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DJ NTD - Metropolis (Symphony)

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Provider, Tamer, Destroyer - Part II. The Metropolis

Highlights from the Essay:

"The skyscrapers reach to the heavens, as the Babylonians once aspired to. There is no night, for here, light is eternal. There is no need to part water to reach this Promised Land. The bridge is long, sturdy, and majestic. There is no need to pit brother against brother. Both produce and livestock are plentiful and popular in this land."

Why the biblical/Abrahamic references? In the essay, there was a tie between the first and second song with the Pilgrims and Columbus settling in the Americas, bringing Christianity with them. As opposed to say a native, animistic/nature-based religion, Christianity became the influential religion of the land.

In terms of which songs I like, this one is my least favorite. It was the most difficult to put together. I never really liked the idea of putting together "band" instruments (winds, drums, guitar) with FL Studio, since it takes a great deal of time and effort to tweak them so they don't sound obnoxiously synthetic, hence why you don't hear a "real" piano* or trombone in there, and why it took a long bout of internal debating to keep the trumpet in there (which I kept low in the mix, anyway).

But enough with my griping. A jazz song was another piece that I wanted to put together for a while, and I'm thinking about doing more. This was originally intended to be a piece written for a fight/chase scene with a Rat Pack era comedy feel** at 230 BPM. Of course, once the English 1310 assignment came around, I had to adapt it to a "nocturnal stroll" feel, knocking the tempo back to 200 BPM.

As the rest of the pieces, if you'd like to use this in a flash, movie, project, etc., go ahead and contact me. Creative Commons is a blessing, isn't it?

*That, and the ePiano synth fit the style better.
**I don't want to say "screwball comedy" outright.


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Credits & Info

4.31 / 5.00

Dec 29, 2010
12:48 PM EST
File Info
8 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.