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Released: Mar 30, 2013 | 5:32 AM
Category: Folk
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 8.98 MB

Plays: 1129
Downloads: 9
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Saturday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
This song was composed for my sister Djinnie who owns and rides an Icelandic horse. She needed music for a riding competition called "Tlt in Harmony" which is a brand new style where the objective is to display harmonic riding style in the special gait Tlt which is unique to Icelandic horses. I was measuring the pace of her horse so the music would fit. So the music had to run at 102 bpm. It had to be not too dominating.

So I wrote a long chord progression and some melody lines and recorded this song.

How did it go? It didn't. The horse had its own will and refused to stay in the transporter. It was splitting it apart. So she never started. But the music is there for next time.

There is an extra twist to this music. When Thierry (thsantac) and Iqbal (ihussain) started on the Triangular Sandwich, we needed something to start from. So I sent Thierry and Iqbal the chord progression played in a different style and slower tempo. And then first Iqbal and then Thierry composed based on that. I had already done this horse song so I reused one of the melodies in Triangular Sandwich.

I hope you will enjoy the music

The picture is my sister Djinnie and her horse.

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toveco Artist

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OK I'm not a horse so I don't gone dans to this one smiley
But I really like the tune, it really nice floating.
My X is a hors lady to, and one time she give me a 3 hour riding tour on a Icelandic horse,
and after a looong time I make it running in Tölt style, it's amazing,
it is a very comfortable way to ride, you can go on for ever smiley
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Strigidae Artist

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sounds like it would be great for a movie scene
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mellis Artist

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Awsome comp on this. Really nice out together instrumentwize as well. Great work smiley
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RTe Artist

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Splendid listen Kenneth
Well enjoyed
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The staccato gives the song a getup and go that most breeds lack. I especially enjoy the melody. No horsing around here, Kenny, you can write. This song has a very high horsepower rating in my book.
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4 years ago
SOULWAVE Listener

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Excellent work as always Ken. You have paid attention to great detail here. So sorry to read about your sister's horse but the gift iin the situation turned out to be this beautiful song.........yes, there is next time smiley
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That was well done and much enjoyed!
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iloilo Artist

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Warm and relaxed; good production - as always, Kenneth!
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Hi pal ... First of all your sister is beautiful...just like your music! I learned about this kind of horse riding from you...so rhythmic and elegant at the same time!

Just a bit of a critique on this beautiful piece...I think the ending deserves a better treatment.

You're such a talent, my friend! i love your music, and love working with you.

Stan
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Arrrrrrr
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Makes me feel good smiley

Love the colorful choice of sounds and instruments.
The humming gives an amazing relaxed touch ...

Beautifully done!
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4 years ago
LarsJacobsen Listener Very nice! I hope Djinnie hasn't given up the competitions, and get's to use it another time.

About the ending: It might be a little abrupt, but it's probably quite suitable for use at a competition.
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Super concept for a song. I can envision a comfortable and peaceful gallop of a horse in this. Great expanding feeling of joy in this.
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I agree with Strigidae, it would make a great movie soundtrack. I'll bet it'll be impressive when it's used in the next competition.
Not only do I hear great music on iCompositions, I learned something today. That competition sounds interesting since, as a kid, I grew up around horses. Thanks for sharing.
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I like the galloping snare you got on this, Ken...you are such a great musician and your recordings are so CLEAN. That's impressive.

Well-done.

smiley
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Beautiful song, it sounds so well for humans too smiley
Excellent production!
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Very nice happy tune for a wonderful horse and a lovely sister my friend. I did not recognize the chords we have already played on so you succeeded in totally transforming the common background and did a brand new piece of joy.
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Very nice production as always! I love the breathy flute patch. Does remind me of a soundtrack as well.
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Excellent composition for a superb hobby, is pleasure see the magic of the horses dancing on the rider command. with this music must ride like unicorn

BRAVO BRAVO
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A nice track which would be an excellent main theme for a movie... I propose the title: The pretty girl who whispers to the ear of the horse.
(Please note: The Robert Redford's movie called "the horse whisperer" has as French title: L'homme qui murmurait l'oreille des chevaux . That means: The man who whispered to the ear of the horses. smiley )
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Kinda of has an ABBA feel to the melody. Very Pop yet not. Great production and sound!
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Top notch Kenneth. This would be an excellent background for a galloping horse, or a lot of other images.

