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Take My Hand

By Gab Manette on January 25, 2020 10:56 pm

I've had a piece of this song in my 'ideas' folder for a good few months. I'd revisit it from time to time but couldn't figure out how to continue it. This week I finally did, and it's a great feeling!

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January 27, 2020 12:07 am

That cover art! Joli. Bien joué.

January 27, 2020 12:46 am

Love that feeling when you get inspiration on an old idea, congrats.  This track is awesome, love the 80s synthpop vibe.  I'd love to hear Rick Astley singing on this, it'd be perfect.

January 27, 2020 12:49 am

I absolutely love these sensitive tunes of yours. There's something about the the synthwave soundscape that really brings out the sweetness of the writing. Downloaded!

January 27, 2020 12:54 am

aaaaaa yes I love it. This gives me all of the happy shivers heart

January 27, 2020 1:06 am

heart heart heart

January 27, 2020 1:07 am

Good enough to put in your trapper keeper™!

January 27, 2020 1:41 am

This is a "walking on the beach at sunset with your shades" kind of song while a montage of the past summer memories flash by.  More introspective.  Nice chord progression and tempo make it a perfect arrangement. A bit more somber.  Like those low low toms that boom in every once in while.  Glad you revisited the song. Well worth it!

January 27, 2020 2:49 am

Legit.  So do you use hardware or software mostly to record with?

January 27, 2020 4:06 am

Really nice arrangement, and great sounds too!

January 27, 2020 5:13 am
djippy wrote:

That cover art! Joli. Bien joué.

Merci! Je fouillais dans ma banque d'image pis j'ai vu la main avec le gant. Ma main, ma main c'est ça que j'cherche! hehehe

Chrisfoo wrote:

Love that feeling when you get inspiration on an old idea, congrats.  This track is awesome, love the 80s synthpop vibe.  I'd love to hear Rick Astley singing on this, it'd be perfect.

Thank you! Oh man, Rick Astley, that would be most excellent indeed!

hieme wrote:

I absolutely love these sensitive tunes of yours. There's something about the the synthwave soundscape that really brings out the sweetness of the writing. Downloaded!

heart heart Thank you very much, if the sweetness comes through then that makes me very happy!

Mortistar wrote:

aaaaaa yes I love it. This gives me all of the happy shivers <3

Ooh, shivers! That's so cool, thank you heart

??? wrote:

<3 <3 <3

Aww heart heart heart wink

Ipaghost wrote:

Good enough to put in your trapper keeper™!

Ah now that's just rad! Thanks for that awesome custom gif! I installed blender yesterday, I'm going to follow tutorials to get started and build from there. Thanks again for the recommendations!!

NWSPR wrote:

This is a "walking on the beach at sunset with your shades" kind of song while a montage of the past summer memories flash by.  More introspective.  Nice chord progression and tempo make it a perfect arrangement. A bit more somber.  Like those low low toms that boom in every once in while.  Glad you revisited the song. Well worth it!

Thank you kindly!! And you hit the nail on the head, this is very much about memories and introspection! I think that's why I was a bit anxious to get it right.

rdomain wrote:

Legit.  So do you use hardware or software mostly to record with?

Danke! I only have used software so far, I have a midi keyboard controller but all the sounds are done with VSTs and drum samples.

Mission Crossing wrote:

Really nice arrangement, and great sounds too!

Thank you! big_smile

January 27, 2020 7:30 am

Sweet track yo!!!!

January 27, 2020 11:05 am

ow yeah!
That double clap is contagious! (i don't know why I focus on those small details - the whole track is amazeballs!)

January 27, 2020 12:51 pm

Shimmer and claps. I fucking love this!

January 27, 2020 3:29 pm
theemeraldruby wrote:

Sweet track yo!!!!

onlyjokinen wrote:

Shimmer and claps. I fucking love this!

Many thanks!! big_smile

dj someguy wrote:

ow yeah!
That double clap is contagious! (i don't know why I focus on those small details - the whole track is amazeballs!)

Thank you so much! I'm happy you picked up on the double claps heart

January 27, 2020 4:21 pm

I love it. I'm getting Promises Ltd. vibes here. The mix on this is pretty much perfect too!

January 27, 2020 4:29 pm

this is amazing, i love the chord progression and the sounds are perfect for that retrosynth feel

January 27, 2020 6:05 pm

Such a big sound. Had this playing while I was getting some work done, and this punched me in the face with nostalgia for some reason (a lot of your tracks do this)

January 27, 2020 7:39 pm

I have a song like that, still gotta figure that one out.

