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Ben Higgins
post Feb 29 2016, 09:26 PM
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If you like slow, lumbering riffs and lots of wind then this track is for you. My latest with my usual partners in crime, Andrea & Martino - the Italian Stallions (I presume) rolleyes.gif



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post Feb 29 2016, 09:39 PM
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Sweetness. Very cool.

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post Feb 29 2016, 10:15 PM
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Holy Shit snacks! ohmy.gif That's some dark and doomy awesome right there, its brilliant. seriously duder, your music is just killer. you really deserve to be stupidly huge with this stuff. smile.gif


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post Feb 29 2016, 11:32 PM
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Very cool track!!! Has lots more space in it than I was expecting which is a good thing. It really works tonaly and rythmically. It's really tough sometimes (for me for sure) to leave enough space for the notes to live in.


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post Mar 1 2016, 06:29 AM
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This song is killer!!! I love this dark mood and the part which start from 3:52 it sounds absolutely brilliant. It's exactly that kind of melodic idea which remains forever in the mind of the listener wink.gif Your song made me to abuse the replay button and guess what I do now.......I press again on replay biggrin.gif Huge congrats for this song!!!! smile.gif

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post Mar 1 2016, 07:35 AM
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Great stuff Ben! I see you have been practising


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post Mar 1 2016, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (GeneT95 @ Feb 29 2016, 08:39 PM) *
Sweetness. Very cool.


Thanks man, cool profile pic!

QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 29 2016, 09:15 PM) *
Holy Shit snacks! ohmy.gif That's some dark and doomy awesome right there, its brilliant. seriously duder, your music is just killer. you really deserve to be stupidly huge with this stuff. smile.gif


Thanks my man.. I misread the last sentence as "...with this stiff"

I should slow down when reading rolleyes.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Feb 29 2016, 10:32 PM) *
Very cool track!!! Has lots more space in it than I was expecting which is a good thing. It really works tonaly and rythmically. It's really tough sometimes (for me for sure) to leave enough space for the notes to live in.


Thanks T... yeah altho people may know me as that 'shredder' guy, I like to demonstrate that the guitar is just another instrument, to be used in crafting the overall atmosphere. It doesn't always have to be dominating everything and playing loads of notes. It was behind my thinking for some of the tracks from the '..Satan' album. Although some of the tracks had definite verse / chorus type lead lines much of it was more about using the guitar to create an overall sound scape.

QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Mar 1 2016, 05:29 AM) *
This song is killer!!! I love this dark mood and the part which start from 3:52 it sounds absolutely brilliant. It's exactly that kind of melodic idea which remains forever in the mind of the listener wink.gif Your song made me to abuse the replay button and guess what I do now.......I press again on replay biggrin.gif Huge congrats for this song!!!! smile.gif


Thank you.... please abuse the button as much as you like!! cool.gif

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Great stuff Ben! I see you have been practising


I try, Hef, I try. I'm still waiting for you to bestow your ultimate Germanic knowledge upon me but I guess I'm just not ready yet. I will continue my studies, teacher! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 1 2016, 01:32 PM
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Amazing new song Ben!
You just invented PROGRESSIVE DOOM!!! Oh yeah copyrighted smile.gif
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post Mar 1 2016, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (George Hlio @ Mar 1 2016, 12:32 PM) *
Amazing new song Ben!
You just invented PROGRESSIVE DOOM!!! Oh yeah copyrighted smile.gif


Haha thanks man wink.gif

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post Mar 1 2016, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 1 2016, 09:55 AM) *
I will continue my studies, teacher! biggrin.gif

Not bad Nipper! All that practice seems to be paying off.
Not long before you attain the unreachable Lil Wayne level!!!!
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post Mar 1 2016, 04:41 PM
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Bravo, Sir Higgins! This is quite possibly your best work to date from where I am standing. It's really great to see you stretching out, man. Congrats to you and your awesome rhythm section as well. cool.gif
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post Mar 1 2016, 05:22 PM
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Pretty epic! Can you comment on the writing, arrangement, recording, production, etc.?


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post Mar 1 2016, 08:00 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Mar 1 2016, 03:31 PM) *
Not long before you attain the unreachable Lil Wayne level!!!!
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Now now, let's not get ahead of ourselves!! biggrin.gif


QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 1 2016, 03:41 PM) *
Bravo, Sir Higgins! This is quite possibly your best work to date from where I am standing. It's really great to see you stretching out, man. Congrats to you and your awesome rhythm section as well. cool.gif


Thanks Rich... what is it about this track, do you think? Andrea probably ranks it as one of our best, if not best, as well.


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post Mar 1 2016, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Mar 1 2016, 04:22 PM) *
Pretty epic! Can you comment on the writing, arrangement, recording, production, etc.?


Thanks. I usually come up with stuff along the way as I'm working on it. So each riff you hear in any of my songs is usually in the order it was composed in. So for this one, I was playing around and came up with the opening chord licks. That led into the menacing main arpeggios. It was the logical next step to heavy it up and use those arpeggios as a main feature.

The arrangement is quite sparse so the challenge with the main riff was not letting too much underlying noise occur on the gain channel because it was noticeable.

I've been using Overloud TH3.. The clean / dirty intro is the Marshall JVM but all heavy rhythm is TH3. The repeating double tracked lead melody is also JVM. Even the bass has a TH3 preset chucked on it to bring out the mid range click.


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post Mar 1 2016, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 1 2016, 08:00 PM) *
Now now, let's not get ahead of ourselves!! biggrin.gif

Well, I know it will be a long and arduous journey, but you are farther up that road than any of us mere Mortals!!!
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post Mar 2 2016, 04:41 AM
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Great stuff! cool.gif Love how this song builds up and has this mysterious vibe to it.


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post Mar 2 2016, 10:11 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Mar 1 2016, 08:10 PM) *
Well, I know it will be a long and arduous journey, but you are farther up that road than any of us mere Mortals!!!
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QUOTE (DeGroot @ Mar 2 2016, 03:41 AM) *
Great stuff! cool.gif Love how this song builds up and has this mysterious vibe to it.


Thanks Joe!


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post Mar 2 2016, 01:14 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 2 2016, 10:11 AM) *
If you accept me as your guitar saviour and convert to Higgyism I will lead you and share with you all my secret gnosis! ph34r.gif

For only £5,000 a month. Non refundable.

For that price there'd better be Donuts included!!!
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post Mar 2 2016, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 1 2016, 10:00 AM) *
Thanks Rich... what is it about this track, do you think? Andrea probably ranks it as one of our best, if not best, as well.


You're welcome. smile.gif In a word I think it is the dynamics of the track that makes it so captivating. Right from the opening set up of the theme, the use of dynamics keeps me glued to listening. And from there on throughout the track there are the slow buildings of tension and release. All of these things combined with technique, note choice and making every note count, or important, are very well done and do exactly what they are supposed to do, which is to keep the listener interested and curious as to what will happen next. Of course the theme and mood of the track play a big part in all of this but it is the dynamics used to illustrate the theme and mood is what brings the listener to the place that you have created in your mind. So congrats, to you and your mates on a job well done. cool.gif

PS: This track would be awesome as part of a movie score or as a movie theme I think.
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post Mar 2 2016, 08:55 PM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 2 2016, 06:59 PM) *
PS: This track would be awesome as part of a movie score or as a movie theme I think.

Totally smile.gif
I heard that Stephen Kings 'dark Tower' was being made into a movie...... C'mon, the gunslinger following the man in black across a desert all foreboding and doom laden? It would be a crime not to use this track in the score.


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