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There's really no describing nor justifying this composition ;)

December 5th was my sixth year Mac Jams anniversary, so I decided to do something 'Myst-ified'...well, actually this time 'round Riven-ified (for those who are familiar with those computer games).

Now, everyone..count to six like good little villagers. And don't forget your mantra to Gehn...or you'll be fed to the
Wahrk.
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Lyrics
Roon (zero)
Fah
Bree
Sehn
Tor
Vaht
Vahgahfah

Gen kenen nahvahot
Gen komahrnen set
Gen kodormadhen Aitruhs


Translation: Releshteeokh Gen
"The Rules of Gehn"

Gehn is our master.
Gehn created us.
Gehn defeated Atrus.



All D'ni text © Cyan Inc. All rights reserved.
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Uploaded: Dec 13, 2010 - 01:29:42 AM
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 - 02:10:00 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 04:56:34 PM
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Bubowski said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Firsties!
Did I do it? Yeah!
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Hahaha
Okay...so that actually made my day--to think that someone actually wanted to get 'firsties' on a composition I'd posted ;)

Thanks :)
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bud said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Mysti to the max
not familiar with the game beyond cultural recognition - but this is a really cool piece of music. Beautiful vocals and excellent backing. Very cool.
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Cool game, too
Those games introduced me to 'ambient' music, and I was hooked. They also got me to start dabbling in computer graphics. Funny how both seem second-nature to me now--when at the time they were daunting.

Thanks for the lovely comment, and for stopping by :)
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magnatone said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Six
oh man .... this is a good morning!
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
:)
Your comments always make me smile--your enthusiasm is 'the bestest!'
Thank you :)
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Bubowski said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Wanted to Cricle back
and leave a real comment. As always, a beautiful soundscape with luscious singing. Like all the little touches of sample and hold synths sprinkled throughout. It makes me want to pull out the old games again...I never did get to the end of Riven (if there really is an END to the alternate worlds of the D'ni).
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Time to revisit Riven...
I played that game twice. Not just because I like computer games (my foray into computer games pretty much ended with the Myst series...) but because the storyline was fantastic and the world-building completely immersing. Good times...
Thank you for the very nice comments here :)
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Bubowski said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Oh!
I get the symbol now in the artwork! You are too clever :-)
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Yup!
It's all about the puzzles...some subtly hidden. ;)
Good eye!
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Ex_Silentio said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Six
I played Riven. Even managed to finish it. Gehn was the baddie, as I recall. Good music there. This is even better. Excellent concept. I think it's perfectly described and justified. The counting off of the numbers is beautiful and surreal. And the harmonies mixed with the angelic choir takes it to a new level. The rhythmic step-up at 3 minutes is a nice touch.
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Gehn the merciless
A very impressive baddie--made the game very interesting.

Thank you for listening and for the very nice words. I knew I was breaking away from the more 'earthy' sounds of Riven by using electronic chirps and burbles, but I was having so much fun with those textures, I decided to keep them.
Glad it still made sense, and that you enjoyed this.

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particledots said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
sonic the hedgehog
is about as far as i got with computer games

i love this...vocals are wonderful

you use the bleeping synths well
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Sonic the hedgehog?
...doesn't compare. You gotta at least explore Riven to get an idea of what you're missing! ;) I'm sure you have an old Mac with OS9 lying around somewhere...yes??

Thanks for the comments, B. The vocals were fun do--there's something about close dissonant singing. Probably because people rarely ever *ask* you to sing harmonies that hurt the ear :P
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ktb said 2416 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Gehn
has one way cool mantra. Sign me up just based on that :-) I always love your vocal work. The synth work was mesmerizing as well.
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Gehn's mantra....lol
Okay..that was funny :)

Thank you for the kind words, and for taking the time to leave a comment here!
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richard13 said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Very cool soundscape!
Never played Riven, can't read the lettering, don't recognize the symbol(s): loved the eerie listen. Happy sixth, and many more. Cheers.
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Mystified said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Never played Riven??...don't know what you're missing...
But that was a long time ago, anyway ;)

Thank you for the comments. I can hardly believe it's been six years, myself. It's been an amazing journey with much music, for sure.
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RAVENS said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Happy 5th Anniversary
Very cool, has such a haunting feeling to it. Then when you start singing it sounds absolutely angelic. Lovely piece!

