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Drifting (variant b)


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Doug Somers

 Genre: Ambient

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Description
Imagine an asteroid with its tiny moon drifting slowly in the black void of space. It tumbles slowly toward you like a grey, pock-marked potato. At its closest approach, just for an instant you see the little moon rise above the edge of the rock, it's ragged shape catching a glint of sunlight before the pair roll off into the inky darkness.

Now close your eyes and have a listen.....
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Hits: 3148
Comments: 16
Fans: 6
Plays: 76
Downloads: 119
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Sep 24, 2007 - 01:29:46 AM
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2007 - 12:09:42 PM Last Played: Mar 02, 2019 - 06:15:13 PM
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Comments
peacepiano said 4284 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Interesting
Interesting piece. Sounds more ambient than new age to me. As an ambient piece I like it a lot.

Thanks
Bill
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Doug Somers said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks Bill
Appreciate your having a listen and the supportive comments. I have a tough time with some genre classifications and am certainly open to changing it. I guess I was classifying this piece based on a catch-all 'new age' category I was familiar with years ago that has since since split into a number of sub-genres.
Glad you liked it.
Keep well,
Doug
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Diviner said 4284 days ago (September 24th, 2007)
Nice
I like the space sounds and the imagery suits the track. Its a really nice track to listen to. A lovely gentle tune that just meanders softly. Well done.
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Doug Somers said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
wow
Powerful commentary! Thanks so much!

This was a tune that I have had played in a much simpler form on my Roland from at least 10 years ago. Now with GB I can add the extra synths and achieve a more complete effect. I may still record the minimalist version as well - we shall see.
Cheers,
Doug
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Bowman said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Wonderful atmosphere Doug.
As your description says it's quite contemplative. I love music that transports us and this certainly did that for me. It also has a touch of the cold and dangerous which true space truly is.
Best,
Charlie

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Doug Somers said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
Thanks for the listen!
I really appreciate your comments and am glad that the sensations I was trying to evoke came across. As I was saying to diviner, this is a variant of old music written about Ceres, but the inspiration to finally record it came from listening to your Cold Dreams 2, which I find to be music that totally takes me to another place.
Keep well,
Doug
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said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I can see it
The asteriod just floating, drifting... I like the electric sounding echos nice use of the synth!
Doug Somers said 4283 days ago (September 25th, 2007)
I'm really
glad that the imagery works for you! Thanks for listening and making the time to comment.
Be well,
Doug


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Moviz said 4282 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
It
really does work with that imagery. Very descriptive of space and the massive-ness of it all, but it's also excellent meditation music too. I love what you done with this, regards M
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Doug Somers said 4282 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
Great to hear from you
Thanks for the comments, and I'm glad you liked it.
Be well,
Doug
Check out my latest song called Western Stranger
drakonis said 4276 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
ambi... something
This is very nice, dreamy... and the synthy sparkly aspects do give it a bit of a sci-fi/space feel. I like the swooshing that goes by from time to time, that did feel like a moon going by. One thing I felt was missing though, was more bass. In space, everything is big and ponderous... so I kept wanting a big deep throbbing or droning synth to slowly wax and wane across the piece as the asteroid's gravity is impressed upon me and slowly passes by. Quite pleasing orchestration & satisfying chords, I like it!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Doug Somers said 4276 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Thanks for the
comments and specific suggestions for improvement! I'm glad you liked the piece. I have had a few other ideas bouncing around for this as well and decided with your comment I now have a reason to do a remix. The new 'weighty bottom ended' work is subtitled Variant d and is now posted.

Thanks again, and keep well!
Doug
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Heightened said 4078 days ago (April 18th, 2008)
In the famous words of Homer Simpson,
Mmm....asssterooid. Slurp slurp.

This is a solid piece of ambient. Enjoyed very much. Thank you!
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Doug Somers said 3669 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
How did I miss this comment?
Thanks Heightened. I love your own work with a space theme too!

Take care,
Doug
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Giusepppe said 3671 days ago (May 29th, 2009)
Great depth
Great depth, memories of music for airports of brian eno
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Doug Somers said 3669 days ago (May 31st, 2009)
Thanks G
Will have to check out that work by Eno. Appreciate your comments!

Doug
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Name: Doug Somers
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada
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I make music for pleasure, usually using a computer to create soundscapes around all kinds of music. I used to jam with a local celtic group, playing bodhran and 12 string guitar, but I find that my technical and live performance skills fall short o... [see more]

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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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