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The Journey of Amun-Ra

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kryptonaut
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499 posts since 25 Apr, 2011

Postby kryptonaut; Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:18 pm The Journey of Amun-Ra

Amun-Ra, the sun god of the ancient Egyptians, journeys across the sky in his manjet-boat.

Ok, it was an excuse to have a go at some Eastern sounds and scales :)

The Journey of Amun-Ra

Thanks for listening, any comments much appreciated!
Bobbotov
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Postby Bobbotov; Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:35 pm

That was great.
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:38 pm

Nice track. Starts off like '80s Tangerine Dream and the develops into a Middle-Eastern whirlfest. As well as the woodwind sounds there are some great synths on here.

Great work :)
Last edited by seismic1 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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kryptonaut
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Postby kryptonaut; Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:55 am

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it :)

The reedy instrument was 'Zourna' by Safwan Matni, there are a couple of loops made with Tekky's ZeNeRyC Free, and some arps and bass done with ZebraCM. And some reverb from QuikQuak's Fusion Field, my prize from last month's contest :)
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Emerald Tablet
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Postby Emerald Tablet; Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:53 am

Love it. Some awesome sounds and a perfect mixout
the kraftwerk-ish sounds work very well as does the flute

PERFECT
daniel_baum
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Postby daniel_baum; Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:45 am

I liked that a lot :)
kcisANDderit
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Postby kcisANDderit; Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:39 pm

this scores a 8) 8) from me

got better and better

only thing, i wanted to hear some perc with skins in the 2nd half. whatever, nice work!
Laguna Rising
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Postby Laguna Rising; Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:52 am

Well inspired composition. Very evocative, a thick feel of mystery
Cool sounds and appropriate arrangements, I like the way you blend in synth sounds and real instruments emulations. Very good mix.

:tu:

Cheers
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kryptonaut
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Postby kryptonaut; Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:47 am

Wow, thanks for the positive responses! :) I think kcisANDderit's comment is a good one, some bolder drum sounds would probably have worked well. As for mixing 'real' and synth sounds, I listened to a lot of Hawkwind in my youth, and Ozric Tentacles rather later when I discovered them, so I guess they've been quite influential here.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed it!
mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm

What a great piece of music! I love the whirling Dervish second half - you have that insanely fast percussion absolutely nailed, and those exotic scales sound so alien and familiar at the same time. Bravo sir :D
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:09 pm

kryptonaut wrote:I listened to a lot of Hawkwind in my youth, and Ozric Tentacles rather later when I discovered them, so I guess they've been quite influential here.


Ah. An OT fan. Which is your favourite album? I think Waterfall Cities was the best thing they did. Some of the layering and progressions on there were just inspired.
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fateamenabletochange
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Postby fateamenabletochange; Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:19 pm

Great intro sound, that develops really nicely, cool eastern vibe.

yes this sounds very good kryptonaut...funny, tis kind of music that fits with your nic.
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kryptonaut
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Postby kryptonaut; Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:09 am

mikusan wrote:those exotic scales sound so alien and familiar at the same time

It's strange, there were places where I felt that the flute sounded a bit flat, but if I raised it a semitone it was too sharp - I wonder if the scale I was trying for was not a 12-semitone one. Something to investigate further one day!

seismic1 wrote:Ah. An OT fan. Which is your favourite album? I think Waterfall Cities was the best thing they did. Some of the layering and progressions on there were just inspired.


I don't have Waterfall Cities - perhaps I should get a copy. I think my favourites are Erpland and Strangeitude, possibly because they are the first ones I bought. TBH I found after a while their albums seemed to be all rather similar, but perhaps I need to revisit some of their catalogue. I always enjoy it when an Ozrics track pops up on random shuffle :)

fateamenabletochange wrote:yes this sounds very good kryptonaut...funny, tis kind of music that fits with your nic

Thank you! I arrived at the name kryptonaut via a slightly convoluted path - I think literally it probably means something like 'secret sailor' which doesn't describe me at all! Perhaps a 'voyager through hidden things' though, which might tie in with my previous obsessions with astronomy, microscopy and macro photography :)

Cheers!

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