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Raggamuffin - 2015-05-29

I'll take all of that you've got!

Old_Zircon - 2015-05-29

The phrasing is pretty stiff, but still great. I'd like to see arrangements for this thing with the rolls cut by a really good pianist with a sensitive ear. I've got a strong suspicion that this was arranged from a MIDI file someone downloaded. At any rate it's really aggressively quantized and that's too bad.

But 5 for the organ and the idea.

betabox - 2015-05-29

These machines are truly amazing in person, but it's true that a lot of the arrangements have very stiff, clunky phrasing.

EvilHomer - 2015-05-29

"The phrasing is pretty stiff" he said to the hundred-year-old machine.

Maggot Brain - 2015-05-29

I think it adds to the over all charm but honestly; how accurate can you get with a mechanical-output punch card reader? It's more than likely that this was done with MIDI but you can still get really good feel with MIDI if you put the time into it. The opening has much more a smoother rhythm compared to the big operatic bridge, if that was me I'd really just be more focused on making sure I had all my voicing right.

betabox - 2015-05-30

If you'll read what OZ and I had to say, the problem is NOT with the machine or the recording medium -- it's the guy who transcribed the music.

These machines are quite capable of producing good music if a decent arranger has the necessary experience in working with them, but it definitely isn't easy to do well.

One correction I'd make to OZ's comment is that the arrangement should be thing with the rolls cut by a really good ORGANIST with a sensitive ear. Part of the problem I'm hearing is that the arranger didn't anticipate the natural delay inherent in organ pipes.

infinite zest - 2015-05-29

Awesome. The movie theatre I used to work at had/has (I believe) the largest working Kimball organ in the US. At 87 years old, it still comes out of the ground and everything, and is played before movies on Friday and Saturday nights. A lot of people just buy movie tickets to hear the organ and leave before the movie starts. The main organist was getting up there and would call in sick a lot, so we got the organist for the Milwaukee Brewers to fill in, and he'd just be in there all day and play between shows when we were cleaning. I don't think I remember any Queen, but he definitely rocked the shit out of Baba O'Reilly and Dark Side of the Moon, among others. That was a lot more fun than the more "organ grinder" fare the old guy would play, which still haunts my dreams.

Maggot Brain - 2015-05-29

Super Mercury Bros!

SixDigitDebt - 2015-05-29

I'm only here because I'm overlaying the song in my mind with Freddie's voice.

jangbones - 2015-05-29

I will now edit the two together, and post the link

SixDigitDebt - 2015-05-29

You're doing god's work, sir.

jangbones - 2015-05-29


so far...dischordant

jangbones - 2015-05-30

it's taking a while, because whoever arranged this, fuck that person

I am going to repost it when finished

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