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album art Glidin' on Water (ft DaveM/james.moore)
by FractalGarden, Ignoramus, DaveM, james.moore and DigitalGreyOrchestra


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Released: Jan 14, 2007 | 2:16 AM
Category: Rock
Application: Logic Express
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 10.78 MB

Plays: 2736
Downloads: 22
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Over a year ago, Dave and I did this track as our second collab together here on iComp. It was not meant to be surf music, but rather music about surfing, and the simple unadulterated joy of riding a wave. I live on the west coast of the US, and the water's cold enough at my breaks to require a wetsuit year-round. But the allure and sheer thrill of catching a wave makes you forget about the cold water in a quick hurry. That, and the adrenaline rush of seeing all that water coming at you!

Dave's always wanted to bring James on board to lay down some righteous live drums as a remix. As it happens, this song totally worked for our Fractal Garden quartet rock album concept, so we decided to rebuild the song from scratch. We're very pleased to present the official version of Glidin'. THIS is what I heard in my head all this time (yeah, I archived the original -- it just can't compare).

I left a forum post earlier this week, hoping there was a video equivalent to iComp out there. This song absolutely screams to be a soundtrack for a surfing video. Alas, there is no such beast as of yet, or at least none that I can find, and so Glidin' will have to remain a song on our upcoming album until it's hopefully discovered.

Vocals: Dave
Drums/percussions: James
Keyboards: John
Music/mixing/lyrics/guitars/bass: Jay

Thanks for listening!

Jay

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FractalGarden Artist

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Sheesh, the tiny image size given just doesn't do justice to this cool artwork John fashioned, so here's a bigger version:

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itiswotitis Artist

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GREAT track absolutely needs a surf vid....
It reminds me of surfing in Devon ...bloody freezing!!
THICK THICK wetsuits...and heavy dumping waves!
LOVE IT!!
great artwork too!
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10 years ago
FrozenEntropy Moderator

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big sound guys.... Dave's vocals are killer. love the percs. nice leads Jay. A well developed style all around with excellent production
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10 years ago
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Great tune. The vocals are awesome. Great performance. The whole tune is top notch.
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10 years ago
Barretok Artist

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This is a collab of giants! really great sound! I love the vocals!Great production!
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10 years ago
jkane Artist

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Beautiful build here guys (just like a perfect wave smiley ). Not much surf in Brum but I'd swear I saw Dave out there as I passed by on Highway 1. I hope the surf guys on the site hear this. Great words Jay - really painted a vivid image of the sport on the west coast. DGO and James worked beautifully here and gave the track the epic scope that you guys make sound so easy.
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Tobz Artist

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Amazing!
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10 years ago
TeddyC Artist

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Meet you out the back man ...
regards
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10 years ago
MusicLeft Artist

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Great song!!

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Cool a new version to listen to!
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10 years ago
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Dear FractalGarden, YOU ROCK! Great job on this one! ---Dave
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Everything is simply perfect.
Great job guys.
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Righteous is the word! Great collab guys!
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4arms Artist

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Great vocals Dave. You guys always create such pro stuff. Always played to perfection. The drums are perfect as well.
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Yes, great vocals Dave! Great atmosphere! Really cool artwork!
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u guys have it smiley - nothing else to add just enjoying it again - tnx for sharing
OA
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GREAT TRACK!
Dave your voice is just amazing! (love the layered vocals)
Great ensemble, perfect balance to the sound.
YOU GUYS ROCK!

Lenny smiley

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nothing but excellence from you guys
great work
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Surfs up dudes. smiley

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10 years ago
DaveM Artist

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Jay .. you are the mix master... Dr Mixmaximus Phd no less. What an amazing difference John and James have made to this song.. truely great performances, thanks for making it easy for me. 5 *'s for my friends on this one.
Dave
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Oh this just gets better and better ,FG collab's cd is going to rock ... As if i didnt know. smiley
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macoco Listener

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I can recognize your sound by the 4 first bars.
I think you have condensed all my favorite sounds to put it on your whole production.
Are you planing a live tour? Will you reach down here? I'll be the one on the first row.

macoco.
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Great performances... a big classic sound.

