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1. Kurzsichtiger Regen / opus quatre x joerxworx x sulevia

  • Published: 2018-01-20T11:43:33Z
  • By sulevia
Kurzsichtiger Regen / opus quatre x joerxworx x sulevia

music: @opus-quatre mixed by: @joerxworx and my poem: ------------------------------------- shortsighted rain washed by the fire smoldering the foliage from stolen time catches silence from all colors

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2. ThP - Nature Boy (Eden Abhez piano cover)

ThP - Nature Boy (Eden Abhez piano cover)

It took a long time to me, before I decided to learn and cover this song.. Not that I don't like it, I do.. but the original chord progression is so closed to "Yesterdays", by Jerome Kern, which is a tune I like to play very often.. Until I noticed that the lovely version by Angela MacCluskey was following a different chord progression (see below), and then I tried to follow it as close as possible. Have been a great help : Studiologic SL88 master keyboard Pianoteq 6.2, preset "K2 Warmy" Nebula reverb Un-respected metronome.. fingers, heart and nerves.. plus foot on the hold pedal.. time and patience.. Chord progression used in this rendering : | Dm | Dm7M | Dm7 | Bm7b5 | Dm Dm7M | Dm7 Bm7b5 | Em7b5 | A7 | | A7 | A7 | Bm7b5 | Bm7b5 | E7 -| E7 | A7 | A7 | | Dm | Dm7M | Dm7 | Bm7b5 | Dm Dm7M | Dm7 Bm7b5 | Em7b5 | A7 | | A7 | A7 | Bm7b5 | Bm7b5 | E7 -| A7 | Dm | Em7b5 A7 |

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3. ThP - Ciels - 18-11-10 (Piano version)

ThP - Ciels - 18-11-10 (Piano version)

"Ciels Un ciel comme je les aime Et ton regard, par dessus tout, Déposé léger, Comme un pinceau fin Peignant le monde Par petites touches" (Skies / / A sky as I like them / And your look, above all / Lightly deposit / Like a fine brush / Painting the world / By little touches..) 04/1988 "Ciel" means "sky".. But "ciel", or the plural "ciels", is an artistic term, refering to the technique that the painter used to paint a sky, in a painting.. "Un ciel à la Boudin" means "a sky as Boudin would have painted it".. This composition dates from 1988.. This piano version is 100% live, no post-editing.. The usual crew ; Studiologic SL88 keyboard, Pianoteq 6.2, preset "K2 Chaud (Worn a Bit)" Nebula reverb.. Fingers, heart and nerves, plus foot on the "hold" pedal.. No metronome, free tempo..

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5. ThP - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart cover)

ThP - My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart cover)

First of all, I would like to offer this bass line to those who don't only focus on the lead parts, but love to wander along the bass player's path.. This includes JHS and me.. Middle of all, the image is by G.A. (??) and comes from a 1924 German fashion magazine (Styl).. And last of all, the piano parts are by Pianoteq 6.2.. The bass and sax parts are by Dexed, and the reverberation is by Nebula Reverb, from Minimal System Instruments.. And the sax preset sounds truly imperfect, almost ugly, in the upper notes.. I will have to tweak it further and further..

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6. ThP - Là-bas (Over-There)..

ThP - Là-bas (Over-There)..

