Music » Latin » KennethLavrsen » Song

album art Frozen Margarita On The Beach
by KennethLavrsen


Music not playing? Switch to HTML5 Player.


Download Report




Song Information

Released: Dec 6, 2011 | 7:14 PM
Category: Latin
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 9.31 MB

Plays: 2436
Downloads: 3
Weekly Plays: 4
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Tuesday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
It is dark and gray and days are very short here in Denmark in December

It is the time where we are dreaming of escaping south to a warm beach, sunshine, and ... a frozen margarita.

Advertisement Remove Ads

Comments

Beatle128 Artist

Beatle128's artist icon
Tasty! Now I want to hear the version with vocals. smiley
Latest Song: Thinking 'Bout You Collab
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
PaulWilkins Artist

PaulWilkins's artist icon
I do love this attempt at Caribbean music. The hand drums are a little lost but are arranged well for this music. I think more castanets may build a layer. The Air needs filling in this track. I agree this music deserves vocals and putting this out to the icomps community to add lyrics and sing would be a great idea.

Overall this track swells with warmth and I can see by your shirt you love the sun too. Well done smiley
Latest Song: Requiem for Choir
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

KennethLavrsen's artist icon
Thanks for the excellent feedback.

My concern on vocals is that I have 5 or 6 different melody themes so I have a hard time imagining where to put the singing. Maybe I could limit it to a few verses. I am naturally open to any collab ideas. My main objective of my music is having fun so I am open to anything from anyone.
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
ihussain Artist

ihussain's artist icon
definitely got me into a holiday mood! I like the tune, good progressions, and nicely arranged. If I had a suggestion I'd make some of the earlier vocal lines slightly louder - maybe by doubling up those instruments? But it's perfectly fine as it stands - and it has a nice flow throughout.
Latest Song: The Morning After
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
pharmakeus Artist

pharmakeus's artist icon
Overall:rating
Concept:rating
Creativity:rating
Performance:rating
Production:rating
Happy samba -- CARNIVALE!
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
PaulWilkins Artist

PaulWilkins's artist icon
KennethLavrsen wrote:
Thanks for the excellent feedback.

My concern on vocals is that I have 5 or 6 different melody themes so I have a hard time imagining where to put the singing. Maybe I could limit it to a few verses. I am naturally open to any collab ideas. My main objective of my music is having fun so I am open to anything from anyone.


Well when Orchestrating one needs to deliver a clear moving standout melody or motif and the other counterpoint melodies need to support it. Remember bright sounds that move quicker get heard more and lower and less movement (Holding the notes longer) build layer and colour and blend better but it's the brightness or timbre that is most important as I use fast lines to blend if the timbre is right. Perhaps play with the melodies and instrumentation with the above in mind. This is why some people don't pick up on the detail - just the overall sound but can't quite work out why they are moved and like it so much. smiley
Last edited by PaulWilkins, 5 years ago.
Latest Song: Requiem for Choir
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

KennethLavrsen's artist icon
I take the original proposal of adding lyrics as a "interesting enough to consider adding singing" smiley

My point with the many melodies is that I never intended the piece to be vocal so I chose to let the piece develop through several melodies. I personally like artists that build music pieces this way. Keeps the interest. At the end of the piece I let 3 of the themes that share same chord progressions talk to each other leaving it up to the listener to follow one or the other. When the listener hears it again a few times he may grip on to another theme than the first time. Not the kind of music that makes hits lists. But hopefully the kind some want to listen to again.

If I make lyrics for the song it will probably be one verse at the start using the first Kalimba theme and extending the song by same or similar melody at the end. If I add voice to the last section it would compete too much with the two other melodies. So it would require an extra verse section.

@ihussain yes the African Kalimba is an instrument which is not so full and dominant. I could have doubled it and added other effects. I tried a bit of tricks but then it lost some authenticity so I settled with adjusting some of the already added compression, tape delay, long 3 s open field natural in the Logic space designer effetcs. And in my very transparent loudspeakers it stands well out. I wanted the illution of some happy on the beach when I started it. A young boy with this facinating little instrument dancing. A bit of mix of continents I know smiley Artistic freedom.

At the moment I am more keen on making a lyric for A New Start, my previous upload, because that was written with lyrics in mind from the beginning and has a structure for it and a story behind. And just leave this tune as the happy sunshine instrumental I intended it to be.

And I will use some of @Silky 's advice for the A New Start vocal version making sure the vocal does not fight for the attention with another melody instrument.
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
PleiadianAgenda Artist

PleiadianAgenda's artist icon
Ken, this a cool song. It's very warm and spirited. There are some good suggestions put by forth by Silky and iHussain, but ultimately its up to you to decide your levels and what you want to stand out, and for what reasons. Also, if you're dealing with busy music, how you pan your mix makes all the difference in the world.

I think the piece stands out as it is, it doesn't require vocals, though it could work well with them.

Great job, mate smiley
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
reality56 Listener Works for me greatly those Carnival tunes...
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
5 years ago
| via iPhone
Chromatic Listener

Chromatic's artist icon
Overall:rating
Concept:rating
Creativity:rating
Performance:rating
Production:rating
This song is well put together. For someone without much music experience you do a very good job. Now you have some. And you graduated. Nice song. Wayne
Artist Page Send Message Report Quote
3 years ago

Post a Comment


Please login or register to post a comment.

Advertisement