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Firefighter/Paramedic in the Chicago Suburbs. Past life singing and Theater. Totally unprepared for the digital age. I still think analog tape reel. Tells you how old I am I guess. Don't do Facebook either; not because I'm anti-social, just too lazy to learn it.

All the posted tracks here are collaborations with Collecting Pool (Dan D'ambrosia) unless specified. We have been neighbors 4 doors down for 14 years and never knew it until 2 years ago. I thank him greatly for helping me remember how much fun this is. Please move over to the Collecting Pool site for a comprehensive list of collaborative and solo tracks from Dan Dambrosia and Collecting Pool. You will not regret it.

My goal is to produce some of my own stuff in the future. But I'm a slug and I admit it, so for the near future anyway, I'll be posting collabs with Collecting Pool and all you fine Cloudseeders. Thanks to all of you for being so warm and welcoming to this community. I will strive every day to be worthy of that acceptance. Looking forward to participating and listening. Ciao!!!!

Cirro-stradivarius Glen Washington, Oswego, IL, United States

  • A Comment on Maira Huisman's
    Firedance at 3.48
    on July 23, 2014 04:33

    The driving beat to this track is infectious.

  • A Comment on Optimum Vulnerability's
    Catastrophe at 3.02
    on July 23, 2014 04:32

    Totally seeing this as a soundtrack to some tv series.

  • A Comment on tvine2000's
    When The Train Whistle Blows Music and lyrics T... at 3.24
    on July 23, 2014 04:30

    Nice flow to this track. Cool lyrics. Like tracks where the lyrics tell a story and evolve as the track evolves. Like the train whistle bend in the guitar at the end. Fine work.

  • A Comment on kenetik's
    burning brightly at 3.59
    on July 23, 2014 04:27

    Never disappointed with anything I have heard from you, sir. Full of exotic wonder and majesty. A rich ambient tapestry of local color. Beautiful work.

  • A Comment on kenetik's
    burning brightly at 1.23
    on July 23, 2014 04:25

    Enjoying the more electronic element you brought to this one early on. And that cool segue to the more soft and esoteric moment around the 1:50 to 2 minute mark was an ear candy moment.

  • A Comment on Oliver Sadie's
    Silk Road Destiny - Oliver Sadie, with Dave McK... at 0.51
    on July 23, 2014 04:18

    Positively beautiful. One of the best collaborations of the year so far for me. So very well done by all.

  • A Comment on El Greebo's
    Tempus - "Birmingham" at 2.20
    on July 23, 2014 04:17

    Just commented on Tempus. Phenmenal and deeply moving. My grandmother grew up in Alabama and left shortly before this time to bring her family to Mo. (which at the time was marginally better). I can truly say I would not be here if she had not done that, as my mother would likely have never had the chance at an education and a career and a family of her own. Wonderful and thought provoking stuff.

  • A Comment on Tuonela's
    Au fond du temple - inner stretch at 0.05
    on July 23, 2014 04:14

    Been away for quite some time, and unfortunately have been so busy lately. Have missed a lot. But so glad to have come across this epic soundscape. Love to see how you have evolved with your work. Enchanting and enhancing stuff all the way through.

  • A Comment on Khan-Flo-Mah's
    Cathexis (Why Hide) at 2.20
    on July 23, 2014 04:11

    Phenomenal groove with this gentlemen. Smooth as silk, but with intricate harmonies and background and some awesome jazzy riff influence. I'm thinking of a word to describe the overall experience here. How about......AFROVESCENCE!!!!!!

  • A Comment on Spectrum_one's
    on July 23, 2014 04:07

    Likeing all these electronic elements that come together for a really chilled but affecting groove. Like the choice of separating the guitar a little bit to the right in the mix.

  • A Comment on Tempus:'s
    'Birmingham' - Tempus at 4.59
    on July 23, 2014 04:03

    I'm speechless. A truly insightful and amazing work. My grandmother lived in Alabama for most of her childhood and had three children there before leaving and headed to St. Louis, Mo. I can honestly say that if it were not for her inner strength and determination for a better life for her family, I would not be here right now. Excellent work.

