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Lair of the Ice King

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Jul 21, 2008 | 2:49 PM EDT
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4.5 MB
1 min 58 sec
4.22 / 5.00

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Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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It's not that long. You'll get over it.

This is a more complete, less obviously "evil" version of my "Phantom Loop." This one was entirely based on that little piano song I wrote. This is yet another attempt of mine to write a song in an uncommon time signature, in this case 5/8, while still maintaining simplicity and musicality.




Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

So be it!

Hrm it sure is a royal theme but I don't think it fits ice :/
Not sure if its 100% but the instrument after the piano is probably a harpsi which doesnt fit :O
this sounds more baroque :3
I also got a question
why arnt you using A# C# F F# F C# A# instead of A# C# F F# F :o?
I played this song on my piano and it sounded a bit better with my chords XD idk if its just me...
But really good song, i like it :)

BAWLS responds:

Ice is hard and sharp, so I wanted separation, but not staccato. Whether the song's instrumentation is "un-ice-ish" I suppose is in the eye (or ear) of the beholder.

I think I understand what you're talking about regarding the notes. Using the note-pattern you're suggesting, the song would be in 6/8 time, which sounds more natural to the ear then 5/8. So why did I choose the note pattern I did?

This song isn't supposed to sound "natural". The 5/8 time, as well as how the song's major key section utilizes the flatted 6th to minimize any obvious "happiness" within the song, evokes unease in the listener, and this isn't an accident. This isn't a State Visit, this is an accidental wandering into a seemingly dull cavern to gain shelter from a blizzard, a cavern which turns out to be much more unnatural than previously thought.

Things are dim, yet not dark. The ice is beautiful, but it is definitely not natural beauty and certainly not beauty which, in this situation, would make one feel at ease. Something powerful resides here, and it is unclear whether that something would use its power for good.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


this track is very expressive

I can imagine a ice cave were the ice king is hiding =D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Excellent work, the ambient it creates is perfect in its context, love the piano, keep it up!