Element of Life- Jon Solo

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thejonsolo
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2272 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:34 pm

Since I haven't really posted my music much here, I thought I would share a few pieces starting with this fun track I did. I call it fun because of how it came together. It has something for everyone ha!

Element of Life from the album Princess and the Pea-

https://soundcloud.com/jonsolo/element-of-life

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KVRist
123 posts since 13 Jun, 2015

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:49 pm

Goes deep inside. Love it.

:tu:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
15302 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:03 am

Interesting to finally hear the music behind familiar faces.

Really enjoyed this. Had to listen at low volume, but will definitely come back for a headphone listen. Maybe I'll have more to say, after that.

Great job!

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ariston
KVRAF
3532 posts since 28 Jun, 2009 from Wherever I lay my hat

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:32 am

Lovely, nice ideas, good production. I think that a little less Hans Zimmer would help this track, a more delicate touch, it doesn't really need the bombast. To my ears, of course.

robtcushman
KVRer
1 posts since 8 Mar, 2006

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:25 pm

Being musical is always a good thing! It's nice to hear MUSICAL music in what seems a world devoid of it at times. (eg. Pop, Rap.) Nice work.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2272 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:05 pm

@robtcushman

I mean, I just don't know what to say. You joined over 13 years ago and this is your first post?

Thank you for the kind words...and what an honor.

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Frantz
KVRAF
5244 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:03 pm

First rate composition. :tu:

I thought that huge hit at 0:59 was OK the first time but then lost its impact when repeated. The sound at 3:33 was sort of like nails on a chalkboard for me.

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Bansaw
KVRian
803 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:27 pm

Nice. Liked the breakdown at 1:37. Nice cinematic piano and choirs.

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thejonsolo
KVRAF
2272 posts since 13 Apr, 2008 from Charleston, SC

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

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seismic1
KVRAF
9320 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Element of Life- Jon Solo

Post Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:08 pm

I liked it. I didn't mind the "bombast", in fact I enjoyed the contrast between the louder elements and the quieter passages. In fact the quieter passages sounded very tasteful in both the composition and instrumentation departments. I think I agreed with Franz' comment about the "whistle" sound at 3:33. It sounded "artificial" and contained some resonances which seemed to be fighting the melody.

All in all, a very credible and accomplished piece of music which would probably be at home in a soundtrack application.

Good work :)

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