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Tekkin' a Waalk



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Well here's an original! It's been a while. The title comes from a book I read many years ago and have read many times since. It's by a guy called Peter Ford and he wrote an amazing travel diary about his 'waalk' along the Miskito Coast. It's a fantastic book and one which kindled my interest in this fascinating part of the world. I'd like to visit one day. The jungle meets the sea.

Anyway, seven minutes of ambient music, made mostly with the Alchemy soft synth with a track from the Zebra 2 and one from the Spectral. I hope you might find something to like and of course, I welcome any criticism. Thanks.
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Uploaded: Jul 11, 2014 - 06:25:55 AM
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2015 - 04:05:23 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 12:52:48 PM
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iMac, M-audio Keystation midi controller, Rokit speakers, various headphones, endless cups of tea.
Logic Pro, Alchemy, Zebra and Spectral soft synths.
kingbee said 1253 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
Very happily drifted away when that was on.
Somehow a bit more 'floaty' than some of your others.
Excuse my ignorance but ins't it 'Mosquito' rather than Mesquito.
I googled it and couldn't find the latter.
I read the Paul Theroux book of the mosquito coast.
Anyway, downloaded for my chill out compilation
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davajonah said 1253 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
You're half right and I'm all wrong. It's also called 'miskito' so I've spelled it wrong. That's what Peter Ford uses in his book. I'll change what I can, thanks!

Cheers for listening. :)
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grah3am said 1252 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
There will be mozzies
if you do go there, and I don't mean ex members of The Smiths. You have created a watery, evocative soundscape that captures the magic of lovely coastlines. (We have many, but it's hard to beat Andros.) The Alchemy works nicely with the Zebra. (I'm still using the free stuff!)
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Henke said 1252 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
Wow, this is great
Congratulations, a sweet piece of ambient music that really takes you there - which is lucky because it is a bit too far away for my travelling tastes (Honduras/Nicaragua) ;-)

Good use of the synths. I've only tried the free(?) Alchemy on my iPhone and then just to play for the moment, which is cool but not the same as saving for post production or posterity ;-)

Always nice to hear a new one from you, may there be many more. Today my vacation starts and I really hope for some music creativity this summer. Look out on MJ :-)

Thanks for the DL and take care,
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Philip18 said 1252 days ago (July 11th, 2014)
Tekkin' a Waalk
Gentle, relaxing, atmospheric. Much enjoyed!
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aRcTip said 1250 days ago (July 13th, 2014)
Tekkin' a Waalk
Great to hear a new piece from you! Soothing and evolving, nice work!
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Franciscus_Henri said 1249 days ago (July 14th, 2014)
Don't know much
about the Miskito coast but this works just as well for HERON ISLAND on the great barrier reef Australia. Very Nice!!
Franciscus_Henri said 1249 days ago (July 14th, 2014)
Don't know much
about the Miskito coast but this works just as well for HERON ISLAND on the great barrier reef Australia. Very Nice!!
Ex_Silentio said 1248 days ago (July 15th, 2014)
Wonderful. Conjures up the coast under a starry night. Beautifully rendered ambient effects. My impression of the place is colored by the Theroux novel and the movie, perhaps falsely. But in any case you will have to pack your own tea.
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Bowman said 1246 days ago (July 17th, 2014)
a wonderful trip you've taken us on. Love the organic feel to this.
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Fire_Angel said 1243 days ago (July 20th, 2014)
Made me wish I was further along in my animation studies...
...yep, this is perfect for one of those flying-through-the-landscape CG videos. Course, to suit this sound track it would have to be a really good one, flying over or through a beautiful landscape at dusk or in the night. Well anyway that's what it conjures for me. Dreamy.
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Doug Somers said 1231 days ago (August 1st, 2014)
This comes over me like quickly drifting off under anaesthetic to another world. A perfect sonic start to introduce the space. You then have your characteristic patient development letting the washes breathe atop the sounds of wildlife. An oasis of calm and insight. I too get a night-time feel to this, where the soft have of the galaxy slowly wheels overhead.

Brilliant Dave. Thanks for getting back to this kind of work and also for the dload!
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billdancourtney said 1222 days ago (August 11th, 2014)
I can hear the Alchemy
Very lush and atmospheric piece. Does not seem like 7 minutes while it is going by. I downloaded this and I think it is the beginning of me making collections from artists here at MJ.
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Warren Smith said 1199 days ago (September 2nd, 2014)
Coastal breeze
I floated away several times listening to this travel piece.

I read Theroux book, but not Ford's.

The next thing you need to do is go there .. and then compose a follow-up piece : )
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paul f. page said 1197 days ago (September 5th, 2014)
Like living...
...inside a picture with liquid details filling the scene with real, living things. This is a fascinating track that just washes over me with such clarity and distinctive expression. You have created something very special with this track. The low strings that enter around 2:40 and that follow are particularly nice. You have mixed this like a living picture. Beautiful.
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thetiler said 1175 days ago (September 26th, 2014)
Cool description in "Description" section. .
I like the picture and how it goes SO well with the music. LOVE how you make the wave sounds with the synth and it REALLY has that flowing of the in and out of the ocean. Even cricket sounds I think and more. . . WaY tO Go!!!
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hackneybloke said 1138 days ago (November 2nd, 2014)
this is a cool tune to zone out to after a smoke. love the intermittent insect chirps.
nice panning effects at 2.45....great on headphones.
cool track dave :)

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LouisLacey said 1135 days ago (November 5th, 2014)
very nice...
This is very nicely done. Allot of depth to this one... I very much enjoyed this !!!! I read your from Merseyside.. My family on my mums side is from Liverpool as well. I love it there and visit often... Cheers... Lou.
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