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Full title: "Scottish Watercolor For The Hybrid Mind"

This is 2 disc downtempo blend CD, very similar to "People Turning Inward." It's meant for relaxation / meditation background music, tailor-made by me to help soothe my brain of racing thoughts. So if this kind of music "helps" you too, then all the better. As the title of the CD implies, this is a more celtic influenced work, based of old celtic songs, and broad celtic themes. There is still occasional chanting, like in People Turning Inward, but this work has substantially more direction.

Disc 1 is called "The Colossal Orange Micro," and disc 2 is "The Miniature Lime Macro."

For those of you going "Why the hell are the CD's orange and lime, and the cd case and music is more scotland/celtic themed..." In case you haven't noticed, randomness if kind of my forte. And I like oranges and limes.

Any and all feedback is appreciated, I always love hearing what people's favorite or least favorite tracks are. My personal favorites are bolded. And as a general note, disc 2 is a tad more "active" than disc 1, if you find disc 1 to be too slow. Again, this is a 2-part submission, for both the design, and the music.
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Ultrasonic-Echoes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
I love this design. I sure would love to have a much larger version of the front cover image.
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tyleramato Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Student Digital Artist
love the citrus cd's.
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:iconsmashmethod:
smashmethod Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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rmpaul Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
I know I commented on this already, but I have to say that the Miniature Lime Macro has gotten me through so many long homework sessions ... I love it :) Set up a nice crossfade and put it on shuffle, I can go all night listening to it and workin' away. Thank you again for this :D
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
rock on.
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cbm2004 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
--The Colossal Orange Micro--

My least favorite disk of your's that I've listened to for one reason, that woman's voice. It distracts me from whatever I'm doing. It invades my mind and violates my thoughts. Well, it's not that bad, I just don't like it. The tracks without it are pretty good.

Least favorites:
The tracks with the voice

Favorites:
Plaid Shirt of Forgiveness (the voice is quiet in this track)
Natives Play Hills
Natives Play Ditch
Triumphant Return of General Cloverleaf
Chant of Sadness
People From Sportswear


--The Minitaure Lime Macro--

My favorite disk of your's. This disk is full of awesome music and I love it. I've listened to it every night as I go to sleep since I got it. The only track I actively dislike is Reflect The Situation, the rest I'm either indifferent towards or I really like it.

Least Favorites:
Reflect the Situation (A voice again!)
Collective Worth in Ashes (Just kinda boring)

Favorites:
Symphonic Cadence of Noise (I love choral peices)
Ballad For Susie
Who Killed Jester
(These are the best of the best because I really like this disk)
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Tang-of-Red Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
Wow. The pictures are just so clear and amazing! They just... I don't know how to say it, but they're really beautiful.
I like the track I'm listening to right now, "Chant of Sadness".
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Abarus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2004   Writer
Yours cd's have all made it into my favorite cd's of all time,and Im pretty picky about music. Ive burned these all to cd's,and I cant stop listening to them. Ive even made copies for my parents,and they really enjoyed this and "People Turning Inwards"
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Kizzafreak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004  Professional Filmographer
I've noticed that the first disc seems to pause between tracks whereas I don't think the second one does. Nor have your previous discs.
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Kizzafreak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004  Professional Filmographer
I LOVE IT! I think it's your best so for. I've found it SO inspirational that I'm actually drawing up a list of all the gear that I want so I can start making my own music. Thanks!
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undefinedone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
Just wondering...what's with the constant rumbling? I liked the second CD a lot too, but while the rumbling does provide a sort of constant thread to tie all the tracks together, it gets a little annoying after a while, and doesn't really "go" with some of the tracks very well, in my opinion. If you compose just for yourself and you like it, thats fine; feel free to ignore my input. :) I'm still curious why you chose to include it.
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5crew Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
haven't heard all 'til now, but my favourites are
CD 1 :
validate your intuition
chant of sadness

CD 2 :
symphonic cadence of noise

Love those songs, i'm going to download the rest of them, maybe i'll find another fav track =)
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Sekisetsu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2004   Photographer
I love it all. You rock, man.
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digitalJackalnz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
pfft, after listing a while to your tracks i decided i already made friends easily before i listend to it ;)

yes, you know what im talking about.
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:iconrmpaul:
rmpaul Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
This is amazing man ... as an artist and musician I can really appreciate this. It's perfect relax/chill out music too. Do you have more music available?
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
There are a couple other albums available. All of them will be ready on my site soon.
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:iconamplitude:
Amplitude Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2004
very good atmospheric/ambient. I love it, it really sets a great mood of peacefulness. it's disgusting how creative and talented you are :)
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:iconjek:
jek Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
you're so talented man.
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Dumb-Poet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
Just noticed that there was a small inconsistancy in that the name of the second CD is Minature Lime... and the sampler is Tiny Lime... :) still downloading it.. will comment when finished.

