything fits like a glove, feels like there would be no other way to place every note and instrument. Yet though, this is not predicable or boring in any way. Just the opposite: an extremely enjoyable track of which I put the time slider to the beginning again twice. A pro composition.

- Walter
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Parichayaka said 3791 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
Danke!
Such a generous comment, one day I'll try to make a song that actually deserves your words of praise!
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ktb said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
luvin the rhodes
thats so full, so phat. what a great set of ears you have Parichayaka. simply a beautiful remarkably produced track. windham hill would do well to add you to the roster. just the right ambient verb and rotation of leading instruments. I am a huge flanged/phaser rhodes guy to the point where my friends tease me about it. I say flange and flange proud. Never enuf. Nice work
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Parichayaka said 3791 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
What a comment!
I wouldn't know the first thing about trying to promote my stuff to a recording label. But thanks for the tip, at least I'll find some good music there! Oh, and nobody in this vast world should be teased about loving flanging phaser rhodes. It just wouldn't be right.
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MarkOne said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Seriously impressed!!
Ever since I heard 'Fathomless' when I first stumbled across this site, I've been really impressed with your musical ability. As has already been said in all the comments above, your content is inspiring and production clean and professional - well done! And thanks for sharing. I've only been around for a few weeks but its great to have somewhere to share your music - with people who appreciate music and the hard graft that goes into making it! And being able to hear compositions like yours is inspiring - thanks again.

Mark
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Parichayaka said 3791 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
Seriously nice!
Thanks very much! Happy to hear that you're also working on soundtrack music. Great! Big thanks to the MacJams community indeed, and to kind people like yourself, of course.
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blaky smith said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Excellent !
I really enjoyed it. My English language is too limited to explain all my feeling about your music, I just want to say this is a very beautiful track, an excellent production which is evidence of a great talent. Bravo...
Marc
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Parichayaka said 3790 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Merci beaucoup
Can say all those good things about your music too, thanks Marc!
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j2morrow said 3794 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Sweeeet!
Beautiful job, man. Nice flow to the song and great choice of instruments. This is rich stuff.
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Parichayaka said 3790 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Thanks!
I couldn't resist checking out your website, JT - excellent work! - for anyone else actually reading this, here's a treat: www.jtmorrow.com/pages/Hum%20samples/Hum02.html
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musichead said 3794 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
yes
right off I was impressed with the guitar. Then the keyboards had me as well. I really need to listen to more of your work!!!!
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Parichayaka said 3790 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
yes
Thanks for stopping by. Really liked your Neil Young song!
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Cameron said 3793 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
it's AMAZING...
...that you have created this very polished, rich and deep-sounding mix in the original GB!

This piece demonstrates vividly that it's not necessarily the tools themselves, but how one USES them.

I have always been impressed with your choice of sounds and how you combine them. You have a very intuitive, imaginative musical ear, and you communicate this "language" very clearly and effectively to the listener.

This is why so many people identify strongly with your music, and this truly is all that ANY of us music-creators can really hope for! (Just look at all those downloads, which proves my point. That's great.)

Thanks for sharing this early gem. It certainly doesn't matter when it was created -- it is excellent by any standard -- but it *IS* indeed amazing that you did it on the first version of GB.
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Parichayaka said 3789 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
priceless...
You always choose the nicest words of encouragment. Thank you so much for taking your time! Really means a lot to me.
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Scott Carmichael said 3793 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Moving
The composition is emotional & moving... such a great sense of drama, and anticipation.. exellent work here... very rich & lush and constantly flowing, musically morfing... never getting monotonous
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Parichayaka said 3789 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Thank you Scott!
I have a habit of listening to the music of generous co-MJs who leave a comment, and boy was I impressed by your musical talent!! Your Christmas song is truly stunning. Makes me appreciate your kind comment even more.
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Alannah said 3793 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
Once again ...
... I have come so late to the party that all the "good comments" have already been said and I just come off with some cheap imitation plagerized (I know I spelled that wrong) .... from an earlier comment made by someone else ... it's easy to see why this one has a huge fan list - fabulous sound. Some very nice deep and rich textures throughout. I just made it download number 43.
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Parichayaka said 3789 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Thanks!
...for listening! And for the nice comment too!
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composerclark said 3792 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
lovely
Very soothing and engaging; excellent job here. I am very impressed (extremely impressed!) by the realism of the guitar... it's really quite amazing. You deserve all the high marks you've been getting.
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Parichayaka said 3789 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Coming from you...
Now, even if you had said something like "almost tolerable", "close to average" or anything really - I would have fully accepted that. That's how much respect I have for your music:) Your students must feel really lucky to have you as their music teacher! And yes, the guitar in GB is the one instrument I have not had to tweak at all, they got it just right.
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LWinston said 3792 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
Wow...
....this may be old to you but, it's new to whomever is hearing it for the first time....like me. This is quite good. My tracks tend to be a lot more intricate but, I love clean, crystal clear productions like this one. Excellent job.

