An American Dream - Complete

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MRT
KVRian
1169 posts since 3 Dec, 2002

Post Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:12 am

Finished version of "An American Dream" in three parts.

I had posted "An American Dream" here previously so am most interested in thoughts on "A.D. Part 2" and "A.D. Reprise" The link is to all three sections should anyone have the fortitude to weight through the whole thing.

Part 1 is observation
Part 2 is reflection
Part 3 is Orchestral noodling anticipation

An American Dream
As always I'm open to all questions comments and criticisms.
Thanks for taking the time to listen.
Last edited by MRT on Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:33 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Dirtgrain
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1001 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Re: An American Dream - Complete

Post Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:29 am

What stood out to me on the first track:
- intro; the choir sounds, well orchestrated; the vocal clip--made me want to keep listening
- the opening part that sounds like someone playing a saw (the cutting tool)
- the guitar that comes in around 3:00--and the chords that came in earlier in the song
-the ending, with the noise choppy riser kind of thing--cool

I like the sound of the voice throughout. One thing I'm not sure about is the offset/delay/doubling with the chant-like parts. It kind of bugged me when I first heard the vocal come in, the second voice feeling offset rhythmically, but then again it creates an ominous dream kind of feel to it. The chorus parts sounds great.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" - Hunter S. Thompson

MRT
KVRian
1169 posts since 3 Dec, 2002

Re: An American Dream - Complete

Post Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:55 am

Dirtgrain: thanks for the detailed review, it's much appreciated.
Just for the record (the cutting tool) is a Reaktor ensemble from the user library of a Theremin. But I rather like the idea of using a saw :) The same ensemble is used on the intro section of part 2.

Off topic, I've been a long time fan of Mr. Thomson. I've always thought of his works as a testament to the pitfalls of taking yourself to seriously.

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