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Salve


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Haven't posted a tune in months! Here's one then. Not strictly speaking ambient, though there are ambient elements. Is there such a genre as "Electronic Classical", I wonder?

Anyway, This one comes in at just under 7 minutes. There are 10 tracks altogether: 5 Omnisphere, 2 Dimension, 1 Zebra 2 and 1 Rapture. There's also a percussion track to which I've added a little Space Designer setting. Hope you might listen, maybe even like!
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Hits: 2627
Comments: 35
Fans: 17
Plays: 103
Downloads: 63
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 05, 2011 - 07:30:57 AM
Last Updated: Apr 05, 2011 - 07:30:57 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 12:08:29 AM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac, Korg Nanokey, Rokit 5s, back-brace, spectacles.
Software:
Logic Pro, Omnisphere, Rapture, Dimension and Zebra softsynths.
Comments
kingbee said 2273 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
filmic
maybe could have gone in the 'soundtracks' genre..if you had a film in mind.
Really good use of sounds and the 'motif' running through the song really carries it on ( didn't feel like 7 mins).
Drums were a good choice and in just right for this piece.
Brilliant, lovely piece of music
cheers
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davajonah said 2273 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Filmic?!
I like that. Thanks for your kind comments. :-)
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Narad said 2273 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Salve
Very nice track ! Much enjoyed the listen !!! :)
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davajonah said 2273 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Thanks Harald
I'm glad you liked this. Lots of Omnisphere in here!
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magnatone said 2273 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Salve
Hi Dave - long time no see! I got excited seeing a new track from you and wasn't disappointed! this really didn't feel like 7 minutes, and kingbee might have a point that it could be appropriately listed under cinematic soundtrack. i never know what genre to call things though, so i'm probably not the best judge on that. i DO know this is very beautifully manifest - i love your changes and moods - wonderful use of instrumentation and just a very well constructed piece of music - really love your use of percussion! great to hear from you
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davajonah said 2273 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
Yes, it's been ages indeed. Genres eh? Who needs them! The drums are very simple. Timpani setting run through the Space Designer. I think they work, but maybe in places get a bit fuzzy. Maybe I should tweak them some more. Thanks again!
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Henke said 2273 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
It is a nice listen
for sure. Quite meditative with a little more action towards the end. Although it may not be strictly ambient, it is often used for this kind of music, at least on MacJams.

I'm always looking forward to a new davajonah post, they are always a treat for my ambient heart. Hope you'll soon find the time to do some more.

Take care.

/Henke
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davajonah said 2273 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Henke
You're quite right, of course. I always look out for "ambient" when I look at the new music posted. Often, it is not, as you say. But it doesn't really matter I think.

Thanks, hope all is well with you!
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RAVENS said 2273 days ago (April 5th, 2011)
Lovely
Kind of has an oriental feel to it, how pretty. Stirs up a few different emotions in me. Suspenseful, mysterious, exciting, sad, relaxing. Whatever genre it is, I like it!

RAVEN ;-)
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davajonah said 2273 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Oriental?
That is often mentioned after I've posted a tune. I don't know why really. Maybe I have some ancient Eastern genes in me somewhere! I rarely attempt to do "oriental", some tunes seem to just end up that way. Anyway, no matter! I'll take your compliments with thanks!
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Soundhound said 2272 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Very Interesting.....
This is one of the best Electronic Ambient Classical's I've ever heard,
the dynamics the colours and movement are very, very well done....
Thanks I really enjoyed this......
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davajonah said 2271 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Thank you
Yes, we need some new genres! Your comments are very kind.
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PeterB7858 said 2272 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Listen -> Like
Hi Dave. I have listened and I do like. It made me think of being in a spaceship travelling through majestic galaxies. And all in only 7 minutes :-) Much enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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davajonah said 2271 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
I can't
do a 40 light year piece, sorry! I guess if you use synth sounds, they will often sound spacey. It wasn't really my intention for it to be so, but I'm pleased you listened and enjoyed. Thanks for you kind words!
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Honza said 2272 days ago (April 6th, 2011)
Salve
Amazing how you keep developing that motive creating nice ambient layers simply by changing sounds. I would definitely agree with soundtrack being mentioned here. Alltogether very enjoyable atmosphere with nice clear sounds. Thanks!

Cheers
Honza
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davajonah said 2271 days ago (April 7th, 2011)
Changing sounds
Yes, quite right. Gives a piece more interest, I think. But I've changed more than just the sounds. There is a motif running through, but with some subtle variation in notes.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked it and I thank you for stopping by to listen and for your kind comments. Cheers!
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smokey bacon jnr said 2270 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Lush
Lovely dreamy synth! What's great is that you kind of forget it's synth at all and just get lost in the waves of luscious sounds. Excellent!!!
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davajonah said 2269 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Thank you
That's really kind of you. I like to try and get organic sounds from the synths I use. Omnisphere is particularly good.

