[LAU] Ambient quasi-Persian music

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:48:10 UTC 2012

Hey man thanks for listening!

My wife had the exact same comment, needed more percussion! This was
an artificially short piece, as I created it to be performed at a
special concert so had to limit it at about 4 minutes. I think that
center section needs to be a LOT longer, and I may re-do the piece
with that in mind. The guitar sound is thin, I admit, and not as thick
and heavy as the other piece. When I redo it, I would likely make it a
bit heavier and thicker. Less harmonies here, too, since it's not
something used much in Persian or Arabic music.

I got a fretless guitar this week, going to start working on
incorporating that sound into my music soon!

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Julien Claassen <julien at mail.upb.de> wrote:
> Hi Brett!
>  And again I was right to rub my hands, while waiting for the audio to
> arrive. I like the bass sound. To be m0ore precise, the way it's processed
> and used. Though the guitar sound this time isn't completely to my liking.
> Perhaps because it reminds me a little of my friend's early recordngs.
>  But I'm starting somewhere in the middle. :-) The orchestration and overall
> recording is very big again and well mixed, to my ears. It reminds me a
> little of a soundtrack this time. So ambiant gets a tick. :-) Although I
> would have liked to have mjore percussion in the piece, since I have a
> feeling, they might be one of your strong points, I'm satisfied with the
> little I got. :-)
>  Musically speaking the main theme wasn't as gripping this time as it was
> with Bron of Fire, but then the intentions are quite different, at least
> judging by your own descriptions and the context in which you put Born of
> Fire. Still I find myself strangely attracted to the arabesque streak in
> music. I like the tension, that your melody lines create. In this piece
> helped along by the omenous bass line, if you can call it that. The strings
> add a more cinematesque impressions. They set a nice "frame" for the rest of
> the music to be surrounded by. Together with the guitars. Yes, I'm not too
> particular about the sound of the guitars this time, but that does't keep me
> from liking what they do.
>  Overall it sounds simple, everything fitting together. I don't know, how
> much time and effort went into it, but I think it's often good, with this
> type of music, if I can judge it to be simple. Like Glenn Gould playing Bach
> and making it sound simple. :-) So continue the work and keep us updated. If
> I had a wish, although you're not a fairy, I would wish for more driving
> percussion in the next piece, if at all appropriate. :-)
>  Thanks for sharing and kind regards
>            Julien
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