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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:59 am

“Dark Tower” is a bit of a one off, it has strong similarities to the kind of music I was creating back in the 80s, both in the style and in that it is almost exclusively made using my Roland SH2 synthesiser, the only synth I had at the time.

The title “Dark Tower” seemed to fit the mood and is a reference to “Roland to the Dark Tower came” which also references Roland.

https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/track/dark-tower
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Rene Asologuitar
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734 posts since 2 Apr, 2022

Post Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:25 am

Very dramatic, and very cinematic.
The recording quality is very good, and I am enjoying this recording,
I like this.
Rene

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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Sat Sep 17, 2022 8:27 am

thank you!
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

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Bansaw
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1858 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Sun Sep 18, 2022 2:37 pm

Interesting piece, interestingly unique, liked the waterfall arps.

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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:27 am

thanks!
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

thedeadsoul
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333 posts since 22 Oct, 2009 from Bandung, Indonesia

Post Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:11 am

Interesting piece, I hear a glimpse of Vangelis feel. This indeed gives me the 80s vibe, thanks for sharing.

Best,
Adi

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ATS
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7485 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Post Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:14 am

Yeah those synths are delicious. Candy for my ears :)
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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:09 am

thedeadsoul wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:11 am Interesting piece, I hear a glimpse of Vangelis feel. This indeed gives me the 80s vibe, thanks for sharing.

Best,
Adi
Thanks. Paul White noticed the same thing when he reviewed my first release in Electronic Music & Sound maker back in 1984.
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:10 am

ATS wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:14 am Yeah those synths are delicious. Candy for my ears :)
thanks!
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

vstdls
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87 posts since 26 Jun, 2021

Post Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:37 am

That low note. So buttery. Super cinematic. Made me image a gorgeous brunette computer tech in a dark control room astonished the compromised computer addresses her my her real name.

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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:14 am

:) thanks
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

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eassae
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848 posts since 18 May, 2021

Post Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:40 am

Very cinematic. I really liked the panning, especially in the first few seconds. Really makes you pay attention.
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ChamomileShark
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2511 posts since 12 May, 2004 from Oxford, UK

Post Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:37 am

thank you!
Pastoral, Kosmiche, Ambient Music https://markgriffiths.bandcamp.com/
Experimental Music https://markdaltongriffiths.bandcamp.com/

VCA-089
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201 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:01 am

This one has a thick analog sound. Great sound design! It has a very mysterious atmosphere, good for old school sci-fi movie. There is a bit of Vangelis feel, but it's not like Bladerunner. It has a very "open" and epic feel, like visiting another planet. This may fit into David Lynch's Dune I think...
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hotmilk
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27 posts since 25 Sep, 2022

Post Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:45 am

I like the eerieness that hits around 1:40. I love music like this, reminds me of Stranger Things a little.

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