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Quintessence


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Symphony101

 Genre: New Age

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The title of the song and a major part of the composition are inspired from the below definition I came across a while ago.


Quintessence (physics)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In physics, quintessence is a hypothetical form of dark energy postulated as an explanation of observations of an accelerating universe.

Found it quite interesting and intriguing enough, to make it as my inspiration point.


Working on this song, and specially the mixing part hasn't been easy. It took quite a while and I had to start over quite a few times with mixing (and I think I still haven't reached the point I intended with it). I also made some more significant changes in the composition of this song. So this has been quite a struggle. It's not perfect, but I'm happy to get rid of it :-)

Accelerating universe, well, this is the mystical part of the story - always good to find something to create music ...

Though, the really scary thing is what we see around us everyday ... The nature and its resources, the moral values and the whole society on every level, that are falling apart ...

Compared to that, the Mayan calendar seems much less terrifying ...


I'd like to thank Chris(Kicbal) and Dick (DWL) for having a listen on the previous versions of the song, and providing very helpful input.
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Hits: 1729
Comments: 43
Fans: 21
Plays: 107
Downloads: 40
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Dec 15, 2012 - 07:07:08 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:30:28 AM Last Played: Aug 26, 2017 - 10:44:17 AM
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Comments
alackbass said 1771 days ago (December 15th, 2012)
Quintessence
This "piece" is far more than just a "song." Impressive in its complexity. You bring together elements of orchestral and progressive rock music. Great mood changes. I love your use of the brass and percussion. You've been busy!
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you Andrew
That thing really kept me busy and at times, made me go crazy too :-) Many thanks for your support as always.
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Loob said 1771 days ago (December 15th, 2012)
Classical Tech
Works well Yves! Man your mixes are really improving! I really like this! Well done!
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Hey Freddy
I'm learning a lot from you about mixing - even though you may not be aware :-) Thank you so much my friend !
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Vic Holman said 1771 days ago (December 15th, 2012)
Quintessence
excellent piece yves. very dramatic. plus your mixing here is top notch, great clarity and presence. i am impressed.
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you Vic
I'm just getting ready for the next mix I need to do :-) And I really need to get it right :-)
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jiguma said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Great mix Yves
Lovely sounds and very nicely arranged. Like it!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much Neil
for your kind support. And congrats for your new CD !
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michaeljayklein said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Brilliant...
...yes it is Yves; I found this an incredibly exhilarating experience; it is magnificent. Congratulations to you sir for a very stunning work. And before I leave Yves, I am wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. You take care now! Michael
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much Michael
and I wish you too, a wonderful X-mas period and a Healthy Happy New Year. Many thanks for your support and friendship !
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Skean said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
WOW
What super mix you've done, this is great filled with drama and airy, your own orchestra.
Thanks for sharing.
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Hey Kenta
Thank you so much man ! It drove me crazy at times and honestly, posting it I was really anxious. Many thanks for reassurance and your kind support !
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Reinholt56 said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Hi.....
This mix takes me on an imaginary journey and so does the job very well.

Your orchestration and arranging are well executed.

I've downloaded the mix for further listening pleasure.

Take care.

Paul
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much
I'm truly humbled by your comment and knowing this song is downloaded is feels like the greatest compliment. Many thanks for your kind support.
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DWL said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Epic Yves!
Wow, this has come on somewhat!

I really like what you've done with it. The intro section is excellent with great use of percussion.

Plenty of textural changes which work really well.

It's a mini opera all by itself :-)

Great work!

Cheers

Dick
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much Dick !
I'm grateful for your kind help and support. And many thanks for listening to the previous version. I hesitated long time to post the song but eventually just went ahead with it, but wanted to make it more musical than effect driven.
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gadzooks said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Quintessence
The work you put into this really shows. It's an impressive composition ... love the crossover genre's and the sense of drama contrasting against moments of complete tranquility. It's so hard to hear what you have remixed objectively after being so close to something. From an outsider listening in it is very well done!
SG
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much Stan
I totally agree and this version even, sounded to me like crap. I posted it only because I knew I was getting to my skills' limit. Your thumbs up on the mix is a great compliment to me, as the quality of your works has been a great inspiration to me.
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SmokeyVW said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
magnificent
this is magnificent! lots of nice details, melody lines, instrumentation

thank you
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Thank you so much Bill !
Many thanks for your kind comment. I wasn't really in a hurry with this song, so it really took a very long time, even for me to understand, what I want to do with it.
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Bowman said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Fabulous work Yves.
A whirlwind of moods beautifully put together. Top notch my friend.
Cheers and best wishes for the New Year,
Charlie
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Hey Charlie !
Many thanks sir, for your time to check this. Best wishes for 2013 !
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richard13 said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Superb!
I think this may be the quintessence of excellence, Yves: a superb listen. Everything about it is fine. I can understand how you had trouble mixing this with the multiple sounds and textures and the wide dynamic range. To my old ears I'd say you tamed the beast exceptionally well.
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Many thanks Richard !
I must say it's a huge relief to see the acceptance on the mix area in particular. I was still in doubt, even now, if it sounded OK. I just knew I couldn't do better than what there is, and this is why I just posted it :-)