Next time I get to Bangor, btw [we go there fairly often!] I'll let you know and buy you a pint! How's that? ;)
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smokey bacon jnr said 2264 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
that
sounds good to me!
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papag said 2270 days ago (April 8th, 2011)
Primo pacing
This piece moves at an elegant pace with celestial melodies. Love it

thanks for the download :)
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davajonah said 2269 days ago (April 9th, 2011)
Thanks!
I like the sound of "celestial melodies"! I may just use that in my next track's info!!

Thanks again for stopping by and your kind comments.
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Ex_Silentio said 2268 days ago (April 10th, 2011)
Salve
Love that omnisphere. The deep bass burbling underneath sounds fantastic. It's very moody. It has an actual theme. Drama, tension, suspension. Yes, soundtrack material. I was just reading about the Game of Thrones series coming to HBO, and this would probably fit in there. Snow scene. But as you say, it doesn't really matter, since much of your music is genre-defying. Another excellent piece added to my davajonah collection.
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davajonah said 2268 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
Thank you
Funnily, the rumbling bass was made with the Dimension synth and not Omnisphere. I got the Cakewalk stuff, very cheaply, a few months ago, Dimension and Rapture. Recommend them too.

Anyway - many thanks once again, for your support!
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hackneybloke said 2268 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
salve
you weave a rich tapestry of sounds and ideas - excellent creation. yes, definitely a filmic 'discovery/awakening' kind of track. i immediately saw time-lapse photography of flowers opening and seedlings pushing up through the canopy (i watch far too much natural history on tv).

and the seven minutes was a perfect length....just long enough to infuse. the percussion worked perfectly.

cool track.
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davajonah said 2268 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
How kind!
Yes, it would be lovely to be given a film to work on wouldn't it? I see what you say too, and confess that I also like to watch the nature stuff. I'm generally much taken with the soundtracks, as well as the cinematography. There are some very talented musicians working away out there, complementing some incredible film work. We live in an amazing world, indeed we do.

Thanks once again. Your comments are very flattering.
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T_Being_esq said 2267 days ago (April 11th, 2011)
I like that
Very atmospheric. Has echoes of some of the early experimenters in the electronic music genre, Tomita and the like, which is why I hear 'electronic classical'.
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davajonah said 2266 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Thanks!
Compared to the great Isao Tomita! That's very kind of you! :) I recently downloaded some of his music [the vinyl I have is unplayable] and it's quite amazing how fresh it still sounds. He was a master, indeed, and such comparisons are flattering in the extreme. Thanks again!
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RochaMalhada said 2266 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
suspense
Dave, I felt as if holding my breath listening to this - Salve? OK, after 5:25 it's getting there :) perhaps that was the point.

nicely done, and the salve was the ending of it for me, when I let go my breath and relaxed. (actually, it's a bit like the cycle of holding your breath for an extended swim underwater)

Enjoyed, thanks!

. - Harold
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christopherpsly said 2262 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
Hi Dave
'Salve' really took hold of me. It has the most soothing and calming qualities and I love it!
You are truly talented and I am happy you are my friend...
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Komrade K said 2255 days ago (April 23rd, 2011)
Filmic
Maybe its the space in this piece and the way the melodies are allowed to breathe but in common with other comments I do find images/film scenes forming in my mind. And while there's a surface calm the rumblin' bass note and percussion create an underlying tension as if something very dramatic is going to happen...

It may be nearly 7 minutes long but it doesn't outstay its welcome!

KK


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thetiler said 2250 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Like the country steel guitar feel
effect to obtain an ambient feel in the beginning. Cool bass feel comin in.
Nice sounds, like the vibrato, kind of out of this world feel.

Thanks for sharing !
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gadzooks said 2250 days ago (April 28th, 2011)
Fantastic
I listened to this piece today with my headphones on. I love music that takes me away ... to another world, and this does. I wonder if it might be nice to end it with a something like you created at around 5.25 with a fade out. Music is so subjective and I'm sure you wanted to end with the melody line that carry's through.
Thanks for the listen. This is one I will hear again.
SG
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ic42 said 2245 days ago (May 3rd, 2011)
synapsmatic film scoring
I awaken to the soft rustling of wings. As my vision clears, the small firefly hovering near my hand seems to be built of nothing but shafts of light and pulsing wires. The world around me is artificially lit... no... everything glows from within... as if it is a forest of bioluminescence, neon plants and electrical creatures. Everything is pixellated and slightly out of focus. It is a kind of disconcerting beauty. Where am I?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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falcef said 2244 days ago (May 4th, 2011)
Salve
Salve is my saluto Italiano byebye in inglish. A song particolar and sound ok. Bye from Italy
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Doug Somers said 2225 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Heaven for synths
Ah, your patience in the piece's development again comes through so effectively here. This is a wonderful aural trip for us Dave. Your music really does carry one away into the land of colour and light.

I also like how you varied the tempo, which is not always something one hears in this type of music. At times it almost seems to breathe.

Congratulations and thanks for another dload.

Doug

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