Arctic Summer (Ambient/Rock/Post Rock)

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KVRist
474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Mon May 17, 2021 8:16 am

This track has ambient elements interspersed by a more rock / post rock oriented style. I called it Arctic Summer as that's the image the opening whammy-bar riff conjured up for me. 8) I’d really love some feedback! :phones:

https://soundcloud.com/fc1985/arctic-su ... RASGdavjLK

https://youtu.be/7geNvx2KuGI
Last edited by frank1985 on Wed May 19, 2021 5:58 am, edited 2 times in total.

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KVRAF
3816 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from Land of The Charity Shop

Post Mon May 17, 2021 2:58 pm

Cool, I like it.
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KVRAF
5653 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon May 17, 2021 6:16 pm

It started off in a contemplative mood and then made a surprise turn into heavier rock without losing the atmosphere and vibe of the opening. Cool guitars and drums throughout. Great mix.

Excellent overall!

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KVRAF
7651 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Mon May 17, 2021 8:04 pm

the twang at the beginning gave me a chuckle, then it busted into a more classic rock vibe im more
familiar with. its a good solid piece of music for the most part, only quib being that it kinda ended a little abruptly. imho. good production too.
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KVRist
41 posts since 26 Jan, 2018 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Tue May 18, 2021 2:20 am

Great atmosphere and production!
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474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Wed May 19, 2021 5:58 am

Thanks for the listen fellas - glad the production's up to scratch.

I added a visual https://youtu.be/7geNvx2KuGI

KVRian
902 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Wed May 19, 2021 8:53 am

arctic summer, is that even a thing? like a winter in the tropic? :)
I like the atmosphere, phasing guitars, always great. the middle was a nice suprise!

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addled muppet weed
79318 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed May 19, 2021 1:07 pm

Jesse Gorter wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 8:53 am
arctic summer, is that even a thing?
its the bit with actual daylight :hihi:

nice post rock feel, once it kicks in!
8)

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KVRAF
1538 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Wed May 19, 2021 1:54 pm

Like it. The arrangement etc., very good.
Enjoyed the vibe.
Seems you were aiming at a wide track, I got a lot of independent sounds in L or R, if I'm not mistaken.
I'm still trying to work out if I liked those hard L or R panned sounds.

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474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Fri May 21, 2021 9:08 am

Yeah i'm second guessing myself on those wide sounds... They maybe just need more processing as I left them almost dry.

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KVRAF
10197 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sat May 22, 2021 3:58 pm

I wouldn't have minded if this was a couple of minutes longer. I was just getting into it when it stopped :)

I think you did a good job with the multiple guitar parts, and I didn't mind the panning. I thought it added interest and excitement, like some early Sabbath I was listening to today. The drums sounded great too.

Good work :)

KVRist

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474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Mon May 24, 2021 9:55 am

seismic1 wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 3:58 pm
I wouldn't have minded if this was a couple of minutes longer. I was just getting into it when it stopped :)

I think you did a good job with the multiple guitar parts, and I didn't mind the panning. I thought it added interest and excitement, like some early Sabbath I was listening to today. The drums sounded great too.

Good work :)
Thank you Seismic for lending me your ears - funny you should mention Sabbath. Actually that riff that comes in at 1 min is lifted from 'into the void' (just slowed down a bunch) haha. I only realised after of course. But then I think everyone's ripped off sabbath at some point :party:

KVRAF
2048 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Post Wed May 26, 2021 4:16 pm

frank1985,
Thank you for reviewing my music! Now your song: I can tell the penguins liked your song, and so did I! In certain ways, it reminded me of The Doors (without vocals), believe it or not. The intro reminded me of Chris Isacc's "Wicked Game" though also. Cool song; I liked it all! :)

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474 posts since 4 Jun, 2018 from Wiltshire, Uk

Post Thu May 27, 2021 10:08 am

Thanks aaron for the listen - if the penguins are happy so am i ;) The doors comparison flatters me a little, haha - can't say that style hasn't rubbed off on me over the years though :)

KVRist
77 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Post Sun May 30, 2021 10:17 am

Feels to me like an almost finished song, you could add a guitar solo part to the last section and make it longer. Great guitar tones and sound design in general. It has a very inspiring vibe to it.
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