Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

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Bansaw
KVRist
388 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:13 am

The locals told you the mineshaft was abandoned.
You went down alone...

https://soundcloud.com/bansaw-843690132 ... -mineshaft

Feedback always welcomed. :idea:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38345 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:26 pm

nice ominous feel, some great crescendos :)
very impressive work.
you should scout for soundtrack work if you don't already.

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Bansaw
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388 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:33 pm

vurt wrote:you should scout for soundtrack work if you don't already.
Thank you.
I'm not sure how to scout for work.
At present music is a very nice hobby for me. I still need to work on my mixing and especially mastering.

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Allomerus
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2099 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:24 am

Definitely fits the description!
As vurt says, great crescendos and very cool use of orchestration!
Well done!
:)
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ChamMusic
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893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:00 am

Good bit of underscore writing...creates the appropriate atmosphere from the very first note and then develops various musical ideas.

The use of texture / orchestration is quite effective, but a little bit clunky at times...the ebb and flow between different sections could be smoother with the use of strings / brass / woodwind / percussion morphing more seamlessly.

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Bansaw
KVRist
388 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:26 pm

ChamMusic wrote:The use of texture / orchestration is quite effective, but a little bit clunky at times...the ebb and flow between different sections could be smoother with the use of strings / brass / woodwind / percussion morphing more seamlessly.
Thanks. I appreciate constructive feedback like this.
I could have worked on this piece more. For me I got listeners fatigue, whereby I played and played over and over this track while I was composing it so much that I got tired of hearing it and just wanted to finish it and move on. Maybe this is something in my mentality I need to work on.
Anyway, thanks again for the advice.

ChamMusic
KVRian
893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:04 am

Thanks. I appreciate constructive feedback like this.
I could have worked on this piece more. For me I got listeners fatigue, whereby I played and played over and over this track while I was composing it so much that I got tired of hearing it and just wanted to finish it and move on. Maybe this is something in my mentality I need to work on.
Anyway, thanks again for the advice.
I get that feeling all the time! :0)

If I'm writing to a deadline, then I just have to cut through it; otherwise I tend to shelve projects sometimes for a couple of weeks or more and come back to them 'fresh'...well worth trying as you get a whole new perspective on a piece sometimes.
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sjm
KVRAF
1734 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 am

ChamMusic wrote:otherwise I tend to shelve projects sometimes for a couple of weeks or more and come back to them 'fresh'...well worth trying as you get a whole new perspective on a piece sometimes.
Wise words. Sometimes you just hit a natural brick wall. Instead of trying to force your way through that wall, it pays to walk away. Come back later with a ladder. Much more effective to climb over the wall than bang your head against it.

I've had tracks sit around for years not knowing where to go with them, before suddenly feeling inspired and finishing them off. And sometimes the track writes itself, and it's done in one go.

The one big piece of advice I'd offer in this context is to keep an open mind about revisiting tracks. I find that after I've finished a track I sometimes feel a bit directionless or uninspired. If I still feel like being creative, I fire up old tracks and give them a listen. Sometimes I just add a quick thing here or there or fix the odd note and move along. Sometimes that lights the spark and magic happens. One thing is for sure, you will never complete an unfinished track if you never load the project.
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ChamMusic
KVRian
893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

Re: Supposedly Abandoned Mineshaft (feedback welcome)

Post Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:53 pm

The one big piece of advice I'd offer in this context is to keep an open mind about revisiting tracks. I find that after I've finished a track I sometimes feel a bit directionless or uninspired. If I still feel like being creative, I fire up old tracks and give them a listen. Sometimes I just add a quick thing here or there or fix the odd note and move along. Sometimes that lights the spark and magic happens. One thing is for sure, you will never complete an unfinished track if you never load the project.
100% agree....just finished: "Last Adventure for a Buccaneer King?" It was actually a track that I sketched out some initial ideas for over 6 months ago. I revisited them 2 weeks ago after completing a different track and the whole thing just flowed to a rapid finish this time around!

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