Below you can read a selection of emails I got from people all over the world. They’re sorted by date, descending (newest first) and … not updated for a while.
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 14:58:29 -0700
I really liked your music, especially Take Care and Bombay Breakout. I just wanted you to know it! 🙂
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 07:19:42 -0700
I am writing to you, because I am interested in releasing some tracks from you on our epage in germany!
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 14:05:53 -0800
Cool tunes you have there. Killer party stuff despite being different than what we do.
We are playing them at our party her in LAS VEGAS, USA out of our Yamaha O2R into JBL PA with killer EQ. You sound great.
By the way, nice CD artwork.
TRENCH and FRIENDS
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 15:14:13 -0800
I just checked out your song “Bombay Breakout”. It’s just what I’ve been looking for to help start Basement Videos at Nirve.
Please get back to me as soon as possible.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 12:09:09 -0800
Hello, I found your band, Michiel van Erp, on Mp3.com and am interested in talking to you about including your music
in an Internet “Broadcast.”
Please let me know if this interests you.
Best Regards, Eric Barone
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 13:30:38 -0500
From: “Bryan Bernesi” (bbernesi@[—].ca)
hey michiel…..you got talent man……….i downloaded jungle.mp3 I think it is amazing….I saw you had a CD…is it all the same kinda music???? if so how much will it cost me for you to send it to me?
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 00:27:27 -0000
From: “Yazz” (paul.miller1@[—].net)
I’ve just been listening to your ‘Bombay Breakout’ track – absolutely brilliant!
(Any chance of an extended mix so I can chill out all night long!!!)
Have you done any other songs with that type of eastern synth sound?
I’m currently downloading the rest of your tracks, however I would like to buy your album when it is available in the UK.
Thanks for an amazing track anyway…
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 05:17:12 -0800 (PST)
A long time fan of yours, Michiel. With each new office I move to I find myself downloading your collection of MP3s to the local HD. Outstanding music. It makes me wish I had never stopped playing.
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 22:50:15 -0700 (PDT)
Kick ass! ;-p
Very combined music… cool…
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 22:41:43 -0700 (PDT)
I think your music is great, very inventive stuff, very melodic, especially “Take Care”!!
Thanks for your music!
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 19:04:09 -0700 (PDT)
About terms “realized person” and “ideality”, I think it is something you are about. Your picture is radiating positive energy as well as your music. Please do as much as you can for the time given to you…
We Russians here in USA trying to introduce Russian (namely technical) concept of Ideality (solving contradictions). I am not sure why I like your music, but I thing there is something about emotional energy balance and correlation of rhythm with human’s internal vibrations.
God bless you!
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 1999 18:47:20 -0700 (PDT)
That’s really good to meet you first time at MP3.com
I love your music !.
You got a perfect balance, beat, groove and more.
Thats it! Make more, there is a need.
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 22:38:36 -0700 (PDT)
I LOVE your music, it’s sooo cool, I haven’t bought your CD yet though, but will soon,
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 21:14:34 -0700 (PDT)
Hi there, I was just browsing through when I came across your Jungle song and I liked it very much.
I am currently developing a rather large site for Planethq.com.
If we would be permitted to use a portion of this song as background music it would be greatly appreciated.
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 10:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
We really enjoy your music.
Thank you so much.
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 16:07:39 +0200
I was on your homepage and I heard some samples of you. They sounded quite well
Can you send me some more?
Hope to hear more from you
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 20:30:27 -0700 (PDT)
Wow man…cooool music. “Jungle” is a very refreshing blend of
drum n beat/jungle type music with some “kickass piano shit” as you said. 🙂 Its music like this that makes all the time I waste on mp3.com lookin for cool music worth it. Any plans for releasing more good stuff like whats already on there? Anyway keep up the good work. Peace..
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 07:24:34 -0700 (PDT)
Hi! Just wanted to write you and tell you I really enjoyed your music. Keep up the good work! 🙂
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 1999 15:26:44 +0200
From: “jerome LENOT” (jerome.lenot@[—].com)
i have dowloaded your songs and i enjoyed it very much. Continue like this and i’ll be one of your fans!
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 23:19:14 -0700 (PDT)
Wow. I love Jungle, I love Summer Nights, I love Tranquility Reasssured, and I love Bombay Breakout. It’s very rare for me to love every song I hear, but you have that distinction. Well done!
Regards, (- understatement 🙂
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 15:53:10 -0700 (PDT)
Wow! You are one VERY talented artist! Keep it up!
