mre's 100 Most Recent Comments

I remember Clifford by IgorBass1 4 days ago

Thanks, for sharing, great tune and playing! smiley
Whisper not by IgorBass1 5 days ago
when I fall in love by IgorBass1 6 days ago
Cool! smiley
"Tippytoes" by abzwork 8 days ago
Sweet vocals, phat bass, singeing leads and drums are right in the pocket at all times smiley
Flowerpot by Euphoria 12 days ago
Ending comes too soon, was just getting harmonically interesting!
I hope that 8 years has found some new knowledge and inspiration to make some new songs! smiley

What's the new band name? Maybe you could have re spelled Rye to Rï or just gone with Canadian Whiskey smiley
Laudamus Te by ZipZipper 12 days ago

Absolutely brilliant! The singing feels pretty "reined in" in a close miked sort of way, although there are hints during the more fortissimo bits at how the voice sounds opened up. The standard for pop vocals, as well as singer/songwriters to jazz, is to be right on the mic for an intimate effect, but this style calls for a more bel canto full voice setting, I think. I am not criticizing your voice as your vocal chops are really great, the melismatic bit is really cool, just thinking that if you backed off of the mic the dynamics would all move up a notch or two; but maybe the legit classical sound is not what you want . . . also always fascinated by your work! smiley
Salinator funk by IgorBass1 14 days ago
Shake that salt! Salination for the nation! smiley
April Blues Again by bingsolex 17 days ago
Expressive guitar playing, lively drums. smiley
Flutterbye by ScottHorwath 17 days ago
Full of hope and reverence. Best wishes for your friend! smiley
Uncertainty by falconep 18 days ago
Condolences for the loss of your cousin. smiley
Isn't she bassly by IgorBass1 28 days ago

Song for G by IgorBass1 28 days ago
Welcome back, Igor! Cool bass song! smiley
Donald Trump to Ground Control by thenownows 29 days ago
Missed this when it came out at the pertinent time. Still relevant, and good, brilliant lyrics!
In The Rain (VIMH) by becwil 1 month ago
Some interesting sounds and textures here, a new sandbox to play in! I like the counterpoint between the lead voice and the accompaniment voice and the pentatonic nature of the material makes it very accessible. My suggestion would be to have a bass part that is independent of both the lead and accompaniment voices that outlines the fundamentals of the harmony as there is maybe a little too much octave doubling of the bass and accompaniment part. This marks a new and interesting direction for you and well received ^ it seems. smiley
Wishes by lyla 2 months ago
Hey @lyla nice work!
The "space"* is very powerful. A strong form with sensible tonal chords make a versatile framework for a wide range of potential subsequent expressions from hip hop to ballad. I think you're on to something! smiley
*brilliant how it prepares the surprise ending!
ps sorry I'm late . . .
Moonflower(Santana Cover) by Zzyzxx 2 months ago

This nails the latin vibe. Nice groovy song as a platform for soloing! smiley
Neat Bossa Audition L4 by Xolv 2 months ago
Sweet guitar tone, I like the restrained edge, like it's try'in' to bust out. Nice samba-esque bridge too . . . smiley
Hi! by OOD 2 months ago
Catchy an G-OOD! Positive uplifting chord progression, groovy pocket, great vocals and harmonies! smiley
No Homo Action by ZipZipper 2 months ago

A wondrous pastiche of various melodic and harmonic flavours, at once ethnic and contemporary, all carefully orchestrated. Well done! smiley
Good Vibes (Rebelution cover) by GoofyDawg 2 months ago
One earth, one people, one spirit! Peace , , ,
The Birth Of A Star by thsantac 2 months ago

Amazing richness in the sounds, dramatic composition. smiley
Dream O by becwil 3 months ago
O K ! It would be an interesting and illuminating process to score it out and give it to musicians to play in real life, to allow this creation to breathe smiley
Quatuor à cordes by Odd 3 months ago
Soulful singing. Pleasant minor chords. smiley
James Piano Improvisation Video by wescurry45nion 3 months ago
Big fun! smiley
to keep a dream by lyla 4 months ago

