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Wakamatsu Park


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Omnisphere again. Short ambient tune, that I thought it had a sort of Japanese feel, so It's named it after a park in Kobe. My son's idea - he's out in Japan at the moment, living near to Kobe. So when we go to visit him in July, I shall take an early morning stroll in Wakamatsu Park, with my iPod, and see how close I was!

It's hurt me to do this. In fact, most of it was made standing up. My back is injured at the moment and sitting down is rather painful. :(

Thanks for stopping by!

Well I've now been there! Not really very zen-like, as I had thought it might be, more of a concrete square in the midst of a shopping mall. But I did listen to the tune, standing beneath a lifesized statue of "Tetsujin", (Ironman 28; a famous Japanese manga superhero, 18 meters high), which is situated at one side of the square. This was the area of Kobe hardest hit by the earthquake which destroyed the city in 1995, and the statue was erected to commemorate this. Very Japanese and very cool!

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Here I am in Wakamatsu Park, standing beneath Tetsujin Go 28, listening to Wakamatsu Park on my iPod!
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Hits: 2909
Comments: 30
Fans: 28
Plays: 203
Downloads: 42
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Jun 06, 2011 - 04:05:49 PM
Last Updated: Feb 22, 2013 - 07:12:10 AM Last Played: Mar 18, 2017 - 09:11:07 PM
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Hardware:
Computer, keyboard and mouse, power lead, USB hub, a keyboard that looks like a piano, external HD, another power lead, USB cables [x2], speakers [x2] plus yet more power leads, [x2] cables to connect the speakers to the computer, [x2] and headphones [various] for mix testing. Hope I haven't forgotten anything.
Software:
Magical noise making stuff.
Comments
Reinholt56 said 2182 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Hi Dave.....
Hope your back gets better soon!!

The piece is beautiful, tranquil, peaceful, Zen-like, meditational and immediately grabbed my attention.

The pads are to die for as well as the bell/gong sounds. Omnisphere is a beast you seemed to have tamed somewhat. I'm still fighting it. The outro, with the double-speed instrument made the mix perfect for me.

Hope you enjoy the trip in July.

Take care.

Paul
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aRcTip said 2182 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Bass
Very good...as usual! I particularly like the bass, both melody/sound. Is that Omnisphere too?

And I feel your back-pain, experiencing similar condition myself at the moment.
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KCsGROOVE said 2182 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
in the park
Cool ambient piece
That bass is very nice indeed.
Sounded really good on headphones, very nice mood
Take care with your back, Dave
KC
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mvh9591 said 2182 days ago (June 7th, 2011)
Nice___
Omnisphere must be a very nice toy to play with. Sounds great. Enjoy your trip and hope your back gets to feeling better.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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H3nry said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Omni Sphere all round good.
Whatever it may be, you're making great soundscapes with it. D/L'd.
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Soundhound said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Cool Track.....
Kinda laid back, just the stuff you need for a Bad Back nothing to fast.....
Very peaceful in every way.....

Well done.....
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Narad said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Wakamatsu Park
Very soothing and peaceful tune with a real japanese feel.
Excellent production ! Bravo ! :)
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jiguma said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Maybe we could start a club!
I'm just coming out of a bad back period too.
As usual with your stuff, this sounds so rich and accessible.
Great post!
Neil
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Philip18 said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Rich sound
Yes, the melody line and the instrumentation does give it an oriental feel. It certainly does create a mood of serenity and relaxation. Beautifully done!
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gadzooks said 2181 days ago (June 8th, 2011)
Calming
This is a real nice piece ... calming. Great ambience to start my day.
SG
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davisamerica said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Dave
Creativity was not meant to be that kinda of painful... hope the back heals soon. Lush and a beauty. I am digging the Omnisphere.
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Henke said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
Wowsa
Great track, really sweet. Nice subtle hints towards the Japanese without getting obvious. As relaxing as strolling through that(?) or any nice park I guess, and here by my own computer I don't even have to be annoyed by the crowd or irritating insects etc :-)

Hope your back gets better soon.

