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The Long Sleep (Macjams Space Race 2009)


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Reinholt56

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Space Race Challenge 2009

You are waiting in the departure/transit lounge, ready to travel to some far flung planet that orbits around some unimaginably distant star. There are tannoy messages and other ambient noise all the time you are sat or queueing to go somewhere nearer to your starship.

You eventually reach the lounge where you say your 'See you later' to all your friends and family who are travelling with you. The medical teams take over, to put you into your reefer-sleep casket and put the lid down.

You dream, with emphasis on the last experiences before reefer-sleep and the other transient thoughts that surface in your 'twilight' world of suspension.

You then arrive.....but that's another story......
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2009 - 01:26:40 PM
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2009 - 01:26:40 PM Last Played: Aug 29, 2017 - 10:38:27 PM
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SmokeyVW said 2969 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
wow
wow - a great interpretation of what it could be like to sleep for 20 years.

i'd really need to trust the medical teams to get it right. it would be sheer horror if the sleeper became mostly conscious yet unable to do anything about it.

thanks
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Smokey.......
I'm hopeful that by the time this technology arrives, most of the problems will have been ironed out, but I bet there will still be a minimal failure rate and there will be some unlucky sleepers. The good thing is that they would probably never know.

It's the lottery factor again.

Take care.

Paul
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Narad said 2969 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
SRC
Transcendent sleep in a twilght suspense. Very well done to awaken hidden senses ! :)
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Narad......
Thanks for stopping by to listen. I had fun with this piece and it's the first piece done to order for the SRC.

I couldn't resist adding it.

Take care.

Paul
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Doug Somers said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
This is pretty hypnotic
Right from the start I'm in this tunnel going to inner space. A bit of Dr. Who like imagery going on for me too.

The scary part here is how deep it goes - at least for me. It's not like getting to some inner place of the mind and then touring around to see what's there. At least not until the 3:00 mark, which is a long travel 'down'. I also get the sense that the sounds and sights going past me are somehow also echoes of what is passing the space ship as it hurtles through hyper-space.

Another notch on the post for a winner composition.

Cheers Paul,
Doug
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Doug......
I can claim to be a fan of the original Dr's from the very first Doctor until the Beeb stopped making it.

You vision for this piece sits very well with my ideas, and I had the feeling of a tunnel when I first started putting the sounds together myslef. The vocals, echoing away, only added to my idea of abstract, flittery thought processes never really surfacing to consciousness.

Take care.

Paul
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awigze said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Irish Immigrantion
In the 1800's in Ireland when folks would immigrate to the United States into New York or Boston, the homefolk would throw them a party and wake knowing that they would never see their beloved again as crossing the great distance would likely diminish their chances of seeing them again alive. This makes me think of what one must have felt after such a gathering and looking into the vast ocean of an unknown future.
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Awigze.......
I still cringe when I read about what the Brits did to the Irish in those days. I have one word......Why????? Your thought are very relevant to the essence of my piece although the Irish were fully aware but never the less nervous and apprehensive about their long journey to the New World and as you say, the dimension of never seeing loved ones must have really put a downer on their unasked for travel.

Take care.

Paul
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sloparts said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Interesting concept.
Will I dream, will there be sounds in my mind, will I remember being asleep, or will I close my eyes, only to open them a second later, and be there, on the other side of the Universe.

Very cool sounds Paul, I like it.

Ed
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Ed.....
You have, in your thoughts, encapsulated reefer sleep. Thousands of caskets with their occupants suspended in a sleep-induced dream time. A reef of life's replays and what if's, to cover the journey's length.

Take care.

Paul
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richard13 said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Reefer-sleep? Well strap me in!
A cool ambient trip, Paul; in every sense of the word. Well done.
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Richard......
Your thoughts made me chuckle.....Well strap me in!!!! Maybe I could make something of that for another mix.......

Thanks for your kind words.

Take care.

