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Awakening - Epic Latin Choir Soundtrack

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Download this track in high quality over on my Bandcamp - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/track/awakening

EDIT: Wow I am eternally grateful for the frontpage, thank you very much. I am glad it paid off. <3

"He who walks the night.
A long forgotten legend.
Lost through eons of time.
Awakens with thunder."

So here it is. My biggest project yet. An epic Latin Based Choir soundtrack with several themes that all tie into each other. An ancient evil awakens within an abandoned a superhuman testing lab. This composition caters to several sections that speak a certain theme, mood and scene play out.

Part 1: 0:00 - 00:59 - Awakening
Part 2: 0:59 - 1:46 - Confusion.
Part 3: 1:46 - 3:09 - Learning Control
Part 4: 3:09 - Inner Power
Part 5: 4:35 - 5:11 - Total Control.

This is by far my most complex and biggest composition to date. It contains over 9 instruments, hundreds of articulations, dynamic and velocity changes and instrument play styles. I composed this in about a weeks time, after work, for about 4-5 hours every evening. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it, because I sure did, and I learned a lot! I wanted to include drums but they just did not fit or were too overwhelming. I might do a percussive version in the future!

My inspirations were Thomas Bergersen and Ramin Djawadi. Specifically his Game of Thrones Soundtrack "Light of the Seven" which I absolutely adore, so there might be some similarities here.

I want to thank @evilraccoon for encouraging me to keep composing and also inspiring me with his talent and general advice on music. I also want to thank @SnowTeddy for inspiring me with this unique music and never giving up on making something new.
My music is also released on:
Original composition by Grandvision
Composed in FL Studio 12 Producer Edition
Released by Grandvision Studio under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ )

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This was quite beautiful.. It immediately felt like something Philip Glass would've dreamt up .
really great for inducing powerful imagery and visual landscapes

Grandvision responds:

Thank you :) I haven't quite listened to Philip Glass but I'll be sure to check him out. Thank you for the comparison!

Aren't you one of the Moderators for Newgrounds?

The overall sound is great and it would've been even better if you added a drum or something to give that feels of an "explosive" power, especially in the part "inner power", it would reflect that bursts of energy which the whole song is based on. Another thing that could've been improved was the ending.. It feels a little bit anti-clamatic and kinda dull. Adding another layer of choir or a more progressive string or anything, really, probably would make it feel better as it is now feels empty even with all that things going on.. In overall, this is amazing and maybe could have been better.. There are always a thing or two to be improved in a song so this is totally normal to happen..

Grandvision responds:

Yes I see where you are coming from. I am not entirely satisfied with the ending either, it feels lackluster and I want to come back to this composition to add a more concrete ending, I was actually editing that part, adding running strings, violin and organ runs but decided against it. I tried adding drums twice, they just did not work, it felt too overwhelming, I think I have to either tinker with what I already had, or remove an instrument then add drums, as the frequencies were being bombarded from all sides. Maybe it was the drums I was using, I tried several. I need new Percussion library. :) Thanks for your review.

Almost perfect. Two moments that I felt like not perfect were beginning of vocals - it might be better to make them faster and maybe looped, without such intervals. And part somewhere 4:45-5:00 - it sounded like not thought through enough - just looped and that's it.

Grandvision responds:

I am going back to this composition to change a few things and make it more seamless and less repetitive in the end, and also a better mix, as it sounds a bit muddy at the moment for me, too much going on. Probably going to try staccato strings instead of flowing ones. And also doing a percussive version. My friend is doing a separate mix of this track. But I am glad that you enjoyed most of it! <3

It sounds so good! I really like how all the strings, singing, and sounds all mixed together! I cant find any flaws myself!

Grandvision responds:

Aww thank you for such a kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the experience.

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3.87 / 5.00

Mar 11, 2017
12:20 AM EST
File Info
12.3 MB
5 min 23 sec

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