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Offline Sacred Virgo

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Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:43:37 pm »
Here's my first upload. I hope it works. If someone is interested I can provide a wide explanation about the 'making of' of this song.



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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 04:41:58 pm »
wow chillllled out... nicely made and produced. very dark bliss like. so what are the thoughts behind this track?

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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 01:08:51 am »
Very nice.Clean production.A few samples i recognise, some i didnt.(How did you make it?)
When that reversed cymbal first came in i was expecting it to bust out a big stomping beat!
Excellent work mate. Really enjoyed it.
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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 11:04:16 am »
When that reversed cymbal first came in i was expecting it to bust out a big stomping beat!
Excellent work mate. Really enjoyed it.

LOL the only thing that busts out is a bunch of synstrings and swarm of reso-crickets! anyway we all know how aggressive they can be!  ;D

To create this song i used these sounds:
Music 3000: amby, breath bell, janglings, piano c5, resocricket, rev cym, synchime, synstringc4, tubular, wave crash.
Extra samples: one ocean sample, a crappy seagulls sample, a sample of some seabird from an album by FSOL.

Behind the scenes of Spiaggia Lunare:
I created this song on music3000 in a couple of hours, which is really unusual to me. It was 5th april 2005, so you can figure out where the name comes from. At that time a good friend of mine, a talented photographer,  was launching his first website. He asked me to come to his place to create some musical background for the homepage. He wasn’t satisfied by my work and I was really pissed off. Before leaving, I made him listen to some of my most recent songs. He really enjoyed this one. He came up with the idea to create a special widescreen page dedicated to the best photos with musical background. We reviewed the photos until we found one which matched perfectly the atmosphere of the song. The photo, of course, was called ‘spiaggia lunare’ (which in Italian means ‘lunar beach’).
After a few days he suddenly phoned me: ”I’m gonna launch the website this evening, you have to complete the song and record it by then”. I told him: “I need some extra wave sound and a sample of seagulls. It’s extremely important”. He sent me the sounds in the late afternoon so I had no more than 2 hours to complete the song. The seagull sample was a real pain in the ass, because it was 15 seconds long and I wanted to apply it to a song which is 1min20sec long, so I had to split the sample and then modify the various  pieces to make them sound different from each other. I also added a tiny sample of a seabird from FSOL’s ‘dead cities’ album (BTW I love that record); I modified it to make it sound somehow melancholic. I call it ‘the sad seagull’, you can hear it at 00.16”. finally, I added a better reverb to the awful one of music3000. however, I made it, just in time. Ironically, I don’t know if the website it’s still there, I’ve never checked it out recently.

My opinions: I think this is a solid ambient tune, but I don’t think that the production is that great. If I could have done it with mtvmg2 rather than the crappy music3000 it would have been much, much better. The lack of time and the poor quality of the seagull sample make me think that the production is far from being flawless. I can do better than that. I’m going to put off a remake of this song someday. Not in the close future, though



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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 01:18:40 pm »
Amby and Breath Bell, two of my favourite samples from Music 3000. Amazing work.

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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 07:18:25 pm »
What a beautiful little piece of music. I have to disagree with you, i think the production is fantastic, I really can`t wait to hear more of your work!
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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 05:06:22 am »
Beautiful, so relaxing, so soothing, even some spiritual aspect to this.... You literally feel as if you are "there"
Brilliant.... Brilliant !  ;D
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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009, 08:48:39 pm »
Behind the scenes of Spiaggia Lunare:
I created this song on music3000 in a couple of hours, which is really unusual to me. It was 5th april 2005, so you can figure out where the name comes from. At that time a good friend of mine, a talented photographer,  was launching his first website. He asked me to come to his place to create some musical background for the homepage. He wasn’t satisfied by my work and I was really pissed off. Before leaving, I made him listen to some of my most recent songs. He really enjoyed this one. He came up with the idea to create a special widescreen page dedicated to the best photos with musical background. We reviewed the photos until we found one which matched perfectly the atmosphere of the song. The photo, of course, was called ‘spiaggia lunare’ (which in Italian means ‘lunar beach’).
After a few days he suddenly phoned me: ”I’m gonna launch the website this evening, you have to complete the song and record it by then”. I told him: “I need some extra wave sound and a sample of seagulls. It’s extremely important”. He sent me the sounds in the late afternoon so I had no more than 2 hours to complete the song. The seagull sample was a real pain in the ass, because it was 15 seconds long and I wanted to apply it to a song which is 1min20sec long, so I had to split the sample and then modify the various  pieces to make them sound different from each other. I also added a tiny sample of a seabird from FSOL’s ‘dead cities’ album (BTW I love that record); I modified it to make it sound somehow melancholic. I call it ‘the sad seagull’, you can hear it at 00.16”. finally, I added a better reverb to the awful one of music3000. however, I made it, just in time. Ironically, I don’t know if the website it’s still there, I’ve never checked it out recently.

My opinions: I think this is a solid ambient tune, but I don’t think that the production is that great. If I could have done it with mtvmg2 rather than the crappy music3000 it would have been much, much better. The lack of time and the poor quality of the seagull sample make me think that the production is far from being flawless. I can do better than that. I’m going to put off a remake of this song someday. Not in the close future, though




good news! here's the revisited version of the song. my friend has finally provided the original photo so i've been able to create a youtube video. here's the link:
 



i hope you enjoy. i think it's very cool
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 08:50:17 pm by Shellshaka »

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Re: Spiaggia Lunare (Ambient 05-04-05 1)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2009, 12:34:48 pm »
Very relaxing but too short. I would like to listen to this song for at least 10 minutes :)
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