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Joined: May 13, 2016
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2016-05-28 03:22 am   Permalink

I haven't really found anything else exactly like this, so I thought I'd share. From time to time, when the mood strikes (i.e. when I'm bored and have a song stuck in my head) I'll lay down a rough Acapella mix of a song. Not too long ago, that song was Quiet Village.

I ended up with six tracks of vocals loosely based on Baxter's originally-published piano score. Liberties were taken with some of the chords, mostly by happy accident.

https://soundcloud.com/electrospinner/quiet-village-les-baxter-1951

If there are any other similar exotica covers out there I would be really curious to hear them.

[ This Message was edited by: Bam Bam 2017-05-31 19:23 ]


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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2016-05-28 12:51 pm   Permalink

Very cool.

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2016-05-28 6:11 pm   Permalink

Nice! All the vocal tracks are yours? You should have made a video of you singing all the parts

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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2016-05-28 7:41 pm   Permalink

Thank you! And yes, all the tracks are me overdubbed. It's the only effective way of getting that music out of my head. I've seen those multitracking videos, but I'm not quite photogenic enough to pull that off.

Something else Exotica-/Lounge-based I recently finished further up that page - an old-school remix of Harlem Nocturne, based on a rather exotic recording by Doc Severinsen from '68:

https://soundcloud.com/electrospinner/harlem-nocturne-remix



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From: NEPA
Posted: 2016-09-30 7:49 pm   Permalink

New acapella track! This time it's Jungle Flower, another piece from Ritual of the Savage.

https://soundcloud.com/electrospinner/jungle-flower-les-baxter-1951

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From: NEPA
Posted: 2017-05-31 7:23 pm   Permalink

Figured I should keep everything in one thread.

Built myself a steel guitar, and have been learning how to use it. In the process I've made some more exotic recordings:

Call of the Jungle

Birds of Paradise

Night Bazaar

Also did some covers of Hawaiian tunes:

The Moon of Manakoora

Ke Kali Nei Au


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From: NEPA
Posted: 2017-06-08 8:14 pm   Permalink

New track:

Ceremonial Drum Dance

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From: NEPA
Posted: 2017-06-15 9:38 pm   Permalink

Silk Road Caravan

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-06-15 10:18 pm   Permalink

You have been busy Bam! All very nice. Personally I like the acapella songs better than the steel guitar just because it's unique.
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-04-06 10:08 am   Permalink

Finally getting back to recording again. Tried my hand at another Exotica standard, albeit in a more traditional arrangement.

Tabou



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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-04-23 06:08 am   Permalink

Island Delirium

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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-04-23 6:34 pm   Permalink

I like all of your stuff, but I do agree with Mike: I really love your a cappella covers. Not only are they unique, but I think they really capture that "other-worldliness" of exotica.

 
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Bam Bam
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-04-24 06:20 am   Permalink

Thanks, Hamo! I've got some more Baxter-based acapellas in the works, coming soon!

 
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-04-26 05:20 am   Permalink

As promised:

Simba

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MrFab
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From: Van Nuys, CA
Posted: 2018-04-27 1:09 pm   Permalink

Nice!

Can you make these available for download?


 
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