Tunes, Tracks, Beats & Mixes
Description : Even though not being a big Sunday fan, I'm surely glad to present the collab No.20 with maestro Tumbleweed, which ofcourse should have a bit of celebrative accent...dear Ed, thank you so much for these wonderful four years of making music together...may there be many more...:)
Description : I had no particular intention doing this, but then it just came on me out of nowhere....How to make an antithesis Halloween work!? Prior to that there were no plans to make a track for the occasion, furthermore I've never been really interested in such a thing. It always seemed a bit silly to me if not outright childish. But then I remembered the Interview with The Vampire and Bram Stoker's Dracula. My gosh, there was some peculiar romanticism in there and I probably don't have to tell you twice that this must be a bait for Orlando, as is a cup of fresh young blood for a vampire...:) Furthermore I like people who are different, so I just have to like vampires who a different as well...hehe...so it should be dawning on you by now that this won't be your standard Halloween tune...haven't I mentioned "antithesis"? So...no growling zombies, midnight cemetery bells, creaking doors or any of your favourite horror sounds, although it's still a little bit darker in tone...hell yeah, vampires are still vampires...haha...but this one is mainly about a vampire desperately in love with a young lady, craving for her as a madman...I won't tell whether she's also a vampire or not, cause you might figure it out listening to the track...^^ Otherwise it was about time for me to come up with a new solo work, since I've been almost exclusively doing collabs in those past few months (which I love ofcourse)...afteral you can always ask Ed...:)^^____Happy Halloween folks!:)
Description : Not just an ambient track. I think it's pretty eclectic this time and even if I don't mention you will probably easily figure out that this is anothar collab work with maestro Tumbleweed...yup, we kinda became almost unseparable and that's a special blessing, indeed ! Thank you Ed!:)
Description : After a too long summer break I'm finally back together with maestro Tumbleweed and ofcourse another collab work. While catching the proper form I see this from my standpoint as a welcoming warm-up for the future projects. As always all my thanks to Ed for his generosity and support!
Description : Fellow looper TRE24 also known as T2 offered this chill hip-hop beat for collaboration purposes. Somehow it grabbed my attention although I've never been involved in anything hip hop based and so I decided to do my take on this one with probably totaly un-hip-hopish approach by smuggling in some quite classic orlandesque material...but it was quite fun making it...All my thanks to T2...:)
Description : Dear Loopers...Let Ed and me take you to the world of yet another musical fantasy born out of our latest collab efforts. Ed provided basic structure of the track with ever solid rhythm section, tasty synths and vocal pads while I took
on a role of pretending to be multi-instrumentalist again by smuggling in some sweet strings, bulgarian flute, celtic harp,
unexpectedly blurry piano and this time a tiny bit of real live acoustic guitar...what an adventure for a vst/keyboard guy..:) As always
my sincere thanks to Ed not only for letting me enjoy his great musical company but also for still standing as one of the firm pillars of Looperman society !
Description : An easy listening tune I guess which is another collab with maestro Tumbleewed....Thank you Ed..:)
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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...