mre's 100 Most Recent Comments

Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 7 days ago
Thanks for listening, Anto, I'm honoured by your comments. This song results from a post by Igor with Antonello Messina, Grant liked the song and learned it and it's become a regular in our bag... smiley
March of New Exiles by annamaria 8 days ago
Thank you for calling attention to this issue of the plight of the young through your beautiful and sad piece. You let your vision and ears guide you, tempered by your sensibilities. Thank you for sharing. smiley
14 Jazz by MusicLeft 10 days ago
Sentendo le vostre composizioni e giocare รจ sempre un piacere!


This piece is no exception, a beautiful easy groove within the complexity. Some of the changes remind me a bit of Stella By Starlight, coincidentally this is a tune I've been working on lately and in 3! Love the bass fills at the end especially, could it be that Mr. Bass is getting ready to step out for a solo? smiley
Forest is amazing place by mikerocky 19 days ago
Beautiful playing. Interesting ending, too; is this leaving the forest? It is an amazing place but coming out onto the shore is always a thrill, suddenly feeling the space... smiley
Tomorrow Wendy by pharmakeus 19 days ago
Down tempo rock - ripping lead solo, Chris! smiley
Two happy squirrels by mikerocky 19 days ago
Jolly chromatic!

I have squirrels too, but i n the walls of my studio, I inadvisably made them double...
There's Something Wrong With You by DJShadowkat 19 days ago
A righteous groove underneath a sweepy expansive synth sound. I too am a cat person. "Talk to the hand!" she seems to be saying. Expressive chin marking would make for an interesting marionette effect when mewing...
Room 608 by kpenson 26 days ago
Nice romp over Rhythm Changes on the keys. I like the way you get out yet still land those long phrases. Always driving and swingin'! nlsn sent me BTW... smiley
TOSIN by Tony2008 29 days ago
Mister Abasi should be lookin' over his shoulder! smiley
The Swinggin Beat That Makes That Body Go Shake by DigitalRedux 29 days ago
All the elements to the well told story are there. So this was all played by you? Well done! The aeolian sound is unusual in jazz... smiley
colors by eagle 1 month ago
Beautiful, I love the way the vocal floats over the background textures. A thorough study of the piece is necessary to sound relaxed in the vocal entries as well as stylistic familiarity, kudos! smiley
American Life (Argales Mix) by Argales 1 month ago

Well done, Maria; wow, you have learned so much. An exciting club ready piece... smiley

ps I checked out the original... yours is musically more interesting by far! The long slow build, interesting harmonies, beautiful background vocal harmonies. Well done!
A drop in the sea by MusicLeft 1 month ago
A beautiful thoughtful work, as with the girl in the yellow hat. smiley
Spring Rain by eagle 1 month ago
A refreshing take on an old standard. Beautiful solos too! smiley
"BaseJump" by abzwork 1 month ago
Base jumping in style: smiley Your music is hipper! smiley
"BaseJump" by abzwork 1 month ago
May I give it a go?
Just A Little Relief by BMSSP 1 month ago
Nice backing for something, be interesting to see where it goes. Welcome to iComp! smiley
Self Destruct by Convictum 1 month ago
7/4 I believe. There are 7 "beats" which are further subdivided. I appreciate how much work you have done. May I suggest some sort of bridge to give a bit of formal structure and an opportunity for a return?
Velvet Touch (6/12) by Mungo 1 month ago
Drums are phat and in the pocket, Harmonies make good sense and create a pleasing form to hang something on...
Midnight Blue by nlsn 1 month ago
Excellent work Nelson! These snowy days are perfect for listening to and making music, eh? smiley beautiful trumpet work too, @Jacalore as well as bass and drums from Shael...
Walkin' Man by Gadzooks 1 month ago
I'm a fan of live recordings, there's magic in the immediacy. Nice mellow groove, good rhythm section work sets off the vocals well. smiley
"The Bush" by abzwork 1 month ago
Loved the drops, the tight (real tight) snare, drum parts are integral yet constantly evolving. Fantastic regrouping passage in the middle. I wanna play along... smiley
Sarang Om by chilladreams 1 month ago
Nice work, very serene... Hi to Matt, I'll be over soon to jam smiley
Chocolate by ffej55 2 months ago

