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This piece is backdrop to the story/video of snow men marching across a windswept Antarctic plain.

It's a more Classical Ambient piece. More down to earth than my previous 30 or so pieces. I hope it adds contrast to what came before.

There is a drone element, but I reason that this just adds tension to the mix. I may try a mix without the drone and more conventional instruments, but that will be for another day.

As always, your thoughts would be welcome.
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Uploaded: Jul 21, 2009 - 11:51:43 AM
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WharmtonRise said 3226 days ago (July 21st, 2009)
I agree
The drone gives it tension but more-so do the discordant strings. The track would be much emptier without the drone in which case you would probably need to 'see' the picture to give the same sense of suspense.

Thanks for sharing!.
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Reinholt56 said 3225 days ago (July 22nd, 2009)
Hi Andrew......
I'm a recent convert to drones, and I'm fighting to move away from them but some Ambient music works better with them, unfortunately, and I too thought that the drone added tension. I'm happy I thought correctly on this.

I'm probably back up in space with my next one though!!

Take care.

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kassia said 3224 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
marching snowmen
I really like the drone. I think it fills the piece out, gives it some extra layers. there is a cool contrast between the accented strings and the droning synths, like a steady wind blowing and the snowmen fighting with each step to move forward through the white flurry. A very cool piece...definitely back to your more classic ambient sound. Very well done.
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Reinholt56 said 3224 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Hi Kassia.....
Thanks for stopping by. This is a slight tangent to what I normally do but hey, if the itch becomes persistant, you have to scratch it.

I'm happy that you got something out of this piece. It always gives me a thrill when someone sees/hears/feels something from one of my pieces. It allows me to rest easy at night.

You latest piece is something really, really special. I heard it earlier and loved every second. The story so fits the mood and ambience of the piece.

Take care.

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LunaTrick said 3224 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Nice angular sounds
I like the drone... they have locating force and a certain suction on the sounds around. Done well here!
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Reinholt56 said 3223 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Hi Daniel......
The way that I'm putting the mixes together at the moment means that drones are going to be around and often. I'm working on 'evolving' drones but a retrigger means that the sound starts again and gives the impression of always being on. It's my latest musical challenge!! Ha ha.

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