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Wastes of Antarctica



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The title of this mix is not descriptive in the normal, outward sense. My idea was for the experience of swimming below the ice and hearing all the noises associated with this. it is an eerie world. One full of wonder.

It is a 12 minute piece.

This was finalised using my Aspire One netbook, for reasons still too sensitive to go into. It takes a good deal longer to put something together using a toy!!

I'm always interested in your thoughts about my mixes, or anything else you care to share.
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Uploaded: May 30, 2010 - 03:13:47 AM
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davajonah said 3338 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Patience of a saint...
Put together on an underpowered netbook. Bet there were plenty of freezes. And there are lots of icy chills in this piece, for sure!

Think I would like to hear the background pads brought to the fore some more. It is they, really, that capture the sense of vastness and waste, and I think they are rather too quiet. Maybe you could automate the volume, bring it up and down, in and out, if you see what I mean. Like sticking your head through the ice and into the chill wind, then going back under.
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Reinholt56 said 3338 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Hi Dave.....
I have to pick the bits of my laptop up off of the embankment behind my flat. it landed there on Friday last, when the hardware shut down unexpectedly. I may then revisit the piece, with the view to trying what you suggest. For the moment I've been catching up with doing nothing over the weekend and it has been well worth my effort!!

The limitations of the netbook are quite noticable when trying to create music. I enjoy a challenge, so things weren't too bad, taking twelve hours to do something instead of two. It's only time.....

Take care.

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Doug Somers said 3326 days ago (June 12th, 2010)
Deep below, light from above
Another huge soundscape from your keyboard Paul. This really captures the subject beautifully. Lots of little surprises in the beeps and peeps over the slowly rolling frigid pads. I'm off to get a sweater!!

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Reinholt56 said 3322 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
Hi Doug.......
I'm glad you stopped by to listen. The music, to me, summed up what I'd heard and experienced whilst watching programs where someone goes under the water near ice. It's certainly not a quiet world, and if there are mammals around, they'll be making noise too.

Hope you found your sweater.

Take care.

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Name: Paul J Slinn
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