Too old to pogo, too young for a bus pass....
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Sleeping Giants ( parts i, ii, iii )
WOW! Sweet acoustic tone. Nicely composed and performed. I like it all!
voted. I need to work on my finger picking now! LOL Nice variations on a theme.
Intricately played music and thought the toms were nice touch, as were sparing strings..perfect.
Sea Vid was wonderful too as I am a huge lover of "my beloved sea".....I guess the wind made lacey patterns of the foam on the sand...beautifully captured Will!
Fantastic!! Took me back to a beautiful and simpler way of life! As it should be!! Then here comes the electrics and what great spot effects on those too! Back to the beautiful acoustics!!! What a ride!!
Very nice playing indeed. This moves along so well and is crystal clear. I like the multi layering you have done on this, especially the distorted guitar and drums at around 5:15. 70s Children's tv themes were very atmospheric and this could easily be something that would have fitted. There's a touch of Nick Drake in the composition to, that bitter sadness. Some great guitar work here.
Just adore that gentle guitar sequence that holds it all together...a beautiful composition...Pylons...who wouldve thought! bliss track.
Brings me immediately back to Charleston, Or.
Hearing the electrical guitar later is way cool, nice production overall.
Very nice Naughty Step, lovely played guitar work along with the piano, sweet, thumbz up for sure.
Everytime I have listened to this I have heard more and more subtle details playing peak-a-boo with my ears so I think I'll recant my original post! The length of this song is just fine. Exceptional work here! -Mike
this is just too easy to love.
I agree with Tje some bits work better than others, the beginning is my fav riff! Very nice and thanks for sharing! Enjoyed the listen.
Wonderful track, great arrangement.
I get a bus pass in 10 years ouch! Thumbs
enjoyed this lots - some parts worked better for me than others but I'll come back and listen again some more - really enticing :) - jon
Thanks Michael - the gig seems to be a non runner- I kind of expected it tho' - thanks for dropping by.
Back for another listen. The intro/outro makes it sound as if those power lines in your site picture are really growling with some voltage. A very skilled musician you are! Hope that animation soundtrack gig is working out for you. -Mike
Hi Will. I am absolutely in love with this track. It's beautifully brilliant in every single way! I want to vote for it again but the site won't let me. Anyway this is a favourite. PJ
Hi NaughtyStep, Due to increased work load and other projects pending I am planning to take a long break but I would like to say a massive thanks for all your feedback and positive comments on all my tracks. I really appreciate it. My last upload for a while will be Twisted Love Song which will be uploaded in the next few weeks. I would also like to say that I have enjoyed your music as well especially the brilliant Sleeping Giants. I hope that you enjoy my last track for a while and if you want to check out more of my past work you can find it on last.fm All the best for now. PJ
How in the hell did I miss this? I'm so sorry Will. All the thought and work it must have taken to create something so beautiful...The instrumentation is so unique in this. Again that's what makes it so special. Will I know I keep repeating myself but this is just beautiful. Hope all is well w/you. All the best my friend. And a very late thums to you.
beautiful playing,and so well arranged ,the giants would be proud!
Why didn't l leave a comment when I first listened?! This is outstanding. Have you told Greybrow it's here? He'd love it. I certainly do, which is why I'm downloading it right now!
Like a breath of fresh air is this... Awesome intro eases in gently...luv the harmonic picks and the subtle change @ 1:03...nice. Can't go wrong with a little tinkle on the ivories either. It's a great piece of work as a whole...but part one is me fave...cheers for the DL :)
oh man! So sorry i missed this, it is just a wonderful track. Beautifully executed. That Melodeon is a wonderful addition. The could be a wonderful soundtrack to a movie..the weepy bit. Fantastic..truly :))
Hi there. I am still loving this song. It's beautiful and totally brilliant. A masterpiece. Shame I can't vote for it again. All the best. PJ
Love the gentle picking and the harmonics! Such a lovely sweet vibe to that opening sequence. The accordion/musette(?) was sublimely intriguing..leading to the piano. All so well placed in this wonderfully whimsical piece. The rit. at the 4:30 - 5.00 was delicious. leading to the a tempo gritty guitar and drums section...nice change ...then the rit. paralleled the opening section change, and back to the guitars and lovely gentle lilt. The image and the concept remind me of the ENTS in Lord Of The Rings...gentle giants hinting at power ;)
Thumbs! Great eloquence in this finely crafted piece ;)
Beautiful song...acoustic and keys...
Beautiful sound and playing.
Hi Will. Forgot to say it this week but well done to you on entering the chart at No.13. This is a brilliant track and I love it to bits. Deserves to be higher up in the chart. PJ
Such a cool concept and beautiful intro...you had me from the start! Absolutely wonderful! Love it! Rated!