  • A Comment on ThePianoGuy's
    Sunshine Drive - Improvisation by Matyas Glut, ... at 2.30
    on July 23, 2014 03:58

    I really like how this was recorded. The live, reverberating sound of the live hall. Well done.

  • A Comment on oddrun eikli's
    NATURE. Axel Weiss and Oddrun Eikli. Best wishe... at 1.38
    on July 23, 2014 03:55

    Man, when you two get together. It's like being in a cafe or coffeehouse and really seeing you on stage and being transported to a wonderful jazzy island paradise. So in love with your vocal.

  • A Comment on eSyrup's
    The Age of Man at 2.14
    on July 23, 2014 03:52

    Like the theme you are using with this. Has a nice serial feel. Like soundtrack music to a TV series. Nice work in the middle section with some fine sounds.

  • A Comment on Sunnidayz's
    *GIVING ALL YOUR LOVE* By Sunnidayz~ Original~ ... at 1.14
    on July 23, 2014 03:48

    right with you Sunni. I'm completely tech illiterate. Don't know the first or the last thing about it. I rely on Dan just to log on to Soundcloud half the time. Sounds great.

  • A Comment on Rudi Lockefeir's
    Candy Trap Original (Home Made) Please stop eat... at 1.46
    on July 23, 2014 03:43

    Hmmmm. Just read your notes on this track. Guess I should just throw out the Snickers Bar I'm eating then......hmmmmmm.

  • A Comment on Vlad Josephson's
    * Sunset Groove * with Peter Bennborn, Magnus J... at 1.19
    on July 23, 2014 03:41

    Nice Bass work Vlad. You ground everything and keep a good bottom layer going in the track.

  • A Comment on Tom Adams (tytlblues)'s
    Always There When I Close My Eyes at 1.19
    on July 23, 2014 03:37

    Some fine chopping with the axe my friend. Enjoyed this.

  • A Comment on deepNature's
    Edge of the earth at 3.25
    on July 23, 2014 03:36

    Clean and crisp production. Like the way the drum thumps in my head. A nice rich bed rock for the soaring synth and percussive elements to shine through.

  • A Comment on Zefora's
    AdeShei - Di at 1.13
    on July 23, 2014 03:35

    @Zefora: I can understand this. For those musicians not classicly trained, this can be challenging stuff. It requires finesse and spot on pitch. Really enjoyed.

  • A Comment on Hillary Reynolds Band's
    Crossing The Line at 2.05
    on July 23, 2014 03:25

    Really wonderful to know that Americana is alive and well. I fear in this popular, hip-hop big money society that the purest music with words that tell a real story was disappearing. Such a comfort to know that fine bands like yours still keep it alive and well. The musical sensitivities are excellent here and you all seem to enjoy playing together. Well done. Very well done.

  • A Comment on Hillary Reynolds Band's
    Honey Come Home at 0.58
    on July 23, 2014 03:19

    Ahh. Excellent beat. Just perfect. Not too fast, not too slow. Great harmonies. Love the lyrics.

  • A Comment on The Golden Hippie's
    Smoke Signals ft. Nahko at 0.54
    on July 23, 2014 03:10

    Whoa. Huge sound with those deep bass drums. Wonderful vocal contrast, light and airy at the verse, and huge and definitive at the chorus. Great harmonies, great production, great everything.

  • A Comment on Lee >>> Lucas's
    Lee Lucas - On The Mend Again (With An Healing ... at 2.48
    on July 23, 2014 03:09

    Isn't it wonderful what this cloud does? It transforms what seems like nothing at first to an incredibly complex and moving experience. May you stay on the mend, my friend.

  • A Comment on beat4poets's
    Into The Black/ Songs From The Edge Of Life/ fo... at 5.08
    on July 23, 2014 03:04

    A most reflective tribute to someone who was not able to overcome her own demons. Such wonderful and lasting work she did in her short time here. She joins the ranks of an illustrious list of artists who left us at 27. Such a short, but bright light. Great organ work.

