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This song is one of my earlier works for this project. I originally finished this piece over a year ago, and recently revamped it a bit before sending it to Michael House for mastering. This is much more of a mood piece - way ethereal in nature - I was really trying to capture the essence of soaring here. I also thought that as I continued to write music for this project, that this was the type of style I was going to develop. I think in a year my music has taken a slightly different path but this is still one of my early favorites.

Special thanks goes to Michael (mvh3591), again, as he has taken my rough mix and mastered it beautifully. And thank you all who have supported my music on this site with your time, your ears, and your feedback. I take every suggestion to heart so please feel free to do the same here - I love hearing what you think (good or maybe not so good)!

A note about the photo - this was taken at Torrey Pines Beach. While it is difficult to see the plane soaring over the water, I thought the picture was interesting because the shadow gives away its altitude - this plane is flying real close to the breakers, and it is being controlled by a pilot standing hundreds of feet away and above on the Torrey Pines cliffs. Very impressive!

Anyway, thanks for your time, and thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy Soaring at Torrey. [Sorry, Shay, for the long slow fade :)]
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Uploaded: May 17, 2009 - 12:36:57 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2009 - 12:36:57 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 08:18:40 PM
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Char said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
There could be lyrics
to this one. I can hear them in the back of my mind. And this sounds like a dance number. Perhaps, the planes dance on the air? Thanks.
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Sigmund said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hi Char
Thanks for stopping by. I would be curious to see those lyrics. If you ever feel like it send them to me. Thank you for lending your ears, and for your comments. Very much appreciated!

Be well,
Sig
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Feter said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Soaring at Torrey
This is a mind blowin project ..the production just so tight and crystal
clear ..its really amazed me how good this recording is ...very loved
arrangement and sure the feel the theme ..the tone ..all instruments just
perfect in time and place ...I love it man ...you are genius ...thnx alot
for sharin such gem !!!!!
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Sigmund said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hey Feter
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a listen. I am pleased you liked the song so much, and I very much appreciate the super nice comments - thanks again.

Take care -
Sig
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kassia said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
now i know
you are such a hypocrite! haha...but then, so am I! Let's just be friends and accept each other's fade outs in all of their beauty and with all of their faults. :-D

This is beautiful. Definitely has a different feel than your more recent songs, but enough is similar to give it the Sigmund signature feel of flowing sounds, ease of movement and room for it all to breathe. Is that a little banjo in there that I hear or was it a synth sound? Interesting, added a nice new texture - which is what I most noticed and enjoyed about this piece. There are many distinct textures to the sounds you chose and they kept the song very interesting and engaging. The marimba is a nice touch in this regard. And....I LIKE the fade out! It works well. Another great piece, my friend. Keep 'em coming!
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Sigmund said 2987 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hi Shay!
I wasn't expecting to see you for a few days at least ;-) (just kidding). I am totally happy to see you stopped by for a listen. I am not sure where you are hearing banjo - must be one of the synths. As far as the fade out goes - I can accept yours if you can accept mine! Thank you for coming by, having a listen, and sharing with me your thoughts - all very much appreciated.

Take care, my friend -
Sig
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drakonis said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
soaring back to the 70s
For some reason your guitar gives this really really strong (and enjoyable) late '70s vibe to this, when it comes in... I like that (takes me back to high school :-) Nice chord progressions here. I think that the drums in many parts of this are a little too pronounced and "rock-like", and detract a little from the smooth soaring aspect you may be looking for, but I must admit that's a very minor point, since the music is great.

Gliders need updrafts, and when they get that close to the ground/water, it takes a real pro to slowly circle them back upward to the top of the cliff... I remember watching them all the time there. Can't wait for the video to come out!

ttfn,
Drakonis
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Sigmund said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hi Eduard
Thanks for stopping by. Your comment about the guitar is interesting, and I agree the drums could use some toning down, but you see that's the hard rocker in me, constantly struggling to come out. Just when I think I've got it under control...

Anyway I very much appreciate you taking time to listen to my work, and for the sincere comments - Thank you!

Take care,
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
soaring piece
fantastic piece. man, this is so good it puts my head in the clouds.
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Sigmund said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hello Vic
yes, but did you enjoy it? Seriously, thank you so much for stopping by and having a listen, and for the nice comments as well - very much appreciated!

take care-
Sig
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yamenyamani said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
wawwwwwww
do u know????....i really feel it
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yamenyamani said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
wawwwwwww
and i like da solo
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Sigmund said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hey there Yamen
Glad you stopped by for a listen. And thank you for the nice comments - much appreciated.

