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virtualruffy

 Genre: Ambient

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This is an enhanced, expanded version of Anunnaki Landing with an in-depth description of the storyline behind the music. After analyzing the original I realized there were many things missing from the music. Like the big crash itself. There was a continuing move towards the crash landing but it never actually occurs and things just wrap up as if it did. Turn up your sound to get the full effect of this version.
Many of the loops are portions of loops I cut down. There are loops I created as well on a Kawai PH-50 keyboard. In the past months I've learned a lot about Garageband and I've used a lot of that to redo this piece, especially stereo sound spacing. Photo from Pitch Black.

Deep bass background sounds create a sense of outer space (a perception from movies) as 400,000 years ago The Anunnaki's starship arrives in orbit around Earth. Alarms screams as Sensors blinded by spatial translation fail to detect a fast moving meteroid on a collision course with their ship until its too late to prevent it. A brief communication in strange voices from the captain & crew, and response from the captain's wife followed with a delicate piano hook which is her signature. The last note of her hook is foreshadowed with an ominous sustained bass note. Moments later the impact occurs in the ships engines and bulkheads collapse, air vents to space. The captain disengages the interstellar ship's engines before they explode. There are only brief moments to escape as the damaged engines go critical. It is not enough time and they are caught devastatingly in the blast, crippling the ship. Driven down towards Earth, their ship, never meant to enter an atmosphere, begins to burn and sizzle from re-entry as portions of it explode and tear away and the ship begins ejecting escape pods. The voice of the captains wife cries out to him, her signature piano returns and the heavy ending note sustains as her escape pod is swept back against the ship and disintegrates killing her. The wrecked ship screams through Earth's sky burning, exploding and still jettisoning escape pods in a desperate attempt for survival. The ship approaches the ground as the music swells & pounds then collides in a roaring blast as the ship violently merges with the ground. Aftermath, an interlude in the disaster, a tortured breath amid a holocaust. Now trapped on Earth, their ship destroyed, most of their crew dead, the survivors gather their resolve. The captain's wife's signature returns but ends on clear notes and quickly passes, signifying their time for grief is short. Now they must build if they will survive and the steady rhythm of construction begins.
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Song Stats
Hits: 6161
Comments: 16
Fans: 4
Plays: 1082
Downloads: 205
Votes: 7
Uploaded: May 19, 2005 - 05:09:36 PM
Last Updated: May 25, 2005 - 10:49:04 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 07:13:07 PM
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Hardware:
G4 17" 1 gz powerbook
Kawai PH 50 keyboard
Software:
variety of loops
Comments
rovert10 said 4417 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
World shortest sci-fi movie
Did you script this first or write the story around the music? I
like the idea of a narrative being posted to be read along
with a song... good stuff, will look forward to Anunnaki
Landing III - Return of the Captain's Wife.
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virtualruffy said 4417 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
World shortest sci-fi movie
Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I had a concept initially and began building from there. As I listened to the first one I fleshed out more of the events and realized how much was missing. So I would play the story back in my head and see if the music matched and add or tweak until it did.
A followup piece, Nibiru Lost, is far from finished and will have her 'back' so to speak. Basically a sad contemplation of loss & rememberance of all their crew and their homeworld gone.
Check out my latest song called Nibiru Lost (mj space race 2011)
MissChaos said 4413 days ago (May 24th, 2005)
details
This one deserves headphones. You've got a knack for
subtlety and nuance. I wasn't thinking "song" while
listening to this... I was thinking "perceived experience",
which is what I really like about abstract stuff like this. I'm
fascinated by your ability to create a relationship between
sound, noise, note, and visual perception. Spacey, for
sure. Nice job!
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virtualruffy said 4412 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
details
I don't know about headphones, you might make your ears bleed! -especially when the blasts go off. But if you turn up the speakers to 11 you can feel it... Many appreciations for your kind words. I spent 3 months remaking and tweaking it.
Check out my latest song called Nibiru Lost (mj space race 2011)
Mystified said 4411 days ago (May 25th, 2005)
Inventive!
I'm a big fan of music 'that tells a story without words' as
you have done here--and done very well.
Nice use of tempo and dynamics to keep the tension
building. Thank you, especially, for the song notes that
explain the story itself as well as the motifs used to
represent characters or events.

Well done!


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_nderscore said 4401 days ago (June 5th, 2005)
great!
does an excellent job of telling a story, even without reading
your narrative above. i appreciate how you maintained a
sense of identity throughout the song while presenting
different parts of the story & characters. i really enjoyed this
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Warren Smith said 4399 days ago (June 7th, 2005)
starship going down
A well done piece of ambient music. A ear-tickling mix of synthetic sounds. Good story-telling (although I listened to the music a couple of times before I read the story, which, of course, altered the context of the music). My only feedback is that, for the break-up of a starship, perhaps the discordant elements could become even more dramatic - more alarm bells going off. Looking forward to the next piece in the story.
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virtualruffy said 4383 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
starship going down
thanks to all. I tried using more alarms but it seemed to overload so I trimmed many back out. Perhaps in 6 months or so I'll upgrade the song again. Over time you always find tiny things that you see differently and might change. And as I acquire new sounds there may be some that scream to be added.
Check out my latest song called Nibiru Lost (mj space race 2011)
oldlibmike said 4395 days ago (June 10th, 2005)
Wow
I think this is the best "mostly looped" piece I've heard for a
long time. I recognize snatches of loops I've used but you've
done so much with them! Very impressionistic. Mussorgsky
meets Tangerine Dream!
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virtualruffy said 4383 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Wow
Thanks, I like Tangerine Dream but I'd attribute influences heavily to English 1960's scifi films that had heavy synth work and to Mort Garson's album Black mass by Lucifer. A very evocative work. There's also Jon Hassell's The surgeon of the Nightsky Restores Dead Things by the Power of Sound. Possibly the longest album title ever. Throw in the soundtrack from Hardware (SF movie in early 90's).
Check out my latest song called Nibiru Lost (mj space race 2011)
CIPHER said 4278 days ago (October 5th, 2005)
HUGE sounds
I just blasted this on some good speakers and it kicks. You have totally captured a space vibe here.
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Denny Borsboom said 4250 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
This ain''t no song!
This is a story!
Nice driving main beat, good use of panning and effects. Very creative..
Looking forward to the other chapters in the series.
Denny
Check out my latest song called More interesting times
Denny Borsboom said 4250 days ago (November 3rd, 2005)
This ain''t no song!
This is a story!
Nice driving main beat, good use of panning and effects. Very creative..
Looking forward to the other chapters in the series.
Denny
Check out my latest song called More interesting times
virtualruffy said 4239 days ago (November 13th, 2005)
This ain''t no song!
Many appreciations fellas. Its influenced by Space 1999's Barry Gray composer, U.F.O. and lots of '60s english scifi synth tracks. Glad you like it.
Check out my latest song called Nibiru Lost (mj space race 2011)
Macaudion said 4085 days ago (April 17th, 2006)
Listening...
Nice soundscapes - It might have helped if I had the attetion spand to
read fiction... - It seems like it's probaly a nice piece, but I don't have
the required skills to know - Certainly the quality of the production
was high, and all of the pieces seem to fit well, so nice job. Dion
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Henke said 2055 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Epic piece
Really well done. Sorry I didn't find it until now, but whatever, better late...

Thanks for the download,

Henke
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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