Sounds great! Retro "Manciniesque" accompaniment. I love the ornaments you added to the vocal part. Lovely voice (bel canto heaven), rare in contemporary music. smiley
this too by guitardogcar 6 months ago
An "of the ages" topic, solid song structure, amiable and sincere delivery . . . yah, I believe! smiley
Automatonophobia by ZipZipper 6 months ago

Wow, impressive orchestration, blown away by the arco string arrangements!
A little distracted by the glitchy spaces, thought it was a buffering issue at first.
So musical, the piano at the end, perfect! smiley
Dream E by becwil 6 months ago
Dreamy! smiley
Harmony is a many splendored thing . . .
Voyage by LaFayette 7 months ago
Cool song, nice boat! smiley
The Harbinger Delusion by mre 7 months ago
Thanks listening and for your comment, @ KCsGROOVE smiley
Middle of Nowhere (Planet 9 Version) by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
A compelling and groovy chord sequence. Don't be coy, what a r e the new toys? smiley
Fixing the New Windows by Xolv 7 months ago
Nice mellow piece, I like the lead voices and the strings! Only we know how many tries it takes to "get it right" but strive we must . . . smiley
The Harbinger Delusion by mre 7 months ago
Thanks for your listen and comment, @Xolv glad you enjoyed. And dogs are noisy . . . smiley
Nice Guy by ZipZipper 7 months ago

Nice work! smiley
mood swingers by Lapskin 7 months ago
Wot's all 'iss den? smiley
Put The Darkness Behind Us by DJShadowkat 7 months ago
Sounds of great clarity and depth as usual. Kudos! smiley
Absolute for Guitar by composerrogue 7 months ago
becwil wrote:
Absolute music is a good thing.


Beautiful classical guitar sounds! smiley
AND So........ by ldecarmine 7 months ago
A pleasant listen, nice chops on the guitar smiley
Looking by pharmakeus 7 months ago
Thought provoking. Well produced collab. Dig the random percussion and multi vocals at the end. smiley
A Poison Tree by pharmakeus 7 months ago
Cool, I'm glad I'm your friend and not your foe!

Looking forward to hear the end result . . . smiley
Shades of Green by ozgurcanalkan 8 months ago

Global colours and rhythms shifting, wondrous horn playing. I like this a lot! smiley
"I Feel You" by abzwork 9 months ago
ffej55 wrote:

Loved everything especially the Eric Gravatt style drumbs

Drum 'n bass, reminds me of Jojo Mayer. Signature octave displacement in the bass, altered horn and guitar lines; I like the clean and nylon guitar sounds for contrast and the aux bells and percussion. Maybe tail out the ending gong with a fade would be my only suggestion . . . fab work! smiley
Impathogen #3 by DJShadowkat 9 months ago
This Impathogen has an infectious groove! smiley
Baby It's You by RubyDubidoux 10 months ago
Way to go, Elaine, nice song! Cute pic too! smiley
flashing lights instrumental cover by lyla 10 months ago

Very smooth and groovy, tempo is just right!
Impathogen #1 by DJShadowkat 10 months ago

Cool rhythms, expansive tones, righteous build!

Peace and carrots! smiley
"My Love.."(Bday set) by abzwork 10 months ago

Hey Erin, I like this a lot: interesting groove displacement in the drums that resolves once the other rhythm parts enter; enjoying the space in the horns versus the extreme extended lines in the guitar; most of all I liked the ensemble harmony horn interjections, you should do more of that, man! Like a Big Band! Cool stuff, best wishes! Happy belated birthday/father's day/solstice! smiley
Lacy by MrJones 10 months ago
Aaahooooo… Ruff!

Brilliant! Much enjoyed ode to our furry companions! smiley
Blue In Green (Turquoise) by mre 10 months ago
@DJShadowkat and @Gadzooks, thanks for listening, your comments are much appreciated! smiley
"Ode 2 Prince" by abzwork 10 months ago
May he rest in peace! Fitting tribute, funky groovy bass, amazing trumpet, masterful guitar lines . . .
Georgy by Dadanaut 10 months ago
Enjoyed, thank you. @Dadanaut is this a midi re working using different virtual instruments or a re play using the same song structures? smiley
Gå På Vatten by brnPetra 10 months ago
Restrained yet effusive, much enjoyed, thank you smiley
Aperdikhan (Transient Audio Metaphors)... by LouisLacey 11 months ago
Nouveau avant garde!
WE'VE CHANGED (#2) by KCsGROOVE 11 months ago
Classic rockin' tune! smiley
Some Assembly Required (boxed remix) by MissKatonic 11 months ago
For me it's the altered vocals! [Altered!] smiley
90 degrees Fahrenheit by SebastienGabriel 11 months ago
Nice work, deep bass! smiley
Blue Monday by ffej55 11 months ago
Minzeresque udu samba . . . masterfully composed arranged and produced! smiley
steam radio by Xolv 1 year ago
Cool chord progression, expressive leads, awesome bass! smiley
Be Happy for your Crookedness by Sheth 1 year ago
Beware the ship builders for they seek crooks for braces and knees . . .

