hens and rooster

June 25, 2007 7:09 AM

It's nice to be at home with some guitars at hand. I wanted to participate to the challenge, but this tune has nothing to do with water. To me, it evokes a procession of hens in a courtyard, near and around a drowsy rooster. Images of aimless loopsided wanderings, long seductive dances. What is the rooster dreaming of ? just another bunch of hens I guess. Then he awakes suddenly. Too bad this wasn't the theme of the challenge. Enjoy.

posted by nicolin (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

last time I've posted such a narrative comment on my music, it was a complete disaster on the feedback side : nobody wanted to get in touch with a maniac I think (it was a strange narrative I have to admit, but imagination is imagination..). It was there and you still can tell me what you think if you want to.
posted by nicolin at 7:13 AM on June 25, 2007

This sounds really great. So loose, yet focused somehow. Excellent playing.
posted by edlundart at 9:16 AM on June 25, 2007

niclolin: In France, are there Ricola cough lozenge commercials on TV? "Reeeeee co Laaaaaaa!"

That's how I like to pronounce you name; "Neeee co Leeeen!"

Now, down to business. I'm curious about your musical background. Primary instrument? Any band experience? Influences?

I love how this borders on abstract but you manage to keep in check. It sounds as though you are reaching for something without trying too damn hard. It feels very comfortable.

Great song. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
posted by snsranch at 5:08 PM on June 25, 2007

hi sns : my real name is nicolas, there are no ricola commercials here. I've studied guitar on my own, buying so many books that I could probably open a bookstore right now. Especially since I've read so few of them. I've occasionally played with other musicians but never struggled to be in a group. I've listened to many guitar players, mostly from the jazz world. My long time favourite is john abercrombie. I was lucky to see him live two times - I'm european - , the first time he played with michel petrucciani.
Anyway, there are so many voices.
posted by nicolin at 12:16 PM on June 26, 2007

I remember glass spiders. I remember thinking something like "that's some serious weed" when I read what you wrote and then I remember I laughed heartily a couple of days later when you wrote the "I guess this wasn't the right way to promote this tune" comment. It's funny how that happens, no? The songs I posted that I thought were going to get the bigger response were virtually unnoticed.

And this one from yesterday is nice as usual. You certainly got that jazzy improv style down and it takes good taste to avoid making it sound cheesy or redundant. You are very good at it.
posted by micayetoca at 5:41 PM on June 26, 2007

Hey niclolin, as micayetoca said, you really are good. Listening to you play I imagined that you must have some deep background in music. The fact that you are self taught makes your work even more impressive!
posted by snsranch at 6:53 PM on June 27, 2007

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