A.I.M. - Voices of the Sea

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Inspired by ErrorCell's excellent artwork entitled "Crossing the Sea", here is a mellow tune I composed for this year's Art Inspired Music contest. It features background vocals performed by my friend Darren Kerwin, who was kind enough to lend me his voice for this ambient-laced track. We're glad we've been able to finish this in time for submission, and we hope you enjoy. :)

The whispered words are Gutta cavat lapidem (non vi sed saepe cadendo) which translate as "A water drop hollows a stone (not by force, but by falling often) which Darren felt were fitting to a song that focused on the sea so heavily.

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I'm speechless at this, and how well-placed it would be in a civilization game.

ForgottenDawn responds:

Thank you! Civilization, that's a nice reference. I loved V :)

Oh wow! I waited until I got back from Japan, and took a few days without much online activity (to relax after heavy touristing), before I listened to this.
I'm really glad I took myself time to properly enjoy it now, because man, do I enjoy it! <3

Everything from whispers to the beat, and all in between, is amazing. Great job, both of you :D

ForgottenDawn responds:

Oh hey, glad it was worth the wait then ;)

That´s one cool chilly ambient track! I love the slow groovy bassline and percussion with the shaker popping in later. The violin (or is it a viola?) could be a bit more close and intimitating. But I always get complains, when I do these things, so it´s probably just a matter of taste :) Great job from Darren with the background vocals. Maybe the percussion could vary a bit at the end, they feel a bit naked here. Maybe a layer of a slow pad which fades out? Great track! Good luck for the two of you.

ForgottenDawn responds:

Hey, thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the mixing.
It's actually a cello, and I can confirm it's definitely not easy to get the tone you want and placement in the mix. Thanks for your suggestions!

Wow this is beautiful, i love the way this opens. This makes me think of watching 90's softcore porn. It's got those vibes haha sorry! But thats a good thing, it's soothing. This is what i'd call easy listening music, something to meditate to. It feels kinda the same throughout the song, but considering this is soothing music, you don't want to change too much, so that's fine, it works.

It's a beautiful piece, definitely reflects a beautiful sunset. I love all the instruments you incorporated into this. The background vocals are beautiful. In the future after the contest i'd love to use this for something. Not sure what though yet, but it's awesome. Great job guys on the mixing and everything.

ForgottenDawn responds:

"90's softcore porn"
We're so honored to have received that compliment, we thank our moms and dads for having done their job. x'D

But thank you, we're glad you've enjoyed this piece :)

Damn this is relaxing! Love this!!!

ForgottenDawn responds:


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Lead Vocals

4.86 / 5.00

Jul 23, 2016
4:18 PM EDT
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6.7 MB
5 min 50 sec

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