Dreams of Seagulls - Summer on the Moon [electronic pop]

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Dreams of Seagulls - Summer on the Moon [electronic pop]

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Oscillator Studios proudly presents

Dreams of Seagulls - Summer on the Moon

https://dreamsofseagulls.bandcamp.com/t ... n-the-moon

Music: Staffan Melin
Vocals: Kajsa Olsson

Produced with free software: MusE, Surge, Calf plugins, airwindows plugins, drumkv1.

Well, it has been a while and a rough couple of months... But new stuff is being worked on, at least.
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Hey Staffan, I was thinking about mailing you just yesterday...I think I felt that it was time for a new release and I'm glad it was :D I love the evolution of DoS' sound, it was so consistent over time and the tracks sound more solid and distinctive than ever. I also like the cover art by Kajsa. The song is really great, I mean, I am honored to be on this forum because I get to hear stuff like this...great job! :D
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Thanks a lot @Basslint, those words mean a lot to us. And thank you for all support through the years. :)

When Kajsa had made that painting I said: "We must use it for a song!". I am glad you like it!
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Whether they're an actual influence or not, I keep on hearing Vacuum influences in your sound, and that's a good thing :mrgreen:
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Thanks @Rainmak3r, I think you have mentioned them before. I know they are swedish too, but i've never listened to them. Have to check them out.
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Hi @Oscillator , it seems I'm late to the party, which is a pity, when they play such nice music. I too like the latest generation of your arrangement setup. There's a livelier touch to that sound. I think it's the drums that makes this song more energetic. Good innovation!
The only thing that slightly stood out in the mix was that 808 kind of open hihat. It sounded a little bit too prominent. I bow to you though for still bringing Kajsa's lovely vocals to the forefront and keeping it all transparent.
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I like the song, and your singer has lovely clear voice. However, I did find the backing rather 'busy' and a bit of a distraction.
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Thank you for your kind words @jeanette_c, I am glad you like it! :)
jeanette_c wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:59 pm The only thing that slightly stood out in the mix was that 808 kind of open hihat. It sounded a little bit too prominent.
I get what you mean. At some point I have to get a (decent) pair of monitors so I can discover this beforehand.
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folderol wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:14 pm I like the song, and your singer has lovely clear voice. However, I did find the backing rather 'busy' and a bit of a distraction.
Yeah, I get your point, although, for me, this is a kind of "more is more" song. I have 11 synth tracks running! :) But I should really try to hold back more often.

Thanks for listening and commenting, @folderol!
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I'm liking this a lot! The broken arpeggios in the background are a nice touch. And the vocals are wonderful as usual.

It's impressive how much mileage you get out of Surge and drumkv1 by the way.
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Thank you @Tenaba! I am happy that i am in a state that allows me to make music again. Yeah, i like those arpeggios too!🙂

Not having that much time, sticking to tools that i know how to handle lets me work faster.
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