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    Tropical Sunset

    Tropical Sunset is my latest tune. This started as one of my more "classical" efforts but I started hearing things. I'm probably flirting with New Age but the beat is Rock N' Roll.


    A new mix with Lush Violins & some clean up.


    http://www.mydocsonline.com/pub/fast...l%20Sunset.MP3
    Last edited by fastlane; 02-09-2007 at 02:34 AM. Reason: New Mix

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    Nice to know that someone wrote a piece with rain, wind and lushed violins in midst winter and calling it Tropical Sunset. Sounded really nice and we have another thing to look forward to, a real summer sunset.


    Raymond

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    It's -8C here and you've got me singing like Jimmy Buffett on Radio Margaritaville.

    Very warming

    Ray

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    Re: Tropical Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62
    Nice to know that someone wrote a piece with rain, wind and lushed violins in midst winter and calling it Tropical Sunset. Sounded really nice and we have another thing to look forward to, a real summer sunset.


    Raymond
    Thank you Raymond

    I thought this would be nice nearing the end of winter. That sound was an effect from SampleTank called Ocean Drums so I used it for an ocean sound though it has some crackly noise mixed with it.

    It probably makes more sense now.

    Phil

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    Nice work, I like the rhythm! I would like to have a heard more of a main melody front and center though. The strings seemed to be off-to-the-side... is that a handbell in there? I was hoping maybe they'd get a melody... very nice sound though, it is a very picturesque backdrop for its title.
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    Re: Tropical Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by rayzalaf
    It's -8C here and you've got me singing like Jimmy Buffett on Radio Margaritaville.

    Very warming

    Ray
    Thanks for listening.

    Happy to at least give you the illusion of warm weather with some mood music.


    Phil

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    Re: Tropical Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin
    Nice work, I like the rhythm! I would like to have a heard more of a main melody front and center though. The strings seemed to be off-to-the-side... is that a handbell in there? I was hoping maybe they'd get a melody... very nice sound though, it is a very picturesque backdrop for its title.
    Thanks for listening Sean.

    I think the viola's were at two. They do seem to really change presence just going from a E to a G. I used them to try and get a different sound but I might replace them with violin's if I don't go on to something else.

    Well, as far as melody I was going more for variation of a mantra instead of traditional melodic development. It's not intended to really listen to but to just feel, like a warm fire on a cold winters night, if that makes sense. It's best to not concentrate on the music but just let it swirl around you.

    New Age music( other terms are also used for marketing) was invented by Brian Eno in the early seventies but was then called ambient.

    Phil

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    Thanks for the infusion of some tropical warmth, Phil;
    it's ding-blasted cold around here lately, and I could
    use it... lol.

    Nice job on this. You often hark back to this lush,
    rich sound and production; works great. I don't
    know that you'd call it New Age particularly; but
    whatever you call it, I appreciate it.

    My best,


    David
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    Re: Tropical Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Thanks for the infusion of some tropical warmth, Phil;
    it's ding-blasted cold around here lately, and I could
    use it... lol.

    Nice job on this. You often hark back to this lush,
    rich sound and production; works great. I don't
    know that you'd call it New Age particularly; but
    whatever you call it, I appreciate it.

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    I'm happy I could take the chill off for a few minutes. I read it's cold on the east coast. It's been balmy for February here in the PNW.

    I'm not sure what to call this music but I think I might of mixed influences of Enya's Storms In Africa, Paul McCartney's 1962 PS. I Love You( you can hear some of it toward the end), the classic hollywood lush sound, Paul Thompson's(Roxy Music) straight ahead drumming and fifties rock ballad piano arpeggios.

    Phil
    Last edited by fastlane; 02-09-2007 at 04:09 AM. Reason: adding info

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