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Whitby


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T_Being_esq

 Genre: Ambient

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Back in February I went to Whitby, an old fishing and once whaling port on the North Yorkshire coast of England. It has a few claims to fame. One Bram Stoker lived there and wrote part of Dracula while in the town. He also set some of it in Whitby. Two Captain Cook came from the town. Any way I adore the place and when I got back I started to work on this piece. I have finally finished it. Not perfect. I would like to add more orchestration and I think orchestral percussion would add to it, but I have not got that Jam Pack. It starts off with the sea, a constant theme in my music recently. Then I add a gull, the wind and the song in my heart. Next comes the rhythm of the town. I add a flute to try and reflect the nautical heritage of Whitby and then a guitar because I saw a good band there and a few buskers on the streets. Strings add a bit of colour. Finally it returns to a more reflective theme before fading into memory.
I hope you like it. Picture is of the ruins of Whitby Abbey.
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Comments: 23
Fans: 12
Plays: 45
Downloads: 92

Uploaded: Jul 19, 2009 - 09:01:20 AM
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2009 - 09:01:20 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2019 - 04:49:22 PM
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Comments
particledots said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Howdy
I really like that theremin-like warble in there (it reminds me of something I would do)
This is really nice - never thought I would hear a song dedicated to Whitby, but I am glad I heard this one
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T_Being_esq said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Thank you
I am glad you like it. Places may become a re-occuring theme. I think I will give up when I start writing 'Went to the shops' and 'My toilet needs a coat of paint'.
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Daugrin said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Whitby
Nice description, being a Texan this doesn't mean much to me, the music on the other hand tells an interesting story. After 2:10 there is a shrill flavor that is very interesting, just enough to get attention, not enough to be noticed outright. Detail like that is very exciting.

Daugrin
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T_Being_esq said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Daugin
Well you never know you may get there one day. I can recommend it as a place to visit, great fish and chips. If I ever get to Texas I may write a song called Austin.
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Henke said 3590 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Great fish 'n chips?!
AND an abbey ruin! I got to go..! I just got the most terrible urge for some "newspaper" fish 'n chips!! Can't get it (the real thing) in Sweden, you know. Also I was a collector of English cathedrals some 20 years ago. Saw about 30 of them in a month going by interrail. Some really nice things in this song too! The Jean Michel Jarre gull for example. I also like the slightly melancholy feeling, as if remembering the place from a distance (in time or space). I like!

/Henke
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Reinholt56 said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Hi Martin......
This is indeed a happy, enjoyable piece of music. It's one of my favourite of yours.

I love Whitby too and will probably be there myself when I have a break over at Robin Hoods Bay in the next few weeks. A great part of the country with lots of history.

The mix didn't sound too unfinished to me. I couldn't mention one part where there was something missing or out of place.

Take care.

Paul
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T_Being_esq said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Paul
Thank you, your comments are always welcome and carry weight with me. I went to Robin Hoods Bay when I was there last and Goathland on the way home. Only a weekend though unfortunately.
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Ex_Silentio said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
What would Stoker think
about you taking his setting for such a dark work and turning it into something as joyful as this? Thanks for the description. I wish more people would do that. I really liked your choice of instruments here, and the way they play off against each other. There's some persistent fizz that could probably be EQed away, which would add to the clarity, I think. Much enjoyed. Now I want to go there.
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T_Being_esq said 3598 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Ex_Silentio
Thank you. It was such a good break it had to be joyful. I know what you mean about the mix, I sruggled a bit with the mid range. I may re-master using Logic Pro.
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Feter said 3599 days ago (July 19th, 2009)
Whitby
Now then my friend ...this is all so imaginary ..
with good vibes ...lovely arrangement as well ..
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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T_Being_esq said 3598 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Feter
Thank you my friend. I value your support as always.
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paddler said 3598 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
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lovely uplifting yessy topographical oceans feel - makes me wanna go to the sea - whitbys a bit far so will av to be lytham st annes - Rich
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T_Being_esq said 3598 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
Paddler
Yes Lytham is nice. Walk up the front to the life boat station then round to Granny's Bay with it's boating lake and wild birds, lovely.
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SISTERS said 3597 days ago (July 20th, 2009)
multi-layered
i like that voice at :26 - very cool
very pretty and thoughtfully woven tapestry of sound.
swell offering,
anne
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T_Being_esq said 3597 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
Sisters
You are most kind. Thank you for listening.
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lengold said 3597 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
Lovely interpretation
of your thoughts - enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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T_Being_esq said 3596 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Len
You are too kind. Thank you.
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mowguy3 said 3595 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Whitby
Very nice work. Close my eyes and I am there. Very enjoyable listen. Thank You.
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T_Being_esq said 3594 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Mowguy
That was the impression I was trying to create. If you have never been hope you get there one day. Thank you.
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Calchas said 3593 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
Very nice Martin!
You paint a lovely picture in sound herein. Enjoyed!

Be well friend!
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T_Being_esq said 3592 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Calchas
Thank you hope you could see the sea.
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kassia said 3592 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
whitby
You've completely succeeded in recapturing your love of this place for us all. Your description in the song notes is wonderful and gives a brilliant depth of feeling to this joyful music. You have made very nice sound choices here and use entrances and exits of each sound very effectively. Very well done.
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T_Being_esq said 3592 days ago (July 26th, 2009)
Kassia
I am deeply honoured by you comments. Thank you for listening.
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