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Drones, Strings and Choir - Distant Thunder (First track using Albion)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:00 am
by Shangsean
It starts out with some drones, but then shifts gear into more orchestral territory. My first track using Albion. It features more strings than I've ever attempted to use before so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.



PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:55 am
by seismic1
Some nice FM? ambient sounds on here, and a very dark, energetic orchestral piece containing hints of Schifrin and Rimsky-Korsakov. I liked the sound of the orchestra and the choir.

Very good :)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:54 am
by Shangsean
Thanks for the feedback.

You commented on the nice ambient sounds... well I actually just realized that the drone intro is actually missing parts. One track didn't trigger properly when it rendered. I'd actually been having the most difficulty with getting the last section correct, so when I rendered the track again I listened to the very beginning and then skipped to the last section. Little did I know that half the first section had some sound missing. That'll teach me to be more patient. Anyway, I've replaced the Soundcloud version now. The direct link still has parts of the beginning missing.

I don't know who those people are you referred to. I'll have to look them up.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:38 am
by seismic1
That sounds nice. The family are currently not around so I just played the new version at very high volume. Very good indeed. Definitely not background music :)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:07 am
by folderol
The aliens have landed. They're killing everything in sight!
:o :-o :shock: :help:

PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:32 pm
by fateamenabletochange
cool intro.
sounds really big and wide.
Interesting orchestral bits, quite dramatic.

Space Opera, great stuff. :)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:58 am
by Shangsean
Thanks for the comments.

I didn't actually have the whole space opera/invasion idea in my head when I created it, but now that's all I can imagine it being and I like it.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:24 pm
by D.H. Miltz
Cool. My favorite part is the horn blat at 1:44. Initially I wanted to hear it again, but it works better only being there once.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:22 am
by Blue Phase Music
I can hear the alien invasion, too.

I like this piece a lot. :)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:26 am
by Shangsean
Thanks a lot.

It's my very first blat. Happy to hear it had an impact.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:55 pm
by ClaRago
Very cinematic and powerful. Reminds me of Bernard Hermann 's soundtrack for Hitchcock's Psycho.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:26 pm
by polyslax
Lovely cinematic vibe, really enjoyed the listen, thanks!

PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:30 pm
by layzer
Spielberg called, he wants to use this in POLTERGEIST 4 :o

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:55 am
by Shangsean
Thanks so much for the kind words.

I hope this "Spielberg" character is cashed up. I don't come cheap! :hihi: