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Hello, Newman - LIOLI #9


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Here's my little LIOLI #9 composition. It's my first LIOLI and I had a lot of fun doing it.

I gave it the title Hello, Newman because something about it, the arpeggio mostly, reminded me of Thomas Newman's (one of my faves) film music from the early 80s. Not comparing myself to him at all, certainly, but it just gave me that vibe. Plus, I figured it would make a nice tribute to someone I admire.:)
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Comments: 77
Fans: 32
Plays: 315
Downloads: 100

Uploaded: Aug 21, 2009 - 08:50:33 AM
Last Updated: May 23, 2011 - 09:09:18 PM Last Played: Mar 23, 2017 - 06:41:01 PM
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Skean said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Nice first take
You've done great, a very nice song... Easy listening, I like it as I download it, thanks.

Take care
Kenta
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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks,
Kenta. Glad you found it download-worthy.:)
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DeputyDoofy said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Kinda Spacey
NO. I didn't say Kevin Spacey! lol
What was I talking about again? Oh yes. This tune. Very nice use of the loop, though the music built on the loop is excellent! :)
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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thank You,
Mr. Deputy, sir. You've always been very kind and supportive, even from the early days at iComp. Thanks again.:)
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said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
film score, indeed
Andy, it is fun - and hearing everyone's take is fun as well. You did a great job with this one, thanks.

. - Harold
maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks, Harold!
Yep, I'm in the process of making my way through all the other entries.
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MarkHolbrook said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
The running theme
I picture a secret agent running, sneaking around building then spying a pretty girl in need of assistance... you get the picture!!!

This is great! Nice nice work Andy!
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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
:D
Thanks, bruh!
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drakonis said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
he came, he looped
Andy did it! L(i)OL(i)! Nice way to tame a wayward loop. Newman... I thought you meant RANDY Newman... :)


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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Danke,
drak! Nope! He's just the cousin. Me, I'd take Thomas's brother David over Randy anytime! Although, The Natural IS a mighty fine score.
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awigze said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
diggin this
Great job Andy, it has a nice groove, barely even recognize the loop due to all the great melodies you have working there...
Andy2
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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Much...
...appreciated, Andy(2). I know, for many, the impulse would be to take a loop like this and make it a kind of techno-ey thing, but I always try to pretty things up and make them a little more melodic--which I guess I owe to my lifelong love affair with film music.:)

AndyMax
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michael2 said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
hey
nice use of delay to mix up that loop. i like all of the pads that sound slightly dissonant as well, and that accordion part is great. i could see this being performed by a one man band on a subway platform in Paris. thanks for the mini-vacation.
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maxruehl said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Merci Beauloop, Michel!
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I rather liked when the loop sort of melted into the mix and disappeared. I guess it's because I've always felt like "loop" was a dirty word. When I first started at iComp I posted two loop-only pieces and I took the criticism pretty hard. From then on a strove to keep loop use to a minimum. Nice for a change to have loop use encouraged.:)
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davajonah said 3036 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Wowser!
Great stuff! Really rich and deep. This is well cool. One to download.
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks
Dave, I'm really pleased that you liked it enough for a DL.:)
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sschedra said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Andy
I like where you went with this. Its unusual and very intriguing musically. Moody with a hidden little edge. Nice.
Stephen
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
:)
Much appreciated, Stephen. Thank you.:)
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Diviner said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Good additon to the LIOLI family
Welcome to the LIOLI family, good to see you got the bug. A unique composition here that I liked. Good to hear a different take on the loop. Nice one.
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks,
Keith. I'm proud to be a part of the family.:)
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sloparts said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Whoa Andy, this is stellar my friend.
Love the way you started it up kind of slowly and then when you brought in those horns and synths. man it's great. Very nice sound bed and very musical.