A fine story, sonically illustrated smiley
"The Flava Sava" by abzwork 1 year ago

Cool brush beat, massive bass indeed, singing lead lines smiley
Storm In The Garden by DJShadowkat 1 year ago

Rediscoveries are always fun such as this jammy sortie, lots of transitions and changes of landscape in this story. I have a bad case of on-to-the-next-thing-osis, not good for getting stuff finished but good for lots of yet languishing projects on various drives. Enjoyed your piece, Happy birthday, Mark! smiley From your friend OWHG#1 smiley
WHERE WE SEE by ldecarmine 1 year ago

A cool piece of blues tinged jazzage!
Eishlyah by AlHughson 1 year ago
Heavy but cool, glad you got your chops back, M8! smiley
"LaLa Land" by abzwork 1 year ago
Electric Lala Land - are you experienced? smiley

Great stuff! smiley
Cose Sospese by MusicLeft 1 year ago
A beautiful thoughtful piece with Spanish overtones. smiley

Also love the painting, the draperies and fabric are amazing, hard to do! I've been in some photography duels before but a painting duel is really to the next level! I'd like to see the painting she did of you . . . smiley
Darkness by Mysteria 1 year ago
A beautiful song, sad but beautiful.

Give yourself credit for the playing though, not "only loops"! smiley
Saint Thomas by mre 1 year ago
Thanks for your interest and comment @JonCSebastian smiley
Saint Thomas by mre 1 year ago
@lyla thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment smiley
@DJShadowkat Hahaha, thanks for your listen and kind complements, especially the "grey" part! smiley
Black Widow by AlHughson 1 year ago
Nice double bass and drum feel. Cool song! smiley
Night Stares by Jacalore 1 year ago
Cool! Nice trumpet, great tone! You as well? smiley
pee wee (Tony Williams) by mre 1 year ago
Thanks @Jacalore, that is my little pocket trumpet . . .
Joe's no Schmo by ffej55 1 year ago

You've captured the WR vibe perfectly with the shots, the backing searching harmonies, the spaciness; but this reaches forward to the present with the brilliant scratch voices and soundscapes. Love the bass work!

We all miss you Mr. Zawinul but you live on in your music and inspiration! smiley
Hard Knocks (Squishy Mix) by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
I love being stuck in a groove, the full body equivalent of an ear worm! Trancy and dancy, arranged with just enough breaks and changes to maintain contact; darn cool! smiley
Saint Thomas by mre 1 year ago
Thanks, @zincshed I'm lucky to get to play with such players! smiley
BROKEN DRUM by Lagusaya2 1 year ago
Way to go, Stan! smiley
Star Eyes- Bossa Nova Version Jazz Quartet Live by FranEstein 1 year ago
Nice to know jazz lives in other places! smiley
Stand-Up Funk by 8MonthMalfunction 1 year ago
Looks like everybody's having fun on this one! Fun to watch, thanks for sharing. smiley
On The Sunny Side of the Street by zincshed 1 year ago
Well scored, a curious mix of traditional ragtime and dixie with a few chromatic post-bopisms thrown in. A great way to really get to know a piece. smiley
Room for a Night by gonzalez6389310 1 year ago
There needs to be more songs about this issue!

