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Terre des Hommes Libres

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Date
01/04/2013
File Info
Song
6.4 MB
5 min 34 sec
Score
4.23 / 5.00

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Genres:
Other - World
Tags:
adventure
orchestral
enya
choirs

Author Comments

The full title for this song, as some of you may have seen on YouTube, is "Sur la terre des hommes libres" (Fr.: In the land of the free). I wrote this four years ago, when I underwent National Service, a year before coming to the UK.

The song started on paper, and when I had returned from National Service, I proceeded to play it on the piano and record it with the only means I had at the time: a cell phone mic. Then it was given a first remake when I had just picked up FL Studio. Then last year, it was given a second remake. Now finally, with a proper mic in my stash, I have decided to give this song a THIRD remake.

The timing couldn't be better for the remake: some of my former schoolmates have been reaped for National Service and are making their way to the camps to which they have been assigned. I wrote this song in contemplation of whatever could happen in those camps: even though they were a very tiny minority, some people were sent to the training camps only to have very scarring experiences, and some were sent there never to return home alive. I realised that these possibilities were real.

By the way: going accent-less for the lyrics, because sometimes NG supports accents and sometimes, it does not.

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LYRICS:

Sur la terre des hommes libres, le soleil se leve
Et la-haut j'apercois des reves
Je me releve et j'ouvre mes pas
Mes yeux se fixent sur l'au-dela

Sur la terre des hommes libres, je regarde le ciel
Je me dis que la vie est belle
Je prends le large et je garde mon sourire
Puis-je defier l'avenir ?

Lentement j'avance, j'affronte mon destin
Je souhaite oublier mon chagrin
La lumiere au milieu du noir
Brillera-t-elle dans mon coeur ce soir ?

TRANSLATION:

In the land of the free, the sun rises,
And up above, I see dreams
I get up and I begin walking
My eyes are fixed on what lies beyond

In the land of the free, I look up to the sky,
I tell myself that life is beautiful
I go forth and I keep my smile
Will I be able to defy the future?

Slowly I advance, I face my destiny,
I wish to forget my chagrin
The light in the middle of the darkness
Will it shine in my heart tonight?

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All music done on FL Studio 10.
All vocals done on Audacity with a Samson Go mic (thank you, TheZaaL, for recommending it to me!).

Reviews


TheZaaLTheZaaL

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 11, 2013

Haha! Really nice, was looking forward to it! Way better with a good mic!

However I feel like the voice has a little bit too much mids, I suggest you trim it down with an EQ in a v-like position.

Everything else was astounding. Respect.


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Troisnyx responds:

By V you mean V pointing downward in the lower mid frequencies?
At any rate, thank you so much for listening... and for suggesting that mic! :D


VolcansMusicVolcansMusic

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 8, 2013

Amazing job once again!! Love your new Mic, and like I told you before, I can hear you much better than before. (higs)


Troisnyx responds:

Higs to you too! XD Thanks for listening!


LichLordMusicLichLordMusic

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 2, 2013

I love your vocal-work, simply magical!

The track compliments your vocal-work really well, the instruments selected, the percussive like bells used, the strings playing all work and bring this composition together very well.

My only real complaint with the track is the Mix itself, I've noticed that the bass in this sounds 'choppy' instead of rolling smoothly and the panning sounds a little strange in some places. From your other responses I can see you are going to be working on a newer mix possibly? I would love to hear this track again with some mixing changes :)


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Troisnyx responds:

Panning changes, yes, but also, the revised instrumental sounds a lot more crisp, especially the higher strings. The basses still need revising I think. D: And there'll be a singable English version too.

Glad you loved it -- thanks for listening!


BoxFullofZombiesBoxFullofZombies

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 4, 2013

i love this its so beautiful, you did a great job! ;3


Troisnyx responds:

Thank you! I'm glad you appreciate it so!


zapzander47zapzander47

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 15, 2013

i wanna give you a hug for this very well done piece. ( #.#)


Troisnyx responds:

*hugs!* You know I appreciate them very, very much. Thanks a lot for listening!