At present, I'm doing a remix for some guy in France but, on my next new creation, I'm gonna try to make something as good as this.
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racerat said 3792 days ago (February 3rd, 2007)
transitions
The transitions in movements driven by the drums passages and changes are what make this song cool for me. There is a little too much stereo panning in the guitar IMHO. I found it a little distracting. But the mood is all there. fanned and downloaded....
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VicDiesel said 3792 days ago (February 4th, 2007)
Convincing
This is a great sounding piece, and until I read your description it didn't occur to me that the guitar was not real. Yes, it is pretty amazing what you can do with software these days.

Nice playing and programming/selection of sounds.

Just one question. Why does that electronic piano start with such a plop? Take the very first chord. Also that piano that comes in at about 1/3. Those two chords (they have a bass drum under them?), their attack is strange. Are you going overboard with a compressor?

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Einarus said 3789 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Not about the software, apparently
I see old software isn't an obstacle for you. It's really amazing you've created such a professional sound with the original GB. I mean, I can't get my orchestral pieces to sound nearly this nice in Logic Pro... makes you wonder where that money went...
Anyway - this, like - well - all of your other tracks, is really good. I just love the cinematic feel to it all. Yet, it works perfectly on its own.

I bow before Thee.

-Einar S.
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haribo said 3783 days ago (February 12th, 2007)
majestic
this is very wide, spectacular.. especially the string and the synth.. i feel like the mayor of simcity looking down the wide isometric view.. in fact this is far more meditative and energising than that of simcity.. such liberating sounds / arrangement.

thank you for sharing this track. greately appreciated
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alexweiler said 3781 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
fortunate liason
Good to know this freely available program in your talented hands. I attach and echo, saying it's unbelievable, what you pump from GB. In your case it's more than worth thinking about upgrading to Logic ... but nevertheless this stuff sounds already aboslutely professional. I'm a fan.
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NienteProject said 3778 days ago (February 18th, 2007)
thoroughly impressed
I love your chord sorcery on this track. Impecable work, somewhat haunting, and definitely inspiring. I'm thoroughly Impressed!
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Girk said 3729 days ago (April 7th, 2007)
So zen...
I gave it a TEN!

I'd love to lay down a few real guitars for sure. I love the voicings on the synths, but most of all, the huge chorus chord progression. Uplifting like Nightmares On Wax "Smokers Delight". Kind regards, Girk
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baki said 3717 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
you...
are the discovery of the month for me man. another great tune. i like the new one (Way Out Somewhere) better, but this one also rocks. you got yourself a fan. thanks and keep it up!
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said 3717 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
sweet!
this is great!
Scorpjammer said 3581 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Diverse and Delicious!
Muy delicioso, P!

One spaciously super groove!

Your work is celestial and terrestrial!

I'm not going to ask you how you do it.

I just want to say, "Thanks for the ride, rocketman!"
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said 3581 days ago (September 3rd, 2007)
Nice sounds
Well done
AJerkin_Progress said 2895 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
One of my FAVORITES!
I LOVE this Par. Great flow. Up Lifting. Sparkeling. Audio Magic! On to the iPod you go.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2895 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
yo
dont apologise for old songs, music is music. Personally i like to see older stuff from people, it shows how much they, as well as technology has elevated.

cool track i liked the atmosphere. very energetic with an almost enlightening vibe to it. what was it they say? oh yea, they dont make em like they used 2 :P good track
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
P
Old or new, talent is talent. I think if we only had tin cans and a cassette recorder, you would still have us saying "How does he do it?" Very nice, and true to your other pieces, it takes one on a journey.
Stephen
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