The Ancient Trail - Mysterious Epic Orchestral Music

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KVRist
129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:23 am

Hi guys! Today I'm sharing with you my new epic orchestral track, published by Epic Music World. This one is a bit different from my previous works in that it makes use of some not so conventional sounds for the genre, most specifically relating to Eastern European musical traditions, and the atmosphere is overall a bit more mysterious and less straightforward. I hope you'll enjoy it and any feedback is, of course, very much welcomed. Cheers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-1jwPKD8o

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KVRian
806 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:00 am

I like the production and the overall mood. Reminds of the “medieval” wave of game music that not at least has followed from Game of Thrones. However, by this comparison, I will also emphasize that your music would make it better as background to pictures/movies, because there is really no strong melody or theme to be remembered like in Game of Thrones, which everybody can sing along to. Your movement of voices does not end up in a strong reconizeable theme to me. That makes it hard to keep attention going the four minutes . However, if you really were making game or film music, it could actually be a point NOT to have a strong melody that takes away attention from the game/story/pictures, and a mood like this would do fine. So whether it is a benefit or not depends on your purpose. Choir drowns somewhat, but as said, I like the overall production. There is deffo a touch of pro to it, so nice work as far as that concerns.
Tribe Of Hǫfuð https://soundcloud.com/user-228690154 "First rule: From one perfect consonance to another perfect consonance one must proceed in contrary or obligue motion." Johann Joseph Fux 1725.

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KVRist

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129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:19 am

TribeOfHǫfuð wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:00 am
I like the production and the overall mood. Reminds of the “medieval” wave of game music that not at least has followed from Game of Thrones. However, by this comparison, I will also emphasize that your music would make it better as background to pictures/movies, because there is really no strong melody or theme to be remembered like in Game of Thrones, which everybody can sing along to. Your movement of voices does not end up in a strong reconizeable theme to me. That makes it hard to keep attention going the four minutes . However, if you really were making game or film music, it could actually be a point NOT to have a strong melody that takes away attention from the game/story/pictures, and a mood like this would do fine. So whether it is a benefit or not depends on your purpose. Choir drowns somewhat, but as said, I like the overall production. There is deffo a touch of pro to it, so nice work as far as that concerns.
Many thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it, and I'm also glad to know you enjoyed the tune! Could you just please explain what you mean with "Choir drowns somewhat"?

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KVRAF
5031 posts since 5 Aug, 2006 from UK - The Mudway Towns

Post Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:05 am

This is an instant like from me, right from the first few bars. Fantastic breadth. Really hits the spot :hyper: :phones:
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)

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KVRian
806 posts since 4 Feb, 2021

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:20 am

ninvoid wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:19 am
Could you just please explain what you mean with "Choir drowns somewhat"?
Volume, the mix, I’d prefer them more up front.
Tribe Of Hǫfuð https://soundcloud.com/user-228690154 "First rule: From one perfect consonance to another perfect consonance one must proceed in contrary or obligue motion." Johann Joseph Fux 1725.

KVRist
336 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:37 am

I like the epicness of this, especially the melodic stuff and arrangement. Though for me the epicness lose its purpose after 2:27 and onwards. It's simply "too loud". It's too extreme.

I'd also recommend that you spread the voicing even more. This way the listener can hear the individual lines more. Though it could also be the mixing that confuse me here.

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KVRist

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129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:54 am

folderol wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:05 am
This is an instant like from me, right from the first few bars. Fantastic breadth. Really hits the spot :hyper: :phones:
Many thanks for the kind comment, folderol! :-)

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KVRist

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129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:27 am

TribeOfHǫfuð wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:20 am
ninvoid wrote:
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:19 am
Could you just please explain what you mean with "Choir drowns somewhat"?
Volume, the mix, I’d prefer them more up front.
Thanks for the tip, will try to improve on that on future tracks! :-)

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KVRist

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129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:08 am

mediumaevum wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:37 am
I like the epicness of this, especially the melodic stuff and arrangement. Though for me the epicness lose its purpose after 2:27 and onwards. It's simply "too loud". It's too extreme.

I'd also recommend that you spread the voicing even more. This way the listener can hear the individual lines more. Though it could also be the mixing that confuse me here.
Many thanks for the feedback, mediumaevum! Could you please explain a bit what you mean with "spread the voicing" and maybe give some suggestions on how I could achieve that? It would be very appreciated!

KVRist
336 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:52 pm

ninvoid wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:08 am
mediumaevum wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:37 am
I like the epicness of this, especially the melodic stuff and arrangement. Though for me the epicness lose its purpose after 2:27 and onwards. It's simply "too loud". It's too extreme.

I'd also recommend that you spread the voicing even more. This way the listener can hear the individual lines more. Though it could also be the mixing that confuse me here.
Many thanks for the feedback, mediumaevum! Could you please explain a bit what you mean with "spread the voicing" and maybe give some suggestions on how I could achieve that? It would be very appreciated!
What I mean is your harmony lines should be further apart from each other. More than an octave apart.

The deep voices/lines can have larger intervals between each note, while the upper-voices should be further "squeezed" together. The lower the voicing/lines are, the larger the intervals should be.

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KVRist

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129 posts since 15 May, 2016

Post Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:22 pm

mediumaevum wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:52 pm
ninvoid wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:08 am
mediumaevum wrote:
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:37 am
I like the epicness of this, especially the melodic stuff and arrangement. Though for me the epicness lose its purpose after 2:27 and onwards. It's simply "too loud". It's too extreme.

I'd also recommend that you spread the voicing even more. This way the listener can hear the individual lines more. Though it could also be the mixing that confuse me here.
Many thanks for the feedback, mediumaevum! Could you please explain a bit what you mean with "spread the voicing" and maybe give some suggestions on how I could achieve that? It would be very appreciated!
What I mean is your harmony lines should be further apart from each other. More than an octave apart.

The deep voices/lines can have larger intervals between each note, while the upper-voices should be further "squeezed" together. The lower the voicing/lines are, the larger the intervals should be.
Thanks for the explanation, I now completely understand what you mean! I agree that the music could benefit from such an approach and will keep it in mind for future works. :-)

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