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I find it hard to make an instrumental because I always want to sing. Nothing preconceived ... started recording a repetitive piano riff which then was joined by a bass and drums guitar keys and it grew and metamorphosized. Looking for honest criticism .... thanks!
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Philip18 said 2127 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Magnificent guitar playing. The tones. The lines. The split between left and right channel for the two guitar lines. Everything! I must admit the drums are not my favourite sound - but I think this is a bit of personal taste. My wife loves the drums in the CBS show "Without a Trace", I don't, and the sound here reminds me a bit of them. But I think this would be great as a theme for a TV show, or music to run over the credits for a movie. Excellent work, Stan!
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neilh79 said 2127 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Its hard to criticise this as everything is down to personal taste! The musical styling hits the genre on the money, great musicality as always. For me possibly the drum loops are a bit loud, but its personal taste, great job, love that guitar!
Soundhound said 2127 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
And I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing at the title it's perfect.....
This is just how you do it my man, this is how all the best songs
were created.....Outstanding .....Out-friggin-standing, very original
some tasty licks you played on guitar and bass....
So much more fun when you listen, to what your heart wants to play..
This is when the creator (GOD) touches you and you touch him, after
all he did create everything.....

Very, Very Well Done My Man.....

I want some more of this please.........
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TvRicky said 2126 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Gadzooks! Talk to me man..Yeah..It sounds like your guitar is doing the vocals for you! get down my brother. What can anyone say but...Baddd!
Jammed my day off!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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alackbass said 2126 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Great stuff! Your guitar playing sings and the arrangement is wonderful.
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richard13 said 2126 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Gorgeous music
Stan, you sing on all the tunes you like as long as you give us an excellent, groovin' instrumental like this. A very sweet and enjoyable listen. Thanks, I'm taking a copy with me.
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dave_b said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
I like that bubbling bass. Terrific guitar parts!
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falcef said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Stan a great song, mix rithmics and sound a wonderful pice, guitar magistral.Bye

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Sigmund said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Very cool and full of energy. Great guitarring! I would agree that the drums are a bit too loud - I think if you backed off on the drums and boosted your axe a click this tune would rage. Also, since you are switching drum parts frequently, a slightly lower volume would allow them to sit in the mix better and those changes wouldn't pop out at you quite so much. But, that is only my opinion - again, very cool, and very much enjoyed - thanks!
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gadzooks said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Thanks Sig
Thanks very much for the honest critique regarding the mix. I truly appreciate it! It is hard to hear after being so close to it but when brought to your attention you listen back and you hear it differently. I wish there was more criticism on MJ like this!
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RochaMalhada said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
NuJazz-Funked up
Definitely funked. Cool jazzy groove, sir. Good mix of keys and nice leads in this.

nice crunchy bit of romp installed to the end as well - kudos

. - Harold
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Feter said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Great production ..tight mix ..sweet guitar as well ...nice to explore and noodle with ideas ..good job .thanks a lot for sharing !!
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Skweryl said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
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finkeldink said 2125 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Honest criticism
The mix is really great. The seperation, depth and spacing is tight.

BTW, outstanding axe work! Very nice fast clean playing.

The only suggestion I have is that the compression or limiter could use some slight adjustments to bring just a fuzz more punch in the final product. Other than that, this is really great work.
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michaeljayklein said 2125 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
And you delivered as promised! I could actually feel this as it went through it's permutation by deft degrees and slick turns. The central riff propels this and (I mean this in a good way now!) just when you feel you've heard it one time too many--bang, it takes off with one motif added to another and then we realize we're not hearing it any more, but rather a spin-off of a spin-off. Very well done Stan and worth studying a few times over (which I'm doing now!) Michael
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RobLeBanc said 2125 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
work Stan, I would have to say this is a great example of some great overall musicianship, all the instrumentation is really cohesive, however at about 2:35+ in my headphones I lose the great guitar playing to some treble, and perhaps the guits could come forward and the percussion could back off a tad, but as you know, not everybody hears the same mix depending on their setup, so what do I know? Also, I am not a huge fan of the electric quality of the drums in this, I'd love to hear the same music backed by a tight Jazz kit. But that aside, this is a pretty cool groove.
Great guitar chops man, smoking!
Thanks for sharing
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Symphony101 said 2125 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Great listen
Very nice tune Stan, I think it worked very well.
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egobandit said 2125 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
I say let it evolve, some very excellent riffing in this shredding it up, Like when it gets full on with the drums oh and BTW love the Art!
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VicDiesel said 2125 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
I think you've succeeded in taking repetitive elements and making a non-repetitive tune out of it. This is able to sustain my interest throughout. Very nice.
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magnatone said 2124 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
well, i'm kinda partial to instrumentals :)
your guitar playing is just wonderful stan and this song stands easily on its own exactly as is. your musicality continues to amaze me!
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billykirsch said 2124 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Ah, that won't be easy with this excellent tune. My only 2 cents is that this is a very dynamic piece and sometimes the instrument that's driving the action is not in the foreground (sometimes is the guitar, but also happens with the piano, and the bass. Drums are always loud enough).
Besides that, I enjoyed it as is. Great tune.

