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The Shoulder of Orion



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This mix is one I'm currently working on for a free Ambient album that will appear probably next month.

The story for this one is that the idea came from a scene in Blade Runner. It's not really a Vangelis ripoff/takeoff but a Dark or Space Ambient piece depicting when Roy was talking about the Shoulder of Orion and attack ships blazing and other things he'd seen on his travels.

As always let me know your thoughts.
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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2009 - 12:38:36 PM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2009 - 12:38:36 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 10:57:27 PM
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Skean said 3197 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
This just blow me away, I'm lost in space nice trip, enjoyed and D,Ld, Thanks.

Take care
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Kenta......
I'm so glad you enjoy my music. This piece is a little different as I've worked on the production more and tried something different with the ambience/presence.

There's always more stuff to come.

Take care.

magnatone said 3196 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Shoulder of Orion
Mr. Reinholdt! How do you do these? "Dark Space Ambient" is the perfect description of this - leaves me with a sense of vague foreboding, but also packed with intrigue. You are so good in this genre - i would someday love to sit at the feet of the master (that's you) and learn a few of your secrets. thanks for a great upload!
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Miss K..........
First of all thanks for your very kind words. I'm blushing still.....

The pieces nearly always start out as a straight multipart music arrangement that is quickly put together and put onto two or more tracks in my VSThost program. I then add soft synths (VSTi plugins) and choose for each track a sound/rhythm. So far so good and normal.

Then I might put a basoon sound playing a pizzicato section of music. The effect is that not all the notes written are played. The instrument can't do it. This is the foundation theory behind my pieces. Some have the instrument playing that can play all the notes as written, some do not, and it's this varied or different approach that makes my music that little bit different.

Then I choose the correct sound/s for my tracks and mix the piece of music until I'm done and (generally) happy.

The final part is how to mix it so that it sounds just right in front of you as you listen. That's the icing on the musical cake.

Take care.

davajonah said 3196 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Beautifully atmospheric.
Wouldn't be out of place on the Blade Runner soundtrack at all. Very nice work.
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Davajonah.....
Your comment means a great deal to me. Vangelis is a particular hero of mine as you may well imagine.

I use that sort of music as basic ideas that I can develop in my own way and Blade Runner is something that I just can't get out of my system, not that I'm trying too hard!!

Take care.

Char said 3196 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Rutger Hauer
was magnificent as Roy and I remember those lines. Yes, this would work. Thanks for jostling my memory.
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Char......
Yeah. The scene is in the home of Roy's creator and they are sat together as Roy tells some of some of the scenes he's witnessed.

Thanks for listening and leaving your thoughts.

Take care.

Ex_Silentio said 3196 days ago (March 17th, 2009)
Rutger Hauer's finest moment.
I also liked the scene where Decker whacks Roy in the head with a pipe, and Roy, full of gusto, says "That's the spirit!"

Another beauty, Paul. How are you able to produce so quickly? It takes me a week to decide on major or minor, and then my end product isn't half as good as your stuff. Coffee drinker? Heh.

Yes, very Blade Runnerish.
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Ex.....
My level of output is all down to the mood I'm in at the time and how many actual mixes come out of an idea. Sometimes none that are worthwhile and sometimes 15 or more. The current batch of Dark Ambient pieces are part of a good run I'm having with this genre and so I'm going with the flow.

All I would say is don't procrastinate on any part too long. Do the piece in the first way you think of it and tinker with this when you've recorded something. I use the blink of an eye to procrastinate and then only sometimes!!

See above for how I do these type of mixes. There's really not a lot to them. Some of them seem to put themselves together, almost.

Take care.

LunaTrick said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Nothing wrong with borrowing ideas..
Can't wait for the CD Paul!!!
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Daniel.........
I agree with you about borrowing stuff from others.....I've never knowingly borrowed music but 'sounds like' is fair game to me, especially if I trick myself into thinking my version is better.

The album seems to now be all new stuff instead of stuff from what I've already done. I'm currently putting together at least two final mixes every day and this has been going on since last Friday, and I'm still not burnt out. I just have to choose which tracks make it and which don't and this is the real time consuming part.

Stay tuned.

Morning Light said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
The Shoulder of Orion
Beautiful ambient, exquisite, and I love the sound of the stars!:)
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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi Linda......
It's good to have fellow dreamers along for the journey.

Thanks for listening, stay tuned for more of this type of soundscape.

Take care.

T_Being_esq said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
The Galaxy Is On Orion's Belt
Very smooth and Tranquil. Thank you.

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Reinholt56 said 3196 days ago (March 18th, 2009)
Hi TB.....
MIB I (or was it II)? A very great movie.

There are more soundscapes in the pipeline.

Take care.

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