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Ominous Hope
by gurdonark
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Thu, Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:44 PM
permalink   Thu, Apr 10, 2008 @ 10:39 PM
This was like watching a highly attractive androgynous person slipping nude from some alien cocoon, in order to tend to some machinery, the purpose of which is unknown, and watch them slip back once again; you’re not quite sure what happened, or why- but you’re glad it did, somehow…
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:38 AM
I’m a huge fan of science fiction, although my own genre preferences tend to run towards space opera. I remember, though, a golden age short story about a fellow who meets a bird-like alien on another planet. He and the alien have immense cultural differences, but they meet yet a third creature whose cultural differences are so great that its behavior did not make any linear sense. It might be fun to make music for that third creature.
permalink   essesq Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
You know sometimes that duck’s got a few too many moves for the music at hand. Maybe you need to put some headphones on him to explain his odd behavior.
permalink   duckett Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 9:08 PM
I keep telling him to lay off the chocolate-covered espresso beans, but will that little yellow maniac listen? Noooooo, of COURSE not!…
permalink   Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 12:28 AM
nice moody piece Robert!
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:38 AM
thanks, Marco!
permalink   Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 8:09 PM
Nice pads. Very sci-fi soundtrack-ish. Which I guess is what duckett is talking about. I hope. ; )
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:39 AM
I like the idea of sci-fi soundish. Maybe I’ll get some science pictures and make a science video of it. Thanks!
permalink   duckett Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 9:11 PM
Your hope is not in vain, sir ;-)
permalink   Fri, Apr 11, 2008 @ 8:24 PM
What a mellow embrace of atmosphere. Gurdonark, this piece feels as though an expansive pad, with subtle peaks and valleys. It reminds me of the hypnotic way the parachute would wave up and down as we would swing it from our hands in grade school. Somewhere in the 1st or 2nd grade. Oh the innocence. This one, downloaded, is marked - to remix with.
permalink   gurdonark Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 3:40 AM
I’d love to hear you take this snippet and improve it through remixing—and thanks very much for the kind words!
permalink   Sat, Apr 12, 2008 @ 8:03 PM
Very nifty, G. Not to plug my own work but I could see this as the next dramatic entry in my “Dark Axe” story line. It might be a fun project to write music and a story in sequential parts each mixer taking up an installment. Not exactly a collaboration but more like a collective vision.

Anyway very nice track, suspenseful in a way, but still hopeful, as you say.
permalink   gurdonark Tue, Apr 15, 2008 @ 5:18 PM
It is very much in the “dark axe” genre—dark, but not entirely eschewing traditional sounds. If I did another draft, I’d make the backing noises a little less predictable, and perhaps give it more heft, as dark axe had.
MC Jack in the Box
permalink   Fri, Jun 27, 2008 @ 1:22 AM
late to the party on this but just wanted to say just utterly fantastic. so relaxing and peaceful. i really enjoyed this alot.
Brilliant Orange Object
permalink   Fri, Jul 4, 2008 @ 4:29 AM
good solid minimal track
permalink   Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:50 AM
Nearly three years later. A debt is a debt. Thanks.