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htcnext2
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218 posts since 3 Jul, 2017, from Austria

Postby htcnext2; Wed May 09, 2018 1:45 am Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

There is a story behind this track. It deals with a dark chapter in Austrian history during WW II. People involved in crimes weren´t persecuted after war and led a renowned life in society. Please follow the links for further information.

https://soundcloud.com/user-169755010/darkness

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am_Spiegelgrund_clinic
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Bertha

I know, it´s not a music related topic, it´s a personal concern.
Thanks for taking the time.
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wagtunes
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Postby wagtunes; Wed May 09, 2018 10:14 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

I could picture the music as a backdrop for a documentary or something like that.

Very interesting track
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Postby donkey tugger; Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

I liked that, really well done and interesting - kept my attention (I tend to usually lose interest in purely instrumental music quite quickly, being a pop bastard. "When's the singing start...?" :hihi: ) and whilst there's a lot going on, it all works as a whole. Good stuff.
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Frantz
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Postby Frantz; Wed May 09, 2018 4:29 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

Nicely arranged soundtrack music. Quite effective even if the darkness does not really come across in the music. Good job. :tu:
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Postby htcnext2; Wed May 09, 2018 11:37 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

wagtunes wrote:I could picture the music as a backdrop for a documentary or something like that.

Very interesting track

Thanks for commenting :-)
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htcnext2
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Postby htcnext2; Wed May 09, 2018 11:38 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

donkey tugger wrote:I liked that, really well done and interesting - kept my attention (I tend to usually lose interest in purely instrumental music quite quickly, being a pop bastard. "When's the singing start...?" :hihi: ) and whilst there's a lot going on, it all works as a whole. Good stuff.

As I am not capable of singing, most of my tracks are instrumentals. Thanks for listening! :phones:
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htcnext2
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Postby htcnext2; Wed May 09, 2018 11:43 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

Frantz wrote:Nicely arranged soundtrack music. Quite effective even if the darkness does not really come across in the music. Good job. :tu:

The track is in C maj, which is in contrast to the underlying story. A trick I once heard from professionals. :!:
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Postby Aloysius; Wed May 09, 2018 11:50 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

I like the music. :tu:
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htcnext2
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Postby htcnext2; Wed May 09, 2018 11:54 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

Aloysius wrote:I like the music. :tu:

Thank you :)
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ChamMusic
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Postby ChamMusic; Thu May 10, 2018 11:27 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

An interesting , well-produced piece of music. I enjoyed it a lot.

Didn't fit the subject matter that well for me though...very chilled and uplifting is the vibe I got...

Maybe that's what you wanted? Fair enough as it works for you, but if I hadn't read your back story it wouldn't have come to mind at all for me.

htcnext2 wrote:The track is in C maj, which is in contrast to the underlying story. A trick I once heard from professionals.


Something unexpected like this can be very effective indeed, but that comment you received would almost certainly have been used for a context where there was either lyrical or visual content that could 'clash' positively with the musical vibe. Here there is no other stimulus / input in the actual media, so there is no contrast.
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layzer
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Postby layzer; Thu May 10, 2018 1:43 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

I got a rather light at the end of the darkness vibe out of it rather than just darkness. but it was a well produced piece, regardless.
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htcnext2
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Postby htcnext2; Fri May 11, 2018 2:30 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

@cham music/layzer

Thank you for commenting. With darkness I mean the fact that after some time all history is not visible anymore, it falls into oblivion and all that remains is darkness. There is one short vocal sample in the track, saying: I don't want to sleep. For me it says like: I want to see what happens in this darkness and don't want to close my eyes.

Ok, this is all from my personal point of view, but that's how I meant it. And of course the track is really lovely (well maybe) to listen to, but as already mentioned, the story isn't that lovely at all.

On the other hand, it is fine if the track works as a piece of music someone likes to listen to without knowing the background. Then it is just a compliment for me that I accomplished something audible.

Greetings
HM
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Sun May 13, 2018 4:02 pm Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

On the surface, I can agree with some of the comments mentioning a chilled vibe, but I would go further and say that it's quite a hypnotic, almost anaesthetic piece of music, particularly with the soft repeated arpeggio, and the indistinct, reverbed vocal in the background. As there is no obvious resolution at the end of the piece, I wouldn't go so far as to say that this is uplifting. I was left thinking "What just happened there?" I think it would work quite well as a soundtrack for your stated context, given suitable visuals.

Good work :)
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Postby htcnext2; Mon May 14, 2018 1:30 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

@seismic
Thank you very much for commenting, glad you liked it :)
Greetings
HM
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vurt
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35291 posts since 25 Jan, 2003, from through the looking glass

Postby vurt; Thu May 17, 2018 7:24 am Re: Darkness - a song about history falling into oblivion

a nice mellow piece 8)
like layzer i can hear it as a "yes, there is darkness in the world but we hopefully try to move past it and come out the other side"
its always darkest before dawn, so to speak.

anyway, well mixed and carries along nicely :tu:
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