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April's Eskimo Escapade

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Synth ballad and electro loop samples meets archive educational film footage. You may want to put an extra jumper on before you listen…

This was written for the Spring 2014 Secret Mixter, where I was assigned to Quarkstar. Since the creative brief was “Transitions and Transformations”, I thought I would take a warm-sounding yet bitter-sweet spring-time ballad, and transform it into a shivery tale about a place where the transition between Winter and Spring are far more subtle than many of us experience.

The audio clips are from the film “Eskimos: Winter in Western Alaska” (1950), Prod: Frederick Machetanz, Public Domain (copyright expired); from Prelinger Archives via

Download formats available so far are MP3 (256k) and FLAC (16-bit 48kHz). Stems to follow later, but please ask if you need something specific in the meantime.
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Contents of ZIP Archive: Stem pack

  • /Stems-Vox - proc.flac (3.25MB)
  • /Stems-Flute.flac (6.06MB)
  • /Stems-Pstrings.flac (8.02MB)
  • /Stems-Sax.flac (4.81MB)
  • /Stems-Shiver.flac (1.51MB)
  • /Stems-Strings-1.flac (18.07MB)
  • /Stems-Synvox.flac (6.26MB)

"April's Eskimo Escapade"
by Beluga Ten

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