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Ocean Star {durn}

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Long time no see, NG! :)

Needless to say, the past two months or so have been incredibly busy. I haven't had a chance to work on music for myself until just last week. I finally breathed a sigh of relief the friday before Halloween and started this piece.

It's a melodic, uplifting & progressive Trance tune. A definite foray from my usual sound, I had a lot of fun making this tune. Finished it pretty quickly too, a bit over a week all told. Unfortunately as I'm doing the final listen on my laptop speakers I realize it doesn't sound top-notch during the build on crap speakers so I apologize for that. It's the darn kick, it's really bass-y - definitely meant to be heard on a big, loud system. :d

Like always, I used Propellerhead Record+Reason to make the song. I incorporated a few presets (bass, the left and right stereo pads and the stereo fx) and made a few from scratch (the chords, the arp). I've spent the last two days trying to balance it all but my ears have grown tired of the tune so I'm sure there's still some muddy parts to the track.

Feeling-wise, I'd say it best describes my longing to go to space. Seriously, though in a backwards kinda way. I love sci-fi and fantasy and all sorts of fiction and I'd really just love to go on a space voyage. While working on the song I imagined a woman crying about her husband leaving on a space trip and his intense adventures while she waited. The answer to that is his return and their joyous union, however it is not forever and soon his journey starts again. And again... And again... :d What's your take? :)

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So I heard this song 2 yrs ago n had it on my stolen ipod =c, n im finally writing a review! I downloaded a few of ur songs, made an account n tracked you down just so I could let you know that this song is amazing and I cant believe its in Popular Classics or some other category. Hope 2 hear sum more intant classics!TY GJ Oh, I dont know why its so great,a combination of what everyone else said n that sumthing that just cant be explained..


This piece is so dreamy. I love the intro and how it builds slowly but surely into a energetic piece. One of the best bits of Audio on NG, great work.

It's not too fast, not too slow, it's just right. Great tempo with solid beats, brilliant.

durn responds:

Hey GVG, thanks for the comments. :) I definitely poured my heart & soul into this piece, still makes me feel the tingly waves when I listen to the intro. It's all thanks to that Theremin synth I used, it really added such a wailing, mournful quality to the song.

Just love it

4 me this is the best music for a trip on the freeway, at night :3

durn responds:

:D Damn straight, now if only we could zoom around space in rocket cars it'd be even more suited. :)

I write classical music, and this influenced me.

This influenced me, and I write classical music, let's just say, that's no easy achievement. It really shows the power behind this song

all of the stars in the fucking universe for you ^.^

durn responds:

Yay, more stars for me! :D Thank you for the kind regards, Staytesics. Your melodies are quite beautiful as well. :)

Credits & Info


4.55 / 5.00

Nov 6, 2010
5:00 PM EDT
File Info
3.2 MB
3 min 30 sec

Licensing Terms

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