Many thanks again for your kind comment.
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Narad said 1771 days ago (December 16th, 2012)
Quintessence
One of your best !!! Congratulations !
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Symphony101 said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Hi Harald !
Many many thanks sir, for your very kind comment and support !
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Doug Somers said 1770 days ago (December 17th, 2012)
Magnifique
I got about 30 seconds in and thought I'd have to download this one for sure. I love these kind of grand electronic/symphonic crossovers and you have completely nailed this one Yves. The variation throughout is thoughtful and I find that each section moves beautifully into the next one. The slow section is such a lovely rest after the energy of the preceding sections - a chance to breathe in the grandeur of space. You build up energy in a very organic way that just feels right (and at the same time I realise is hard to do!!). A fine sounding selection of tones to make this come to life. Clearly you have worked diligently on bringing forth something that is quite significant for you, and as a result now is significant for us too.

I'm quite blown away at the same time as being entranced.

Bravo!!

Doug
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Symphony101 said 1769 days ago (December 18th, 2012)
Thank you Doug !
I really appreciate your kind and insightful comments sir, many thanks !
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Jarvoid said 1768 days ago (December 19th, 2012)
Orchestral magnificence on a
grand scale.....very pacy and punchy.....quite a ride......super cool.....and then a breather,no less dramatic though..........what a rush....super stuff download ....

Cheers
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Symphony101 said 1767 days ago (December 19th, 2012)
Hey Jarvo
Thank you very much for taking time to check this. And a download is the best of compliments, many thanks again !
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Kicbal said 1766 days ago (December 20th, 2012)
Indeed!
Thanks for letting me get an early listen. I'm glad my few (minor) suggestions helped. It's been a while since I listened to your rough mix, so I forget what that sounded like exactly, but this sounds expertly done to my ears. Love the changes and the movements. I think the drums a hitting a bit harder now which helps to propel things along. You've come along way from some of your first posts. Lots of depth and emotion in the music plus lots of technical skill being applied to further benefit the effort.
Very nice stuff Yves! Could this be the 1st movement in a trilogy!?! Might be a fun.
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Symphony101 said 1764 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
Hey Chris,
many thanks sir, for your time to listen and also for your insights, which were very helpful.

The trilogy idea is very interesting ! I'll think about it.

Cheers
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Henke said 1765 days ago (December 21st, 2012)
Thanks
I liked this a lot, much work paid off well. Thanks for the download.

Take care,
Henke
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Symphony101 said 1764 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
Many thanks Henke !
For your very kind comment and for your time to check this song.
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TennesseeVic said 1764 days ago (December 22nd, 2012)
Quintessential
The grandeur of this tune reminds me of the great Smoky Mountains which rise up behind my modest 40 acres. Maybe if I play the more brisk parts of this tune to my humble mule she will trot faster on our way back from the commissary, and if I play it to my ox the plowing will be done quicker.
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Symphony101 said 1764 days ago (December 23rd, 2012)
Hey Vic
Many thanks for your time to listen and for your kind comment. If you do your plans, you'll have to make special earplugs for the mule and the ox :-)

Many thanks again.
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Mike_Lynn said 1737 days ago (January 19th, 2013)
Great Orchestration
Beautiful & detailed arrangement. Great blend of voices (instruments. Love the layerings.
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Symphony101 said 1737 days ago (January 19th, 2013)
Hey Mike,
thank you very much for your kind comment
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Char said 1721 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
This sucker
moves along at warp speed, whatever that is. Holy string beans, batman...that is some uber ritzy organ music (I think it's an organ). Fabulous movements in the piece. Is that you playing the piano?
C'est merveilleux. Vous devriez être très fiers de votre capacité à plier ces choses à votre volonté. Hopefully, most of this makes sense.
Yves! Wow! Merci.
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PaulaMunk said 1721 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Yves, Yves, Yves!
Loin de "merde". Allez, mec. Merci, ami.

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Demeter7 said 1721 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
FYI...
J'ai joué trois fois. C'est magnifique! Merci.
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Demeter7 said 1721 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
J'ai menti.
J'ai joué cinq fois. Je suis excité par la lumière que vous ne vous cachez pas sous le boisseau. Exquise! Fun! Merci tellement beaucoup.
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Symphony101 said 1720 days ago (February 5th, 2013)
Merci beaucoup Char !
Comme je disais dans mon email, je me demande si je dois aimer cette chanson ou la détester :-)
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