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The Parrot

By theGuen on May 6, 2018 9:50 pm

This week i played E-Bass, Drumbrute. Sax and Atmo are samples. The drumbrute is layered with some drumloop for the second half.
I had this one finished when i browsed the BBC FX library mentioned by Jim Wood.
Thanks for sharing this great source of samples!

That parrot sample got my attention and i tried it on this beat. I wondered why this parrot sounds like it sound so i added some more samples to make it a bit of a story... My original story was a bit sad and doesn't fit my mood now spring has arrived. Ha, i couldn't translate it anyway... So maybe you come up with a good story smile

I had a bit of trouble on mastering. On my computer it seems to low in volume... On my mobile with headphones i think it's alright.

Hope you enjoy...

Have a good week!

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

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May 7, 2018 2:23 am

smooth!

May 7, 2018 9:20 am

There is a tragical vibe going on in this track. Mainly the beautiful sax and the bassline are causing the suffering. Also I can get tropical party feeling, even the party seems to be over....

May 7, 2018 5:46 pm

Very melancholy. Poor Polly...

Always happy to share links to source material; check out Pink Trombone.

May 7, 2018 6:01 pm

Love the "Peeeew" synth drum hits. Great samples. Laid back bass pulls it all together. I don't hear any sadness. Just super laid back coolness. Like a detective walking into a smoke filled bar from a 1940s noir movie.

May 8, 2018 12:13 am
NWSPR wrote:

Love the "Peeeew" synth drum hits. Great samples. Laid back bass pulls it all together. I don't hear any sadness. Just super laid back coolness. Like a detective walking into a smoke filled bar from a 1940s noir movie.

  I completely agree with this.  I can totally see a cool noir detective.  Very nice.

May 9, 2018 3:27 am

Great use of sound effects, like the traffic sound and busy conversation, also totally agree with the detective description above

May 10, 2018 8:21 am

Parrot?

The sax is very nice and moody, but the drums are coming on a bit strong and kill the supposed parrot.

May 11, 2018 12:04 pm

it is a very melancholic track. I enjoyed it very much, worked so well on lazy hot evenings when the sun was setting ...
to my ears nothing's wrong with the mastering ...

May 11, 2018 6:58 pm

whoaa a dark, mysterious and sexy vibe going on here, really like this!

May 12, 2018 8:07 pm

Real nice, man! I'm getting that detective movie vibe also. All the drums fills are sweet, especially like that break in the middle.

May 13, 2018 1:41 pm

As I listened to this track I put on my best Brooklyn accent and began to narrate my own Dick Tracey style detective story.

The Sax was just fantastic creates such a mood. Well done.

May 13, 2018 7:48 pm

DJ Shadow doing a track for an animated animal murder mystery?  Got it!

May 14, 2018 12:29 pm
kaedo sevaada wrote:

smooth!

Q-Rosh wrote:

There is a tragical vibe going on in this track. Mainly the beautiful sax and the bassline are causing the suffering. Also I can get tropical party feeling, even the party seems to be over....

Jim Wood wrote:

Very melancholy. Poor Polly...

Always happy to share links to source material; check out Pink Trombone.

NWSPR wrote:

Love the "Peeeew" synth drum hits. Great samples. Laid back bass pulls it all together. I don't hear any sadness. Just super laid back coolness. Like a detective walking into a smoke filled bar from a 1940s noir movie.

CosmicCairns wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Love the "Peeeew" synth drum hits. Great samples. Laid back bass pulls it all together. I don't hear any sadness. Just super laid back coolness. Like a detective walking into a smoke filled bar from a 1940s noir movie.

  I completely agree with this.  I can totally see a cool noir detective.  Very nice.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Great use of sound effects, like the traffic sound and busy conversation, also totally agree with the detective description above

Devieus wrote:

Parrot?

The sax is very nice and moody, but the drums are coming on a bit strong and kill the supposed parrot.

dj someguy wrote:

it is a very melancholic track. I enjoyed it very much, worked so well on lazy hot evenings when the sun was setting ...
to my ears nothing's wrong with the mastering ...

underground Luau wrote:

whoaa a dark, mysterious and sexy vibe going on here, really like this!

Chrome Owl wrote:

Real nice, man! I'm getting that detective movie vibe also. All the drums fills are sweet, especially like that break in the middle.

Ryan wrote:

As I listened to this track I put on my best Brooklyn accent and began to narrate my own Dick Tracey style detective story.

The Sax was just fantastic creates such a mood. Well done.

orangedrink wrote:

DJ Shadow doing a track for an animated animal murder mystery?  Got it!

Thank you all for this nice comments! big_smile

So our story is about an Inspector named Gadget.
His special gadget is a walkman where he always listens to some DJ Shadow Tracks.
He has a case to solve and is walking through the nightly streets of Nassau.
Always when he gets a clue you will hear that peeew Sound smile
His first clue get's him to a crowded bar, which is closing right now.
So he askes some questions to the already leaving people.... peeew
Now he knows that the victim was not alone...
So he's going to search the victims room.
Through the open windows he can hear the noise of the nightly traffic.
The music in the apartment is still very loud, so he first doesn't notice the parrot...
But then - peeeeeew - it strikes him like thounder... He listens one more time to poor polly...
The lover is the killer! big_smile
He orders a cab and drives home... Case closed big_smile

May 16, 2018 1:41 pm

This has a bit of a Portishead vibe to it with the bassline and sax intro.  I almost expected Beth to start singing and Geoff Barrow to start making ominous scratches smile  That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this track! Nice work!

May 22, 2018 8:21 pm

this is so chill.  listened while working and it's perfect.

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