Love your songs on MP3.COM
I’m sure you get flooded with emails, so don’t bother with a reply (I’m not expecting one 😉
Just wanted you to let you know that I think your music is FANTASTIC!
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 06:41:02 -0700 (PDT)
Just want to say how much I enjoyed all your tracks from mp3.com.
Your very talented and your music is something I could listen to over and over. In the english dictionary under the word “Relaxation” is a list of your songs. Keep up the good work.
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 15:29:25 -0700 (PDT)
I have visited you page at mp3.com
Good Job..I like your music
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 11:45:31 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Michiel — I really like your music on MP3.com — stumbled on it since I don’t usually look through ‘mood music’ and just stick to drum ‘n’ bass. Nice surprise…
Perhaps we should collaborate sometime.
Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:22:19 +0200
From: “Christoffer Wahlgren” (chrva180@[—].se)<>BR>
Just wanted to say that I downloaded your songs from MP3.COM and was simply amazed. Keep up the good work!
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 14:35:01 +0200
your music on mp3.com is absolutely great. congrats!
I listen to it every day.
one question: do you have any new tracks which are not yet on mp3.com?
have a nice day & greets from switzerland
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 07:59:25 -0700 (PDT)
really cool music you’ve made !!
keep up the good work !
is it OK if we are making a link to your page !!??
manager of OPUSMIND-Denmark
Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 20:28:13 -0700
Please let me know when your CD is available. You should consider a distributor rather than handling the $$ on your own.
I may know of a label here in the US which has done fairly well specializing in your type of music.
Your sound is quite good and transcending. I think you deserve some airplay especialy here in the US where a lot of new age material is becoming quite popular. Southern California is certainly a good place to start. I may be able to be of some help.
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 17:38:57 -0700 (PDT)
I just visited your mp3 page.
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 16:09:42 -0400
From: Lowell Humphrey (lowellh@[—].net)
great – no more need be said.
if you can e’mail when “Intentions” is finished will order
bet you thought no one in Kentucky would become a customer.
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 10:38:30 -0800 (PST)
I’ve been listening to your muzik, and find it to be quite soothing, fluid and surreal. Keep putting forth positive muzik, and the force will be with you.
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 00:16:10 -0600
Hey man, I’ve poked around mp3.com and haven’t found much worth keeping let alone much that sounds professional.
You my friend, have managed both. I have, obviously, dled all three of your posted mp3’s and while “summer nights” and “tranquality reassured” are quality, very listenable pieces, “jungle” is just plain superb and professional, impossible categorize using any one-word labels – especially amazing considering you’re a one-man band.
I play “jungle” along with my regular diet of self-ripped mp3s; something that just isn’t true of any other independent musicians on the internet (though, to their credit, i haven’t done too much listening as i connect at a depressing rate). But I would like to think I have reasonably good taste in music; at least, I certainly dig on Vangelis. But enough with the ass-kissing, as I’m sure you’ve heard it all before – I poked around your website as well:) Though I do wish my opinion was worth more in the real world, as I am only a listener and no musician. But I can say that I listen to a great deal of various different kinds of electronic music and I can tell the difference between loops & samples and rythym & melody. As well as my electronic music fetish, the only radio station in town I can leave on the dial longer than one song, is this public jazz station called “The Oasis” (station ID: “KUVO” – on the web at www.kuvo.org, with a live .ram broadcast soon perhaps…). I’d be willing to bet, with your blessing, that I could get the program director to broadcast “jungle”; more than once, hopefully. At the same time as I say that, I definitely don’t want to come across like I’m “cutting you a break” or something, as a) it’s not as if I have any big shot connections or anything and b) KUVO plays music that appeals to intellectual people, and since it’s listener- supported, well, it’s market share is microscopic.
But, hey, it would be cool to become known by the jazz fans of city halfway ’round the world, right? Of course it would:)
Anyways…let me know if I can go ahead and ask KUVO if they’l play your
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 22:55:49 -0800 (PST)
Amazing! I really enjoy “Jungle”! You are truley gifted and have an amazing, creative personality! How do you do it?
Let me just say that whenever I’m in a bad mood, I play jungle and the rest of your songs and I just completely relax. Thank You.
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 17:52:40 -0800 (PST)
Nice downbeat tracks of yours… go and have a look at www.pork.co.uk for a UK label who specialise in your sort of stuff.
Stay chilled now!
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 17:32:59 -0800 (PST)
Bravo Trenzer: I am a musician-photographer, and I’m really very close with your mood, sorry about my english, but I now you can understood that.