The arrangement is well done as is the production on the recording.

Your sister and the horse should be very proud of you.
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I love the tune you did for your sis. I hope it gets used the next time she does this. It is a wonderful tune! And by the way, I love the Triangular Sandwich too!
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Your sister can be proud of this dedication, Kenneth !

Lovely song, my friend smiley

- LaFayette
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I can feel the motion. Nice tune. And you have a lovely sister smiley

Btw, thx for dropping your comment on my last song smiley
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You are a melody master, Kenneth. The new age instrumentation mix with that House beat makes for an excellent blend.

I'm always fascinated by how much a driving beat will hold your attention almost as much as a catchy tune, but when you've got both you can't lose.

Russ smiley
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Thanks for giving the background for the composition, I love to hear the story behind a song as each is a kind of quest. I love horses too, had some contact with Peruvian Paso horses in the past, is the gait of the Icelandic pony similar? The Peruvian horses swing out their fore legs and so the ride is very smooth. I enjoyed your song, it reminded me of a favourite when I was growing up: Telstar.
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First I love horses, being a Kentuckian it's hard to not be affected by horses. smiley I can close my eyes while listening & perfectly imagine horses running. Fluid poetry in motion. Ken you are the melody master. You create melodies that will stay in the mind long after the listen is over. Excellent work.

Thanks for sharing with us, masterful original composition, performance & production.
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I think it really captures the spirit of the subject matter perfectly. Poppy and folky too. Beautiful animal, that horse!
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Superb melody Ken, again. Your songs always capture feeling. In this one I can close my eyes and actually feel like im along for the ride.
Thank you
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Beautiful music! Very! The instrumentation is wonderful for the purpose.

I love horses, too. I had to look up what Tölt is, and discover it is similar to a Pace, where both legs on a side move forward together (more or less), which creates a very smooth glide for the rider. I thought that might be case, from your description.
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How great to hear this in another incarnation. Great choice of instruments, Kenneth, and I can really see the horse running along in my mind.
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Wow! What a unique story behind the composition of this track, good look to your sister next time.
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Splendid listen.... Very visual. I feel wind as if I am horseback. Much enjoyed. Thanks !
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Very nice.
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Extra cool. Nicely done, man! Really interesting track. 80's movie soundtrack material? I like it when the flute kicks in, quite rad!

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Wonderful song and production. Enjoy the synth flute and synth voices. It really does gallop along and feels free and open. Enjoyed.
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what a great sounding track, it just flows beautifully into my ears. sweet melodic leads give it such a positive flow of feelings. cool groove gets my day started, real nice stuff!
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This smooth and carefree piece perfectly captures the suject!!
The light, galloping rhythm and the breathy flutes make this piece fly smiley
A lovely composition!!
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Splendid work
What a warm music
It was really healed
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Nice concept Ken! My experience with horse's is that they are indeed a magnificent animal and they do sometimes have ideas that in no way resemble cooperation. However, a fresh carrot laced with sugar tends to encourage a meeting of the minds.
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Lovely piece, with a lot going on to enjoy. I especially like the voices and whistle.
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I could have been horse back riding over Iceland listening to this in my iphone, yeah with a double set of ear plus, one set for the horse too of course. Very pleasant sounding song.

love the dancing pony craze of the telocom business
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekr05T9Iaio
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very cool kenneth. what a great brother to help out your sister!
the concept of riding to music, I guess, is the next evolution to horse riding and showing off your stuff. well put together!


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Lovely. Strong rhythm of riding. Lovely tones smiley
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the geometry is not rhombus style at all and the drums help.
a construction that will not fail or fall.
it's a big bunch of people joined together all marching the same direction into a bright new world -
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I really like this, and I love music with a story behind it! Warming the soul! Thanks for sharing!
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A great piece of music. Well composed & arranged. Excellent blend of voices. Like the pic too.
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Thank you for all the sweet comments.

I am sure this music gets a second chance in another competition. Also thanks from my sister for all the sweet comments about her and her horse.
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