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Moonset


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Ex_Silentio

 Genre: Ambient

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My pal Reggie Pole (or whatever he calls himself these days) gave me some of the backing synth tracks for a tune he has been working on forever. I stretched them out and made them into this ambient piece about the Moon. Reggie was aghast. All he had to say was, "What, no drums?!" Well, can't please everybody. I hope you like it anyway.

My goal was to normalize to 0.0 dB, but I give up for now. It's maxed at -3.0, but the light blue part on the Audacity display looks fairly fat (that's technical talk, eh?). Bloody synths. If it's not loud enough, please let me know. Any other comments, criticisms, or advice are always welcomed. It's a learning experience.
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Uploaded: Jul 23, 2012 - 06:52:07 PM
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2012 - 06:52:07 PM Last Played: Mar 25, 2017 - 02:43:13 PM
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Char said 1706 days ago (July 23rd, 2012)
Ex,
for extremely beautiful. Nice to find that Reggie is gone but not forgotten. I could listen to angels clarions forever. Music to explore the innocent desires of the mind: peace, contentment, belonging and perhaps, love. Drums would've brought a little violence to this gentle piece. Good call.
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Ex_Silentio said 1705 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Hi, Char
Yes, drums just wouldn't do here, although there is a tempo. Not exactly a toe-tapper, this one. In the meantime, Reggie plots his return. O, rue the day. Thanks for the generous comments.
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davajonah said 1706 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Well now
Without even listening all the way through, I've DLed this. I know I will like it! Opened the file in Audacity and upped the volume by 3dB without any clipping! There're a couple of peaks on the left track around the 2.30 mark which you could get rid of with a limiter, so I guess you could get another dB too if you really wanted. However, why bother? I have a volume knob here you know.

Anyway, the music is gorgeous and has your trademark sound. I'm loving the key change and swirls around the 5 minutes mark. Beautiful. It will join the others, thanks.
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Ex_Silentio said 1705 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Hi, Dave
Thanks for the analysis. Believe me, I said to myself many times, "I wish I could just send this off to davajonah and let him fix it." Ah, but a belated revelation to me is that the technical aspects are often more than half the battle in this genre. I didn't really appreciate that until recently. Must ... learn ... more.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1706 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
moonset
cool soundscaping. nice build up of sound and tone. cheers graham
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Ex_Silentio said 1705 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Hi, Graham
Thanks so much for coming by. Much appreciation.
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Henke said 1706 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Hey
Nice to hear from you again. This sounds real nice too. Towards the end where there are some quicker notes it's fairly noticeable that it is a stretched song, sounds a bit "unnatural" in places if you start to think about it. However, in the slower sweeping parts it's plain beauty and very "spacey". (Reminded me a little of Vangelis' album Invisible Connections, originally published on Deutsche Grammofon (?) to make it sound better on their higher quality LP's.)

I wouldn't bother with normalization either - this is ambient don't you know ;-)

Thanks and take care,
Henke
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Ex_Silentio said 1705 days ago (July 24th, 2012)
Henke, my good man
I lurk about from time to time ... in part to see if you've posted anything new. I know what you mean about the "unnatural" sound. Thing is, I haven't decided whether or not that's a bad thing. Mulling this over. Anyway, thanks for that comment. I always count on you for pointing out possible issues. Normalization ... yes, point taken. (It still bugs me, though.) Thanks!
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aRcTip said 1705 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Moonset
Very nice sounding ambient piece. Moody and peaceful at the same time. Sounds good in my headphones.
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Ex_Silentio said 1699 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Ms. Tip
Thanks for listening. And thanks for the nice words on the sound quality. It was a bear to mix, and I didn't really achieve anything near what I would call "finished," but I had to give up at some point.
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PatriciaGirl said 1704 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Lunaset
wonderful and sonorous. 4:48 for the beginning of a mood change-was nice. Great piece to drift too :)

Thanks for sharing this!
pg
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Ex_Silentio said 1699 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Hi, Patricia
Much appreciated. "Sonorous" ... mmm ... I like that.
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Reinholt56 said 1704 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Hi Duane....
I like this piece. It is a great piece to listen to without anything else on my mind. I can then try and follow the nuances of the mix. Paulstretch is a musical beast that I have played with from time to time but was never happy with the resultant mixes (over an hour long and never bothered to listen all the way through). This variation though is excellent.

Take care.

Paul
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Ex_Silentio said 1699 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Hi, Paul
Good to hear from you. Taking a break? Yeah, that Paulstretch is just a new toy for me, and I have no idea what I'm doing with it yet. Just experimenting.
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Mosaica said 1698 days ago (August 1st, 2012)
Moonset
I definitely feel like I've been on a cosmic journey. Contemplative and majestic.
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Ex_Silentio said 1681 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Mosaica
Thank you very much for listening and commenting.
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Narad said 1681 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Moonset
Veyy, very nice work ! Your music is always inspiring for me !!!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing with us !!!!!!!!! ! :)
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Ex_Silentio said 1672 days ago (August 27th, 2012)
Hi Harald
Thank you, sir. I don't deserve that compliment, but I will accept it gratefully.
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paul f. page said 1664 days ago (September 3rd, 2012)
You've got the moon...
DOWN. I like the pace of your chord changes and additions of instruments, all slow and measured and very effectively paced. It's a long number, but, then, the trip would be a long one, too. Neil Armstrong would, no doubt, approve of your perspective. Cool (and relaxing) track.
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Ex_Silentio said 1647 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
The Moon is Down
Thanks, Paul.
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kassia said 1641 days ago (September 27th, 2012)
just...
what to say? just...hypnotic. can't wait to get home and listen on headphones. even on my crappy desktop speakers this is mesmerizing. very much works with the imagery of the title. ambient is such an art to me, such a talent. and you are so good at it. i've been totally taken in by Craig Padilla's "Vostok" recently and his ability (imho) to perfectly capture the feel of antarctic chill. in the same way, you have eeringly (is that a word?) created a moonset. thank you.
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Doug Somers said 1623 days ago (October 14th, 2012)
Beyond Atmospheric
What a treat. I love the choir like synth and the patient exposition as this piece floats by. The interplay of parts and their slow evolution as they whirl about each other in zero G is perfect. What is cool though is that there are faster melodic lines here and there, and later in the piece that give the piece more structure and direction as a contrast to the floaty bits. Really am into that synth sound at 5:57 and the other places it shows up. Could the piece be longer? - well I for one would sit attentively if you were ever to release a longer 'director's cut' version. For now though I am more than satisfied with what I heard. Dloaded with thanks,
Doug

PS - no drums - no problem. We get our fill of great drum tracks on Reggie's or Les' sites.
PPS - don't ever stop making great music like this. Thanks in advance for your next opus.
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richard13 said 1442 days ago (April 14th, 2013)
I missed this earlier
but I'm really happy to have found it now. Listened to an enjoyable 6 plus minutes and took a personal copy; thank you.
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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