Sig
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magnatone said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Soaring at Torrey
Hi Sigmund: well, other than the fade out (LOL - just kidding - I'm a fade-o-phile actually) - this is another terrific work from you. I like the mallets in here, and as always your piano and guitar melodies are just fabulous. you have a real mastery in this genre, and i'm going to be sad when this series is complete. on the other hand - i'll look forward to the next Sigmund creations!
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Sigmund said 2986 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hey Karen
Nice to see you here. Heartfelt thanks, as always for your presence, and your thoughts. I myself occasionally wonder - is there life (or music) after this soaring project? I guess we will just have to see...
I still have a few more to go - anyway take care -
Sig
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razoondragoonus said 2985 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
enjoyed it
I like it. Great key work there, and the production is top notch. it is very glossy and showy; Just what we all wish for our pieces, to be well polished and be ready to be seen. thx for shareing it was a great listen
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Sigmund said 2985 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Hello Isies
Thank you very much for stopping by to have a listen - and for the nice comments - I very much appreciate it.

Take care -
Sig
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Calchas said 2985 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Clean and crisp!
What a great mastering job Michael did!

This is a fine piece of work Sig. Those lead guitars really do soar!

Enjoyed very much!

Be well friend!
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Sigmund said 2985 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Michael!
Hello amigo - glad to see you made it by, and thanks for your thoughts as well - very much appreciated!

Take care -
Sig
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sloparts said 2984 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Hello, what have we here
I was expecting a hard rock song. ;-) Just kidding you about you having to hold back the rocker on you.

Great soaring piece my friend that just seems to flow from one part to the next. I have to agree with Eduard on the points he brought up. The guitar does have that 70's kind of sound and the drums become a little distracting from the rest of the piece evert once in a while.

But it doesn't hurt the song at all from and enjoyment perspective at all. that's just the Producer in me coming out. And Lord knows I've been guilty of that a time or three myself.

This is a beautiful piece Sigmund, that's going right onto my iPod so I can hear it whenever I want and let others hear and enjoy your music too.

Thanks for a job well done my friend.

Ed
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Sigmund said 2984 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
Howdy Ed
Glad you made it by for a listen, and for your honest insight - all of it very much appreciated - thank you.

I will probably go back and pull in the reigns on the drums a bit on this one before it gets attached to the video. But this is why I post here - to get helpful feedback that I can use, so thanks again for that. Oh, and I guess I like the people I have come to call friends here too, friend.

Be well and take care -
Sig
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tokai said 2984 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Epic
Great keyboard work to open things up, with a soaring guitar solo to go with your plane. This is a real mood piece that would be perfect as a a score for a film. Production is quality.
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Sigmund said 2984 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Hello Steve!
I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a listen, and for the nice comments too - very much appreciated!

Take care -
Sig
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davisamerica said 2984 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
see
i am a drummer by nature and I think they sound fantastic ... the lead is just great ... what a wonderful piece of music!
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Sigmund said 2983 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Hi Jack
Finally! Someone who likes my drums!! You know they may a little on the meaty side, but I like em. Thank you for stopping by for a listen, and for your very nice comments - very much appreciated.

Take care -
Sig
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guygrooves said 2984 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Truly..
soars. Very well done both of you.
Peace
Guy
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Sigmund said 2983 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Hi Guy
I definitely think this tune is the most soaring of the soaring pieces to date. Thanks for stopping by and having a listen - mucho appreciated!

Take Care-
Sig
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Patriotpizzaman said 2984 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
This is beautiful
I love the way this one evolves. Always a treat when you post Sigmund. There is a market out there for your music. I can't wait to see you tap into that market and start soaring on your way to the top.
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Sigmund said 2983 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
Hey David!
I am flattered by your comments, and between you and me (and anybody else reading this) I hope you are right, cuz I am tired of working for a living!!

We call this our work, but it ain't work, no sir. I appreciate you stopping by for a listen, and your very nice thoughts as well - thanks again!

Take care-
Sig
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MarkHolbrook said 2983 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Grand theme
This has that grand theme feeling to it. The piano rich full and filling. Really excellent... I could hear Char singing to this... A slow sultry dance number.

Really really cool!
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Sigmund said 2982 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
Hi Mark
Funny you mention Char - she indicated she heard lyrics for this in her mind's eye. I asked her to send 'em to me if she felt like it - certainly could be interesting.

I thank you for stopping by for a listen, and for the positive comments - very much appreciated!

Take Care-
Sig
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egobandit said 2982 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Very moving
Up lifting melencholy, The guitar in this is stand out! what realy holds my attention is the production and arrangement. Too good! thanks!
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Sigmund said 2982 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Hello Mr. Ego
...or is it Mr. Bandit? Thanks for stopping by for a listen, and for leaving such nice comments - I very much appreciate it!

take care -
Sig
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I.G.M. said 2981 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Nice mood,
well played, well arranged!
Cool chords.
Be well
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Sigmund said 2981 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Hi Ingo
Well said! Thanks for stopping by, and for the nice comments. Much appreciated.

