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Calling the Sandworm

By Kedbreak136 on August 30, 2020 8:53 am

I started the week with a middle eastern melody and intended to go with an ancient Egypt inspired synthwave, with pink and neon blue pyramids cruising across space, like Stargate but with 80s Miami colors. But as I was working on the track, it sounds more middle eastern than really ancient Egypt (though I must admit I have no idea what ancient Egypt's music sounded like) so it forked into a Dune inspired track, with calling the worm. That's the intent of the beat heavy sections, though not everything is 4/4. Again, spiced up with a lot of samples from Splice.

The mix is a bit meh and I am not super satisfied with the instruments. I'd call that a start for a track that could be good with more hours and maybe recording some lines on guitar instead of synth.

By the way, the game Dune released in the early 90s (by Cryo) came with a soundtrack on a CD - this soundtrack was amazing and so inspiring. It's as if Jean-Michel Jarre had made the soundtrack for David Lynch's version. It was awesome. It is lurking here and there on youtube, check it out!

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August 31, 2020 12:27 am

Adore that synth line that comes in just after the 2:45 mark. It's fantastic and such a good fit for the track.

August 31, 2020 12:28 am

Speaking from a historical background, this is exactly what ancient Egyptian music sounded like. During the Pharaoic DJ era, most decisions of country were made with sick beats and hype dance offs.

The mix and color of the sounds makes a clear, really well mixed, lively track. Do you sell your music yet?

August 31, 2020 12:30 am

This is a pretty fun track with a fun concept. Egyptian Synthwave sounds like a really niche thing with a ton of potential. I'll look up that Cryo-Dune OST sometime, I'm intrigued.

August 31, 2020 12:36 am

This is a really sweet track.  It totally has the feel of like a crowded Middle Eastern marketplace but rammed inside a discotheque.  I like the "Hey" sounds also.

August 31, 2020 12:53 am

This works pretty cool. I like the insistant bass that comes at 1m20 and 3m20.

August 31, 2020 1:05 am

Wonderful song! The drums are great and the song feeling is completely how you describe smile

August 31, 2020 4:40 am

That reverbed cheer (Or sneeze) scared the crap out of me. Nice stereo image on that, and fantastic track with some great energy.

August 31, 2020 8:07 pm

super cool instruments! I could really see a Sitar played in this as well

September 1, 2020 11:58 pm

Cool sounds. I like that handrum. Sweet main melody. I could hear it on guitar, or some middle eastern stringed instruments for sure. Ooh, a voice sample, cool! I feel the sandworm coming under the earth. Man Dune is great. This fits in there.

September 2, 2020 3:35 pm

Love the chorus progression that bounces between the bass and the main synth.  Nice percussion work with the crowd chants.  Oooh that synth at 2:45 is suhweet!  It leads perfectly back into the main theme.

September 2, 2020 10:55 pm

"Hello, may I please speak to Sandworm?"

"Yes, this is he."

This is awesome!  I too, am all-in on Egyptian Synthwave.  Great job.

Anon_Buster wrote:

Speaking from a historical background, this is exactly what ancient Egyptian music sounded like. During the Pharaoic DJ era, most decisions of country were made with sick beats and hype dance offs.

YESSSSS

September 2, 2020 10:57 pm

Here's the soundtrack you mentioned, and the description even has a FLAC download link!

September 3, 2020 12:17 am
hent03 wrote:

Adore that synth line that comes in just after the 2:45 mark. It's fantastic and such a good fit for the track.

Thank you! I struggled with finding the appropriate sound with this one. I played around with very low rumbles, beastly screams, etc but nothing really clicked until I found this kind of "mysterious-epic-y" synth sound.



Anon_Buster wrote:

Speaking from a historical background, this is exactly what ancient Egyptian music sounded like. During the Pharaoic DJ era, most decisions of country were made with sick beats and hype dance offs.

The mix and color of the sounds makes a clear, really well mixed, lively track. Do you sell your music yet?

If we could continue making decisions with hype dance offs, I am not sure we would be in a better place but at least we'd have more fun.
Thank you for the comments! No, I have not really considered selling my music but I was playing with the idea of polishing some tracks done for weekly beats at the end of 2020 into a bandcamp package for instance. Not that I expect any money of it, I'm looking more for the feeling of completion. smile



ViridianLoom wrote:

This is a pretty fun track with a fun concept. Egyptian Synthwave sounds like a really niche thing with a ton of potential. I'll look up that Cryo-Dune OST sometime, I'm intrigued.

orangedrink wrote:

Here's the soundtrack you mentioned, and the description even has a FLAC download link!

Yep and they even had a full sound version on the CD. smile That games was so awesome.



CosmicCairns wrote:

This is a really sweet track.  It totally has the feel of like a crowded Middle Eastern marketplace but rammed inside a discotheque.  I like the "Hey" sounds also.

Haha now i have the image stuck in my head!


djippy wrote:

This works pretty cool. I like the insistant bass that comes at 1m20 and 3m20.

Alette wrote:

Wonderful song! The drums are great and the song feeling is completely how you describe smile

Thank you for the nice comments!


Mission Crossing wrote:

That reverbed cheer (Or sneeze) scared the crap out of me. Nice stereo image on that, and fantastic track with some great energy.

Haha it does sound a bit like a sneeze, which in the current times can definitely be scary.

miraclemiles wrote:

Cool sounds. I like that handrum. Sweet main melody. I could hear it on guitar, or some middle eastern stringed instruments for sure. Ooh, a voice sample, cool! I feel the sandworm coming under the earth. Man Dune is great. This fits in there.

Dune is really great. I'm so looking forward to the new movie.


Tone Matrix wrote:

Love the chorus progression that bounces between the bass and the main synth.  Nice percussion work with the crowd chants.  Oooh that synth at 2:45 is suhweet!  It leads perfectly back into the main theme.

Thank you. Splice really has cool middle eastern packages, so to be honest i feel sometimes more like a curator of nice sounds rather than making the music.



Melon Farmer wrote:

super cool instruments! I could really see a Sitar played in this as well

Actually I think the main theme sounds kinda cheesy with the current sound. A bit like Disney's Aladdin kind of vibe. Playing it on a real stringed instrument might actually give it a more grounded sound indeed. I'll need to try that.


orangedrink wrote:

"Hello, may I please speak to Sandworm?"

"Yes, this is he."

This is awesome!  I too, am all-in on Egyptian Synthwave.  Great job.

YESSSSS

I feel that neon blue and pink pyramids travelling intergalactic space on a synthwave beat is the thing that the world needed without knowing it.

September 3, 2020 2:29 pm

Damn, this is a sweet track. Lot of force in those shouts.

The splice must flow.

September 14, 2020 5:32 pm

hey are you excited about the new Dune movie?

September 14, 2020 9:22 pm
orangedrink wrote:

hey are you excited about the new Dune movie?

I am absolutely pumped! It looks awesome!

September 15, 2020 6:57 am
Kedbreak136 wrote:
orangedrink wrote:

hey are you excited about the new Dune movie?

I am absolutely pumped! It looks awesome!

YASSSSS - I actually really liked the mini-series movie, when I watched it ages ago.

September 20, 2020 3:29 pm

the spice is life!

fun track!

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