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Just three tracks: bass, beats and synth but, to my somewhat prejudiced mind, they sound majestic (almost ;-)

Since you responded fairly well to my last post, which was made with loops only, I thought I might slip this one in as well, before the upcoming Space Race Challenge. An Island Reggae Bass loop is played by a Digital Mono synth with several effects (wah, resonance filter); a HipHop Beats loop with Chorus added; and several Court Harpsichord loops (of all things) are played by a basic synth with Modern Prophecy preset.

Like so many other tunes, this one started in one direction and veered off completely, but I like where it ended up so who needs a road map?

The rather nice graphic of a raised fist has no attribution but neither does it have an identity as part of any group (that I know of) and so it serves nicely as a generic symbol for a generic anthem.
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Feter said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
anthem
Wow ..I like the arrangement and the idea on building this song ..too many styles collided here ..pretty interesting project my friend ...well done ..thanks a lot for sharing !!
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Thanks Feter
for enjoying my collision of styles. Nice.
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Char said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
I see
a determined congregation marching for a cause. It remind me of Russian music for some reason. Lyrics, in Russian, like: We will overcome and one day rise...would fit. Love it. Thanks.
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
You'd see anything with those specs
but I'm happy you love it. Eduard agrees with your hearing of a bit of Russian: now I know where the cyrillic characters came from in chat. Cheers.
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Char said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Making
fun of my horn rimmed glasses, huh? It was the 60's and there wasn't much of a choice. ;)
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)

Sure there was: my wife wore pale pink ones!

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sammydix said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
nosy
this whole string bought tears to my eyes. funny!
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ShadowofNine said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
anthem
Some of my fav loops in here, well composed and organized ..nice mix to...
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Well, thanks Dave
for the visit and the compliment.
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drakonis said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
A Minor Anthem
The synths remind me a bit of one of my old Switched-on-Bach albums (a good memory), and the minor-mode march does indeed feel a bit Russian... very cool piece of music here. Of course, this could/should be added upon, you've created a good solid piece of music here. Love the trill.
ttfn,
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
I always get a trill
when my modest efforts are well received. That's probably the bit that gives away the harpsichord origins of this but I love it every time it comes around. Thanks Eduard.
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lavalamp said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Hey
Very well put together. Could be used for a sound track.

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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Sound track to my life
I wish I'd had an anthem like this 20 or 30 years ago: I coulda bin a contender ;-)
Thanks Dave.
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magnatone said 2194 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
anthem
hey rich - what a treat to have something new up from you! you have a terrific touch putting various loop patterns together - this is really good work!
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richard13 said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Hey Karen
Again, my thanks for your continued help and support. I am happy and honored that fine musicians such as you continue to listen to my minor efforts and, more importantly, don't just laugh me out of MJ. Cheers.
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tf10music said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
well, if not
majestic, then certainly very catchy. I really enjoyed the mix. It would be interesting to hear someone rap over this or something. Cool stuff.
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papag said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Raise the hand
I enjoyed your instrumentation and melodies. It got me tapping my toes and singing counter melodies.

thanks for the download :)

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michaeljayklein said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Well done
Very complex but seamless in how it twists and turns and is never off the mark. Great job on this Richard! Thanks for presenting it! Michael
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story_lori said 2193 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Anthem...
Nice composition! I'd LOVE to hear this with traditional instruments (horns and strings)....
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alackbass said 2192 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
anthem
I agree with those hearing the anthemic quality. Effective use of a key change. This piece would also work really well with some traditional orchestration.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2192 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Nice
very cool and solid composition. Nice work Richard, I enjoyed this thoroughly.
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Jarvoid said 2192 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
Oh yes I like this...
very anthemic and not out of place on a 70's album like Yes or Wakeman...and yet still a fresh and pleasing sound ....nice one .

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Symphony101 said 2191 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
They do
sound majestic, a great piece !
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sammydix said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
anthem
that's soul power man! the classical sounding synth threw me and i really liked that touch with the trills--something usually associated with classical instruments. mix that with a modern backing and you have a unique sound.
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gadzooks said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
anthem
It does sound majestic and very much like an anthem. Good arrangement and I love that iconic synth sound. Enjoyed!!
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Moviz said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Great sounds
and very full sounding for only three tracks..... melodically it has a mediaeval lilt in parts, but i can also hear Russian lilts as well, cheers M
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davajonah said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
Hehe!
I like the Island bass line running through this. Sort of "Wendy Carlos meets Robbie Shakespeare at grass roots of baroque!" I really like artists who mix genres/styles - this is very good!
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bud said 2189 days ago (October 24th, 2011)
March on my friend
and more will follow. It only takes one to start - two to follow - and three to...I have no idea where I'm going with this line. Anyway - cool arrangement.
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H3nry said 2189 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Strangely hypnotic
Curious mix of this-n-that. Like a goulash of leftovers that comes together really well. It holds up to repeated playing, doesn't sound like anything else, and yet sounds kind of familiar. Nice balance and mix, too.
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Soundhound said 2188 days ago (October 25th, 2011)
Nice 1.....
Haven't heard that in a while......
Disco classical...........

Well done.....
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DWL said 2182 days ago (October 31st, 2011)
Majestic
great choice of sounds.

And a Wendy Carlos influence perhaps?

Cheers

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