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This is a song i have been working on for a little while. I have reached a stage with it, where I am a little stumped about how to continue. It does not feel finished yet. I really would appreciate some feedback and ideas on how to continue with this. Which is why i have uploaded it.

I used Kontakt 2 for the Strings/Horns/Flutes and Timpani. The Guitars were done with Guitar rig. T-Racks was used for my mastering.
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Uploaded: Oct 10, 2005 - 12:16:07 PM
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2005 - 06:57:03 PM Last Played: Aug 04, 2019 - 03:08:18 AM
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said 5059 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
I am not the guy...
to ask about where to go with this. But you have made a great start
to this symphonic piece. Great potential. Tom Attwood and Cameron
are two (right off the top of my head) that would most likely have
valuable input. Also Alimar. Heck... everybody but me!

Obb, I do this this. It is very intesesting, foreboding mood slowly
building. Your varied instrumentation is well chosen. And the move
into the more "rock" section is a winner section. If you end up keeping
this way it is, it is still quite a piece of music.

said 5058 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Powerful mood song
Great foundation. Can also be categorized under World music and
Classical. Simply needs an additional polyphonic voice to tie it all
together and reduce some of the repetition. I want to hear a theme or
melody emerge. Some very nice things happening here. Great sound
spectrum. Men in shredded khaki pants, no shirts, singing "wrangle the
storm" in five part harmony?
thetiler said 5058 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
Like the feel of this
Maybe a higher pitched guitar sound not just in arpeggiated form but
some nice melodic form to rise above the back round. It seems to do just
that in the rock section. You have some terriic ideas. Especially in the rock
section with that beat.

This to me is the best one I've heard you do, or should I say my fav of
yours that iv'e heard.

Good going indeed! Nice work, keep it going!!!!

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said 5058 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
cool going
nice atmosphere and feel.
I liked your guitar parts but was not to excited about
the horn sounds in there, just my taste I guess.
You should maybe expand the part when the guitars( dist) kick in
with some more exciting progressions and have some wild synth or
guitar lines going on.
I think vocals might work well with the song.
Good piece to work with and expand.

stevec said 5058 days ago (October 11th, 2005)
very cool
i really like all the instruments you have, the song has a great sound. can't say where to go from here, but i thought it was a complete musical journey. not sure if it's a vocal piece or not - works pretty well for me as an instrumental. thanks for sharing.
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mtriviso said 5057 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
Protracted Opening
I give up on you people!

This is has the most pretentious, protracted opening that drags you screaming into some really cool shit right around 4:28 seconds. I would say a protracted opening begs for a shocking end. Like maybe the arrival of the storm?
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cjhoose said 5055 days ago (October 14th, 2005)
Love the harp at the beginning. And the timpani. Right where the
distortion guitar comes in it could be more dramatic - think heavy
metal blast-your-head-off sound! Otherwise, gorgeous. Feels like it
could continue to grow into a symphonic piece.
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drumgodvirtuoso said 5045 days ago (October 24th, 2005)
great ideas. needs to progress a little faster me thinks.
even pink floyd was a little faster with the movements.
but overall, GREAT MUSICIANSHIP!!!!!!!
lovin' it.
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shinyahashimoto said 4771 days ago (July 25th, 2006)
I only have one question..
said 4372 days ago (August 28th, 2007)
I agree 110% ! TX

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said 4680 days ago (October 24th, 2006)
I'm reading the comments as I listen
which I shouldn't do, but I couldn't help myself.
I was working on a piece the other day that, as I was outlining the parts
and setting up the song file, I realized the intro would still be going on
3 minutes into the song.
I''m relatively slow and deliberate in general and enjoy sound for its
own sake (and my songs generally meander, so take my comment with
a grain of salt). I looked at the song file and asked myself, what am I
trying to convey to the audience? If it's a particular melody (in this case
it was) rather than a mood/sound, I should get to the melody sooner,
because most people won;t have the patience.
However, I note the title of this piece - the gathering storm - and in
this case the gathering of the storm is longer than the storm itself -
which is fine - if that's the intent.
Sorry ... went on there a bit (and changed my login session to an
account you might be familiar with). The playing is excellent
throughout, the horn was unexpected (but welcome). The horn gave
the song almost a Spanish flair for a moment.
Only audio production note I have is that I heard some odd distortion
around the horn (maybe some percussion behind the horn?) in my
headphones. It could be my headphones.
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