Best wishes and many thanks for posting this beautiful piece,

Henke
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hackneybloke said 2179 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
wakamatsu
love the bassline underneath everything....really warm and enveloping. cool transition into the eastern sounds...and that bass line still ties everything together nicely. oh yeah...love that bass. reminds me of early ninjatune stuff. 2.32...nice sustain then fade on the string...although i was expecting a new departure here. minor nit....this is a really chilled trip. love the fade echo on the bells at the end.
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davajonah said 2178 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
One big thank you!
Cheers everyone. [This is in case anyone looks back] All your comments are very much appreciated.
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alackbass said 2178 days ago (June 11th, 2011)
Wakamatsu Park
I'm with others who commented on the bass line and tone. Well done. But the eastern percussion instruments are what really do it for me. Many have almost a wind chime quality that give this the atmosphere of a stroll through an oriental garden.
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SISTERS said 2177 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
aaaaaaaaaaah
gently powerful!
quite a lovely wash of sonic richness.
thank you!
anne
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PeterB7858 said 2177 days ago (June 12th, 2011)
Evocative
Hi Dave. Hard to think you were in pain whilst producing this. It is so calming. The piece certainly evoked memories of my trip to Japan.
Much enjoyed. Take care, Peter.
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papag said 2172 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Yep, has the mood
I get the feel you describe above. I was able to get out of my head a bit and just float with the music, especially the bell section after 2:15

thanks for the download :)
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magnatone said 2172 days ago (June 17th, 2011)
Wakamatsu Park
Hi Dave - how did i miss this last week??? this film you put together is just FABULOUS, i watched on the full screen - wonderful! your ambient sound track is rich and deep and will be PERFECT to add to my "go to sleep music". those bells go straight to my heart! i hope your back gets better soon, thanks for this gift!
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Diviner said 2171 days ago (June 18th, 2011)
L:ovely
Very cool sounds that do give a sense of drofting around. Photos look very nice and go well with the music. Nice one Dave
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Doug Somers said 2168 days ago (June 21st, 2011)
Awash in the flowing stream of sound
I close my eyes and let the currents wash over and through me. This is sublime Dave. I hope that your own composition can perform some musical therapy on your poor back. Back injuries are so nasty since they show us how much of mobility we take for granted.

Many thanks for the dload.

Be well,
Doug
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Ex_Silentio said 2166 days ago (June 23rd, 2011)
Kite flying
Magical. Love it. You and the Omnisphere make a great pair. Enjoyed the kite show as well. Thank you for that.
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desakota said 2164 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
ありがとうございます
Arigatou gozaimasu - thanks very much. Relaxing vibe that does indeed have a Japanese tinge to it. I'm nicely mellowed out now - thanks!
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igorbass said 2164 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
cool
sound! And wonderful pictures.Love the dynamics.

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tf10music said 2164 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
this buildup
was so lulling. It kind of swept me off into a space within my own head -- something only the best ambient music does for me. Cheers!
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VicDiesel said 2163 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Sense of space
I loved the parks and shrines in Japan, for as far as I've seen them. They have a sense of space unlike most of what I've experienced in the west. Your music also has a great sense of space. (Though in the beginning I was thinking maybe a bit much emphasis on low mid.)
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SunD3viL said 2150 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Ahhhhhh Tranquility...
Putting this track on next time I'm stressed for sure...

In agreement with most here, the bass is superb. Love the tone. Feels like it could be an intro to Death Cab for Cutie's, " I Will Possess Your Heart". If you haven't heard it I STRONGLY suggest listening to it, very similar to this track's mood. Well Done!
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Moviz said 2141 days ago (July 18th, 2011)
Beautiful
melodic and atmospheric piece Dave..... very meditative I must say with it's open, airy/spacious feel.... lovely work.... just sorry i was so late coming here,(great photo's by the way), regards M
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lengold said 2133 days ago (July 26th, 2011)
Noticed on
Facebook that you are actually in Japan at the moment. Hope you are having a great time and that your back is feeling better.
Amazing kites and gorgeous music.
Cheers
Len

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say said 750 days ago (May 9th, 2015)
Wakamatsu park
It does have some Japanese influences, nice mix & very relaxing/meditative....it'll be on replay thankyou !
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