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"Egypt" by Veltkamp

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Thursday November 30, 2006
Play keyboards and guitars into MIDI files, tweak files in Pro Tools, play back files through Kurzweil and Roland synths. Mix in effects, etc....

Play keyboards and guitars into MIDI files, tweak files in Pro Tools, play back files through Kurzweil and Roland synths. Mix in effects, etc.

The song here, called Egypt, is a blend of unlikely traditions: Classical Rachmaninof, The Art Song tradition, Hard Rock, Space music, Frank Zappa, the film score tradition, the dreamy feel Pink Floyd, some syncopation from jazz, and a touch of Delta blues.

The lyrics were inspired by the mysticism of Drunvelo Melchizadek, an Egyptian researcher and author.

Also of interest is the length, over 9 minutes, and especially the timing. This song never gets back on the beat after the first note. It flows in unmeasured space for over nine minutes. This feature is my favorite part of the song because it flies in the face of computers measuring out our every breath these days.

It is in effect an artist setting the timing with each note, instead of selecting a groove from a computer menu. Hopeful emotions win over automation in this peice, but you be the judge.

A post by Veltkamp
Thursday November 30, 2006 ARCHIVE
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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