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Arise From the Dust

Author Comments

This is a piece I wrote with the goal of using 100% orchestral instruments. You can purchase it at: http://audiojungle.net/item/arise-from-the-dust/15628402

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I like the instrumentation and atmosphere. It’s very moody and tranquil. I like your transition into :38. It has a great sense of climax into 1:02, but doesn’t quite reach the huge cathartic moment I was expecting. It seems like you have some percussion going on in the background at 1:30, but it simply doesn’t poke its head through this relatively cloudy mix. I would’ve compressed those drums a lot and also adjusted the volume levels. I can barely hear the drums at 1:58 either, and they still sound a bit indistinct at 2:10. The drama and emotion here is great. Compositionally, this piece is very enjoyable, although I’d caution you about using a little too much variety because this piece loses an element of coherence after a while. Still, bringing out the drums more could’ve enhanced the drama further here, and this was one of your few missed opportunities. This is especially unfortunate because otherwise the mastering was rather clean and clear. Perhaps I’m beating a dead horse here, though. I love the full texture and I admire your sense of tonality and harmony. The instrumentation is excellent and, once again, the sweeping contrast between the moody intro and intense cinematic “body” of this track was superb. Admirable work! Keep it up, man. ;)


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Credits & Info


4.25 / 5.00

Mar 17, 2016
10:45 PM EDT
File Info
3.2 MB
2 min 50 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.