January 15, 2009

On an Eastern night looking West

Filed under: ambient,Composition,guitar,strings,vocals — steve @ 10:55 am

This was an attempt at an ambient piece of music, however it started to take on too much of a narrative feel which perhaps is not what ambient music should portray. I don’t write lyrics for my pieces – they are just instrumentals – however if I did write words for this piece it would go something along the lines of “Lovely, lovely little whale; In the name of science we sail; Hiding in the sea so deep; It’s your flesh we want to eat.” This is why I don’t write lyrics. Flute, cellos, guitar and vibraphone from Independence 1.5; “Ban-di” from DSK Music’s “Asian DreamZ” soundfont; all other sounds from Creative/E-MU sound fonts…

UPDATE 18-01-09: Here’s an updated version with more “ban-di” instrument and less steel string guitar – a little more ambient now I feel…

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1 Comment

  1. Beautiful 1st act, but as you say – the 2nd act seemed to be trying to become “narrative”. You could try bedding in the Ban-di a bit more – maybe with a lot of wash / a moving LFO on it or something. It’s very nice though and, as usual, all your stuff ends rather nicely. There’s somethng in that ambient ending that I felt was missing from the middle. But hey! I’m a bloody filmmaker moonlighting as a muso.

    Comment by objectman — January 17, 2009 @ 10:16 am

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