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 07:49:12 -0800 (PST)
All I can say is yeah! I like, in fact I love it man!
Just a big thanks to you for getting your material on the web.
I look forward to hearing some more when it arrives!
I like to chill out to your stuff, it’s perfect for a general happy/reflective mood. I ‘ve recomended you to my friends and my girlfreind has down loaded a few megs of your music.
Keep up the good work. I think that you will go far…very far indeed!
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:08:31 -0500
From: “Millard, Richard” (MillardR@[—].mil)
Sign me up for your new cd. . .
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:57:00 -0800 (PST)
tHE JUNGLE IS VERY GOOD!!
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 13:19:04 -0000
From: “J” (odaat@[—].net)
Have been a New Age fan for 4 or more years.
Really like your renditions.
You have quite a future ahead of you young man.
I am 60, what I have left is to enjoy your sound.
Send updates and new song info when they get online
John Paul in Phoenix, AZ
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 11:23:40 -0800 (PST)
Hey There 🙂
Just a note to say that I listened to some of your work and really enjoyed it. I was hoping you might stop by my site and critique a couple of my pieces too. at http://mp3.com/RockyFretz
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 17:11:13 GMT
From: sdenies@[—].edu (Sam DeNies)
Hey, I am interested in buying a CD when it is released.
Could ya email me when you finish it?
Is it going to be a DAM CD or are you publishing it on your own?
How much is it gonna cost?
– Sam DeNies
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 18:59:04 -0000
From: “Thos.” (thos@[—].co.uk)
I downloaded ‘Jungle’ from mp3.com as my first ever MP3, I liked it so much I’ve now got the next two – they get better and better; and I’m eagerly awaiting any more you produce. Keep it up!
Incidentally, it probably IS worth finishing “The Music Sounds Phatter With You” because it’s bound to be great!
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 22:10:07 -0800 (PST)
Hi. I like your music, it’s very nice!!!.
So, I’d like that you hear my music and send me any comments about it if you have time, of course.
I’ll send you soon the link of my page. Thanks a lot.
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 10:50:02 -0800
From: “Steve Klappenbach” (sbach@[—].com)
I have listened to all three tracks from mp3.com and
definitely would like to have your CD.
Please notify me when its complete and how to order.
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 20:52:07 -0800 (PST)
What a find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very listenable, I’ve found myself playing the music in my
mind again and again.
Thanks so much. I’ll be ordering “intentions” as so as
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 09:36:39 -0500
From: “hainc_engrs” (hainc_engrs@[—].com)
I love what I’ve heard so far via the net………how can
I obtain a copy of the CD?
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 20:04:36 -0800 (PST)
Super sound…very fresh and optimistic
i will enjoy this over and over.
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 05:14:40 -0800 (PST)
you have just got to do more of this music . . . it is fantastic!!
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 03:04:00 -0800 (PST)
Love your stuff,
unfortunately we couldnt buy any.
Are you going to sell your CDs?
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 17:40:39 -0800 (PST)
You ought to put up more songs and create a DAM CD. You ought also
to put up cover art and band art. You are one of our more consistently
popular instrumental artists.
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 16:16:30 -0800 (PST)
Refreshing and brilliantly relaxing, yet thoughtfully
stimulating, your music is like sparkling waters flowing
over fresh earth. Yeah! I like it.
Please make more!
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:15:57 -0800
From: “D” (danechka@[—].com)
just wanted to tell you that your music is pretty good.
Bummer that there are only three songs available, you
should put out more of it. It does remind me of
Vangelis tunes, same easy to listen smooth stuff.
awesome, man. Let me know if you plan on releasing
more stuff, I’d download it!
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 19:39:48 -0800 (PST)
Hey, just checked out some of your tunes on Mp3.com.
I think you’ve got some real talent man.
Great music to cotemplate upon, now release that
album so I can buy it!
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 21:29:21 +0000
From: Me (mrwinky@[—].com)
Ah Musick, once its in your head it never leaves does it!
Enjoy your compositions very much. You make working at
my computer much more enjoyable!
Hello from Flint Michigan USA!
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:38:17 -0800
From: “George Partridge” (partridge@[—].com)
I want to purchase your “Intentions” CD when it becomes available.
I’ll wait to hear from you but might bug you if the months roll on.
I’ve gotten all my friends to listen to your stuff. Everyone of them
closes their eyes and falls into a trance. Love it.
