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The Clockwork Cat


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grah3am

 Genre: Ambient

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An instrumental with much tapped repetition.
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Uploaded: Jun 24, 2012 - 11:10:03 AM
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2012 - 11:10:03 AM Last Played: Mar 31, 2017 - 06:48:34 AM
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Some guitars
Software:
GB 11
Comments
sammydix said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
cat
i really like the sound of how you recorded this, particularly those claps--spacious and roomy at the same time. the bass is a bit strong, but that's not *that* much of a bad thing to me. i would have loved to hear you sing on this one.
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grah3am said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
Hi Sam
I was wondering about putting some vocals on. It's hard to gauge the bass on my primitive gear. I usually turn it down a bit. I'll take it down another notch when I revisit this. As ever, thanks for the helpful remarks.
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alackbass said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
The Clockwork Cat
Love the Tony Levin vibe happening here! There are some very cool open strings (I think) droning away on the guitar giving this a very authentic Eastern sound. The hand claps are a perfect addition to the arrangement. Do I hear an electric piano on the right? Such a great sound and very effective. The rocking B section is a departure but it all works together. Very enjoyable track!
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grah3am said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
The Clap
As I don't have a drum kit I use hands and my wife's tambourine for percussion. Thanks for the kind remarks, Mr Bass.
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gadzooks said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
The Clockwork Cat
The claps are great. repetitive riffing is very cool ... is that an acoustic guitar doing that? This would be great with vocals. Enjoyed your playing...
Cheers
SG
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grah3am said 1880 days ago (June 24th, 2012)
It's the Ovation
doing most of the work here. It has the advantage of staying in tune when compared with the SX electric. I think it's becoming clear that this needs some vocals. I've already tweaked the bass, so the "singing" is next on the list. Thanks for stopping by, Mr Zooks.
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Jarvoid said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Well good is this.
Not quite sure why a "clockwork cat" tho' I like the cartoon that goes with it ....I can hear strains of "East of Eden" at the 2 minute mark.

Download ing. Cheers

Jarvo
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grah3am said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
I miss my cat
- that's why. She wasn't clockwork, just a good cat. Would that be the "Jig a Jig" East of Eden? If so, I must have a listen, as I haven't heard it in years. Thanks for your interest, Jarvo.
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Jarvoid said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
YES
it was Jig a Jig...based I think on a tune called "Drowsy Maggie"...it's a fiendishly deceptively difficult little riff ,but it's one of my all time favourite tunes...both are actually

J
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PaulaMunk said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Yes.
Lay a vocal on this. I like the claps.
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grah3am said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Vocals done
... and the new title is "Your Life's a Song" I now need to remix and do something about the apparently thunderous bass, which became evident today as I was listening in the car. Jangly Beatle - esque arpeggios also on the way for the end bit. Thanks for listening, Paula.
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tokai said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
Grah3am
Ambient prog? Love the repeating guitar work and the sound of the bass. I hope to hear the version with a vocal at some point.
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grah3am said 1879 days ago (June 25th, 2012)
I dunno
I find it hard to categorise other people's music, let alone something I'm intimately involved with. (How would you label Fiona Apple's new one, for example - depressing caberet music? Uplifting suicide music? Folk?) Anyway, the vocals are done, and the tossed - together lyrics aren't too embarrassing, and I realise the finale needs some arpeggios, which is something that I love doing and listening to, so whoopee. Ta for stopping by.
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Name: Graham Exton
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One - time British comic strip writer, now full - time teacher in the Bahamas. I've been waiting patiently for Apple to come up with Garageband since I had to abandon my Portastudio in the UK. ... [see more]

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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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