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Freedom {durn}

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This song is dedicated and in loving tribute to my dearly departed dad. You'll be missed, pops.

+ R.I.P. Andy Durnford : November 11, 1950 - December 4, 2009 +

I started this song after returning home from Florida where my father had been staying. I gotta say, it's a relief to have a creative outlet such as music for helping to channel grief and the other miseries of life. I would definitely not feel the way I do about life if not for my music.

I got the intro and chorus/verse done before I left for a vacation to St. Maarten and created the bridge and fleshed out the rest of the track when I returned, more relaxed and not so crazy. This is probably my most full-sounding and properly eq'd piece to date. Have spent the past 2 days almost solid working on it to get it how I wanted.

Kinda sad, but uplifting melody -- definitely catchy though. :d As usual, made entirely in Reason 4.0.The intro is definitely daft punk influenced though I came up with it quite by accident when I was messing around with the sequencer in Thor.

The two organs are courtesy of the Electro-Mechanical Refill pack that's currently free for download for registered Reason users on the propellerheads website -- it's sick! Tried a little something different with the drums this time, I'm loving rex files.

As usual, please rate/review/enjoy. :)



Its clearly you, but much mellower than im used to from you, it has the same feel as some of your other songs and your definatly improved your transitions since you created rain but it suffers some of the repetitiveness that appears in most of your work. repetition is only good if its built upon not if you keep looping back to it, straying a bit away and then returning once again it makes the song rather uninteresting to listen to by the end of the song id felt like id listened to the whole thing a few times already i actually had to check and make sure it hadent looped on me already or i hit the refresh button without knowing it. You should be conscientious of repetition and how often you use it in your songs because its getting a little out of hand buddy. I want to emphasize that i don't NOT like the song I just think you can do far better than this because you have an ear for music and what sounds good and talent with your synthesizer? i'm not sure what you used to create this so i apologize for my ignorance i know very little about music other than what i like about it and what i do not. Keep what i say in mind and know that i like your music i just feel without me being brutally honest about what i think there is no reason for my to review your works.
-Your Fan? Evintine

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durn responds:

:) Thanks, Evintine. And yeah, originally this was going to be just a 3 minute song. I intentionally repeated it because I felt the bridge deserved a second breath of life with the new organ lead melody.

There are quite a few differences between the two halves though. All the automation of the filters is different and a new guitar lick of soft-picking and slap is introduced. I tried to keep it subtle though. :D guess too subtle for some people's tastes though. :d

glad you liked it enough to pick it apart so much, Evintine. :) thanks for the review, mate.

Good beat.

It has its own feel to it, a very unique song to say the least. It feels hopeful. Like there's been sorrow, but we'll all keep living, trying desperately to find happiness somewhere in life. Or something sappy and cliche like that. Nice song, like all the others you made. You never fail to impress me, Durn. Keep up the good work!

durn responds:

:) Thanks Tash. You hit the nail on the head with the feel of the song. :) Glad you enjoyed it, man.

Very Relaxing

And it has a nice base to it, a very nice base.

durn responds:

:) Thanks Shadman, glad you like it.

Very good

Your mastering now sounds among the proffesionals!
Its way up there!!!

Thanks for your tips i am creating in complete new way now!!!

durn responds:

Thanks dude. :) Your new stuff is sounding really good. Very melodic and harmonious. :)


I never got bored listening to this it was full of variety and fun good job especially the on the bass!

durn responds:

:D thanks nanyt! glad you liked it, dude. :)

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4.43 / 5.00

Dec 28, 2009
5:27 PM EST
File Info
5.6 MB
6 min 6 sec

Licensing Terms

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