George F. Partridge
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 13:55:35 -0800 (PST)
Very enjoyable musical style. I particularly
liked “summer nights”, also “jungle”. Keep up
good works, I would be interested in your CD if
you ever release one.
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 16:38:57 -0500
From: “Gary Simpson”
Just one word bout your songs (MP3’s)
I love these! They help me relax alot of
times. Can’t wait for the other 3-4 to come out.
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 04:22:35 -0800 (PST)
Excellent. Keep on Jamming.
I’m listening to summer nights right
now off of the mp3 web site. looks
like your the top download for the
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:37:17 -0800 (PST)
Great stuff! Grabbed all 3 of your samples off mp3.com.
When can I buy a CD?
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:35:19 -0800 (PST)
This is some great stuff.
My wife and I would buy an album from you people
in a New York minute!
Thanks for the pleasure that your music gives.
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 00:07:51 -0800 (PST)
Wow i love your music it really cool.
I just downloaded the wav and i played the songs
all of them and loved all of them.
Im sure you will have no problem becoming popular at
least i think so. Well i just wanted to tell you
l liked what i heard.
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 23:50:19 -0600
From: “Andy Teuteberg” (ateuteberg@[—].com)
just had to let you know how much i like your music.
i’ve listened to “summer nights” & “jungle” and am now
downloading “Tranquality ReAssured.”
Thanks for the tunes … i’ll buy one of your
CD’s when you make it !
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 16:16:25 -0800 (PST)
Absolutely love your music!!!!!!!!
This is my first trip to mp3.com.
I can’t believe my luck in finding
such beautiful music!!!!!!!!
Please e-mail me when you cut
your first CD. I would love to
buy it! Keep up the great work!
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 15:27:36 -0800 (PST)
I’ve been looking around for acoustic instrumentals and i
have to say that you have excellent music. I love the cool
and mellow tunes you created on “summer nights”. Keep up
the good work. When do you think can we expect a full length
album ? More power to you !
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:09:32 -0800 (PST)
Found you on MP3.com. Yor are pretty good, nice to
listen to. Have downloaded all three songs available,
keep up the good work.
Hope to hear more of your music. Bill Dankers.
San Diego, CA
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:15:06 +0100
From: “fam carlsson” (fam.carlsson@[—].nu)
I’ve heard your music and i’d love to buy your CD.
Do you have done any other CD’s?
I also want a single: Summer Nights. If you got it.
Your songs works perfectly in my sport and i’ll like
to use it when i competit this year.
Looking forward to hear from U
/Daniel Carlsson Sweden
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 22:16:29 -0800
From: Saralynn Earl (earlusa@[—].att.net)
Your music is great, and I would like to purchase your CD
when it becomes availiable.
I live in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 19:19:36 -0800 (PST)
I love your music, I live in Australia and I have the
3 tracks downloaded from the MP3.COM site.
Do you have anymore of your fabulous music.
Best regards, Kenn Tews
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 16:28:36 -0800 (PST)
I like your stuff….very cool….
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 14:14:08 -0800 (PST)
I just listened to your music, and wow! it’s excellent.
it reminds me completely of orb, light, and dreamy.
Keep up the great work and please! let me know when
your album comes out…
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 06:34:23 -0800 (PST)
Like your stuff.. but I think that the words in
tranquility takes away from the song just a bit…
keep the good work 😛
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 18:56:56 -0800 (PST)
Dude, your music kicks ass! I always listened to
all the other kinds of music (your influences to be exact)
and wondered when the hell someone was gonna combine em all
and create one good sound, and you went and did it.
You kick some major ass!!!
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 16:26:23 -0800 (PST)
Hey Trenzer, just dropping you a line to say that I think
your music is absolutly excellent, its cool mellow melodys
really appeal to me. If there is a mailinglist for updates etc.
Please place me on it.
Fan based regards,
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 23:34:58 -0800 (PST)
Just downloaded the mp3 software and your song “Summer Nights”.
I was very impressed, I enjoyed it thoughly, can’t wait for
you to get a CD out her in the US, I’ll definately buy it.
Keep up the mezmerizing work…
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 20:35:50 -0800 (PST)
How can I get a hold of one of your cds…or are you
planning on releasing anything?
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:40:51 -0800 (PST)
Nice Sound!! You are a truly gifted musician.
Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:22:01 -0800 (PST)
Mr. van Erp,
This is Kevin Plumb (Brother Plumb, an artist at Mp3.com).
I’m also a DJ with WASP (Worldwide Assoication of Shoutcast Productions)
Radio, a small amatuer NetRadio outfit.
