Release Marathon Paused

Due to lack of interest and a minimal amount of downloads of the tracks released during the release marathon I decided to pause (alternatively discontinue) the release marathon to focus on universalsoundfx.com, spaceunity.com, and spacebox4096.com. Hope you still enjoy all the music which is available at http://music.imphenzia.com for the price of a coffee :)

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Track 23 – Himalaya [Chill Out 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.

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 =)

I didn’t get swamped in e-mails and sly comments as I missed to release a track yesterday. Phew. I was working away on the firework sound effects I collected during new years eve for my www.universalsoundfx.com – 247 sounds at 192 kHz and over 4 GB was the result. I sat up until 4:30 AM and realized it was my turn to get up with the kids in the morning so I decided to go to bed instead. Finally.

Himalaya [Chill Out Remix], released 1 January 2002, was the first ever slow edit of a trance track I released. I had made some calm tracks previously, like Departure and Shadow Keeper, but not an alternative version of a fast paced track. This was the start of something new and it finally resulted in the release of a full album of edits called Chillout released in 2011:

I personally enjoy this chillout edit and even though it was my first it’s one of my favorites. It has a really calm relaxing beat and I was using some new DSP synths on my Creamware Pulsar 2 sound card that I had purchased for I think about £2500 back in 2001. Crazy. I still have that sound card and it’s collecting dust in my drawer because I don’t have any external gear now and the DSP synths are a outdated compared to the powerful VST instruments I now use. The soft pads came from my Yamaha CS6R rack module.

This track was also featured in my game Beat Ball and following the release of Beat Ball in a German gaming magazine the game, this track, and other tracks included in the game received great feedback.

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Track 22 – I Am Imphenzia – 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 =)

I Am Imphenzia was released 1st February 2012 and I made it specifically to work with a 3D video I was making at the time. I spend a long time modelling and rigging my alien in 3D software and then rendering and post processing video to make some visuals for the track. After throwing hours and hours on this I realized that it may not be worth the time I was putting in so in the end I decided to call it off and release what I had made so far – this was the result:

It wasn’t wasted time though. I learned a lot about 3D modelling techniques, character skinning and rigging, character animation, cloth simulation, smoke simulation, crowd simulation, and post processing of video. Everything I learned is very handy for gamedev and creating assets and videos so in the end it turned out to be time well spent even if the video itself isn’t all that amazing =)

The name I Am Imphenzia was chosen since it was the first time my logo alien would take the 3D shape of a character. The track also represents the true essence of Imphenzia which is the atmospheric oldschool trance I make. I’ve also made a relaxed chillout edit of this track that I’m very happy with.

I Am Imphenzia is the title track of the “Best Of” album with the same name released in 2012. This album features what I think are my best tracks over the 16 year existence of Imphenzia.

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Track 21 – Afterimage – 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 =)

Afterimage was 4th February 2012 and it’s an atmospheric trance track with an airy piano melody. When making this track I ended up in somewhat of a dead lock because when I made the initial melodic loop in Cubase I struggled for quite some time as I didn’t know how to tie it together to a full track. In the end I forced it into full length but I ended up repeating the melody over and over again as I couldn’t find another way forward. I think it still shows in the track and every time I listen to it I get annoyed at the fact that the melody is looping over… and over… and over… and over again. In the end I just faded out the thing and released it =)

The name, Afterimage, was inspired by the experience you have after starring into a bright light for a while and then the image of that light stays present even when you look away or close your eyes. This track had that impact on my but from an audio perspective. When I turn of the track I still hear it looping away in my mind. Not too sure it’s a pleasant experience! Afterimage is not among my favorite tracks but I do like the airy atmosphere in it.

Oh how well this description promotes my music =) You can follow me and the rest of this track release marathon on twitter: @Imphenzia

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Track 20 – Aura of the Alien [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.

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 =)

This is the Piano version of Aura of the Alien. I recorded it on my Roland FP7 stage piano but the actual audio is from the East West Quantum Leap Gold library. I also added some soft strings in this version but the piano has main focus throughout the track. The piano version has a Moonlight Sonata beginning which I for some reason link to space – I’m not sure if there was a space game or movie that featured that track.

