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Lamaze

By hamx0r on January 18, 2018 5:42 am

Last week was spent in the hospital collecting sound samples of my son's birth.   This piece captures the story:
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[*]Making it through birth involves a lot of breath control, so there are wind instruments representing both mother and son[/*]
[*]Labor started while having Japanese food, so the piece starts with a Japanese woodwind[/*]
[*]The opening notes spell my son's name if the alphabet were continued up the keyboard (H -> A, I -> B, etc)[/*]
[*]The hospital had lots of machines that go Bing, represented by the IDM drum sounds and other synth-breath sounds[/*]
[*]My wife loves Soul, so that came up to calm her down as contractions intensified[/*]
[*]The rest is self explanatory - birth, baby, rejoicing[/*]

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

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January 22, 2018 1:33 am

CONGRATS! and what a take

matmos~e

January 23, 2018 12:08 am

Congratulations and cool story.  The soul horns came as a neat surprise, even though you did mention soul in the description.  Nice track!

January 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Congratulations!  Great news, and a fine juxtaposition between the field recordings and soul samples!

January 27, 2018 9:40 pm

Nice story! I like how you decomposed the song.
It really reflects the events you mentioned.

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