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Inspired by Heightened's Mars pieces (Love them, thank you!) at last I opened up Garageband tonight to make a new song...

Also, last night I found a folder on my Mac "To Use". A dozen of FX clips obviously collected for future use (and no way of telling where they came from originally, I can just hope they were free to use...) Well I did and here is the result after an odd hour or so of having some mixing fun. It's not really music, as my daughter kindly remarked, but reused sound effects mixed to a kind of story. Can you see that story? What comes to your mind?

A bit of warning for not turning up the volume too much in the beginning - it gains strength all the way towards the end... Hope you enjoy!
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Uploaded: Apr 19, 2008 - 04:11:53 PM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2008 - 04:11:53 PM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 05:06:08 PM
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Feter said 3501 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Villain Theme
very nice scene ...thnx for sharin !
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Henke said 3500 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Thank you Feter!
For listening and commenting. Always much appreciated!

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mowguy3 said 3501 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
could it be?
the headless horseman. I have no idea,but it was fun.
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Henke said 3500 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Ah,
you mean the one going by Ghost Van?! ;-) (That's a nice one for sure!)

Thanks for having a go at this one and for commenting. I like that!

Take care,

/Henke
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michael2 said 3501 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
this
is incredible. makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. perfect for a soundtrrack. you gotta check out the soundtrack for "there will be blood." i love this, wish it had gone on for about 4x as long though.
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Henke said 3500 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Thank you Michael
for this incredible comment!

I am not sure how much compliment I can take for this one. It's "just" a dozen fx sound files put together. Most of the eerieness(?) is made up of two longer sounds called Foreboding and Suspense more or less running alongside each other with the occasional extra fx to make up "the story". I also wanted to do a song that built on dynamic volume, so it starts rather silent and end a bit "violently". (I need to learn and test some more before I can do a longer one with that idea in mind.)

Haven't seen "There will be blood", but it seems interesting and maybe I'll try it in the video store some day (we haven't got movies in iTunes in Sweden yet, you know :-/ )

Anyway. Thanks!!

/Henke
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drakonis said 3501 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
hehehe...
Well, it started out extremely eerie and anticipatory... the sound effects seemed perfectly placed through the whole piece. The only thing that I thought was that the first half of this was very professional sounding... but as the sound effects got added nearer the end, it changed into being more comical. I definitely followed a mental story of somebody sneaking up to a house, breaking a window and leaving on horseback. I wanted this to remain restrained and sparse... it was really seriously good there in the beginning I thought. But then it got good and silly... which isn't always a bad thing.
ttfn,
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Henke said 3500 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
You nailed it
as usual, ye old dragon! Guess how many times I thought I should drop the villain altogether and make a "serious" piece out of this?

(Answer: at least two :-)

Still, I had this folder that I found named "To use" and I thought it must have been there for some reason. When soon it showed they made up this little soundtrack piece I let it be.

Another "idea" behind this is a definition of "humour". Hm, I'm afraid I don't know how to say that in English... So, in Swedish: En spänd förväntans upplösning i intet. (Alright I'll try: An eager expectation dissolved into nothing.) I think it fits quite well for this one :-)

Hope all is well with you and family!

/Henke
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Skean said 3499 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
A movie
This is a movie a short but cool one... Pretty scary but I like that.
Very nice done my friend.

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Henke said 3499 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
Thanks Kenta!
Glad you liked this little piece. It was fun to make something new for a change, even if it was a fairly simple one.

Take care!

/Henke
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Heightened said 3497 days ago (April 23rd, 2008)
I'm definitely going to have
a pretty tough time sleeping tonight! Excellent villainy!
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Henke said 3488 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks H!
Glad you enjoyed this. Hope you've recovered sleepwise by now ;-)

Thanks again for your Mars One-series. Very inspiring stuff!

/Henke
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yrp said 3489 days ago (May 1st, 2008)
have you
ever tried to make an ambient piece in this vein?
Or at least expand this one?
No matter.This is great: entrancing, menacing and what a cool ending!
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Henke said 3488 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Thanks yrp
for listening and commenting. Glad you liked this little piece.

Actually I've got a few ambient pieces further down the list. This was just a quicky in wait for the big inspiration (I can feel it coming in the air now, much thanks to Heightened).

Take care.

/Henke
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said 3488 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Villian Theme
Really cool producton. love it. just when I thought i was floatong in space i get wallop great.

Peace Dee.
Henke said 3477 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
Thanks Dee!
Glad you liked this little piece!

/Henke
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said 3478 days ago (May 12th, 2008)
EEGADS!
It's "The Phantom Of The Internet"!!! LOL!

Nice job Henrik. Verrrrrry creepy!

Be well!
Henke said 3477 days ago (May 13th, 2008)
LOL
Yeah, that's probably him! And maybe he is still out there. So don't forget the window shutters tonight... Hehe.

Thanks Micheal for listening and commenting!

/Henke
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echoroom said 3476 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
sustained tension
all the way through this.... can you loop this so its longer??? great sense of menace!
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Henke said 3476 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Oh, thank you!
I guess I could do that, but I am not sure it's worth it. I reaeaeaeally should try and make some music instead!

Thanks for listening and commenting! I totally loved you latest (and you'd better believe this)!

/Henke
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magnatone said 3476 days ago (May 14th, 2008)
Villian Theme
This really COULD be a soundtrack - it's that good! Thanks for the warning about volume, I heeded it and was glad I did. GREAT build - thanks
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Henke said 3390 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Thank you Karen!
Glad you liked this little trifle... I certainly loved your big time Canyon Rise! I knew I should have gone into motor biking... :-|

Just drive safely out there! We need your music on MJ :-)

/Henke
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dirigent said 3395 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Villain Theme
A cool track - full of tension, a thrilling masterpiece. Great music for cinema!! I like how the track develops ...
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Henke said 3390 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Thanks Andreas!
Glad you liked this, and thanks for leaving such a nice comment. Reminded me that I hadn't Fav'd you as an artist, so I guess I have some good music to catch up with :-)

/Henke
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five_extra_arms said 3356 days ago (September 11th, 2008)
Halloween Soundtrack
Oooohhhh those devils and trolls in my neighborhood will regret the day they kicked my jack-o-lantern over! I'm gonna run big speakers outside and frighten the neighborhood with this!!

So, is that alright with you?

I love this.
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Henke said 3355 days ago (September 13th, 2008)
Hehe,
Yeah, why not! I am all for recycling. Use what you need to scare 'em off lol !

Well I guess you've noticed my listening to "Closer" of late. I still can't (and don't want to) get it out of my head. All the ingredients make it come alive in a most personal and profound way. So thanks a lot for your (big) part in this!

/Henke
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davajonah said 3123 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
This I like
Dark ambient. But I think I'd have faded this out and not used the glass/horse/manic laughter at the end!
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Henke said 3122 days ago (May 3rd, 2009)
Yeah, I know
But if you read the description you know why, these were the sounds I had to play with, and I needed to do something fun just to get started. But I guess it could be fun to make a similar more serious piece with sounds more of my own making etc.

Thanks again for the comment!

/Henrik
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