  • A Comment on Zefora's
    AdeShei - Di at 1.28
    on July 23, 2014 03:01

    This is very well produced and definitely took some sensitivity to record and mix. Just love those vocals soaring over the rythmic droning of the percussive drum. Startlingly good.

  • A Comment on Zefora's
    AdeShei - Di at 1.13
    on July 23, 2014 02:57

    Phenomenal vocal layering.

  • A Comment on Elly O'Keeffe Official's
    Piano Instrumental - Title - Unfound at 1.57
    on July 23, 2014 02:13

    What a perfect title to this track. All the phrases are beautiful but often seem to avoid a full resolution; as if hanging from a thread and never reaching ground. Fine, dynamic contrast and wonderful phrasing again. Good piano skills.

  • A Comment on Elly O'Keeffe Official's
    Don't Be Afraid at 2.28
    on July 23, 2014 02:09

    Such depth and warmth to your voice Elly; and yet such power and authority. Enjoy it very much.

  • A Comment on Elly O'Keeffe Official's
    Mis'led at 2.19
    on July 23, 2014 02:08

    Strong and sensitive vocal. Passionate lyrics. Delicate but powerful background of music. Very very nice Elly. :)

  • A Comment on Cirro-stradivarius's
    Threading The Needle at 2.03
    on July 23, 2014 01:53

    @subwave network reposts: You rock, man. So thankful for the listen.

  • A Comment on Cirro-stradivarius's
    Threading The Needle at 0.18
    on July 23, 2014 01:52

    @Cloaks & Daggers: Thank you again. If you have the time, check out a track or two at the collecting pool site. I'll be checking you out tonight.

  • A Comment on Cirro-stradivarius's
    Don't Give up the Day Job-Glen Washington (voca... at 3.14
    on July 23, 2014 01:50

    @Cloaks & Daggers: Ha. Thanks man. Appreciate the listen.

  • A Comment on HanJan's
    Whole Heart at 0.09
    on July 05, 2014 02:19

    congratulations on SC of the day. That is a really big deal and a huge acknowledgement of your talent, both with words and music. Much success to you.

  • A Comment on LA LISA MAGDALENO's
    Time To Heal My Mind.. at 2.09
    on July 05, 2014 02:02

    This is one of your most raw and vulnerable expose's La Lisa. I so admire your willingness to bare your emotions. Your vulnerability as a human being is the core of your success as an artist. You will go far. Keep going. You have a beautiful soul. Much success to you.

  • A Comment on Ewen Allardyce's
    Seymour's Got A Plan (acoustic original) at 0.29
    on July 05, 2014 01:57

    Sounds like you have a fine plan Ewen. Like it.

  • A Comment on El Greebo's
    Tempus-Northern Street at 1.24
    on June 29, 2014 04:56

    Oh yeah, Stewart. I'm hearing a lot of influences on this one. Simple minds shoots through to me the most. Love the more mainstream pop approach. Great production and natural sound to the instrumentation. It occurs to me I should start at the beginning with the earlier music and move backwards. Love the youthfullness and agility of your vocal back then. But I really enjoy how you sound now, with the depth, and breadth and focused sensitibilities of your more mature vocals now. What a time capsule for you. Well done.

  • A Comment on El Greebo's
    Solo Greebo - "Surface Of The Sun" (Adagio In D... at 2.33
    on June 29, 2014 04:32

    Epic production skills here. This track just soars with picture perfect visualization music. Your minds eye creates the spectacle that your music delivers. Juest phenomenal work.

  • A Comment on El Greebo's
    Tempus - "Gaia" at 3.30
    on June 29, 2014 04:25

    fantastic percussive elements

  • A Comment on El Greebo's
    Tempus - "Gaia" at 3.04
    on June 29, 2014 04:24

    Fabulous. My God!!!!

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