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As part of my Italian Influences project, I was wanting to write about a repeated series of paintings I saw in many churches there: the final judgment. It got me thinking about a 2 part piece in a hell and heaven theme, but when I started it the hell part twisted, turned and morphed into something more like a first person exploration into the darkness of the deeps. As this piece grew, I want the listener to feel like they are moving through unfamiliar and dim spaces towards an unknown end.

This work eventually became more like a foley track than a piece of music, but there you go. I actually stripped the musical instruments out that were there in the first drafts. Without a tune, it was hard to pick a genre but I think it could go well with a movie or game - and it doesn't match what I think of as ambient. I think that the influences from StormDrum2 were too attractive and so I wanted to mine a small fraction of what that package could offer. I also played with the new Ozone 4 demo and found it to be pretty cool in what it can do for a mastering newbie like me.

Finally, my apologies for not being around much to appreciate all the great work MacJammers produce. It seems that I am getting busier than I thought and even completing this small work has taken months of a few moments here and there. I also had my computer die completely and require sending away for a new main board just at the time I was on vacation and did have a little time to work on music. The universe has a sense of humour.

This piece has lots of low frequency content and so is best heard in surround ear headphones or on speakers and a subwoofer.

I hope you enjoy the journey of Descent.
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< I wonder where this leads? >
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Uploaded: Sep 11, 2009 - 04:52:50 PM
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2009 - 04:52:50 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 09:49:45 PM
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Comments
Moviz said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
You Know Doug
This is very descriptive of a kind of Hell.... because it's an audio version of a deep depression... truly. Having all those things happen to you and your computer, is probably what led you to be able to get down in sound what you were feeling LOL. There's great depth and vastness and darkness depicted here...... quite a listen, regards M
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Hello Maurice
I never really thought about the busyness of my summer as an influence on this music - your comments are quite perceptive. I wouldn't say I was depressed, but I did feel held back somehow in being able to express musically. When I did get the StormDrum package it had so many sounds that I wanted to try out it was like being a kid in a sweet shop. Just as an example, this used only two of the instruments/sample sets which really only just scratched the surface of what the package can do. I think I will be using it more in future, although not for as dark and threatening a work.

Cheers Maurice!
Doug
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drakonis said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Horror...
This has a nasty apprehensive feel to it, a cinematic backdrop, painted in shades of black. The sharp intakes of breath near the end were (to my taste) slightly over the top, but not too bad. The weird distorted and frequency-bent percussive sounds were just awesome. Quite the nightmare. Well done!
ttfn,
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
The Dragon has spoken
I love your comment about being painted in shades of black - most poetic and I think captures what I was about here. The percussive sounds are pretty cool I think, and most of the inspiration for them came from the engineers at East West. I was back and forth on the use of the breath samples (it's not me) and in the end I put them in, although I also hear that they can be too demonstrative for what the listener is/is not experiencing as well. Your point is well founded though, as always. And because it's from you I just have to say that it's most ironic being 'over the top' when you're 'down in the depths' :o)

Thanks Drak,
Doug
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drakonis said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
heehee
"And because it's from you I just have to say that it's most ironic being 'over the top' when you're 'down in the depths'"

You know me, one of the most subtle dragons out there... glad you don't get board with my irony. :-)


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Feter said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Descent
This is impressive ...a very thoughtful
soundtrack ...really scary one ..a successful
one ...its like an intro or intermission for
a progressive song from the early 70s .....
its amazing ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Mr. Feter
Thanks for your kind words. I actually have bits of a prog rock piece underway as well that I started in April which I hope to finish sometime soon, although it will not be as dark as this one came out to be. And who knows, maybe I will get around to doing the heaven part of this piece later too. I would like that.

Take care my friend, it's nice to have you here.

