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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. :)


definitely feeling this.

My dad passed away this December too, so I can definitely feel where you're going with this.
My favourite part has to be where it kicks it real low at 00:47, and the melody just turns so sick at 1:16 - love that.

The 9 is for those distorted guitar chords-- they just threw me off at first, however when it breaks after that clap it worked out nicely ;) Keep doing whatcha do!

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durn responds:

:) Thanks Christa. Glad it all struck a chord. ;) -totally- pun intended! oh, oh, I slay myself. :d hmm.. on second thought, that's not that funny. :P which is why I stick to music and not comedy. :)

my condolences on your loss, man.

Very nice rhythm, good song overall

Now, house isn't exactly my forte, but I definitely enjoyed this song. I thought maybe a bit more exaggeration on the melody would have improved the sound, but the subtle changes throughout the song kept my attention. Nice one

durn responds:

aye, it's the little things that go the distance :d but go a little crazier with the melody next time, you say? >:d don't mind if I do! :D thanks for the review, TickleNinja! hehehehe, love that name.

Niice RElaxed feel to it.

00:46 the bass really got me, its amazing. Your music seems to have that chill house feel. its not a bad thing its a good thing here. 2:17 niice break down. very inpressive work dude keep it up seriously.

durn responds:

:) thanks Kavi. same to you, my man! fellow bassheads unite! :D

Better than Daft Punk

And that's saying something. This is my new favorite house song.

durn responds:

w00t. hooboy, high praise, SP! :D


Like the EFX on the beginning organ, flanger/cutoff, its smooth, the drums are crisp, seems like good progression, the bass is fitting and not overpowering, the second organ ties in with with the first, good melody, the break with (what sounds like) a guitar with some FX is a little unfitting to me, But what you bring in right after it makes up for it, The guitar comes back, but it ties in with the little travelling synth you have in the background, From here it pretty much repeats with variance within itself from 3:30 onwards, The ending is nothing amazing neither bad in any way, It is still loopable.

If there was anything to change it would be some very minor FX tweaks and drumwork, but it is great as is.

durn responds:

Thanks for the solid review, Tykwa. :) I suppose the break might not be for everybody but I was tryin' somethin' different with it in terms of effects manipulation. glad you liked it otherwise.

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4.43 / 5.00

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

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