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Ylla

By hieme on May 24, 2020 11:56 pm

A song about rebirth and moving forward //

I wanted to work on this after what happened last week - I actually started this project in 2016, and since then I would open it up every now and then and change something, so that over the years every part of this has been eventually replaced. I kind of like the symbolism of that, and I started working on this early in the week. Feels strange to be showing this ancient thing to people, I hope you enjoy!

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

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May 25, 2020 12:20 am

Glad you did! Definitely enjoyed this one. Love the (whistling?) effect especially!

May 25, 2020 12:53 am

May 25, 2020 1:07 am

It work as it is now. I would be curious to hear the first draft too. You are always great with your pads and pianos.

May 25, 2020 1:33 am

I really, really like the vocal line in this track. smile

May 25, 2020 1:52 am
Reilly Farrell wrote:

Glad you did! Definitely enjoyed this one. Love the (whistling?) effect especially!

Thank you! Not sure if you're talking about what I'm thinking of, but that's one of the classic, staple breaks in the traditional dnb repertoire, EQ'd to bring out that part of the sample. Iirc it's a vocal of someone saying "woo" pitched up a lot, lol.

Ipaghost wrote:

Thanks for listening!

djippy wrote:

It work as it is now. I would be curious to hear the first draft too. You are always great with your pads and pianos.

Haha I was wondering if someone would ask for this - behold, the wonder of my music making skills in 2016.

hent03 wrote:

I really, really like the vocal line in this track. smile

Thank you! I like it too, I was really lucky to stumble on it and spent ages trying to make it sound nice haha. I still think I could have processed it a little better but it's good enough for now!

May 25, 2020 1:55 am
djippy wrote:

It work as it is now. I would be curious to hear the first draft too. You are always great with your pads and pianos.

I messed up the link - here you go.

May 25, 2020 2:09 am

Really enjoying the easy-listening vibe to this. A driving beat and plenty of nuances. Great stuff smile

May 25, 2020 2:55 pm
codydjango wrote:

Really enjoying the easy-listening vibe to this. A driving beat and plenty of nuances. Great stuff smile

Cheers heart Thanks for listening!

May 25, 2020 6:03 pm

Awesome use of space as usual. Thanks for posting the link to the draft, it’s amazing how much you’ve improved over the years!

May 25, 2020 6:58 pm

There's always something satisfying about finishing something off that's been sitting around for awhile.  I haven't done it yet this year, but have used past Weekly Beats as an opportunity to dust off some old unfinished ideas and doing something with them.  This has a nice airy feel and a joyful uplifting vibe that does bring to mind springtime renewal.

May 26, 2020 2:44 am

Got a really cool porter robinson feel from this track. The mixing is so nice. The vocal line is refreshing

May 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Cool track with a great meaning. It is great when a track is more than the music and the story within it, but also the story outside. I'm glad I stumbled across this page.

May 28, 2020 3:15 pm

Man you're really good at creating beautiful and relaxing soundscapes.  Great catchy tune

May 31, 2020 3:59 pm

Something we can all relate to right? We all strive to be better, or simply move forward from certain situations. Thank you for that relaxing and uplifting 3 minutes and 49 seconds.

June 1, 2020 12:37 am
Mission Crossing wrote:

Awesome use of space as usual. Thanks for posting the link to the draft, it’s amazing how much you’ve improved over the years!

Haha thanks, some of the stuff I was doing back then is pretty hilarious now. Hopefully I can say the same about now in another four years!

CosmicCairns wrote:

There's always something satisfying about finishing something off that's been sitting around for awhile.  I haven't done it yet this year, but have used past Weekly Beats as an opportunity to dust off some old unfinished ideas and doing something with them.  This has a nice airy feel and a joyful uplifting vibe that does bring to mind springtime renewal.

Agreed! Yeah haha this is like a spring-cleaning song. Thanks for listening heart

danju wrote:

Got a really cool porter robinson feel from this track. The mixing is so nice. The vocal line is refreshing

Lol I love porter so that's nice to hear. Thanks for listening!

Anon_Buster wrote:

Cool track with a great meaning. It is great when a track is more than the music and the story within it, but also the story outside. I'm glad I stumbled across this page.

Thanks! I agree, it's very cool hearing people talk about the meta way they make music. Thanks a lot for listening, glad you enjoyed!

coreytrev0r wrote:

Man you're really good at creating beautiful and relaxing soundscapes.  Great catchy tune

Thanks a lot man heart

Saucey-dough wrote:

Something we can all relate to right? We all strive to be better, or simply move forward from certain situations. Thank you for that relaxing and uplifting 3 minutes and 49 seconds.

Exactly, it's very comforting to accept that mistakes will always happen, but so will growth in the end. You're welcome haha, thanks a lot for listening heart

June 1, 2020 1:25 am

Damn, this is so cool.  The instrumentation could not be more perfect, all the synth tones and instruments sound so good together.  Great arrangement too, the break where the drums drop out is awesome.  Really breaks everything up.

June 1, 2020 4:08 pm
Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn, this is so cool.  The instrumentation could not be more perfect, all the synth tones and instruments sound so good together.  Great arrangement too, the break where the drums drop out is awesome.  Really breaks everything up.

Ahh thanks so much heart

June 5, 2020 2:23 am

Cool, I like the story on how this developed, always good to revisit stuff, add current influences to what you started back then.  Result is great, always enjoy listening to the lush and vibrant sounds you create.

June 6, 2020 12:18 am

i love the dreamy element when applied to drum and bass A++

June 7, 2020 11:10 pm
Jason Nijjer wrote:

Cool, I like the story on how this developed, always good to revisit stuff, add current influences to what you started back then.  Result is great, always enjoy listening to the lush and vibrant sounds you create.

Exactly, I like the idea of having a tune that I post each weeklybeats to show all the different changes over time. I should pick a 2018 tune and give it a go-over. Thanks a lot man, cheers for listening!

franky wrote:

i love the dreamy element when applied to drum and bass A++

Thanks!

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