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OK, so this is a song built by standard Garageband loops with just a bit of engineering, like changing software instruments, editing a note here and there, playing around with track volume and paning, adding a master filter setup etc - But I just had to do something to get going with Garageband and music making again. It's been some time since..!

This song is short (like the summer) it is rainy and has a blues-like sentimental feeling about it (like this summer?) and it is made of old reused bits and pieces put together in a slightly new configuration. So I thought I'd call it Summer '07...

Please listen, and if you don't like it, it will only have taken you like 70 seconds to endure. I put it in Cinematic Soundtrack - maybe it could work for a wet clip. Otherwise I don't know, not quite blues I guess..?!

Thanks for any comments!
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Uploaded: Jul 07, 2007 - 03:21:20 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2007 - 03:21:20 PM Last Played: Feb 05, 2019 - 04:25:45 PM
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drakonis said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Good movie music...
The jazzy meandering piano gives this a kind of energetic but diffused feeling... in other words, it is upbeat, but doesn't have a strong direction on where to go... which is often the feeling people get on warm Summer afternoons, so I guess this is perfect :-) It is a short enjoyable listen. I think you did quite well choosing what things to mix together and create a little interlude from. Creates images of girls running with puppy dogs in the long grass. Well, except at the end when it suddenly rains and they all run indoors. My only critique would be to give a little more build-up with the intro. All the instruments start all at once. I think you should instead start a few instruments, then build up after a couple bars... the song starts off with too much of a bang :-)

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Henke said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Thanks
for your quick and nice comment Drak!

I don't know about American TV, but in Sweden during daytime some channels have like "elevator music" going on a while before another program is about to start. This is how I feel this song works. In Garageband it was rather nice to put it on repeat (at least before I put in the final thunder and rain). Although the clip at one stage was only abot a half minute long it could play for a few minutes in that way without getting toooo boring. I almost expected a TV show to start in the end... - And, that I guess is why it all starts with something like a bang, instead of a build up. If I were to make a serious song out of this I definitely agree with you. And I think there would be an interlude in the middle and...

Still, it is more fun when the melody is of your own head, I hope to start another project soon, rather than revise this one!

Thanks again and take care!
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
lengold said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Very
nice loop picking. They all merge very well and make a very pleasant interlude. I can see it working very well as you describe.
Cheers
Len


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screamalexz said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
summer
we all need something to get our music flowing again. i like the way it ended. it seemed to be well structured for the little but that was there. ain't no cure for the summer time blues.
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Henke said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Hm,
unless getting such nice comments for a "trifle" like this! Made my day, and it is only 12 minutes past midnight here ;-)

Thanks alot guys!
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
screamalexz said 4361 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
hehe
ahh at midnight i shall be dodging customers trying to get the bathrooms clean and cursing people in my head!

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Robert Smith lied, boys do cry
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echoroom said 4361 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Summers here
Hey henke - really nice production on this - this sounds exactly like interlude music! iguess you get summers like we do in England, hence the rainstorm at the end.

A sweet little diversion - thanks.

Steve
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Henke said 4360 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thanks Steve!
While it's not really my kind of music :-) I think it did turn out rather nice... I liked the finishing touch I found with the Jazz->Lounge setting for the master track.

Summers in Sweden can be very nice, with the long light night. It has been a bit wet lately, but we are still waiting for the great thunderstorms. They usually come in July.

BTW: Your "Crashed" is so professional, I'm quite awed by production and your singing skills! It'd be a radio hit any day!

/Henrik
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
apb said 4361 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
I can agree ..


.. with Drak .. that the way this start with a bang ..
rather than building increases the feeling I get of
a cinematic info-mmercial kinda thing .. it's later on
you get the sense of it being incidental music for
a film, when the high piano comes in. Lovely jazzy bass
line. Well mixed .. though the drums sometimes sound
a bit lacking in real drummer dynamics .. on some fills
a bit of track automation can give that sense of the
drummer getting a bit more energetic. It's a great
piece Henke and if written purposely for this application, I'd say you succeeded.

Hälsingar, vi ses ..

/Alan
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Henke said 4360 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Hey Alan!
Thanks for your long comment.

It's a bit funny, because one of the things I set out to do in Garageband this time was to work a little extra with drums and percussion. But did it help? No, just standard loops, three differrent I believe, doubled and panned out a bit left and right. Sigh... Maybe next time...!

As to purposely... [blush] I don't really know what happens when I make music. In this case I just browsed through the loop library and suddenly there was something I liked and I started to add things that could match. Not many ideas behind it, I'm afraid.

Ha det gott! /Henrik
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
peacepiano said 4361 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Prologue
Glad to hear from you again. This sound like the prologue to great things to come. Thanks for sharing.
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Henke said 4360 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Thanks Bill!
Let's hope it is! Hopefully there are some thunderstorms around the corner so that a few hours with Garageband can be considered well spent vacation time :-)

BTW: Listened to your Starlight and Mephisto to try and catch up a bit and liked them both! I think you've improved a lot?!
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
Dj French Toast said 4359 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
for some reason it reminded me of driving somewhere
in the summer time . The song felt warm and uplifting . Very cool arrangement .
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Henke said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thanks!
Glad you liked it. Have a nice summer :-)

/Henrik
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
announcer said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Nice work with loops
This lively song uses the loops well.

BTW in another post here you mentioned how you worked with garage band, just finding something you liked. That is exactly how I work. I compare it to working as a collage artist. Finding things that work, modifying them to fit and making them part of the bigger work.
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Henke said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thank you Bill!
I am glad you liked this little piece. I enjoyed your Moonbeam song a lot, very calm and meditative. I think I will try to do a similar one now, with loops but hopefully also with some kind of melody of my own hand (through midi-keyboard). I will also try some more of your stuff, am not sure I have done that a lot in the past [embarrased].

Be well! /Henke
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
Parichayaka said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Good vibe!
There's a lot of good energy and musical talent in this track. I especially like the piano (nice panning effect) and overall combination of sounds and chords. Very enjoyable. Hope you'll continue to find time for your music, the more the better:)
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Henke said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Thank you!
For your nice comment and for stopping bye to listen to this little piece. I was actually just going to open Garageband but alas, my little daughter came and asked us to play some game in the garden, and then it's dinner of course and then... maybe... :-)
Check out my latest song called Summer (Promenade) (WIP)
Parichayaka said 4359 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
That's sweet!
What are you gonna do...we all have busy lives - that's why most of my pieces were done between 10pm and 3am:) Seems to be the only time left for us hobby musicians!
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Henke said 4358 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
I guess
but by 11 pm I had a new song ready to submit! I'll wonder what people are gonna say about it. It builds on ol' Für Elise... Off to do that now. Oh, and then I'll have to take care of the kitchen (washing up), I just remembered it is my turn today! Alas...
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Heightened said 4088 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
Very cool
And a professional feel to mixing.
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Henke said 4088 days ago (April 6th, 2008)
:-)
Thanks H!

/H
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