5th Apr 2015 20:48 -  9 years ago
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Description : Headphones are recommended for a more immersive experience :P - - - A weary American soldier is walking through the remains of what used to be a small town in the middle east, only to rediscover the horrible reality that sometimes war can affect even the ones who have no part in it.


This is my first attempt at creating a virtual environment to tell a story and convey emotion. Hope you enjoy! Comments are welcome!

- ER

Comments (42)

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atw 29th Dec 2023 19:54 -  5 months ago
Great atmoshpere you have created!
Boon 11th Oct 2020 04:46 -  3 years ago
creating a very good atmosphere,well done
ClickbaitCabaret 20th Sep 2020 02:08 -  3 years ago
This popped up under one of my tracks, which is why this comment is coming five years after the fact. This is a fantastic piece. Very haunting.
terryjmhitsong 2nd Jun 2020 04:26 -  3 years ago
KnightHeir 24th May 2020 02:08 -  4 years ago
Movies scene audio.
BadHabits1971 19th Nov 2019 16:40 -  4 years ago
This is the kind of thing i'm working on with binaural recordings. This was fantastic. Ill be popping a few pieces soon. Creating an ambient feature complete with soundtrack is in the making. :)
Nous2 13th Jun 2018 09:42 -  5 years ago
Like this !! So Sad and beauty !!
melancholica 23rd Nov 2017 11:46 -  6 years ago
ThatGirlKVR 25th Sep 2017 11:31 -  6 years ago
I started off wondering if I was going to have nightmares of wars I've never seen... and walk away from that into some kind of lovely place of serenity... truly a moving production. I hope one day we will have cause to collaborate on some things. To be able to tell a story like that without a single word, though... pretty impressive.
OmarMuk 17th Jun 2015 03:45 -  8 years ago
Wow!!! Truly amazing. I would love to hear more from you in this genre.
Very powerful. It immerses you in this chilling yet beautiful atmosphere and then it suddenly fades out and you snap out of it thinking where the heck you just were.
Phenomenal job on this one!
BradoSanz replied 17th Jun 2015 - 8 years ago
Thanks Omar! It even gave me chills when I was making it haha. I REALLY enjoyed doing this one, and strongly considering doing another as soon as I get the chance :)

TayaliJeffrey 21st Apr 2015 23:25 -  9 years ago
cinematic pieces amazing sounds scape really threw me the moment great job But I was left rather waiting for more
BradoSanz replied 17th Jun 2015 - 8 years ago
I'll try and make my next one longer :)
andrewy0u 21st Apr 2015 10:54 -  9 years ago
Very atmospheric. Pleasant impression.

All best, always,
Andrew y0u
BradoSanz replied 17th Jun 2015 - 8 years ago
Thanks bro
fixxx3r 21st Apr 2015 07:06 -  9 years ago
I used my Turtlebeach headphones & it really took me away!
BradoSanz replied 21st Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks man! I'm glad you enjoyed! :P
JAweGuy 18th Apr 2015 19:09 -  9 years ago
This is magnificent! The quality of the sounds are great, the atmosphere in this was unexpected, excellent work! I'll be listening to more of your work.
BradoSanz replied 21st Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks JAweGuy! Coming from you, it means a lot. I love your stuff dude.


RenzWilde 18th Apr 2015 07:51 -  9 years ago
Whoa, great sounding track. Captured some real emotion in 2 minutes flat. Good job. It is very OST sounding. Loved it!

BradoSanz replied 21st Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, RenzWilde! I appreciate the kind comments :P
centralsdev 18th Apr 2015 02:13 -  9 years ago
there can be better sound quality.
BradoSanz replied 18th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Please elaborate!

Emolyte 13th Apr 2015 23:45 -  9 years ago
Holy shit that was great! I am always trying to make my cinematic pieces visual, adding all kinds of effects like the ones used here to make it come to life, and you have done just that. Just wish it was longer, and i know some others do too :) Keep it up man, this is awesome!
BradoSanz replied 14th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Haha, thanks Eyedye :P I see we're the same age :P Glad to see fellow youngsters who love music as much as I do haha. Maybe I'll come back to this one soon!


P.S. Thanks for stopping in!
Twanna1 13th Apr 2015 23:13 -  9 years ago
Very moving piece of art.
BradoSanz replied 14th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, Twanna! :P
topvega 12th Apr 2015 00:40 -  9 years ago
Glad I had just smoked a bowl before listening to this. Very cool.

