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Artificial Night

By Simon Koehn on June 21, 2020 11:57 pm

Somewhat channeling Glass this week, and slapped a bit synth lead on top hehe. Feels a little naff if I'm honest but its a super fun style to appropriate.

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June 22, 2020 12:38 am

Total 1900s wind music, really cool vibe on this one.  That synth lead on top is definitely a nice touch.  Its seems out of place when you think about the rest of the instrumentation, but had you not mentioned it I probably wouldn't have noticed. Totally works on this.

June 22, 2020 1:13 am
Chrisfoo wrote:

Total 1900s wind music, really cool vibe on this one.  That synth lead on top is definitely a nice touch.  Its seems out of place when you think about the rest of the instrumentation, but had you not mentioned it I probably wouldn't have noticed. Totally works on this.

Thanks man! Yeah the wind instruments translate so nicely in a sample library. And yeah, the synth just felt right. Honestly keen to slap a big synth on just about anything.
This track doesn't really do it justice, but if you haven't heard much Philip Glass you should definitely check it out!

June 22, 2020 2:32 am
Simon Koehn wrote:
Chrisfoo wrote:

Total 1900s wind music, really cool vibe on this one.  That synth lead on top is definitely a nice touch.  Its seems out of place when you think about the rest of the instrumentation, but had you not mentioned it I probably wouldn't have noticed. Totally works on this.

I agree man, you can work synths into anything.  Yeah I had a few professors in college who were big on Philip Glass, so I remember hearing some of his work but never got too into it.  I'll have to check it out this week though. 

Thanks man! Yeah the wind instruments translate so nicely in a sample library. And yeah, the synth just felt right. Honestly keen to slap a big synth on just about anything.
This track doesn't really do it justice, but if you haven't heard much Philip Glass you should definitely check it out!


June 23, 2020 4:31 pm

This feels like such a surreal experience, I love it.

June 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Devieus wrote:

This feels like such a surreal experience, I love it.

Thanks so much!

July 1, 2020 6:37 pm

I'm a big fan of Glass.  I haven't heard everything by him but I really do enjoy the piano etudes and tracks like that.  Truman Show was my first intro to him.  I def hear that influence in this track.  The synth lead has a nice effect on top of everything and I enjoyed that Glass-like chord change towards the end.  This had good tension building in it.  Nice work!

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