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Crossing The Stars


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Shimky

 Genre: Ambient

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It's been 3 months since my first "release" on MacJams and I'm hiding away in my room and not submiting anything onto MacJams because I think it's got to be a big hit.

Well, I'm sick of waiting for a big hit. I know I'm being ridiculous. So here's an instrumental piece I did a while back that's not polished but what the hell...

This piece is about me and my space ship on a lonely intergalactic trip of discovery.
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Hits: 4391
Comments: 40
Fans: 10
Plays: 266
Downloads: 187
Votes: 19
Uploaded: Aug 25, 2005 - 08:38:49 AM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2007 - 07:13:36 AM Last Played: May 29, 2019 - 12:04:57 AM
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Comments
Tom Atwood said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Psychedelic
I love the extended, weightless section in the middle.
Gorgeous. That could have gone on forever for me. Some
of the loops used on the front and back ends have a
familiar feel to them. Have to watch that on this site where
everyone has heard all the loops.

Very enjoyable piece, Simon. Again, I especially loved that
flowing middle part.

8-9-8-8

p.s. I would consider putting this in Ambient Electronica
or New Age. "Other" is a death category. No one knows
what it is, including me?
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Shimky said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Listen to: Roundup® the World by atwood1956!!
Right, "Ambient Electronica" it is, Tom!

:O)
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Mystified said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
The final frontier....
No fair hiding!!
I'm glad you submitted this!
It's outta this word! ;)
I could hear adding some vocals to it, or even some guitar grooving along with it.

Nice work on this :)



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bigblotbob said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
good stuff
i could see this as a 12 inch single
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Shimky said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
good stuff
Well, I wish you were a famous record producer! :O)
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said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Wonderful surround of...
sound that does communicate booking through
space passing planets and stars as your ship
skips along thru galaxies. Pulsating, gravity
powered engines drone on. And then.... the
destination. As the ambient music begins a
pristine world of colors unlike any on earth
breaks into view. The ship glides through the
atmosphere... and the sights and music go on
and on. All too quickly it is time to leave and the
steady sound of the the engines kick in... off to
another world out somewhere out there.

just for fun....

Jack


Shimky said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Wonderful surround of...
Excellent! What a laugh!!! :O)
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public_buildings said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Good stuff
Nice work! You make me want to break out my midi
keyboard again and try some stuff. I hope you'll keep up
the good work, and keep crankin' stuff out!
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drakonis said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
nice
Good buildup... didn't care for the bass boo-wa-wooo-
wa-woo before the quiet break much, seemed out of place
(weird amoeboid creature floating by?) but the rest of it
was great. Good driving melody in the last half, but not
sure if I'd classify this as AMBIENT electronica, the driving
beat seemed too up-front for ambient in my brain, but I'm
not great at categorizing, so I leave it to others to suggest
a good spot... this is better than most for it. So don't just
sit on those nice gems, polish them up and post them,
they're cool!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Rebsie said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Groovy trip
You really shouldn't be so hard on yourself ... do a
few more of these and post them! Nice sounds, well
put together ... keep 'em coming!
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btransue said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Slick Shimky
I really enjoyed this. Glad you didn't keep waiting to post it.

So...do we have to wait 3 more months for the next one?
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Shimky said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Slick Shimky
No!!! I've promised myself to lessen my expectations. After all, this is
supposed to be fun, right!
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Einarus said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Spacious
Very cool; very soundtrack-ish. Reminds me a lot of the
music from the old game Descent.
Very cool beats and great production! Really dug the
ambient-y middle part.
Great job!
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tim grant said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
descent!
wicked song! would go perfect with a snowboard video! I see
someone flying down the side of a mountain listening to this!
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av01der said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Not too shabby!
This is some solid loop arrangement! I once tried making
a song with that first ambient atmospheric melody loop,
and it wasn't nearly as good as this.

This song starts out with a nice build. Everything fits
together well, until...the break in the middle. It doesn't
seem to mesh well with the rest of what you have. Then
again, I'm partially biased because I use that loop in one
of my songs! :p But bias aside, I think you might be able
to ditch that break altogether, or at least try using a
different loop for it.

I'd be very interested to hear any of your future
endeavors. And hey, if you're interested in seeing how I
used that one loop myself, check out my song "Indigo
Regret".
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said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
That middle . . .
Yeah, I totally dig that middle section as well. Lots of
atmosphere. The song's best when it's quiet and not hiding
behind all the relentless drums.

The rest is pretty standard electronica and doesn't really float
my boat. Dancing robot music lacking melodic richness and
diversity.

Repetitive? You bet, but that is the genre, I suppose.