Take care-
Sig
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bud said 2980 days ago (May 23rd, 2009)
Really nice progression
and a fine job on the mix and mastering. Flying high for sure - soaring guitar and all.
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Sigmund said 2979 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hi Kevin
Thanks for stopping by, and for listening, and for the nice comments - all very much appreciated.

Take care -
Sig
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lengold said 2980 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Really lovely
melody and arrangement. Great mastering too. Definitely flying.
Cheers
Len

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Sigmund said 2979 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hey Len
Nice to see you stopping by for a listen. I appreciate that effort , and the nice comments you left behind.

Thanks -
Sig
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VicDiesel said 2969 days ago (June 3rd, 2009)
Grand!
A lovely piece that would be great as background for a film about gliders. I can just see the ground receding under me and the clouds opening....

Seriously, this sounds very spacious. The remastering was worth it. The arrangement is good too, with enough variety to keep it interesting.
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Sigmund said 2968 days ago (June 5th, 2009)
Hey there Vic
Glad to see you stopping by for a listen, and I very much appreciate the nice comments - thanks!

Take care -
Sig
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dajama said 2957 days ago (June 15th, 2009)
Very nice
Lovely production on this - a really clear, clean sound - and a really nice sweeping feel to it. Some nice changes and a really nice flying kind of vibe - soaring indeed! I like the arrangement and the way you build the intensity up to that guitar ripping into the air. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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Sigmund said 2957 days ago (June 16th, 2009)
Hi There Mike
Thank you for stopping by for a listen, and I especially appreciate the thoughtful comments - take care.

Sig
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thewheelofsteel said 2954 days ago (June 19th, 2009)
mike wheelhouse from uk
now then this is ace , arrrrr so nice
thanks for letting me know about this , mike
thoddi said 2944 days ago (June 28th, 2009)
beautiful
You sure know how to make music that leads the mind to wonder off... Your fascination for planes is reflected in the way you compose... such wonderful moods. I'm kind of swaying to the sea breeze...
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futzpucker said 2930 days ago (July 12th, 2009)
Soaring...
There are many, many good things to say about this dynamic and skilled piece. I'm glad I finally discovered your music. I'll have to listen to the rest of your catalog. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the lilting, lifting feeling of this... It will go into my iPod, and thank you for that.
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ramonaji said 2929 days ago (July 13th, 2009)
very well done!
Impressive composition and mixing! Great work!!!
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JonMShaw said 2915 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Refreshing
It really does what it says on the tin this one. A very uplifting, refreshing piece. Love those sharp commanding keys keeping that glider off the ground. Well done.
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Sigmund said 2915 days ago (July 28th, 2009)
Hey Jon
Thanks for stopping by my page to have a listen - very much appreciated - as well as the nice comments - thanks!
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filmscoremike said 2912 days ago (July 30th, 2009)
Wonderfully relaxing...
All the instruments flow together very well. So lovely and relaxing. Tough to give any suggestions; the only thing that came to mind was maybe more of a variation in the velocity of the piano notes. But it works really well as it is, because it has an ethereal sound. I can't type any more... just want to float away :)
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Rasapriya said 2910 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Beautiful
Sigmund you are such a talented writer. Excellent work!
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Henke said 2901 days ago (August 11th, 2009)
Soaring
Some powerful stuff in this piece! A lot happening without getting crowded, well mastered in an open, spacious kind of way. Liked the git coming in around 1.50, and the marimba of course.

Thanks for commenting on my latest so I got a nudge over to your songs. Different from your others you say? Well I got to go see what you mean... See you around!

/Henke
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ShadowofNine said 2879 days ago (September 2nd, 2009)
WoW
what a masterly piece of music, the mastering is exceptionally well done, I luv the piece it is wide and full and charming...Bravo
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Doug Somers said 2868 days ago (September 12th, 2009)
Music on the wind
This is certainly an inspirational work, and it shines with possibility and the joy of riding the wind. I think stylistically you have captured this feeling brilliantly. The mix is good and clean, and I really like the marimbas added into the orchestration. You've kept it restrained compared to what I might have done - on the last recap I would have added synth strings in a light counter to really build up the feeling of flying - might have been too over the top though, so I like your handling which is less schmaltzy. The fade out and distorted electric both remind me of 70's pieces, and are clearly matters of taste for the listener as other people have commented.

Very nice work here, well considered and put together!

Be well,
Doug
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jodyrush said 2354 days ago (February 9th, 2011)
Torrey
I've stood on those cliffs back when I was a hang glider pilot. And this song should be playing at the launch!
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