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  • ancientstories.xm is a XM format module. Uncompressed, it is 1.50MB in size and has been downloaded 21910 times since Tue 5th Jan 1999 :D

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  • Mod Archive ID: 33559
  • Downloads: 21910
  • Favourited: 10 times
  • MD5: f677a9353b2cd5ca51342bb2aff19832
  • Format: XM
  • Channels: 32
  • Uncompressed Size: 1.50MB
  • Genre: Folk

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member Posted by fidvo on Sat 7th Feb 2009, rated 10 / 10.

Beautiful melody, evokes imagery of an ancient, perhaps even prehistoric age, but with a slightly futuristic flavor due to the synthesizers in the background. A strange combination that works beautifully in this cse. The lead is a wood flute with a haunting, almost Oriental sound to it that works well for the sustained notes of the melody. Do yourself a favor and lie back in a comfy chair when you listen to it. It's so serene and relaxing that you'll find yourself sighing in no time.

My only complaint is that I like the first part of the song more than the second, so I would deduct half a point for changing in the middle if I could. I'm rounding up because scoring it as a 9 would be an injustice to it.

member Posted by TMA Placeholder Account on Thu 5th Apr 2001, rated 10 / 10.

This is the first of Awesome's Ancient Stories trilogy. More a folk piece than anything, Awesome came up with his first masterpiece (that I know of), with 2 very successful follow-ups. Definitely a unique piece of music for Awesome, the 7+ minutes here work well, with a very subtle part change at 2 minutes that eventually changes the piece around entirely. Imagine flying around a crystal lake and watching nymphs play melodic tunes in the first part, and then hop aboard a camel in the desert for a journey, watching time pass by, riding through villages with past events occurring, until you ride off forever. This song concentrates on flutes, choir chants, and bass. Please refer to my other AWS reviews for more technical info.


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   " Ancient Stories "

         Written by
     Victor Vergara
 "Awesome/Wild Bits"

(C)1997 Victor Vergara
  All rights reserved.
--------------------
   This song has two
  completely different
           parts :
     patterns 00-22 :
" The Fantasy Lake "
     patterns 23-3D :
  " Book of Dreams "
I suppose I could have
   made two different
modules, but they are
the same music really,
 with different point
          of view.
At least, that's what
    I tried. Enjoy it.
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
All rights reserved.
Don't modify without
my permission.
- (C) November 1997 -
Awesome/WB/Exelweiss
=-  Victor Vergara. -=
Release date: 18-11-97
/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
        Contact the
Awesome Proffessional
     - ART Studio -
Music, grafics and SFX
 for games and demos.
   Vicverlu_inf.upv.es
      (96) 359 67 44
    or by snail mail :
    Victor Vergara
  C/ Montemayor 1, 5
  Xirivella (Valencia)
       Spain 46950
----------------------
Other modules can be
found at AWS WHQ :
Blastersound BBS
+34 - 58 - 293 - 583

or visit the Wild Bits
homepage, with links
to my music :
http://www.geocities.
.com/SiliconValley/
/Vista/6305
----------------------

Greetings go to all my
friends :
Naiad, Impression and
all the Wild Bits.
Skaven and Purple
Motion / Future Crew
Sergio DJ, Royer and
MrMx / Nova prod.
Trackman (D.Alcala)
JCL/Unknown
Smash!, Slaanesh and
Wonder (Where are U?)
all the other people
I know and I can't
remember now
(I have the e-mail
list at University!)

All the love of the
fantastic world of my
heart to Aurora.
The princess of my
kingdom.




Awesome / Wild Bits
        and Exelweiss.



Part one time : 3'00"
Part two time : 4'13"






Most of the samples
   were taken from
Future Music Sample
CDs.Other were sampled
    by me and ripped.

















Try to look out at
night while you're
listening to this.
Think about stars
and let the song
fly with you through
the sky.           AWS




















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