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Workshop #271: Celestial Origins by NVDK

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This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

Description of the track:

The song was a result of two old friends obsessing over space, time, spirituality, and the connection between everything, and how little we know of it. We were watching Stephen Hawkings' documentary 'Into the Universe' and got really inspired with some of the words and mostly the scenes, so we brainstormed a few words and in three hours the track was complete.

The lyrics, singing, guitar and some background chords/fillers were provided by me. Everything else was done in Fruity Loops by my friend. He brought his mix the way he wanted and I tracked the rest on top of his single stereo track and did the mastering.

  • Drums, keyboard, samples, bass were done by Navid Kaiser on Fruity Loops.
  • For guitars I used a Jackson Dk2pro with Guitar Rig 4. The background on the verse was done with EHX HOG at the 'freeze gliss' setting.
  • Microphone used was a SE2000 condenser.
  • DAW for post mix - ProTools 8LE.
  • Mastering- solely on Tracks3 deluxe.

Done by Samir Hafiz and Navid Kaiser. Greetings from Bangladesh.

Lyrics:

What might have existed before
Tiny vibrations
Strings that connect us
Light years of empty spaces

Everything to do with us
All the things we dont remember
Everything to do with us
Spiraling down from the heavens

In a chaotic dancing fire
She immerses in harmonies of the world
In a chaotic dancing fire
She emerges from the light that lives within

Believed to be at the core
We find ourselves in the edge of time casting a long shadow
Its our origin

Artist's website: soundcloud.com/navid-kaiser

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