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#362988 - 08/30/16 06:39 AM [User Showcase] A Traveler
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
A Traveler

I have received several comments how my songs remind of Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons so I tried to make a song with more feel of those artists. Although the song is long, I have tried to keep the song interesting with instrument variation and a tempo change. There is also a chord progression which is used throughout the song, but with melody only in the end. Lyrics are inspired by the unique beauty of our planet.

Thanks to Band-in-a-box for making it so easy to realize musical visions, Vocaloid for testing the lyrical flow and RnAM for once more giving their excellent talent for my use.


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Acoustic Piano #1602, #1690, #1904
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Electric Guitar Solo #576
Sax Tenor #2411
Organ #673

+some sound effects

Vocals: RnAM
Child choir: Vocaloid Oliver & Ruby

Mixed in Adobe Audition, final mix with vocals by RnAM.

Lyrics:

Once I was a traveler
sailing through the clouds
of the young universe
Son, I have seen the worse,
sandstorms, huge rocks dispersed.
But there was a special place
forgotten paradise
a flourishing embrace
in the middle of dust and ice.

In a drifting space craft
a traveler and his child
a half-finished guidebook
to the finest pearls in the wild.


Now, I'm a wanderer
looking at the trail
of a lone asteroid.
Son, there are other orbs
that are warm
but they won't fill this void.
The locals called it Earth
the pasture of my psalm
the valley of your birth
a jewel laid on my palm.

In a drifting...

I had met a girl before the dusk began
drought, pollution stained the precious of a man.
Her appreciation of divine creation
helped me through the wait in vain
for the saving rain.

Wish I could show you her grave
she was the reason to stay
the last rose in my bouquet.

In a drifting...

Things the years have left are these
fading memories
stories of a traveler to share
from a father to an heir
old wisdom
the tree of life
to respect and care.

I recall the skies in royal blue
I recall the leaves in every hue
I recall the woods in luscious green
I recall the lakes were pristine clean
I recall the snow in virgin white
rainbows in the spectre of light.

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Janne

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#363117 - 08/30/16 08:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
Scott C Offline
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Awesome vocal. Excellent lyric and backtrack
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#363142 - 08/31/16 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
Noel96 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
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Loc: Australia
Janne,

What an effort! I have no idea how to begin writing a 7.5 minute song! Rob and Anne-Marie have really done your work justice! The vocaloid is an interesting touch.

I'm sitting here really liking what I'm hearing. You have given your all to create this. It must have been an exhausting effort!

All the best,
Noel
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#363152 - 08/31/16 03:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
PeterF Offline
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 2025
Loc: Sydney Australia
Janne, Rob & Ann-Marie
Quite an epic - liked the time changes and the variations. A real progressive rock composition.
Well written and performed. Interesting use of Vocaloid.

Peter

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#363167 - 08/31/16 05:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Janne, Rob & Ann-Marie
Quite an epic - liked the time changes and the variations. A real progressive rock composition.
Well written and performed. Interesting use of Vocaloid.

Peter


I agree with Peter. And Noel.. this is big - in many ways.

Interesting all the way through. Good mix. Excellent vocals. Cool music.

Amazing stuff.

floyd
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#363299 - 09/01/16 12:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: floyd jane]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Awesome vocal. Excellent lyric and backtrack

Thanks Scott, I'm glad you liked it smile

Originally Posted By: Noel96
What an effort! I have no idea how to begin writing a 7.5 minute song! Rob and Anne-Marie have really done your work justice! The vocaloid is an interesting touch.

I'm sitting here really liking what I'm hearing. You have given your all to create this. It must have been an exhausting effort!

All the best,
Noel

Thanks Noel for your kind words. Well, the mixing and writing the lyrics were the biggest effort, sometimes it happens that there are so many ideas for melody/chords that it is easy to reach the 7 minute limit smile

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Quite an epic - liked the time changes and the variations. A real progressive rock composition.
Well written and performed. Interesting use of Vocaloid.

Peter

Thanks Peter for commenting and liking those details smile

Originally Posted By: floyd jane

I agree with Peter. And Noel.. this is big - in many ways.

Interesting all the way through. Good mix. Excellent vocals. Cool music.

