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À cause de l'ombre ~ version définitive


Author Comments

A complete remaster, with some added parts, of one of my all-time favourite own releases -- one with a sugary sweet exterior and some dark lyrics for contrast. I am grateful that this remaster has come to be, as this is the only surviving FLP that I have from a previous Great File Loss, and it retained all its assets including the vocal recordings that I did on the Blue Snowball a couple years ago.

I cherish this song an awful lot. I wrote it during the immense depression that followed my AIM 2018 attempt -- the chords and rhythm came first, followed by the melody and the lyrics, and it was suited to the mood that I had inside me, contrasting with the mood I needed to keep outside. The description of the original, accessible on the left sidebar (or below if you are on mobile), gives more context behind the writing of this song.

A few changes for good measure:

  1. There is now percussion in this mix, for texture and delicious cross-rhythms. I used castanet and temple block patches for the clicks.
  2. There is an added Enya-esque bass track.
  3. There is an added Enya-esque mid-range pad.
  4. The mix no longer sounds like it's starved for air.
  5. The dynamics changes are now more gradual and make more sense.
  6. Everything finally has its proper place in the mix.

Special thanks to @LD-W and @ForgottenDawn for giving previous mixes and the master thorough listens and feedback; your help has been invaluable!

As before, the lyrics and translation can be found here:


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I cant score any lower than solid 5 honestly. the progression is on point and the singing too. i dont know any french but it sounds great x)

Troisnyx responds:

That is high praise. Thank you. 😮❤️
As for the French, the lyrics and the translation, I've included them in a GDoc, link in the description if you want to peruse them in your own time.

I shoulda stuck with FL 11...(most of my FLPs are now FL20, so i can't roll back now...FML)
ANYWAYS, is this tune featured in an album for me to grab*? I'd love to buy it if it's available. Always open to adding new music to my mix collection. Nice sexy french singing thar. Tight rhythmic textures too!

Troisnyx responds:

Not available for purchase anywhere yet, but I'll see if I can't dash you a message when it is!

Glad you enjoyed it 💖

Vraiment bon! J'adore le stereo shift avec les vocals. Ça ajoute de la profondeur et ça soulève l'esprit.

Troisnyx responds:

Merci bien 💖 Ça soulève mon esprit quand même de voir ce genre de commentaire, c'est super gentil de ta part.

Your music is simply inspiring. This one especially reminds me a lot of Yoko Kanno's (one of my favorite composers) experimental style and vocals.

Troisnyx responds:

Ah, that is kind of you. 💖 Thank you.

I had Enya, Alizée and Mylène Farmer on the brain, and the voice timbre I seem to have taken is that of Alizée's in the verses and Farmer's in the choruses. I see what you mean about Yoko Kanno though, she does that plenty.

Oh man that chord at 02:35~ That was so good right there, what is that a 9 chord or dim or something? Perfect spot for it. YES you did it again at 05:47! Those vocals with the freq pass on them that come after that point are fantastic, same as the kind of thing I love to hear in lounge music.

0/5 no massive dubstep drop >:( NAHHH JK this is great man. I could see how this would be a great middle track on an album with a big song after this. Love all the 'simple' or you could say 'retro' synth work. Your vocal style here works very well with the instrumental. I could pick on the way you EQed your vox, but you could do the same to me :) I mean really, vox EQing is so subjective and most of the sound comes from our own voice and the microphone used and the distance from it anyway.

No I really don't have anything to legitimately add, I think it's good the way it is. Every time in the song that you have the freq passed vox is my favourite instance of vocals in this track.

Troisnyx responds:

The chord at 2:35 was Emaj7. 😁 Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad there are parts in this song that you've notably enjoyed.

Credits & Info


4.56 / 5.00

Aug 22, 2020
7:37 PM EDT
File Info
8.5 MB
7 min 27 sec
  • Audacity
  • Sytrus
  • FL Studio 11
  • Snowball
Misc. Kit
  • Fruity Soundfont Player

Licensing Terms

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