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Author Comments

A new track I spent a while on while in Singapore for a competition with a few of my friends.

Can be found here with some of my other work:
https://empyrean-s.bandcamp.com/album/a-name-for-the-ages

Reviews


It seems that a lot of the stuff you've been posting has been zero-bombed quite a lot. People are mean. :(

This is definitely a lot more than two-star material (which it was when I came along to review it). From the moment you begin listening to it, you can hear all sorts of trippy sound effects that really sell the 'ambient' thing.

When the drums come in at ~1 min, it gives the whole song a lot more flow, while still managing to keep the ambience. You get that for a while, and the next part that stood out to me was 2:23, when you get that quiet bit, the random "DUK" from some synthesizer, and the continuation of the song sans percussion. I'm not sure if you get the sound I'm trying to describe, but it just seems a little bit out of place. You use it a lot more from 2:47-3:26, and it fits in really well.

Past 3:26 is probably my favorite part of the song. It's the most soundscape part, and provides an excellent ending for the whole song (even if the electric piano does irk me a bit). It comes full circle by providing a really trippy ending.

It's very interesting to see how you managed to provide so much structure to an ambient song. Lots of ambient songs that I know of are just four minutes of pads and electric piano, but you managed to give this thing a body, which I like very much.

How exactly do you come up with the names for your songs? It seems like you RNG all the words in the dictionary and use those for your titles.

Great work! Definitely unjustly zero-bombed. Keep going!


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adieuwinter responds:

First off, thanks for the review!

As for the zero-bombs, I would guess it's a result of my track spamming (I posted around 5 altogether in just yesterday) - a mistake I will avoid repeating.

I remember the "DUK" quite well, and the first time it came in was most likely a mistake, as I often put sustain onto the individual synth / pad tracks. This leads to a range of random noises that irk me but which I restrain myself from removing, simply out of fear that it will remove the moments I am actually quite fond of.

I understand your irritation towards the electric piano, it's something I commonly overuse and the next time I write something like this (which won't take very long) I'll keep it in mind to add some effects for some variation in the VST's sound.

I would imagine that most ambient producers tend to spend less time on their melodies and chord progressions as opposed to simply mixing them into as many appreciable sounds as possible. I prefer to do the opposite; I generally start with a solid melody in my head (up to several, in truth), add synths and ambience around them, generally so that they harmonize nicely, and only later have them intersect. Admittedly, I still do quite a bit of copy-pasting...

The names for my songs come often when I look at my bookshelf or music library - I'm quite a thief in that aspect, but most of the time I will use the thesaurus to find a term that better fits the music.

Thanks again for the kind words!


I completely adore music like this that explores the realms of ambience. You can listen to this at literally any time, so beautiful. 5 Stars & favourited.


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adieuwinter responds:

I adore this genre too, listening to work of other composers' is the main motivation for me to write these songs. Thank you so much for the kind words!

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adieuwinter
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Listens
402
Downloads
8
Votes
6
Score
3.67 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 8, 2014
2:57 PM EDT
Genre
Ambient
File Info
Song
11.1 MB
4 min 52 sec
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