Beautiful! Pleasing form, interesting interludes, able improvisations, perky syncopations with everything arriving just as it should. Very "LA" sounding; sweeeet! smiley
No Mas Mermaids by Bonecage 2 months ago
Brilliantly naughty! Thanks to @Axelbreeze for plugging you on chat! smiley
Poco prima di svegliarmi by MusicLeft 2 months ago
Love this, Anto! Beautiful playing, I'm hearing lots of North African tonalities. Groovy bass with cool fills and harmonics. Solid drum track, sounds live. The simple harmony gives lots of room for your guitar solo, love the ways you get "out'! Great track! smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley

And the painting! You are a modern renaissance man! smiley
"Rockin' That" by abzwork 2 months ago
Other worldly backing vocal sounds...
"The Way To Love" by abzwork 2 months ago
Thanks for the B-day present! Just clicked over a new decade this week smiley Digging the orchestral pad, the tweety arpeggiator, polyrhythmic drums, and Abz trading... smiley
The Sudden Apotheosis of Suphankalaya by pharmakeus 3 months ago
I looked up the sad tale of Suphankalaya... A fulfilling journey none the less with Frippish guitar solos. smiley
Testostrogen by ffej55 3 months ago

Wonderful! Stellar production all around. I can hear some Tribal Tech/Steps Ahead in here but turntable sounds update the sound. Great bass tone and pocket, great key solos, fantastic drum production... Best to you in the New Year! smiley
"Do No Wrong" by abzwork 3 months ago

Expansive, rhythm tracks, intriguing vocals. A new direction for you, my friend! smiley
Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 3 months ago
Thanks for your listen and comment, @KennethLavrsen, much appreciated smiley
Summertime by mre 3 months ago
Many thanks @carlajpatterson for your listens and comments. smiley
Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 3 months ago
Thanks again, @DJShadowkat. I have an older version of Quicktime and avoid iTunes except for content I've bought but thanx for the tips. Playing live is fun, I guess I'm to stupid and unselfaware to care... smiley
Fire Dance by mre 3 months ago
Thanks for your listen and comments @ DJShadowkat. I just noodled along with the camera audio, it was a really fun night, Elsa was the star of the show though! smiley
Bass cat by mikerocky 3 months ago
Good live feel. My cat likes music too... smiley
My Song 10 by jcrouch227 3 months ago
Pentatonic improvising over an Am to B minor vamp. A Dorian would work as well.
Hobo Silent Night by TheTiler 3 months ago
It's all in the rhythm, finger pickin' good. Classical ending... smiley
Starbright Wings by pharmakeus 4 months ago
Ambitious and far reaching. I like the progressive feel to it, well done, guys! smiley
Ion Sleet by DJShadowkat 4 months ago

Intricate and constantly variable as it unfolds, shows your attention to detail and control of the audio medium. I loved the restraint and simplicity of the drums, in particular the back beat "ride" cymbal sound. Also loved the ions at the end (sounded like little space people to me), jamming with the whacked out computer drummer.

I'm glad of the snowstorm, Mark, for who knows if this would ever have been made?
15/8 FUNK by ldecarmine 4 months ago
Interesting groove. This would be really hard to play as it is on the familiar blues form. Was it made completely of loops as the tag suggests, or are the guitar sounds played? I appreciate the work that went into it. smiley
Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 4 months ago
Many thanks @TheTiler for your listen and comments. I'm glad that our joy of collaboration in music making comes through.

Concerning the video file, I've had my share of challenges in uploading videos, here is what I've learned: do not use the .m4v format, it wont work, rather go for the .mov format. This is available in iMovie, you may have to re import your finished video (eg. from GarageBand into iMovie, if you're adding sounds to your visuals and the camera's audio track) Depending on the length of the work you will have to compress it more or less to get near but under the 30MB limit, also the dimensions have to be under 500 X 360. There are some stock compression levels to experiment with or you can customize the video in the share section of iMovie, choose 15 frames per second which will halve the information for starters. Hope this helps, I'll look for signs of success smiley
Edelweiss by TheTiler 4 months ago