Well sung smiley
ode to: the planets by ShadowofNine 1 year ago
Cool, well developed smiley
Face the Dragon (Version 2) by elfdaughter 1 year ago
Lots of great ideas here, the "vocal" sound is stellar, love that long reverb tale at the opening. Not sure of the purpose of the piece––sounds like it would fit as a soundtrack for a visual sequence in a movie or game. Enjoyed. smiley
Eleven Commandments by eftos 1 year ago

Brilliant! What if Zappa, the Chipmonks, UK and King Crimson got together to jam? smiley
Slam Bang by Neumuzik 1 year ago
Some serious twang goin' on! smiley
I Cant Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon via Led Zeppelin) by Tony2008 1 year ago
An interesting re-imagining of this rock classic. Let's not forget the contributions to this band of John Paul Jones whose harmonic and rhythmic underpinning brought the auditory pyrotechnics of Jimmy Page, fat pockets of John Bonham and lascivious wailings of Robert Plant into a cohesive whole . . . smiley
A WAY by ldecarmine 1 year ago
Crisp and clear presentation. Cool guitar solo. smiley
Suspended Modulation #1 (Remix 2015) by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Can there ever be too much bass? I like it when the bass gives a clear outline to the harmony, as in the repeated ascending figure. Interesting panning noise ending. You raise an interesting issue for mixing as our hearing is certainly affected by sinus congestion; it would be an interesting investigation as to how congestion affects perception of various frequencies. The bass was full in this mix, but not overly so.
The Shadowkat Mud Stomp by DJShadowkat 1 year ago

Foot stompin with lots of technical goodies. I especially like the chromatic distorted bass lick! smiley

I'll get to the other two . . .
Sea Shore Jazz 1 by abzwork 1 year ago
Swingin' smiley
Before The Humans Came by AlHughson 1 year ago
Gorgeous piece, glad you're back on track! smiley
Red Highway by Argales 1 year ago
Interesting extended harmonic backgrounds. Solid clave based rhythm in the bass that is finally revealed at the end. Drum part should be (IMHO) subservient to the bass part, I feel. The bass drum is a 2-3 clave initially but then switches to a 3-2 then the snare echoes, at one point briefly hinting at 12/8... all very complex but distracting. Would like to hear a simple more spacious drum part that works with the simple effective bass figure. Always enjoy your sense of form, the way you put the various elements together. Hope you don't mind my criticism, it's intended constructively. smiley
2 Million Light Years From Home by DJShadowkat 1 year ago
Nice piece, very clear sounds.

I hear you on the Apple front, now that Steve's not around... There is something to be said for staying with something that works for you, when you use an obsolete platform at least you cannot be railroaded into an upgrade that takes away features. The newer machines lack connections such as firewire for which one may have invested in outboard gear.

I use a 128 GB SSD as a working drive for its supposed tolerance for the writing and re-writing demands of tracking audio; it never occurred to me that it should fail since there are no moving parts but I appreciate the heads up and will do a backup. smiley
"Believe In Yourself" by abzwork 1 year ago
New colours, love the 12 string sounds and the jazzy guitar tones... smiley
One nighter by macoconuts 1 year ago
smiley HAPPY smiley
smiley BASS smiley
Empty Carrots by kyrka 1 year ago
Cool song, great energy, interesting production ideas.
Sounds like the song wants to surge ahead of the drum beat a bit which may be a bit too slow for the song, tempo is so crucial to the groove... If this "flowed out of you", then maybe you can have another go with a crisper tempo, and some real drums... I'll be interested to see how the song progresses. smiley
I Will Surely Promise You (I am Forever Yours) by pharmakeus 1 year ago
Cool that you two got together! Amazing collab! smiley
Like I Dream (My City Glory Version) by ReadandReturn 1 year ago

Radio ready, nice work! smiley
"Phone Home" featuring Kasimera on vox by abzwork 1 year ago

Good collaboration! smiley
Alimahru" by abzwork 1 year ago
Diggin this! Lots of new ideas, funky bass lines, dueling saxes, new (Sternesque?) guitar sounds -- arrangement has lots of room to breathe with the spaces that open up. Well done! smiley smiley
Sit Down Darlin' - Spin Me Around Darlin' by MoorNoki 1 year ago
Mod and retro at the same time, cool and catchy! smiley

Spinning records was fast becoming anachronistic, nobody spins mp3's, ACC's, WAV's...
Mamelor din lumea-ntreaga! (Remastered) by KaztravetH 1 year ago
Cool prog metal. Mother's rule!