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Bangalore w/particledots


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bud

 Genre: Ambient

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I recently returned from a 13 day trip filming a project for Accenture about their mentoring programs within challenged communities around the world. We shot in Houston, Texas - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Cape Town, South Africa - and Bangalore, India. Besides a point and shoot camera - I also carried my Zoom H2 digital recorder which I only managed to use in India. Recording out my hotel window in the evening and and before dawn - driving around town - and at the airport in Mumbai.
While I was away Bryn aka particledots dropped a time-stretched kalimba recording in the apod box and it seemed the perfect basis for this recording. Besides the field recordings I also added Tanpura Devi and Tabla Devi (both iPhone apps).
I'm still pretty jet lagged and have no idea how I'll feel about this track later - but for now it's something to do to extend the experience. Here is a link to a flickr stream of photos taken in Bangalore that you may play as a slide show to accompany the music - or not. Most shots were on the fly and many from the hip - as I was there to do a job with no "free" time - so it's an uneven collection.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjonespix/sets/72157625913151124/

Relax and enjoy - the next 9+ minutes.
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Uploaded: Jan 28, 2011 - 04:57:36 PM
Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011 - 05:08:18 PM Last Played: Aug 11, 2017 - 01:58:36 PM
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Carrie71 said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
first
First
bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Can't use the jet lag excuse any more
time to answer the mail. Thanks Carrie fr stopping by - and being first.
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alackbass said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Bangalore w/particledots
What a cool idea and what a great sounding track. In many ways this takes us there more vividly than the photos do! Amazing!
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
The trip was like a dream
very little sleep and constant shooting (video) - I kept my point and shoot handy but only broke out the Zoom on the last two days. Wish I had recorded more.
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Mosaica said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
An atmospheric soundscape
that is really cool to listen to. The perfect accompaniment to photos.
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks
I was hoping to be able to marry the two in Flickr - but not possible. Thanks for taking the time to look and listen.
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SmokeyVW said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
amalgam
i like this. i think you will too after jet lag has faded

it's a deep, dream-like, mixture of elements, an amalgam, of reality

i find it calming and disturbing somehow

thanks
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
You're right Bill
I still like it - or at least there's nothing I could do to change it. It was a moment in time like all the rest.
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Carrie71 said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Bangalore
This is a fantastic listen and the pictures were an added bonus. Thanks for taking me on a journey! Loved it!
bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Hi Carrie
You came back! Thanks for the kind words.
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Vic Holman said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
a miracle in bazaar
a journey to the center of the mind...... great trippy piece Kevin & Bryn.

the sound bytes really add a movie soundtrack feel. you know one of those odd moments where something weird is about to happen
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Something weird IS always happening Vic
Thanks for dropping by and commenting. This piece owes a lot to Bryn's Kalimba bed.
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egobandit said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
glad your back
Some very inviting sounds and textures, love all the comotion in the captured voices, theres allot of chatter in this world, even with the ever shrinking globe its seems the intimacy of life on another part of the globe can go entirely missed! thanks for bringing it to the fore!
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Hi Tim
Glad you stopped by. I have some catching up to do - starting with your tunes.
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michaeljayklein said 2392 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Thanks for the vacation!
A good one to close my eyes to and let my imagination sweep over me---very well done gents, thanks!
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Cheers Michael
Bryn provides a wonderful bed to lie in.
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magnatone said 2392 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Bangalore
oh wow - what a great welcome home gift (for us)! very cool sounds, energy - and the level of creativity i've come to expect from the two of you - thanks guys! (and welcome home bud - really enjoyed the photos!)
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks Karen
This came together in the middle of the night wen sleep was elusive. Glad you liked it.
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Symphony101 said 2392 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Great idea !
This is awesome Kevin, it gives the impression of being there, I enjoyed the experience. Great sounds from Bryn and yourself, great work.
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Hey Yves
so nice of you to stop by. Next up is my trip to the grocery in Brooklyn.
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lavalamp said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Know you had a good time
Interestingly cool piece of audio art.

LL
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bud said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Thanks Dave
the experience was pretty moving.
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RAVENS said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Wow
I can only imagine the amazing journey you had. The people, the cultures, the traditions...Awesome way to capture your experience, this was very interesting to listen to.

