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Sandur Plain


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Ex_Silentio

 Genre: Ambient

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A little ditty. Iceland. Oh, sigh....
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Hits: 1737
Comments: 28
Fans: 16
Plays: 167
Downloads: 42

Uploaded: Nov 25, 2013 - 10:54:52 PM
Last Updated: Nov 25, 2013 - 10:54:52 PM Last Played: Aug 10, 2017 - 05:43:57 PM
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Narad said 1364 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Sandur Plain
Boundless, expansive, deep and free. What more could one want ? :)
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Harald
I am always grateful for your support.
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davajonah said 1364 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Tremendous
Counterpoint on the main melody is brilliant. Gorgeous pads. Great dynamics. Iceland, land of air and space and mountains [and very friendly people, I hear]. You've got it all in this. The 'choir' coming in at the 2 and 1/2 mark is wonderful; right up my street. Love it.
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Dava J
Nice description of Iceland. I think you're probably right, and someday I will go and explore. Glad you liked this.
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magnatone said 1364 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Sandur Plain
wowzers - this is spectacular Ex! what gorgeous sounds, love the choir - you have taken it to a whole new level. thanks so much for the D/L!!
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Magna T
The very cooperative choir, yes. They never complained about the long hours I put them through, and competently managed the three notes I gave them hahaha. Thanks very much, Karen.
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Reinholt56 said 1364 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Hi Duane....
Forget current comets and radio sources and concentrate on the here and now in the big-wide of Iceland, the majestic terrain and sites for soar (sic) eyes.

Wonderful sounds, wondrous sonic expanse to bathe the ears in virtual awe and splendour on a tour of the Sandur Plain. We just need a two hour version, to circle the plain a few dozen times. Haha....

Loved the synth sounds with the gentle resonant undertones.

Take care.

Paul
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Paul
There is beauty all around us. How can that be? Well, before I have a philosophical fit, let me just pass on my appreciation to you for your generous attention and for your many wonderful contributions to the musical health of the site.
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Skunkwrx said 1364 days ago (November 26th, 2013)
Sandur Plain
Gorgeous piece. Expansive and moving. The evolving pads are ace!

skunk1
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Mr. (?) Wrx
Glad you liked it. One of my alter-egos thought your latest was a spectacular piece of music making. Thanks much.
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Henke said 1363 days ago (November 27th, 2013)
Oh my
This is a pure beauty! Not a characteristic Ex-Silentio tune in style perhaps, even if beauty is not an unknown feature there, but so nice I could cry. So happy you allowed me to download so I can put it on repeat. This is something I will never get tired of. I could, and will, listen to it all day long while entering data into my databases at work ;-)

Congratulations on this major accomplishment!!

Thanks and take care,
Henke
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Ex_Silentio said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
Hi, Henrik
Very perceptive. This isn't my usual fare. As simple as it is, I worked quite a bit on this one, and your comments are extremely gratifying. Much appreciation to you.
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Henke said 1361 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
FYI
I kept my promise, and in total I've listened just over 60 times so far. And no way near getting tired of it :-) Glad you were pleased with my little comment, which I felt wasn't half of what I wanted to say. One such thing would be to say that I would really, really have liked to have made it myself ;-) Another could be that you seem to need some fairly desolate place for inspiration for this kind of music. davajonah's piece Ynys Enlli is another rather similar piece, inspired by a "rock in the sea" island north of Wales. And I might also add that I understand that much work was put into it. A quick sketch of a song needn't take a lot of time, but to develop it into perfection is another story... Thanks again, Henrik.
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Ex_Silentio said 1359 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Desolate
Again, you are being perceptive. I have some notions about places like that. How realistic my idealizations are remains to be discovered. We are humans, and our place is with other humans. But we're also creatures of the Earth, and it is rare for a city-dweller to feel like he is of the Earth. These places in the Northern lands always give these kind of almost indescribable ideas. Whether or not those ideas can be conveyed through sound is another matter.
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Doug Somers said 1362 days ago (November 28th, 2013)
When you're this good it sounds so easy
We have a number of contemplative pieces this week I see (and hear). This one is so restful and yet invites one to really take a look around as it were. Sound choices are perfect as matching each other, and the almost but not quite female vocals are lovely, but the hidden gem here - I think - is the pacing. Knowing when to evolve and what to evolve makes or breaks this kind of music. You are also a master of minimalism in the sense of what to include and what to leave out. Here too the key is what to leave out. I think overall that an artist has to have a great sense of balance in order to let the tune express what it wants to say without superfluous ornamentation and allowing for an organic evolution that evolves as it should for its own integrity, not at the composer's prodding.

