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The Dark Side of Light #2 (A Dark Ambient Mix)



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This is one of my Cinematic Ambient mixes. More a Dark Ambient track with cinematic overtones. I'm putting together some darker stuff, for another net album, so you may be exposed to more of my 'darker side', so please bear with me.

This piece seems to go nowhere for about two and a half minutes, or it ambles along to set the scene up. Then at two and a half minutes plus, the actions really happens. The scene ends movings towards a completed or finished or success mood at the end.

Picture setting the mood and what is happening, the control room, the people who will deal with the actual problem, the sorting of the problem, and the wind down.

I thought of anti-matter and terrorism and the good guys but you may think of something else.

As always I would love to hear your thoughts on this offering.
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Uploaded: May 16, 2009 - 05:02:54 AM
Last Updated: May 16, 2009 - 05:02:54 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 06:11:41 PM
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T_Being_esq said 3227 days ago (May 16th, 2009)
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A way with pads. This moves along quite well. There is definately tension there. I still think you could gain more in your compositions by building rhythmic elements, could be arpeggios in this one.
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Reinholt56 said 3226 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hi Martin.....
I thought that Ambient was about PAD's? Once I had found some decent PAD's, a few weeks ago, I was on a roll with Ambient, or so I thought. The PAD's give the mixes both depth and width before the use of reverb, so the piece, as it is put together, sounds almost as the finished article would but without the muances that reverb can add.

I add rhythm to my pieces occasionally, but prefer sometimes to make it conspicuous (by its absence). I did try arpeggios in the early mixes of this piece but wanted minimal, dark, cinematic ambient to come through. The follow-on pieces in this series of cinematic Dark Ambient pieces may have arpeggios and/or rhythmic elements, or may not.

You are always welcome to play around with my mixes and see what you could come up with. Then upload them for me to listen to. I don't need to listen to them in advance.

I'm working on minimal, dark, industrial, space, cinematic, new Ambient stuff, so really anything is possible and is as likely as is anything else from me.

Expect the unexpected.

Take care.

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paul f. page said 3225 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
That's all I can think of for an adjective for this soundscape, Paul. It is foreboding and scary. The rich, lush bass is really controlled, but just rumbles frighteningly all through the number. A real science fiction track that can't escape what lurking "out there" even if it tries.
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Reinholt56 said 3225 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Hi Paul.........
I was trying to make a huge cinematic wall of sound, and the bass part was my foundation. The other parts, adding more melody, were added as an edge to chronic boredom, in listening to your bass speakers trying to part company with their cabinets. I hoped that it worked for others as it seemed to do for me.

I enjoy this type of challenge, in producing something that would fit with a fine space adventure, as it's sonic backdrop.

Take care.

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Name: Paul J Slinn
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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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