Doug
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Lennon714 said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Scary
Like sonic Hitchcock. You're not inundated with scary sounds. There's room for the sounds to breathe (no pun intended). The horror lies within the imagination. I see what Drak's saying about the breathing, but I didn't mind it. I could have done without the strings at the very end, though.
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Breathing room :o)
It's interesting you commenting on the spaces between the sounds for the 'music' to breathe, since this was something I played with a lot. It was originally much tighter as I composed it and then on listening I would stretch it out and let the effect of the last sound to fully sink in before the next surprise came along. I also wanted enough repetition to make some of it familiar as a base to return to against which the other tones could be contrasted ( the opening two sounds reoccur in this way). I also wanted to leave enough to the imagination that it would leave each listener with their own journey, and this is where I wrestled with the breath sounds and in the end left them in, but it was touch and go.

The string like sounds at the end are actually a female choir from Voices JP and because they are synthesized I could make the pitch arbitrarily and unnaturally high. I wanted a build of tension before the slamming sound and so chose this as a last minute device. Now that I listen again with your comment in mind I can see how the voices to sound string like and stand alone as the only orchestral sounds in the whole work ( which is why I pulled out all the other real instruments).

Thanks for your perceptive remarks and for having a listen!

Be well,
Doug
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MarkHolbrook said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
This is very cool stuff!
Loving it!
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Thanks Mark
I'm glad you found your way out and were kind enough to drop a comment on your journey. Just came from your LIOLI and had a great time there.

Be well!
Doug
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gail60 said 2996 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
whoa.....hold on
This makes me wanna hide under the covers and scream! Really worked up my imagination into a frenzy of fear! Great description...and as always, great job Doug!! Miss seeing you around and hope all is well. :)
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
A bit of a different take from Majestic Waters
I am sometimes curious about why I would compose something so dark (Skean and I did a collab for Hallowe'en a few years back that was also creepy) but then I don't dwell in this compositional space all the time either as I like pieces that are uplifting and show the greater possibilities of humanity. Thanks for your kind words Gail and I hope you didn't get too unnerved. Things are well here, just busy with many other good things.

Take care, and I look forward to your next musical post.
Doug
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Henke said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
More than decent...
... it's excellent. Very well mixed. Goes well with the theme. Hope you get time to do some more music, you sure are good at it. Thanks for the DL.

/Henke
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Kind words from a master of acoustic spaces
Thanks so much for having a listen. After hearing your ethereal LIOLI work, this piece seems unbelievably dark! Nice back to back contrast.

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts.

Be well!
Doug

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Skean said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Doug my man
This is so so cool, I love it... It's like the devil is in the walls when I'm walking around in the cave deep underground... Very nice my friend... DL,d.

Take care
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
I thought that you
would be one who would get into this piece for sure. Nice to hear from you bro. I hope your summer has gone well! Thanks for your kind comments, as always. (Loved your repost of Feel the Dark too!)

All the best,
Doug
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Ex_Silentio said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Jeepers creepers
This could actually have been used for the movie "Descent," in which case the heavy female breathing fits right in. In places, it seems like sounds are echoing their way through tunnels ... you know ... up ahead, in the dark, where the tunnel starts to constrict, and your flashlight goes out. Terrific.
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Funny about the movie
I didn't know about the movie Descent until I was finished this piece and was looking on the net for a photo to go with the music. And to have the female breathing as a similar device was pretty coincidental.

Anyway, your imaginings about the sounds bouncing around long and large underground spaces is what went through my mind when I laid this down. The flashlight going out is a twist I hadn't thought of, but is pretty creepy now that I imagine it.

Thanks for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment!

Be well
Doug
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ic42 said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
aural claustrophobia
there are many sounds, however, they are well spaced, and in unexpected places in time and place. an intentional low-pass equalization creates lack of oxygen. it surrounds and suffocates the senses. so skillfully presented. i wish to claw to the surface. however i am afraid to move. it is good to be short music. i could not hold my breath any longer.

is it unintentional to have 15 seconds of silence at the end? it was effective suspense to watch the last sand run from the hourglass... waiting for one last sound, one last shovel of earth, and it never came. thank you for such imagery. 0x0
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Doug Somers said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Hey IC
Interesting about your term aural claustrophobia - I hadn't thought of that as a term but I did boost the bass eq on mastering and so know what you mean. The silence at the end does actually contain a faint echoing of the slam at the climax and a distorted wind kind of sound. I wanted the listener to either wonder what happened to the explorer or perhaps feel that some place, that opened up to reveal the nastiness heard in the climax, quickly closed again with the explorer 'inside', lost to the world. The last sounds are the sounds of being 'gone' if that makes any sense.

