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Equinoxe 2 help + MP3 previews from Equinoxe 1969 project

Post Posted Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:23 pm
Billy Bunt

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Hi, The Quixotes are currently working on a very retro cover version of Equinoxe... Apart from final mixing and tweaking and a couple of bits of re-recording, it's all done ... except Part 2!

We've had a crack at ear-notation but it's a fiddly wee track. To notate by ear you really need to know the tempo and time signature - which is quite difficult when there is no beat! Does anyone have the elusive sheet music they can forward us? That would be good basis to work from.

I saw Radek had posted a file back in 2007 on the forum it's been 404'd.

We're not entirely sure how we are going to arrange Part 2 yet but have some ideas... In the meantime here are links to our cover of Jarre's Blackbird
http://www.thequixotes.com/media/tracks ... ckbird.mp3

and now an exclusive preview of Equinoxe 1969!
http://www.thequixotes.com/media/tracks ... 201961.mp3
http://www.thequixotes.com/media/tracks ... 201963.mp3

Happy Bidet, JMJ!

Billy Bunt
Post Posted Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:42 pm

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Wow, yes, an original cover !

Really good interpretation of Equinoxe althought some guitars sound like a bit fake.

Post Posted Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:30 pm
Billy Bunt

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It's mostly all live playing and recording into Reason and Record. We'll post a "gear list" when it's all finished. Sampled guitars are always difficult but we'll no doubt make make some changes and hopefully improvements before the end.

We're very pleased with how Side B is sounding...

Part 2 is the problem though. We've no idea quite what time signature this awesome piece of music is in, so we think Jarre was playing around with it: sometimes it feels 7/4, other times 3/4 or 4/4; it's very unclear, plus there is a lot of off-beat stuff going on to the point where it seems like its almost free time. It makes playing it very difficult not knowing!

Post Posted Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:16 pm

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Part 2 is definitely in free time. Trying to fit that in a time signature would make it too structured. JMJ clearly uses the wave of the phaser as an indicator as to when to play the next chord.

Covering it in the same style you just did... would inevitably involve a mellotron ;)

Great job! I'm really interested in Side B :D
Post Posted Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:38 am

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These prog-sympho-rock versions are really really really nice!

Very well done!
Post Posted Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:10 pm
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Have to say these are excellent.
Post Posted Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:03 pm

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I'm really loving these Equinoxe recordings. I hope to hear more soon.
Post Posted Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:43 pm
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I'm kind of late but... Kudos for these really cool Vintage versions!

E3 has a little Ennio Morricone feel to it in the guitar chorus and even reminds me of early Genesis with the acoustic intro.

Thanks! Great job! Can't wait to hear the full album. Party like it's 1969! ;-)

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Post Posted Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:48 pm

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I'm late here but I think these covers are wonderful. Very original and interesting.
What I love about it is the live feeling and pure joy of the music in its more elementary forms. 8)
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Post Posted Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:19 am

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Phantastic idea! It's sound very well. Original but realy nice to hear. One critic point - In Equinoxe 1 organ and bass should play more free and not so rhythmical. This free notes out of time (laidback) makes Equinoxe 1 so majestetic and wonderfull. To Equinoxe 2 I agree with GeeJee: play it free and hear exacly to phase of smallstone (if You will use it). Good job! :)
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Post Posted Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:51 pm

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I'm late too....

It's a very original cover very nice to ear ! :bravo:

Well done guys !
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Post Posted Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:52 pm
Billy Bunt

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Cheers guys! Thanks for the feedback.

The project got put on a bit of a backburner. We still couldn't quite get a handle on 1962, and we're not happy with '68 either.

But last nights show at the O2 has given us some needed invigoration ;)

Post Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:45 am

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I'm playing 1961 and 1963 quite a lot on my mp3 player. Did you get my PM?
Post Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:08 am

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Sounds nice, really interesting! I'd like to buy the album when it's released or sth! :)
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Post Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:56 am
Billy Bunt

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Dr_Jones wrote:I'm playing 1961 and 1963 quite a lot on my mp3 player. Did you get my PM?
Ya, I'd not heard that before... very strange!

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