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Canon457 Study #2 [stereo]   [2014]

Canon457 Study #2 [stereo] Released by :
Mayday!

Release Date :
18 February 2014

Type :
C64 Music

AKA :
A stereo tribute to onebitman

Released At :
Longplay Music Competition 2014

User rating:*******___  7.3/10 (8 votes)   See votestatistics
*******___  7.3/10 (5 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Music .... Spider Jerusalem of Mayday!, svenonacid, Tristar & Red Sector Incorporated


SIDs used in this release :
Canon 457 Study #2(/MUSICIANS/S/Spider_Jerusalem/Canon_457_Study_2_2SID.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/127993/canon457stud2.sid (downloads: 461)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/127992/canon457stud2.d64 (downloads: 148)

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User Comment
Submitted by Hermit on 21 February 2014
Word 'minimalism' reminds me of Steve Reich...in other sense...
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 19 February 2014
Enjoyable, reminds me of a "game over" score.
User Comment
Submitted by Zirias on 19 February 2014
Quote:
*lol* so reviews range from "terrible" over "average" to "your best tune ever" - mission accomplished! ;-)

Well, I got something similar through the votes TWO times -- I think that tells you you created something unusual :) definitely a good thing! Listening to the tune right now, I'm quite unsure whether I like it or not. The snare always on the 3 in a slow tempo gets a little on my nerves -- but of course, following the "looping minimal music" concept, you don't have many options here. The mirrored diatonic progression (up or down in different patterns) creates some nice and gentle dissonances :) Definitely a concept one should experiment a little more with. I like minimal music and looping different-length pattern lists somehow takes it to its purest max. Refer here for a superb example of minimal music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8hj36ysKbE (of course, no strict looping here, but a lot of repetitions).
Little nitpicking: why does your "bass" in the text have a gender? :D
tldr: good work! Very interesting study.
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 19 February 2014
*lol* so reviews range from "terrible" over "average" to "your best tune ever" - mission accomplished! ;-)

Groepaz: didn't find anything on google via "layman piano" search. What I used here is not that strictly limited:
As I stated on the screen, I use open chords on the slow main arps. Extended powerchords (quint + octave + open E and H string all the time). Therefore bass can and does play every note of the diatonic E-major scale (as opposite to how I understood this layman technique most of the time notes that are within whole or half tone range - like a slowed down bass run).
Arps & bass together "mimic" at least four of the six standard chords within the scale (base, base minor parallel, base+7, base+7 minor parallel). I guess melody could even be a whole lot more complex than I did and it would still be harmonic.
Also more variety could be achieved with some rythmic changes in bass & drums.

But of course, I think whatever you do within this concept it just has to wear off after a short time. onebitman told me he works with synced arps, but even in that case: the listener will soon get the feeling of interation because it *is* just iteration :-)
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 18 February 2014
this one has a strong lastability for me.
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 18 February 2014
This is the best you've ever written! It's very melodic and that's right up my alley! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Groepaz on 18 February 2014
this very much reminds me of "layman piano" (which is similar to pentatonic, it follows two simple rules: a) only use black keys b) never use two keys that are next to each other) which allows even people with no musical knowledge to produce more or less melodic tunes.

it wears off very quickly though =)
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 18 February 2014
pft since when does anyone listen to the godmods ;)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 18 February 2014
Mh, I thought we shall not (ab-)use release title for tags :-)
So note to mods: [2SID] wasn't added by me in title. Don't spank me for this!
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 18 February 2014
Huh!? Some comments made me wonder if everyone got that this is Stereo and to be listened with 2nd SID (you should indicate this by [STEREO] or whatever tag in title, Spidie. Of course it sounds terrible without 2nd SID.

But with all the settings right, I think this is quite agreeable/what jb sez
User Comment
Submitted by jailpɹıq on 18 February 2014
I think it's nice and very listenable.
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 18 February 2014
shine: *lol* I'd say: whether you *are* "nothing" or "no nothing" or "something" or maybe even "everything" is more a philosophical question =)
I don't know in what way your statement is related to this release though ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 18 February 2014
sed '/no/know/g'
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 18 February 2014
@ spider/MYD/TRSi:

I guess, i know that i'm no nothing. It's only a matter of taste! :))
User Comment
Submitted by קєคςє๓คкєг on 18 February 2014
i did not vote at all here =)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 18 February 2014
@shine: your comment on Canon457II by onebitman already shows that you actually don't seem to have any idea what this is all about. So my 5 cents: this is about trying out stuff, spreading this idea, etc... Not very interesting to me who enters which number into csdb voteform - as always btw. :-)
Don't get me wrong. It's a okay for me if someone comments "like", "don't like", "mediocre/don't care". It's just that my interest in those categories is only incidental.
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 18 February 2014
I mean "terrible" is like a 1 vote. I guess it DON'T deserve a 1. I like some elements so i give you a average 5. :)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 18 February 2014
oh, and just in case: this is a 2-SID tune! Playing it on a single SID will fuck it up more than I could ever fuck up a tune by hand (at least I hope so) ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by spider-j on 18 February 2014
Are you sure you posted on the right entry. I totally agree with that on Study #1, but thought this one would be a little more nice.
Anyways: just two quick experiments done this morning, so no wonder if it didn't turn out very well. No need to say "sorry" =)
User Comment
Submitted by קєคςє๓คкєг on 18 February 2014
ermm.. first "terrible" = "idea" =)
User Comment
Submitted by קєคςє๓คкєг on 18 February 2014
interesting terrible, but sounds terrible, sorry.
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