Weeklybeats 2018 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 3,700 music compositions by over 260 artists.
Sign up or Login to give feedback or chat up on the forums.

WeeklyBeats.com / Music / hamx0r's music / Gränsfors Railroad

Gränsfors Railroad

By hamx0r on January 7, 2018 4:43 pm

My aim for this 1st composition this year (in months!) was to use audio samples of our new son being born.  As he refuses to come out, I changed course to using railroad and wood-chopping samples. 

Instead of the story of birth, this short piece tells the story of the Oregon timber industry and the unintended consequences with both the start and end of industrialized logging: Perhaps some forests in the world are depleted too quickly with machines while others were being responsibly managed but had their industry shut down unnecessarily, causing ghost towns, addiction, and poverty. 

Notes:

  1. The sawtooth wave synth sounds are the industry clashing with the woodwinds forest.

  2. The 1st melody you hear is from the end of Beethoven's Symphony 9 mvmt 1

  3. The 2nd melody you hear at ~37sec is actually faintly heard in the train sample below ~5sec.

Train sound from

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

  • Play
  • Download
January 8, 2018 1:07 am

Fits together well. wood chops=awesome. great stereo imaging.

January 8, 2018 9:11 am

That was excellent, really loved the concept and all executed really well.

January 9, 2018 9:50 am

Excellent! Really really enjoyed this.

January 9, 2018 9:44 pm

Oh man it really tells the story. I like the flute and the train sound in the end.

Cool that you're back in action!

January 11, 2018 4:24 am

This is great, excited to hear more, definitely tells a story, so far my favourite track of the week

January 16, 2018 5:13 pm

we never learn do we?

You need to login to leave a comment.
Login Sign-up