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#1831565 - 01/25/12 12:17 PM Music i've been doing
The Emperor Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 138
Loc: Lagos, Portugal
Hi, been a long time since i've visited the forum, been busy but hopefully will have time to stick around.

Anyway, been composing for a jazz trio setting, with some other influeces thrown in in the mix, kinda in the vein of EST, Mehldau, Avishai Cohen, etc i guess.

Here it is, http://soundcloud.com/j-guerreiro
1st track is incomplete, working on it at the moment, the other 4 are finished, might do a little polishing in the future.

Would like to hear some comments, opinions, suggestions, good or bad, any feedback is welcome.

Tkx in advance.

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#1832900 - 01/27/12 11:02 AM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
toddy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/11
Posts: 2752
Loc: Portugal
These performances are great. I think I particularly like 'Walking on a Tightrope.' These pieces sound to me like investigations into ideas - or landscapes, and as such they work really well, and sound beautiful and evocative.

Can I ask how the drums are played and recorded, or is that a trade secret? I think I'd have put the drums slightly back in the mix - possibly experimenting with different room settings or reverb types. But having said that, I'm clearly not as experienced in this kind of recording as you are.
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#1832906 - 01/27/12 11:12 AM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
The Emperor Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 138
Loc: Lagos, Portugal
Tkx a lot! The drums are actually programmed with ezdrummer eheh, it's just demos, but i'm trying to make it sound the best i can, still trying to find the best settings, i'm not really a producer.
I do agree about the drums, something i've noticed as well, definitely gonna experiment with that.

Tkx a lot for listening and for the kind words!

#1836225 - 02/01/12 05:09 AM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
Thiago Romano Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 8
Loc: Brasil
I liked them very much! You have a nice approach on harmony, it sounds always "suspended" and very easy to the ears, even when there is dissonance. I particularly liked your works because they are things i would not / could not compose. Yes, there is an issue with the drums, as said above, but i think it doesn't ruin the experience when listening to the tracks. Congratulations!

Quase escrevi em português. wink

#1837109 - 02/02/12 10:19 AM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
The Emperor Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 138
Loc: Lagos, Portugal
Yes, Harmony really fascinates me and its the starting point in my compositon process. I like using common tones, open voicings and sus chords to get that feel u talk about. To me kinda feels like a "connected mood" which is something i like.

Obrigado, Thiago!

#1838131 - 02/03/12 06:34 PM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
Hixbosone Offline
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 18
Loc: Germany
I found it very convenient to listen to this Jazz music while learning. Although it´s abit monotone I like it. It´s kind of relaxing and gives you a nice atmosphere. Do you perhaps try different styles of Jazz like experimental or something else?

#1838173 - 02/03/12 07:43 PM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
The Emperor Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 138
Loc: Lagos, Portugal
No i haven't tried other styles of jazz, i'm still learning jazz myself, still a lot to learn. Maybe in the future.
Glad u like it,Tkx!

#1877554 - 04/11/12 02:08 PM Re: Music i've been doing [Re: The Emperor]
The Emperor Offline
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Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 138
Loc: Lagos, Portugal
Gonna bump this, new track finished, 1st track on the link, any comments are welcome!
Tkx in advance!

Edited by The Emperor (04/11/12 02:08 PM)


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