Ice Desert - ambient chillout from your friendly neighbourhood Mikusan

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mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:46 pm

Ok...here I am, tiptoeing out into the new year with a bit of chilled ambient. Back to more familiar (for me) territory - no mucking about with microphones and real instruments on this one :)

Here's the link:

http://k004.kiwi6.com/hotlink/matiw83xkx/icedesert.mp3

and a soundcloud link too:
http://soundcloud.com/mikusan/icedesert

Hope you like my old direction :D

As always, all comments gratefully received...

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JJBiener
KVRian
912 posts since 26 Nov, 2005

Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:07 pm

Very nice. I like it a lot. I could certainly stand to hear more like it. Please keep us updated on any new pieces you do.

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seismic1
KVRAF
9011 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:31 pm

Nice work Mike. Very chilled indeed and with some lovely sounds as well. I am going to stick my neck out and postulate the presence of presents on this piece (if you catch my drift). :hihi:

polyslax
KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Beautiful and mysterious... really a lovely piece Mike. :love:
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mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:12 am

JJBiener wrote:Very nice. I like it a lot. I could certainly stand to hear more like it. Please keep us updated on any new pieces you do.
Thanks JJ for taking the time to listen and comment. I always post here and on Soundcloud when I have new stuff :)

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:22 am

seismic1 wrote:Nice work Mike. Very chilled indeed and with some lovely sounds as well. I am going to stick my neck out and postulate the presence of presents on this piece (if you catch my drift). :hihi:
:lol: Hey Tim - I do indeed catch your drift, and you're quite right, some of the chimes (not the 'lead' instrument, that's Rhino) are courtesy of Chromaphone. Glad you liked it :)

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:26 am

polyslax wrote:Beautiful and mysterious... really a lovely piece Mike. :love:
Thanks Matt...mysterious, eh? Coming from you I take that as a huge compliment :D

jopy
KVRAF
1581 posts since 13 Nov, 2005 from St. Paul

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:29 am

at first this seems like a bit of relaxing but innocuous ambient, but then you slide in some very nice dissonance and harmonic movement to build the tension making this a much more interesting and special sort of piece. enjoyed the journey very much.

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:07 pm

jopy wrote:at first this seems like a bit of relaxing but innocuous ambient, but then you slide in some very nice dissonance and harmonic movement to build the tension making this a much more interesting and special sort of piece. enjoyed the journey very much.
Thanks for listening, and the kind words Jopy. Glad you enjoyed it :)

D.H. Miltz
D.H. MOD
11448 posts since 21 Jun, 2008

Post Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:16 am

In one or two places the highs are too much for me, but other than that I liked this. Thank you.

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:09 am

D.H. Miltz wrote:In one or two places the highs are too much for me, but other than that I liked this. Thank you.
I know what you mean, and I was tempted to smooth them out a bit at the mixdown stage, but I chose some of the sounds because of their harshness, which I felt fitted the theme of the piece...Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment :)

Programentalist
KVRian
657 posts since 21 Aug, 2003

Post Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:42 pm

Very atmospheric stuff, and enough subtle changes and such to keep me interested (in a laid back sort of way, a head banging experience it is not :hihi: ). Good work!

mikusan
KVRian
689 posts since 26 Jun, 2003 from UK

Post Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:57 am

Programentalist wrote:Very atmospheric stuff, and enough subtle changes and such to keep me interested (in a laid back sort of way, a head banging experience it is not :hihi: ). Good work!
:lol: thanks for listening and the kind words 8) My next piece will be a bit...less subtle, shall we say :D

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