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Track 13 – The Fallen [Imphenzia C64 Remix] – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud - you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.

Christmas won't stop me - welcome to my complete 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

If you like my music, if you want to support it, and if you don’t want to wait for the entire marathon to finish – you can download all my music as MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com for what you think it is worth ($2 – $50) – there are 109 tracks to grab =)

The year was 2008 and 24th of January I released a remix of the C64 track "The Fallen" by Dwayne Bakewell (Morbid). It's a fast paced track with a duration of 4:46 featuring my normal sound but different tempo, beat and melody as it's based on someone else's original work. The track maintains a fast pace and then throws a curve ball at 3:22 as it enters an offbeat part.

I released The Fallen on Remix64.com where it received decent feedback and ratings. I haven't made many C64 remixes before but this is the best and most polished one. If I get around to it I may do some more remixes in the future. This track will permanently be available for download on remix64.com.

You can follow me and the rest of this track release marathon on twitter: @Imphenzia

Track 12 – Nostalgia [Retreat Edit] – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud - you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.

Welcome to my complete 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

If you like my music, if you want to support it, and if you don’t want to wait for the entire marathon to finish – you can download all my music as MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com for what you think it is worth ($2 – $50) – there are 109 tracks to grab =)


Track 12, Nostalgia [Retreat Edit], is the first chillout track to be released in this marathon. Back in 2002 I ended up making a relaxed version of Himalaya, I called it a chillout edit but it's not really chillout music - just a relaxing version of the original trance track. The chillout edit of Himalaya was very well received and I got a lot of feedback on in back in the day when mp3.com was a site where independent musicians were releasing their music. Since that edit it's become somewhat of a habit to make relaxed versions of many fast paced electronic tracks I compose. Nostalgia [Retreat Edit] was released 13 March 2011.

Nostalgia is no exception. This super relaxed edit comes in at nearly 8 minutes. Basically, I make a copy in Cubase of my project and I turn down the speed from maybe 130-145 BPM down to 110-120 BPM. I alter the beat and I substitute many of the sounds for smoother and more relaxing sounds. Often it doesn't take very long to make this type of edit yet it creates an entirely new track and I probably enjoy these relaxed version equally to the original versions.

Enough chillout edits were created for me to release a dedicated album that I simply named "Chillout" in 2011 (and it was updated as an extended version in 2013). Nostalgia is one of my better chillout edits so it became the title track of the album:


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Track 11 – Duplicate My Soul – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud - you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.

It's time for another milestone track in the #imphenzia 1 tracker per day release marathon. This time around it's Duplicate My Soul and it's the 2012 remastered edit. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

If you like my music, if you want to support it, and if you don’t want to wait for the entire marathon to finish – you can download all my music as MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com for what you think it is worth ($2 – $50) – there are 109 tracks to grab =)

I released Duplicate My Soul 15th October 2009 and the track was composed and dedicated to our son Aiden that we were expecting at the time. For that reason it has a special place in my heart and I am very happy with the way the track sounds to this day. The name may sound a bit odd but it has two meanings. First of all I thought of our son to be born and that it was in fact somewhat of a copy of me. Even though we have individual souls it's quite funny to see that we think and act very alike and he has traits that I've only seen in myself in the past. The second reason for the name is that my music is a reflection of what I think and feel so it's a bit of a blueprint of my soul.

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="300"]Duplicate My Soul Duplicate My Soul (2010) Album[/caption]

Duplicate My Soul is the title track of my 2010 album with the same name.

This is the original version of the track, a very energetic trance track with a long atmospheric intro. The intro also has a meaning, it represent the creation of life and what goes on before the birth occurs. Before becoming a father, I couldn't care less about children and I found them to be more of irritating distractions, but now I am on the exact opposite of that scale. Kids, especially your own, are absolutely amazing =)

You can follow me and the rest of this track release marathon on twitter: @Imphenzia

Track 10 – Seven Times – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud - you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.

Welcome to my complete 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

If you like my music, if you want to support it, and if you don’t want to wait for the entire marathon to finish – you can download all my music as MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com for what you think it is worth ($2 – $50) – there are 109 tracks to grab =)

Time has come for a very early Imphenzia release and Seven Times, the 10th track in this release marathon, was the 5th track released by Imphenzia in June 1998. It is unlike any of my other tracks and probably most true to the Goa genre of all my releases. It was heavily inspired by Astral Projection that I felt produced the best music in that genre.

I had borrowed an EMU sampler from a friend and I had just purchased my Roland JX305 - non of which were particularly suitable for that style of music but I remember being very happy with the result. Most of the more psychedelic Goa-like sounds were produced in some software that I can't remember the name of quite... Rubber Duck or something possibly?