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big hair meets surf music!
talented collab!
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Jay/ John and co. Another marvellous FG track. You all sound great together. Love the powerful vocal smiley
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plexaura Artist

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This song has that majestic Pink Floyd quality to it. Love it.
Great transition to the guitar solo. Great little groove there. smiley
Awesome!

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Jay, you wrote one special song here. Ten stars for you, Dave and James. You guys never cease to amaze me.
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mitzel Listener

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so very amazing. the vocals compliment the track which is really hard to do. the playing is superb, congrats to all who contributed their talents to this song.

-mitzelo
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Every level is good. No problem it's very good
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Hey Jay, thank you so much for chance to contribute to this song, I love the concept, the words are superb, your and johns musicianship is top rate as always and Dave turns in yet another excellent vocal performance. Your mixing is spot on, there is a lot going on in the song but none of the layers are lost it's a real challenge getting a sound this rich but you really pulled out all the stops here. Thanks for all the comments and for listening, cheers. James
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YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT I THINK!




Thanx 4 sharing u r true artists.
Ian R
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Baboon Artist

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Kick a$$. So clean I would eat off of it. Brilly production, lads.
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Je suis impressionné ! Bravo pour cette chanson !!!

- Lafayette

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10 years ago
zefif Artist

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yes yes ! I join Barretok ! you're giant ! I join too Plexaura : good pink floyd and Supertramp sound ! I just dig it !

Thanks for sharing !

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I remember this song- loved it then- this is awesome- Dave was right about Jame's drums

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Nice. I can hear that each of you had a part to play and played it well. Excellent work!
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Incredible stuff. Vocals make me think of Geoff Tate for some reason.
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Oh man, I'm back in the '70s listening to underground FM radio again. Great sound, great production, great arranging and great performances.

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Ignoramus Artist

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Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone! This tune took over 6 months to get all the tracks we wanted (not to mention waiting for a particular artist to come up with his tracks... gee, who could that be? smiley ), but I'm really happy with how it ended up sounding. Special thanks to John, Dave and James for their great performances on this track. I couldn't think of better artists to collaborate with, and it's just too cool that we're continuing to build songs for our album project.

It is sort of a bummer, though, that there's no iVideoCompositions.com out there -- this song would be a slamdunk for a video soundtrack. Anyway, speaking on behalf of the guys, we thank you sincerely for your support, your interest and your comments.

Jay
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Real quality here!
Awesome. smiley
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10 years ago
JD Moderator

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Gentlemen-
You all have the Midas touch! Keep on making great music fellas. This is a real gem- this quartet.

I love James' drums on this one a lot. A whole lot!
Of course Jay, John, and Dave your performances are also without peer. But something with James' drums just struck a chord with me on this one.

Definitely one of my favs. I can't wait for these albums to come out.

I know with you guys there will be no sophomore slump!

Excellent stuff!
--Julian
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Great song guys ,excellent vocals and production, songwriting etc.
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10 years ago
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I've always wanted to go surfing... but I've never even seen those kinds of waves. I hear they only actually happen in Hawaii... (you get an occassional freak wave elsewhere... but you just don't get them like in Hawaii...)
Oh, right, this is iComp, not a surf website... lol
These are the first good rock vocals I've heard on iComp...

Sorry... I like being useful when I comment but... YOUR SONG IS TOO PERFECT TO TELL YOU ANYTHING TO FIX! It gets a favorite from me!
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I remember this song, nice update, drums by James Moore are an excellent addition, the jury's out on the new mid section. Great vocal performance, crisp guitar sound. Definitely one of the better songs on the site. Whatever became of Project Overlord ?
Jonny
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This song is interesting. On the surface (no pun intended), it is a song about surfing, and riding a wave. However, the music has a much darker, somber aura to it; so much in fact, that it makes me think that the idea of riding a wave is just a vehicle to convey a much more profound, fleeting idea.

We're talking about transient things - the idea of something not lasting forever. There, I think, is where the true substance of this piece lies. I think of vacations, romances, even a good song. None of them last forever - much like the exhiliration of riding a wave to the shore.

Great stuff, fellas.
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