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Description : Interpretation of La Monte Young's Composition No. 7 from 1960; the instructions for which are to play B and F# and "hold for a long time".

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  1. koga100
    koga100 on Sat 6th Jan 2024 - 3 months ago

    Absolutely enjoyable. Especially great for focusing

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi there, thanks a lot for listening and commenting. It's nice when people do that. I'll try to return the favour sometime but kind of busy at the moment :(

  2. Pnnywze
    Pnnywze on Sun 31st Dec 2023 - 3 months ago

    Dude I've yet to hear something of yours that I don't listen to from beginning to end. Idk what it is, your work is always interesting to me. I always check out anything u post, I've got so much on my plate that I can't come here and check out everyones work as much as I'd like, but I'm not going anywhere, either. Keep doing what u do, and I'll keep being a fan. -Aaron

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi man, thanks so much. I reckon you did well to get to the end of this one, it's probably the most boring thing I've done lol. Nah, actually I like it, I find it quite meditative. Anyway that's a lovely comment. I wonder if you've started the new job yet.... If so I hope it's all you hoped it would be. All the best bro.

  3. Modnex
    Modnex on Fri 29th Dec 2023 - 3 months ago

    It's been a while since I listened to some atmospheric music. I have to say, the beauty of this track makes me want to binge-listen to some more. The eerie yet emotional dynamic you were able to achieve with this one is impressive and reminded me of the video game "Firewatch". The background electric sounds you added towards the end, fit well and only added to the simplistic rush, you've managed to create! A+ work, adding to my favs.

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi there, thanks so much for the listen and comment, and especially the fav! Sounds like you understood what I set out to do with this one. I always listen to your tracks and enjoy them - always enjoyable, interesting and very professional. Cheers from Down Under.

  4. 3CL3CTIC
    3CL3CTIC on Fri 29th Dec 2023 - 3 months ago

    Nice track! It's good to see some ambient music on here. I especially like the end, i think it adds to the structure. Happy new year!

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hello, the end was a happy accident from some of the fx processing I had on it. I like accidents and chance in music. thanks for the listen and comment, and happy new year to you too.

  5. 2Sisters
    2Sisters on Sat 23rd Dec 2023 - 3 months ago

    Hello, I think your attempt to combine Young, Cage and Riley in one song is very daring, but in your case it was also well done. The prerequisite, however, is that only part of the creative phase of these great composers is taken as a basis. For Riley, it's probably more his phase in which he taught classical Indian music and not his grandiose time when he invented the "pattern".
    You have created a great piece of work. I had fun listening to it.
    Best wishes and happy holidays to the other side of the world
    Manuela

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    And to you, I hope you have a lovely time with family and friends however you plan to spend Christmas.

  6. Dennel
    Dennel on Fri 15th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Hello, though I'm unfamiliar with the composer / composition in which you base your creation on. I do get what you were trying to convey and in doing so I must say that I enjoyed your track, your thought process, and the gerne you chose to express the composition trough.

    Great job,

    Dennel

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Yes, him and Terry Riley were pioneers of minimalist ambient, following on from John Cage and others. Appreciate the listen and comment as always. Cheers Chris

  7. weston63
    weston63 on Thu 14th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Hi Chris very nice hope your well. keep it up mate

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Kia ora Nick, thanks a lot. Tried to do something a bit different, not sure it worked, but worth a try. Hope you have a good Christams and new year my friend. Cheers Chris

  8. theHumps
    theHumps on Thu 14th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Cool, I like stuff that isn't "off the rack", stuff that shows some ingenuity and not afraid to try something different. To me, the drums should have been a bit louder, more impactful.

    Let the creative juices flow brother!

    Wayne

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hey Wayne, thanks for the listen and feed back mate. Yes, I should probably come back to this and up the drums a little in the mix. Hope you have a great Christmas break my friend. Chris

  9. pseudoble
    pseudoble on Wed 13th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Hey - you know already I like this one - came up nicely and you stayed in gentle lofi ambience despite the drums - Id have probably fucked this up adding more!

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hey Ian, thanks mate. Doubt you'd have fucked it up, probably made it actually interesting! Have a good Christmas, I always like to hear from you. Cheers Chris

  10. Verdiqo
    Verdiqo on Tue 12th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Greetings, Although i do love ambient tracks. This one sounded a bit blank and monotonous for my own personal taste. Still i understand what you were trying to do here. So for that kuddos. Also it could use some proper mixing as well. Besides that still a ok track to listen to. With kind regards, Verdi

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi Verdi, thanks for the honest feedback. Might come back and tweak the mix. Cheers and seasons greetings, Zoot.

  11. CINCOCENT
    CINCOCENT on Tue 12th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    I like it it's pretty cool maybe fade in the drums though I'm not too sure if they really need the drums sounds pretty cool without it a little bit of psychedelic in it too

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Thanks CCC, set out to achieve something, not sure if I did or not. Hey ho, merry xmas!

