“What Was That EP” now on iTunes April 17, 2008February 26, 2018 by Andy Ard Andy Ard 15 Comments I still can’t figure out why it takes 8 to 10 weeks to copy MP3 files to their catalog, when Amazon.com had it up the next day. Oh well, here it is. Share/Save this:TweetShare on TumblrPocketLike this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Looking for Andy Ard’s music?SaltyStix.com Review of “Everyone But You” 15 thoughts on ““What Was That EP” now on iTunes” Dude your Moonlight Sonata kiks a$$. You demonstrate a keen grasp of the structural challenges inherent in early- to middle-period Beethoven that is hard to find these days. “Quasi una fantasia” indeed! Brendel, Pollini, heck, even Goode should take notice! You should totally do Gaspard de la nuit next. Log in to Reply I’m not sure what the previous commenter was smoking, but this is far from a “professional” interpretation of the much-hackneyed Op. 27. If butchery defines most attempts, this MIDI-using-Casio-soundbanks version is a slaughterhouse. No, make that the entire Tyson Foods corporation. Log in to Reply That settles it, Anonymous commenter of May 14, 2008. Anonymous of June 2, 2008 has invalidated your enjoyment of the track and you must now disown it, delete all copies and take down any posters of me you had on your locker. I’m very sorry, but that’s how it is. However, if you, Anonymous of May 14, were being sarcastic beyond my kung fu level, you both win and according to the bylaws I must retire from music altogether and become an anonymous critic. Log in to Reply Heh… Tyson… that was a good one. Log in to Reply Did either contributor have an opinion of the other songs on the EP? Log in to Reply And let us not forgot the misreads in the inner voice: * At 3:06, bar 41, the last triplet should read D#-F#-B# but is unfortunately played D#-G#-B# which neuters the contour so carefully composed in the inner voice. * At 3:45, bar 51, a C# major triad is played throughout, instead of the first two groups being c# minor and the second two being C# major. This is extremely unfortunate because this bar marks the second subject in the recapitulation. Thus, there is a direct correspondence to bar 15, where the second subject is first introduced in the exposition (in the surprising choice of b minor, no less!). To miss the opportunity to outline this connection is unfortunate. Log in to Reply That’s funny… I told the guy at Triad Depot the exact same thing. Still, the c# minor triads were on back order and Hank (at the recapitulation counter, you can ask him) said, “You’ll just have to make do.” So I did, and that’s what ya got. A few weeks later the Casio School of Soundbanks recalled my MIDI Slaughterhouse correspondence degree. I have been practicing without a license for some time now. I don’t know who you people are, but if this keeps up I may get a call from Jeff Lynne Power Chord University and lose my doctorate for my work on the rest of the EP. Thank goodness you haven’t been over to JankyVision.com and torn apart my faux journalism. Log in to Reply Here is some more of Andy’s music: http://www.myspace.com/andyard Log in to Reply I won’t make fun of your faux journalism because that’s what it is: satire. But when your MySpace page asserted that you were a “classically trained pianist,” I took exception. Color me rancorous. Log in to Reply “Son of… classically trained pianist,” meaning my mother. I am self-taught, obviously not on recapitulating triads. Please take your unsigned exception elsewhere. Log in to Reply Excuse the mis-read. Actually, don’t. The sentence of which you speak does not parse very well. Maybe I *will* make fun of your journalism. I’m not sure what a “recapitulating triad” is, and if you take a minute to study sonata form, you’ll see why. P.S. My anonymity doesn’t change the truthfulness of my statements, nor my confidence in them. Log in to Reply P.P.S. Since you have no way of knowing who I am, I feel free to say that I live in my mother’s basement and have no sense of humor. Log in to Reply Alright, everybody cut it out or I’ll turn this internet around. Log in to Reply Where is the comment on his myspace page? I can’t find it. Log in to Reply > Where is the comment on his myspace page? I can’t find it. Please use Google cache. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.