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Wolves

By orangedrink on June 19, 2016 5:50 pm

This is a type of shepard's tone, where the notes are continually increasing in pitch as lower notes enter.  Let me know if it is too long.  There are some really weird moments that are summations of unfriendly frequencies.  Please let me know if there any awkward ear-killing moments or dropouts due to a polyphony limitation I set.

I wrote a poem:


one lone wolf, sitting on a hill
see its breath burning, yet it stands still


two more wolves, joining by the side
everything is black, except six eyes


three more wolves, entering the fold
something's not right, your heart runs cold


four more wolves, silently arrive
you dare not move, you dare not hide


ten more wolves, overwhelm the pack
didn't mean to look away but upon looking back


no more wolves sitting on the hill
something is behind you, standing very still

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June 20, 2016 3:08 am

Haunting track. Nice synth modulation. Spacey as.

June 20, 2016 8:11 pm

June 21, 2016 7:56 pm

I don't think it's too long.  It's plaintive and brings to mind vast empty spaces, while also being reminiscent at times of wolf howls.  Nice track.

June 21, 2016 8:04 pm

Not too long at all.  I really like this creepy glacial vibe.

June 22, 2016 3:41 am

I just finished the newest Stephen King book and now this. Oh well, sleep is overrated.

June 23, 2016 9:10 am

I really enjoy this style of piece, the limitations you've built in serve it well I think.

June 24, 2016 12:35 pm

I had to come back to this.  Relistened to & downloaded.

June 24, 2016 1:44 pm

Digital is analog smile
Lecker, delicious!

June 24, 2016 10:00 pm

What could be more appropriate than using Shepard tones in a song about wolves? Complete with drawn-out howls.

July 3, 2016 1:21 am

nice.  i like these haunting sounds.

July 9, 2016 9:14 pm
Mercurymonkey wrote:

Haunting track. Nice synth modulation. Spacey as.

Thank you!

Ipaghost wrote:

My dog is ready to fight this wolf!

CosmicCairns wrote:

I don't think it's too long.  It's plaintive and brings to mind vast empty spaces, while also being reminiscent at times of wolf howls.  Nice track.

Thanks for the feedback on the length.  So happy to hear that it makes you think of empty space.  I was hoping that the howl would spread across the plains in the listener's mind.

onezero wrote:

Not too long at all.  I really like this creepy glacial vibe.

Glad the length worked out for you!  You help me feel more confident about the time decision.  Thanks.

mysterioso wrote:

I really enjoy this style of piece, the limitations you've built in serve it well I think.

mysterioso wrote:

I had to come back to this.  Relistened to & downloaded.

The ultimate compliment!  Thanks kind sir

m2K7 wrote:

Digital is analog smile
Lecker, delicious!

Yum!

Jim Wood wrote:

What could be more appropriate than using Shepard tones in a song about wolves? Complete with drawn-out howls.

OH WOW I didn't even see the pun with wolf/shepherd.  incredible!

paul raygun wrote:

nice.  i like these haunting sounds.

Thanks for listening!

July 26, 2016 9:47 am

You should record that poem over the music. It will make an awesome nursery rhyme, I mean it...

Now I'm stuck with it in my head... "one lone wolf sitting on a hill..."

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