Tunes, Tracks, Beats & Mixes
Description : An easy listening tune I guess which is another collab with maestro Tumbleewed....Thank you Ed..:)
Description : As I promised to some of you, here is a pretty different version of the previously uploaded track called "The Other Way Around" which is still here for the reference and comparison : https://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/184666
This is actually the first Tumbleweed/Orlando collab when for some reason two different versions of basically same tune were made. The leading instrumentation was altered which in my opinion led to pretty different moods in those two song versions, so I thought that maybe isn't such a bad idea to expose both for comparison, and so here is the second version which is also differently titled (only just).....and how different the actual music sounds, judge for yourself. Would be nice to hear some comparison opinions from you dear folks !:)....As usual on such occasions my sincere thanks go to Ed , without whom there would have been so much less fun..!:)
Description : A test drive..:) UPDATE - 20th Apr 2017...Not anymore..-:)
Description : As Monty Python's would say : "And now something completely different"...:)
Description : There were two separate tracks in work, but who knows why I got tired with them and then decided to merge them (or at least what left from them) into one piece hence they originate out of same musical purpose. No worries...no world war was ment here, except my recent personal one...haha...and you don't want to know about it.:) It's not real etude by any means, yet it's quite alot about practicing...practicing...
Description : Another collab work with maestro Tumbleweed is here. It's a bit special this time in multiple ways. I guess this is the very first time when I didn't use any of my usual instrumentation when collabs are in question. As you probably know I'm talking about strings and piano. No matter how you prick up your ears you won't find them here. Instead , you will be witnessing the bold move of mine, which was simply joining Ed in his otherwise "untouchable" teritory....playing guitars, Yes you got that right..:) By untouchable I mean his most high standards he sets with playing his tour de force instruments. I'm just a humble servant here, playing mostly melody lines (plus some embelishments) which I composed for this piece. It's also the first time when music comes very close to a dancing style of music....this time in classical spanish/latino fashion, but not exclusively...there will be always mixed ingredients when a naughty lad like me is on board. In spite of phletora of acoustic guitars this might sound pretty minimalistic and I hope it's for the better. My sincere and special thanks to Ed for letting me contribute this way on yet another exciting journey.
Description : Many of you know well that Tumbleweed & Orlando collabs are pretty much well established tradition within LM society by now, and here is the newest example to reinforce that tradition. It's probably the last this year (yet never take it for granted) and I think it has (although not particularly intended) a bit of that seasonal celebrative nature, thus fitting quite well into this festive feel of December. Despite providing it's share of melancholic tones (you can bet who is responsible...haha...) it's a quite happy tune overall...and it doesn't bite, so you're all most welcome to listen and comment !... As always my sincere thanks to Ed !
Description : Dear folks...to put it short and simple...this is essentially Ed's (Tumbleweeds's) tune thrown into dangerous waters of me noodling on this time slightly distorted piano ! Hate it or love it...we love you all the same !:)
Description : What would you say if you had to wait more than a year for a daybreak? " Nah...science fiction!" you will say. No, no...that's exactly what happened to me when I started working on a collab with maestro Tumbleweed (the Irish gentleman from Canada whom most of you know well) far more than one year ago. The song was called Breacadh (daybreak) and still is. Uneasy relationship with my Muse led to several (too many) pauses during the process . But who would look backwards now...the dawn is finally breaking...all thanks to Ed !
Description : Whenever I lack time for making "real" music I frequently find myself doing that sort of quicky stuff, just like this one. Basically it's just another keyboard improvisation and toying with synthesizers although I would dare to say it has a bit of a concept, yet all in all is just another gap filling.:)
Description : The spring is in full motion over here and I guess it helped me quite a bit to complete my part of the job on yet another exciting collab with maestro Tumbleweed. Most of our collab works contain at least some aspect which demonstrates something out of ordinary one or another way. This time we got a peculiar combination of mysticism and merciless attacks of soapiness (my bad....haha)....So let's listen to hear whether I'm right or not!....:) As always on such occasions, all my thanks to Ed !
Description : No more singing now...haha! So what comes next? I belong to the nation which has a great passion for alpinism (not myself though)..:) This newly composed and recorded stuff is dedicated to all of those who stayed in the grip of Himalaya forever!...Respect!
