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==(Distant Oceans)==

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Take a rest in the night after climbing the highest mountain, watch the distant oceans and continents you still have to cross


First off, I made the rhodes' note progression you hear in the beginning and end of the song quite a while ago. I saved those four bars in case I could use it for another project- and 3 weeks ago, I could continue it. Finally had the inspiration to continue those four bars- and this song is what grew onto it. It was a pretty heavy project file (15 instrument channels, 35+ fx devices), so mixing it was a hell. Made with Reason and Logic rewired. 3 weeks spent on this.


So this songs has some interesting main instruments: Deep rhodes, powerful, huge drums, weeping lead, soaring flute, ethereal choir, subtle bass and a very emotional plucky synth.

Kicks off around 0:27. Sounds best when played loudly.




This song was wicked. I heard it and instantly voted 5. Really reaaly good, no improvements need to be made in my opinion.

About time you submit something...

I don't remember off the top of my head when you submitted Northern Lights but it feels like forever. D:

I like that synth (rhodes?) at the beginning, what it plays, etc. You seem to build the song around it, which is nice - it works as a nice base. The high-pitched arp is awesome! :D Great job there - overall synth, delay, everything. I can see some slight dissonance with it - if you had cut that held note at the end of the arp pattern in half, and then lowered the second note one half step (kinda like what you did later in the song, except you raised it waaaaaaaaaaaaay up high) and then fitted the song around it, it could have sounded pretty awesome. ;D

Drums are nice. Personally I don't like a reverbed kick drum too much, as it muddies up the low frequencies, but since there's nothing else down there, I suppose it's ok. :P The snare reminds me of your snare in Celestial Swamp Life for some reason, maybe it's because I listened to that one a few times today. :P Could you give me a few tips on making good snares like that? Whenever I try to make a snare like that, it ends up being obnoxious and waaay in front. D: Rides/cymbals/etc. are nice, though I hear something playing eighth notes waaaay in the background, that's a bit too quiet.

Choirs are pretty awesome, I hardly ever hear you use those... they actually help the atmosphere quite a bit, you should use them more. :P That flute is definitely "soaring," well-done there. :D

I like the bass synth, though it's more quiet than subtle if you ask me. Raising the volume might have made it a bit too loud in some other ways... maybe you could have done a bit more work on the EQ here?

I didn't like the ending, unfortunately, it was a bit sudden for me - you didn't have to do the special pattern for the ending, you could have just played the normal pattern and it would have worked out fine, I think. :P

A shorter review than the kind I usually write, but I tried and I was never much for reviewing ambient stuff anyway. :P Great job, great atmosphere. 5/5, 9/10, keep it up! ;D

Cool stuff !

Let's see, then.

The Rhodes arpeggios at the beginning are pretty simple, but it's always effective. They keep sounding in my mind, and that's good that way.

I like the weeping lead, too. Really adds more "life" to the whole stuff.

The flute is very discreet, and that's ok. Louder would have been too much.

The bass could be slightly louder, maybe. But i understand the difficulties you have encountered for the mix.

Are these choirs from Reason or Logic ? Or are they from elsewhere ? In any case, liked those. It's better than any choir sound i have.

At last, the plucked synth is somehow too discreet. Not that its volume is low, but more attack could give more "presence".

Overall, an ultra cool song, dude ! Just keep it up !

(Voted 5)


it was OKAY, i mean, there's room for improvement.

A realy cool ambient song

This song is realy relaxing, and i think it has something oriental in it, i dont understand but this kind of flute and chants always relaxed me alot.
Well its repetitive but its an ambient song, so it served its purpose right =).

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4.28 / 5.00

Feb 29, 2008
9:37 AM EST
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5.5 MB
4 min 1 sec

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