I released it 18th April 2010 and it’s featured on the Piano album from 2013. Other than that there is not much to say about this track. I hope you enjoy it even if it’s not my normal electronic stuff =)

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Track 19 – Aura of the Alien – 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 =)

Aura of the Alien was released 24th March 2010 and it’s the 15th track of my album I Am Imphenzia released in 2012. The name was inspired by my logo which is a black alien with a blue/white aura around it. The genre isn’t trance but some hybrid electronic style. My favorite part is the break that starts just after the three minute mark with the soft and smooth buildup that follows. It has gated pads and a subtle fog horn that gradually increases until the track picks up the pace again at 3:55.

Inspiration from this track comes from an old PC demo called Second Reality by Future Crew and in particular some awesome music created for that demo by Purple Motion. I don’t think anyone would pick up on similarities but still, that’s where the inspiration came from.

There are two other versions of Aura of the Alien, a soft piano version and a relaxing chillout edit, both will follow in this release marathon for you to download.

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

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Track 18 – Imaginary Friend – 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 =)

Imaginary Friend was released 23rd January 2010 and it’s the third track on my album Duplicate My Soul. I think that I layered more atmospheric pads and leads in this track than any of my previous ones and I also made tutorials based on Imaginary Friend how I layer instruments:

From the tutorial above you can also see which virtual instruments (VST) and what patches and presets were used. Thanks to the tutorial and the track itself I’ve received a lot of positive feedback of Imaginary Friend. The name has no particular meaning but I was meaning to make a track with that name as it sort of follows the theme of my track names (such as daydreamer, false awakening, mind machine, etc.)

There is also a relaxed chillout edit available of Imaginary Friend which will be released later on in this marathon.

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

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Track 17 – Low Poly Universe – 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 =)

Low Poly Universe was released 17 March 2012. Since it’s a different genre from all my other music I was originally not going to release it as an Imphenzia track but instead under another name but I decided that I didn’t have the time and energy to maintain another name. In the same way my chillout and piano music surfaced this track also found its way to the public through Imphenzia. Like I’ve mentioned in my earlier posts, being independent means total freedom so I just release anything I like.

Ever since I started making music I’ve been a fan of spacesynth, I just didn’t know the name of the genre. There are some mod tracks, and one in particular named “Space Debris” by Markus “Kaptain” Kaarlonen that was a huge inspiration for me to begin making music in the first place. Kaptain has released a remake of Space Debris and how could you not love that track. Awesome =)

Low Poly Universe may not be in the same class as Space Debris, but it follows the footsteps and it is carried by a catchy melody and some elements that are true to the spacesynth genre. The name, Low Poly Universe, was chosen to reflect the demos of the old demoscene era in the 90s. Looking at low poly objects such as simple cubes and pyramids rotating on the screen was amazing back then and tribute goes to the demo makers that spent hours and hours and thousands of lines of assembly code to produce such primitive objects for the rest of us to find jaw dropping =)

The Skyhawks X-Mas Demo '91

The Skyhawks X-Mas Demo ’91


This brings me to the old PC demo scene where I actually had a place in time. I co-funded the very unknown demo group “The Skyhawks” and we released a Christmas Demo in 1991. As I was typing this post I was thrilled to see that our old demo still bounces around the web and it’s still available in this demo repository archive. It was MS DOS based so it probably won’t run on today’s computers.

Plasma Sky

Plasma Sky


There’s a lot to talk about this track. It was also chosen by Spikepit Games to be the feature track of the Android shoot’em’up game “Plasma Sky“. The game is a lot of fun to play and going through the review comments it’s fun to see that many players enjoy the music and that it brings back nostalgic memories to the day of the Amiga. It’s when I read comments like those that I know I succeeded with this track. I’ve actually made another yet to be released spacesynth track that will be featured in the update of Plasma Sky so if you like Low Poly Universe you should also like that track which will probably be released in the next few months.

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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

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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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