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A piece that kinda just came together this afternoon. I had created the repetitive keyboard motion and the stereo shaker last night, not knowing what I was gonna do with it. Today - this happened.

By all means, be as picky and honest and mean (if you have to) as you possibly can!

Crank it up and enjoy!
©2010 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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Uploaded: Apr 20, 2010 - 04:11:59 PM
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2010 - 04:11:59 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 09:13:58 PM
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Bubowski said 2651 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Firsties!
Listening
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Bubowski said 2651 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Follow up
Wow, just incredible. So dramatic when the vocals come in. There is something sort of pinched in the way the vocal samples were recorded...it woudl be great to hear a more "open" sound. Otherwise, very nice.
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alackbass said 2651 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Picky & Honest
I honestly love the repetitive keyboard and shakers. The tremolo chordal melody is wonderful. The percussion builds the tension and drama in the piece. Great use of the female voice. This is first class, top-notch, pro produced, and highly artistic. Your work is consistently remarkable.
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guitapick said 2651 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
The rhythm changes...
...are so cool...then the changes in texture and chordal structure...this is a fine piece...
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kassia said 2650 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
awesome
very cool gradual buildup to the great climax where the vocals come in. your use of percussion (including the repetitive keyboard) is really what propels this piece forward, while the strings and synths give it richness and depth. a really great energy and sense of drama with a nice resolve at the end that leaves the listener wanting to know more of the story even as they know they never will. great work Einar.
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crissew said 2650 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Very good sense of timing in this piece
The only advice I can offer is that the vocals samples become a little too much of a good thing I think. Very dramatic and cool when they come in but then they are too prevalent, I think a little more subtlety would serve you better. Then again, you are a very skilled composer and me... not so much. Very high quality sounds here though. Rich full bass with good separation. I didnt find the keyboard repetitive at all in the piece. It almost served as a percussion instrument the way it was used.
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michaeljayklein said 2650 days ago (April 20th, 2010)
Good work...
I've probably watched some 20,000 movies in my lifetime and this should be at least in one of them!
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Cori Ander said 2650 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
Nice
Hi Einar, really nice music (made under the ash clouds from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano?)

Here are some great photos from the spectacle:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html

Hope you are well my friend!
Johannes
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ktb said 2650 days ago (April 21st, 2010)
whats to nit?
I listened with a critical ear and nothing gave me pause. The repetitive synth sound was just plain cool. imho its hard to place an appregiated (word?) sound like that in a mix. well done.

hope you are avoiding the fall out
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Parichayaka said 2649 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Great soundscape
Very well done buildup and introduction of the different synths. Sample choices and sound quality is excellent - nice work on the percussion too. I'm not sold on the voice and the chords to me suggest a somewhat 'resolved' situation, although from the instruments you chose I'd expect more suspenseful treatment, a sense of struggle, determination or purpose - which is lost once the chords kick in with the vocals. (did you really mean picky and honest;)

Low Tide I've listened to many times - everything perfect (first violin was a bit loud, but mood, chords, piano riff - all merge beautifully) and Eye of the Storm I listened to more than once just to understand how you got such a fantastic sound.

Here I enjoy the smooth feel, but it doesn't conjure up any particular emotion, like say 'Low Tide' which always gives some kind of inner thrill. You know I'm a big fan of your music, so this is just my silly opinion :)
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Morning Light said 2649 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Absolutely beautiful!
what a composition! Who is singing? I am totally inspired!
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Sigmund said 2649 days ago (April 22nd, 2010)
Letting Go
Nice composition. I like how well you slowly build this, then some nice percussion on the plateau, then slow drop off to the end. Cool drums, interesting vocals. Very enjoyable listen - thanks!
Sig
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richard13 said 2646 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
I hate it
like I hate ice cream! Sorry, I just wanted to catch your attention.

I agree with alackbass (above) who said your work is "consistently remarkable", and this is no exception. Very good work. Thank you.
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Ed Hannifin said 2646 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
As has been said...
...your work is consistently remarkable... What I notice is that you're not a one trick pony, and your music holds interest in a number of ways...

You have a real gift for using different textures and timbres together, and you have additional gifts in the realms of melody and rhythm. I know I've said this before, but despite working with synths a lot, your recorded sound has a lot of width and depth, a lot of space, and sounds alive rather than just static and programmed...

I've listened twice so far, and just haven't had anything punch my 'picky and honest and mean' button yet...

Ed
bud said 2645 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Nice image you chose
works well with the shifting perspective and changes in depth and course. Excellent build and use of rhythmic vibrato/echo.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2645 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Textures here
are remarkably transparent and undeniably beautiful. You do a terrific job taking this piece from an almost static languidness to a percussive intensity and back again. And the mix is gorgeous, even on my bad speakers.
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WharmtonRise said 2636 days ago (May 4th, 2010)
See now,
I like repetition... as though that's news. But it's important that the repetitive sound doesn't go on for too long if it's the main melody. However if it's being used to drive the piece then it works in a whole different way. This works both ways as a top sound then as a backing under the vocal. That's something I would do and typically do... do. Anyway.. I like this a lot. It builds well then lets you go softly. Lovely stuff.
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paul f. page said 2631 days ago (May 9th, 2010)
Nothing to get mean over...
This is a stunning soundtrack that is beautifully conceived, performed, and mixed. I find the vocal line especially compelling. Is that synthesized as well? Very very beautiful number that will be well worth it to listen to many times. Glad I found this and will return for more.
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