A very different arrangement indeed! I love the way the familiar waltz becomes a skipping lilt through the alpine meadows with a flexibility from phrase to phrase as if motion is dictated by terrain. Acoustic guitar sounds exceptionally resonant and very clearly recorded. Singing is strong with a hint of tenderness. Definitely the mountain man edition! smiley

ps also thanks for Chris for plugging you on chat smiley
Ranui's Song by NeonCollective 4 months ago
Welcome to iComp! smiley
THE QUIET DARKNESS by ldecarmine 4 months ago
Nice guitar work. Interesting cascading rhythms in the accompaniment. I like the bass part too the way it slides into chord tones. Cool stuff smiley
A NIGHT IN TUNISIA by ldecarmine 4 months ago
This is an update for this song, nice groove and guitar interjections. I love this song and all the possibilities for arrangements, here is ours:
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 4 months ago
Many thanks @grathy , we are putting the finishing touches on this winter's concert for next weekend... Here is Silent Night a la Cuba from a few years ago:
Frosted Leaf by grathy 4 months ago
A touching dedication. Sorry to hear about your friend... but music is a healing force (hug)
Your Word Means Nothing (Radio Edit) by Axelbreeze 5 months ago
Great work, Ax and Carla! smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 5 months ago
@SOULWAVE many thanks for your listen. I passed on your comment to my wife and she was quite touched. I'm so glad the piece evoked pleasant memories for you. smiley
Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 5 months ago
Thanks for your listen and comment, @ffej55 , yes we often have to walk a dynamic tightrope between being heard but not so people have to shout over their dinner... a challenge in places like this with hard stone and glass surfaces. smiley
Brutal Memory by pharmakeus 5 months ago
Fascinating sounds, Chris, a completely new direction, unusual instrumentation. Our unpleasant memories are best acknowledged, learned from, then released...
Cee by BigDaddyCee 5 months ago
Nice work here, solid rhythm track!
"Palace Of Glass" by abzwork 5 months ago
Dig the wet drum sounds and clean guitars. Glad to see you're still at it... smiley
live once by Lapskin 5 months ago
Interesting sounds, Laps, well arranged and spaciously produced. My friend likes using Ableton too...
SUCH A LONG TIME by SISTERS 6 months ago
Musical singing, poignant lyrics, able accompaniment smiley
Fever Tree by ffej55 6 months ago

Yeah, what he said ^ ! He sent me... smiley
state of war by ploesch 6 months ago

Thought provoking lyrics, musical singing, detailed production, much skill evident all round smiley
autumn leaves by archjerry 6 months ago
Great piano improvisation. This song could be: Autumn Leaves Swing One Night in Tunisia smiley
Afterworld (APS) by albinoSQUIRREL 6 months ago
Dark and thought provoking. Captures the vibe of the game. Great instrument sounds and playing!

BTW the trick to streaming video here is to upload a .mov file...
Michelle's Marsupial Mystique by pharmakeus 6 months ago
Positive perambulations in the pocket! Michelle will be mighty mad! Suitably subtle, yet full of surprises... smiley
ice by telecaster29 6 months ago
Fascinating panning, phase shifty background pads, then it opens up with Chinese fiddle sounds, then in Harmony, then searching outside... The drums are great, a good groovy feel. Well done! smiley
Majhong (Wayne Shorter) by mre 6 months ago
Many thanks @telecaster29 , yes I'm playing the tambourine with my left foot smiley
noire by telecaster29 6 months ago
I like the subtly shifting tonality and textures smiley an expansive sound scape... a comment would be that it is all very rubato, a beat would be good for a bridge then back to rubato for the out section...

Thanks for your comment and listen on Majhong, I'm gonna check some more of your stuff... smiley
"Magic Pixie Stratocaster" by pharmakeus 6 months ago
Nice axe, Mate! smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 7 months ago
Thanks for your listen @ mfwmiles, my wife and Jenn do the wonderful work, I just show up to play the bass smiley
Edge of Time (The) by chilladreams 7 months ago
You're going all self contained on us, then... I like your soprano sound, Dave, the back resonance thing is very expressive.
The Angry Sea (Pacifico) by chilladreams 7 months ago
Nice work, Dave. Very expressive flute timbres, an introspective minor tonality. Pleasant ambient music. smiley
Fortress by Stebbo 7 months ago
I like this a lot! The piano and later rhythm section "big entry" set off the vocal perfectly, very melodic singing and playing, evocative lyric, well done! smiley
Photon Train by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
I like the laid back 16 beat groove. Scooping pentatonic riffs remind me of Japanese koto music... Cool, must be all that cold water smiley
behind the hills by MusicLeft 8 months ago
You are a renaissance man, Anto, cool painting! I love your original harmonic ideas and the gentle 2 beat 16th groove. I do get the Metheny reference though (Under Missouri Skies) but there are worse to be compared to than he and Charlie Haden. I played it for my wife, who is extremely... er... selective; and she liked it! smiley

ps I played it again for my wife and her choral co-director who said "I would buy that!", thought it was "Beautiful" smiley smiley
And Now I'm Free by RickWillingham 8 months ago
Nice work, reminds me of Neil Young with a dash of Eagles...

