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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Help me name this track!

Hello folks,

I've been working on a new music track over the past few days, and the result can be heard below (this is a 95% finished version, a few minor tweaks may still be done...). My problem is that I can't think of a name for this track! So I'm asking you people to help me name it.

Additionally, I have two slightly different versions. The first version (Drums type 1) has some rather electronic/spacey drums whereas the second version (Drums type 2) has a slightly more organic/live style drum track. Please be sure to let me know which one you prefer!

This track was produced with two guitars (one electric and one acoustic) and the rest is 100% software. No hardware synths were used for any sounds. The main the soft-synths used are Novation V-Station, IK Multimedia Sonik Synth 2, Spectrasonics Atmosphere, Pentagon and SONAR's built-in "DropZone" synth.

Type your title suggestions in as "Comments" to this blog post, or post them on my Facebook wall (My Facebook profile is here), or even email your suggestions to me -- just as long as I get to see your track name suggestions, I'll be happy! :-)

On an entirely different subject, I have an update regarding my CD "Dreamstate" from 1995. This CD is now completely sold out from my own personal stocks. They have 16 copies in stock at CDBaby.com. Those are the last 16 copies ever. No more copies will be made of this CD will be made. When those 16 last copies are sold from CDBaby.com, the album will become a "download only" album forever.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading! Here is the Flash player with the two versions of the new "As of yet untitled" track:


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25 Comments:

Anonymous Blakkrose said...

Light Speed Messages (from Blakkrose)

March 27, 2009  
Blogger Drew said...

My personal favorite is the second one. They both remind me of being a passenger in someone's car - the arpeggiation like streetlights flickering through the window and then fading behind. There's also something ominous about the harmony, though, especially as the song builds. The whistling sort of theremin thing in the background helps a lot.

I like the title "Wrong Turn." Where is this car we're in going? Who's driving us?

March 27, 2009  
Blogger Drew said...

(And by "arpeggio" I meant the stuttering chords - I obviously know nothing about music.)

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something like "Shifting Lanes" makes sense to me on first listen. It has a driving rhythm and the melody seems to move back and forth... not as a stereo panning effect... I'm not describing it correctly. Bah. Anyway, just wanted to throw that out there. Thanks for sharing this work. You rock! :)

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous geo said...

Here's a quick 5 of what I was thinking.


Driving on the Edge of Reality

Aimless Wondering

Wormhole

Transported

Shifted Reality

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

Well, I like the first version better than the second one, because the synthetic drums fit better to the mostly electronic music in my opinion. Great track by the way, I like it a lot and I think it's quite different from the majority of your other ones.

As for the title, I've been thinking for quite a while now. But in the end, I found that my first idea and impression somehow fits best: "Time Won't Pass".

This is, because the rhythm of the drums and especially the synth arpeggios in combination with the alien-like high pitch-melody somehow make me feel like I'm sitting in a room, waiting for some result or important information while I can barely hold my hands still. The song somehow describes my inner commotion in such a situation.

Regards,
Andreas Benden.

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

Well, I like the first version better than the second one, because the synthetic drums fit better to the mostly electronic music in my opinion. Great track by the way, I like it a lot and I think it's quite different from the majority of your other ones.

As for the title, I've been thinking for quite a while now. But in the end, I found that my first idea and impression somehow fits best: "Time Won't Pass".

This is, because the rhythm of the drums and especially the synth arpeggios in combination with the alien-like high pitch-melody somehow make me feel like I'm sitting in a room, waiting for some result or important information while I can barely hold my hands still. The song somehow describes my inner commotion in such a situation.

Regards,
Andreas Benden.

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Colin Nicholls said...

Sounds like "Plan 9 from Inner Space" to me.

March 27, 2009  
Blogger soulgazer said...

Hi Bjørn
Can't really say which of the tracks i prefer - perhaps track one i find slightly more vivid but other than that...

I've wrestled my mind for a name and have come up with these suggestions:

Race for the sun
Voyage beyond
Orbital retreat

All inspired by the sort of "spacey" feeling of the tracks.

:O) Christian

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous StuC said...

Much prefer the first one.

I cant think of any deep and meaningful reasons why :)

It sounds like a perfect tune for a 3d walkthru of a landscape, rolling martian hills, the odd glimpse of an outpost etc ....

Class as always. (that was a comment not my idea for the name of the track)

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possibly because i'm a Half-Life addict, but "impulse 101"

March 27, 2009  
Blogger Adam Britton said...

The second version is much better. The electronic drums might fit the nature of the track better, but it's boring, predictable, heard it all before. The live drums sound fresh and it makes the track sparkle.

As for a track name, my suggestion is "A Quantum Paradise".

March 27, 2009  
Blogger Brian said...

I'm not that good with track titles either, but picking up on some of the previous commenters, how about "The Traveller"

Oh and I'd say the first one is the better, as someone else said, those style drums just seem to fit better.

Great track by the way, can't wait until it's all done and available to buy.

March 27, 2009  
Blogger alexjdunn said...

Hi Bjorn! I really like the new track.

Maybe you could alter the drum sounds so that they are still very much electronic but a little closer to real drums. I think merging the electronic and live feels would really suit the song.

Here are a couple of suggestions for titles:

'Life In Motion'

'Charged Up'

'Emotions At Speed'

'The Chilled-Out Mystery'

Good luck with the song, Bjorn!

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pipe my box through a receiver into a couple of 15 inch three-ways, so I was able to give each track a critical listen. My preference was for track 2.

Good running music. Reminds me of an early morning run on a day when you can feel the heat building by the minute. Dawn Runner.

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I prefer the first version, but you could take some bass kick/punch and hihat hints from the 2nd?

"Strategic flyby"
"Canyon cruiser"

-NorthWay

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Tony said...

I like the first one best - the 'live' drums don't work so well. In fact I stopped the second track halfway through and played the first one again :-)

Names, mmmm, let me see.

Outer Limit
Skimming the Sun
Chasing the White Lines

Regards
Tony

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Donald Millican said...

I like the second version. The live drums make the track sound much fresher (although I'm a drummer so I probably biased :)

For names, I'd agree that it's the sort of track I'd associate with driving, so maybe:
Speed Demon

Burning up the Miles

Hard Driving

March 27, 2009  
Anonymous Dan Chisarick said...

I like the "Track 2" drums much better. They seem (to me) to blend in better.

In keeping with the movement theme, how about:

Visceral Locomotion

March 28, 2009  
Anonymous Fabrice Deshayes aka Xtream said...

no name in my mind but i prefer the second drums version.

March 28, 2009  
Anonymous Josh T. said...

To The Edge

March 28, 2009  
Anonymous E/S said...

Iridescent Pathways

The second version's drums are preferable.

I was wise to grab Dreamstate last Christmas.

March 28, 2009  
Blogger seattlefog said...

Second Thoughts.

March 28, 2009  
Anonymous Brian said...

The music brings feelings of travelling and fits with flying especially. I can visualise a big bird travelling over vast landscapes, so how about:

Flight of the Eagle.

March 30, 2009  
Blogger Bjorn Lynne said...

Hello everybody,

Many, many thanks for all the great track title suggestions. Much appreciated!

In the end I decided to go with Adam Britton's suggestion: "A Quantum Paradise". Except, I dropped the "A" and called it just "Quantum Paradise".

Thanks again so much to everybody who joined in. I think I might use some of those other suggestions for later, i.e. for new tracks in the future. :-)

All the best,
- Bjorn Lynne

March 30, 2009  

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