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Sapphire Nine - Bamboo

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Listen to the full track: https://soundcloud.com/sapphirenine/bamboo
Purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bamboo/id672757580?i=672757901

After over nine months of inactivity, I have at last returned with a new single! Bamboo was a track on which I had actually finished most of the work last summer, shortly after putting out Glassmaker. I revisited the project file after too much time, liked what I heard, had some ideas of how to develop and finish it, and made it so. Musically speaking, it's not the most complex thing I've ever written, but I'm proud of the finished product, and I sincerely hope you enjoy listening to it! :)

Also, if you're in love with this track or are just feeling generally charitable, I would be infinitely grateful if you bought the track off iTunes, and possibly even checked out the other few tracks I have on there. Thank you millions! <3

Peace & trance,
Sapphire Nine

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Intro was pro - in my opinion. However as it progressed it seemed......rushed. I would try and make smaller progressive steps. Still though - reminds of some Simo-Shine stuff ( if u know what im talkn about ) Nice man.

It has been a while sir, I kept checking your page for any sign of updates in your absence. Good to have you return on ng.

As for the song- it was full of energy as usual. I loves the transitions mix. professionally mastered as i would come to expect. The bass blend was spot on, drums spot on. The only thing i would have to slightly disagree on would a bit of saw saturation at parts. However taste can't be thrown into reviews or ratings so that point is null. Amazing work as always, i hope to see more of your stuff up here again.

On an off note do you have an album for sale?

Silta responds:

Thanks for your review Zafrece! I'm glad to return myself :)
So glad you like the track! All those things you mentioned were elements I focused pretty intently on. I was especially proud of the mixing on the basses and drums, that's a quality I'd like to uphold and build upon. I get your point about the saturation, and that's something that seems to get better with each track I produce so hopefully it'll be better next time and I'll keep tabs on it.
I only wish I had an album for sale! I have a personal goal of having one compiled by the end of the upcoming academic year or by the end of the following summer, so if I don't have one by then you have my permission to scold. :P


I missed hearing new stuff from you! The beginning started off shaky for me, became a lot more promising toward the middle. I hope you continue pumping out more great tunes more frequently. :)

Silta responds:

Thanks for your review! It really touches me that someone actually thought of me while I was away, haha.
Looking back, I have to agree with you on that the intro could have been more up to snuff with the rest of the track. But it's good that the rest of the track was only improvements from there on out for you. :) I'll keep that in mind for next time, definitely.
I have the same hope for myself! I'll be starting music school in the fall for flute actually, but I really hope I have enough time to keep pursuing this as well. Of course, the people I'm going to be around will be a great help with that! It's just a matter of sticking with it :)


your transitions are pretty smooth, i like the intro, key change at 1:50 was fun 2:45 climax worked out i feel. i didn't have a clear three part comp. like traditional composers (Nobbuo, Duiska) but i see nothing wrong here. thank you for sharing

Silta responds:

Thanks so much for your review!
To be fair, uplifting trance tends to be a 4-part structure (intro, breakdown, release, outro), at least in the way I craft and organize it in my mind. And also keep in mind that this is only a preview of a larger work.
Besides that, I'm happy that those things sounded good to you! Things could definitely have been better, no doubt, including the structure, but I was just plain stumped on solutions for a couple issues. I figured if I'm going to start releasing tracks again, I've got to start somewhere and not just sit on the fence with a project for 9 months... again.
Here's to improving for next time!


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4.81 / 5.00

Jul 24, 2013
2:08 PM EDT
File Info
3 MB
3 min 14 sec

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