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Postby fastlanephil; Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:13 pm The Dark Side Of US

This is a requiem of sorts concerning a recent event and related thoughts and feelings. Something like that.

It uses mostly electronic sounds and also strings and choir.


https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/the-dark-side-of-us
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Postby V0RT3X; Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:02 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

What a interesting track, I like how the sounds evolve between organic and synthetic arps. I was kind of hoping for a growing rhythm at 1:56 or something but the continuation of the Arp works.
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Postby seismic1; Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:23 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

I think this is my favourite fastlanephil track. It features an pleasant combination of synths and orchestral elements, and good drama and pacing. I think the length is just right.

Good work :)
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Postby layzer; Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

enjoyable electronica
liked the strings, choirs and arps. it moved right along
thanks for sharing :tu:
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Postby sjm; Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:18 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

It might be a bit on the dark side, but it's also beautifully relaxing to listen to.
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Postby vurt; Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:48 am Re: The Dark Side Of US

nice track
rounded out well with the choir too :tu:
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Postby fastlanephil; Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

V0RT3X wrote:What a interesting track, I like how the sounds evolve between organic and synthetic arps. I was kind of hoping for a growing rhythm at 1:56 or something but the continuation of the Arp works.


Thanks Vort3X!

Yes, I thought about adding more to the arp but I decided that using the bell sound along with it as a entrance for the choir also worked. I’m pretty much a minimalist I guess.
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Postby fastlanephil; Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

seismic1 wrote:I think this is my favourite fastlanephil track. It features an pleasant combination of synths and orchestral elements, and good drama and pacing. I think the length is just right.

Good work :)


I’m glad you enjoyed it seismic1!

I also thought it had a pretty good balance in that respect. I went from creating mostly neo-classical type of music to using just synths a few years ago after discovering good electronic music. It was like a breath of fresh air! It made classical music seem sort of like a relic of the past but now I’m finding it’s also fun to combine music of the past with the forward thinking sensibility of electronic music.
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Postby fastlanephil; Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:25 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

layzer wrote:enjoyable electronica
liked the strings, choirs and arps. it moved right along
thanks for sharing :tu:


Thank you for the positive comments lazer!
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Postby fastlanephil; Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

sjm wrote:It might be a bit on the dark side, but it's also beautifully relaxing to listen to.


Yeah Sam,

It was inspired by a pretty unpleasant news event but hopefully I was able to also express something positive also, so as not to just wallow in pessimism.
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Postby fastlanephil; Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:36 pm Re: The Dark Side Of US

vurt wrote:nice track
rounded out well with the choir too :tu:

Thanks vurt!
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Postby Allomerus; Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:20 am Re: The Dark Side Of US

This is a cool track fastlane! Nice combination of sounds in interesting ways... Polyrhythms etc...
The choir is a nice introduction.
Enjoyed.
Well done!
:)
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