I don't listen to tracks from Sector nowadays but if I had to pick one, Seven Times is probably the track I would prefer and to me it is somewhat timeless even if the genre has since long lost its popularity. Sector was my first album and in a drawer behind me I still have the CDR with Sector with writing in the Jewel case "#1 copy of Sector" - I've been close to throwing it away when I tidy up, and I'm not sure it even works being that old, but I still have it in the drawer.

You can follow me and the rest of this track release marathon on twitter: @Imphenzia

Track 9 – Spirit Within You [Piano] – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

UPDATE: This track has been removed from SoundCloud - you can still get it from http://music.imphenzia.com.

Spirit Within You [Piano] is the 9th track in my 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

Go ahead - grab all my music, 109 tracks and 10 hours of it, in MP3 and/or FLAC format from http://music.imphenzia.com – you decide what it’s worth!

Since I will be leaving early in the morning for a recording session for www.universalsoundfx.com, I'm releasing the 9th track now at 1:10 AM in case you are wondering why this comes only three hours after track 8.

Spirit Within You comes in 4 versions, the original, a club edit, a chillout edit and this piano version. I composed this piece and recorded it on my Roalnd FP-7 stage piano (although the sound is from the EastWest Quantum Leap Pianos Gold sample library.) This acoustic piano version was released 8th April 2011.

The inspiration for Spirit Within You was my daughter Emilia who is now 3 and a half years old. We were expecting her at the time I was composing all versions of Spirit Within You and the name was chosen as the spirit referred to in the title is hers. I've done this for all three of our children so you'll find out which of the other tracks were made to celebrate the other ones.

Most of the music I make as Imphenzia is purely electronic but I decided not to lock myself into a particular genre. What I like about being totally independent is that I get to choose exactly what type of music I make and how I release it. When the inspiration is there, I like to make piano music and in the end I had enough tracks to release the album "Piano" last year. Piano is the only instrument I know how to play and it is all by ear. I can't read notes, I don't really know much music theory, so I just play whatever comes to mind and whatever I feel sounds right. Probably breaking every theoretical law of music there may be =)

When I make piano music, I start with a small part of the melody that I repeat over and over on the keyboard until I'm happy with the way it sounds. Then I make some sort of a break (I'm sure it has a proper name but my lack of terminology is yet more proof that I haven't studied music =) Wait, maybe it's called a bridge? Hmm. Never mind. In Spirit Within You Piano that break / bridge is introduced at around 01:20. It transposes down and followed by another repeat of the main melody. I finish of the tracks by making a more gentle intro, usually based on the main melody, and a soft ending.

I hope you enjoy the piano tracks even if you are more of a fan of my electronic music.

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Track 8 – Princess At The Gate – Imphenzia 1 Track Per Day Release Marathon

Princess At The Gate marked the new start of Imphenzia following a period of 6 year period without any album releases. It was released 17th May 2007 and I had finally settled in a house we bought where I still live today in Nynäshamn in Sweden. I had also just bought my Roland FP-7 88 key keyboard which I still use today.

Princess At The Gate is the 8th track in my 1 track per day #Imphenzia release marathon. Every day until I run out of tracks I will release one of my tracks as a free download and write some history behind it.

I've been making music in my spare time for close to 20 years and 109 tracks, 10 hours of music, is available for download as high quality MP3 and FLAC files from http://music.imphenzia.com – you decide what it’s worth, you can get all 10 hours of music for as little as $2 or choose to support the future of Imphenzia with up to $50 if you have just won the lottery =)

Princess At The Gate sparked new inspiration for me to make more music and another 7 tracks followed in rapid succession so I could release the long awaited album Illusion in 2008. The first signed edition of Illusion went for sale on eBay but I can't remember how far the bidding went, maybe $40 or $50 which was fun.

Coming in at just over 7 minutes Princess At The Gate has a somewhat punchy bass line, atmospheric pads and angelic (and with that I mean airy with plenty of reverb) piano melodies. The chord progressions are different from what I normally make. At 3:45 there is a breakdown that I was extremely pleased with, probably the most favorite breaks of all my tracks produced over the 20 years and it lasts for about a minute. Some time when I listen to this track I forward just to hear that particular break. This release is the 2012 remastered version with a wider range of frequencies, especially in the higher end.

Princess At The Gate became the title track of Illusion since it was the track as was most happy with. Following the making of this track and the release of Illusion was another productive period of 4 years with the release of 4 more albums (Duplicate My Soul, Chillout, I Am Imphenzia, and Piano.)

The name of the track has an actual meaning and real world reference, but that'll remain a mystery for now =)

You can follow me and the rest of this track release marathon on twitter: @Imphenzia