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#434264 - 10/19/17 01:53 PM [User Showcase] Down To The Bare Bones
Riccled Offline

Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 480
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi all.
Here’s my latest song,it’s a quirky hip hop one with the basic Hiphop RT with me playing the excellent Arturia B3 organ and the IKM SampleTank 3 for the saxes.


#434920 - 10/24/17 01:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Riccled]
LPman Offline

Registered: 04/09/14
Posts: 236
Loc: Montréal Quebec Canada
Hi Riccledy
I liked it... it's like how you sing to yourself
and then some solo... that refreshes the song.
Soft, not intrusive... calming... I enjoyed it

Sincerely LazyPianoMan
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#434921 - 10/24/17 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Riccled]
Al-David Offline

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 2734
Loc: Alabama, USA
Hi Rick,

Somehow I missed this. Glad the LazyPianoMan brought it up.

I was gonna say, "Something a little different from you". But, you compose in so many different genres, I've come to expect almost anything from you - mostly nice surprises!

Interesting - in a good way. Lots of rhythm yet soft. your voice is perfect for this. pretty danged cool!


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#434969 - 10/24/17 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Riccled]
Deryk - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 804
I enjoyed this, Riccled smile It's got a chill, calming atmosphere to it and I agree with Alan in that your voice really suited this tune.

Thanks for sharing!

#434987 - 10/24/17 09:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Riccled]
Ember - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 487
Loc: Victoria, BC
I think the general consensus is the same! Your voice really does suit this particular style of song. That organ sound is also pretty fantastic. The softness of the song makes it so that it's not super jarring, and I think you made some good choices here.

What a relaxing song.

Thanks for sharing.

#435017 - 10/24/17 11:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: LPman]
Riccled Offline

Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 480
Loc: United Kingdom
Glad you like it mate,it’s a quirky track that’s for sure,thanks again.

#435018 - 10/24/17 11:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Al-David]
Riccled Offline

Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 480
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi Al.
Glad you enjoyed it,yes initially I wasn’t going to do words on this track,but I had a basic idea and threw them in,seems to have worked out ok though.
Thanks again R.

#435019 - 10/24/17 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
Riccled Offline

Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 480
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks mate ,nice to see the track doing well.

#435020 - 10/24/17 11:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Down To The Bare Bones [Re: Ember - PG Music]
Riccled Offline

Registered: 12/20/13
Posts: 480
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi Ember.
Thanks for that,glad you enjoyed it,it’s nice when improvised track come off well.


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