I have a show on Sunday evenings at 7:00 Central, dedicated to playing
the hottest songs from yet-unsigned artists, mostly artists from Mp3.com.
I’m writing to request permission to broadcast your song, “Jungle”,
during this Sunday’s (1/17/99) broadcast. A playlist of the show will be
posted on my webpage, with each Artist/Song entry a hyperlink to their
respective Mp3.com webpages (or other, if you prefer).
Please let me know ASAP if I may broadcast your song and if you have any
questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Brother Plumb’s Radio Hour
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:49:27 +1100
From: Anthony Buntine (anthony@[—].au)
Just writing to say that I think your tracks are really cool
(especially Jungle), and to keep up the good work.
I am really keen to get ‘Jungle’ at 256k bit rate….!
Thanks for composing such great music for the masses.
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 22:53:07 -0800 (PST)
hey -great stuff. loved all 3 clips i heard tonight. why dont you guys
try to get heard on kksf “smooth jazz” station in san francisco,
or other stations with similar formats. you’ll be a hit.let me know
how to order cd’s of your music. thanks again.
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 17:02:05 -0800 (PST)
Some very nice material
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 05:14:09 -0800 (PST)
Just a quick note to say that I think your track “Jungle” on MP3.com
is great! One of the best sounding songs on the site and it reminds
me of a number of tracks from “The City” by Vangelis.
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 21:13:37 -0800 (PST)
Heard your trax on MP3.com –
I love Summer nights and tranquility!!!
You inspired me to dust off my Trinity workstation and
get back to making music!
Good luck with the album – I would love to buy a copy!
CEO CYBERSCOPE, INC.
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 19:30:59 -0800 (PST)
I really enjoy yur music eventho I am deaf but I can hear
yur music loud and clear rather than the words to be sang.
Ohh PPuhh-llllease make more like that.. Summer Nights
and Jungle geez I love them. try extend them like ten
minutes or more..
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 1998 21:34:34 -0800 (PST)
Impressive music. I’m pretty much hooked on you. Your
tranquility revisited has a touch of Enigma in it, which
is exactly the type of music I like. Keep up the
incredibly good work and lemme know when that Album comes out, okay?
Date: Wed, 23 Dec 1998 19:56:37 -0800 (PST)
You’ve got some killer shit man. I really like the imaginative twist
you have. Not much of that around these days. I’d like for you to critique
some of my material. You can find it in the ROCK genre under the band name
LAX LEVITICUS. Drop me a line and let me know what you think.
Listening to your music right now.. love JUNGLE.. very soothing and relaxing
You mentioned about a possible CD, would this Cd’s music sound similar to what you
had online on MP3.com?
Please let me know
ik heb jouw muziek gehoord op www.mp3.com en ik moet werkelijk
zeggen dat die dingen prachtig gemaakt zijn. Ik kom uit Belgik, ben
een 17-jarige gitarist, heb trouwens zelf enkele mp3’s staan op
Hoe dan ook, m’n complimenten, keep it up.
From: Ethan (ethang@[—].com)
hey, my name’s ethan and i’m from illinois in the US. i heard “jungle”
from mp3.com and i’m gettin the hq version of it right now because i
really love it! i’m also a vangelis fan of sorts but only know the
bladerunner soundtrack i have and some on the radio as well.
oh, and no joke, when i was listening to “jungle” i thought to myself,
boy, that brass sounds like the bladerunner soundtrack =) (i hope that
doesn’t offend you concerning your originality or anything!)
please write back if ya have the time…
I downloaded your song, “jungle”,
and it is dope bomb out of this planet.
just wanted to let you know.
From: v972247 (v972247@[—].nl)
Ik hoorde je track, ff een vraagje erover ?
Heb je die track echt helemaal zelf geschreven of is het een of ander
jazz/fusion midi filetjes die bijgewerkt is met een slappe
classic ragga jungle beat ??? Maar het klinkt wel leuk, die
bassline’s en meledie riff zijn best goed, probeer alleen een
strakke harde drums eronder te zetten. Zoals moving shadow en
intense van goodlooking records invloeden.
Verder, naar wat wat voor muziek luister je zelf ?
Nice. Be sure to put your CD info on
mp3.com when it’s available.
Good stuff–really liked ‘Jungle’
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 00:56:05 +0100
Vielen Dank für Deine echt coole Musik!!!! Jungle gefällt mir und meinem
Freund noch ein bißchen besser als Summer Nights… Das Arrangement beider
Stück ist ziemlich gut – toll das Klavier! An machen Stellen bist Du etwas
zu hektisch!? Leider habe ich Jungle “nur” als 64kbps mit 22kHz, daß hört
sich etwas flach an.