  12. Alien
    Alien on Fri 8th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    I love the feeling you bring with the atmos synth in the background. Great track!!

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Thanks a lot. Hope to listen to your featured track tonight!

  13. Shaman77
    Shaman77 on Thu 7th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    It seems to me that a new genre of space music should already be introduced

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    I just watched 2001 A Space Odyssey, maybe that influenced me! It's a very slow movie...

  14. Danke
    Danke on Wed 6th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Fantastic piece of music again ...
    if they haven't told you yet, you are an undiscovered original talent ... you create outstanding in every style, as here ... this kind of slightly rock (because of the drums) ambient is one of my favorite styles ... I used to make many tracks like this, but then I knew there were much better ones, so I deleted the songs (fortunately)... :-)
    hats off bro cause of this journey ... unbelievable ...
    fistbump,
    Danke

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hey Danke, thanks a lot, means a lot, as always. I hear some ambient pedigree in some of your tracks (for example the Daydreamer one you have up at the moment). I enjoy pretty much everything you put up on this site, so I bet your attempts at rock/ambient were probably very good. All the best, Zoot.

  15. kingmt77
    kingmt77 on Wed 6th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    Ok Chris! This is personal. What I just listened to here is a subline, sonic feast of texture and tones. The power plant of the track is definately the solid drum work. I wouldnt attempt to guess which direction this would go in with an collab, but the framework is firmly in place. This is artistry in effect that must be faved even at this early stage. Thanks for sharing the creativity Chris. Peace.

    Mark

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi Mark, thanks so much for listening (and the fav!). I have to humbly state that the drums were only slightly edited grooves off of Steven Slate SSD (free version). So I can't take much credit there. I was pleased with the texture/tone etc. of the pads I made though. Those involved at least 6 layers of synth with (gosh) some automation of filters/volume and various saturation/distortion plug ins. Some of the synth stems were run back through guitar rig too. As for the colab, well, what I would love would be for a real drummer to go to town on it with some chill but more evolving percussion. Not much chance of that though...

  16. dimestop
    dimestop on Tue 5th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    really clever work mate the drum track is fire, the synth work is top notch and the prolonged repetitiveness of the drone just seamlessly blended in with everything else nice fx and cool fresh mix. that's what i love about this place, the variety and versatility of everyone and the chance to collab. i never ever expected to collab with Danke but i did and and its done great so hope you get the collab you requested, you and Stokesy would come up with something mind blowing i think, just a thought though

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    That's right man, I'm a musical slut and listening to what people are doing on this site feeds into that - you end up listening to things you probably wouldn't ordinarily. And often it's inspiring, even if, on the surface, what you produce doesn't reflect what you've been listening too, I think somehow things influence you anyway. Always appreciate you listening and your comments. Cheers Chris

  17. Micky
    Micky on Tue 5th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    This is a beautiful condition, musically excellently implemented. Great concept. I have a friend who tries to add drums to ambient sounds like this and he actually keeps failing... he can't get the two to relate to each other. However, I hear that it works wonderfully for you. Chris, that was a great listening experience. Greetings down under.

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Many thanks Micky, you started this journey with your reference to Terry Riley. I'll have to get off the bus sometime I guess but its fun at the moment. All good here Down Under, and you too Up Over.

  18. xstokes
    xstokes on Tue 5th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    drone and harmonics beautiful and then its mindblowing, my friend. this is an amygdala hijack. im getting 30 mins of total bliss before sunrise. inspired. btw i covered that swinging speaker bit, alvin lucier i think it was. i love 50s 60s classical bonkers stuff. man oh man this is great

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Damn you did it again, used words I had to google (and I pride myself on my vocabulary, though you might not know it on here since I'm usually tapping on my phone when I reply to comments). I just had a look at Avin Lucier too, pretty interesting eh. I quite like the scientificness of what he was doing. Don't think scientificness is a word.

  19. BaoBou
    BaoBou on Tue 5th Dec 2023 - 4 months ago

    https://www.moma.org/collection/works/127629
    Central to Youngs work is the concept of stasis, as opposed to Fluxus. Change or flux is inevitable, Young wrote. Stasis, or remaining the same, is impossible. Therefore, to achieve the static state is the goal, while the state of flux, variation, or contrast, is unavoidable and thus unnecessary as a goal.

    I loved that. That's really, really good!

    Zootman
    Reply by Zootman

    Hi BB, thanks for the listen! That quote is crazy, it kind of turns things on its head, makes you stop and think about the nature of reality, like a Zen koan. I did cheat a little (i.e. the bass line and a small bit of synth use extra notes), but the drone/pad thing is just the two notes. All the saturation and distortion I added brought out a bunch of evolving harmonics which I thought sounded pretty cool. I was going to call it 'Look Mom No Hands' since it didn't take many....

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