Kudos Andy,

Ed
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thank You, Ed.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, considering I wasn't really taking it very seriously (at first anyway). I'm glad you liked how it turned out, too.:)
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magnatone said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Newman
wow AndyMax - this is VERY VERY cool! great job - i'm totally impressed!
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks, Karen!
I'm impressed that you're impressed!:)
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sheilad said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
this starts out
a lot like mine but then gets incredible! I guess you figured this game out....Love it.... great job AndyMax!!
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Finally, A Comment!
Now I can breathe again.:P I'm happy that you liked it.:)
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sheilad said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
a comment
and I FAVED!!!! B-R-E-A-T-H-E!!!! (did you fave me or should I hold my breath now???)
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
I assure you...
...it was just an unfortunate oversight! It has been rectified! (Oh wait, that sounds nastEH!) :P
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Parichayaka said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
dude!
Great mix! Cool beat, especially in the beginning when you introduce the various elements. The whole track has a lively, soothing and enjoyable feel to it. Like it!
And the artwork - awesome. Can't get over the expression in their faces...tribute: nailed.
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks, Pari :)
I'm pleased that you liked it, especially since your work means so much to me. Thanks again.:)
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filmscoremike said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Well done!
Interesting concoction of sounds. Woodwinds, piano, electric guitar, synth elements, choir... Enjoyed hearing it all come together.
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maxruehl said 3035 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks, Mike!
I appreciate it.:)
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announcer said 3035 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Just When I thought
I had heard enough of this loop you took the basic loop and warped it just enough to breathe new live in it. Nice layers over the rhythm.
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maxruehl said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Thanks, Bill.
I spent the more time than I ever had before in trying to layer this and get the balance right. It certainly could be better, but I took it as far as my current skill level allowed.:)
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SISTERS said 3035 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
sweet strings
i like the way those opening strings keep wending their way downward against the loop - you've got some really fine audio choices sharing space in unconventional ways. enjoyed the listen!
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maxruehl said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Thanks for listening, Anne!
And thank you for the nice comment.:)
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mr_mordenus said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Fascinating
the different places you take this with the mood and feel, without drastic changes in the instrumentation. Excellent composition and arranging, love the ease you seem to have in playing with the flow. And all from that crazy loop? Genius. Demented Genius.
maxruehl said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Mr. M
Thanks very much for the flattering comment. I'm not used to it, so you'll have to excuse me if I'm a little taken aback.:) I have what most (including myself) would consider a limited skill set, but I try to make the most of what I have. I'm really pleased that you liked it this much. Your comments, and those of everyone else, offer me some much needed validation. It's much appreciated.:)
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richard13 said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Very nice.
Kind of ernest sounding (like serious music) amongst some of the entries which are trying to out "original" each other. Whatever, I like it. Good job.
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maxruehl said 3034 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
I'm happy...
...to hear you liked my particular take on the loop. Thanks very much for listening and sharing your thoughts about it.:)
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Jarvoid said 3034 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Ha Nice On
tres Eighties and cool with it.Good First one ..loopmeister in the wings.....Jarvo
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maxruehl said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks, Chris.
I enjoyed doing it and was pleased that I stumbled into that 80s vibe. Happy to hear you thought it was cool.:)
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Henke said 3034 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
LIOLI GROOVY
Sweet take on this loop with a lot of extra melodies and stuff going on. I like the dynamics - that first bass note is a killer :-) A fun listen. DL'd and I thank you!

/Henke
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maxruehl said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks, Henke.
Happy to hear you liked the little things I had going on in there. Glad you found it download-worthy. You're most welcome.:)
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SmokeyVW said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
those strings are great
you've got lots of cool melodies woven together - the loop works well as the backdrop.

thanks
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maxruehl said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks
for the listen/comment/fave, Bill.:)
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sonnyjim said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Cool consistency
in those synths. Every sound a winner, and every single one of them would scare the hell out of me if I tried to use it well. You've used them all well. Very impressive 80's soundtrack.

Thank you.



