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Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

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KVRAF
 
6498 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:08 pm Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

I wrote the basic tracks for this in June 2012, and then had to abandon work when I was invited to the pub (or something in a similar vein). A couple of months ago, I rediscovered it on my hard drive just in time to complete the piece for the recent Ambient Online Compilation: Volume 2, which features almost 5 hours of ambient music from various artists

http://soundcloud.com/whatsisname/absent

For those interested, the compilation may be found here:-

http://ambientonline.bandcamp.com/album/ambient-online-compilation-volume-2

I recommend it

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KVRAF
 
2523 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:17 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Somber and cinematic. I am getting images of a slow procession through the snow. The music is sparse but emotional. An excellent blend of synths. The female voice is very effective. Good music for quiet, late night contemplation.

Very good mix overall although I felt the bass which came in at 4:00 was a little overpowering compared to the more delicate parts.

Very well done. :tu:
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Postby sbj; Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:31 am Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

The sound on this is excellent IMHO

It could function both as a great opener or ender.
The vocals brings it an almost religious/spiritual vibe which
I like very much.

Cheers :harp:
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KVRist
 
389 posts since 16 Dec, 2003

Postby ecamburn; Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:47 am Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Really peaceful track. Perfect complement to a dreary, somber morning here. Love the use of the male choir. The brassy sounding pads remind me a bit of Tom Heasley who creates beautiful ambient music using only a tuba. :-) Nice one!
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941 posts since 12 Mar, 2008, from Detriot Michigan USA
 

Postby any1particular; Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:52 am Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Am I floating in the abyss looking out at our marvelous planet Earth? Do I see Earth spinning gracefully in all her glory? Do I feel the awe that I am here listening to this LOVEly music? YES!!!!!

Nice job Tim.....this lovely track belongs in a movie...o-@
KVRAF
 
8021 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:52 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Beautiful piece Tim! The undefined form works really well… seems to be this breathing, intertwining mosaic of sound. Very emotional and, as Frantz says, sombre. Really enjoyed it.
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:00 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Oh boy that was eery and moody.
I felt my arm hairs rise :shock:

Lovely piece indeed :love:
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KVRian
 
1186 posts since 19 May, 2002, from Cambridge, UK
 

Postby Jbravo; Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:36 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

I like it. It reminds me a bit of the recent Boards of Canada stuff :)
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Postby D.H. Miltz; Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:51 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

This is really good. I might have a new favorite seismic1/whatsisname piece. Thanks.
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KVRAF
 
6498 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:05 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

Frantz wrote:Somber and cinematic. I am getting images of a slow procession through the snow. The music is sparse but emotional. An excellent blend of synths. The female voice is very effective. Good music for quiet, late night contemplation.

Very good mix overall although I felt the bass which came in at 4:00 was a little overpowering compared to the more delicate parts.

Very well done. :tu:


Somber, emotional. I can relate to that imagery, Frantz.

I put the basic tracks down in mid 2012 and completely forgot about them until January this year, I'm sure you know how it is. When I heard it again I thought "I've got to finish this". I resisted the temptation to add too many parts, as I had an idea of making an pseudo-ambient piece for the AO compilation.

The emotional reference was spot-on too. My Father passed away in January 2013, so I wanted to make something that marked that anniversary in a suitable manner.

The bass is quite loud for sure, almost a little gritty in places. I just felt that it summed things up nicely.

Thanks very much for listening and for the astute comments. Glad you liked it :hug:
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KVRAF
 
2523 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:35 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

seismic1 wrote:The emotional reference was spot-on too. My Father passed away in January 2013, so I wanted to make something that marked that anniversary in a suitable manner.


I thought it might be because it got me reflecting on some people that I lost. It's a beautiful tribute. :love:

I'm glad people in the Cafe are picking up on it even though it's not a typical beat-oriented track.
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1110 posts since 10 Sep, 2006, from along the rivers edge in northern Ontario
 

Postby wavephonic; Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:20 am Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

reflective piece that stays true to its ambiance and drift, the finish summed it up nicely.
shows depth in sound and creative patience
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KVRAF
 
6498 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:23 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

sbj wrote:The sound on this is excellent IMHO

It could function both as a great opener or ender.
The vocals brings it an almost religious/spiritual vibe which
I like very much.

Cheers :harp:


I suppose the amorphous outline adopted here allows multi-functional application :)

Thanks very much for listening and the great comments, sbj. Glad you liked it :)
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4777 posts since 9 Mar, 2003

Postby experimental.crow; Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:04 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

this worked for me ...
excellent pacing and voicing...
loved when the bass joined ...
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KVRAF
 
6498 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:27 pm Re: Absent - ElectroProg (Seismic Elegy)

ecamburn wrote:Really peaceful track. Perfect complement to a dreary, somber morning here. Love the use of the male choir. The brassy sounding pads remind me a bit of Tom Heasley who creates beautiful ambient music using only a tuba. :-) Nice one!


Thanks very much for taking the time to listen and comment. Glad you liked it :)

I hadn't heard of Tom Heasley before. I'll check him out tomorrow.
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