(English text and and setup list, below.. Please scroll down) Ils ne prononcent pas son nom, bien qu'elle en ait un et que chacun le connaisse.. Trop de dangers se cachent dans ce simple mot.. Ils n'en parlent presque jamais, et lorsqu'ils le font, ils disent "Là-Bas", comme si l'ailleurs avait ce pouvoir de réduire la peur.. Ou encore, il l'appellent "Plus-Tard", espérant ainsi différer à l'infini.. Mais chaque soir, lorsque, le dernier astre s'étant couché, le ciel devient noir comme l'encre ou le charbon, quand tout ce qui le jour, se terrait dans sa cachette, les créatures qui grouillent sur le sol, celles qui grouillent dans les airs, celles qui sont faites de chair, celles qui sont faites d'esprit, celles qui sont faites de feu et celles qui sont faites de glace, lorsque chacune d'elles quitte son repaire.. ..Alors "Là-Bas" approche, grandit, envahit la forêt, la plaine, le village, et pèse sur tes membres, sur ta poitrine.. Contre "Là-Bas", il n'est ni arme ni abri, ni dieu ni magie.. Tu ne dors pas, tu ne parles pas, tu surveilles chaque bruit, chaque mouvement, jusqu'au plus imperceptible.. Tu trembles en entendant le cri de l'un des tiens.. Il a senti la morsure des créatures, dans la profondeur de sa chair, il a compris que son tour était venu, qu'il n'est plus pour lui aucune échappée.. Alors pour t'épargner, pour sauver ses semblables, il crie, espérant ainsi attirer vers lui tous les dangers.. Tu presses ton dos un peu plus fort contre le tronc, tu sers les mâchoires.. Puis, les créatures repues, tout s'apaise, tu peux enfin t'endormir.. Le matin revenu, les astres se lèvent sur les restes de ceux qui n'ont pas survécu.. Il est l'heure d'enterrer leurs corps ravagés, de célébrer leur mémoire.. Jusqu'au prochain "Là-Bas".. 28/02/2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ They don't pronounce its name, although it has one and everyone knows it.. Too many dangers are hidden in this simple word.. They almost never talk about it, and when they do, they say "Over-There", as if distance were able to reduce fear.. Or also, they call it "Later", thus hoping to delay infinitely.. But every evening, when, the last sun being set, the sky becomes black like ink or coal, when evrything who, all day long, remained buried in its hiding, creatures that swarm on the ground, those that swarm in the air, those that are made of flesh and those that are made of spirit, those that are made of fire and those that are made of ice, when each of them leaves its den.. ..Then "Over-There" approaches, grows, invades the forest, the plain, the village, and weighs heavy on your lungs, on your chest.. Against "Over-There", there is no weapon, there is no shelter, no god and no magic .. You don't sleep, you don't speak, you concentrate on each single noise, each movement, up to the faintest of them all.. You're trembling when you hear the cry of one of your tribe.. He felt the bite of the creatures in the depth of his flesh, he understood that his turn has come, that there is no more escape for him.. And so, to spare you, to save his fellow-men, he shouts, hoping thus to attract all the dangers onto him.. You press your back a little harder onto the trunk, you squeeze your jaws.. And then, creatures being fed up, everything gets calm again, you can finally fall asleep.. In the morning, the suns rise on the remains of those who did not survive .. It is time to bury their ravaged bodies, to celebrate their memory.. Until the next "Over There".. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 100% made in Caustic 3.2 (www.singlecellsoftware.com) The musicians for this session were : Bass sequencer : SAWsynth X2 Pure tone sequencer : Subsynth Strings : PADsynth X3 Bell-like sounds : PADsynth X2 WIll you believe it ?? I used zero FMsynth on this track..

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7. ThP - Leaving (Richie Beirach Cover) - Piano Version..

ThP - Leaving (Richie Beirach Cover) - Piano Version..

The more I explore this composition by Richie Beirach, the more I love music.. This piece/theme can be very solar, but can also be played in a very impressionistic way.. For this piano rendering, the team was : Pianoteq 6.2, "K2 3 Mics" preset, Nebula reverb, by Minimal System, Fingers, heart and nerves.. Played live, in 2 takes, on Studiologic SL88 master keyboard, and with much much much post editing.. Image by Gustav Klimt (who, I know, was not impressionist..)

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8. ThP - L'Aurore (The Dawn) - Piano-Cello Habanera..

ThP - L'Aurore (The Dawn) - Piano-Cello Habanera..

Fraîchement lavée d'eau, de lumiere et de vent, Négligemment vêtue des cendres de la nuit, Et couronnée d'azur, de sables et d'argent, Elle avance sans bruit sous la voûte endormie Des arbres éternels, aux branches fatiguées.. 16-17/02/18 (Freshly washed with water, light and wind, Neglectingly dressed in the ashes of the night And crowned with azure, sands and silver, She silently walks under the sleeping vault Of eternal trees, with tired branches.. 16-17/02/18) Special thanks to Massimo @massimo-fasciano for his help, opinions, advices and support during the making of this track.. Caustic 3.2, PCMsynth X2, plus delay & reverb.. www.singlecellsoftware.com No wooden or plastic keyboard, no musician have been used, exploited, injured or harmed for the needs of this track.. Everything has been entered in step mode, or using Caustic's virtual keyboard . But if a pianist and a cellist would want to perorm and record it, they would be welcome.. Art work : the great Tilly Cernitory playing Fanny Mendelssohn's Fantasie.. Strongly digitally modified..

