Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)

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Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers (synthpop ballad)

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Dreams of Seagulls - Mountain flowers

Music: Staffan Melin
Voice: Kajsa Olsson

Produced using open source software: MusE DAW, Surge, Calf plugins, Dragonfly reverb

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KhJuDtTCrV0
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I really like the gentle feel and instrumentation of this one. The portamento synth is especially nice. Maybe it's just the gentleness of the piece, but the voice seems a little harsh by comparison on this one.
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milo wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:55 pm Maybe it's just the gentleness of the piece, but the voice seems a little harsh by comparison on this one.
Thank you for you listening and commenting, @milo! That is an interesting observation -- do you think that's because of the mixing or the original sound of the voice?
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I think it is mostly her performance. She is singing with more energy than the piece warrants, I think. But bringing the voice down in the mix might help. And that's easier to do, than record a new vocal take anyway.
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milo wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:55 am I think it is mostly her performance. She is singing with more energy than the piece warrants, I think. But bringing the voice down in the mix might help. And that's easier to do, than record a new vocal take anyway.
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This reminds me a lot of New Age music. I agree with @milo's assessment. In this case, I would look at how Celine Dion, Enya and Maggie Reilley are mixed for inspiration.

Even if it's not my typical genre, I appreciate a lot the melody, the arrangement (and that synth solo) and Kajsa's performance. As usual, great job! :D
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