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OK, Thanks for all the comments on previous versions (I owe a lot of people reciprocal comments!). This should be it. A few things have changed mostly in the mix. But the vocal over the bridge is new. This album is finished now I think. It runs to 11 tracks and now tells a story I hope. Thanks for listening and for all comments on the various tracks.
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Uploaded: Sep 07, 2009 - 09:22:51 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2010 - 07:31:06 PM Last Played: Jan 22, 2018 - 03:05:24 PM
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Hardware:
Korg M3-61
iMac
Software:
Cubase 5. Omnisphere, Kontakt 3 with a couple of vocal packs, Albino 3. Mastered in Ozone 4. Guitar solo played from stock sound on Korg M3.
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dave_b said 3089 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Footprints in the Sand - Final
Very big soundscape, and excellent choices of complementary sounds. I liked the guitar solo - I wish I could play like that. I can almost see the hero trudging through the sands after enduring great hardships.
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egobandit said 3089 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Very cool
I like the mix on this very clean and well thought out! HAs an Enigma feel. I enjoyed it
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mybravedesign said 3089 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
....
this is really good... i really enjoyed the guitar solos....you wouldn't think it would fit in here but it's perfect....
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Feter said 3089 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Footprints in the Sand
Excellen t job ,,,,thnx for sharin !!!!
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awigze said 3089 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Exquisite
makes me want to make music like this. Tell me more about the vocals... nice solos and finely nuanced.
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Henke said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Did I hear this before
Ah, yes I did! But I enjoyed it at least as much this time. Can't say exactly what differs, though, or if it's better or worse - it still "rocks". And it still sounds like Jarre at some points and TD at some, and I guess Enigma at others, if I can trust the bandit on that... All mixed in the masterful fashion of our own Wharmton Rise.

Thank you and take care.

/Henke
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richard13 said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Another stunning track, Andrew
I look forward to hearing it all together. This is gorgeous and rich.
Cheers
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Ex_Silentio said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Footprints
Nice guitarish solo. Liked that a lot. Fantastic use of the vocal samples. Top production, as always. Reciprocal comments? You don't owe anybody anything. If you want to comment, then comment. If not, fine. We will still listen to your wonderful music.
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VicDiesel said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Great sounds
It all sounds really good. The guitar sound is even on a "holy shit" level. That's played on a keyboard?!

But I'm trying to figure out how it all hangs together. Couple of female vocal sections (not all the same voice?), one tuvan-like male, one guitar solo, several keyboard sections. Lovely orchestral strings in the background... What's it all mean?
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WharmtonRise said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Heh
Good question! Thanks for the comment.

All these voices including some of the more standout synth voices are used in other tracks on the album. There are two distinct female voices on here. In essence the whole thing is supposed to hang together as a concept within the album and not necessarily the individual tracks. The male nose flute/tuvan voice carries over from Sea of Japan, the rising fluteish motif at the beginning and within the 'bridge' section in here carries over from The Abyss track. I hope that helps you to make sense of it!

Thanks again for listening.
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magnatone said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Final????
lol - promises promises - i predict you'll find some way you want to tweak it ONE MORE TIME!! Andrew, this is sensational! I'm really loving the voices, specifically the female voices. i can understand if vic has heard this track ONLY, how it might not feel like it hangs together, but having a sense of the bigger picture, it does that just fine for me. this is mesmerizing!
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PaulaMunk said 3088 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Your Sound Soother is
light years beyond mine in its technology. Who is singing? Space is expanding to let in a new super nova. That means I think this is fabulous.
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Char said 3088 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Gee,
This really must've floated your boat, Paula. Or you you just off your nut? Hee hee! He is pretty good, isn't he?

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Char said 3088 days ago (September 9th, 2009)
Killer guitar!
That is something that just implies longing. The voices are glorious, especially the operatic sounding ones. Enjoyed it all. Thank you.
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ic42 said 3086 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
water is sublime
it is deep, it flows across us all. there are many ripples from many countries. it seems to caress the soul. your skill and style begin to approach m. cretu. it is a thing of beauty. you should be proud of such an accomplishment. 0x0
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Doug Somers said 3084 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Awash in rhythm
You have captured just the right balance between forward drive and floating serenely in the sweeping synths. Vocals are brilliant little highlights here and there. Overall a fully immersive listening experience.

Cheers,
Doug
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lengold said 3082 days ago (September 14th, 2009)
Absolutely
superb. Best of luck with the album.
Cheers
Len

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kassia said 3077 days ago (September 19th, 2009)
i like the picture of you!
This has a slightly retro sound and feel to it. It's an interesting combination of the ethnic vocals, retro synth sounds and electric guitar. definitely creates a strong picture in my mind and tells a story. i love the use of the strings in the background to move the song along. excellent. congrats on the completion of this series!
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segiperkasa said 3057 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
really cool sound.....
really cool man... great work ....great imagination....
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Boundless said 3027 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Better late than never
Beautiful. Creative and
light and spacious.

Delightful.

Merci !
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johnnyblues said 2952 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Water Deep
Very cool indeed.... I am so amazed finding artists like you at random at Macjams - this is one of the most awesome tracks I have come across yet!!! /... !!! I am not worthy really!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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