Description : Although I don't consider myself a religious person I can't escape the cultural bonds with christianity, and so I'm well aware of the forthcoming christian feasts like 'Good Friday' and ofcourse the 'Easter' when christians all over the world are remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For this occasion I remembered I still have something special in my musical archive..:) Quite some years ago, in fact before I even started to compose my own music, I did this rendition of 'Pilate's Dream' which is an acoustic number from Andrew Lloyd Weber's famous musical 'JC Superstar' ! The timing couldn't be better to upload such a thing...but what is so special about it you may ask.....Well, I guess this was my first and probably the last attempt to record myself "singing"...haha...but don't worry, it's more about story telling than proper singing...but then again it's frankly embarrassing either way, so it should be dawning on you that I had to gather alot of courage to even think of putting this in front of you...haha...However this is your first and the last chance to hear Orlando "sing"..:)^^ Happy Easter folks !:)
Description : It's been a while since my last upload, yet here is finally the new one and it's 'dangerous' as it gets cause this time I ultimately decided to dedicate this thing to my dear friend Ed, the man well known to Looperman audience as Tumbleweed.. He has been my huge inspiration for those past few years and always will be. Luckily we've made some pretty decent stuff together and more is to come. Working with Ed helped me to improve alot and this composition is now my way of saying 'thank you' to him and music should express my gratitude better than words....One might expect this will be Irish (or Celtic) music, but it's not necessarily the case...as the title suggests it's merely the touch of it....it's like a mirage in the highland mist and it's full of orlandesque crap to be honest...haha...yet I decided to include a tiny snippet of a famous traditional Irish song at the very end of the track and I bet you will recognize it instantly ...particularly for the lads with Irish roots this shouldn't be a problem...:) So, Ed...put your headphones on and be merciful my friend...:) UPDATE: 10th March 2016 / Today I decided to do an alternative mix of the track...and hell yeah, I think it sounds much better now !:)
Description : I just painted a picture of abandoned sanctuary and I thought it could sound like this...:)
Description : While I concluded the previous year with the shortest track ever uploaded it seemed only appropriate to begin the new one with my longest track ever. And funny enough I used one and only instrument for this noodling marathon, the celtic harp....and I really couldn't help it, it was just dragging on and on and on...haha...so I think that anyone who could possibly listen to this from start to finish must be a real listening hero..:)^^
Description : Just a short piano prelude for this New Year's eve, composed, played and recorded today in one go in a single minute, exactly as it lasts.(just a few little overdubs added later).It's here just for this occasion to wish you all happy and healthy New Year! See ya in 2016 !:)
Description : This is probably my last upload this year and it represents the 10th collab with legendary maestro Tumbleweed. May there be many more! This one is for more romantic souls ! As usual all my thanks go to my dear friend Ed who probably finally understands why I stay up till late night hours so often .:)
Description : This time around I made a rare exception in terms of my usual way of doing things. In most cases I avoid using samples, loops or any other kind of pre-recorded material due to my strong preference of making music from scratch! Yet, here is one of those rare occasions where I decided to combine my recently composed and recorded material with some samples from Magix sound library. And here is the result...not necessarily cinematic...but you know..:)^^ Any comments appreciated!
Description : I'm very glad to upload yet another collab work with maestro Tumbleweed! This one is quite special cause it embraces Ed's wonderful idea of bringing together some unusual instruments from various parts of the world to find out how well they can work together and also to what degree of harmony they can mix with more standard instruments like sax or piano for example....and so here are presented the Chinese Ghuzeng, Harmonium, Zither, Frame drum, Jingle stick and Wooden whistle among others...so you see the title "No Borders" is truly appropriate. I hope you will find it interesting!:) As always all my thanks go to my dear friend Ed, without whom this exciting journey would never happen !
Description : I consider this as an intermezzo work cause I've done it pretty quickly while waiting for the Muse to help me on another project I'm working on..:) It's actualy kind of keyboard improvisation and it's a bit off the wall in my opinion, so the selected tag should fit quite nicely...:) Fortunately it was quite fun to play!:)
Description : This is the second track from the intended "dark side collection"! You gonna hate it even more than the previous one... I'm tellin ya!:)^^ It begins with "the day after" in the aftermath of nuclear disaster. A mother, father and a child are the survivors. They find each other in the ocean of ruins but this is symbolicaly revealed only at the very end of the track. Confused relief for being alive together with the loved ones and a glimpse of hope in the irradiated air...yet there's also the troubling uncertainty what "another day after" will bring....
Description : Recently I decided to explore some darker themes for weeks to come (not counting possible collab releases). This is the first one of a kind although it's not entirely on the dark side. I think it preserves that peculiar romanticism of mine, so I see it also as an atempt to mix and balance the moods to give it a bit of uniqueness I guess...and don't bother about the genre...I just had to put it somewhere..:)^^ *UPDATE* 15th August 2015: I shortened the intro a bit to make it more concise and to maybe improve the listenability of the track as a whole!
Description : Collab No.8 with Tumbleweed is a bit special one this time around cause it's thematically connected with our previous one titled "Ghosts Of Glencloy". You can take a look there and read more detailed background story description---https://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/162598
It may well happen that this will lead to a thematic trilogy and some basic material already exists. All thanks to my friend Ed without whom this wouldn't be possible...
Description : This is what happens when summer heat strikes into your head! A sort of one man band free-jazz...here and there over the top...but as I said...blame the heat...!:)^^ ...and I'm gonna sleep in the fridge tonight...^^