Ironesque Valley

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Hey everyone, this track is a long one! It's pretty much the audio form of a short indie film. I would recommend downloading this track and listening to it on an mp3 player while walking around, at night if safe, for the beat experience. I completely understand that there will be people who do not wish to listen to a 16 minute ambient song, but rest assured THIS IS NOT REPETETIVE DRONE lol. It is a vivid soundscape, progressing into different tones and themes. Be patient, listen before bed, open your mind a bit, and try something different. ;)

I made this track to represent my thoughts while depressed. I was feeling almost "insane" for a while, driving for hours on end to try and calm my thoughts and place everything together. I would go for walks at night in the woods, watching trees pass by me. I would sit in my dorm and just stare at the ceiling. I couldn't possibly describe what emotions I felt during this depression, but after all of it was over I decided to try and convert it into music. I do this with most of my ambient tracks, and after five months of work I am finally done with this 16 minute opening to my upcoming progressive ambient album, "N".

I spent the majority of the five months it took to write this track piecing together my thoughts into what I thought would best express them. I don't expect everyone to like this track of course, because it is very experimental. I would absolutley, positivley, love to hear feedback on this track. If any imagery comes to mind, then please don't hold them back. By all means, feel free to expand your mind and, when ready, put on your headphones, open up a window, sit down, relax, go for a walk, or do whatever you feel will help you best engulf yourself in this track.

What this track actually "means" or "represents" is all up to you, the listener. It can be a relaxing track to help open up your mind, a track to help recover lost memories, background noise for a game, an interesting listen to break from "normal" music, or just a complete pile of crap because I know not everyone enjoys ambient, heh.

Anyway, I always enjoy expressing myself through this sort of music and hope you enjoy it. I worked pretty hard on it, and am glad to have finally finished it. Enjoy! By the way, for those of you out there who support my music... thank you, thank you, and thank you. Knowing that people enjoy what I make really gives me this great feeling inside. The fact that people understand it is even more incredible. Love you guys <3. I am always up for chatting, so send me a PM and let's talk and stuff.



this music got some emotion

i really like the music it really calm me down when im down about something anyway you got a great imagination i like your work as well amazing job keep it up dude

FatKidWitAJetPak responds:

The imagination can truly be a powerful thing. I'm so glad you enjoy it :)

Nice, but...

... I can only bring myself to like the 3:50 - 8:00 part. The rest of it is too quiet, too slow for my tastes. I know that you were trying to convey depression and such, but the aforementioned part is already pretty dark, like an rebellious struggle in a dystopian future. Makes me imagine a mixture of Doom with Half-Life and other dark games I have played.

All the rest is very grim-sounding and makes me imagine an empty landscape in some far-off planet. I suppose you have accomplished what you set out to do, express your depression in your music, but I don't want to be depressed so I don't like it! In fact I don't think I've ever experienced clinical depression. If it's as bad as your piece makes it to be, heavens save me if I ever do!


FatKidWitAJetPak responds:

Well, I don't want to nescesarilly make others feel depressed... at least not for the entire song. I simply want people to feel a sort of unknown, distant calling from their subconscious. You would be surprised at what sort of new feelings can be created when you sit back and open up your mind a bit. Don't be afraid of the feelings, just let it all sink in. I think many people will stray away from these feelings, however, and start to think about the song on technical terms. Being depressed for me now is simply a calling to make more music and write. It is a feeling of isolation and dark structure, but I seem to have grown accustomed to it.

Ambient pieces are so much better...

...when you give them a title like "Ironesque Valley" or "Into the Eclipse". It gives you something to imagine, therin lies the true meaning of ambient music, don't you think?

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FatKidWitAJetPak responds:

Yeah haha. The full title is actually "Ironesque Valley of Lost Exsistance". I really enjoy Steve Roachs titles and album art work.


As others have said this is rather strange and "unsettling" but really, really well done. I've also been through some kind of depression recently and you've described the feeling very well. Good job and keep going!

FatKidWitAJetPak responds:

I think that sometimes we like unsettling sounds. I simply compose what I feel, so I guess I feel unsettling at times.


I really like what you did, cause in my opinion it's really setting a kind of dark mood. what I mean is I can imagine games like half life and such with this kind of music on it, possibly even this track ^^ I get a sort of... how do I put it... "lost in space" kind of feeling, cause it really got me "drifting", by which I mean that I ended up in some kind of trance. I'll bet putting this on my iPod *clicks download* to listen to whenever I feel like laying down in the grass field near my house and "drift" away. so keep up the work and I'll consider buying your CD, in case you'd be able to ship to europe, and I can afford it ^^'
PS: I'd appreciate it if you listened to my music too, and gave me me feedback and/or tips? it's not much yet, but there's more coming :3


FatKidWitAJetPak responds:

I think that in the future, I would absolutely love to compose ambient tracks for games. In fact, I have looked for games here on Newgrounds to compose for. The eery sounds of Silent Hill are my favorite. Sure man, I will give you some feedback. :)

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4.28 / 5.00

Aug 24, 2011
10:58 PM EDT
File Info
14.9 MB
16 min 18 sec

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