You are one of my favorite artisist period! This deserves a much bigger audiance! I'm left speachless by the beauty of it all. I wish it could go on forever. A Masterpiece!
All the best
This is real musical genius. It has all the variety of a Beatles SGTPLHCB or White album for 5 minutes, then has a metamorphosis, that isn't really one at all. Tony said it very well, it is both dark and light. Just what I needed after a tough day on the Golf Course... well, not that tough. Thanks! I'm off for anuver listen.
That's a lovely compliment, thanks a lot
You must be a terrible promotor, I cant believe this isnt #1 this week. This has a real warmth and sincerity to it. Sometimes music is just about the moment, That particular part of your life when you just stop, listen and are totaly enthrauled. This was one of those moments for me...thanks for sharing it.
Thanks for those comms. I find when recording, time kind of goes by the way, sometimes they are too short as a listen, sometimes too long. When you're actually playing and getting involved it just kinda feels right to follow it where it goes... :-)
This is a beautiful, relaxing and reassuring piece. It has just enough angst to keep you on edge while still leaving you in peace and tranquility. That's what I took from it. Hope that makes sense. I really like the organ/accordian type sound that comes at about the 3:00 mark. Constructively, I will say that I feel it may be quite a bit too long to hold the listener for the duration. That's just my opinion. I think if you move the transition at the 5:00 mark up considerably it would even everything
and capture and hold the listeners interest much easier. For what it's worth! What the hell do I know? (nothing)
A delight. Dark and light at the same time, takes some doing! Piano cool when it came in. And that squeezebox! Long live real music. Thanks for sharing this with us mate, voted of course.
Be my guest James... that'd be cool thanks.
As I work away from home in the week I hardly ever get a chance to listen to stuff but last night I managed to listen to this on my friend's PC and it really is good dude. Like dawn says there is a story to be heard from the music. A bit different to your normal stuff Will but it's up with the best of them. If there ever was a cover competition again I'd consider ripping off the acoustic parts and slapping vox on. Thumzup dude, splendid work
Loved the title and it made me want6 to listen....I was not disappointed either because it is like a story unfolding and carrying me along...poetry in music Will...just lovely the whole way through prelude, then comes the meatier stuff and I felt like I was suddenly being transported by a faster vehicle towards the end of the story, a slowing again and more of the pretty stuff...utterly charming and easily earns itself a vote from me. By the way, that end sound (which also started it but quieter) was so realistic for pylons!!
Nice track!! Great smooth vibe you have created here. Nice job. Thumbs up.
What a lovely sound to my ears!, beautifully done, enjoyed this track very much, well done on this!
Hi Will, I have listened to some absolutely wonderful tracks on this site this afternoon and this one is right up there with them!! Love the smooth guitar on this and the piano gives it extra added richness. Very relaxing music and I love the fact that this goes on for longer than 5 mins and then picks up with the electric guitar. Classic track. I loved it. A massive thumbs up from me. PJ
Interesting topic, excellent compostion! Really like the way you have this arranged, and the variety of instruments you've employed. That melodoeon of yours has always filled me with envy...gotta get me one of those! Very pleasant listen, Will, well done!
This is a lovely listen Will. You have played this as if you had words in your head but cleverly they come out with the expression in the music. I can just picture an army of pilons walking off with their long legs, heads hanging down in sadness. Boo -hoo.. Excellent and thumbs up.....
Very nice playing on this. I love the sound of your bending notes. Is that an accordion I hear - whoa!!! I like that this is a long one - love the electric guitar in there. Again, I can't believe how good this is and that you allow free downloads. I already have this planned to play for my girlfriend and then later for my buddy - just like I did with "To the sea, to the sea!" This tune is almost 9 minutes long and I'm beginning a third play. Thanks for the download. I already labeled it and put it in a couple of my iTunes playlists.
Yup, a melodeon,which is a diatonic variation on the accordion -fewer wrong notes! Thanks very much.
Interesting concept - your artist comments make me want to look more closely at pylons - will do so at the earliest opportunity. Beautiful acoustic guitar work - nice additional instrumentation too (a squeezebox?) - all combine to make a pleasing sound to the ear. You can close your eyes and just drift off to this. Like the heavier change at the 5min mark - gritty lead guitar and a Rock feel to the composition - epic stuff - thumbs up. James
Mad on music since I was a boy but only bought my first guitar at nineteen.Now a one man band producing home recordings since 2008, played on mainly acoustic instruments. Influences are mainly 70's children's TV music and 80's indie with a bit o' folk thrown in for good measure. I record original material by taking a riff or theme for a stroll; it can take us to some surprising places.
Thanks for listening, and if you like what you hear, then all well and good... feel free to grab a dl. Cheers.