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Jun 21, 2009 | 3:14 PM EDT
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2 min 37 sec
3.89 / 5.00

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This was the final project for last term's digital music class, made with Pro Tools and Reason 3. I've made some further edits to it, so I feel pretty safe in making it public now.

Variously in 5/4 and 4/4 time. Made entirely from the following newly-recorded sounds (isolated regions with Pro Tools, then imported into Reason):

-Chewbacca voice imitation (looped)
-Glass hit
-Pop bottle whistle (looped)
-Tuba low
-Tuba high (looped)
-Tuba multiphonics

-Shoe zipper
-5 mouth noises
-breath in
-"ding" (voice)
-Ruler twang
-Ride cymbal hit



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


I dig most of it and I definitely give you props for trying ANYTHING in the damned 5/4 signature. The only thing that got me was the high tuba part. I guess I would have preferred it to be trumpet or maybe a lil quieter because the whole song seems just kind of chill to me and then the tuba comes in and it just seems to be a lil too loud.

Esn responds:

Thanks for the review. I often feel most comfortable in odd time signatures, oddly enough. It's an easy way to do interesting things with rhythms. The new song that I'm working on is in 7/4.

Now that I listen to it, I think you're right about the high tuba/trumpet part. It should sound as if it comes from a greater distance, and a bit more fuzzy.

Of course, songs can sound very different on different speakers, also...


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice to know I'm not alone

It's nice knowing I'm not the only person who enjoys playing with odd time signatures. (One of my latest pieces - "Fox Hunt Over Rooftops" - is composed entirely in 7/4.)

My only real complaint about this song is that the trumpet is a bit intrusive; when it comes in, it kinda' takes over the piece. I'd've toned it down a bit if I were you.

My fave bit is the transition that starts around 1:44. Very nifty.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is an absolutely terrific little piece of music. I love the trumpet and the accordion... so bizarre and sarcastic.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I understand what people mean now.

when they say that different time signatures sound.. awkward.. this sounds awkward,.. just because of the 5/4 time signature - I made an experimental song with 5/4 before.. this is very odd hahaha..

didn't know you made music man :)


Esn responds:

It's just your ears, used to simple 4/4 and 3/4 time. :) In this case, there are really two pulses: the 5/4 (3+2) and the 10/8 (3+3+2+2). And behind that, there's a background percussion part that repeats every 4 beats.

Klezmer and Bulgarian music makes great use of odd time signatures.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool song

It has a very mysterious circus feel to it. The one thing that kinda bugged me was the Tuba part at :35 and 2:15 or so. I was thinking something about that needed to be changed, like maybe if you added some release it might blend with the song better. It was a good song regardless, nice work Esn. :)

Esn responds:

Thanks Snowman. I'm not quite sure what you mean about the tuba part, though - it's not obvious to me... it's possible that it sounds differently on your speakers/headphones than it does on mine... that's a constant headache.