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EBGBeez #1 (The Tension Mix)



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This started out as an Ambient mix with the addition of a bit of tension. What came out was a 15 minute plus mix that had tension with around 4 'electrotalking' sections with a 'dentist drill' interrogation section. The babble is all electronic synths mangled with effects.

My only doubt is that the piece may be a bit too long but I tried to vary slightly the 'electrotalking' sections, so making the mix hopefully less monotonous.

I had a picture in my mind of some intellectual gestalt reconstituting a human, from cosmic dust, and their questioning of the resultant being to obtain the information they were after.

There may be a part 2, etc.. Different aspects of the story.

Please let me know your thoughts. Any thoughts you have are valuable to me, as to where I go next or what I do with the type of music I produce.
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Uploaded: Feb 08, 2009 - 09:19:10 AM
Last Updated: Feb 08, 2009 - 09:19:10 AM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 07:53:57 AM
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EnergyXT2.5, Reaper, various soft synths and effects
davisamerica said 3330 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
right then
what a great project description ... and the music backs it up wonderfully. You have such a spot on sense of placement and space ... to me this is entertaining enough to carry the length of the piece. I would love to see this track on a video of the story line .... would be amazing .... I wish this site had the capability to pursue that kind of thing. BTW .... love the title :-] Will love to hear the second installment indeed.
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Reinholt56 said 3329 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Hi Davisamerica.......
Thanks for all your wonderful thoughts on this mix. All of your comments are heard and marked for use in future works.

I'd love MJ's to have a video section, for creative video artists. That would be superb. Until then I'll await someone coming across the works and seeing an idea for a video in what I've recorded.

I'm glad that the length of the piece didn't spoil your listening.

Take care.

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LunaTrick said 3330 days ago (February 8th, 2009)
Great piece of ambience
Otherworldly and futuristic.
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Reinholt56 said 3329 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Hi Daniel.......
I'n glad that you appreciated this rather lengthy 'trip' through some parts of my mind.

There are more where this came from, and hopefully more varied pieces.

Take care.

Check out my latest song called Leaving the Past Behind (Extended Mix)
Ex_Silentio said 3329 days ago (February 9th, 2009)
Quite the imagination.
I would never apologize for the length of a piece (unless it's too short). It's exactly as long as you require it to be. After about 8 minutes, it becomes relentless. That's the effect you want, I would think. You could have even dispensed with the key change at 9:30, but it's fine. Creepy theramin-like sounds reminds me of sci-fi from the 50s, which is my favorite kind. This is a nice change of pace from all the happy-sounding ambient. I was thinking of maybe a build of tension and volume during the last minute, with a release at the end, but the fadeout works, too. Clever title, also.
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Reinholt56 said 3328 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
Hi Ex.......
I think my mention of the length of the piece is as a warning to those who take their music only in three-minute chunks. The Ambient crew amongst us will listen to pieces of any length, I think.

I tried to add variation in the sections, and key changes can sometimes help with this effect. I think you're correct that it may not have required that but it added 'relief' from one point of view so I left it in.

I'm glad you spotted the title!! It makes things such as that worthwhile to do if one person (or more) see what I was aiming at.

Take care.


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paul f. page said 3328 days ago (February 10th, 2009)
I am always amazed...
...by the fluidity of your creations, Paul. You have these little bits and pieces of sound that you drop in now and again that are really interesting and catch the listener's attention, thus alleviating the monotony of the sound bed. All of this is, of course, designed to be hypnotic, so I mean "monotony" is a positive way. I don't know how you create or find all these sounds, but every piece you seem to create has something new hiding between the layers of sound. You are truly sui generis.
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Reinholt56 said 3320 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Hi Paul......
Once again you leave me your kind thoughts.

I see my music as a wash of generality with a few specifics sprinkled on top.

Another way to look at the pieces I produce is to look at some Arabic calligraphy for a while, especially some of the writing that is made into a picture of what the word is/words are meant to mean, and then your imagination can produce the picture for the full effect.

Take care.

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bud said 3318 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
Time is not an issue here
you suspend it quite well. But I understand why you're concerned. When I work on similar pieces I tend to do takes that last about 30 minutes - then I have to decide how long it will sustain interest in others. Repetition and incremental evolution is such a necessary part of this piece - I'm glad you didn't rush it. I really like the subtlety of the mix and the balanced tone of the many different sounds. Excellent description too.
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Reinholt56 said 3318 days ago (February 20th, 2009)
I always worry about the length of these more esoteric pieces. I know that I don't mind the listening whilst I'm putting them together but who knows how others will be effected. I used to mix a public version and my own, original, lengthy version, but some listeners asked for the longer version as well, so I tend to upload them now first, instead of by request.

You comments are very useful to me, so thank you for your time in leaving them.

Take care.

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Name: Paul J Slinn
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I'm currently busy with getting my life back on some sort of track and hope to get into the music making business again in the near future, with a planned third net album 'Karma of Love' that will be an Immersive Ambient set of tracks. This should be... [see more]

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