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 for my friend Danke who can't sleep at night. Yes, heat, heat...I guess Africa is hotter, but don't let the title and intro as well, deceive you! This is not African music nor the imitation of it. It's just a picture of starry African sky at night, painted with my european musical sensibilities and some imagination. So this is for Danke in the first place and then maybe for anyone who would like to fall asleep.:)...
Description : Peace in Europe...for how long? Ok... after the infamous Alien affairs this represents a return to my more or less standard soundworld. Coincidentaly I took this oportunity to pay a little tribute to Ultravox (do you remember them?) which is hidden somewhere within the song structure. When I was composing and playing at the same time suddenly something sounded similar to Ultravox (the mistery of coincidence or simply subconsciousness?), so I grabbed the devil .:) I think it's not really a typical Chill Out but more a crossover of handful of genres. Some of the gentler souls among you might even like it, or at least I hope our dear mate Silverman won't be "pissed" again.:)
Description : 1906 was the year of the largest emigration wave of Sicilians to America. Sicily, the cradle of mafia and vendeta, and the land of poverty. Why did I compose this? Coincidentaly, last week I was watching again all three "Godfather" movies after a long time (Marlon Brando is still my favourite actor), so I got an idea! The sentiment of leaving beloved homeland and family in desperate search for a better future is the key here to capture. Human heart in sadness but full of hope ! Mediteranean flavour mixed with almost classical elements prevails in this little extra offer. Not a cup of tea for everyone then...probably only for those who are able to survive all that orlandesque trumpery.:) It's a tricky one...ok?
Description : I really didn't expect to come up already with the second track after a long break. It seems I had a strong urge to compose some music in these last few days. This one is probably quite weird mixture of different styles like ambient, jungle, electronica and quite evident jazzy punctuations...but still not so weird to put it under that category. I think the general feel still points to the soundworld of ambiental music and at the end of the day it really doesn't matter...it's just music...and it's made 100% from scratch (no loops or samples used). Oh, and good news is it's much shorter than the previous one...so why not give it a try.:)
Description : Ah, well...I'm kinda back and I'm not....still too many problems atm to fully return to music kitchen..
Anyways, I was somehow able to put this simple little tune together which is presented here in a very raw condition (no time for more complex arrangements and shiny production). I just had to do something after a long time...out of desperation, I guess...haha...be merciful, my friends...nice to be here again, even if just for a minute..:) UPDATE 21st July 2015 : Those problems are long gone now, so consider the description outdated...:)
Description : Glen Cloy is one of the glens of Antrim (Tumbleweed's county) in Northern Ireland. The little people, actualy fairies, populate all of them and they all have very old ghost stories that have been told for centuries (and still are)...This one is about Shaman of old and his journeys through the spiritual world...That sums up what Ed told me about the concept for our 7th (how convenient^^) collab work. The main core of the track is Ed's work and the original length was 5:18, but I wouldn't have been Orlando if I didn't tempt to compose my longest intro to date (3:10) to inject my own fantasies about little creatures of Glen Cloy (soft spot for spiritual world..hehe..). Other than that I also added some synths arrangements and vocal samples for the rest of the track and probably ruined it a bit..haha..but that's how collabs are sometimes..:)^^.....All my thanks to Ed...and Irish ghosts ofcourse...
Description : What happens when a short but hypnotic celtic intro turns into something completely different? The most noteworthy collaborator on this track (yeah you guessed, it's Tumbleweed) answered correctly to this question! A newly patented musical genre is what happens...yes..."SlovenianCelticCowboyMusic" is born. Sometimes we just have to cut off from being too serious...The version presented here has been carefully chosen from 4856 or so mixes...
As always all thanks to my dear friend Ed who makes such wonders possible to happen.....
Description : This track is built around the repetitive lead guitar line which I have previously incorporated as an intro for the rocker track "Sweetheart Runner" by LM user TinyFinger whom I have helped in arranging, mixing and producing his song. This extended session was a good oportunity to test some new equipment....Thanks to Tiny for not being mad about it...:)^^
Description : Hi folks...as you see I'm back after a long summer break...yeah you figured it out, I'm still alive ^^
For the start, this is another collab track with maestro Tumbleweed...It's always a great pleasure being involved in Ed's music and this time was no different...so all thanks to my dear friend Ed...
Description : I'm happy to upload new collab track with Tumbleweed. Our collaboration is now almost traditional and on this one we used more or less known recipe...I won't bother you with details cause there are too many...just sit back and relax...any comment will be appreciated as always!
All thanks to my dear friend Ed for sharing his special talent.
Description : Probably very overused theme, but now it was my turn.:)
Description : Last time when I uploaded my track called "The Ring Of Saturn" many reviewers stated that it should belong under "ambient" category, since I tagged it as "cinematic"... so this led me to decision to give you the mother of all ambient pieces and here it is!:)Yet, it has something in common with the previous one....you won't need your sleeping pills... again..:)^^
Description : Ok...here it is! Another colab with maestro Tumbleweed! Ed provided the unfinished, basic track...I composed and recorded the long intro using different synths and then added piano (well to the fore) and some brass arrangements along the rest of the track (no violin this time...hehe) and then did the final mixing to wrap it up as it is presented now. I hope you will enjoy it and we both appreciate your listening time and your valuable comments:) Otherwise all thanks to Ed!
Description : This description comes with a bit of delay due to some mysterious purposes..hehe..but so it happened, boys and girls, that this is my second colab work with no other than Mr. Tumbleweed The Great (Ed Cunningham). He sent me a piece of music in a raw and unfinished condition, based on acoustic guitar work, supported with splendid percussion and some tasteful orchestral pads. So my task here was to add some of my own trumpery (haha) and to wrap all up into something what could be called a "finished product". As in the previous offer I granted my strings the dominant role, with viola taking the primary spotlight instead of usual violin which dominated in some of my previous works. Next I included some more piano parts than I usualy do (making Ed happy), some brass for the intro section, and even some bass and electric guitar touches. Sax has also been considered, but just didn't happen (lazy guy ^) , but I deliberately left out any kind of distinct synthesized sounds, wanting it to sound as classical as possible. I hope it turned out nicely in the end, so have a listen and any kind of comment would be appreciated.:)
Also, hat's off to Bear for snuffing the Celtic influences (but probably not knowing who is behind this) and all my thanks to dear Ed for sharing his treasure with me !
Description : Sounds somehow familiar? It should!! One of the most talented musicians on Looperman (not to mention how great person he is), well known as Tumbleweed, was kind enough to let me toy with his recent masterpiece "Memories And Ghosts" which I instantly fell in love with. The original track is basicaly intact...there was no editing of any kind. I only added a good portion of violins to the arrangement as well as some very discreet piano and synth sounds .If anyone would like to know how to ruin a masterpiece, here's the ultimate recipe!^^....All thanks to Ed! This should be called "With The Kind Permission Of" but that's already a title of some Jethro Tull track and I really wouldn't like to mess with Ian Anderson! According to what people say, he must be far less generous than Ed is!^^
Description : This piece of music is still in some kind of development phase and yet rounded just enough to share it here for the first try and to maybe pick some useful comments and advice. Just don't make a suicide after the first listen, boys and girls, cause it's so sad, sad, sad....:)
Description : Short acoustic piece, made on Magix Samplitude.