BradoSanz replied 14th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Glad you stopped in tv :)
DMindProductions 11th Apr 2015 21:24 -  9 years ago
Holy sh** that was crazy! Just close your eyes, put in your headphones and you can feel it!
BradoSanz replied 14th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, that's what I was going for haha. :P
Oceanically 10th Apr 2015 18:38 -  9 years ago
That was an emotional trip. It felt so real! Such an inspiring soundscape.
mrwolf14 10th Apr 2015 15:46 -  9 years ago
Very good MrEpic.
Liked. Your Farsetto works pretty well.
Just wish it was longer... I've read the comments and I know that school's killing you... but school is more important at the moment! so you are doing right here as well :-)
Ciao, Domenico
mackeymarshel 10th Apr 2015 10:28 -  9 years ago
Wow it felt like I was actually there! the concept also made me think about the fact that soldiers are fighting for the innocent lives back home, but they sometimes indirectly and unintentionally hurt the innocent lives in other countries. This is a great first attempt!

Salute to ya --Ha! See what I did there?
Skinnyboyslim 10th Apr 2015 00:07 -  9 years ago
Wow, what a ride that was! I felt as if I was at the theater! Nice work EpicRecord! Very dramatic cinematic.
BradoSanz replied 14th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
I'm glad you liked SBS :)
soundhound 8th Apr 2015 23:02 -  9 years ago
You can't feel the Blood & Mud or the Shrapnel as it passes through
your arm and leg...
But you've got the sounds down, to as close to real as you can be
without being there...

But if these Dummies don't, straiten up and fly right this will be
just a lullaby, compared to what will come...Seek and ye shall find...

Let the Politicians fight the wars on the front line, you'd see how
fact that crap would end...

Outstandingly done....

BradoSanz replied 9th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks soundhound! Yeah, I agree: put the politicians on the front lines and war would be drastically different lol. :P
silverman 8th Apr 2015 05:36 -  9 years ago
Very interesting.
Sounds like it's waiting for a tv spot ... a docu spot I think.
You should promote this toward that end ... BBC or SKY or or or or .... if you do let me know how you set about it.
Gotta be a saleable work of art this one.
BradoSanz replied 9th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
I appreciate the kind words, silverman! :P
Cologino 7th Apr 2015 01:33 -  9 years ago
this could easily be a sound clip for american sniper or something lol. great textures and atmospheres throughout the whole thing, had me captivated. very nice work my friend
BradoSanz replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks! It was quite fun to make :P
StaticNomad 6th Apr 2015 23:59 -  9 years ago
Hey, great to hear that's your vocal.

You should put that in the track description.

I already know that you can sing but now I hear that you're into doing this sort of vocal, you should really go to town on it and build more similar vocals up to something bigger and better. Record a load of layered harmonies and make a very beautiful track. And try not to make it pop music though you can do that too, if you like (maybe on a different track).

I think perhaps the greatest example of what I'm talking about would have to be 10CC's all-time classic I'm Not In Love. Extremely time-consuming vocal production back in the day when doing these things was a lot harder. Read up on how they made that track as it's pretty damn interesting.

Just in case you don't know the song:
BradoSanz replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
That's actually a GREAT idea :P I was thinking about it when I was bouncing it to MP3 and you've convinced me to do it :P And that was an interesting read :P very neat read too! The vocals are cool lol!
joecramer 6th Apr 2015 23:50 -  9 years ago
Hello EpicRecord

This is someting like cool music for an intro, a sequence, or a storypart for a 3D game.
Reminds me a little on this dark sequences in Max Pain

This music in the background. From the off a male voice tells the sad story and the video shows a dark painted comic strip.

I think you done it realy well.

stay tuned
BradoSanz replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks joe! Glad to hear your input!
bbedford48 6th Apr 2015 23:34 -  9 years ago
Great work. Uses sounds and music to really bring the listener into the sound stage. Really like those complex and emotionally charged piano parts.

BradoSanz replied 7th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks man! It took a lot of work :P
Burtsbluesboxes 6th Apr 2015 22:17 -  9 years ago
Just a couple tricks I use, vlc media player can be used to rip the audio from video. I only use public domain videos because of copyright. Then I'll cut up the audio in pieces I want for voice samples or whatever. I make a lot of sound/voice samples myself because sometimes you simply can't find what you want. Keep an open mind when looking for sounds, it's amazing what can be used to represent what you want. Poor quality can often be fixed (like noise removal, ect.), not always, but... Also these are ADDICTIVE!! :D Keep up the great work ER :D
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Yeah, the stuff I use is free and is good for non-commercial use (I don't plan on making any money off this stuff haha. And yeah, for the distant talking vocals in the soundscape part, I had to to do it cuz I couldn't find any samples with people talking like that haha. I'm just talking jibberish, but you can't tell cuz it blends with everything else :P
Tumbleweed 6th Apr 2015 21:37 -  9 years ago
Great job ER...headphones def provide a full like this has a way of making the truth of war hard to ignore....super bit of musical art here....fav......Ed
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks Tumbleweed :) Coming from you it means a lot!
StaticNomad 6th Apr 2015 12:00 -  9 years ago
Soldierly greetings.