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9. ThP - Yesterdays (Jerome Kern Piano Cover) 18 - 10 - 03

ThP - Yesterdays (Jerome Kern Piano Cover) 18 - 10 - 03

Yesterdays is a little sweetie for my soul.. Recorded in one take, in the morning, using my Studiologic SL88 kboard, Pianoteq 6.2 (preset K2 Warmy) and nebula reverb.. With metronome.. Previous versions still available ; https://soundcloud.com/opus-quatre/sets/yesterdays-jerome-kern

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10. ThP - Don't Explain (Holiday/Herzog cover)

ThP - Don't Explain (Holiday/Herzog cover)

Probably the greatest love song ever written.. When we know a little about Billie Holiday's life, we can imagine how those words about accepting her man's cheating, were not only words to make a beautiful song, but were deeply and painfully felt.. There are many beautiful versions on the Net, including Billie's performances, but also by Nina Simone, Carmen McRae, Dee Dee Bridgewater.. But there are even better versions, by lesser known musicians.. You probably should be curious about Silje Nergaard.. or Mathilde.. Or also Marta Kloučková & Tomáš Jochmann.. My favorite being Angela MacCluskey's version on her CD "Curio" with the Tryptich trio.. (Btw, the complete CD is to take along with you for your one way trip to a desert island).. All of them are on Youtube.. And on Sounclown, the version by Denise J is brilliant ; Denisesongs – Dont-explain-by-billie My own version takes a lot of liberty with the original chord progression.. (See chord progression below, if interested..) Crew : Fingers; heart and nerves, Dexed, Nebula reverb & Delay Studio KVR12, both effects by Minimal System.. Played live on an Evolution MK449C keyboard, laying on my knees, as usual.. Some post editing.. Image is by Gustav Klimt.. [ Dm ] [ Em7b5 / A7 ] [ Dm ] [ E7 / A7 ] [ Eb7(9) ] [ A7 ] [ Dm / F7M ] [ Bb7M / A7 ] (BIS) [ Dm / Gm ] [ C / F ] [ Bb / Eb7M ] [Em7 / A ] (BIS) Then again [ Dm ] [ Em7b5 / A7 ] [ Dm ] [ E7 / A7 ] [ Eb7(9) ] [ A7 ] [ Dm / F7 ] [ Bb7M / A7 ] and finally [ Dm / F7M ] [ Bb7M / A7 ] ad libidem..

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11. ThP - Couleurs Passées - 18-12-01 - C2 Warmy Noisy Worny Piano

ThP - Couleurs Passées - 18-12-01 - C2 Warmy Noisy Worny Piano

One more.. You probably don't need one more version of this tune.. And maybe.. Neither do I.. Especially when it's not terribly inventing, exploring, and it doesn't add much to the previous ones.. https://soundcloud.com/opus-quatre/sets/faded-colors-but-feelings-remain Testing Pianoteq's "Grand C2" preset, with key-release and sustain-pedal noises.. A very nice preset, once you've set the equalizer to boost the basses and, thus, add warmth to the lower notes.. Maybe too bright and metallic in the middle octaves ? Recorded live on Studiologic SL88 master keyboard, Pianoteq 6.2 (Preset "Grand C2 Warmy Noisy Worny"), Nebula reverb.. No metronome, free and elastic tempo.. Fingers, heart and nerves.. Art work : portrait of Eddy Louiss, a painting by Veronique Feeny, Duclair (76), France.. Digitally coloured..

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12. ThP - Autopsie d'un Cheval Fou - Piano

ThP - Autopsie d'un Cheval Fou - Piano

"Autopsy of a Mad Horse".. My 30 years old baby.. And still beloved.. Initially intended to be orchestrated with PAD synth(s), bass, drums, organ and whatever, in an Eddy Louiss style, but I more often play it single, on my acoustic piano.. It was then of course obvious to record a piano rendition.. One out of thousands.. Played live (with metronome) on Studiologic SL88 master keyboard, Pianoteq 6.2 VST ("K2 3mics" preset) and Nebula Reverb.. Very little post editing, this baby being almost full grown up by now.. Orchstrated versions can be heard here : https://soundcloud.com/opus-quatre/sets/autopsie-dun-cheval-fou The image shows the damaged keyboard of a dismantled organ, coming from a ruined 1900s chapel in Yvetot (France, 76).. This chapel was destroyed in September 2016..

