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Snow Chaser

By NWSPR on January 19, 2020 5:11 pm

Pleasantly trapped in the mountains with first significant snow fall of the year, plug in the EV to recharge and sit by the fire with DAW sound library and compose while watching the white out and Katie watches Columbo with a glass of wine. She solves the mystery and I get the song. No hardware to report other than laptop and headphones (oh, and Arturia Keystep).  No monitors so the mix may be different that what I hoped for but I had very relaxed time with this and posted a bit earlier than usual.  With a full charge, we'll be heading back to Brooklyn.  All the noise, school boards, and ironically raccoons more than rats.

Looking forward to hearing your tracks.  Hope you are having a great week!

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

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January 20, 2020 2:11 am

This one has a nice upbeat vibe.   A good soundtrack for running out into that newly fallen snow and playing around in it.  Hope it was a nice trip!

January 20, 2020 2:35 am

Dang, this is awesome!

January 20, 2020 3:48 am

My girlfriend thought the Ice Cream man was driving by at 7:45 PM and I think that's best compliment ever

January 20, 2020 4:54 am

Damn, this is such a feel-good tune.  I love it.

January 20, 2020 7:32 pm

Oooh the square lead that comes in a bit after the halfway mark is crisp and floaty like fresh snow! Super cheerful track heart

January 21, 2020 12:01 am

Great production and love those 80s drum tones.  I just got hold of an old Sequential drum machine but it's glitching out.  So keen to try and fix it as I've been unsuccessful so far.  Lovely FM melodies too.

January 21, 2020 2:23 pm

Nice tune.

January 21, 2020 5:18 pm

Great tune! Sounds kinda like New Order

January 22, 2020 9:03 am

Good tune! But the story of being in the quiet snowy mointains really gave me some phanasies about skiing or snowboarding...
According to your track its a sunny day and the snow is fresh and fluffy

January 23, 2020 9:30 am

very uplifting! Much softer than your stuff usually smile Great one, again...

January 23, 2020 3:28 pm

This is great! The beginning especially captures a snow-bound vibe.

January 23, 2020 10:18 pm

dancing in the library smile  great track!

January 24, 2020 1:33 am

Now this is a jam!

January 24, 2020 6:46 pm

Beautiful synth-pop. It is retro in a very positive way. Can almost feel the snow. Great.

January 25, 2020 7:27 pm

Makes me want to ski down that snowy mountain. Great story.

January 27, 2020 3:48 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

This one has a nice upbeat vibe.   A good soundtrack for running out into that newly fallen snow and playing around in it.  Hope it was a nice trip!

A very nice trip it was. Super mellow hanging out by the fire, cleaning the pots on my drum machine kind of weekend.  (I don't ski)

Sodabelly wrote:

Dang, this is awesome!


Thanks! 

PantherMountain wrote:

My girlfriend thought the Ice Cream man was driving by at 7:45 PM and I think that's best compliment ever


That is high praise! Maybe I can do some ice cream truck soundtrack work and earn some extra Chipwich money smile

Chrisfoo wrote:

Damn, this is such a feel-good tune.  I love it.


First winter snow is always fun.  By third snow I'll be doing darkwave drone compositions to shovel by smile

Gab Manette wrote:

Oooh the square lead that comes in a bit after the halfway mark is crisp and floaty like fresh snow! Super cheerful track <3


Thanks! Yep fun to play.  I doubled it with a piano in a high register to give it extra lift.  Lots of glockenspiel as well, which I have become fond of in the synth library. Maybe I need to get a real glockenspiel?

rdomain wrote:

Great production and love those 80s drum tones.  I just got hold of an old Sequential drum machine but it's glitching out.  So keen to try and fix it as I've been unsuccessful so far.  Lovely FM melodies too.


I forgot Sequential made a drum machine.  Drum Trax or something like that?  You got to get that thing working.  Would love to hear it in a track.

E-dub wrote:

Nice tune.


Thanks!

DataJanitor wrote:

Great tune! Sounds kinda like New Order


Thanks!  Not surprising... my playing style is informed by a small number of bands existing in the 80s and 90s with New Order definitely being one of them.  I just watched a documentary about their synthorchestra project a few weeks ago.  The documentary and music was great but their use of the "synth orchestra" was disappointing and unimaginative IMHO.  Still worth checking out: http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2019/05/18/new-order-live-album-manchester-international-festival/

theGuen wrote:

Good tune! But the story of being in the quiet snowy mointains really gave me some phanasies about skiing or snowboarding...
According to your track its a sunny day and the snow is fresh and fluffy


It's more about sitting inside and eating fondue for me.  I don't ski smile Don't break a leg!

Ashen Simian wrote:

very uplifting! Much softer than your stuff usually smile Great one, again...


Yes, I wanted to do something a bit lighter and cheerier but it comes from a dark place smile I actually envision doing a trilogy of songs like winter ski resort posters that speak to superficiality and chasing a lifestyle.  This week I did the second in the series called Lake Success that in the same theme but a bit more overt with the poem in the outro.

roboctopus wrote:

This is great! The beginning especially captures a snow-bound vibe.


Thanks! I went for a lighter bouncier sound.

kaedo sevaada wrote:

dancing in the library smile  great track!


Well keep it down! people are trying to study! smile

Laohu wrote:

Now this is a jam!


Thanks! Perfect for scones!

Q-Rosh wrote:

Beautiful synth-pop. It is retro in a very positive way. Can almost feel the snow. Great.


Thanks! Light like snow flakes.

miraclemiles wrote:

Makes me want to ski down that snowy mountain. Great story.


Careful now... enjoy!

January 27, 2020 6:14 pm

THIS is the setup and cabin I saw on instagram. Looked super cozy, hope you had a good time!

January 27, 2020 10:57 pm

Yes, Drum Trax is one of them but this one is called Tom which I believe is part of that series.  The parts have been ordered so fingers crossed!

January 29, 2020 12:13 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

dancing in the library smile  great track!


Perfect gif!^

January 29, 2020 12:16 am
Ipaghost wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

dancing in the library smile  great track!


Perfect gif!^

Ipaghost wrote:
kaedo sevaada wrote:

dancing in the library smile  great track!


Perfect gif!^

so perfect!

January 29, 2020 7:17 pm

Excellent groove--sparkly and wintery, but also kind of a snowed-in celebration.

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