Night Sky Gatherings

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 am

After a long hiatus, I am back with a new track to continue our cosmic journey. This one has rather a grand nod towards the Vangelis vibe and sound.

https://youtu.be/UXTNSZBGGPA


https://soundcloud.com/biodiode/night-sky-gatherings
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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wagtunes
KVRAF
17615 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:10 pm

My Feedback

Music - 9
Instruments - 9.5
Performance - 9.5
Mix - 10

Overall - 9.5

Comments: Nice and relaxing. Well done.

JCJR
KVRAF
2895 posts since 17 Apr, 2005 from S.E. TN

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:48 am

I like it.

Did not dislike some of the earlier songs you posted but I had trouble paying attention to them all the way thru. This one holds my attention better. Such observation only provided for trivia useless information value. It may mean that this one is naturally better at holding attention than some of the earlier works-- Or maybe you just finally managed to make something simple enough for my 1 bit brain with a parity error. :)

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:56 am

Thank you wagtunes, appreciate the marking system :tu:

Thanks JCJR, I do appreciate your thoughts. Sometimes I am guilty of making to many complicated interweaving patterns. It may well be the simpler gliding vibe that I went for in this track that helped. It is certainly something that I am exploring these days.
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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Bansaw
KVRian
802 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:24 am

Very good. The visuals transport you somewhere, which is nice and mind-expanding.
For me it was somewhat mid-rangey. The pitch range wasn't really explored. Energy levels were somewhat samey too.
Beautiful lush pad at the start.
But still liked the vibe and the music took me somewhere. :tu:

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks for your constructive views Bansaw, helpful as always :tu:
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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Benedict
KVRAF
3126 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi Mr Diode

You had me at mention of the Big V. (esp seeing fast few who indicated Ambient were Hip Hop or EDM)

Nice. Yes it is a bit middy and there is a mix disconnect between the melodies and bassy parts. I dipped into a few others of yours and found similar instances of parts that seemed not quite slotted into the overall mix. That is just mixing tho and not the main show.

The music, here especially, is nice and direct with a clear sense of narrative flow - even it if does seem to run out rather than finish. I'll be happy to hear more.

:-)

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Benedict. I would be very interested if you could elaborate on what you mean by the disconnect between the melodies and bass. To be honest, it is the first time someone has used such a term on one of my tracks, so would like to learn from this if possible.
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
54603 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:44 pm

nice work, very "epic"
definite nods to some of vangelis works 8)

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks Vurt
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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Benedict
KVRAF
3126 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:23 pm

biodiode wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Thanks for the feedback, Benedict. I would be very interested if you could elaborate on what you mean by the disconnect between the melodies and bass. To be honest, it is the first time someone has used such a term on one of my tracks, so would like to learn from this if possible.
A mix disconnect: in the mix, parts don't feel like they gel together (not a note thing). They don't seem to share the same space or overlap in any way.

This can come from a few sources but commonly look at:

Different reverbs on every instrument can make sounds disjointed from one another. Shared Reverb on a send or even the masters brings everything into the same space. Compression can too but that is rarer in what I heard.

Arrangement issues in terms of instrumentation choices is a common one. The composer wants that sound even if it doesn't really sit with the rest of the sonic story. It can work but not from sheer willpower alone. Find common areas in each sound and pull them together which is...

Balance of Tone. If you made a piece with only an alto trumpet and a bass, you need to bring out the mids on the bass more (roll off subs even) and allow (boost even) a lot more of the low body of the trumpet to let the two sounds share a sonic space in the middle or it feels like there is a big hole and the two are not connected emotionally (time & space).

Good Jazzmen do this latter automatically, and the room helps.

I hope that helps
:-)

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:48 pm

:tu: Thanks for the explanation Benedict, most helpful.
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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Mozex
KVRist
241 posts since 18 Mar, 2019

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:09 am

Like it a lot, all sounds work well togheter.
-What is that? Music?
-No its a chicken noodle.

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biodiode
KVRian
574 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Night Sky Gatherings

Post Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:46 am

Thanks Mozex
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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