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Default Celtic Meltdown - 18-06-2008, 12:22 PM

Hi Everyone
This another resurrected one from wayback to stick in the folder
Originally recorded on the psr2k, quick record using built-in style borrowed from Tyros.A couple of added tracks. Didn't really have any inspiration for the middle bit so sent it to my good friend Will Stewart who put the middle bit in. So this is a joint effort (he made the effort while I smoked the joint).
Hope y'all like it - criticisms welcome as always.
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 18-06-2008, 05:38 PM

I gotta tell you. I really, REALLY, liked the whole thing, ... beginning to end. Great collaboration from both of you. Not too much of this, and just enough of that.

When I first started listening I wondered if Will had some "counter-melodies" in mind. Then I thought with the way the song fills itself up it might get too "crowded" with counter-melodies. Well, Will's professionalism shown through. Although he is, (at least in my mind), the "Counter-Melody King", he held back and let the natural flow of the song take charge, and wisely so.

Spike, ... with you on both ends and Will in the middle you're gonna come up with a winner every time!
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 18-06-2008, 06:21 PM

Hi Krazy
Thanks for those fine comments, the only added voice I put in was the OoAh Choir, once Will had put the middle bit in he continued with that voice as a c/melody when I came back in for the ending - I thought it was quite effective and contributed to the overall build-up. Glad you liked this because it just shows what you can do together even though miles apart
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 18-06-2008, 06:22 PM

I think collaborations are a great idea, as it's the next best thing to actually being there in person, and having a jam. It must be pretty exciting to send a tune off to someone, and not know what the results will be. I hope some of the others here get a taste for this way of working, and have a go.

Lots of stuff going on in the tune, with a couple of unexpected twists and turns. Love the drums near the end, and also enjoyed the way the song unexpectedly finished on the last beat of a bar.

Very enjoyable and I hope you guys get together on another song soon.

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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 18-06-2008, 06:38 PM

Thanks for your kind words Paul - sending it off to Will wasn't a gamble as we have the same taste in music and I knew I could rely on him to come up with something appropriate, it's a good exercise which I would recommend to others to try.
The drums were a multipad added later, hoping to get a bodran feel to it . I think the style is called Celtic Dance or Irish Dance or something similar but with the OTS changed.
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 19-06-2008, 05:21 PM

Hi Spike

I was dancing round my music room like Michael Flatley to this

Great stuff , i do have a soft spot for celtic music and i loved this , great colaboration with Will it really worked. super sounding voices were these out of your old 2k or did you revoice them in your T2 ?

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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 19-06-2008, 06:09 PM

Hi Andy
Thanks mate for your great comments, I'm trying to visualise you doing a Flatley round the room. No the voices are those from the 2k but the style was from a collection which I downloaded from the Musicians Room a couple of years ago but it's on the Tyros now, maybe even on yours but the OTS was changed for the 2k voices.
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 19-06-2008, 09:52 PM

Hi Spike

Well now, this is really good music, and a real touch of the Emerald Isle about it. I love this kind of music, probably because I have a wee bit of Irish blood( my Great Grandfather was from there).
Very authentic sounding Celtic music, and hearty applause to you, and to Will for his contribution.
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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 19-06-2008, 10:08 PM

Hi Spike.

Thats a great style to get the imagination going, and you came up with a nice little melody here .
My only critique would have been to resist the temptation of "bending" those last notes as per a tremelo arm style,....great on a guitar, but didn't sound quite right on the celtic instruments, ( Davy Spillane uses a fade on the notes a lot of the time, especially on the pipes ).

Apart from that, great fun, and a nice collaboration with big Will !!

Great job Spike !!!

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Default Re: Celtic Meltdown - 20-06-2008, 09:01 AM

Hi Andy
Yep the Celtic connection is all over the NW of the UK, spreading from Ireland to NW Scotland, I've listened to the Celtic music gatherings in both places and there's little difference - Thanks for you nice comments

Hi Gordon
That's a very good point you raised about the bending, never thought of that! Maybe the chanter was bendable plastic :whistle:
Thanks for listening and commenting mate

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