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On Top Of a Cloud Announces Placement With Ecstasy Records
By: On Top Of a Cloud
AudioSparx is an industry-leading music library [consisting of] thousands of independent music artists, producers and publishers.
On Top Of a Cloud Composer and Founder, Leland Thomas Faegre was delighted with the placement by AudioSparx:
"Although this composition was another of those that wrote itself, "Serengeti Serenade" was composed early in 2002 on a recently purchased Triton LE and remained without an instrumental chorus until late in 2004 when I began to arrange and produce what became quite a departure from my typical compositional style."
Faegre further describes the arrangement:
"The introduction to 'Serengeti Serenade' features the Kudu [Antelope] horn described as having French horn characteristics. The Kudu or Antelope horn is also heard at the conclusion and is a hook of the production; African flute, Kalimba and various sundry percussion in addition to African choral samples build ever so gradually during the bridge or 'middle eight."
Returning to Serengeti Serenade, Faegre added:
"On the Korg Triton LE, there is a patch described as 'Song of Africa' that served as the inspiration for this work. It is not unusual for pre-set patches to be quite enough to evoke a creative response and the Triton very much lived up to its reputation. Though I have never visited the Serengeti, I believe this ambient soundscape encapsulates the African environment of the 'Dark Continent.' Close your eyes and enjoy the Serengeti."
Taxi, an independent artist and repertoire (A&R) firm that acts as a casting agent to the labels and Hollywood studios, describes "Serengeti Serenade":
"You did a really good job of creating an impression of the Serengeti. I thought your chordal and melodic choices were good and the sounds were excellent...your work is quite unique…I am always impressed with your talent and ability to generate interesting and authentic sounds and unusual and engaging arrangements...Very good production and musicianship...an ethnic approach to rock-influenced new age/meditation music; the ethnic component leaves a predominant impression...You very well may be a "musical maverick" from my interpretation of your biography. I appreciate how the piece feels bright and uplifting - particularly when the Ethnic sounding, choir-like voices enter...You're impressively all over the map as a composer."
"Serengeti Serenade" is available from iTunes, Amazon and many other fine stores:
About On Top Of a Cloud
On Top Of a Cloud, LLC is a KTHO Broadcast Partner, Music Publisher, Record Label and Recording facility located in Lake Tahoe.
For further information visit http://www.ontopofacloud.com
Leland Thomas Faegre