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Sun Up, Gunned Down

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When I was working on this, I had to call my dad to remind me who the pan flute player was he used to listen to when I was growing up. The answer was Gheorghe Zamfir. That guy is a pan flute monster. There are obvious Ennio Morricone influences as well.

The more I work with B-movie inspired music, the more I realize this is something I think I really love. Composers from that era who were good at it struck the perfect balance of cheesy and badass. I hope someday I can at least get close.

Production-wise, I still haven't quite captured the sound, but aggressively filtering out low frequencies is helping me get a bit closer. I still haven't nailed the tube preamp crunch yet. Hard panning more instruments would probably also help, but I'm trying to avoid going that route.

If anyone is working on any sort of culty b-movie inspired animation, I'm available to work on music.

Let me know if you want to use this in something or would like to commission new music.

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Screams Ennio Morricone. This is phenomenal and fits perfect into a western/fantasy style. And good luck with future audio/frequency work - it can be a deceptive beast to tame. I hope to become better at it myself.
Keep up the great work!

sleepFacingWest responds:

Thanks! I feel like a lot of the older productions focused on getting as pristine a recording as possible. However, pitch/tempo drift, tape noise, light overdrive, and other chaotic elements were embedded in the process. These days, when we can edit to a grid, remove noise with AI, and fix performances in post, I feel like more attention needs to be paid to preserving (or in some cases, imbuing) imperfection to give recordings more sense of warmth.

For some reason this reminds me of a scene from Beast Wars. That's a good thing. Great job. Keep up the awesome. :)

dUDE I love this! You're nailin the vibe so far >:D

The vibes!!! I feel like I am approaching a riverside village!


Credits & Info

4.62 / 5.00

Sep 15, 2020
5:13 PM EDT
File Info
3.3 MB
1 min 27 sec

Licensing Terms

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