Regardless, NEVER be afraid to post stuff! Ever.
selters said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
i guess this could have freaked me out..
in certain situations.....i like that scratcing sound that comes in in the middle. Very nice buildup. I think it gets less interesting towards the end, but keep in my mind that i usually dont listen to this type music, so it is probably just me beeing studid. Well done, I think i should listen to more music like this!
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country john said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
likes it . . .
this is definitely something i'd like to listen to

on a stoned train journey . . .

nice one

cj
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cjhoose said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
food for imagination
Very enjoyable piece! The panning is excellent.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
I have to disagree with atwood1956…
… but I agree with Drakonis: ambient electronica it
isn't really, well maybe in places, but I'd say it was
too dancey for that genre. I like it a lot and think it's
got style and a certain amount of originality for what
is a potentially overdone genre and given that it's got
some loops in it. I like your space ship and I look
forward to travelling in it again soon. Sorted!
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SlimGirlFat said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
OOoh
wondered where you got to!!! :)
Nice choice of synths and fx here.
I think you have used a lot of great sounds in here and
have followed a good form in the arrangement, I like the
flow and blending of the track overall and the production
is not bad.
a few sounds are panned too much to the left eg: the perc
and pad synth about midway, but overall levels are nice
and balanced.
cool first upload
look forward to hearing more
Slimmie

Shimky said 5135 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
OOoh
Interesting what you say about the panning - I'll have a good listen to see
what you mean. Thanks for the comments. :O)
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Peter Greenstone said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
laid back
I like this. Perfect for my drowsy late night listening. It's laid
back but has a lot going on. Interesting changes. Part of the
melody/sound reminds me of something but I don't know
what it is. It just puts me in a dreamy mood. Nice job
putting this together.
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urbnite said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
kept me going
like the mellow groove of this...

i recognized some loops, but they weren't out of place at all
- probably better used than when i used them. :)


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Komrade K said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Out of this world!
This wouldn't be out of place on a Chemical's CD - hope you
don't stay lonely in your spaceship for long!
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Shimky said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Out of this world!
Oh, it's okay - the spaceship contains a huge dome-shaped garden in which
robot gardeners tend to my marijuana plants. :O)
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Rebsie said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Out of this world!
Can I apply for a job as a robot gardener?
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asi said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Descent
Must agree with Einarus. This one also reminds me of the old game 'Descent'.
Although this is not really the sort of music, I'm generally listen to, nevertheless it sounds very interesting.
Thanks for sharing!
Shimky said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Descent
Yeah, I like PC, PS2 and Xbox games but I haven't heard of that one.
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I. Spike said 5134 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
...to go where no man has...
Hey Shmiky,
Thanks for giving a hoot about what I think...
Here goes...
I dig it. I think the textures are translucent and delicious.
You seem to pay enough attention to keeping the audience
interested with enough new information as the song
develops. The middle break down part is a bit on the long
side for my tastes. I felt the pulse could have kicked in a bit
sooner. Overall I really liked it and gave you very high
marks.
Right on. Solid. Groovey.
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said 5133 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Space Suit On!
The different sounds with their own textures and nuances
compliment eachother so well...this song takes you on a nice
journey, very well done, zero gravity!
said 5133 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Excellent Production
I like the progression and layering of sounds. Like Tom, I
think the middle quieter section could go on longer, as its
own piece perhaps.
BTW, if I were to hesitate posting to MacJams thinking I
needed a big hit, I'd never post anything. :)
stevel said 5130 days ago (August 30th, 2005)
Lost in Space
Cool SCFI groove you have going on this....I am listening
in the morning and it has fillled me with the necessary
energy to go and explore the alien vistas of South London!
Nice one
Steve
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country john said 5121 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
nice one simon . . .
this is brilliant ! . . .

professional and tastefull use of them loops . . .

sounds polished enough for me !

i'll be dloading this for sure . . .

safe

cj
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GenEar said 5120 days ago (September 8th, 2005)
Cool
Good arragement. Very catchy. I love the middle.
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ginz111 said 4597 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
Nice
Great stuff!
Carl
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***itiswotitis*** said 4589 days ago (February 21st, 2007)
YEAH...
nice track like the floaty synth combined with the grindy bass...nice ryhthms tooo...
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alexweiler said 4554 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Trippy
I subscribe to Komrade's comment: it reminds me of the Chemical B's, too. Tasty beats and very atmospherical synths. Good production ... keep it up.
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1ozmuso said 4550 days ago (April 2nd, 2007)
smooth
and i got the first comment for april on ur songs lmfao i love trance kinda stuff thats smooth and flows nice... well done mate
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Magritte said 4452 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
There can never be too much bass
This piece rattles the bones in my foot that's resting on my woofer. (That's a good thing!) Great mix of sounds, everything works together and there is room for some surprises. A great example of how using loops does not mean a lack of creativity.
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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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