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Track 16 – False Awakening – 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 =)

False Awakening is a four and a half minute old school trance track that I released 20th March 2010. It's got a steady beat and the sound of it keeps reminding me of an old track called "In My Mind" by Swedish Antiloop from the 90s. It's got a repeating lead and some morphing subtle TB303 sounds chewing away in the background. As with quite a few tracks since Himalaya it has a calm atmospheric break starting at 1:20.

False Awakening qualified to be the 2nd track on my 2010 album Duplicate My Soul. I list to it every now and then myself and even if it's not one of my favorites I quite like it and when I do #gamedev it keeps my momentum and creativity going. There are no remixes or alternative versions of False Awakening. The name has no particular meaning but I also made my track Imaginary Friend at the time and I've got tracks in the past named Daydreamer and so it follows that theme.

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

Track 15 – As Life Unfolds – 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.

Time now for something very different in the Imphenzia 1 track per day release marathon. As Life Unfolds is the 15th track and it is unlike anything else I've released. I’ll release one of my track day by day and write some history about it. You may want to download the track asap as they stay online for about a week.

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 =)

As Life Unfolds is a piano song with orchestral strings, brass, and wood instruments. Normally I've only released this type of stuff under "Imphenzia Soundtrack" where I make music for independent game developers, but this time I decided to release it as Imphenzia as well. Again, that's the great thing about being independent - I decide what and what not to release with total freedom. The way I figure it is that if some fans of my electronic music doesn't like this then they can just decide not to listen to it. I released this track 16th March 2012 but it was composed in December 2011.

At the core of this track is a piano melody that I came up with when playing on my Roland FP7 stage piano. I added the orchestral instruments from my SoundsOnline East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold Library. Some emotional movie style music is probably the best fit and personally I particularly like the string runs that are introduced 1:50. The original project name was "December Snow" but I decided to rename it to As Life Unfolds as I see my kids developing and before no time they'll be my age and I'll become a distant memory. The decisions we make, and the way we raise or children, will be important factors determining how our lives will unfold and I think of this every time I listen to this song.

I've also made a solo piano version that I'll be releasing later on in this marathon.

I hope you are all having a great Christmas and if you listen to As Life Unfolds spare a thought to focus on what is important to you and follow your passion and dreams!

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Track 14 – State of Confusion – 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.

State of Confusion is the 14th track two weeks into this release marathon. I'll release one of my track day by day and write some history about it. You may want to download the track asap as they stay online for about a week.

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 =)

State of Confusion is a track that I made in Reason which is very rare - nearly all the time I use Cubase. I released it 17th January 2008 and it's the second track on my album Illusion. 2008 was an odd year, I changed jobs and had a bit of a break between my roles. I was a bit confused about what I wanted to do and probably more so than ever when I composed State of Confusion so I thought it was a good fit for a name. That time has since long passed and I now know exactly what I want to do. Professionally I want to run my part time business making music, sound effects, game assets, and games and work as an IT consultant to the extent necessary to support my family and free lifestyle.

The track has some nice sweeping pads and a different melody to it. I always think of Anime and Japanese cartoons when I hear it but I may be the only one with that association.

There is also a very cool remix of this track made by "Imphenzia - State Of Confusion (Adraw ft. Makrolon Radio Edit)" that you can check out in this YouTube video. It has had 233'000 views so far and 101 likes and I really like the remix. It has the core vibe of the original track but with a nice clean beat.

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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