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Date
12/10/2012
File Info
Song
5.8 MB
2 min 33 sec
Score
4.36 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
collab
dark
medieval
orchestral

Author Comments

This is the third (and 'long awaited') collaboration I have done with dem0lecule (previously Computer112). We started with a very small and primitive fragment and passed it back and forth a bit, modifying and adding onto it. The main body of the piece was configured by m0le while I wrote the original fragment, did additions (chrous, harp additions), percussion, mixing, and mastering.

If you have any imagery, thoughts, or critique (constructive) that you would like to share on the piece, feel free to write a review! We both love to hear your thoughts!

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Here's the original fragment for those interested:
https://soundcloud.com/sa mulis/collab-3-original-m elody

You'll notice how m0le turned the song into a minor key and also created the neat opening on pizzicato strings and marcato double-bass. The Hardanger Fiddle takes on the melody from the fragment as the piece progresses, and eventually it all desolves into a glorious fanfare by brass and then a softer choral section before a strong finale.

Special thanks to jaconwes for his suggestions for naming... sorry we didn't end up using one!

I have also listed Bosa as inspiration... his strong cinematic style and taste for epic music was one of the things I had in mind when I did my part on this piece. His mastery of the orchestra has continued to be an inspiration through the audio portal to both me and others to keep writing in this ancient medium.

Reviews


KatMaestroKatMaestro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The great collab of two orchestra warriors, I see.


samulis responds:

One of three! Check out the other two if you haven't already- Shadow of Fate (december 2011) and From Ancient Hills (january 2012).


cryo5cryo5

Rated 5 / 5 stars

What program do you use to make these sounds or what plugins?


samulis responds:

EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold VST. I write my music in Finale (I would not recommend using Finale to write digital music, it is intended for notating music really).


NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This track sounds spectacular. Really like how it starts sounding dark and then the full song comes together and it is lighthearted and merry sounding.

The bass was truly fun to listen to as the song marched on. The drums accompanying the bass was great and I like the speedy feel to it as if listening to an actual live orchestra.

The triangle is a nice little detail given to this piece to make the transition smoother. The violins I hear are truly beautiful too. The chorus was great and makes me think of a band of people walking towards a castle in triumph.

Overall, beautiful collaboration.

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samulis responds:

Thanks for the great review, SCTE3. I am thrilled you think it came out so well. :D


SoundChrisSoundChris

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Another cool track of yours! Good combination of percussion, brass, and choir. I like how you use the harp - sounds really nice, not invasive but very restrained. Only thing which could be criticised in my opinion it the constant tempo. I think it would have been cool to bring in a mitpart, in which one solo instrument takes the lead combined with some tempo-changes and maybe brings in a second theme to bring in more variety - but this is just my personal preference.

At last a strong piece which much pathos and gravity!


samulis responds:

Neat advice, there. We were working more with effective tonal variation through orchestration and instrumentation than on much of a tempo game here, but maybe in future projects we'll work more on making it a bit more realistic and moving.

Harp is one of my favorite instruments; it has a unique sound and niche in orchestral music that lends itself to both heavy and light settings.

Thanks for the comment and advice, I'll try to post on some of yours if I have time!

Keep compos(ed/ing)!
-Samulis


rhys510rhys510

Rated 4 / 5 stars

awesome, sounds epic asf :P


samulis responds:

thanks man. :)