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VicDiesel

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Trying out various new toys: Stylus RMX, Independence Pro, and a Camphorwood (native american) flute....
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Uploaded: Jan 03, 2011 - 10:26:14 PM
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2011 - 12:33:47 AM Last Played: Mar 24, 2017 - 03:15:53 AM
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Corporal Beef said 2512 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
GIven the Title...
...the picture is a little disturbing (unless that's you, in which case it's a fine picture). =) A great blend of instrumentation here. i love hearing songs that use unlikely combinations of instruments. You make this one work well. I also like the interplay between the flute and the "lead" synth.
Thanks for posting.
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fasteddie said 2512 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Camphorwood flute
This is really outstanding in all aspects.

Both the production and playing are exceptionally good.

My favorite parts are the rapid arpeggios with the flute. That is very gripping, at least to me. The long scales are nicely done as well which shows that you have some really great skill at this instrument.

The room and reverbe on the flute seems to make the notes hang for a bit. That is a cool effect.

The bass stands out nicely too; it keeps a very nice groove driving the song.

I'm glad that I dropped by.
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Char said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
This is
achingly lovely. You are such a master, Vic. What a gift! Thank you.
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Symphony101 said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Beautiful
I loved the groove and the way the song was built, a great listen !
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davisamerica said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
your new toys
sound fantastic......
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davisamerica2 said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
I took this in with an eagerness
Lately, I've been thinking about your playing, which I got to experience down in Texas, and I wish all our fellow MacJammers could see you play. You have a special gift, Victor. This music here is more proof of that. I have a tune I'd like you to hear, and hopefully, if you have the time and interest, you'll throw a few crumbs my way. This is a keeper. Thanks for the D/L. Peace. Terry
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magnatone said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Tie me ..... um .... etc
this is GORGEOUS vic! wowzers - insta D/L and thanks!
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michael2 said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
always
enjoy your eclectic mix of electronics and indigenous instruments. the percussion sounds great, was that independence?
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VicDiesel said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Percussion
The drums are Stylus RMX, the (somewhat subtle) tablas are a soundfont. I should really have done those from Independence. As it is, Independence is supplying a bunch of guitars (only in the beginning) various strings, acoustic and electric pianos, flutes, oboes, french horns and trombones. I'm particularly pleased with the winds section.
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Soundhound said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
It's pretty ...
Good.... But I for one think that the flute is way to spiritual for this
type of music....
Your talent in playing is very tasteful, I must say but it's like trying
to fit a round peg into a square hole....
That's just me being part Native American..... And that may mean nothing to most....

Peace....

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VicDiesel said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Where no flute has gone before.
I really appreciate your honest comments. I have a bunch of tracks with Native American flutes (go to my profile page and you find a link to my CD) which are more traditional, though still a bit beyond Nakai and such.

This is the first track with a NAF that I didn't put in the Native American category. As I was uploading it I realized "This can no longer be considered as having anything to do with Native American music; this is simply a Victor track played on a Native flute". If I tell you that I had a pang of conscience, will you let me keep this track?

And Native American culture does have a meaning for me. Considering that the history of the Native Americans is one continuous disgrace on the Spanish/English/French/Germans/whoever settled in North America, in general I try to maintain a healthy respect for that culture. Even this track was not meant disrespectfully.

Ok?
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elektronix said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Great
Great how the song develops, I love the rhythm. It is a kind of laid back and going forward at the same time.
And the flute is fantastic...
Difficult to play?

Thank you for sharing!

Greetings,
Bernd
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VicDiesel said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
difficult....
The Native American flute is a very limited instrument: ranger barely over an octave, and feels happiest when it's playing pentatonically. I'm slowly working on working beyond those limitations. I think it came out fairly nicely in this case.
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alackbass said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Tie me up, tie me down
Of course the flute is the star, but I couldn't help but think you were doing a little Mick Karn tribute with those bass lines!
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crissew said 2512 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Stylus RMX
is an awesome piece o software. It was used a lot on my pop version of "Unable". I want to get it soon. This piece is great. You are jammin at the end there. Wow, some serious chops. Such a peaceful sound that instrument makes. Soothing. Love this. No brainer download. One of your best. love that stuff on the flute. seriously!
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Sigmund said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Tie me up
You did a great job with this, Vic. Some really superb flute performances here. I really like the downtempo feel, with the organic instruments - very nice job! Enjoyed - thanks!
Sig
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jiguma said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Nice one Vic
This sounds really good - I'd like to hear something more traditional with just this flute sometime, but this is very interesting too. Terrific production.
Cheers,
Neil
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VicDiesel said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
traditional
Well, I have a CD's worth of (somewhat) more traditional flute music. I don't really consider this track to be "native american flute music". More "music with a native american flute....

