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Back to reality

By theGuen on June 17, 2018 8:45 pm

This one is made from various pieces i have recorded during my holidays... I had the chords in mind for some time and just played on every instrument i've found while traveling... I wanted to finish this for last week... but didn't made it in time.
You hear
Harmonica
Epiano
Ukulele
Melodica
At home i added
Mandoline
Ebass
Drums and synth, both VST.
I like the dialog between the ukulele and the mandolin most...
What do you think is the uke played to sloppy?

Hope you enjoy...

Have a great week!

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

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June 18, 2018 8:10 am

If you say those instruments are all in there, I believe you. I can't really tell, because of the effects, but it's a nice result one way or the other.

June 18, 2018 9:38 am
Devieus wrote:

If you say those instruments are all in there, I believe you. I can't really tell, because of the effects, but it's a nice result one way or the other.


Thanks man! I know some instruments are hard to identify. That's why i wrote up the source of those sounds. You know that you are kind of responsible for the chords... Used some augmented, thanks for that! Now that i've tried i am even more impressed by your melodica... I can get only note on and note off from that... If i try to soften my breath mostly no tone comes out any more... Some chords are in the first melody part i added some chorus and distortion... Sounds maybe more like an organ now, but hey i don't have an organ wink

June 18, 2018 2:14 pm
theGuen wrote:
Devieus wrote:

If you say those instruments are all in there, I believe you. I can't really tell, because of the effects, but it's a nice result one way or the other.


Thanks man! I know some instruments are hard to identify. That's why i wrote up the source of those sounds. You know that you are kind of responsible for the chords... Used some augmented, thanks for that! Now that i've tried i am even more impressed by your melodica... I can get only note on and note off from that... If i try to soften my breath mostly no tone comes out any more... Some chords are in the first melody part i added some chorus and distortion... Sounds maybe more like an organ now, but hey i don't have an organ wink

Good to see those augs are finding a good home.
Melodicas make for great organs in a pinch, but so do harmonicas, so if you mess with the timbre too much they can sound very similar.
The trick to playing the melodica is that you can't play it softly, you can play it loud, or you can play it louder.

June 18, 2018 3:38 pm

A new definition of traveling music. Sweet.

June 18, 2018 4:38 pm

Very warm and organic. The inclusion of different instruments are very well integrated and not forced. That aside, really good laid back grove all tied together with the bass.  I like that growling synth sound halfway through. The different acoustic instruments create a very exotic feel.

June 18, 2018 5:58 pm

The bass gives the whole thing a nice groove and the other textures do add some mystery and give the impression of traveling through far distant locales.

June 18, 2018 7:22 pm

Very cool...quite foreboding.  I really liked the chord progression and instrumentation

June 18, 2018 7:38 pm

this really does give me a "travel" vibe. i like how all the sounds add a lot of flavor to it, but fit together nicely. nothing sounds sloppy to me, and your bass grooves lately have been really awesome. nice work!

June 19, 2018 9:16 am

indeed an uncommon intrumentation for hiphop, but it fits perfectly into your style. well done.

June 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

A new definition of traveling music. Sweet.


Haha, thanks man!

June 19, 2018 3:24 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Very warm and organic. The inclusion of different instruments are very well integrated and not forced. That aside, really good laid back grove all tied together with the bass.  I like that growling synth sound halfway through. The different acoustic instruments create a very exotic feel.

Cool Thank you! Laid back sounds much better than sloppy big_smile I wondered if i have too much different instruments... but the chorus make them work together...

June 19, 2018 3:28 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

The bass gives the whole thing a nice groove and the other textures do add some mystery and give the impression of traveling through far distant locales.


Thanks man! I traveled in 300km radius... So the places were not far away smile But i think karl may never left his country at all... big_smile

June 19, 2018 3:46 pm

Excellent groove especially with those piano chords backing the boom bappin beat.  Well done!

June 19, 2018 9:45 pm

DANG!  enough instruments for ya?!?!?!?!??!

The new genre of "world-hop" - hip-hop that takes you on a trip around the globe with different sounds and instruments.

Nice!

June 19, 2018 11:47 pm

Dope. Exotic boom bap. Dig all the sounds and really like those drums! Uke is sweet, not too sloppy.

June 20, 2018 6:58 am
mikememo wrote:

Very cool...quite foreboding.  I really liked the chord progression and instrumentation


Haha thanks alot! i guess i had the strange foreboding that holidays won't last forever... These augmented chords are cool they have some extra dramatic feel...

June 21, 2018 2:44 pm

F yes. The mix is well done. I am a fan of having all of those instruments but them not all being apparent in where they are.

June 22, 2018 10:46 am
ahhsumx wrote:

this really does give me a "travel" vibe. i like how all the sounds add a lot of flavor to it, but fit together nicely. nothing sounds sloppy to me, and your bass grooves lately have been really awesome. nice work!


Thanks a lot man... I focused more on the bass for the last three tracks, and seems that ebass works better for me. Cool that you noticed! big_smile

June 22, 2018 10:55 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

indeed an uncommon intrumentation for hiphop, but it fits perfectly into your style. well done.


Danke Dir! Feine Sache das Du einen Style raushörst. Hoffe ja das ich irgendwann genug ähnliche Sachen zusammen habe um ein Mixtape zu machen big_smile

June 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

Excellent groove especially with those piano chords backing the boom bappin beat.  Well done!


Cool, thanks alot big_smile

June 24, 2018 7:25 pm
orangedrink wrote:

DANG!  enough instruments for ya?!?!?!?!??!

The new genre of "world-hop" - hip-hop that takes you on a trip around the globe with different sounds and instruments.

Nice!


Thanks man! yeah think thats enough instuments. In some way it's more easy to bring variety with different instruments than with different parts on the same instrument wink

June 24, 2018 7:28 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

Dope. Exotic boom bap. Dig all the sounds and really like those drums! Uke is sweet, not too sloppy.


Cool thanks that ukulele gave me some trouble ... had one version where i played it right on the beat but liked this one more somehow...

June 24, 2018 7:29 pm
onlyjokinen wrote:

F yes. The mix is well done. I am a fan of having all of those instruments but them not all being apparent in where they are.


Haha, thanks alot!

June 26, 2018 3:35 am

I love this style you have had this year with the hip hop beats and live instruments, in your hands it works very well, also really cool that you could incorporate all these things from your holiday

July 4, 2018 3:09 am

this is fun altogether!   so many nice textures! 

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