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maxruehl said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Thanks, SJ.:)
It's gratifying to hear that you appreciated it.:0
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Slashh! said 3033 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Nice
The beginning reminds me of the EL train scene in the movie Risky Business. Very smooth composition.
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maxruehl said 3032 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Nice
Yeah, that was a cool Tangerine Dream score. Thanks, Slashh!!
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bud said 3033 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Also big Newman fan
Love what you did here - nice choice of voices.
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maxruehl said 3032 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Also big Newman fan
Thanks, bud!
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kassia said 3032 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
newman
i LOVE thomas newman and this is excellent work. great use of the loop. i loved the pitch-bending stuff and nice beats. very well done. cool!
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maxruehl said 3032 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks, Shay.:)
Yeah, Newman's probably my favorite film composer for quite some time. I happy to hear that you liked it.:)
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FEEL said 3031 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
4 a 1st timer
this sounds really nice. The mix is right on. Bits and pieces to keep my attention. Enjoyed.
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scofugate said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Very Nice
I like the soundtrack stuff. It seems my music ends up sound-trackish whether I mean 4 it to or not. This song is put together very well!! Nice use of instruments!!
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maxruehl said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks
Hey, thanks, scofugate. I know what you mean about the soundtrack thing. I'm that way myself.:)
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Kody106 said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
You have
No idea how much i watch seinfeild!!!! Awesome you rule!!!
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maxruehl said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Thanks, Kody!
Yeah, Seinfeld was/is great.:)
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Char said 3030 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
That's very rich and
layered. Perfect for getting on with something, even life, no matter what. Neat. Thanks.
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maxruehl said 3030 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Thank you, Char.
It's been very nice meeting you. Thanks for the sympathetic ear--and for the track listening ear, too.:) I'm happy that you could appreciate it.:)
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Char said 3025 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Yeah,
This was Farkakte! I mean that in the best possible way. At least you don't Suck. You used to, But not any more. Danke.
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awigze said 3025 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Char
always knows just what to say.
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NickFury said 3026 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Nice!
Well composed piece, very smoothe and full, a very nice listen indeed, I like this very much thanks! This kind of stuff is a new journey for me, I just finished a Cinematic tune myself, check it out below.
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gail60 said 3025 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Awesome job!
This sounds terrific. You really took this to another level and I enjoyed every note of it. Kudos to you and your talent!
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maxruehl said 3025 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Thank You, Gail.
I'm pleased to hear that you liked it so much.:)
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MannequinRaces said 3022 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Relaxing
I can close my eyes and see either the sun setting or rising when I hear this. Very nice. The production is very well done.
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maxruehl said 3022 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Thank you, Adam.
I'm pleased that it was so evocative for you.:)
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MannequinRaces said 3021 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Yep
You know you have something good when it evokes visual imagery to go along with the music!
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guitapick said 3021 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
"Neewwwwman..."
...(sneer)...

Nice moves between major and minor...sunlight to shade
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ic42 said 3019 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
speed loop
it is a mixture of beauty and excitement. there is calm. there is impatience. there is serenity and capriciousness. it is a loop of surprises. it is a skillful composition. thank you.
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maxruehl said 3019 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
Thanks so much
for the thoughtful comment. I'm pleased that you found all those contrasting things in my little composition.:)
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Doug Somers said 3013 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Great film music
Lots of action and forward movement suggested by your orchestration and the tasteful way the drum line comes in and out to rebuild momentum with the synths. It sounds a bit like a TV theme for a cop show. Nicely done!

Take care,
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maxruehl said 3013 days ago (September 13th, 2009)
Much Appreciated
Thank you, Doug. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.:)

Best,
Andy
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CraizeeMusic said 1795 days ago (January 12th, 2013)
Cool stuff!
I love it! Lets me know I have a long way to go in my musical development! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks, Marshall!
I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed it. Was nice meeting you in chat the other night--funny we never met before, considering how long we've both been here.:) Thanks again.
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