RAVEN ;-)
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michael2 said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
yay
you're back. i haven't been around a whole lot either and it's nice to see some of the old school. i always enjoy your ambient vocal pieces. listening to harmonizing makes me feel clean inside. thanks for this.
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egobandit said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
other worldly
Never heard of the game but Im enjoying the synth stew, is this a real language or a language made for the game, just asking very strange but you sing it with the beauty of a choir Excellent!
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Carrie71 said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Wow
I think you would sound incredible on anything you do! Awesome.
ic42 said 2415 days ago (December 13th, 2010)
Enjoyed Myst, never played Riven
And of course, it came out when I too was just starting to learn to make my own 3D panoramas, so I loved the imagination that went into the game, as well as the technology of displaying the graphics.

Beautiful ethereal mixture of the electronic and the analog.

Happy Six, and many more please!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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PeterB7858 said 2414 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
D"Riven" back in time :)
Played a little bit of Riven and Myst in the distant past. This took me back there. Your soundscape made me reflect on the great graphics (for those days) that both those games had. Thanks! Warm regards, Peter.
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Ed Hannifin said 2414 days ago (December 14th, 2010)
I am deeply disturbed....
...that after all these years, I still remember what a Wahrk is...

The only Myst game I played beginning to end without using a cheat... I was SO proud of myself....

That being so, thanks for celebrating six years of wondrous MacJammerie by posting something so DARK, WEIRD and SCARY....

I'll just open this leatherbound volume here and see where it takes me...

(By the way, I see that you have purchased D'ni Sampler Set...)

Lord, what geeks we mortals be....
lengold said 2414 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
Beautiful
Cheers
Len

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kassia said 2413 days ago (December 15th, 2010)
very cool
this is totally reminiscent of the game, but 100% mystified. great chord choices and key changes. I love the blippy synths throughout. so great to hear something new from you!
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Reinholt56 said 2412 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Hi Misty....
Great to hear something from yourself after missing your presence here for what seems ages??

Everything about the mix is quality and worth every second of listening.

Sorry I almost missed this.

Take care and have a happy holiday.

Paul

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papag said 2410 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
count me in
I got caught in the voices and started to wander off in my head. But the bleeps brought me back.

Dug and dl'd, thanks
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2410 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Strange...
... but very haunting and memorable. Inspirational stuff right here!
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Jarvoid said 2408 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
bit like if
R2D2 and Enya got together on a collab....well cool.

Jarvoid
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composerclark said 2396 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Happy ...
Jammiversary! Very spacey, atmospheric, and fun! I really enjoyed this. What are you using to generate the space sounds? They're great! Happy New Year.
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Mystified said 2390 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
Thank you!
Gosh...I need more time in the day to respond to all the comments here--but I'll take a moment to answer your question. All the sounds you hear were generated in Logic Pro.
I took sounds from the Sculpture Synth, Sculpture Legacy, Motion Sequence synths, FX synth, and Modeled Bells.
As with most compositions I do, there's not a lot of organization to it--just some haphazard experimenting with sounds until I find something that seems to 'fit' and then stacking sound upon sound intuitively.
I really enjoy working with Logic Pro. The ability to 'find' a sound and then modify it slightly gives you unlimited possibilities.

To be able to put such imaginative and sometimes unlikely backdrops against my vox has been a true adventure and enjoyable journey.

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paul f. page said 2381 days ago (January 17th, 2011)
Never disappointed...
This is a really strange creation, worthy of Paul Reinholt's atmospheric worlds. I always think it 's fascinating when a composer jumps into new waters and conjures something unique. A great listen.
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Calchas said 2374 days ago (January 23rd, 2011)
EEEYAH...
I hope the Warhk isn't one of my blood relations!

Yes... Atmospheric and downright eerie!

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Doug Somers said 2369 days ago (January 28th, 2011)
Tres Rivenesque
Cool, atmospheric, and storylike. This takes us places, puts us under foreign skies and lets us hear sounds wafting on the breeze. In headphones, there is no escaping the environment you create (are you writing this in a book by any chance?)

I reloaded Riven not long ago. Amazing game, and the graphics are stunning.

Happy 6th (belated),
Doug
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Outtaorbit said 2368 days ago (January 30th, 2011)
Certainly sounds like you...
Very nice......
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