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13. ThP - The Cost Of Living - Don Grolnick Cover

ThP - The Cost Of Living - Don Grolnick Cover

What a beautiful composition by Don Grolnick !! Sweet and full of tension at the same time.. (Jealous me) It needs a cool sound which is also able to get harsh.. Dexed has been called to the rescue.. Piloted live by Studiologic SL88 kboard, I must still learn it, especially those little dosolmibsiré gimmicks which are so cute but uneasy.. for me at least.. But Michael Brecker gave a much better version decades ago ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dzLW2y1WCk and there are several other good versions on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXMkk2waztY (Jealous me again) and also on Sounclown : https://soundcloud.com/alexandre-furnelle/the-cost-of-living-don (Jealous more and more..) Image by Martin, in Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1913

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14. ThP - Dulcitone Preset for Dexed..

ThP - Dulcitone Preset for Dexed..

Slight modifications on my "Dulcitone" preset for Dexed (alias virtual Yamaha DX7).. A little more detune on one operator, modifications of the "main body"s envelope, and a slight increase of amp modulation.. For more infos about the original, the Dulcitone : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39-5qIl5hKU and this excellent 11/8 composition by Alex Ball : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWOD-iC_epg And Zac Rae's test of the Keyscape rendition (so warm..) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slYbmxaBo-I Start at 2:33 min.. Just like him, "I love the noise"..

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15. ThP - Un Soir De Pluie (Blues Trottoir piano cover- Take 2&3)

ThP - Un Soir De Pluie  (Blues Trottoir piano cover- Take 2&3)

What a beautiful composition, isn't it ?? www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeGvK1HQIMU or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7h_y_GHvw4 At the time, I had heard it several times, without caring much.. But one evening, it was in December, I can tell exactly in which street, the night had come, the shops were lit, the loudspeakers were broadcasting music to add to the Xmas magic.. I suddenly focused on the trumpet/sax intro, and then to the rest of the song.. That's when decided that I wanted to treat it my own way.. And I should play it more often.. Recorded in 2 takes, on Studiologic SL88 keyboard.. Friends coming to help : Pianoteq 6 Stage, "K2 3 mics" preset, Nebula reverb, and time..

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16. ThP - Arriere-Saison (The Fall) - 18-11-18 - Piano

ThP - Arriere-Saison (The Fall) - 18-11-18 - Piano

Another rendition of a personal composition (Aug. 2016).. With time, I like it more and more.. I hope you'll do too.. Live recording, no post-editing.. Studiologic SL88 master keyboard, Pianoteq 6.2, preset "K2 3 Mics Chaud" Nebula reverb Fingers, heart and nerves.. Plus foot on the "hold" pedal.. No metronome, free tempo.. Image by Angelique Brunas. www.werkaandemuur.nl/nl/werk/Urbex---Piano/254446 Digitally modified..

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17. ThP - Le Reveil Du Phoenix (The Phoenix's Awakening)

ThP - Le Reveil Du Phoenix (The Phoenix's Awakening)

Just took a little trip back with Mother Caustic 3.. The usual crew, FMsynth, SUBsynth, BeatBox, plus Flanger, Reverb, and a tea-spoon of Delay.. A compostion, but no performance.. Turning my back, for a short while, to my present obsession, which is to play live, as much as possible, in order to develop my keyboard playing skills ; for this track, not a single note has been played on any, wooden or plastic, keyboard, everything has been entered in step mode, or directly on Caustic's virtual keyboard.. The reference to the late King Crimson is obvious : I hesitated to call it "Indiscipline".. Or "Unbeat".. or.....

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18. ThP - Un Soir De Pluie (Blues Trottoir cover)

ThP - Un Soir De Pluie (Blues Trottoir cover)

This top-20 title, dating from the late 1980s, is, in its way, a very cool jazz tune, if you decide to play it this way.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeGvK1HQIMU I wanted to build an Upright Contrabass preset on Dexed.. I spent the whole afternoon on it, and ended up with a not-so-bad Nylon Guitar preset.. Played live, with a very little post-editing.. Enjoy it.. Or not.. as you want.. Crew : Dexed (Home made Nylon guitar preset) - Nebula reverb - Evolution MK449C kboard..

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19. ThP - Couleurs Passées (Mais l'Emotion Reste)- (Ode to Eddy Louiss)- Dexed version..

ThP - Couleurs Passées (Mais l'Emotion Reste)- (Ode to Eddy Louiss)- Dexed version..

Sorry guys.. -and girls- This song is my new toy.. I love to play it.. - But, will you say, ok you like it, but is it necessary that you foce us to hear every single new version that you play ?? - Well guys.. and girls.. will I answer.. There's a button somewhere, at the bottom of the page, looking like a triangle and a vertical line, you can still press it if you want.. eh eh.. Played live on Dexed, using Reaper, my keyboard laying on my knees.. A little editing to place a few notes at their correct place, that's still better this way..

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