I read your post in chat; were the drums first or added after?
Lumi by shavingronaldscar 9 months ago

Very peaceful, after a day of jazz camp, and then... that wild azz bridge! Another multi layered masterpiece. I appreciate how crafty this is...

Your daughter is a sweetie. Congratulations on parenthood! smiley
Fire Dance by mre 9 months ago
Many thanks @JazzIs smiley
Fire Dance by mre 9 months ago
Many thanks for your listen, comments and rating, @SISTERS , the core of the music was the audio from my old camera, (Canon S5-IS) it has really good sound with its relatively large built in stereo mics. There is even an audio recording function, no picture as it records a WAV file.
Roy's Rolex by mre 9 months ago
Thanks, @JazzIs smiley
"Play The Game" by abzwork 9 months ago
Glad to hear you still have time to play up a storm! smiley
Schizo-Siamese by pharmakeus 9 months ago
Awesome! Love the way the well timed vocals float over the busy background, dig the back beat shuffle, the full on unrestrained soloing. ...universal and therapeutic as an ode to paradox. smiley
Glass in Slow Motion by createdatmidnight 9 months ago
I like the way the repeated notes subtly alternately shift the emphasis in the background figures. A sense of build and momentum could be enhanced by starting with the absence of the above mentioned syncopations, rather than cutting them in the middle, and building with more complex alternating patterns; perhaps also a bridge to come back from... nice ideas!
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video by Bowman 9 months ago
Passionate and groovy! smiley
Travelin' Ball and Chain by brewchugger 9 months ago
Hits the spot, yeah! smiley
Am I the Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)? by pharmakeus 9 months ago
Music. Always the best therapy... Hopefully Jeff's @ironsaul 's troubles will resolve soon.
Fiore Azzurro by MusicLeft 9 months ago
Beautiful harmonic structure, wonderful bass lines, restrained drumming, fluid guitar improvisation. Interesting ideas! smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley
"Frantic City" by abzwork 9 months ago

Glad to hear you back at "Frantic City" Erin. That kick is the wettest in town, very effective guiro sounds too. Expressive guitar exclamations. 7 string bass, eh? Looks like a low F# string or does it have a high F? smiley
Complacent Minerals (test mix) by DJShadowkat 9 months ago

Glad to hear your latest work, Mark, I like the gradual build through subtle transitions. Great drum sounds, love the "brass accordion". The bridge comes just at the right time in the arrangement. One tiny question is why pan the "crowd" sounds? This effect is used at the beginning and at the end, it might be more effective to make it more realistic sounding, a momentary reality... Top notch overall, dedicated time and work is evident! smiley
Fire Dance by mre 9 months ago
Many thanks @nlsn Happy Canada day, eh! smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 9 months ago
Many thanks for your listens and comments @Ultrabeast smiley
Fire Dance by mre 9 months ago
Thanks @KennethLavrsen the drums, clarinet and acoustic guitars were live around a campfire smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 10 months ago
@MusicLeft Thanks for the listen and comment, Anto smiley
James Bond Theme by Surak 10 months ago
Crunchy! There are tons of themes from this era that are waiting for your treatment... Mancini anyone? Loved the cultural disparity, well executed, much enjoyed smiley
Unbound -- Monsanto Company by pharmakeus 10 months ago
Great collaboration! The power of righteousness! Make them LABEL THE FOOD!!!
Cosmic Prog. by ShadowofNine 10 months ago
Memories for me too, of listening to vinyl in a basement suite on Maple street in Kits... smiley
There's a Prog in my Soup by ShadowofNine 10 months ago
Yes, Deep Purple, UK, ELP yep! smiley

Oh wait, Dixie Dregs, Rick Wakeman...
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 10 months ago
Many thanks @KennethLavrsen smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 11 months ago
Thanks, glad you enjoyed, @genie1978 smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 11 months ago
Thanks @Xolv smiley
All Things IS Fine by Xolv 11 months ago
Brilliant, sunny, happy tune. Masterful keyboard solo... late to the party, as usual, but much enjoyed.
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 11 months ago
@pharmakeus @zarizarikun Thanks Chris and Ken, I appreciate your comments smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 11 months ago
Thanks for your listen and comment @ Idecarmine smiley
Now's The Time (Charlie Parker) by mre 11 months ago
Many thanks @TimeTells smiley