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guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 am

I can't decide if this is music, or just sonic wallpaper:
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/guituareg
Nice wallpaper, if it is, but not that much going on musically. What do you think?
It's inspired by some of the guitar-based music coming out of North Africa.

edit: I don't know... people seem to really like it, so maybe I'll change my mind over time. But right now I feel like there's something missing, that it's only surface-level.
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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by Jitters » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:45 pm

The only thing missing is the movie it should be the soundtrack for. Does soundtrack equate with wallpaper? I like it either way...

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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:20 am

Thanks. As a listener, I like it... as a player, I know I could have done better, particularly with the guitar part, but it's so awash in effects it wouldn't have mattered much anyway. I don't normally play with a lot of effects, so to me it feels like cheating to have the pedals do the work, even if the results sound good. So it's a guilt thing, I guess. Ah, well... on to the next one! Feels good to be recording again.
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
hand-made version to raise money for manufacturing... kind of like kickstarter, but you get a fully functional item now

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https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake

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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 pm

Here's a new one, along the same lines... I feel better about this one.
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/track/birds
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
hand-made version to raise money for manufacturing... kind of like kickstarter, but you get a fully functional item now

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https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake

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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 am

Third in the series (really a two-parter): https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/tra ... s-of-power
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
hand-made version to raise money for manufacturing... kind of like kickstarter, but you get a fully functional item now

Album!
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake

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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Next one. This one's microtonal... selected intervals from 14 and 15 equal divisions of the octave.
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/tra ... de-the-zoo

I picture this as a crowded, chaotic street party somewhere in Pakistan, maybe.
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
hand-made version to raise money for manufacturing... kind of like kickstarter, but you get a fully functional item now

Album!
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake

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Re: guituareg (North African inspired)

Post by ubertar » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:04 am

I don't know if anyone here has listened to "outside the zoo" yet, but I just replaced it with a re-edited version. It's now distilled down to 4 minutes instead of the original 8.
get a hammered sound from guitar or bass! http://www.stringhammer.com
hand-made version to raise money for manufacturing... kind of like kickstarter, but you get a fully functional item now

Album!
https://paulrubenstein.bandcamp.com/album/one-eye-awake

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