[LAU] I Flying - new instrumental

Oleg Ivanenko oivanenko at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 17:24:32 EST 2009

Stephen, you are felt this piece very precisely. I'm very glad to read
about your feelings. I had not expected this yet. So, I had succeed.

"I Flying" born as song. I made a lyrics for it and even tried to sing
it but without success :( I'm not a singer unfortunately. Properly, I
can sing more simple songs but not this one. More songs from me at
ftp://freemusic-project.ru/Ash/ I should warn all songs very different
-- I hate similarity.

You absolutely right about The Eagles and Hotel California :))) I
notice it too at early stages of creation and try to mask it. Sequence
of chords(especially at the beginning of piece) very similar but tune
completely different.

And, You know, I have bad eyesight too :)

2009/11/2 Stephen Stubbs <theother1510 at sbcglobal.net>:
> ________________________________
> Hi, all!
> I've recently finished long-awaited(for me) instrumental composition
> (http://www.archive.org/download/IFlying/Ash_Ya_Lechu_I_Flying_986.mp3)
> and need your opinions about it. If you please, tell me about my
> composition/arrangement/performance/mastering etc mistakes. Sorry for
> my English :)
> Hello Oleg.  Your English is excellent.
> I've been listening to this piece over and over; that's not something that I
> usually do.  "I Flying" is saying something, but I haven't yet figured out
> what it is saying.  A very complex composition.  Congratulations, Well Done!
> I think it's important to know a little background about the person
> reviewing your work, so that you know what their biases are.
> I'm a vocalist, coming from bass cleff, brass instrument school training
> (baritone, trombone, and tuba.)  As a vocalist, I focus entirely on the
> words.  As an ex-bass cleff brass player, my next focus is on the counter
> melody.  My final focus is on the melody.  I'm also sound oriented rather
> than visual oriented (I have bad eyesight.)
> There's another follower of this list who is most definitely visually
> oriented.  I hope he will listen to this piece and give us his visual
> interpretation of the work.  For now, here's my sound interpretation:
> The feel of this piece first had me thinking of Hotel California by The
> Eagles.  Then it started moving into a feel of Stairway to Heaven by Led
> Zepplin.  Then it shifted into something completely different, with the
> ending coming as a total surprise to me with that final guitar 'scream'.
> (One of the best reproductions of a human scream done with a guitar that
> I've ever heard.)
> As for the recorder in the piece, leave it in.  It sets a feeling that the
> guitar picks up and elaborates on.   I like the dialog between guitar and
> bass guitar, with the bass guitar picking up the feeling from the guitar at
> around 1:22.
> The guitar shifts into its own 'intense' feeling at 1:40.  At 2:33 the
> recorder tries to regain control and calmness.  But to no avail, as the
> guitar reasserts itself at 3:00 and then proceeds to take listener by the
> heart and jump off a cliff!
> As I said, 'I Flying' is telling a story--saying something.  I wasn't
> exactly sure when I first heard it what the message was.  But there is no
> question its message is something with very strong emotional impact.  Your
> later comments about how your life had recently had sorrow in it is giving
> me clue.
> Please post more of your work.  Thank you,
> Stephen

Truly yours, Oleg Ivanenko aka Ash
[if it wasn't so sad, it would be funny]

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