Great result on your end though.

January 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Kris Keyser wrote:

I love it. I'm getting Promises Ltd. vibes here. The mix on this is pretty much perfect too!

Thank you! I spent extra time on the mixing to make it as close as I could to what I wanted, glad it comes through! I had to look up Promises Ltd, was not familiar with them. They have some excellent synths going!!

Bleeoop wrote:

this is amazing, i love the chord progression and the sounds are perfect for that retrosynth feel

Thank you very much!

mikememo wrote:

Such a big sound. Had this playing while I was getting some work done, and this punched me in the face with nostalgia for some reason (a lot of your tracks do this)

Oooh, well as long as the punches don't bruise big_smile Thank you!!

Devieus wrote:

I have a song like that, still gotta figure that one out.

Great result on your end though.

Thank you! I'll be looking forward to hear your revisited track if/when you get to it smile

January 27, 2020 9:44 pm

It's always awesome when you can figure out how to use an old idea.  This definitely has a great sentimental feel to it. 

January 28, 2020 12:00 am

lovely!

January 28, 2020 12:55 am

This is really an incredible tune. Awesome job.

January 28, 2020 1:35 am

Really don't have words for this, it's fantastic. You've really captured the 80's synthpop style and given it your own twist! Really nostalgic and sentimental track. Lovely.

January 28, 2020 9:55 am

I continue to be amazed at how evocative your music is. Takes me to such a nice place.

January 28, 2020 2:09 pm

Holy hell, another stellar track!

January 28, 2020 6:57 pm

another, sun-kissed piece of music... a beautiful dive into an alternate 80´s reality. How could anyone say no smile

January 28, 2020 8:57 pm

Like the anticipation that builds up from intro, then moves along nicely. A little more melancholy of mood this week perhaps. Its on the border of the moods maybe.

January 28, 2020 9:26 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

It's always awesome when you can figure out how to use an old idea.  This definitely has a great sentimental feel to it.

It's like letting go of a huge pile of anxiety! Thanks, I'm really happy the emotion comes through!

kaedo sevaada wrote:

lovely!

heart That's a lovely gif as well!

ngineer wrote:

This is really an incredible tune. Awesome job.

Many thanks! heart heart

Shorebound wrote:

Really don't have words for this, it's fantastic. You've really captured the 80's synthpop style and given it your own twist! Really nostalgic and sentimental track. Lovely.

Thank you so much! I'd say you found the right words, because I'm touched to read this big_smile

Ryan wrote:

I continue to be amazed at how evocative your music is. Takes me to such a nice place.

Aah, it's wonderful to know that it does that smile Thank you!

Sodabelly wrote:

Holy hell, another stellar track!

Thank you kindly!! big_smile

Ashen Simian wrote:

another, sun-kissed piece of music... a beautiful dive into an alternate 80´s reality. How could anyone say no smile

I do like to escape to that alternate 80's reality, thanks for coming along for the ride! heart

miraclemiles wrote:

Like the anticipation that builds up from intro, then moves along nicely. A little more melancholy of mood this week perhaps. Its on the border of the moods maybe.

I think on the border is very accurate! I tried to do something nostalgic but with the melancholic tint, especially towards the end smile

January 29, 2020 3:41 am

I needed a pick-me-up and this did it! Great work!

February 1, 2020 9:13 pm

YOU GOT THE 80S IN YOU MAN. WELL DONE! THESE TRACKS TAKE ALOT OF WORK

February 3, 2020 8:12 pm

Oh yes please I'll take your hand!

February 6, 2020 3:25 pm

Ah yais that lovely chord progression!  Some of those chords get ya right in the feels.  Excellent drum groove too.  Well done!

February 11, 2020 9:17 pm
cfurrow wrote:

I needed a pick-me-up and this did it! Great work!

heart Thanks, I'm happy it could cheer you up!!

Joelfern808 wrote:

YOU GOT THE 80S IN YOU MAN. WELL DONE! THESE TRACKS TAKE ALOT OF WORK

Aaah, thanks dude!! I don't know if it takes more work than other type of tracks but I did put everything I had in there big_smile

Procyon Lotor wrote:

Oh yes please I'll take your hand!

*Proceed to obscene amounts of hand holding*

Tone Matrix wrote:

Ah yais that lovely chord progression!  Some of those chords get ya right in the feels.  Excellent drum groove too.  Well done!

Thank you thank you!

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