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My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« on: December 06, 2010, 07:22:56 AM »
It's only 3 minutes... easy to squeeze in a listen... ;-)

http://soundcloud.com/relaxed-machinery/jkn-dreams-of-awakening

Track from the Relaxed Machinery compilation album "sleepMODE". This compilation is very special - it features all 13 artists on Relaxed Machinery. The concept of the album is the machines in the factory have finished their shift, and are now entering "sleep mode". What do they dream of?
The album will be available in late December.

And yes - this is the first fully completed track I've done since 2003.   I have another one completed also coming out on a netlabel compilation soon.
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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 10:54:40 AM »
OK, just listened to it, (finally! Sorry it took me so long, J!) Anyway...

I LOVE IT!!!!  

I think it's beautiful. I'm such a sucker for this exact sort of piano music: very minimal, melancholy, haunting, etc...

Really great job! Do more, (and then send me an entire album of it, please)...  :)
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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 02:09:35 PM »
Thanks, Lena!   this is for a compilation.   I have another finished piano track for a 2nd compilation coming our very very shortly.

Beyond that - piano will certainly be on my first solo album in eons...  I got an 88 key piano controller - so I've opened up a new world for recording for me... I love it.
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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 08:24:44 PM »
Welcome back to making music.  I can't imagine taking a break that long.
There's only one problem, this track is way too short.   ;)
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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 10:25:13 PM »
Nice track, John.  Sounds like an intro to a much longer piece....(get to work!)  I can certainly relate to writer's block.  Glad to hear you're breaking through the wall again.

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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 01:00:06 AM »
Lovely! Needs its own full CD!

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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 08:50:08 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  I feel all warm and fuzzy.  :-)

This track is part of a larger compilation - 13 artists - almost 2.5 hours - and the mastering was just completed and it's in the mail to me now.  It'll be out soon.

If you want to read about it and see all the artists...   http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/rm-community-200th-member

I posted album artwork, and more info in comments below that first post.

Yes - I have a full album in the works.  :-)   A couple actually ...  I go at a slow pace for the most part (obviously... lol)

Thanks again everyone for listening!

John
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Re: My first finished track in seven years... A Dream of Awakening
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 06:46:18 PM »
Very nice work, John. Looking forward to hearing what you create in the future.

Get busy! ;)

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