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Brass Quilt on the Orient Express

By Kedbreak136 on October 18, 2020 4:20 am

Not much inspiration and little time this week. I went for a simple intermission, sewn from a few samples (very nice brass and winds sample pack from Splice and some jazz sample packs from MusicRadar). I had some fun with the drum rolls samples and crashes and am really happy I found a free jazz like clarinet freakout solo in Splice. I really like that kind of aggressive jazzy unbalanced sound, like you can find in Lost Highway soundtrack for instance.

For some reason this all reminded me a little of steampunk so I add some train samples, adjusted the time of the train sound to the tempo of the track and here you go, a full brass quilt!


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October 19, 2020 12:12 am

I can picture this working so well as a surreal dream sequence, where somebody falls asleep on the train and falls into a jazzy, existential uncertainty (I think I may have been influenced by your Lost Highway comment).

October 19, 2020 1:32 am

Great driving bass.  It combines really well with the train samples to really feel like you're traveling on a locomotive.

October 19, 2020 9:54 pm

I like this jazzy feeling coming from this running bassline the drumrolls and the sax. The train motive gives it a cinematic aspect, like something very urgent is happening there. The gif fits very well. Nice job.

October 20, 2020 1:48 am

Yeah, that clarinet is sweet.  Always loved hearing woodwinds played like that.  Love the train sample under the whole thing too, gives this track a lot of energy.

October 20, 2020 7:01 pm

Def hearing that Lynchian influence.  The bassline, clarinet and sax especially give it that dark jazz feel.  The drum rolls added a nice touch too.  Like something's about to go down on that train smile

October 22, 2020 8:29 pm

I'm on the train! Funny I talked about software release train in meeting earlier today. This should have been playing in the background. Make the meeting way cooler. Great swinging groove, there's something perfect about walking basslines. And that clarinet, good find! Nice work

October 24, 2020 12:51 pm

The train sounds worked perfect, baseline is funky, awesome use of the samples you mentioned, can hear the influence of Lost Highway or even reminded me a bit of early 2000 DJ Food.

October 25, 2020 7:36 pm

These cinematic tracks are so sick. Love the eeriness in this one

October 26, 2020 3:39 am
hent03 wrote:

I can picture this working so well as a surreal dream sequence, where somebody falls asleep on the train and falls into a jazzy, existential uncertainty (I think I may have been influenced by your Lost Highway comment).

Thank you! That's a nice comment. This track has that weird slightly off feeling.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Great driving bass.  It combines really well with the train samples to really feel like you're traveling on a locomotive.

Thank you!

Q-Rosh wrote:

I like this jazzy feeling coming from this running bassline the drumrolls and the sax. The train motive gives it a cinematic aspect, like something very urgent is happening there. The gif fits very well. Nice job.

Thank you for the comment!

Chrisfoo wrote:

Yeah, that clarinet is sweet.  Always loved hearing woodwinds played like that.  Love the train sample under the whole thing too, gives this track a lot of energy.

Right? What a treasure of samples you can find on Splice. That helps to find good playing that uses the specificity of the instruments, with a natural feel, which I could not get by programming it.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Def hearing that Lynchian influence.  The bassline, clarinet and sax especially give it that dark jazz feel.  The drum rolls added a nice touch too.  Like something's about to go down on that train smile

Thank you! I love Barry Adamson and his dark jazz music, which made it into some Lynch movies.

miraclemiles wrote:

I'm on the train! Funny I talked about software release train in meeting earlier today. This should have been playing in the background. Make the meeting way cooler. Great swinging groove, there's something perfect about walking basslines. And that clarinet, good find! Nice work

Thank you for the nice comment!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

The train sounds worked perfect, baseline is funky, awesome use of the samples you mentioned, can hear the influence of Lost Highway or even reminded me a bit of early 2000 DJ Food.

Thank you!

danju wrote:

These cinematic tracks are so sick. Love the eeriness in this one

I like how woodwinds/brass have that beathiness that can imply a lot of different atmospheres. Thank you!

November 1, 2020 4:18 pm

It's really cool how the train sounds play close to the beat established by the bass. the train isn't always in time or aligned perfectly to the beat, which lets it feel more like a scene than "just" another part of a song.

December 17, 2020 12:03 am

the frantic brass solo was great - excellent atmosphere with the train.

I have really appreciated the cinematic touch you're putting into a lot of your work this year

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