Damn, it's a refreshing change to hear you do something other than pop music. I was expecting it to break into that any moment. But, no you kept it deep and solemn throughout.

Walking/trudging/battlefield/noise intro sounds fairly accurate and then we have a wailing voice. A little reminiscent of the exceptional Lisa Gerrard, of Dead Can Dance fame (perhaps one of the greatest singers alive).

Then the baby enters, wails then dies/is removed from the soundscape in a mushroom cloud of reverb and we're into just music - no ambient sounds/effects.

It's a great, emotive piano tone and then hanging string note does a fine job. Where is that vocal from?

And then it's over (too short). I'd listen to this if you made it longer, developed it and removed a lot of the battlefield trudging ie just got straight to the music.

So, develop it further, turn it into a full piece and you'll have an emotive, deep chillout track.

Immersive congratulations.
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Hey Static! The vocals was myself :P I did a falsetto and then added a good amount of long reverb. It did the trick, I think :P I agree that its too short, cuz school is killing me! Hopefully I can get back to this one. Thanks for stopping in!
Burtsbluesboxes 6th Apr 2015 07:19 -  9 years ago
Very well done ER I've been doing soundscape music for a couple years now, love the depth and freedom it adds to the music :D will be your new best friend. Deep song here, war is hell and doesn't indeed affect only those fighting it. Looking forward to more from you :p
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, phatkatz! I'm glad you liked it, and I enjoyed making this moreso than I first imagined I would! So expect some more stuff like this in the future :P
crucethus 6th Apr 2015 05:13 -  9 years ago
This was good, I like the atmosphere you created and the solemness of the piano. Reminded me a little bit of some of the Interlude work from the Judas Priest Album Nostradamus.
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, cru! Appreciate the kind words and yeah, that thought entered my mind when I made it haha.
Mephod 6th Apr 2015 04:45 -  9 years ago
This song just makes me feel worst about my old pair of surround sound headphones dying :P. But it still sounds amazing with stereo headphones. The one thing I don't like about this track is the name, I think a name like "The Aftermath Of Chaos" or something like that would fit much better.
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks for the input Mephod :P Glad you stopped in for a listen :)
Livingsoulsdie 6th Apr 2015 04:22 -  9 years ago
This is intense man ! Sounds so life like and has so much depth and emotion !
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Appreciate it, LSD :)
GregVincey 6th Apr 2015 00:30 -  9 years ago
Damm man, this is deep.....speechless.
BradoSanz replied 6th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks Greg! It took me about 8 hours to make!
KooLKYLE 5th Apr 2015 23:05 -  9 years ago
Intense atmosphere and epic piano! Great production but I think you could extend it add a beat and progress with the piano :)
BradoSanz replied 5th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
I agree! I was running short on time with this one and decided to go ahead and throw it up on here anyways :P I may very well end up adding more to the end, or even changing it completely.
BillyVenus 5th Apr 2015 23:02 -  9 years ago
This... was so beautiful. I felt like I was actually there haha! It all came full circle once the music at the end came in, this was an experience!

BradoSanz replied 5th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Haha, appreciate the kind words Billy :P

promenade2239 5th Apr 2015 23:02 -  9 years ago
hi Epic.

I USED HEAPHONES this time anyway.

The beginning of your track reminded me of 'Saving Provate Ryan' kind of thing. Some other sounds are really in the style of phatkatz, that piano is pure commertial (emotional?) TV stuff but overall this is some really good effort. Nice to hear something different from you.
Good track.

Best to you,

BradoSanz replied 5th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Well, I suppose I meant "emotional" in that the piano would at least make the listener think about the effects of war :P Glad you stopped in promenade!

XyIlent 5th Apr 2015 22:52 -  9 years ago
dont know what the other 9 people who listened to this were thinking... like how can you listen to this and not comment saying this is F**KING AWESOME?? haha

honestly man DAMN this is good, creates such an amazing atmosphere..

Keep it up man, no like.. seriously.. make another... hahaha

BradoSanz replied 5th Apr 2015 - 9 years ago
Haha, thanks Xyllent :P I thoroughly enjoyed doing this! I will most likely make some more immersive ones in the future :)


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