Thanks for the careful listen and the comments!
All the best,
Doug
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maxruehl said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
I love
how dark this is. This could easily be dropped right into a horror film as underscore and it would contribute greatly to its effectiveness.
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Doug Somers said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Underscore
Dark is what it is - I think that we all face a kind of dim unknown and bewilderment in life from time to time, and I have just attempted to amp up the dark tones to exaggerate these feelings.

Glad you liked it!

Take care,
Doug
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Sigmund said 2996 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Descent
This definitely sets a mood. It is a dark, foreboding mood, full of tension and anxiety. If one were watching a movie this soundtrack would certainly warn the viewer of evil things to come. Nice work - thanks for the share - Sig
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Doug Somers said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Hi Sigmund
I really appreciate your comments and am glad that the piece struck you with the foreboding and tension. I recall playing Myst when it first came out with my children who were very young and the soundtrack to that really had them nervous as to what was around the next corner. I wanted to capture some of that same effect here.

Cheers,
Doug
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Reinholt56 said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Hi Doug.....
I enjoyed the style and arrangement of this piece. Cinematic soundtrack seems OK with me. Good choice.

I love this sort of piece, so really got into the whole 'trip'.

Take care.

Paul
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Doug Somers said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
I see you're posting again too
Which is great for all of us. I thought you might like this one as it has the ambient journey quality which you capture so very well.

Glad you liked it!!

Cheers,
Doug
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VicDiesel said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Love song for an ogre
Interesting piece. Quite a departure for you, but it's all good.
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Doug Somers said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
In the hall of the mountain king 2009?
Thanks Vic. A departure for sure. Sometimes when I chance upon new sounds when I buy some software I feel like I have to create with them straightaway. This happened here too - but the straightaway part was a little long in coming to fruition.

Be well,
Doug
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crissew said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Very cool horror
movie soundtrrack. Very cool. Very spacious piece but well arranged to still have a lot of depth
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Doug Somers said 2995 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Thanks Charles
I appreciate your stopping by for a listen. Glad you liked it!

Take care,
Doug
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Halloween-2009-Challenge said 2993 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
This is an interesting piece Doug.
It take you on a journey, with just sound, and no actual music. Very dark and foreboding I will say, but also very well put together.

It is a bit short, at 1:57 of actual sound, which is curious since in plays on for another 27 seconds. That makes me wonder if Im missing something you intended to post, but for some unknown reason it didn't make it into the mp3 file.

Love you work Doug,

Queenie
Doug Somers said 2993 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Ahhhh, the 'short' comment! :o)
I make similar short remarks too when it strikes me about other composers' works.

For this piece, I stopped when I thought it felt done. Now part of the silence is actually the decay sound of the slam plus some windy noises and are pretty low in volume. I wanted some space at the end to let the listener think about what just happened to the explorer. The final 16 seconds is actually dead air - I probably should have been more careful about the end of track marker placement as I stretched and pulled back the last bits of samples in the tracks in the creative process.

Glad you liked the journey! Kudos to you too on what a cute picture to have chosen for the challenge.

Thanks again for your efforts in setting it up - I know from experience that organizing challenges is not trivial.

Be well,
Doug
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blaky smith said 2993 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
So dark
and so beautiful... Great job here Doug, nice description and thoughtful soundtrack. I love it, thanks... Marc
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Doug Somers said 2993 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Si gentil
C'est un plaisir de recevoir votre note Marc. Merci bien.

J'ai juste ecoute Curieux Territoire encore une fois et il faut dire que c'est un chanson absolutement formidable monsieur! J'aime ca beaucoup.

Pardon pour les accents manquee et le grammaire imparfait!

A la prochaine!
Doug

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guitapick said 2992 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
well...
"...As this piece grew, I want the listener to feel like they are moving through unfamiliar and dim spaces towards an unknown end..."

