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By onezero on November 1, 2020 11:59 pm

Uploaded just (well, 19 seconds) before the deadline, and tracked/arranged/mixed not long before that. I had a few syncopated drum patterns (64 Pad Jazz Kit), which I decided impulsively to slow way down--from 80 to 60 bpm, and then slowing the pattern tempo by half. Bass (Epiphone P-J with EQ-8 rolloff) was made from a few intuitive patterns, and I added a second line of responding bass to that. Then I tracked a few passes with home-build Res-O-Glas straight into the board. 

Sends: one delay (drums), two convolution reverbs (one room-sized, one very large), and one of the guitars went to sends only. 

Title comes from Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz's poem cycle (published between 1822 and 1860). In Part III, a priest has a vision of a future liberator of Poland: "The Son of a foreign mother, in his blood old heroes/And his name will be forty and four." (And a bit more background on that here.  Maybe it should have been "forty and five," but hey--evocative either way!)

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November 2, 2020 3:40 am

Very spacey, very cool.  The reverb sizes are great, such a big sound.

November 6, 2020 12:49 am

Great sense of space, and width. Nice. I like that 64 pad jazz kit. This fits the rainy night I'm looking at here.

November 6, 2020 6:42 am

I like the sonic textures you built there. There is a lot space, instruments breath. The drum sounds like it's in a distant background, the guitars float in the higher layers. Great job.

November 8, 2020 11:24 pm

fascinating story & really lovely piece!

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