Amazing stuff.

floyd

Thanks Floyd for your positive comment, always pleasure to read words like excellent and amazing blush

-
Janne

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#363580 - 09/02/16 02:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
RnAM Offline
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First of all, it was very nice to work with Janne again.
This song was special in many ways, first the length of the song was a challenge.
Then there was the syncing with the vocaloid that was a true challenge for Anne-Marie.
Janne usually sends us his songs with the vocaloid as a singing example.
Now at the end of the song you can hear how good he is with programming it!

Rob & Anne-Marie
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#363625 - 09/02/16 05:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3857
Loc: Davis, CA
This is a MAGNUM OPUS!! So well done in every way. Rob did a great job on the vocal. I absolutely love the musical changes in the chorus-BEAUTIFUL!! This is an incredible accomplishment. AWESOME! Take care. Greg

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#363633 - 09/02/16 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
MarioD Offline
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Registered: 12/27/03
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Loc: Hamlin NY
Flashback to the old FM radio days when a song could be over 3 minutes. This was as good as and better than many songs I have heard.

It takes a lot to keep me interested for 7.5 minutes but you did it perfectly. Everything about this is top shelf for sure. You vocal was exceptional, your backing tracks perfect, RnAM fit perfectly and your lyrics were great. Loved he tempo changes.

This is a keeper.
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#363916 - 09/04/16 12:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: RnAM]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: RnAM
First of all, it was very nice to work with Janne again.
This song was special in many ways, first the length of the song was a challenge.
Then there was the syncing with the vocaloid that was a true challenge for Anne-Marie.
Janne usually sends us his songs with the vocaloid as a singing example.
Now at the end of the song you can hear how good he is with programming it!

Rob & Anne-Marie


Thanks Rob & Anne-Marie for your kind comment and of course the excellent work you have done smile By the way, you don't have to replicate the vocaloid singing exactly, you can always make your own interpretation smile

Janne

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#363917 - 09/04/16 01:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: Greg Johnson]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
This is a MAGNUM OPUS!! So well done in every way. Rob did a great job on the vocal. I absolutely love the musical changes in the chorus-BEAUTIFUL!! This is an incredible accomplishment. AWESOME! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg for your compliments! blush I'm glad to hear you liked the musical changes. Magnum opus, yeah, I hope I'll be remembered (at least) from this song wink

Janne

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#363919 - 09/04/16 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: MarioD]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Flashback to the old FM radio days when a song could be over 3 minutes. This was as good as and better than many songs I have heard.

It takes a lot to keep me interested for 7.5 minutes but you did it perfectly. Everything about this is top shelf for sure. You vocal was exceptional, your backing tracks perfect, RnAM fit perfectly and your lyrics were great. Loved he tempo changes.

This is a keeper.


Thanks Mario for your positive words! Nice to know I kept you interested for the whole time and the tempo changes were not just gimmick in your ears smile

Janne

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#363981 - 09/05/16 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
David Snyder Online   happy
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Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 3470
Loc: North Carolina
I really loved everything about this. The song, the arrangement, the wonderful lyrics, the great vocals.

I know you have compared yourself to some influences, but I found this to be quite original and extremely compelling.

Wonderful job and wonderful composition.
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#364091 - 09/05/16 10:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: jannesan]
gibson Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
Janne,

This is a mini rock opera, with nice chord changes.
The vocaloid choir defies description, it was PERFECT.

great track,
Rob and Anne Marie added the cream to the top of an excellent piece of music.

enjoyed a lot

Alyn
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#364468 - 09/08/16 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Traveler [Re: gibson]
jannesan Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 680
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: David Snyder
I really loved everything about this. The song, the arrangement, the wonderful lyrics, the great vocals.
I know you have compared yourself to some influences, but I found this to be quite original and extremely compelling.

Wonderful job and wonderful composition.


Thanks David, I really appreciate your comment about the originality smile Glad to know you think it's wonderful wink

Originally Posted By: gibson

This is a mini rock opera, with nice chord changes.
The vocaloid choir defies description, it was PERFECT.

great track,
Rob and Anne Marie added the cream to the top of an excellent piece of music.

enjoyed a lot

Alyn


Thanks Alyn for your positive words, especially mini rock opera. Nice to know you enjoyed my chords and all the vocalists, RnAM are really delicious vanilla cream on my piece of cake smile

Janne

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