But yeah, I should balance this out with something slightly more traditional.
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Carrie71 said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Tie Me up, tie me down
Amazing!
chinaman2 said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
nicely done
I like the timbre of the flute. it gives the tune a new age feel. I dont know if thats what you were going for but it sounds pretty good in my ears.
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hackneybloke said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
tie
the opening reminds me of that cool sade chick. and then we're in with the flute. LOVELY. really cool and hypnotic riffs.
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Joanna said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
VicDiesel
Gorgeous flute! It melted my stress. Wonderful song.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
tie me up tie me down
love the soft synths. the build up of sound as the tune progresses is great. cheers graham
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mvh9591 said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Very Nice_____
Sounds great Victor.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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sschedra said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Vic
Peaceful and pretty. The flute playing is to die for. Jazzy, yet it has the haunting ethnic native tones that lead you to that contemplative erie realm of the soul. I am picturing a car zooming through a desert setting.
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lholden said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Gripping
What a fantastic blend of instruments. The bass keeps such a nice groove throughout and the other instruments are so well done. Very good and an enjoyable listen. Well done.
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867-5309 said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
referal
this is nice - I am forwarding this link
to holly rang - in minnesota - a flautist -
if this is o.k. - the swinging rhythm -
like this - seems to be too often - not considered - lately - out of this world cool - it is - glad you used this rhythmic style as accompaniment - that four minute mark is great - thanks for that forum referal -
stuff like this is always too short -
a + catalyst along with my granulated ginger
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TERRAPLANE said 2511 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
INTOXICATION
IN a good way ,, amazing how you use those new toys! thanks,,T
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papag said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Beauti-wood
So many high points in this song. Sweet, thanks for the dl :)
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jdholliday said 2510 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
my fav of yours to date!
this is awesome! Love the bass line and the flute is amazing, great production, a fantastic listen!
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Vic Holman said 2509 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
well tie my shoe laces
this is great Vic. wonderful interplay between the backing music and the flute. i should say that the flute solo work is exceptional and you really sound like you are in the zone here.
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Jarvoid said 2509 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
I do like to hear
instruments taken out of their comfort zone and stretched into performing that is probably not suited to their nature but made to work by a combination of talented playing and understanding of the instrument and its origins.Great job on this and did you not get a little light headed from the camphor wood fumes.....my mother has a forty odd year old camphorwood chest from Singapore and it is powerful enough to clear your sinusses when you open it up...great smell.

Anyhoo,great work,Cheers


Jarvo
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Bob Rodgers said 2509 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
A
wonderful song, loved the bass line, flows so good making a nice laid back groove. The sound of the flute is beautiful and very tastefully played, I'm nicely relaxed now after hearing this, very much enjoyed.
Thanks for the download.

Bob
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guitapick said 2508 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Love the flute...
...with a nice backdrop to improv over. Great listen, Vic. Thanks.
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richard13 said 2507 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Very nicely done Vic
I guess I didn't realize before that NAFs are only allowed to play NA music. That's too bad 'cause this is a superb piece and it would be a shame if we couldn't hear any more like this.
Cheers.
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rok41 said 2507 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
Vic
This is very cool, the flute gives it a new age feel. You have done a great job with the quality of your sounds, keys, drums, bass - all sound warm.
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Dadai.2 said 2507 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
The flute stars...
... In this atmospheric, haunting tune.

Nice new toys.

Jack
bud said 2506 days ago (January 9th, 2011)
A very fine tune Vic
great bed for your magic flute. Wait - that didn't sound right. You get the idea.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2506 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Nice jam
Lovely floaty sounds over a wash of synth - a combination which is always in danger of sounding bland - but you've navigated your way around that particular obstacle with the sheer variety of improv. Is it all one take? I like the breath at the end - like at the end of Beyonce's Single ladies video!!! Great.
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VicDiesel said 2506 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
breath
Thanks for the compliments. The improvisation is a couple of solos glued together. Some stretches are longer, others shorter. That breath was unintended, but when I heard it I decided to keep it. It's like I'm saying "phew! that's over!"
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2500 days ago (January 16th, 2011)
This has...
... a very spacey AND natural feel to it, if that makes sense. I don't know why but it brings MJ artist 'legato' to mind. There's a jazz fusion touch here; I can hear some slick guitar licks along your flute melody. I dig the high quality of your work, Vic! :)
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tonestones said 2493 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Beautiful flute
Man, I love the sound of that flute. Excellent tone.
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yrp said 2492 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
Fine groove
I was even imagining sade about to start singing at any time in the tune.It would fit perfectly with her voice.
It´s already nice as it it.But I think it would be even nicer.I like to imagine that.Thanks for making my imagination flow....
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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