Good Day ~* Dumb Poet
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bannabop Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
Nice cover art. Seriously that is some relaxing music..
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mcnono Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004
w0w that's beautiful :D the shot are awesome and the CD's looks like real fruit :D
good idea and good job :D i've download the first CD and i love that sort of music.
i'll download the second later :D

very nice job, it is possible to buy one on the i-net ? and receive it in France O_o ?
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Neo101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Professional Filmographer
This is so awesome!

I like the fact that you also make your own music!

way cool. :D
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ayerkillingspree Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Awesome work dude!
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RangyRougee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
Oh, I LOVE the CDs with the limes and chinas! They look very ...fresh! :)
Makes me wanna listen to these CDs! In fact...*downloads CD 1*

Wow!! Cloverleaf rocks!!! :D...I feel stupid but...did you make this music? :D
Thanks for sharing youyr genious with us once again, Smashy!
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atomicc Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Nice work, I like the music too.
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Unimatsuriku Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Fantastic, your an amazing artist and good at music too. Theres alot of people who'd kill for your 'gifts'.

Love the case images, where the heck did you take the photo's? Those are some amazing... hill-scapes? As for the music I'll be listening to these all the time during this week off. I can't wait to get listening.
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CaperisM Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Student
Awsome stuff.
Those cds look nifty.
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crono3 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004   Photographer
I'll give it a download & listen.. I was a fan of 'people turning inward', so chances are I'll like it :)

thanks for more music!
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luckyz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
I love the sound... you are the only one! Super!
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sabotage Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the cds look so cool and fresh :) so juicy, really looking good for summer trips :D
so the music and the design is by you? both? thats extra cool..
great concept and i would love to hear that music but im hearing trance at the moment :)
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n3gs Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Awesome. Definitely a favorite.
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straightjacket Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
That is the COOLEST CD cover design I've seen by far. I think I'm gonna go out and buy it so I can have this fantastic design job sitting in the palm of my hands... Man, I'm in love with this design. Where can I find it?
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
If you want, I can post the PDF, print-quality files of the disc so you can print / assemble the cases on your own. Like I did here: [link] for people turning inward.
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MegOctavius Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004   Writer
I like the music! :D
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Dojomann Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
wow. you do awesome work smash. just unbelivable.
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:iconkebex:
kebex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
It's nice to look at...qenching with having Oranges and Limes as cd's...nice~
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WilliamB Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004   Photographer
Fabulous! I love the disc design!
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:iconkinesthesia:
kinesthesia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
No need to preview the tracks for me. ;)

Great work.. the disc covers and cd images look especially professional. :D
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:iconneena:
Neena Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice..
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visualaura Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
The CDs as fruit is a great idea, and the way you executed it is quite lovely. I am in love with the intense colors you've used for the pictures in the CD liner. Neat.
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Satyricon- Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Really Cool
Luv The Colors
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joeyhause Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Simply Amazing! I really like Triumphant Return of General Clover.
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:iconpete-aeiko:
pete-aeiko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
thats actually nice man, i like it.
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Greenboy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
I am loving the cd orange/lime design. < o.
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yosh-dewd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done . great choise of photos for the covers and the idea with orange and lime on cd is sweet :D i love it. i cant buy the cds like this from somewhere, can i ? :confused:
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
If you want, I can post the PDF, print-quality files of the disc so you can print / assemble the cases on your own. Like I did here: [link] for people turning inward.
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yosh-dewd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, please do :)

btw, do you any idea how i can print things on cds ?
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Neato CD Labeler system?
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yosh-dewd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet. great. thanks :hug:
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spiritualmind Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
Wow :D!
I can't pick a favorite, but.. WOW :D
This is amazing! :+fav:
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