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Ikarus


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richard13

 Genre: New Age

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Surprisingly, this early work consists of one longish, arpeggiated MIDI track which appears to have been made by me, though I don't remember doing it. It's played here through a Hybrid Basic synth (GarageBand) with a Super Stack preset applied. As usual, the name was given well into the making of the piece, and for fairly obvious reasons, I think: the swooping, gliding sounds punctuated every once in a while by some ominous, low-voltage warnings. I think of this as the theme for Ikarus's test flight, the day before the fateful flight. Enjoy.
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Uploaded: Dec 16, 2010 - 06:41:52 PM
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 - 06:41:52 PM Last Played: Mar 20, 2017 - 07:18:59 PM
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BlueLikeJazz said 2288 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Definitely
In the vein of Enya. Super relaxing.
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sloparts said 2288 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I love the opening strains,
and then gets seriously good Richard. I can almost feel myself floating amongst the clouds, feeling the air as I dip and swirl through the sky.

Very relaxing my friend, thanks for posting it.

Ed
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rok41 said 2288 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Ikarus
Ambience at it's best Richard. I wish I could create this type of music, I just don't have the patience that it takes! Very nicely played and produced.
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RAVENS said 2288 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
Soaring
Wow, this is just perfect to listen to before heading to Dreamland. I was just going to sign off, glad I caught this first.

I must say, I rarely download, but this is definitely coming with me. Lovely composition.

RAVEN ;-)
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Elevator_Funk said 2288 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
...
I'd like to know what you were doing to make you forget recording something like this. I have suspicions. I really like this.

If I was Icarus, I probably wouldn't have done things any differently.
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H3nry said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
You caught an updraft.
Soaring, floating above it all. Glad you rediscovered and shared it.
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ShadowofNine said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Nice
Ambient work, free flight.....
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PeterB7858 said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Ikarus ascending
Sounds like he is having a fantastic time up there. Getting greater control as the flight develops. Great picture too. I was flying up there with him, following every turn. Glad it was his test run :-) Vivid imagery. Take care, Peter.
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ic42 said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
buoyed by the wind
floating on a thought, a dream, beginning to drift from reality into fantasy as the warnings are swamped by the suffocating beauty of the moment. The notes and sounds chose you well :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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scofugate said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Dreamland
This is so relaxing....perfect for the snow / ice we have been having here. I like the way this one was thought out and glued together.
Very Very Nice!!!
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Char said 2287 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
How flighty
..well not really, of you...to not even remember making the track. So, it may have been a happy accident, unlike Icarus' unhappy excursion. I love the artwork as it is perfect to give a visual to the sense of flight, freedom and lightness of spirit. Quite a lovely flight of fancy, Richard. Enjoyed, for sure. Thanks.
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dantimmermans said 2286 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
beautiful work
I really like this, Richard. It's so delicate but foreboding. further proof that I need new headphones - that rumble in the low freqs is delicious.
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lilmom said 2286 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
What a treat!
Just made to order to calm the mind from the typical rush and stress of the final week before Christmas. This is a beauty!
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Ex_Silentio said 2286 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Suspended
above the clouds. Very delicate piece of work. Restrained, serene. All is right with the world down below, for a moment.
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papag said 2286 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Tranced me out
I like the flow of the piece and will definitely have it in my headphones later today.

Thanks for the dl :)
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ronshalita said 2285 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Nice
Hey Richard.. just dropped on by for a little Ambiance .. thank you on this Dark EARLY RAINY morning in SoCal... sound great with the ear buds in
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lengold said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
That was
a lovely relaxing respite from slipping around in the snow.
Cheers
Len

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magnatone said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Ikarus
Hi Rich - this is fabulous - it soars, floats - ethereal beauty. gorgeous work - thank you!
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Ephemeral
Peaceful, full of wonder, and cool. This is almost what I hear in my mind while I stare out the window of a plane. Gorgeous.
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alackbass said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Ikarus
Impressive in its beautiful simplicity!
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crissew said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
relaxing
I love tranquil pieces like this. Great picture for the song too. Warm sounds, amazing what you can do with garageband. very nice!
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egobandit said 2284 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
floats
The synth that swells from time to time really sets this off for me, relaxing and calming Thanks I needed that!
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Jarvoid said 2283 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
This is a very
soothing and restful piece whilst being quite exhilirating at the same time.Restful in the dynamics of the piece ,the different tones being almost sonorous and drowsy.Exhilirating because you can imagine the great loops and spirals this guy is performing and then just watching his own shadow racing ahead of himself across a smooth sunspeckles sea.

Ah heck I know what I mean.80)


Jarvoid.

Have a merry Christmas.
DWL said 2282 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Perfectly titled
and perfectly done. Lovely work.

Happy Christmas!

Cheers

Dick
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thoddi said 2279 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
soundscape
You've created a soundscape with powerful energy. Perfect for the image you've added to the piece here... Just what it would sound like - gliding trough the air, way up high.
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VicDiesel said 2275 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
blue skies
A wonderfully restful piece. Thanks.
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composerclark said 2275 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Thank you
for posting such ethereal, calm, soothing, spiritual music. Balm for the soul; very beautiful.
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timothydevine2 said 2236 days ago (February 6th, 2011)
did you ever here
Icarus by Ralph Towner
many versions of it its a clasic
My fav is Ralph and Gary Burton
acoustic guitar and vibs
this is very cool and relaxing
thanks for sharing
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Philip18 said 2078 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
Imagine
I can imagine being up in the air and looking down as I glide . Purposeful peace prevails. Very enjoyable music!
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