Mission accomplished

I like the minimal instrumentation...good choices
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Doug Somers said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Thanks Bob
After coming from the sublime tones of Fragile Flyers it's hard to imagine even thinking of the dark world expressed here. I'm glad the musical intent worked for you. Thanks for commenting.

Peace,
Doug
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paul f. page said 2989 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
unfamiliar and dim spaces
Doug,
You are exploring the unknown. It is moving and frightening all at the same time. What a very descriptive piece. Your restraint in dropping the "real" instruments is pretty remarkable. The temptation is SO strong, isn't it? ... The track seems to just...end. I wonder if you clipped it a little early. Anyway, you have definitely achieved what your notes say you wanted to do. Now I wonder what heaven will sound like?
Peace.
Paul
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Doug Somers said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Hello Paul!!
Here I am again replying to a composer who has just posted gorgeous heavenly music. Certainly for part II: Heaven I have lots of inspiration around here to get me off on the right foot!! :o) Thank you firstly for the idea of doing an Italian collection, and this is the second piece that came from that theme. Thank you also for your insightful comments.

I will promise this: if I go back and work this piece into something as part of the entire Italian Influences series for publication I will definitely look at extending it. I have some ideas but at this point am not particularly comfortable going there as they get pretty dark.

Onto the the next one...

Best always Paul!
Doug
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kassia said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
descent
i just LOVE stormdrum2!! this is an excellent soundscape, very well put together. i truly admire the patience in this piece. there is room for each sound to make its full impact, as well as each moment of silence. without a tune it could have been tempting to not let this take its time, but you did it, letting it unfold slowly. wonderful depth and excellent sound choices, great textures - all of which really communicate the ideas in your song notes. i could imagine the companion piece you talk about, a heaven piece, that could go so many ways from here. i'll be very interested to see if you continue with this idea at all. very very cool stuff Doug. great work.
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Doug Somers said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Thanks Kassia
You are a careful listener as well as a careful and skilled composer. And isn't Stormdrum great?! So many ideas to mine in those textures and samples.

I really appreciate your comments and I look forward to what comes in the Heaven segment.

Keep well!
Doug
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sloparts said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
Man what a ride Doug
Scared the hell out of me, that's for sure. Very visual track, if you know what I mean, and very well done. This ones sure to keep the kids awake all night hiding under the covers.

Ed
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Doug Somers said 2988 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
And after writing about werewolves you
should know scared. Thanks for your kind comments Ed and for putting them down.

Now I'm off to hear your latest....

Take care,
Doug
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richard13 said 2987 days ago (September 21st, 2009)
Creepy!
Doug, Doug, Doug. How could you open the doors to the Netherworld like this and unleash all those demons which seem to disappear every time you turn around to see them better? It's like a Pandora's Box of darkness and evil (shudder).
I hope you are speedier in composing the antidote.
Seriously, this is compelling. Good sounds, great mix. A daring decision to leave out the "music" - which works well! All around, a super piece.
Cheers
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Doug Somers said 2982 days ago (September 26th, 2009)
Ah, the antidote.
Thanks for your kind comments. I have some ideas for the companion piece but haven't laid anything down yet. I'm still working on my space ambient tune.

Glad you liked it!

Cheers,
Doug
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Bowman said 2985 days ago (September 22nd, 2009)
The Devil is in the details
It's big. It's heavy, It's dark. And most of all it's total abandonment. We're in a world very much alone and at the mercy of something unseen, unheard but most certainly felt.
I enjoyed this decent Doug. Not one of most melodic works but as always a thoughtful one.
Cheers,
Charlie


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DWL said 2983 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Deep stuff
I'm not switching the light out tonight.

Brilliantly done.

Cheers

Done
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Doug Somers said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Cheers Dick
I hope you're sleeping a little more easily this week....

Many thanks,
Doug
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Yordbear said 2979 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Message from Yordbear:
Wow..thats the last time i play that with the light off!

very much moved me! :_)

enjoyed
Doug Somers said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
I'm starting to feel guilty
over people losing too much sleep over this piece :o)

Thanks for the comments and having a listen.

Cheers,
Doug
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Char said 2978 days ago (September 29th, 2009)
Been there.
Might still be there. Horrible when the computer checks out without getting permission.

