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Original prog rock: "Lost In Izmir"

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An original prog rock song (epic) "Lost In Izmir"

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http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_14269343

I tried something different on this by incorporating some Arabic influences. Izmir is a large city in Turkey.

The project was fun when it started, but took a while. To make the asian vocal wobbles work in context and stop them being repetitive was hard work.

It turned out OK in the end, probably not one of my best, but a bit different and an interesting exercise.

George

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Good stuff, George. I like the backbeat counter-point that descends into the rhythm of a rocker. Glimpses of "Babylon" by Deep Purple, as well as Yngwie's cover of that. The guitar solo was more Ritchie than Yngwie, though you could not go wrong with either direction. Funnily enough, the guitar tone was neither, which makes it fresh and unique. And the rhythm makes this a song that can be danced to, doubling the audience that will appreciate it. Your voice sounded a bit like Greg Lake on this. So, ELP, Deep Purple, and Van Halen got together and created a hybrid? :cool:

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I think I sound more like Greg Lake than anyone else. It's an accident of history and genetics, I didnt notice until Keith previously pointed out the similarity on a previous song I posted here.

I think my friends and I are influenced by all those bands you listed.

George

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Great man. A beautiful fusion of the eastern aesthetic with rock here. I'm guessing the departure point regarding the eastern influence is Indian music? Just listening to the sitar sounds on that one.

Vocally, I really dig your use of melismatic lines. I get the sense you could improvise them all day and night. Great stuff!

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Nick

I listened to a fair buit of Indian chanting to prepare this track. Look for carnatic chanting on youtube for some very cool stuff.

I didnt improvise it though, I tried but I found that too hard. My brain is too rock-and-roll!

I had to work on "composing" each little bit as I went, and then reworking things on listening back. Quite a bit of work. I won't be in a hurry to do it again. :(

Georgw

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