Sunrise on Nephenee

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Sunrise on Nephenee

Unread post by Derek » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:12 pm

Hi, all

I thought it was about time I posted a new song that I am working on. Been too quiet for too long.....

http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/29114407

This is a bit of a homage to Vangelis, inspired by the sounds available in UH-E Diva (Dinosaur Impersonating Virtual Analog!), which is providing that lush/iconic "Vangelis CS80 Brass".

The intro/foundation pad/arpeggio is my Yamaha Montage, and a particular patch that also put me in mind of Vangelis, with some subtle "washes" from another UH-E Diva instance and my trusty AN1x (a MarcE JP8000 patch). Around the 1.14 mark you have a KARMA pad/pattern coming in from my Kronos and an arpeggiated sequence from Roland Cloud's System 8 VSTi.

I probably need to work on this further as i think that the melody can be improved in places, but it's a starter for ten. :)

I used this to open a recent open mic session I attended, and it seemed to go down well.
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Re: Sunrise on Nephenee

Unread post by Saul » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:03 pm

Very nice indeed Derek :) I totally missed this post until this morning. Definitely recognise that Vangelis sound in there.

Would also be great to use that artwork as a projected backdrop on stage? The whole thing, music and artwork is very professional.
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Re: Sunrise on Nephenee

Unread post by parametric » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 pm

An interesting flavour-mix going on there Derek . . . . .

Shine on - and the Vangelian CS80. Those influences are always going to tick the boxes for me . . . .

I'm liking the other "Echoes" tracks too BTW. NICE moog lead patch, and the Hammond in-and-out rotary . . .

If I may observe . . . . . .during the lead guitar solos - try incorporating "occasional" arpeggio phrases

(on the chords being used) into the solo gtr . . . both "upwards" and "downwards" Much like Dave did on "Hello". .

IYSWIM :D

Solo example.jpg

A VERY simplified example . . . . But

Bar 3 and Bar 5 are essentially and arpeggio on E major . . . . This mixture of scale passages interspersed with arpeggios of the chord in use, adds interest - and are the essence of the great solos we love . . . (IMO)

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Re: Sunrise on Nephenee

Unread post by Derek » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:24 pm

Saul wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Very nice indeed Derek :) I totally missed this post until this morning. Definitely recognise that Vangelis sound in there.

Would also be great to use that artwork as a projected backdrop on stage? The whole thing, music and artwork is very professional.
Thanks, Saul, glad you like it.

The Artwork was created by "Torus", who created all of the EX5Tech, MarcE tribute and x.factory splash screens for me. Sadly he is not about (In a virtual sense) anymore, which is a huge shame as I can't draw for toffee! He did a great job on taking the Echoes name and turning it into artwork. At the time the band name was a working title and a possibility of one of many, but once Torus did that artwork, the name was fixed! :)
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Re: Sunrise on Nephenee

Unread post by Derek » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:31 pm

parametric wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:49 pm
An interesting flavour-mix going on there Derek . . . . .

Shine on - and the Vangelian CS80. Those influences are always going to tick the boxes for me . . . .

I'm liking the other "Echoes" tracks too BTW. NICE moog lead patch, and the Hammond in-and-out rotary . . .

If I may observe . . . . . .during the lead guitar solos - try incorporating "occasional" arpeggio phrases

(on the chords being used) into the solo gtr . . . both "upwards" and "downwards" Much like Dave did on "Hello". .

IYSWIM :D


Solo example.jpg


A VERY simplified example . . . . But

Bar 3 and Bar 5 are essentially and arpeggio on E major . . . . This mixture of scale passages interspersed with arpeggios of the chord in use, adds interest - and are the essence of the great solos we love . . . (IMO)

Chris
Thanks, Chris, glad you are enjoying it. I do need to work on my guitar playing, which is best described a s basic. I'm slowly getting back into guitar playing, so will look at your suggestion.

BTW in the other demos, the Moogish sounds are nearly always my Nord G2 Engine, which is still an amazing sounding VA.
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