Destruction of a World

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My submission for the Art-Inspired Music Contest 2014. The goal was to compose a song using art from the Art Portal as inspiration. My chosen work of art is "Destruction of a World" by 5urface.

You can find the art here:

The song is meant as a space-themed ambient track featuring electronica instruments, various percussions elements and distorted classical elements (choir, flute etc.) which generate an otherworldly atmosphere. I wanted the scope of the song to not just be that of an aggresive techno track or anything featuring heavy percussions and obvious instrumentation, despite the apocalyptic theme. I wanted it to be an abstract reflection of the majesty and vastness of space, of the quiet grandeur with which any event unfolds in space, without resorting to explicitly complex melodic structures. I wanted to create a soundscape that mixes the poetic beauty and the coldness of even the most destructive of space events.

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I love this song. This soothing, yet dangerous atmosphere it creates really lets one think about what could hide behind this song or what could follow. I really like that there is no "action" sort of, as it leaves the scenario in which this could be played up to the listener.
Sometimes less is really more. :) Keep it up!

popraz responds:

Thank you ! I appreciate it.

Wow, really like it! Its one of my faves from this contest for sure. You captured the feelings of space very well. I think if i was to add anything it would be more subtle textures, maybe in the form of percussion and foley sounds.

popraz responds:

Thank you very much !

I like your approach here it does sound very space like in a sparse sort of way. I do hope you will make and post another song during 2014 on NG.

popraz responds:

Thank you ! I'm planning to make more music here, and I hope time will allow. I really wanted to join this contest, though, because NG contests are really fun.

I like the sounds and textures you used a lot, they're very rich. With that artwork, I think a lot of people, myself included, would have gone for the epic hybrid orchestral sound. Your track works really well, though, and I enjoyed it. Kudos on thinking outside the box!

popraz responds:

Thank you !

Reminds me a little of the opening music to Terminator and Blade Runner at first. I realize it wasn't supposed to have much variation, but throughout it feels too much the same to me. With that said though, I think this is a lovely track that captures the piece well that would make a good song for opening credits. It sounds very celestial, ambient, and calm. Good atmosphere. I feel like the instruments could've been a little bit louder, not by much though. This would also make nice game music.

Nice job.

popraz responds:

Thank you !

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4.85 / 5.00

Apr 12, 2014
9:17 AM EDT
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7.5 MB
3 min 16 sec

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