tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

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Gucky
KVRAF
1898 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:30 am

Today I made a little tribute to a famous French musician: "Alone at the beach".
Guess who? :-) Your feedback is welcome!
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/alone-at-the-beach

HotCoffee
KVRer
25 posts since 6 Sep, 2011 from Sweden

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:08 am

I'm going to go with Vangelis. He's french, right?

Anyway, nice track. I think maybe upping the BPM ever so slightly might do wonders? I feels a bit too slow now. Other than that, this is something that could find itself on my playlist while working etc, it's a nice stress reliever. Great job!

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Erisian
KVRian
1163 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:11 am

Goes without saying it's Jean Michel Jarre - possibly after Oxygene 6. Great job. :tu: I really enjoyed listening and you managed to capture the feel of JMJ perfectly without directly copying. :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
64968 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:12 am

yeah i think vangelis ia greek?

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
27405 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:15 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:12 am
yeah i think vangelis ia greek?
Sure is ...

HotCoffee
KVRer
25 posts since 6 Sep, 2011 from Sweden

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:13 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:12 am
yeah i think vangelis ia greek?
Well duh... it was obviously a joke. Who in this forum does not know who both Vangelis and JMJ are? :D

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biodiode
KVRian
622 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:27 am

Yep, that typical bossa type rhythm with a solina/logan style string pad. I would go out on a limb here and say you nailed the style :wink:

Nicely produced and would find its way into a number of playlists :tu:
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

Gucky
KVRAF
1898 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:40 am

Hi guys,
thanks for your feedback. :-)
Your are right. I had Jarres Oxygene VI in my mind when I recorded that track.
In my youth I was ( and I still am) a big fan of that album.
I was fascinated how Jarre did this wave sounds in his track.
So many years later I tried it by myself.

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Erisian
KVRian
1163 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:55 am

Gucky wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:40 am
Hi guys,
thanks for your feedback. :-)
Your are right. I had Jarres Oxygene VI in my mind when I recorded that track.
In my youth I was ( and I still am) a big fan of that album.
I was fascinated how Jarre did this wave sounds in his track.
So many years later I tried it by myself.
Oxygene and Equinoxe were his best albums and I was really pleased when he brought out a second Oxygene album. Every sound he uses adds something special to the feel of the music.

Gucky
KVRAF
1898 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:29 am

Hi HotCoffee,
thanks for your tip with the tempo.
I changed it knos from 80 bpm to 85 bpm.
Is it now better?
https://soundcloud.com/musikus/alone-at-the-beach

Gucky
KVRAF
1898 posts since 26 Sep, 2004

Re: tribute to a famous electronic musician "Alone at the beach"

Post Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:33 am

Hi Erisian,
I also think that Oxygene and Equinoxe are his best albums.
Magnetic fields is also good. Zoolook was very innovativ.
But after that his albums are too much mainstream for my taste.

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