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Prison Break (Better Quality)

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PLEASE NOTE: first sumbission was sampled at low bit rate and distorts at the end!



Extremely ambient, nice and light on the ears, very melodic, love it!

hmm me Likes

Ah, I love a good ambient song. I agree it does remind me a bit of Brian Eno. I do some ambients myself.

Well, I really liked the chill atmosphere of this. That pad sounds very nice. The piano tone was very good as well. The beat was light and worked fine.

Keep up the good work man =)


The-next-MP responds:

thanks a lot man! glad you liked it! if you have any of your ambient stuff up ill come check it out!

yeah i made the beat really quiet on purpose, thought it might add a nice touch and a bit of variation on the usual ambient style


The start is just as weird as it can get- it just comes in with a strange modded pad, and in comes my fucking TRADEMARK synth, goddamn it,

The song itself is relaxing and really good instruments choosed for that. but there isn't much more than that in it... except for a light bass synth.

I loved the piano you put in afterwards.

Keep it up, this is a great track!

The-next-MP responds:

thanks dude, glad you like it, the reason all the sounds are pretty basic is because it's one of the first peices i've done, towards the end of last year i switched from using a PC to a mac and for Christmas got Logic Pro 7 which is a fucking immense program, im just not that used to it yet, i've been using it at college as well, just takes a lot of getting used to and theres a lot to learn. also, it's not normally the kind of thing i would compose as i'm more of a rock based person, but i was feeling chilled out.

another thing is - there is more going on than you might think, not in terms of instrumentation, but in terms of form and musical characteristics and techniques.

the piece is almost quite minimalistic, which a lot of ambient music is, especially the original ambient music created by Brian Eno, he took reference from minimalist composers such as Steve Reich. the idea of it was that it was meant to be played quietly and with very little going on, which gives it the soothing "chill out" feeling. also, use of repetition gives this feeling aswell, where as too many changes stop you from relaxing, sometimes - Less is more.

the wave pad type synth sounds are also a soothing thing, they're generally quiet and build up slowly, if i used more sudden sounds, it wouldn't be as relaxing to hear.

another thing with this piece is that the bar lengths, if you listen closely, don't match up. i did this on purpose, and basically what happens is, they start in time and slowly go out of time, so some of the notes don't match up on the next cycle through the "melody" this keeps happening until they meet in the same place.
so like i said, there's more going on than you think, you just have to be aware of it to hear it. have another listen and see if u change ur mind.

thanks for your review dude

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3.80 / 5.00

Jan 22, 2007
8:43 AM EST
File Info
2.8 MB
3 min 26 sec

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