Grüße aus Berlin
Thomas & Jens
From: Fabricio Ortiz Jr (fortiz@[—].net)
I downloaded both JUNGLE and SUMMER NIGHT and both of them are GREAT!!!
I’ll be waiting for TRAQUILITY REASSURED at the end of the week… Will
I be able to download it from MP3.COM?
Are you a real MUSICIAN or is this a HOBBY for you? If this is a HOBBY
I would definetly start thinking of becoming a MUSICIAN!
Listen to you soon,
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 21:50:02 -0500
From: “Fabricio Ortiz Jr” (fortiz@[—].net)
I recently downloaded two of your music and I just LOVED it!!!!
When are you going to put a CD out??
PS: Keep up the good work!!!
Really liked your mp3 tunes “Summer” and “Jungle”. I’m just curious to know if
the experience of publishing your music via mp3 has been satisfying/rewarding
for you. Have you received any TANGIBLE benefit from these compositions?
Let me know when I can buy more.
Michael Jones (Michigan, USA)
From: Sterling Okura (sterling@[—].com)
What I liked best about your ‘Jungle’ track was the skill, intelligence and
effort put into it. It has the essential qualities of “real” music, chords,
harmonies, melodies. It is very moody. I listen to a lot of
trip-hop/acid-jazz creations, and what I like about that track was that your
piano and sax leads all sound original. They don’t just sound like some
sample lifted from a jazz record than looped over a beat. I also like how
the piano is not just a simple one finger lead melody that’s echoed like many
ppl do when creating leads. You have other chords that kick in, and I don’t
know anything about music theory like chord progression, and circles and
stuff, but I know your track sounds complete. Its complex, but not too
confusing to be distracting.
I also really like the subtlety you use when adding different ‘electronica’
elements so it doesn’t sound cliched. For example your use of synths filters
and other background noises are just that…background. They enhance the
overall sound without getting in the way. Especially the synths that
accompany the sax solo. They pick up and fade out perfectly without the
annoying, blaring 303 techno progression that most artists use. Subtlety is
definitely one of your fortes.
I honestly can’t think of anything I didn’t like about it. I prefer various,
intricate drum beats (drum-n-bass style), but rhythms like that would have
detracted from the mood of your piece, and you do mix up different beats in
different sections. I really don’t feel qualified to critique music, but in
my opinion your music sounds more complete than many commercial pieces.
From: Sterling Okura (sterling@[—].com)
Damn dude, your Jungle track on mp3.com blew my mind. I’ve been playing
around trying to create electronic music, and your track was a complete
inspiration. My stuff seems so primative now…You got a great balance,
tight beats, groovy bassline, and flowing jazz-like piano leads. You’re
a friggin musical genius.
Well, keep up the great work
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:10:09 EST
I downloaded “Jungle” from MP3.com. It is a great song. I would buy a cd if
you had one. My wife heard me playing it and she was bummed that I nly had the
one song. Brad B
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 23:19:41 +0100
From: “Anders Lindberg” (a.lindberg@[—].se)
I think your “Jungle” is the coolest I’ve heard for a long time..
I can’t wait until you puts another tune online.
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 08:47:03 EST
How have you been? I downloaded Jungle and love it! I played it for Mary Beth
(my wife) and she made me play it twice. The piano is very well done and
natural sounding. Is this your parents digital piano? I think it really great
that MP3.COM found your song and made it the song of the day. You deserve it!
your shit is the bomb! maby we could collaborate on some tunes
From: Limor Schwetizer (limor@[—].com)
just downloaded it..
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 23:54:19 -0000
From: “Alex Moore” (ajm4@[—].uk)
* I would really appreciate it if you could describe your
* positive AND negative things about this song…
I can assure you that they are all positive. There’s not enough music like
it….could you give me some pointers to some artists who produce other
music like it….it really is very cool…..laid
back…..jazz…..bass…everything. Everyone I’ve played it too so far has
loved it…no matter what music they normally like.
(Alex Moore – ajm4)
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 13:38:53 -0000
From: “Alex Moore” (ajm4@[—].uk)
I just got you MP3 (jungle) from MP3.com, I have to say that it’s really hot.
I love the piano set….
Do you have a better quality version (ie, higher bps)?
Let me know if you produce any more….do you have an “work in progress”
(Alex Moore – alex_james@[—].com)