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Recorded and mixed on a Yamaha AW2816 Multitracker

Rhythm guitar: Line 6 Variax (Martin D-28 setting) / Pod X3

Lead guitar: Ibanez student classical recorded with a Shure KSM32 / Studio Projects VTB1

Everything else was played on an EWI triggering Kontakt 3

Looped and mastered via Sound Forge.

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Great Acc guitarage!

I got instantly hooked by the intro. Nice shredding up and into the verse.
The glockenspiel really fits in well with the slow, rolling marsh.
I love these type of tunes. You´ve managed to give this latino flavoured track an alternative look/sound...

Cool stuff. You are one of few instrumental artists here on NG that actually know how to play a instrument. I beg you to keep it up...

Paseo de la burra

This is a great cinematic track, it reminds me of all the old spaghetti westerns, poor old donkey carting supplies up the hill, somewhere in the distance the civil war rages on...
All the elements here are in place, the guitar playing is great. It's been on my playlist for a while now...

acmeDyne responds:

Thanks! I think I might try some more stuff in this style. "Paseo de la burra" is a much better title- I wish I had thought of that!

Amazingly descriptive

You have instant images in front of your eyes.
Amazingly nice track. Very nice touch of that glockenspiel melody.
10/10 5/5 4.43 / 5.00 (+ 0.042) faved

acmeDyne responds:

It's an honor to be faved by one of the very best musicians on Newgrounds!
I have an addiction to the glockenspiel.
Thanks sorohanro.

The ONLY thing I can imagine . . .

making this song ANY better would be a horn solo from Cake, acmeDyne!!!
Hmmm, what's the easiest way to say this? Well, I'll give it a shot...I love you and your music making self! The tangible sense you convey through your composition is immaculate, my friend! I can see that poor old donkey, struggling up a steep hill. His hind quarters trembling from exhaustion, his mouth dry, and his back FULL of wrapped bales weighing heavily on him. The glare coming from his sweat laden body, sparkling and the roughened nature of his worn down hooves scraping the rocky terrain beneath his feeble feet.
Until your next magnificent piece. . .
..............Take care, be good and Ride that Donkey.period

acmeDyne responds:

Thanks Gaia.


Ever thought of making a video for it? That poor little donkey, doing his job.. :D

acmeDyne responds:

Alas, I have no video/flash skills. Thanks for the 10!

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4.91 / 5.00

Apr 17, 2010
6:11 PM EDT
File Info
3.9 MB
1 min 43 sec

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