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New Hope (mj space race 2011)


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richard13

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Third of three pieces composed for the 2011 Space Race Challenge, this has a Grand Piano and 3 synth tracks; no loops.

The piece opens with an arpeggiated piano track backed by a Hybrid synth with Manori Stab preset. Both tracks have a light addition of effects (mainly delay) and play throughout. The melody is played by a Space Harpsichord on two tracks, one more heavily effected: first rising chord notes, then chords, then a repeat of the first (in the other ear) with a backing of held, every-other notes, one octave down. I mention this latter bumpf as an indication of the progress of this late-start musician. It IS pretty simple but it IS all me and was composed (for the most part) over a couple of hours one evening and mixed and fiddled with for a couple more the next morning. I think it is 7/8 time and, while I played it in C (again, easy chords) it has been transposed to Bb as I like the way it sounds here. There is, to me, a distinct feeling of optimism and hope (which explains the title) and that's something we all could use a little more of.

The artwork, which depicts the inside of a space colony, should really be seen at a larger size to appreciate it, and to read, in tiny letters: CG Society.org Copyright 2006 Alexander Preuss.
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2011 - 07:07:50 AM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011 - 07:15:34 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 06:57:53 AM
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aRcTip said 2210 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
New Hope
A very fluffy and comfortable soundscape. Enjoyed! The creation process was a nice read too.
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ic42 said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
gentle synthetic grace
a gentle journey, with a warm smile... the perfect travel companion is hope. thank you for offering me hope by collaborating so I could join in, and still have two more great tracks to offer to the challenge as well. Perhaps we shall call you Richard the Prolific? :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Skean said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
New Hope
The title says it all, lovely work, dude… Cheers
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Moviz said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
This sounds
beautiful; ethereal even........ it's like some heavenly craft floating around the Universe..... no matter how you did this Richard, it sounds great, regards M
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davajonah said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
I'm
knocked out by the variety and craftsmanship of these entries, and this is no exception. Very simple, but beautifully performed and constructed. The arpeggios are delightful. Excellent!
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Henke said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
Congratulations
This is very beautiful, and indeed filled with hope (but also a little sadness of what has passed). I like that arpeggiated piano, always a good foundation for a song. Nice progression in the melody. The sounds are well chosen also.

That transposing trick is something I should probably need to learn since it turns out that most songs I start in GB ends up in C 4/4 :-| I also learned a little about that Hybrid synth for this challenge. Once you go inside the settings you almost get a cleaner version of Crystal. Very inspiring and creative "developing" sounds to be got there.

Anyway, this is a piece you can be very proud of, I know I would had I made it myself...

The song art reminds me of Rama, even if it may not be exactly that. Great novels by Arthur C himself...

Thanks for the download. Take care,

Henke
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SmokeyVW said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
uplift
very uplifting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplift_(science_fiction)

thanks
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rok41 said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
I like this...
...alot. A very nicely composed track. Enjoyable listen!
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michaeljayklein said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
All systems go....
Stellar (in both senses) excursion!
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michael2 said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
nice
makes me think of taking a walk in a meadow while a giant, friendly space ship lands in the meadow. for some reason it starts raining, and the sun is still shining. it's a great day. great track too.
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ziti said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
very nice music
nice use of technology, to be able to make music so light and airy. Nicely done all around, the recording sounds nice in a mushroomy kind of way...enjoyed very much!

z
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awigze said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
digging
the minimal layering here. cool backstory too
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particledots said 2209 days ago (November 7th, 2011)
reminds me of moby
i really like the hymnal quality
you did the right thing in keeping it sparse
wonderful
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DWL said 2209 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
You're doing well
with these new tunes.

Nicely spacy!

Cheers

Dick
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Narad said 2208 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
New Hope
Beautifully crafted ! Bravo ! :)
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Feter said 2208 days ago (November 8th, 2011)
New Hope
This is a nice work my friend ..good job !
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Skweryl said 2208 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
well my first listen
in quite some time and it's wonderful, beautiful! (jdholliday)
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Bowman said 2207 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Very
uplifting piece Richard with a fine melody drifting through.
Well done my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2207 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Gentle and hopeful
A vision of an elegant and peaceful future, where man is free to pursue his higher callings. Lovely and well performed.
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RochaMalhada said 2206 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
glad they had their iPods
Your work with Drak is great. This is more suspenseful, but draws attention to follow through. Thanks, Richard

. - Harold
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gadzooks said 2206 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
New Hope
Richard, I enjoyed the peace I felt on this journey. It is simplicity that makes this work so well.
SG
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Char said 2206 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Absolutely beautiful,
Richard. It would be a lovely background to a ballet. Thanks.
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Jarvoid said 2206 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Very nice.... and relaxing too
I have saved the image and will enlarge it later....very cool track ...much enjoyed ....d/l


CJ
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alackbass said 2205 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
New Hope (mj space race 2011)
The music perfectly matches the mood of hope and exploration.
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RobLeBanc said 2205 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Living
on a Dyson ring would be facinating indeed! And if this is what they listen to there, my bags are packed! Great music here, very nice.
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magnatone said 2205 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
New Hope
WOWZERS - this is fabulous Rich!! I love the piano work in here - really really EXCELLENT - congrats on this!!!
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TracyVosh said 2205 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
New Hope
This is so pleasing to the ears. It's warm and sensual, uplifting and energetic. Lovely!!
FEEL said 2202 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Nice Synth
Very space sounding. Artwork works well the music. Enjoyed!
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Doug Somers said 2190 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Serene
This is no dirge - I like the optimism it presents. The effects you chose work well in making this sound bigger, more spacey - maybe like the inside of the colony as in the picture. There is a tenderness to this piece that is intimate and close while still filling the space - not easy to pull off.

Another great entry Richard.

Be well,
Doug
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