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The Nightmare on Dream Street



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Imagine a dream with screams, increasing tension, dentist drills, etc., etc., until you reach a crescendo of cold sweat and discomfort, but you don't wake up, not yet......

There's plenty of movement in the mix and a few elements of dream-like sequences so I thought I'd upload it for your thoughts and comments. I've tried to give this mix a decent fade-out. It's a doubled mix (two stereo pairs of the same track) with a gated reverb on one pair and the other pair left as was. No final production techniques as it seemed decent enough without any more messing.
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Uploaded: Nov 01, 2009 - 04:29:09 AM
Last Updated: Nov 01, 2009 - 04:29:09 AM Last Played: Jan 23, 2018 - 07:01:36 AM
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davajonah said 3064 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
Very dark!
This is very Stravinskyesque. I love the deep dark pulse and the way you've layered the sounds over it. Great stuff. Very cool indeed.
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Reinholt56 said 3063 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Hi Dave....
This piece doesn't use Zebra 2 for once. It is all done with PureVM Free. I just used stock presets that came with the plug-in and mixed them to my own desire.

Stravinsky. Mmm. I've been listening to a fair share of Classical music for a while now but Stravinsky didn't play a large part in the pieces, apart from Firebird. I'll have to listen to my mix again and see if I can hear where you're coming from.

The darkness maybe just fitted the mix. It was not really intentional but just worked its way into the piece as the sounds and mix developed.

Take care.

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Henke said 3064 days ago (November 1st, 2009)
A lot of saw tooth
but I agree with davajonah that the nightmare is rendered in an almost classical music style, so as to still be enjoyable to listen to. It IS pretty long, but didn't get boring and the ending timed in just perfectly. Your next challange could be to do a "proper" ending - not "just" a fade-out, but some kind of resolved ending. Not easy, but can be rewarding if you succeed. Thanks for yet another download!

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Reinholt56 said 3063 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
Hi Henke......
Thanks for your suggestions.

Take care.

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ic42 said 3063 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
russian to a conclusion
it does not sound like stravinsky to me, given the 4/4 time signature. However, it is compelling. Great sounds here.
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Reinholt56 said 3061 days ago (November 4th, 2009)
Hi ic42......
I tend to agree about the Stravinsky bit, after a few more listens to the mix. I've listened to so many composers over the last few years that ideas could come from anything between Hip Hop and the most sublime Classical choral pieces. My head is a shed for almost anything musical. I am influenced by a tone, musical phrase or style so even old Ludwig van could have composed a couple of the notes I have included in my mix. Wishful thinking, eh??

Take care.

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Boundless said 3058 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
I can understand
the Stravinski reference. In my case anyway
the Rite of Spring came to mind.

If you'd hear it - or heard it
you'll know what I mean.

Anyhow, inventive piece.

Merci Paul !
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Reinholt56 said 3057 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Hi Boundless....
I will dig out the 'Rite of Spring' to have a listen and then see if I can hear any similarities. I haven't heard the piece for some time so it will be fun to listen to.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.

Bon chance.

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