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Solstice

By Gab Manette on December 30, 2018 7:59 am

I wasn't sure how to end the year. Actually, I didn't know I would get this far!

This was quite the challenge and a fantastic journey!


I would like to thank my dear friend Jérôme for introducing me to Ableton, for his patience with all my questions, for giving me honest feedback and always trying to make me push things a bit further. Thank you for convincing me to do Weekly Beats and for believing in me!


I'd like to also thank my girlfriend Louise, for being super supportive all year, listening to my WIPs and cheering me on, cheering me up also when I'd get discouraged. I'm very lucky to have her as my number one fan smile


Finally I'd like to thank all of you who listened, and even more so all of you who took time to leave comments on my tracks throughout the year. I've been touched several times reading them and they were a great source of encouragement and happiness, more than you know. I'd also like to congratulate everyone on a great year, I discovered so many talented producers,composers and musicians through WB and it was quite a treat to come back every week to listen to your new tracks. I still have some listening to do, I've fallen a bit behind with the holidays and all.


All in all, I have learned so much from this experience, from working at it every week but also from listening to what you all made. I used to wonder about making my own music but didn't really take the plunge, now I have 52 tracks to my name and I'm very happy!


I'll be launching some EPs throughout 2019 with select tracks from WB (some I might tweak a bit!), if you're interested you can follow my pages:

Gab Manette Facebook
Gab Manette Bandcamp
Gab Manette Soundcloud


I wish each and every one of you a great 2019, I hope you take some time to rest but also that you keep making music! I will probably be back for Weekly Beats 2020, but for now I mostly just want to take a loooooong nap smile

Happy new year! Bonne Année!

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December 31, 2018 12:31 am

Nice track! Fell like it's Molly Ringwald going to bed or something like that smile

Bonne Année a toi aussi!

December 31, 2018 1:09 am

You played it out splendidly. Goodnight, 2018~!

December 31, 2018 1:10 am
Pocaille wrote:

Nice track! Fell like it's Molly Ringwald going to bed or something like that smile

Bonne Année a toi aussi!

Aaaah merci! heart

December 31, 2018 1:16 am
gpsychosis wrote:

You played it out splendidly. Goodnight, 2018~!

Thank you!! we had a good year I think big_smile

December 31, 2018 2:28 am

The very essence of mellow goodness. What a way to end the year!

Now I can't stop thinking of Molly Ringwald...

December 31, 2018 2:42 am

It's been a pleasure listening to your music this year, well done. And well done on this closing track. A very fitting ending.

December 31, 2018 4:00 am

You did it!!! big_smile So proud!

December 31, 2018 6:34 am

Great track, synths all fit together just right, glad you had a great year making music.

December 31, 2018 3:57 pm

Hey Gab, It's been great listening to your music throughout the year. Congrats on making all 52 weeks!! Your description above makes it sound like you are relatively new to composition (or maybe I misunderstood). I certainly learned a lot from you and tried to up the bar on my production based on your example.

I like the more subdued 808 drums of this track. Fits really well with the somber feel and slower tempo. Chimes are perfect for a bitter sweet end of year melody. As always, your arrangements are well crafted and very precise while conveying emotion. I've become a fan of your music and look forward to the EPs (I've signed up on your lists).  Happy New Year - I look forward to hearing what 2019 brings in regards to your music. Warm regards, Mike

December 31, 2018 10:28 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

The very essence of mellow goodness. What a way to end the year!

Now I can't stop thinking of Molly Ringwald...

Aah, thank you Jim smile And yeah hehehe, same here now!

mikememo wrote:

It's been a pleasure listening to your music this year, well done. And well done on this closing track. A very fitting ending.

Thank you smile and likewise, it's been a pleasure!

Procyon Lotor wrote:

You did it!!! big_smile So proud!

heart Merci! Je suis fier de toi aussi, tu as vraiment fait des belles tracks heart

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Great track, synths all fit together just right, glad you had a great year making music.

Thank you very much! smile

NWSPR wrote:

Hey Gab, It's been great listening to your music throughout the year. Congrats on making all 52 weeks!! Your description above makes it sound like you are relatively new to composition (or maybe I misunderstood). I certainly learned a lot from you and tried to up the bar on my production based on your example.

I like the more subdued 808 drums of this track. Fits really well with the somber feel and slower tempo. Chimes are perfect for a bitter sweet end of year melody. As always, your arrangements are well crafted and very precise while conveying emotion. I've become a fan of your music and look forward to the EPs (I've signed up on your lists).  Happy New Year - I look forward to hearing what 2019 brings in regards to your music. Warm regards, Mike

Thank you so much Mike, I've also had a blast discovering your music this year, you've made some truly awesome and heartfelt tracks! That, paired with your generous comments and encouragement in turn inspired me to push further as well smile I've been playing music forever (piano and accordion mostly) but this was my first year of actually composing and it was incredibly fullfiling! I wish you a happy new year and hope to hear more NWSPR in 2019! All the best, Gab smile

January 1, 2019 12:56 am

Great end to the year.  It even sounds like music for the closing credits of a movie.  Congrats on making it all 52 weeks and thank you for bringing a great dose of 80's nostalgia to 2018!  Best wishes in the new year!

