The unicorn and rabbit dance

… and now it gets really cute, sweet, and lovely:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

List of musicians:

Many thanks go to “Jypeka” and to his adorable little girl 🙂 Isn’t Wikiloops a great place to be in? I just love it there! 🙂

Edit: here is Jypeka’s original version, starring Erin 🙂

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

On this version, all drums & bass are from Arnosolo, not from me 🙂

Teach my unicorn to whistle

“Pewi” completed our little unicorn song in a quite wonderful way – and wow, that man can really whistle! Listen:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

Musicians:

Thanks to Arno, Shi, and Peter – and thanks to you for reading and for listening!

Beneath the waves

This is a premiere weekend. I not only uploaded my first track making noise with jazz brushes and finger snapping yesterday; today I also uploaded my first (music) video into my Youtube channel. It’s only a remix of what was there before, like the music in it:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

List of musicians:

And here’s the video I uploaded:

Thanks for reading, watching, and listening.

Teach my unicorn to dance

Such a wonderful track from Arnosolo and Shi – I just downloaded Arno’s first template (ukulele and guitar) and Shi’s vocals and added jazz brushes, finger snaps, and my bass. Sounds like this:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

Musicians until now:

Thanks for listening.

Don’t touch Eb

A few days ago I was searching for a capella pieces to improve my mixing / sound design skills. Found a short and sweet one from Shi, loaded it up into my DAW (digital audio workstation for the non-recorders amongst you), and got working. And when I thought it was quite ok, I exported it, and sent the result back to Shi. Looked like this:

Export of Shi's track in my DAW

Then I determined the tempo (88.226 bpm), and made a click track. And after the usual count-in, I let it click on the 2s and 4s, to get a feeling for the “groove” of the track. And then I took my bass, and started playing around with it.

Shi’s original title was “Don’t touch it!”, and because the song seemed to fit nicely into a simple 2-5-1 progression on E flat (Eb, in German called “es”), I thought about translating it to German like in: “Fass Es nicht an!”. But Wikiloops is an international platform and has an international audience, so I called it like in the title of this article. And here’s the result:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

Musicians, until now:

Thanks for listening.

wikiloops operators address 2017

Revisiting this video from slightly over one year ago:

I’m a supporting member, and I still hit that ‘donate’ button this year already. And I’m asking each Wikiloops member who can afford it to do the same. Supporting Wikiloops is supporting ourselves. We have the best platform out there by far.

Thanks.

Virtual Realities by marmotte

What a surprise to find this great gift on this Sunday morning:

So classy, so great – and I’m so proud to be even included into her great work! Downloaded this one immediately (which by the by with 2,40€ costs next to nothing even for non-Wikiloops members, for supporting members like me it’s free).

So – my recommended listening for today, and also my album of the day (or week? month? Let’s see).

It gets jazzier…

Fresh from the publishing press this evening:

Screenshot from 2018-10-31 23-31-43

Hear it here if you want. Download it if you like it.

Involved musicians:

Screenshot from 2018-10-31 23-30-48

Thanks for listening. I also set up a small link to this album in the widgets on the right, just like I did for the other three.

Update from Nov 1st:

And this morning, my newest was album of the day over at Wikiloops:

Thanks for reading, and for listening.

Rainforest Green / Fallen Skies

Two wonderful compositions from Wikiloops members which sound like they were made to be played after each other – enjoy…

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

List of musicians:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

List of musicians:

Thanks for listening.

Arvo by the billabong

Found a nice track from RobM (guitar) and Wade (Sax) to which I just added my bass:

This track is embedded with the friendly permission by the creatives on wikiloops.com.

List of musicians:

In this track I used a virtualized effects pedal board called “Rakarrack”, on a separate channel in Ardour. Looks like this:

ardour_rakarrack

Thanks for reading and for listening.