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    OK, this "thing" is thought as a coda to the first part of the song which will be in a different style, (with a more rhythm machine like groove and dry) with this theme as one of the elements but in a simplified arrangement and with some sparse guitars, synths and percussion.

    I also wanted it to have a bit more loose, swingy groove, in order to sound natural but now after hearing it many times in a row, I cannot tell anymore if it's "humanized" and falling apart too much or not.

    This composition kind of came and developed out of nowhere, so I'm also interested in your general opinion about the mix and would like to know what you hear in it in terms of style, since it's a bit unusual.

     
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    Reminds me of this:

     
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    Yeah, there is something to it. I was actually going after the reggae/dub style brass section which this Croatian art-rock band from the 80s (Haustor, led by Darko Rundek) used in a specific way.

     
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    Haustor has a definite Clave groove going on in that song.

    There is a 1,2.....1,2,3 rhythm throughout the entire song
    and that element drives it along.

    Your section doesn't have that element to it.
    Hard to define your pattern on such a piece.
     
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    I like how you have no problem listening to and analyzing my weird newbie recordings. True professional;)
     
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    Trust me, my own recordings come together in pieces sometimes too!

    It's a fun way to puzzle together your own art.

    Many talented musicians are more Picasso and less Rembrandt.

    More Van Gogh and less Michaelangelo.
     
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    True. Sketches and torsi are valid works of art too. And life is mostly a work in progress.

    Somehow I've always liked the albums that have some distinctive but unfinished intermezzo parts scattered between complete songs. Pearl Jam "Vitalogy" comes to mind. I also like how some of the songs of that previously mentioned band Haustor start with a fade in. That stuff makes an album more coherent and it tells a certain story even better. Album as a musical form is supposed to do that.
     
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    Personally, I like The Concept Album approach.

    Give me a journey, a well thought out story
    and a well recorded performance any time.

    Maybe 8 songs with a beautifully laid out landscape of motifs.

    The people I admire in bands are the ones that bring
    a variety of flavor into the recordings. George Harrison, John Paul Jones etc.
     
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