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Shimmering Bridges

By miraclemiles on July 7, 2024 11:57 pm

I could just kind of zone out under the shimmering bridges. Maybe play some drums and dance with the coyotes, if they will indulge.

It was nice to have a couple days off of work for the independence day holiday. I jammed with percussioney things, like the tongue drum, and synthy things, like the mininova and circuit rhythm. Used those sounds slowly worked on this song. Then procrastinated finishing. Had many ideas for it, but let it just be this little thing.
Spent a few of those extra hours this weekend polishing up some old songs to release. Then wondered, what's the point? Remembered I like to have a project or ten. Goals. Makes me feel like moving onward. So polishing up some songs into an album can be a one of those goals.

More importantly for the weekend was some quality time with family. A heat wave arrived. Morning bike rides in the woods (had to stop and video one of my favorite parts of a trail). Saw a coyote on that same trail trot by looking hot and wiley. We looked at each other for a brief minute, let me take video.  Paddled with partner up and down a downtown stretch of the river. Hawks being hawkish. We paddled under bridges and became enchanted with the reflection of the water shimmering on the underside, and the objects humans threw into the depths. Thought next time we'd create a what's in the river bingo game.

Oh yeah, but a real highlight of the week: My teenage son out of the blue asked me if I knew how to do vocal effects in Ableton. I think I do. I thought he'd never ask. He and his friend from the school jazz band are making some beats. Like some melodic trap or something. I hope I get to help them a little, but they are learning on their own, and that is ok.

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Light reflecting off of water can make some really cool images.  I can totally see the bridge shimmering along to this.  Hope that coyote's okay.  It's hot out there!

This track needed my full attention. I have been riding on the grooves, that are so unique and joyful. Big fun.

Cosmic Cairns wrote:

Light reflecting off of water can make some really cool images.  I can totally see the bridge shimmering along to this.  Hope that coyote's okay.  It's hot out there!


That coyote really looked hot and thirsty. He didn't want my water bottle though wink. I need to go find the shimmering light again. So nice. Thanks for listening!

Q-Rosh wrote:

This track needed my full attention. I have been riding on the grooves, that are so unique and joyful. Big fun.

Thank you! I'm happy to hear this!!

great track with lots of cool elements, very interesting and engaging throughout. captures the feeling of the heat wave as well as the cool water and shimmering bridge. love the visuals, looks like a sweet place! cool to see the coyote in there too.
i gotta catch up on your tracks!

Very cool sounds!

wow that video is great!

huzzah for the dad win this week! heart that story!

Haha it is nice that your son is playing music too. My eldest son records synthwave tracks and uses stable diffusion/stable video to make music videos on youtube. The apple does not fall far from the tree.  I understand though how you prefer let them discover and ask whereas you pushing something in them, you want to cultivate that sense of discovery which needs to come from them.

So many cool ideas in this track! Like this sample at 1:26 and then the melody. It feels like an exotic festival, like a brasilian samba in Mumbai. So many beautiful percussions and great sound. The mix is clear and powerful. The horns are really a nice touch, bringing different accents. Favoriting this track, it feels light and happy, like a nice fresh margherita on a summer day.

It's amazing, I'll listen to it over and over again!

Excellent tribal feels with the beat. Def makes a great soundtrack for a ride on a trail.  Love the change it takes at 2:40 and that groove is so infectious, had me tapping along.  Well done!

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