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Doug Somers said 2124 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
As hot as the colours in your painting
Fantastic track Stan. You nail this genre, totally nail it.

Only comments are really minor (what's not to love here?): around 0:30 the piano could come up a bit, and at 2:27 the fuzzed synth cymbals ? get a little loud compared to your stunning guitar work. And that's it. The rest is great.

Whew! You are on fire man.

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PeterB7858 said 2123 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Expressive guitar work...
No need to sing on this one, Stan. Your fine guitar work can be as expressive as a voice, no problems. I am also not really a fan on this style of drum work and they dominate the entire center of the stereo field. Perhaps if they were 'verbed back a bit? Bass is tight and the space you have created in parts of the mix is excellent. The guitar interplay in the last minute or so needs to be more prominent. But fine work indeed, Peter.
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rok41 said 2123 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
What a great composition! Your guitar playing and tone is outstanding. I agree with Sig that the drums need a different mix solution to not detract from the killer axe playing. You're a talented cat, Stan.
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tokai said 2122 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
I am sucker the guitar played like this, I could listen to this for hours. The doubling and riffs are played really beautifully, sounds like a bit of hard rocking is creeping into your stuff, very welcomed here sir. Wow, stunning playing mate, this is my fav of all your tracks thus far, but I am sure there will be a lot more on the way. Slick beats with an exquisite bass line, great use of the brake down where you let other instruments have their space, but this is a real guitar extravaganza with nearly every style there is played out... please can we have some more?
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Les_Kloo said 2122 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Knocked out
Rip it up, man. I would also like some more of this. Only crit --- bring up the guitar.

Now, I have to go lie down to recover.
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paul f. page said 2121 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Great instrumental...
...and the style of music that would fit very well in many movies as "traveling music" to carry characters from "something" to "somewhere" where there will be some amazing activity taking place. Your piece just builds and builds from beginning to that climax around 3:00. Really exciting ideas on guitar...and all of this from a simple drum beat? Very very cool.
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J.A.Stewart said 2121 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Music Explosion
Starting from that simple piano riff and expanding out into an orgasmic musical explosion made this an interesting musical trip. A really nice improv, Stan — sort of emblematic of the musical creative process itself.

Reading some comments about the drums in the mix, it's hard to be conclusive about this because I'm listening on (good) headphones, but it may be that it's an EQ, rather than a volume problem in the mix. All it may take is taming the sizzling highs a bit on the drums and it may sit better in the mix. If not, you may have to ride the gain on the drums in spots to bring it into line.

Other than that, this jam cooks very nicely. ;)

--- Joe
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MarkHolbrook said 2120 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Needs nothing
else! Just an all around cool listen!
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oldlibmike said 2120 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Love the groove!
This sounds great - good performance all around. Maybe a little more reverb on some licks? Don't have the best speakers to listen though. Loved it!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2101 days ago (December 20th, 2011)
can't think
of anything to improve this! I like the funky drums - like a kind of breakbeat blues. I love the variety of tones you generate - light here, heavy there. Excellent.
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hackneybloke said 2035 days ago (February 24th, 2012)
great club dance mix.....especially with those 80s human voice keyboard sound. the groove is kicking. the mix is fucking crystal. genius. when it kicks off at 2.30 it makes me want to burn my house down and run screaming into the night. stan.....dude.....you're amazing. ha...those bass tones out on their own at the end.
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rbert16000 said 1684 days ago (February 9th, 2013)
Great tune
Love this one...
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