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Manuel is a passionate, driven, and techsavvy AV technician, artist and music composer with over ten years of experience, specializing in the captivating world of music and entertainment.

Manuel is an expert in creating soundtracks for short filmsfeature films and video games.

Manuel Music Blog is a diverse digital platform where creativity and intellect converge, covering a wide range of topics from 3D Art to Music, and Technology to Philosophy.

It’s a collaborative space that features the insights of both Manuel, contributors and participants, appealing to enthusiasts across various fields.

With dedicated sections for different arts, instruments, and cultural reflections, this blog serves as a rich resource for those seeking inspiration, knowledge, and a deep dive into the myriad aspects of artistic and technological exploration.

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The Evolution of Music and the Digital Era: A Personal Journey

As we stand at the crossroads of technological innovation and creative expression, I find myself reflecting on my journey in the music industry—a journey that began in the late '90s, a pivotal era that marked the beginning of a digital music revolution. It was a time...

The Healing Power of Music

Healing Power of Music In the heart of New York City, amidst the hustle and bustle of Broadway's theatrics and the echoes of its orchestras, lies a story that tugs at the strings of the soul. Martin Agee, a violinist whose talents have graced the stages of Broadway,...

The Ethical Intersection of AI, Neuroscience, and Music in Branding

The fusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neuroscience within the music industry heralds a transformative era in leveraging music to achieve brand objectives. This integration is not just about creating catchy tunes but involves a sophisticated process of...

Navigating the Freelance Landscape: A Guide to Success on Fiverr

In the digital age, the concept of a traditional 9-to-5 job is rapidly evolving, giving way to the rise of freelance professionals. [Sign up here!] These...

When Gaming Fatigue Sets In: Navigating the Burnout

In the world of video games, an immersive escape from reality, it's not uncommon to encounter a paradoxical phenomenon: gaming fatigue. This state, often overlooked, emerges when the joy of gaming wanes, replaced by a sense of weariness or even aversion. It's an...

Game Audio: The Underrated Role of Audio in Video Games

When it comes to video game development, visuals often steal the spotlight. However, game audio is an equally important component that contributes to the immersive experience. As someone who specializes in music composition and audio integration in games, I understand...

New Album – Lost Island

I’m excited to announce the release of my latest Trance music Trance Music - Free Flowing Electronica - Have you ever found yourself dancing in a club, utterly absorbed in the melody, feeling as if the trance music is flowing through you and guiding your body's movements? This is an experience I've had numerous times during carefree nights at local techno clubs I've often wondered which type of techno generates this unforgettable sensation… album, “Lost Island”. It’s now available on various digital outlets worldwide, so you can easily find it by doing a quick search on any search engine!

But if you’re short on time and don’t want to go through the hassle of searching, browsing, and buying, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here’s a link to the Long Edit Mix of one of the tracks from the album. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the music!

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I’ve poured my heart and soul into this album, and I’m confident that fans of Trance music Trance Music - Free Flowing Electronica - Have you ever found yourself dancing in a club, utterly absorbed in the melody, feeling as if the trance music is flowing through you and guiding your body's movements? This is an experience I've had numerous times during carefree nights at local techno clubs I've often wondered which type of techno generates this unforgettable sensation… will appreciate the effort and dedication that went into creating it. The tracks are designed to take you on a journey through soundscapes …

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“New Album – Lost Island”

The Synthpop Era

I’m not one to dwell on the past, but I must admit that music from the synthpop era of the 1980s and surrounding years holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps I’m biased, but I can’t help but feel that modern music has lost a lot of its originality and creativity.

Gone are the days from the synthpop era, when musicians sought out new sounds and experimented with their equipment to create unique and personal tracks. It seems like everyone today is content with replicating the same tired formulas that have already been successful in the past.

The result is a saturation of the market with generic music that lacks any real personality or flair. It’s as if every other artist out there is just a copycat, hoping to cash in on the success of those who came before them.