RAVEN ;-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
You should
feel good. It really sets a mood and paints a picture! Really cool Kevin! Hope you feel better soon!
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Gaylen75 said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Wow
Hey I thought I commented! Oh well...LOVE THIS.
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tonestones said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Very cool ambient piece
I love it.
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jdholliday said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
Nice!
Well done guys! Evokes great imagery.
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papag said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
on the street
kinda trippy trip man...

thanks for the dl :)


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PeterB7858 said 2391 days ago (January 29th, 2011)
BBBBrilliant...
Bangalore by Bud and Bryn. Brilliant, bazaar bonanza. Hmmm, something funny's happening here. Love the concept and the outcome. Warm regards, Peter.
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guygrooves said 2391 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
This is beyond Cool
You should feel proud.. Bud this is amongst the best of your work. Bryn can have that effect on people.
Peace
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racerat said 2390 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Bangalore
Well, I know how I feel about the track. First, it's a very cool idea to have a slideshow to accompany this sound tapestry. Watching AND listening right now. Second, the music is haunting and the live soundtrack provides a sense of atmosphere and place. The whole thing makes me feel like the world is a very very big place, and I live in a tiny little corner. Just gorgeous.
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Lennon714 said 2390 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Kalimba Stretch
I'm not sure why, but I'm far more interested in the samples knowing you were experiencing them firsthand, rather than being downloaded. After two minutes or so I took you up on the flickr offer and I'm glad I did. When I was just listening to the track my mind was kind of stuck with the image of deep poverty that my sister always tells me about (although she spends most of her time in Mumbai). But you photos told a more rounded version. Both extremes and everything in between. And a No Sleep Till *Brooklyn shirt, too. At least I'm left to assume it was Brooklyn.
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Jarvoid said 2390 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Ahhh Indyah......
Went to Bombay once....it was shut! !

No seriously tho' this is very intersting....not particularly tuneful I think you will concede but a very good tone and sound pastiche giving a very.....uuurm cosmopolitan and yet ancient feel.

I thank you.


Jarvoid

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Jarvoid said 2390 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Ahhh Indyah......
Went to Bombay once....it was shut! !

No seriously tho' this is very intersting....not particularly tuneful I think you will concede but a very good tone and sound pastiche giving a very.....uuurm cosmopolitan and yet ancient feel.

I thank you.


Jarvoid

p.s.after much fannying around I managed to get drop box and Zeppy Collab .Cheers.
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dave_b said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
Bangalore
Cool. Sounds like a sound track for a spy movie before the action heats up.
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davisamerica said 2389 days ago (January 31st, 2011)
tour
de force for the ears and mind ... welcome home Kevin.
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ShadowofNine said 2386 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
A tour de force
Excellent travel log, placed me right at the scene...
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ted23 said 2386 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
9m
Love the first half so I'm fanning the tune on that basis. I'll be back later for the second half... I'm sure I won't have to de-fan it unless it becomes all eurovision :)
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Hickling_Stan said 2386 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Works superbly
playing this along with the slide show. In fact it enhances both! really enjoyed something different. Cheers Mark
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paul f. page said 2386 days ago (February 3rd, 2011)
Realism...
...You have definitely captured that here, Bud. I am always amazed by the range of your imagination and your ability to use so many "toys" to capture what you are experiencing. Cool track.
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Bob6stringer said 2385 days ago (February 4th, 2011)
Happy trails to you!
I O.D. on Fripp and Eno years ago and swore-ff "ambient" music, but I'm glad I checked this out. Amazing how far good, small audio technology has come in the last decade. Glad the two worlds of voice and music came together here. Hope your travels continue, safely.
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lengold said 2385 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
Thanks for
that Kevin, coupled with the great pictures made me feel as if I was there.
Cheers
Len

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ste said 2384 days ago (February 5th, 2011)
this is the second
particle dots inspired tune i've listened to in the last 10 mins. This one is great, too. sounds jet lagged. love it
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awigze said 2381 days ago (February 8th, 2011)
Kevin
love the ambient sounds. This is superb.
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jiguma said 2380 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Fascinating
Really enjoying looking at your photos while listening Kevin. The rose petals shot is fantastic, the rest all interesting as well. Your music/ambient track adds so much to the pics without being in any way intrusive.
Looks like you had a very interesting tims.
N
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lholden said 2373 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Loved the ambiance
This is a very interesting tune, Kevin. I love music with 'real' sounds intermixed. Thanks for sharing!
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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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