January 1, 2019 2:37 am

Congrats on your 52 tracks!! I have loved listening to your music, it has a really catchy positive vibe overall and as I've said before, great melodies!!!  Keep up the good work!!!

January 1, 2019 10:43 am

Beautiful outro for 2018. Very glassy and clear soundworld... you really have your sound palettes sorted. respect! Happy new year and see you here in 2020 I hope!

January 2, 2019 1:32 am

this is nice, seriously put together well!

January 2, 2019 9:57 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Great end to the year.  It even sounds like music for the closing credits of a movie.  Congrats on making it all 52 weeks and thank you for bringing a great dose of 80's nostalgia to 2018!  Best wishes in the new year!

Thank you, that's exactly the feeling I was going for smile Best wishes to you as well for 2019!

LydiaPrimate wrote:

Congrats on your 52 tracks!! I have loved listening to your music, it has a really catchy positive vibe overall and as I've said before, great melodies!!!  Keep up the good work!!!

Thank you! I'll keep up the good vibes as much as I can, all the best with your new job!

Ashen Simian wrote:

Beautiful outro for 2018. Very glassy and clear soundworld... you really have your sound palettes sorted. respect! Happy new year and see you here in 2020 I hope!

Thank you so much, you know your tones and sounds inside out so that's a very nice compliment smile Happy new year and indeed I hope to see you here as well in 2020!

franky wrote:

this is nice, seriously put together well!

Thank you. that's very kind! wink

January 3, 2019 6:28 pm

A great, nostalgic sounding track to end with, roll the credits! It's been super fun hearing your tracks every week. Nice description as well, nice to have support from the friends and loved ones in this creative journey! I could easily listen to an EP of your tunes, I'll follow you on those sources. Thanks so much for your listening and commenting - you had some great comments, always fun to read. Yes, time for a long nap, have a good year and will see you in 2020 if not sooner!

January 4, 2019 12:45 pm

Congratulations on making it. The journey is different for everyone, and so are the results. Yours are great. Have a happy new year.

January 4, 2019 4:20 pm

It's been a pleasure to listen to your tracks this year.  I love the sound of the main synth melody and how it wavers a bit.  This should be a theme in Stranger Things season 3 smile  Best of luck in 2019!

January 6, 2019 7:11 am

Lovely! Again it's a shame I mostly missed you this year, I'm so addicted to peppermint right now heart Good luck with your EPs, I'm doing something similar haha. See you in 2020!

January 8, 2019 2:30 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

A great, nostalgic sounding track to end with, roll the credits! It's been super fun hearing your tracks every week. Nice description as well, nice to have support from the friends and loved ones in this creative journey! I could easily listen to an EP of your tunes, I'll follow you on those sources. Thanks so much for your listening and commenting - you had some great comments, always fun to read. Yes, time for a long nap, have a good year and will see you in 2020 if not sooner!

It was a pleasure listening to your tracks and likewise, thank you for the fun and encouraging comments! heart Here's to weekly naps 2019 hehehehehe

Devieus wrote:

Congratulations on making it. The journey is different for everyone, and so are the results. Yours are great. Have a happy new year.

Thank you! Very true that the journey is different for everyone; I very much enjoyed discovering other WBer's music, present company included smile

Tone Matrix wrote:

It's been a pleasure to listen to your tracks this year.  I love the sound of the main synth melody and how it wavers a bit.  This should be a theme in Stranger Things season 3 smile  Best of luck in 2019!

Ooooh, thank you big_smile I'd love to get some stuff out on tv, in movies or games, anywhere really! Best of luck to you as well!

hieme wrote:

Lovely! Again it's a shame I mostly missed you this year, I'm so addicted to peppermint right now <3 Good luck with your EPs, I'm doing something similar haha. See you in 2020!

I've finally got some time as well to catch up on my listening! I love your unique blend of vox, bright pianos and energetic D&B beats, soaring melodies that make me want to fly! Colour Fall would be perfect for a Cave Story like game's soundtrack, it's so energetic and upbeat heart I'll be keeping a close eye on your soundcloud for your upcoming EPs smile

January 10, 2019 2:48 am

Loooove the closing track... full of good feels and the smooth vibes... *Waving you goodbye, wiping happy tear, final freeze frame ends on John Candy smiling... Have a rad 2019, see you in the 20s... Followed your soundy as Moon Cube Design... Peace and biscuits

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