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19th Century Surf” with Erik Satie

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My band the Vibrojets has been recording. Here's a link to a tune I did a quickie mastering job on just to get it out there: Gymnopédies 1

Please note, the vibes are real! The vibes player's name is Tommy Mattioli. We are co-leaders of a four-piece band.

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That, my friend is a real delight.

Wonderful playing throughout (super discipline in the 16th note hi-hats/vibraphone tremolo strikes starting at 0.46), a deliciously chirpy reworking of a sombre piece that still has a big heart, intact.

Your Lounge concept has extra-plump cushions, ultra-stylish louche guests and super-chilled Cinzano. What a party.

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Hahaha - genius arrangement!

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Liked it a lot. A lot of non-classical music fans learned about Eric Satie from the Blood Sweat and Tears second album.

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The guitar track, evasive and Fender Rhodes-ish as it is, was played on a Duo-Jet, just so you know. We did fifteen tracks, and I used the Jet, a 1960 Annie, a Tele, and a 1959 Jazzmaster.

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Very clever use of the guitar, seadevil. It isn't what I would consider surf, either in construction or tone, but I very much enjoyed that nonetheless.

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Yeah, it's not really surf at all. Genre music can get tiresome, and this is an effort to transcend that. The vibes offer a lot of opportunites to mix and match styles, or disregard them completely.

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We learned it "straight" - slow and semi-acoustic - for a wedding. This version started as a goof, but it clicked right away.

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Great! I like that a lot :)

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Delightful. I'd buy a whole record of cuts in this style.

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I will buy that album when it’s available. Really up my alley. Nice job!

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I hope this will be issued on vinyl. It's way cool!

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We're looking at a 7" (EP or single), 12" Lp, CD, and streaming... all formats. Some songs are WAY rockier, some jazzier, some more Latin. There's even one that ventures into dub territory with the help of an 82-year-old Jamaican percussionist who's played with everyone form Toots & The Maytals on down.

Some tracks are live in the studio, some really produced. It all sounds the way it should.

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We're looking at a 7" (EP or single), 12" Lp, CD, and streaming/digital DL... all formats. Some songs are WAY rockier, some jazzier, some more Latin. There's even one that ventures into dub territory with the help of an 82-year-old Jamaican percussionist who's played with everyone from Toots & The Maytals on down.

Some tracks are live in the studio, some really produced. It all sounds the way it should.

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I doubt we'll sell a ton of physical albums/singles, but many cuts have great licensing potential, and we are happy to "sell out" as long as we're not being associated with something embarrassing.

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I love it. That piece was used in the soundtrack for "My Diner with Andre" back in the '80's.

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What did you use as an interface to convert the guitar signal into a vibe sound? Some sort of standard midi device? Were you using a particular software bank of midi tones?

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They're real vibes! The vibes player and I alternate lead duties. They were recorded acoustically, pedal squeaks and all. I hope no one else thought it was an altered guitar track!


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