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Dreaming of the Fells


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davajonah

 Genre: Ambient

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Sit back and relax 'cus it ain't rock and roll! Just under six minutes, slow and gentle. Sixteen tracks altogether, I've used the Albino and Zebra soft synths, with four tracks of "African Voices". No percussion. I haven't used the keyboard in this one, but have pencilled in most of the notes. Only one loop used, a harp thing.

"Fell" is an old Norse word meaning "mountain", hence "fells" are the mountainous parts of Northern England where the Vikings once lived. They aren't very high, compared to many mountain ranges, but are quite spectacular. I must go back there soon.

The picture is a view of Derwentwater, Keswick, Skiddaw & Blencathra, from Cat Bells in the Lake District.

Hope you like this tune and thanks for stopping by. :)
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Comments: 12
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Plays: 88
Downloads: 139
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Uploaded: Oct 12, 2008 - 04:15:59 AM
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2008 - 12:34:17 PM Last Played: Aug 09, 2018 - 11:12:46 AM
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Hardware:
G5 iMac
Software:
Albino 3, Zebra 2 soft synths, DubStation AU plug in.
Comments
jiguma said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Simple but evocative of the north
Not sure what it was about this Dave, but it reminded me of the time we were living in Mellor, on the edge of the Peaks District NP in 76.

Very relaxed and relaxing. Clear as a bell.

Greetings from Oz,
Neil
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
I'm an hour in either direction from The Cumbrian Lakes and the Derbyshire Peak District, but haven't been to either in ages! Lovely places too - maybe we shall go for a visit later - the sun is shining here today!
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jiguma said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Dave
If you know Mellor, we lived just opposite The Oddfellows pub in Moor End Rd.
N
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Feter said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Dreaming of the Fells
Ahhh ...indeed a sweet flowing dream ..with alot of
high spirit ...I m impressed by the use of the african
voices ..I m enjoyin the nice mixing as well ...wish
I can see the mountains(fells) now ..cos they are almost
infront of my eyes ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Alas, my loved one want to do something else, so no mountains for us today!
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Diviner said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Lovely sounds
Great piece of music, lovely and relaxing. Good use of the vocals to create the ambience, and the soft synths give a sense of flying, and the bass is very powerful. I can hear the DubStation at work here :-). Really nice Dave.
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Cheers!
Yes - the good old "DubStation" - best £30 I ever spent! I'm going to try a do a tune <i>without</i> using it, one of these days!
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Moviz said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Beautifully
descriptive of that lovely part of our lands set with it's own special grandeur. Very, very peaceful and magical/meditative..... and boy are you dedicated by pencilling in all those beautiful notes..... love that slow bass that seems to step with giant strides taking us through the landscape. This really is lovely, cheers M
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Many thanks Mo
Yes, you are nearer than me to all that beauty! My loved one didn't want to venture out today alas, and I don't want to go on my own.

As for pencilling, well, it's the synths that make the noises really. Pencilling is the easy bit.

Take it easy!
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Henke said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Oh Boy!
This is simply the soundtrack to one of the peak experiences of my life. When Interrailing (kind of train hitch hiking) through England in the early 80s I arrived in Keswick one afternoon and immediately after settling in my B&B set out for Skiddaw on foot. I think it was 6 p.m. by then but I made it all the way to the top, and what a view! All the landscape was absolutely bathing in golden sunshine. I reallly mean golden! I saw all the way across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man to the west and Scottland up in the north and a lot of, well, fells to the east and approximately the view in the picture above to the south. It was freezing cold up there, so I just had an apple, added a stone to the height of Skiddaw and went down to Keswick again. Great!

So thanks a lot for taking me along this memory lane!

See you next year in Keswick ;-)

/Henke
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Henke said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Hm,
After downloading I can see the artwork in a bigger version and now I see that "Big" Skiddaw is behind the "a" in dreaming and not where the camera is, so the description above is not perfect, but you get the picture, I hope... /H
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Aha!
You recognise the view then! It's taken from the other side of Derwentwater, from a small mountain called Cat Bells. Skiddaw is quite a challenge, a real slog. It's just a featureless mound that seems to go on for ever. But, as you say, the views from up top are brilliant. If you can see anything that is! You were lucky - it usually rains up in the Lake district. :(

Nice of you to listen Henke - thanks. :)
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ic42 said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
sunlight
it seems to convey majesty. there is a repeated colour pattern. it is waves of light. perhaps it is waves of hills. the music is beautiful. it takes the mind far. northern england would be worthy of a visit. it is a breath taking photograph. the music is far too short, and must be listened to again. thank you. 0x0
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davajonah said 3901 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you
Kind comments indeed. I just noticed that I'd posted this tune twice somehow. Don't quite know how that happened, but I've deleted one of them!
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Char said 3900 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
This is what you should hear
in a dream where you are standing on top of a mountain peak and you slowly turn completely around like a ballerina in a music box. Loved it. Thanks.
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davajonah said 3900 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you.
What a lovely mental image you provide - brilliant!
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davajonah said 3900 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Char
Quite coincidentally, a "char" is a type of fish, rather like a trout or salmon, which can only be found in the Northern lakes surrounded by the fells of this tune. There you go! :-)
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peacepiano said 3900 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Soothing
Enjoyable soundscape. Worked together with the kind of patience that makes good ambient music.

Thanks
Bill
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davajonah said 3900 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you.
I'm glad you were soothed! I've grown to like proper ambient music more and more as the years have rolled on. [Many people upload tunes which they call "ambient", that aren't really, in the truest sense of the word. But hey! What's in a genre!]

It's nice to be able to contribute, in a small way.

Thanks again. :-)
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said 3899 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
Lovely, Dava.
Always nice to hear music inspired by things Viking, although I doubt that your typical Viking would have the patience to listen to a true ambient piece like this, what with pillaging and all.

What's up with the dissonance at 2:35, mixed in with what is otherwise a simple work of perfection?

Very lush sounds. More, please.
davajonah said 3899 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
Dissonance
I know - it was a bounce blip; only appeared after I'd bounced the tune down. But I sort of liked it, so left it in. Maybe I should get rid? The second bounce had the proper note. Soft synths have minds of their own sometimes, don't they?

As you know, "Ambient" is now one of my favourite listening genres. It's very uplifting when people comment about the "ambience" of something I've made myself, so I thank you for doing so.
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lengold said 3895 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
This is such
a relaxing and enjoyable listen Dave. Lovely.
Cheers
Len


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davajonah said 3894 days ago (October 18th, 2008)
Nice one
Thanks Len, nice comments. Cheers!
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Char said 3705 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
Just Fabulous.
Simply Elegant. Thanks.
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MUSICAL_FIDELITY said 3252 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
wow
Amazing mix, love the pads used and that bassline is super nice...sounds amazing and very clear on my AKG k701 headphones..
Thanx for sharing
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