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Released: Mar 18, 2007 | 2:03 AM
Category: Electronica
Application: Logic Express
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 11.57 MB

Plays: 3174
Downloads: 18
Weekly Plays: 5
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Strange how some songs come into being. While patiently waiting for several vocal tracks to make their way to Fractal Garden-land, John and I got itchy, and this song scratched that itch. This tune was originally destined for another purpose and another fate, but the allure of the melody was too enticing for John and me, and so we worked it up to be an instrumental. We were lucky enough to catch James with his nose temporarily away from the grindstone, and he graced this track with another stellar live drum performance.

And so, we present Lush, a song we hope will end up on our double CD, Pangaea. This is definitely a Fractal rocktronica sort of song, and is hard to categorize into a single genre. The song's title will make sense about 30 seconds in. As always, thanks for listening.

Drums: James
Music/keyboards: John
Mixing/guitars: Jay

2007 James Moore, John Aldrich, Jay Loeper

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GreginAlaska Artist

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Stellar job as usual! Hey Jay, was this one you were originally thinking of having Marita sing on?

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Thumbs up Guys!!!
Love the smooth synths, and i wonder who's playing that superb guitar work.

Well put together and well mixed

Thanx for sharing
Ian R
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Yeah, rocktronica classifies it all right. smiley Excellent job guys, once again. Keep makin those tunes. smiley

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the ordinary FG experience
extraordinary
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Enormus ! Never anything less from the Brilliant Band . FractalGarden
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Great song cross over big time awsome guy's
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i have to say fractal that this will be a great album looking forward to it
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Signature sound that just doesn't get old. That means STYLE!
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nice tune, very tight production, well-played
love the live drums too!
regards
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JD Moderator

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Of course whenever there is a new FG song out, there is always a sense of excitement for me. I agree wholeheartedly with FE on this one. There is a signature sound, and it's not a dated one.

This is a good tune. I do hold you guys to a MUCH HIGHER standard than some- so when I write this, it's because I do think of you guys as stellar musicians and songwriters.

I was not WOWED by this as I have been in the past. Maybe it's because of that familiar feel with the sound. I don't know... That's not to say I don't like it, because I certainly do. But I feel it's lacking something.

Right now, it's a lush textural piece that (I am assuming) John started with the pads and strings and then Jay came in and worked his guitar magic and then you guys passed it back and forth to each other and to James and the magic happened. I think I would love to hear on this one a duet between the piano and guitar. Maybe playing off each other. Co-leads so to speak. The piano is such a full sounding instrument, I think it could really be cool if it were featured as more of an up-front instrument in this one than as a supporting role.

Another thing that struck me (and I've played it one my iPod, on my stereo and through my heads before I wrote this), is that it sounds flat to me. I wish it were a fuller and dimensional sound. I think your music is so grand it needs to have that really in-your-face 3D feel to it. Yes, as usual I think there could me a much fatter bass in here, but I think that this time, it's the drums that I am having an issues with; the flatness of the cymbals and bass drum in particular that has me pining for a more dimensional sound.

I love James's stuff a lot. He is an amazing musician. This is not to detract from his awesome playing at all. It's just a particular thing about the actual sound of the drums in this one.

Now, all that technical quibbles aside, you guys are gonna have a dynamite double disk. And I am first on that line to buy it guys. Really. And it's also a great name too! smiley
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Oh yeah, well I'm next after jd! smiley
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Very Nice Love it, ipod
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Grandious. Perfect for my mood today. Lots of good work!
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I second Julian's sentiment....when I see a new FG track uploaded, I know I'm in for something special. This is another outstanding entry. Lush is the perfect adjective...a wonderful fusion!
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marvellous and so lush !
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Beautiful song!
Well played.
Bravi.
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Lush indeed. Signature sound ? You bet ! Great playing Jay, plenty of light and shade in this song, a great blend of sounds and textures, superb contribution by all on this one...Johns keys/pads sound so big on this.
Dave
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I was Fractal Garden jonesin'... This should do! ---Dave
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As always, Gracias.

macoco.
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Sweet!!!
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I finally got a moment to listen to this week's big 10. For my money, the tune really flies after the half-way point. I put on the headphones to hear it too. Apt title and wonderful and crescendo to the finale drop-down (ha! what's the italian word for that?!?). Anyhow, I loved it. Usually, I never make this comment but it made me think of a movie soundtrack kind of thing. Great as always fellas - so it's a good thing when those pesky vocalists take too much time!
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Sweet sound...awesome keys, synths, drums, guitar...an epic electronic/rock hybrid that keeps me coming back for more. Great work, love the feel smiley
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It's the "sound" - so fat, so wonderfully full. So well assembled and each piece so perfectly complementary to the whole. Takes me back to Tangerine Dream at their best - even a bit of Floyd and David Gilmour. Love the many guitar textures, love the whole thing. Makes me remember why I love this site. It's 8 AM and I am starting my day feeling good. How are you doing with your other venues and sales?

God this was good! so much work, so well crafted. I guess you could consider this a rave by a fan! thanks all. . . Les
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This was fantastic. I'd love to do a lyric and vocal for it.
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Well, this is very aptly titled. The layers work very snugly with each other, providing quite a powerful mix of dark ambiance with melancholic turns. Great keys, fantastic harmonized guitars, and an all-around awesome song. (Applause to all)
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Awesome Song. This collaboration ROCKS!!!
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