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Abendland - Forest Whisper

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Can you hear the forest whisper? I usually spend a lot of time walking through the forest (especially in spring and autumn) and therefor came up with an orchestral composition to characterize the feelings I draw out of this wonderful magical place.
A good friend of mine created the background for this song and I can highly recommend to check out her other work (see credits below). Thank you for your time and have fun listening to my latest musical work.


Homepage: http://www.abendmusic.com
Bandcamp: https://abendlandmusic.bandcamp.com/

I created and arranged this song on keyboard.
© All audio material is copyrighted by Christian Aeberhard.

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I like the gentle tone of the beginning and bird samples. The piece has a bit of a square rhythm, and for much of the first minute or so the chords are what’s giving the piece its drive. I did enjoy the melodies that became prominent at around :30, though. The piece was very flowing, yet also had a dull sense of continuity that needed some more structural variety. I think the percussion at 1:25 sounded a bit indistinct. It could be that you need to tone down the wet reverb, or otherwise give in a little breathing room in the equalizer at some middle frequencies. I enjoyed the sense of climax into 1:58, although 2:28 was the real emotional height here. I think 2:28 reveals further mixing problems. The low percussion sound really muddy and distorted. I think part of the problem is that you need to equalize the other instruments of this piece more carefully, particularly removing the low frequencies on strings and melody instruments. This piece comes together pretty nicely composition-wise, although I’m still not a fan of the lack of change in energy and dynamics during the first half of the piece. You did a good job with the melodic content here, and I admire your sense of harmony and progression. Keep at it, Abendland! ;)


Abendland responds:

Thank you so much for your feedback! This means a lot to me and helps me to see und understand flaws within my music. I am not yet good enough to really understand all the aspects that form the music I'm making and its a more like a sort of trial and error Szenario. So your hints and tips are an excellente source for me to understand on which aspects I need to work.
All the best and have a good week,
Chris Abendland

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Jun 20, 2017
11:21 PM EDT
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9.4 MB
4 min 6 sec

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