Be a Supporter!

A Distant Land Pt. 1

Download this song! Lights Expand Collapse

Credits & Info

Aug 8, 2009 | 8:21 AM EDT
File Info
3.8 MB
4 min 10 sec
3.08 / 5.00

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

Rated 3.08 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
836 Plays | 49 Downloads
Share Links:
Easy Listening - Classical

Author Comments

This song is an entry to Nathan Pinard's orchestra contest. It might not be a winner but still, I had fun and I hope you enjoy. I thought it would be a good opportunity to show off my harmony skills (it was difficult cuz this track was in minor). Well, enjoy, review/votes are highly welcome.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a neat track

This is a lovely, sweeping orchestral. It has great movement and feels like something from a movie soundtrack.
About 1:45 onwards is very Steve Jablonsky (Transforemers 1 & 2 soundtrack, search for 'Arrival to Earth' any enjoy.
Oooh, the piano just came in. Nice broken up melodies. Nice atmosphere change. Sounds like the end of the screen just faded to black.

Seriously moving. Listening to the few orchestrals you have up here I can tell you're very skilled.

DJ-Chilvan responds:

thanks man! Yes, i did try to move this song along in an epic form. This song was made when i discovered some new VSTs so i just experimented a little. Sadly, this song was made in a temporary file so the raw file for the song is gone :(, meaning that I cant remix or edit it again...=(.
Orchestrals are my strongest genre (but i'm still an amateur IMO). It's my skills in consonance that help me a lot. It's also my band, piano, and choir experience too.
Thank you.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

cool take on it.

i liked the intro at the beginning. it introduced some interesting chords that i think you should have gone on with, because by the time the supplied midi came in, a lot of it began to sound pretty generic [except for the end of the clip, which actually came off as a little too dissonant for me since it didnt really resolve in the key of the song]. theres a lot to be said about the mix, but thats not as important in this contest, so whatever.

what i did like a lot about this song is that you tried to strike interesting harmonies at points, so you took it a little out of the box. just, some of those harmonies were a little rough, so i think you should work on experimenting with dissonances while maintaining a pleasant sounding end product. good job!

[can u plz chekc out my submission, too? its only fair ;)]

DJ-Chilvan responds:

wow. Thanks very much for the review. Ya, well, ya know, this was just for an entry to a contest that I had no plans even winning. It was just for fun's sake, ya know, like an audio worksheet or activity book page. But the whole dissonance thing, I am practicing perfect harmonies everyday, trying to resolve dissonance problems. I am overly glad that you fancied my harmonies. That is the one thing in music that I am DEEPLY in love with, and the one thing in music that is keeping me alive. Thank You.
BTW, i checked out your own and it sounds great!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Yo straight man,this be soundin like some movie soundtrack. Real elegant,smooth and variable. I agree with currie how it changes to suddenly,but at the same time as also said its not too noticeable. Nice stuff man.

DJ-Chilvan responds:

thanx man. i tried to make it sound epic and shit. the reason for the bad changes were simply time. I just wanted to pump out a track for that contest upon i have many other projects doin at the time. If you want somethin more epic, listen to my song Street Epic (if you havent already). IMO its my best track.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I Liked This.

It only took you around a day to do as well, Right?

The introduction was pretty perfect into the entire piece. And it slowly made its way into the melody, And I think that was done absolutely perfectly. My only problem was that the notes seemed to be extremely choppy.

You'd go from one note, and pull out instantly and direct the song to another at some stages. This wasn't extremely noticeable, But it was the biggest problem of the song by far. Other than that, Your hit the nail right on the head.

Good luck in the competition.

DJ-Chilvan responds:

yup, it took me only a several hours. I also like the introduction, its the harmony that makes it so sweet. For the notes, i dont know my excuse. I think its because of two things. The melody was tricky to work with, and I was using some new VSTs that I recently got (piano and choir). As for notes, this was all a big experiment and im glad you liked it. Thank you.