Excerpts from Julien Claassen's message of 2011-08-09 20:54:26 +0200:
The thing is that I can hardly play a simple one minute song on the piano
without obvious mistakes and even then I'm never quite happy with the
rhythm or pronunciation. This 15 minute recording is practically
perfect, except for this one spot that might well be intentional
(appears for example at exactly 11:00).
> The crickets are sampled, but then I loaded them into csound and moved them
You may be picky with your drum sound but I'm picky with my nature
sound, so I just had to investigate. I went to a field where I know
that there are lots of crickets, but it was recently mowed and there was
less going on. Anyway, I noticed that most crickets around here chirp
for 1-2 seconds with longer breaks, similar to the ones in the
background around minute 3. I walked around some more and found one that
indeed chirped similar to the one near the end of the song. The little
chirper chirped very loud and for a minute straight! The weirdest thing
was that despite trying for a while I couldn't quite locate him. I gave
up with my best guess being that the little chirper was sitting in a
tree, laughing his antennas off while watching me twist and turn my head.
The sample on wikipedia is weird, it's the first cricket I heard that
couldn't chirp straight :)
> As to the recording side, this is all due to Nama. I had to delve a little
I tend to forget a bit about the possibilities of multitrack recording,
especially that nama is very capable.
Oh, and I have a hard time imagining this song with vocals.
Thanks for sharing this song, from those I heard from you so far I like
this one the best.
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