That being said, I recently came across an Italian band called The Kolors who seem to be breaking the mold with their latest release, “Cabriolet Panorama”. This song is a breath of fresh air in a world that often feels stagnant and repetitive.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

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Latest update about site and myself

It’s been quite a journey for me over the past few years. I got married and continued my career as a film music composer. You can stay up to date with my latest projects and accomplishments on my IMDb page, which I’ve linked below:

https://imdb.me/manuelmarino

But that’s not all. I’m also returning to my blog after taking some time away from it. This time around, I’ll be sharing more personal messages and less of the usual topics. I want to use this platform to share my ideas, thoughts, and experiences in a more intimate way.

I’m excited to take my blog in a new direction, and I hope that you all will enjoy the change. I’d like to thank everyone who has followed me throughout the years since I started my blog back in October 2007. It’s been a long journey, and I’m grateful for your support and encouragement.

So, come along with me on this new adventure. Leave your comments, share your thoughts, and let’s build a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creativity and self-expression. Thank you all, and I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Ancient Egyptian Clothes

Ancient Egyptian Clothes: the ancient Egyptians, both men and women, wore linen clothing to cope with the hot weather. Men donned short skirts called kilts, while women wore form-fitting dresses with shoulder straps. Wealthy men sported pleated kilts, and older men wore longer ones. For labor, men wore loincloths and women wore short skirts. Children typically went naked during the summer months.

Ancient Egyptian Clothes and LINEN PRODUCTION

Linen is a fabric made from plant fibers, derived from flax plants which grew abundantly along the banks of the Nile Egypt's Mysteries - What do we mean for Egypt's Mysteries? Egypt is undoubtedly the most populous Arab nation in Africa. It is located in the desert and is divided into two parts from south to north by the Nile, the largest river in the world. The presence of the Nile greatly influences the climate in Egypt. The unique… . Flax plants have small leaves, blue flowers, and stems about two feet tall. Flax was primarily harvested by men, who pulled the plants from the ground rather than cutting them. Half-ripe flax stems provided the best thread, while overripe stems were used for mats and rope. Flax stems were soaked for several …

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Loney, Dear: The Soothing Swedish Indie Musical Artist

silhouette photo of rock band on stage performing in front of audienceEmil Svanängen is a one-man home-recording sensation and a renowned multi-instrumentalist. In his small Stockholm apartment, he works and records his music, crafting precious pop gems. As a result, he has sold numerous copies of his first three albums on his website, on CD-R, and through various mp3 blogs. The singer goes by the enigmatic pseudonym Loney, Dear, and is an endearing geek whose folk-jazz sound is irresistibly charming.

In 2007, the American indie label Sub Pop Records released Svanängen’s first studio album, titled Loney, Noir. His fractured, captivatingly yearning, and almost quivering high-pitched voice is bewitching. He sings wholeheartedly about relationships, love found, and love lost, with deep emotion.

The album begins with the gentle and delicate “Sinister in the State of Hope”. It is followed by the more upbeat and catchier “I’m John”, which may be the best track for newcomers to Svanängen’s music. It is a lovely piece that starts earnestly and builds up to a thrilling third part, where the pace quickens with the reverberation of the clarinet and drums, combined with powerful tenor vocals. It then swirls for a while before fading out with the soft clicking of drumsticks.

The song “Carrying a Stone” is

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Appreciate Hindustani Classical Music

hindustani classical musicMany people are apprehensive about classical music, be it Western or Indian. Although it may be challenging to understand, it is possible to learn to appreciate Hindustani classical music.

The first step is acceptance. Acknowledge that at present, you may not be able to fully appreciate something remarkable due to various reasons such as hesitance or perception. Imagine being at a concert, feeling out of place as the person next to you seems knowledgeable and is enthusiastically responding to the performance. Don’t worry. Offer a polite smile and try to enjoy the performance.

People often say they can’t connect with Hindustani classical music. Your journey starts there. Listen to non-remixed film songs or Hindi or regional language songs in your native tongue. Classical songs are often based on classical music. Listen to compositions by Naushad, Laxmikant-Pyarelaal, Jagjit Singh, O.P. Nayyar, Kalyanji-Anandji, or if you prefer more contemporary music, try Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, A.R. Rahman, Uttam Singh, or Aadesh Shrivastava.

Simultaneously, start listening to short classical instrumental pieces. For example, if you hear a song featuring a flute, listen to a classical flute piece for 5-10 minutes. You can find these on YouTube. Try to find similarities between the pieces. If you discover …

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