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This was imagined as a cue in an middle Eastern war movie - a bit inspired by John Powell's work in The Green Zone.

Seeing as I'm in a hurry - I'll throw in a more detailed description later tonight.

Enjoy!

©2010 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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michaeljayklein said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Applause!
Einar, I don't think you need a detailed description. This was enthralling and tells a story without words. Excellent--played this for the folks in my office and you got a thumbs up from all of us! Keep up the fine work.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Dramatic, cinematic!
This really builds to a vivid and dramatic intensity. Love all the repeated figures in the strings and then the middle Eastern violin-y thing.
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magnatone said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Eye of the Storm
Einar - WOW!!! sigh ... fabulous. i will hope for the description, i'd like to hear all about making it. this is wonderful - congrats!
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Parichayaka said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Impressive
Fantastic emulation of John Powell's style, in addition to your own of course. Love how you introduce the theme and bring it back in the end. Makes for a satisfying listening experience without a moving pictures.
I would have liked to hear you control the vibrato of the duduk, some samples allow for that. Percussion is very good, and I was particularly impressed with how you introduce the orchestral section (Bourne says 'hi', good friend after all). All the instruments are well chosen, you've got great intuition on how to make things sound good.
Couldn't identify the solo instrument in the middle section and during the ending?
Anyways - just another testament to your talent of picking up any style and doing extraordinary things with it. I think I had to delete the word 'impressive' 5 times to not sound redundant:)
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drakonis said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Zat you, Mr. Zimmer?
Nice propulsion with the drums... achingly strong motif there, with great choices of instrumentation. Hints of middle-east, but also a "Western Cinematic" feel.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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crissew said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
This is friggin amazing
Soooo good. WOW man. This is ready to go into an epic movie now. This is unreal. What sound set did you use for this? Just perfect. Sounds like you had an entire symphony at your disposal for this. Simply incredible. Simply the best cinematic composition I have heard on MJ. CONGRATS!! Thanks for the download. You are talented my friend!
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ziti said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
awesomeness
flows from you, my friend

unreal!!!!!

i cant wait to make some more with you.

deepest bows as always
z
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particledots said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Nice one
The bar has indeed been raised (as crissew mentioned in the forums)
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Gaylen75 said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
What A Gift
I am so happy I took the time to listen to this. What a great production. It is just right all the way through. Love to hear this done with the Bombay Syn.
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dave_b said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Eye of the Storm
Right on target for a mideast war movie. I can see the Bradleys trucking over the dunes. Great complementary sound choices, mix is perfect. Love the strings, really expressive.
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Ed Hannifin said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Nice changes and interblendings of scale and tone...
Big elements, small elements, and yet noting sounding out of place....

Some things that end up tagged 'cinematic' are a wash.... Nothing really moves, nothing really emerges as a theme....

This one has a sense of journey, of call and response, of going and returning.... It has dynamics, and dynamics that don't just mean, 'It gets LOUD'.... It breathes a bit....
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Sigmund said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Eye of the Storm
Very cool - very well done. I really enjoyed this - thanks!
Sig
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VicDiesel said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Excellent orchestration
That part with the strings and percussions sounds very good. It has real energy and drive behind it.

The duduk is cool, but the vibrato is getting a bit much. Can you tame that?
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Einarus said 2785 days ago (April 5th, 2010)
Thanks!
I tried to tame it - but couldn't find a way.
In some places I simply added a couple of notes to the melody, thus elmininating the vibrato, but I could only do that for so long.
I'm still figuring out the EastWest player, so if I find a way - I'll be sure to fix it.

Thanks for the comment!
-Einar
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MarkHolbrook said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Outstanding...
Like Vic I would like a tiny bit less vibrato in places... But man this is gorgeous. Excellent work!
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
I love it!
I agree with Michael Jay - no detailed description necessary.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jim
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alackbass said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Wow
Intense! Dramatic! Beautiful! Perfectly composed, arranged, recorded, and performed!
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caymanjazz said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Nice Feel!
I can feel the tension and emotion. This is really good!! Someone should make a film for your music. Nice work!!
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psexnyc said 2784 days ago (April 6th, 2010)
Bravo!!!
Absolutely outstanding!!!
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Symphony101 said 2783 days ago (April 7th, 2010)
Eye of the storm
Einar, I like this piece very much, the tune indeed tells the story. The changes in the piece are indeed dramatic. It's very nice work, sir.
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shavingronaldscar said 2782 days ago (April 8th, 2010)
Great!
I actually saw this movie a couple of days ago, and you've got the whole mood spot on. They should have used you! Brilliant composition!
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2781 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
This is...
... killer, Einar! A very catchy theme and some transitions back and forth between the main melody and other interesting bits.

You sure did raise the bar... you're a genius!
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bud said 2781 days ago (April 9th, 2010)
Excellent cinematic work
elegiac and compelling at the same time. What is the lead voice and how are you playing it - getting the vibrato?
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WharmtonRise said 2780 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Excellent work
Truly excellent.
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billykirsch said 2780 days ago (April 10th, 2010)
Impressive
Mysterious, somber, powerful, dynamic. Perfect transitions between parts. I didn't notice the vibrato was excessive, I guess that may be the way that instrument is usually played. Anyway, the only way to remove vibrato would be with an auto tuner (that could be an interesting experiment ;-).
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hackneybloke said 2779 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
eye
hey einar...love this. great atmos..simply done. excellent percussion intro and build...really conveys urgency and high stakes. great cinematic piece.
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ste said 2772 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
love
the eastern vibe. usually the instruments in this kind of thing sound artificial, but this is spot on - great mix and drama.
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futzpucker said 2755 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
Outstanding, Einar
This is a great work, and I hope you are proud of it. I certainly would be. Excellent, dynamic build. I love the tension you created with the string part. Great voicings in the strings, too. Very nice to come back down to end this very effective, very professional piece of composition. Excellent mood creation here, setting the correct environment you were going for. Congratulations.
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obbster said 2549 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Amazing
Impressive stuff
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CraizeeMusic said 1874 days ago (October 2nd, 2012)
Wonderful
I have really enjoyed everything that you have written. You are very versatile and handle each task with great aplomb!
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