As Paul says I could listen for hours exploring the plain in the gentle sunlight.

Thanks for the download and the posting!
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Ex_Silentio said 1359 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Hi, Doug
I'm so happy that you found this. I was hoping to get your comments. And such nice comments they are! Evolving the piece ... rather high-flung words for my process, but if I do appreciate the appraisal. It just seemed like the thing to do. Little thought actually went into it. And the minimalism is a new kick, I guess --- something to do with the new setup after LP X. Thanks again for your detailed comments.
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paul f. page said 1360 days ago (November 29th, 2013)
Glorious landscape
Oh, this has such an expansive sound that seems to just glow as it stretches out to the horizon. The quiet and the subtle changes in harmony are really astounding in this elegant homage to nature as is the pacing and spare orchestration. Nothing seems extraneous here; all well-planned; all natural-sounding and, I think, elegeic in nature. Superb conception and recording.
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Ex_Silentio said 1359 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
Elegiac
Yes, I agree that there's some of that inside and behind the music. I suppose that's from some personal and inexpressible level that I'm rarely in touch with. Thanks for that. It made me listen from a different perspective.
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aRcTip said 1360 days ago (November 30th, 2013)
Sandur Plain
This is a lovely piece, especially the second half (for me). I've never been to Iceland, but I hope that someday I'll go there.
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Ex_Silentio said 1359 days ago (December 1st, 2013)
aRcTip
When I see your user name I think of two other places I want to visit --- the Arctic and the Antarctic. Harsher than Iceland, but with a sparse, natural beauty (I imagine) that is unique. Thanks for the nice comment.
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davisamerica said 1356 days ago (December 4th, 2013)
just feels like
taking a big breath of wonder. Thanks for the opportunity to take a copy ... I did.
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Ex_Silentio said 1350 days ago (December 10th, 2013)
Thanks, DA
That's a very nice description, and much appreciated.
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PaulaMunk said 1265 days ago (March 5th, 2014)
My dearest Ex,
would you please accept my apologies for missing this supremely moving journey into the inner mind while pondering the outer limits of the planet and the cosmos? I found some contemplative music..2 hrs.. on YouTube. It is billed "Music for Cats". Well, that made me cry. Your music was equally relaxing but it didn't bring me to tears. Instead, I just felt that my spirit was renewed. You should, (I wish you would), consider making a two hour vid of your ambient and posting that on YouTube. I would be in heaven. Love ya, you know. Thanks and I am sorry I wasn't here, before. Mea Culpa, EX.
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Ex_Silentio said 1262 days ago (March 8th, 2014)
Cat music
Hey, hey, Paula. Apologies? Not necessary at all. As far as making a YouTube video, that would be good fun if I knew how to do it. I can do the music part, but the vid part is currently beyond my capabilities. But I really appreciate your suggestion. A very nice compliment. And very pleased that you liked my little ditty.
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VicDiesel said 1226 days ago (April 13th, 2014)
Iceland
It sounds like a place I'd want to visit. Very cool track.
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Ex_Silentio said 1224 days ago (April 15th, 2014)
Hi, Vic
Yeah. Me, too. One of these days. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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DrToasty said 1224 days ago (April 15th, 2014)
cool!
Loved this. What libraries are you using if you don't mind me asking?
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Ex_Silentio said 1224 days ago (April 15th, 2014)
Dr. T
Thanks for the comment. I'm using five Zebra 2 presets, and the "voices" are from the EXS24 in LP X.
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