This Sound-Theme is so engrossing that I would like it to be much longer and for it to get darker and a bit more terrifying. But then, I am a dark soul who is bathed in light. Thanks.

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Doug Somers said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Dark soul bathed in light
How poetic! I too can look into the darkness from time to time but for this one where it was going to take me was a place I did not want to go - at least at the time I composed it. I will promise to let you know if I re-work it in future.

Thanks for having a listen and sharing your thoughts.

Be well,
Doug
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Calchas said 2974 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Scarey stuff...
A truly effective and evocative sonic portrayal of that darkest of states of mind.

Good to see you back in the saddle my friend!

Be well!
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Doug Somers said 2974 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Hello young stranger
Nice to hear from you (both here and in your latest post).

Are there any states that are not ultimately states of mind?

Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by.

Take care,
Doug
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ktb said 2965 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
so compelling
big and dark and my 3rd time thru and there's still places to explore. Very cool
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Doug Somers said 2949 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Wow - I'm glad there is something in repeated listenings to mine
Well, you know what they say about cave music - go big or go home. :o)

Thanks for your kind remarks!

Be well,
Doug
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Gaylen75 said 2963 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
Dark
Wet, dangerous lonely and wonderful.
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Doug Somers said 2949 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
That pretty much sums it up
And thanks for the wonderful tagged onto the end. So glad it set the mood for you.

Cheers,
Doug
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ConnieO said 2955 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Spooky!
This is cool...it could go on for several more minutes and keep my attention.
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Doug Somers said 2949 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Thanks for the spooktacular commentary
I was sensitive to ensuring I was keeping interest and at the same time continuing to evolve the theme into new areas. As I was doing the edits it seemed a lot longer than it now seems after playing it back. Oh well, as my old music teacher used to say Keep them coming back for more.

Thanks again,
Doug
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sheilad said 2953 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
goosebumps!
Literally! OMG.. this is so great... I will not be coming out from under the bed for a while now.... love the "breathing" sounds
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Doug Somers said 2949 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Just when you thought it was safe to stick your
head out from underneath the covers....

You're very kind. Thanks for the listen and leaving your thoughts. And your vote 'for' the breathing sounds. They are a tough call on whether they add or detract as being too descriptive and obviously manipulative.

Cheers,
Doug
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mr_mordenus said 2951 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
There is fear in the spaces
between where we put our thoughts, where imagination can frighten us more thoroughly than anything someone can present to us. (Well, except for that Frankenstein movie I saw when I was seven years old, but that's another story).

Many have commented on your use of silence, of long pauses, of the spare use of sound to build a very tangible layer of fear, paranoia and claustrophobia. Creates images of the emptiness of a heart cast against the cold stone of a place unknown and far below, damned to be forgotten to all and lost of the last shred of hope.

Hell indeed. You scared me almost as bad as that Frankenstein movie when I was seven years old. Ni-i-ice...... (turning on the lights now....)
Doug Somers said 2949 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Well
when I was 7 years old I couldn't watch ANY horror movies, so I agree with your comments about imagination. Also, your writing is most powerful: "Creates images of the emptiness of a heart cast against the cold stone of a place unknown and far below, damned to be forgotten to all and lost of the last shred of hope." That line could be the inspiration for another 10 pieces of music not to mention the core of a novel.

Thanks for braving a listen!

Be well,
Doug
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bud said 2948 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
This is simply amazing
what a great feat of audio engineering. You've made real magic here. I love the space and visceral emotive sonic poetry. Very cool.
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Doug Somers said 2947 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Most generous in the compliment department Bud
And I thought that my best in audio engineering was in amplifier design. Thanks for letting me know of how the piece impacted you. Off to hear your latest now (I'm behind in listening to the Hallowe'en Contest entries...)

Cheers,
Doug
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Jarvoid said 2945 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Music to cave by.....
Creepy sinister cavern music like when they switch the lights off in a showcave and you hope to buggery they come back on again.Very effective.

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Doug Somers said 2897 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Lights out in the cave
I remember that on one expedition and it was pretty black.

Glad you liked the effects here - sorry to be so late getting back to you!

Be well,
Doug
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