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By matheusleston on March 13, 2016 1:43 am

this week's song started with a sample from colorful grey's submission for week 8, playing the lute. I chopped it up, tried to come up with some loops that made sense harmonically, and ended up with two loops that I liked, in Gm and Dm. the rest developed from there.
this one is probably not sounding as good as it should, because I'm now in a new studio place that sounds really different from what I used to have. I believe it will take a while for me to get used to the way it sounds.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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March 14, 2016 3:53 am

That was amazing, so many melodies evolving into rhythms, very well produced quality smile

March 14, 2016 12:33 pm
Aday wrote:

That was amazing, so many melodies evolving into rhythms, very well produced quality smile


Thank you!

March 14, 2016 11:17 pm

Strangely jazz, with elements of Steve Reich.

Really good, in other words.

March 15, 2016 1:20 am

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!

March 15, 2016 2:13 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Strangely jazz, with elements of Steve Reich.

Really good, in other words.


Thank you so much, that is quite a compliment!

March 15, 2016 2:16 pm
colorful grey wrote:

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!


Hey, I'm really glad you liked! I almost destroyed your great playing by chopping it up that much and, I have to say, I was feeling kid of bad about it. But the sound of that instrument is amazingly beautiful and I tried to emphasise some of the overtones and more percussive elements. If you are up to it, we should make some other collaborations!

March 17, 2016 11:19 pm

March 18, 2016 4:15 am
Ipaghost wrote:


March 18, 2016 11:43 pm

Nice track. Love that chopped up Lute sample - so cool its from a fellow weekly beater.

March 19, 2016 1:39 am
miraclemiles wrote:

Nice track. Love that chopped up Lute sample - so cool its from a fellow weekly beater.


Thank you! Yeah, there is a lot of great musicians around WB! Glad to make stuff with some of them.

March 19, 2016 1:53 pm

muito massa!! o começo me lembra Clark.

March 21, 2016 4:34 pm

Great use of the lute samples.  I especially like that nice stereo piano chord anchoring the beat.  Nice job!

March 21, 2016 5:21 pm
tetzu wrote:

muito massa!! o começo me lembra Clark.


po, valeu demais! baita elogio.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Great use of the lute samples.  I especially like that nice stereo piano chord anchoring the beat.  Nice job!


glad you liked the piano chords! I recorded it in such a hurry that it sounded really weird. I edited it a lot to sound somewhat good. hahaha

March 22, 2016 4:16 am
matheusleston wrote:
colorful grey wrote:

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!


Hey, I'm really glad you liked! I almost destroyed your great playing by chopping it up that much and, I have to say, I was feeling kid of bad about it. But the sound of that instrument is amazingly beautiful and I tried to emphasise some of the overtones and more percussive elements. If you are up to it, we should make some other collaborations!

We totally should, would love to do more!!

March 23, 2016 8:19 pm
matheusleston wrote:
colorful grey wrote:

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!


Hey, I'm really glad you liked! I almost destroyed your great playing by chopping it up that much and, I have to say, I was feeling kid of bad about it. But the sound of that instrument is amazingly beautiful and I tried to emphasise some of the overtones and more percussive elements. If you are up to it, we should make some other collaborations!

As another avid Colorful Grey chopper and twister, I'm really envious I didn't thought about it. Time to revisit and rechop smile


April 17, 2016 2:27 am

This is great!

April 17, 2016 3:52 pm
Christian Grey wrote:
matheusleston wrote:
colorful grey wrote:

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!


Hey, I'm really glad you liked! I almost destroyed your great playing by chopping it up that much and, I have to say, I was feeling kid of bad about it. But the sound of that instrument is amazingly beautiful and I tried to emphasise some of the overtones and more percussive elements. If you are up to it, we should make some other collaborations!

We totally should, would love to do more!!

laguna wrote:
matheusleston wrote:
colorful grey wrote:

Wow! I love the chops you used -- capturing this brittle quality that the lute can have, always reminds me of paper or leather, something textured. And then you put it into this very postmodern, jazzy yet groovy context. Thank you so much for this!


Hey, I'm really glad you liked! I almost destroyed your great playing by chopping it up that much and, I have to say, I was feeling kid of bad about it. But the sound of that instrument is amazingly beautiful and I tried to emphasise some of the overtones and more percussive elements. If you are up to it, we should make some other collaborations!

As another avid Colorful Grey chopper and twister, I'm really envious I didn't thought about it. Time to revisit and rechop smile

Very late response, but: triple collaboration, what you guys say? wink

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