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Old 10-24-2019, 01:14 PM
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Sydney Hotel Room Peal
I remember when Rick first sent me this piece hed written in his hotel room in Sydney back in 2008 (I seem to remember him taking his laptop into the fire-exit stairwell to listen to the natural reverb and getting very excited...). For many many years, it was my go-to piece for combating my insomnia. It was only this weekend, when I was talking to Rick about the track that I realised that was precisely what he wrote it for. (Mike Gillespie - UW manager)
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:20 PM
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Re: Sydney Hotel Room Peal
Really lovely. The slowing pace of the peeling melodies has a biomusicological significance (compare with Marconi Union's "Weightless").


Have we heard the faster start of this before? In a radio show, maybe? Or a track I'm forgetting from Breaking and Entering, etc?
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Old 10-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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Re: Sydney Hotel Room Peal
Brilliant. Not sure if this link works. Is there another fixed link?
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:38 PM
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Have we heard the faster start of this before? In a radio show, maybe? Or a track I'm forgetting from Breaking and Entering, etc?
It's very similar to 'Primrose Hill' from Breaking and Entering.
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Old 10-24-2019, 03:01 PM
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Have we heard the faster start of this before? In a radio show, maybe? Or a track I'm forgetting from Breaking and Entering, etc?
I just remembered, it was played at the beginning of a live show, the walk-on track. I'm trying to remember which one. And I want to say it was before JAL to Tokyo, for some reason.

Edit: Yes, I was right! It's from the 2nd day of 013 in 2005. It was played as the intro, into JAL to Tokyo. Which means at least part of it was from earlier than 2008, contrary to Mike's note. Technically, it'd probably be a Riverrun-era track.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:15 PM
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It's very similar to 'Primrose Hill' from Breaking and Entering.
Good spot! I knew it sounded familiar. Primrose Hill melody is somewhat different and different key, but same cadence and synth sound.

I haven't listened to B&E soundtrack for a few years, but am now... Remembering how warm and beautiful it was/is.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:59 PM
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Good spot! I knew it sounded familiar. Primrose Hill melody is somewhat different and different key, but same cadence and synth sound.
Nice. Given when Sydney Hotel Room Peal was composed, it very well could have been a template or starting point for them and Gabriel when creating Primrose HIll.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:43 PM
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It's very similar to 'Primrose Hill' from Breaking and Entering.
Damn that's an impressive spotting.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:52 PM
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it very well could have been a template or starting point for them and Gabriel when creating Primrose HIll.
This must be what happened. I put Sydney into a slow-downer, and dropped the pitch precisely 2 semitones (with the requisite tempo slowdown). It sounds exactly like Primrose HIll then, except some of the notes are different.

Edit: Here is what Sydney Hotel Room Peal sounds like slowed down to 2 semitones lower:
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Old 10-25-2019, 05:16 AM
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Damn that's an impressive spotting.
It's been one of my regular albums to sleep to since it came out, so it's practically carved into my subconscious.

'Primrose Hill' sounds like it's been transposed into a minor key.
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