Paul
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Ex_Silentio said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Sleeper
Paul, this is space music. Just wonderful in its insistent lack of harmonic development. I think this my new favorite of yours. And that's saying something, because there's a lot of competition in your catalogue.
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Duane.......
All the lack of harmonic development was achieved through chunks of synth stuff never being given enough time to move on, because the LFO's used were really, really at their lowest settings, taking an eternity to cycle, if they ever would, so no real repeats. I think!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care.

Paul
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particledots said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Excellent
Hi Paul
I knew that if anyone was going to do this really well it would be you
Very evocative and cinematic textures you have created here
b
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particledots said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
ps
i want to get me one of them reefer-sleep caskets
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Bryn........
I believe that the reefer caskets are in development now. Didn't Michael Jackson test one out??

When I started putting this mix together I thought that it would be a decent entry for the SRC.

Take care.

Paul

PS: No skunk supplied with the casket. Bring your own hookah.
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paul f. page said 2968 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Pictures in Sound
That's what you create every time you imagine one of these lengthy soundscapes. Paul, this is (as Doug mentions) hypnotic. Your canon of work is exploding, the accompanying stories provocative and evocative. Such a fecund imagination you have! ... Another composition of unique beauty.
Peace.
Paul
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Reinholt56 said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Hi Paul.......
I think that a result of vivid imagination, massive reading of SciFi novels, science, an awareness of musical sounds and loads of time on my hands allow me to put together one or two of these make believe trips. That and I also find doing this type of music a great challenge and food for my soul.

Thanks for your words Paul.

Take care.

Paul
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tonestones said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
reefer-sleep
I'm having Narita flashbacks. You captured it. Such an interesting soundscape...

thanks, this is my last listen of the evening... off to bed with this soundtrack... unfortunately sans-reefer..
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Reinholt56 said 2966 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Hi TS......
I'm glad you stopped by before your rest time.

It's a pity you don't have a reefer casket, but here to hoping you have one down on your Christmas list, under the subheading of 'Could wait for this until another year. Need more socks'.

Take care.

Paul


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TERRAPLANE said 2968 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
Wow
Hey Paul,, I just woke up now I need to head back to bed & Pipe these sounds through my brain & dream on,, Super- sidious suspension (( I made that up )) ; . ) Very Cool,,,, thanks ,T
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Reinholt56 said 2966 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Hi TP....
I should have put a public warning on this piece, especially for those who are listening having just got out of bed!! Hopefully your relaxed feelings, as you walked out of the bedroom, weren't dulled too much by this piece.

Take care.

Paul
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bud said 2967 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
I was waiting for your contribuition
knew it was gonna take the race to another level and you've certainly done that. Great concept and execution - very intense experience.
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Reinholt56 said 2966 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Hi Bud......
I haven't done anything for a while, so was reduced to remixing unpublished stuff for my last two uploads, then this track came fresh from my ideas, so couldn't resist uploading it for the SRC.

I'm glad you stopped by to listen.

Take care.

Paul
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Henke said 2966 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
The master of space ambient
has struck again. Awesome stuff. I can almost feel the chill of space through my space suite (or, hm, pyjamas...).

Take care.

/Henke
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Reinholt56 said 2966 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Hi Henke.........
Thanks once again for your very kind thoughts.

Hope the chill didn't spoil your morning and that you managed to warm up by the end of the day.

Take care.

Paul
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davajonah said 2963 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Terrific
Space music par excellence. This reminds me very much of the ambient music going on in some of the old shoot 'em up games like Doom.

Great stuff Paul and another one to download.
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Reinholt56 said 2963 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Hi Dave......
This piece was a bit more of a mish mash of ideas, sounds, mixes, to come up with the final mix. There could be more of this type of mix, as far as just the music goes. Not so much the words.

Take care.

Paul
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ic42 said 2961 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
tubes of sound
how do you do that? there's this closed-in feel, and everything is red-doppler-shifted but blurry. definitely gives a long dreamy feel.
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Reinholt56 said 2960 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Hi Mr D.....
I made this mix with three stereo pairs of the same mix. One was left as was, one had reverb added and the third had a stereo widening process added.

All were mixed down to one stereo pair and there you have it. I think there were 6 instruments plus the vocals.

Take care.

Paul
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