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Unsettling Presence

By Ashtom on November 22, 2020 7:06 pm

Dark and ominous. That's how I could describe the last episodes of the TV films of Agatha Christie Poirot. We've been binging here since several weeks now and just finished watching the last one.

Hence I wanted to attempt a soundtrack for one of these scenes where uncertainty, doubts and tension are at their peak.  It is out of tune (probably; I didn't use the scale function of the Deluge this time) and out of rhythm (thanks to the very slow LFOs that bring randomness to a sound). I may also have abused the use of saturation (and also made the reverb of the Deluge glitch a little).

I wanted to transcribe the feeling of an innocent person, sensing an evil presence hidden in the corner of a dark reading room, ready to strike. The danger gets closer but, for an elusive reason, the murderer retreats silently, leaving their potential victim confused with what they just sensed.

Thank you for listening and for commenting, it always bright up my day when I read some these.
Have a nice week!

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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November 30, 2020 2:02 am

I like this, man. I don't think timing and tuning matter so much when you successfully create the mood you have in mind. It's a bit like breaking the rules to achieve a particular goal. I love the sounds you bring in around the 2:00 minute mark; they really nail the ominous feel I think you were going for.

December 7, 2020 8:31 am
hent03 wrote:

I like this, man. I don't think timing and tuning matter so much when you successfully create the mood you have in mind. It's a bit like breaking the rules to achieve a particular goal. I love the sounds you bring in around the 2:00 minute mark; they really nail the ominous feel I think you were going for.

Sorry, I forgot to thank you for your comment! I'm glad that someone recognized my intentions in this track. As for breaking the rules, that's exactly this; as well as using these transgressions as tools to express a specific mood. Thanks for your acknowledgement!

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